Catch Carlos Campos: Legendary Latino DJ Campos – the original discmaster at Paris’s trendsetting Barrio Latino – gets behind the decks. Free. 9pm-2am. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).
Farmers’ Market at Souk Al Bahar: Dubai Farmers’ Market is back, and visitors can expect to find an abundance of locally grown produce. Head down to rediscover the joy of buying freshly picked fruit and veg. Free. 9am-3pm. Until mid-April 2012. The Terrace (next to Baker & Spice), Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 427 9856).
Start your Christmas shopping: Part craft fair, part school fête, this market at Jumeirah English-Speaking School (aka JESS) offers shoppers with a conscience the chance to do some Christmas shopping while giving back to the community. Money raised will be donated to a variety of charities. Free. 3.30pm-8.30pm. JESS, near Safa Park, Jumeirah (04 361 9019).
Try evening brunch at Le Méridien: The Friday evening brunch on the al-fresco terrace has a Latino theme with live music. The buffets feature Brazilian barbecued meats, fajitas and seafood specialities, plus Cuban drinks. Dhs190 (selected house beverages); Dhs250 (premium beverages). Fri 8pm-11pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2449).
Get Loaded with an indie-rock fest: This night will be the last time the current duo behind popular indie club night See You Next Friday get behind the decks together, with Simon Allen leaving Dubai shortly. Grab ’em while you can. Free. 9pm-3am (last entry midnight). Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 902 3185).