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Get in the festive mood at Après: With views of the Ski Dubai slopes, Après is the perfect place to get in the festive mood (and take a break from your Christmas shopping). The festive menu offers tapas, two- or three-course set menus and special cocktails.
Festive menu from Dhs199, cocktails and tapas from Dhs45. Open Sat-Wed 11.30am-1am, Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Until December 25. Mall of the Emirates (04 341 2575)

Do the truffle shuffle at Fire & Ice:
Taste white and black truffles in all their glory through beautiful dishes at this week-long promo.
Prices from Dhs100. 7pm-11.30pm. Until December 7. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

Go crazy for Karizma:
Acclaimed American DJ and former Basement Boy Karizma gets behind the decks for a night with the MustHaveSoul team.
Free. 7pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Booka Shade man the decks:
This German DJ duo are likely to be setting the floors alight at Trilogy. Arrive early to make sure you get a good spot.
Dhs100 before 11pm, Dhs150 after. 9pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

See top DJs at a three-day festival:
Freemasons, Akcent, Artful Dodger and The Prodigy’s Leeroy Thornill are among the headliners at the World Top DJs Festival 2011, a three-day day-to-night celebration of mixology.
Dhs250 per day, Dhs450 for a three-day pass. 4pm-2am. Until Saturday. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City,