Monday 5 Takeaway turkey at The Montgomeriee: Pre-book a Christmas hamper filled with festive biscuits, muffins, mince pies, nougat, gingerbread men, fruit cake and lots more. Alternatively, order a pre-prepared turkey with all the traditional trimmings. Dhs800 (per turkey); hampers from Dhs250. 9am-7.30pm. Until December 25. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Learn about veggies at MeVeg Congress:
This two-day conference includes workshops and talks by a fruitarian from Singapore and a health and wellness coach. Topics include raw veganism, organic agriculture, vegetarian and vegan cooking and more. Dhs99 for the two-day conference, Dhs25 per workshop. 11am-6pm. Until Tuesday 6. Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, DIFC, www.mevegcongress.com.
Indian dance with a contemporary twist:
The Maayari Dance Drama Academy perform their unique synthesis of old and new at popular Dubai creative space The Fridge. Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Party Persian-style: The Persian Superstars host this weekly night at the Madinat superclub, spinning house and Persian tracks throughout the night. Dhs100, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 911 0600)
Visit Arabian Wildlife Centre: Situated just off Al Dhaid Road, the Arabian Wildlife Centre is a fantastic indoor facility located in the middle of the animal enclosures, featuring observation windows that offer a close-up view of big cats, oryx, gazelles, ostriches and more. After your visit, why not pop along to the petting farm next door? With camels, ponies, cows, sheep and donkeys to pet and feed, it’s a great family afternoon out. Dhs15 for adults, free for kids under 12. Open Sun-Mon and Wed-Thu 9am-5.30pm, Fri 2pm-5.30pm, Sat 11am-5.30pm. Arabian Wildlife Centre, Al Dhaid Road, www.breedingcentresharjah.com (06 531 1999).