Check out the sounds of the subcontinent with AR Rahman: More than 20,000 people are expected to turn out to see the ‘Mozart of Madras’, who composed the tunes for Slumdog Millionaire. Dhs100-Dhs1,000. Doors open 5pm, show starts 9pm. Dubai Cricket Stadium, Sports City, www.timeouttickets.com
Go fly-fishing in Fujairah: Renowned British angler Martin James brings his fly-fishing academy to the UAE for the second time this year, with a day course at Le Méridien Al Aqah. Advanced registration essential. Dhs1,850 for a four-hour trip. Timings TBC. Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah (09 244 9000).
Try the Grand Hyatt's festive brunch: The Market Café will be dishing up festive favourites from all the Grand Hyatt’s restaurants. A visit from Santa is also on the cards – Christmas really has come early. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for children under six. 12.30pm-4pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
See Chris Brown in Dubai: The R&B star (and former boyfriend of the vastly more talented Rihanna) makes his Dubai debut. From Dhs295. 6.30pm. Dubai Festival City Concert Arena, www.timeouttickets.com
Get down to DJ Luciano: The internationally acclaimed Swiss-Chilean DJ plays a gig at the World Trade Centre. Dhs200. 9pm-3am. Over 21s only. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com