Decorate a gingerbread house or go to a festive carnival
Time Out Dubai staff
Gingerbread house decorating and kids’ afternoon tea: Children can help chef decorate his gingerbread house, followed by an afternoon tea with Christmas treats. Also on December 17 and 24. Dhs235 per adult (includes one beverage), Dhs225 per child aged five to 12). 2pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 399 4000).
A festive carnival on the lawn: A family day out with fun and games for the young and the young at heart. There’s an early visit from Santa planned, and adults can tuck into shawarmas and guzzle soft drinks. Dhs50 (adults), Dhs110 (children). 3pm-6pm. The Lawn, The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Dial 411 this Saturday: With DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes behind the decks, glitzy club night 411 Saturdays is one of the hippest urban nights in town. Free. Couples and guest list only. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
See a group show by Emirati artists: ‘Art Emirati’ features the works of three established artists, including Farid Mohammed Al Rais, Mattar Bin Lahej and Khalid Ali Al Jallaf, each of which have varying styles. Until January 15. Art Couture, Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City (04 601 0101).
Stock up on fresh veg at Ripe Market: Pick up boxes of fresh fruit and veg. Smaller boxes can feed one to two people for a week, while larger boxes can feed a family for a week. Dhs80 (small), Dhs130 (large). Sat 9.30am-1pm. Ongoing. Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).