Head into the wild: Relax on a camping weekend with sunset and sunrise yoga, desert meditation, and activities including hiking through the mountains in Dibba and cooking on an open fire. Places are limited. Dhs650 per person. Depart Dubai 11am, return Saturday 4pm. Contact Simon Cahill for further details, www.arabiaoutdoors.ae (055 955 6209).
Enjoy a spot of polo and brunch:
Watch the Christmas Cup polo match and feast on brunch, followed by a festive bazaar at Palermo Restaurant and Terrace. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs275 (house beverages), Dhs375 (house beverages and half a bottle of bubbly). 12.30pm-3.30pm (bazaar continues until 5pm). Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
Party on the beach, Full Moon-style:
This Thai-inspired beach party features gasp-inducing pyrotechnics, plus decksmiths including DJ Gregory and Globalfunk. Dhs50 before 8pm, Dhs100 after. 5pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm (055 200 4321).
Sing along to East 17: London boy band East 17 have regrouped for this unusual Christmas-themed gig in an Irish pub. Well, three of them have – former frontman Brian Harvey is still absent. Dhs100. 8pm. McGettigan’s, The Bonnington Hotel, JLT (04 356 0560), www.timeouttickets.com
Hear soul sensation Sade: The ’80s soul star brings ‘Smooth Operator’, ‘No Ordinary Love’ and plenty more hits to Abu Dhabi. Dhs295-750. 7.30pm. Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasisland.ae.