Get a free facial with your massage: Book a signature Mandara massage at The Monarch Dubai’s spa before the end of December and receive a free Pure Nature signature facial worth Dhs420. Massage Dhs950. Until December 31. Mandara Spa, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
See Syrian art at Ayyam Gallery:
Syrian artist Tammam Azzam presents a solo exhibition of canvases featuring rope, clothes pegs and other found objects, which feature in silhouettes on dark backgrounds to appear as photo negatives. Until January 26. Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC (04 439 2395).
Boxing Day feast at Rhodes Mezzanine:
There’s nothing quite like a Michelin-inspired Boxing Day feast with Gary Rhodes’ four-course set menu. Dhs950 (includes glass of bubbly). 7pm-11.30pm. Grosvenor House, Tower One, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Bang an African drum at Ductac: Learn to play the African djembe drum, which the organisers claim to be a great way to de-stress after Christmas. Dhs50. Beginners 7.20pm, regulars 7.40pm, tabla 8.45pm. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (056 744 2129).
Head to Global Village with the family: Have you paid a visit to Global Village yet? With pavilions from more than 30 countries, it’s an opportunity to experience cultures from all over the world, with shows, shopping and regional cuisine. Mondays at Global Village are reserved for families. Dhs10 (adults), Dhs5 (children). Open daily 4pm-12am. Until March 3. Global Village, Emirates Road, www.globalvillage.ae (04 362 4114).