Go riding in the desert with Mushrif Equestrian Club: Riders of all ages and abilities are catered for at this riding club, which offers regular organised rides with pro instructors. Dhs300 for 90-minute desert ride, Dhs450 introduction package of four 30-minute private lessons. Open 8am-11am, 3pm-8pm. Ongoing. Mushrif Park (04 257 1256).
Spend the last Friday of the year at a sophisticated lunch:
Award-winning French venue Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire serves a four-course menu matched with grape picked by the restaurant’s sommelier. Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (with grape). Noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Enjoy one last Friday dim sum lunch at Long Yin:
Feast on a delectable dim sum spread of steamed and fried dumplings, with an excellent two-for-one deal on hop-based beverages. Dhs18 per portion. 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Sunset Sessions at 360˚: Residents such as Mr Mr and Raxon spin chilled tunes to set you up for tomorrow’s big night – a perfect precursor to New Year’s Eve. Free. 4pm-2am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).
Celebrate Traffik Events’ third anniversary with ‘Too Many DJs’: No, not the Belgian mash-up kings; instead, a big long list of resident DJs to get the party going. So what if it’s New Year’s Eve tomorrow? Celebrate the last Friday of the year today! Free entrance for all. 11pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza (04 331 1111).