Head out on the Hatta Copper Hike: This moderate hike winds its way through a wadi, passing the remains of the old copper works. Good fun and a great chance to see some of the country’s natural offerings. Dhs150 per person. Call for timings. Arabia Outdoors, Dubai Creek (055 955 6209).
Shop for the latest seasonal produce at the Farmers’ Market:
Visitors can expect to find an abundance of locally grown produce. The perfect way to eat more healthily for the new year. Free. 9am-3pm. The Terrace (next to Baker & Spice, opposite Burj Khalifa), Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 427 9856).
Try tasty yum cha at Hukama:
Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha, where you can sip Chinese teas and chow down on delicious dim sum. Dhs145. Noon-3pm. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8928).
Indian night at Choices: Acquaint yourself with the culinary heritage of India at this affordable and fun evening buffet, featuring cuisine from across the Subcontinent. Dhs179 (selected house beverages). 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Have a laugh and a half at an Irish comedy fest: Five Irish comedians are flying over for the second of two nights of laughs, headlined by Joe Rooney, otherwise known as Father Damo from acclaimed comedy Father Ted. Dhs50. 8pm. McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).