Grab a hat and head to the races: The Dubai World Cup is one of the biggest party days in the calendar – don’t miss out. Dhs350 for Apron Views tickets (includes Toni Braxton post-race concert). Gates open 2pm, races start 4.30pm. Meydan Racecourse, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 327 2110).
Buy two pairs of shoes at Shoe Mart and get a third pair free: Need some new footwear? This offer is available at all standalone stores and Centrepoint outlets. Shoe Mart, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 2051).
The ‘Alternative World Cup’: Racing-themed pub The Stables is screening every race live, as well as encouraging punters to get in the mood with free bubbly and canapés – there’s a prize for the best dressed. Free. Noon-midnight. Sheikh Zayed Road, above Fibber Magee’s (04 342 5571).
Try Plato’s Honey Me! afternoon tea: Guests can feast on honey teas with pastries, scones and canapes. Dhs135. 2pm-5pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Watch the World Arab Boxing Championship Dubai 2012: Watch the champions of the sport battle it out using the Arab boxing style. Today, the men step into the ring. From Dhs200. From 6.30pm. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com