Master truffles: Pantry Café’s Valrhona Truffles Masterclass teaches attendees how to make the perfect seasonal gift (and you’ll also get to take home a box). Dhs190 per person. 10am. Pantry Café, Al Wasl Square (04 388 3868).
Enjoy a freebie: Order a drink at Roberto’s and receive a complimentary plate of appetizers. Sit back and take in the views of the Burj Khalifa with music from a live DJ. Free. 5pm-8pm. Roberto’s, The Bay Gate, DIFC (04 386 0066).
DIY decorations: Sign up for a craft course and make your own Christmas decorations. The session promises to be full of festive cheer with refreshments and seasonal soundtrack. Dhs300. 6pm-9.30pm. reMADE DXB, Objects & Elements, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (055 615 5711).
Slap-up Sundays: Check out the Wildfire event at Saffron, which features a buffet of poultry and meat to help you kick off the week in style. Dhs235 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).
Pick up the Toys ‘R’ Us: Festive Book Bursting with more than 130 pages of toys that are sure to thrill every little monster, be sure to pick up a copy of The Great Big Toys ‘R’ Us Festive Book. It’s free in stores now. Toys ‘R’ Us, various locations including Deira City Centre, Dubai Festival City and Times Square Center (04 341 8383).