Buy new men’s threads: Gents, if your winter wardrobe is all about rich fabrics, berry hues, and festive fairisle prints, check out the new Hackett Holiday Collection. Expect fitted velour jackets, thick coats with faux fur trims, and a range of tweed accessories. Hackett, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3237).
Watch The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: After more than a decade of adventures from Middle-earth, film fans can enjoy the last instalment of this epic. In cinemas across Dubai from Thursday December 11.
Enjoy Ruth’s Chris-tmas: Popular steakhouse Ruth’s Chris is serving a special festive menu throughout the month, featuring oysters, beef carpaccio topped with black winter truffles, roast turkeyand more. Dhs399 per person. 6pm-2.30am. Ongoing. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Have an urban night out: DJ Brooklyn and DJ Shef Codes play a mix of old school, funk, hip-hop and R&B beats. Free. 10pm-3am. Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (055 147 6034).
Pick up the Toys ‘R’ Us Festive Book: Pick up a copy of The Great Big Toys ‘R’ Us Festive Book, bursting with more than 130 pages of toys that are sure to thrill every little monster. It’s free and in stores now. Toys ‘R’ Us, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 341 8383).