Pre-party pampering: Get set for New Year’s Eve with Marquee Salon’s new brow and lash treatments, starting from Dhs140 for the former and Dhs100 for the latter. Ongoing. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches (04 420 7700).
Watch the Galácticos: Any football fan worth their lucky socks will want to be at this event where Real Madrid take on AC Milan. Get the chance to see first team players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, bring some footballing magic to the Emirate. Dhs200-1,500. Doors open 5pm, kick-off at 8pm. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 809 6605).
Yuan’s dim sum hour: Get dumplings at a discount on Tuesdays. Dhs88 (for two people). Dhs128 (for three people).Dhs168 (for four people). Dhs198 (for five people). 6pm-7pm and 10pm-11pm. Ongoing. Yuan, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Boost your child’s brain power: The Brain and Learning facility can help improve your kids’ ability to read and write. Using a professional cognitive skills assessment will reveal potential problem areas that can then be targeted with a tailor-made programme to deliver rapid change and lasting results. Grosvenor Business Tower, TECOM, www.thebrainandlearning.com (04 453 4170).