Pick up some new festive food skills ahead of December 25
Elia This Greek restaurant’s chef, Ilias Kokoroskos, hosts a one-off class on Friday December 7 to teach guests how to create the Greek sweets traditionally eaten at Christmas, such as kourabiedes and melomakarona. Dhs250. Noon-2pm, December 7. Majestic Hotel Tower, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 501 2690).
Miele The culinary experiences at Miele continue in December with several Christmas-themed editions: join the class on Wednesday December 5 and learn to make festival canapés. On Sunday December 16 there’s a lesson in creating a full three course Christmas dinner, while the class on Wednesday December 19 focuses on party food for New Year’s Eve. From Dhs400 per person. Times vary. Miele Gallery, Sama Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 64353).
Carluccio’s The Italian eatery’s three venues will be holding their third annual festive masterclass for kids, helping them to decorate a gingerbread house. Dhs90 per child. Advance booking required. Dubai Marina Mall, December 17-19, 9.30am-11.30am (04 399 7844). Mirdif City Centre, December 19, 9.30am-11.30am (04 284 3728). The Dubai Mall, December 20, 9.30am-11.30am (04 434 1320).