It's December 1, which means only one thing – it's Christmas! Well, almost. But now is the time to get out and buy a Christmas tree, head along to one of the city's festive markets or start planning your Christmas Day brunch.
All together now. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Christmas market at Reform Social & Grill
Be quick to visit this one, it’s on for one day only. Shop for gifts, watch tricks by a magician and let children write letters to Santa before meeting the rotund one himself – if you haven’t already…
Free. Sat Dec 1, noon-6pm. The Lakes Club, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Christmas tree lighting at Maison Mathis
The tree will be lit for the first time this year, with complimentary mulled grape and mince pies served. There will also be live festive entertainment during the event.
Free. Sat Dec 1, 6pm-8pm. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (04 450 1313).