Watch a remake of a movie classic: The UAE release was delayed by a week, but now you have the chance to see an updated mods and rockers take on Graham Greene’s classic novel Brighton Rock, a remake of the classic 1947 movie.
In UAE cinemas now.
Tour the stables: Take a behind-the-scenes look at the world of thoroughbred racing with a 90-minute tour of the Meydan stables, with the chance to see the horses being fed and exercised. Also on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Dhs250 (adults), Dhs200 (kids), includes breakfast. From 8am. Ongoing. Meydan, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3375).
Taste new grape varieties at Asado: Asado is home to the largest range of Argentinian grape in the Middle East, and now offers grape appreciation classes hosted by the hotel’s sommelier. Minimum six people. Advance reservations essential.
Dhs220. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Try a French-themed club night: Just weeks old, People by Crystal’s decadently-decorated weekly Haute night is picking up a steady buzz. Get involved.
Free. 11pm-3am. People by Crystal. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097)
Buy your tickets for Barney: He’s back! Kids across the planet love Barney the Dinosaur, so don’t miss the opportunity to see him for real at this years’ Mother, Baby & Child Show. Barney will be on stage every day at the show, which runs from December 8-10, where he’ll be performing his famous song-and-dance routines for the audience. It’s an interactive show, so audience participation is a must!
Dhs25 (adults), Dhs10 (children). December 8-10. Dubai International Convention Centre, www.motherbabyandchild.com.