Treat yourself to a spa package: Spend the day at the Heavenly Spa by Westin and enjoy a package that includes a 55-minute Heavenly Massage, buffet lunch in Blue Orange restaurant and all-day access to the pool and beach. Available Sunday to Thursday.
Dhs499. Until December 31. Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai (04 511 7901).
Have a festive feast at Rivington Grill: Starting today until the end of the month, Rivington Grill is offering a series of set Christmas menus featuring traditional favourites to get you in the mood for the big day.
Dhs350, Dhs400, Dhs450. Noon-11.30pm. Until December 31. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0903).
Christmas afternoon tea at the Park Hyatt: Celebrate the festive season by savouring the English ritual of afternoon tea with a seasonal twist.
Dhs140 per couple, Dhs220 per couple with a glass of bubbly. 2pm-6pm. Until December 25. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Watch a locally filmed blockbuster: Much of new movie Black Gold was filmed in Qatar, making it one of the biggest film projects to be made in the Gulf. Revel in the camel-mounted battle scenes as a sweaty Antonio Banderas leads the fight over oil.
In cinemas across Dubai now
New Feeling crafty? Sign your kids up for a Christmas craft workshop. Kids will learn how to make their own yuletide slippers and festive houses, and the price includes all materials.
Dhs150. 4pm-6pm. Until December 6. Super Dooper, Damac Waves, Dubai Marina, www.superdooper.ae (04 454 8391).