Experience a Dubai-inspired art show: Thejamjar presents a 100-piece exhibition entitled ‘Muqtanayati’, in which Dubai residents have been invited to submit objects and artworks they feel describe their journey in, and stories of, the UAE.
Until January 1. Thejamjar, Street 17a, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 7303).
Recycle your old mobile phone: Head down to the Nokia store at Mall of the Emirates and recycle your old phone to be in the running to win one of 200 Turtle Adoption Packs, which include an adoption certificate for an endangered hawksbill turtle.
Until December 21. Nokia, Mall of the Emirates (04 399 6570).
Learn to cook Christmas dinner: Get ready for the seasonal food onslaught with executive chef Jean Luc Morcellet’s festive bootcamp. He will teach techniques and trade secrets on how to prepare a delicious feast for the whole family, featuring turkey to turnips and everything in between. Conclude with lunch and recipes to take home with you.
Dhs295 (lunch and recipes). 11am-2pm. The Palace, The Old Town (04 428 7806).
Take off with the cabin crew: The Gold Lounge hosts its final cabin crew-friendly night of the year.
Dhs50, free with flight crew ID. 9pm-3am. Gold Lounge, Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do your Christmas shopping at Oasis Centre: From today, the mall will be offering a series of special offers, family attractions and gift ideas for shoppers, not to mention the chance to ogle the sparkling decorations and huge tree. Santa Claus will also be holding workshops throughout the month, where kids can watch festive movies and make their own Santa hats, stockings filled with goodies and home-made decorations.
Free. Open 10am-10pm. Until December 31. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.oasiscentremall.com (04 515 4000).