View a fine arts photographer: NYC-based Italian snapper Francesca Galliani’s first solo show uses painting and photography to create a collage-like effect. Her images feature capoeira dancers, jockeys and more.
Until December 31. Showcase Gallery, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 348 8797).
Catch famous fashion icons at Wafi: Acclaimed French photo haven Studio Harcourt is running a pop-up exhibition featuring portraits of fashion personalities including Sir Karl Lagerfeld at the soon-to-open Esmod Fashion Store. Personal photo shoots can also be arranged – call for appointments.
Open Sat-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Fri 10am-midnight. Until January 8. First floor, next to Wafi Gourmet, Wafi, Oud Metha (050 356 2650).
Eat lunch in the Burj al Arab: Guests can now book at the gate for lunch (no need to call ahead) and head to Junsui for an Asian buffet in an amazing setting.
Dhs350. Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah (04 301 7777).
Say happy birthday to Raisani RecordS: Home-grown house label Raisani will be marking its eighth birthday with a suitably suave party, with new signing Pierre Ravan behind the decks.
Free, guest list and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Republique, The Address, Dubai Mall (04 438 8888)
Visit Arabian Wildlife Centre: Situated just off Al Dhaid Road, the Arabian Wildlife Centre is a fantastic indoor facility located in the middle of the animal enclosures, featuring observation windows that offer a close-up view of big cats, oryx, gazelles, ostriches and more. After your visit, why not pop along to the petting farm next door? With camels, ponies, cows, sheep and donkeys to pet and feed, it’s a great family afternoon out.
Dhs15 for adults, free for kids under 12. Open Sun-Mon and Wed-Thu 9am-5.30pm, Fri 2pm-5.30pm, Sat 11am-5.30pm. Arabian Wildlife Centre, Al Dhaid Road, www.breedingcentresharjah.com (06 531 1999).