5 things to do today

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Friday 23

All aboard for the Bateaux Dubai festive cruise: As a nautical precursor to Christmas, this floating restaurant is offering a three-course brunch with unlimited house beverages.
Dhs395 (selected beverages); Dhs495 (bubbly); Dhs230 (children under 11). 1pm-4pm. Dubai Creek, opposite British Embassy (04 399 4994).

Head to Lamcy for last-minute Christmas shopping: Do your Christmas shopping at this Oud Metha mall and you’ll receive a gift when you spend Dhs200 or more. Plus, the first 500 kids who visit Santa will be given a present.
Until December 25. Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha (04 335 9999).

Get festive with an electro-jazz gig: This regular showcase of local bands features its bravest bill yet, with jazzer Haruka Horii and electro-kid Aaron Kim to name but a few.
Free. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 347 77963).

Dance like a reindeer at a retro Christmas club night: Check out Father Christmas behind the decks, assisted by his team of ‘elves’ (we’re guessing barmaids in fancy dress).
Dhs100, free for ladies and couples before midnight. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).

Check out an edgy club night: A mix of garage, techno and dubstep will be spun at the third monthly Prism night, which aims to bring a bit of spice to the city’s nightlife scene.
Free. 10pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7750).

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