Book a lesson with Surf Dubai: Experience the thrill of surfing the Arabian Gulf with this local surf school, which offers private lessons seven days a week and group sessions at weekends.
From Dhs125 for express sessions. 8am-5pm. Ongoing. Surf Dubai, Umm Suqeim Beach (050 504 3020).
Compare 40 poems with 40 artworks: This exhibition, entitled ‘40 Poems from the Desert’, features the works of 20 artists, with each piece inspired bya poem from the book 40 Poems from the Desert.
Until January 13. The Ara Gallery, Burj Plaza, Downtown Dubai (04 454 2784).
Dine on Italian treats Splendido: It’s your last chance to sink your teeth into a three-course set menu of Christmas treats from Italy – think foie gras and duck ravioli with sweet pumpkin purée, Australian lamb rack stuffed with dried fig chutney, and panettone with wild berries.
Dhs350 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Until December 28 (not served on December 24). The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 399 4000).
Get arty at Ductac: In that post-Christmas slump, there’s another chance to get the kids off the sofa and doing something fun at the second instalment of the Ductac Winter Camp. Running until December 29, they can have a go at all manner of arts and crafts, from ceramics to drawing and painting, with art supplies and ‘Arts Camp’ T-shirt included in the price.
Dhs500 per child aged six to 11. 10am-1.30pm. Until December 29. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.ductac.org (04 341 4777).