Trot along to the Dubai Showjumping Championship: Riders compete for qualifying points for the FEI World Cup Showjumping at this event, which takes place over three days. There will be family entertainment throughout, including pony rides and face painting. Giddy-up!
Free. 11.30am-7pm. Until Saturday 7. Dubai International Endurance City (050 553 7986).
Attention shopaholics: Dubai Shopping Festival starts today! Today is the first day of a month-long bonanza of sales and events throughout the city. With more than 6,000 outlets participating, including the Global Village complex, the event is expected to be bigger than ever. A variety of entertainment, including concerts and fireworks, are scheduled throughout the festival.
Prices and timings vary. www.dubaievents.ae.
Ándele arriba! It’s Mexican night at The Talk: Make a dash for the border at The Talk – sample the finest Mexican cuisine, from sizzling seafood to spicy grills and wholesome regional dishes, washed down with Mexican hops.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children 12 and under. 6.30pm-11pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Non-stop skewers at Chef’s House: Chefs will grill seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggies and bring them to your table until you shout ‘stop!’
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).