Monday, January 16
Check out cutting-edge Iranian art: Iranian artist Mehrdad Mohebali’s detailed paintings in ‘Mr Passive’ capture people going about their daily rituals, inviting the viewer to explore one particular captured moment.
Until February 18. Gallery Etemad, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 8649).
See DiCaprio’s take on J Edgar Hoover: Clint Eastwood’s latest (not to mention most ambitious) film, J Edgar, stars Leo DiCaprio as the title character, chronicling his five-decade career as head of the US’s FBI.
Sample scallops from Down Under: Throughout January and February, Chef Kwai will be preparing Australian scallops at Seafood Market.
Dhs300 per kg. 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2615).
See a concert and art show: French artist and muralist Julie Dalloz presents a visually engaging solo exhibition that celebrates the medium of music. Tonight, guests will also be treated to a concert.
Free. Doors open at 7.30pm; concert starts at 8pm. Until February 20. The Fridge, Al Quoz 4 (04 347 7793).
Check out the DSF festivities with the family: Dubai Shopping Festival is here, with tons of things to do for the whole family. Splurge on some of the mega sales currently being held at malls across the city, or let the kids loose at the carnival at Emaar Boulevard, which starts at 8pm. There’ll be plenty of fireworks and entertainment to keep them occupied (and the free sweets given out during the parade are bound to get them excited).
Prices and timings vary. Locations across Dubai, www.mydsf.ae (no number).