Monday, January 23
Try a hatha yoga class at Al Badia: Al Badia Golf Club is now hosting outdoor hatha flow yoga classes. Held on the lawns outside the clubhouse, sessions are suitable for both beginner and advanced students.
Dhs60; free for members on Mondays. Dubai Festival City (050 478 4726).
A feast to mark Vietnamese Tet: It’s not just the Chinese celebrating New Year today. Enjoy a Vietnamese new-year feast at Hoi An, which is serving a traditional set menu today.
Dhs288 (food only), Dhs400 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888).
A Cantonese-style Chinese New Year: Mark the Year of the Dragon by tossing yusheng salad into the air (a tradition, apparently) and tucking into the special à la carte menu available at popular restaurant Peppercrab.
Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Until January 29. Peppercrab, Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
Test your wits at a pub quiz: Grab a bunch of mates and hit this traditional brain-melting quiz, where the winner gets a slice taken off their bar bill. Make sure you brush up on your literature beforehand.
8.30pm. Jebel Ali Club, Jebel Ali (055 851 3152).
Go wild for art at Al Ain Zoo: Don’t miss the huge art tent that’s hosted by the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation. It will be running art workshops for kids aged four to 15 from today until February, to encourage kidsto develop an artistic link with the natural world.
Free for zoo ticketholders. Mon-Thu 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm; Fri-Sat 11am-7pm (visit the website for ongoing schedule). Until February 29. Al Ain Zoo, www.awpr.ae (03 782 8188).