Things to do on December 20:
Check out the resident DJs at 360˚: JC, Rich Showell, Raxon, Conan Manchester, Danny Kwang and Mr Mr will be taking it in turns to be on deck duty for this special festive Audio Tonic house music night.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Attempt a duathlon: A duathlon is a family-friendly fitness event, combining cycling and running and it is open for all abilities to try. Even kids can get involved.
1pm, The Sevens Stadium, www.premiermarathons.com (050 105 7845).
Feast on free puddings: Today only, diners at the Rivington Grill in Souk Al Bahar will be given a complimentary dessert platter, including sticky toffee pudding, Eton mess and rhubarb crumble. All in honour of the venue’s fifth year in Dubai.
Prices vary. Noon-10.30pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0903).
T’is the season... to brunch: Feel festive and head to a Christmas-inspired brunch at Lafayette Gourmet, which ought to mark a decent way to sidestep the festive shopping duties if only for a few hours at least.
Dhs145 person. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Party hard at Blue Marlin: Head out into the desert as Parisian-born and Berlin-based Cesar Merveille from Cadenza records will performing alongside his label mate and international DK Mirko Loko.
Members and bookings only. 9pm-3am. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).