Things to do on December 27:
Get deep at a house music night: Located literally underground in the basement of the Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Jacques Bon and Salar Ansari hit the decks at Analog Room.
Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. Q Underground, Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha (04 323 4333).
Indulge in an all-over body treatment: Head to The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge for a three-hour treatment that includes an organic deep conditioning hair treatment, full body scrub, pedicure, shape/shine/polish manicure and a blow-dry. Get a free body scrub to take home, too.
Until December 30. Dhs600 for three hours. The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge. Al Wasl Road (04 380 4666).
Watch a mermaid show: Take the little ones to Dubai Dolphinarium to experience new show Legend of the Mermaid, a musical adaption of the classic fairytale.
From Dhs70 kids, Dhs120 adults. Mon-Sat 6pm-7pm. www.dubaidolphinarium.ae (04 336 9773).
Save the pennies at Urban Bistro: If your December budget has been eaten up by Christmas presents, make a saving with two-for-one on main courses until the end of the month.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 6pm-10pm. Until December 31. CNN Building, Dubai Media City, Dubai (04 362 4330).
Head to the High Impact A2 Festival: This two-day event will see performances from Asian and African artists with sets from Redsan, Lira, Fally Ipupa, P-Square, Mr Vegas, Mafikizolo and Dany Neville.
Dhs299-545. December 26-27, 6pm-3am. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba www.timeouttickets.com