Things to do on January 2:
Spend during Dubai Shopping Festival: Today marks the start of the month-long shopping extravaganza, featuring hard-to-beat bargains in malls, stores and boutiques across the city. Start shopping to enjoy Dhs99 million-worth of prizes including luxury cars, gold and cold hard cash.
For more information on events and promotions visit www.mydsf.ae.
Get ready for the Meydan Races: It’s nearly time to don your best finery and head to the premier event on Dubai’s sporting calendar as horses and jockeys ride into town for the Meydan Races, marking one of the
top spectacles of the year that is held annually at the stadium.
Free, hospitality packages are available. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 327 0077).
Dine on ethically sourced fish: Fire & Ice introduces its first seasonal special of 2014 with a menu of sustainable fish and seafood with seasonal organic vegetables.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
Go and see a hit Broadway musical: Check out the prohibition era Broadway musical Chicago, in town until January 3.
Dhs245-2,295. December 26-January 3. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 457 3212).
Enjoy a night of ribs and rock: Head to SoHo Bar & Grilll, where you’ll get to feast on ribs whilst listening rock and roll sounds from the 1950s-1970s.
Prices vary. 6pm-2am. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).