Things to do on January 3:
Go for a bike ride: Newcomers to cycling can own the roads for a morning as Cycle Safe Dubai hosts one of its cycling get-togethers for riders of all abilities. But remember – no helmet, no ride.
Free. 6am, The group meets on the cycle path on Al Qudra Road www.facebook.com/cyclesafedubai.
Donate your unwanted gifts: Give your clothes, toys, books, homewares and more a better purpose through the excellent organisation Aid in Motion, which distributes to those most in need from a mosque in Sharjah.
Call to donate. www.volunteerinuae.com (06 503 4535).
Browse local hand-made products: Spend any leftover Christmas dirhams at regular art and crafts market ARTE Dubai, filled to the brim with products made by local artisans.
Free. 12pm-9pm. Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City, www.arte.ae.
Watch a Bollywood show: Ajantaa The Grand Musical is promising music, dance, drama, tragedy, comedy and romance.
Dhs50-500. Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, The Indian High School, Oud Metha (04 293 2491).
Take in high tea at the Burj Khalifa: Armani/Lounge has launched a new afternoon tea menu with three price packages. Why not start the new year in style by splashing out on oysters, caviar and vintage bubbly?
Dhs280 (one mocktail). Dhs360 (glass of sparkling grape and fresh berries). Dhs900 (glass of bubbly, caviar and three oysters). Daily 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).