Things to do on January 8:
See Africa through a lens: This exhibition highlights the effects of colonisation on the African continent through the works of two photographers, a portrait photographer and a photo journalist – Austrian Mario Marino and German Kai Löffelbein.
Until January 23. The Empty Quarter, Gate Village, DIFC (04 323 1210).
Beef and reef night at West 14th: Tuck into a selection that includes wagyu rump, Texas smoked brisket and sirloin, plus grilled prawns, calamari, local lobster and oysters cooked on the barbecue.
Dhs200 per person (food only). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Lunch in 45 minutes or you eat for free! Aspen by Kempinski’s set menu promises to be served in just 45 minutes, or else you won’t have to pay a single dirham.
Dhs120 (two courses). Dhs150 (three courses). Sun-Wed noon-3pm. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).
Do Pilates at The Archive: This weekly progressive outdoors class is suitable for all levels and is lead by Dubai-based clinical Pilates instructor and physiotherapist Marilyne Lopes.
7pm. Dhs50 per class or Dhs450 for 10 classes. Bring your own mat and towel. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go retro tonight at Cavalli Club: Classic, old school ’80s and ’90s tunes are the order of the day for revellers at this high-end club night in The Fairmont.
Free (reservations required). 10pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).