Things to do on January 9:
Get your face read at Talise Spa: World-renowned face reader Eric Standop is offering individual readings for a limited time. The ancient art can reveal characteristics, personality traits, health and fate, and can help people unlock their potential and personal success.
Dhs750 for 80 minutes. Until January 9. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Slurp noodles at Benjarong: The restaurant honours the Thai tradition of beginning the year with noodles, to symbolise wishes for a long life. Sample phad sie eiw with chicken, dark soy sauce and kale or flat rice noodle soup with fish balls, calamari, chicken, fried bean curd, white fungus and morning glory.
Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Laugh the night away with Punchline: The comedy night is back with sets from Alex Boardman, Jonny Awsum and Phil Butler.
Dhs200 (includes food). 9pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 445 6842).
GAC World Tour Table Tennis: The world’s best ping-pongers will be competing for a Dhs367,299 prize.
Free, 10am-8pm until Sunday 12 January, Al Nasr Sports Club, www.ittf.com (04 337 1234).
Head to a Candypants party: Unpretentious entertainment brand Candypants will be taking over Movida for this new night, which sees a different collaboration each week.
Free, reservations required. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 517 4449).