Things to do on March 8:
Sip free tea for Women’s Day: Mashrabiya Lounge celebrates female emancipation with a complimentary afternoon tea, just for the ladies, of course.
Free. Noon-6pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).
Marvel at world-class portraits: Famous Time magazine photographer Gregory Heisler will be showcasing 50 of his portraits as part of this exhibition, which is running as part of Gulf Photo Plus 2014.
Until April 19. Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).
Visit the Dubai World Cup Carnival: Cheer on the finest horses and their jockeys at this entertaining showcase night of international horse racing.
Free general admission. 6.30pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubairacingclub.com.
Attend a market at Sunset Mall: Prime Dubai Fashion is held on the second Saturday of every month and features young designers showcasing their latest trends.
Free entry. 3pm-9pm. Sat March 8. Sunset Mall, Jumeirah (no number).
Rock out to Nikotin: The Dubai-based guitar band will be launching their debut album Panodrama at Hard Rock Café.
Free. 7.30pm. Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Festival City (04 232 8900).