Things to do on November 19:
Dubai Motor Festival revs into town: Enjoy the engine-revving activities and motor sports. The festival is an umbrella for a host of events including Dubai Motor Village, where you’ll find all things motor sports-related and see a light show conducted entirely by cars.
Free. Noon. Until December 6. Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.motorfestival.ae (no number).
Game night at La Porte des Indes: The first of two one-off evenings of game dishes, featuring venison pepper fry and honey mustard grilled quail.
Priced à la carte. 6.30pm-11.30pm. November 19 and 29. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).
Don Alfonso comes to town: The two Michelin-starred chef behind Don Alfonso 1890 cooks at the restaurant.
7pm-midnight. Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 615 1105).
All-stars at Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo: Five chefs with seven Michelin stars between them prepare a special dinner.
Dhs695 per person, Dhs795 per person (including car transportation). 7pm-11pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 207 1717).
Listen to popular opera live: The second in the Opera Pop concert series will feature singing by Russian diva Guzel Teymour-Ganieva and tenors Murat Öztürk from Turkey and Wim Hoste of Belgium. The show will cover a huge variety of music from Baroque right the way through to Elvis and Andrea Bocelli.
Dhs150. 7.30pm-11pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).