5 things to do today in Dubai

Watch The Nutcracker ballet or ride with Cycle Hub

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Things to do on December 13:

Watch The Nutcracker ballet: Follow the dancers into a world where a girl gets a magical nutcracker as a present from a relative who brings toys to life.
Dhs200-350. 3pm and 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha. www.timeouttickets.com

Ride with Cycle Hub: Ideal for beginners, this group 20km mountain bike ride takes an off-road route and is a fun and social way to get into cycling.
Free. Sat 6.30am. Ongoing. The Cycle Hub, Dubai Motor City. www.thecyclehub.com (04 425 6555).

Pick up gifts at Things Yule Like II: Now in its second year, the festive market offers a carefully curated selection of unique gifts and goods made by local creatives and entrepreneurs. There will be entertainment, too.
Free. Noon-7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777)

Try a barbecue brunch: Relax at Meydan Beach’s Azure Bleu Saturday barbecue brunch, with tasty dishes prepared right before your eyes.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (Spanish mixed beverage), Dhs395 (soft drinks and a beach day pass), Dhs695 per person (bubbly). 5pm-6pm. Ongoing. The Walk, JBR (04 433 3777).

Have a happy hour Saturday: Finish off the weekend with discounted drinks until 10pm and music by DJ Stephane Karl.
Free entry. 7pm-3am. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).

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