Things to do on December 25:
Have a White Christmas: Head to White Dubai’s festive Christmas party celebration with iced drinks and slick music.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).
Share at Wheeler’s of St. James: Merry Christmas! The restaurant is offering a special sharing menu all month and it’s available today, too.
From Dhs275 per person. Daily noon-midnight. Until December 31. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Grab a last-minute gift: Wildly behind on your Christmas shopping? Grab a gift on your way out from Victoria’s Secret, where the Holiday Collection includes cosy pyjamas, onesies and lounge pants.
Various locations including Deira City Centre (04 315 3666).
Slim down while the others fatten up: Not celebrating this year? While people across Dubai raise a glass (and a fork) to Christmas, book yourself a Slimming Lymph Drain Massage at NStyle, and get 15 percent off.
Dhs450. Until December 31. Various locations including Mall of the Emirates (800 768 953).
Visit a twisted winter wonderland: Cirque Le Soir transforms into a Twisted Winter in Wonderland tonight, playing on the theme of Alice returning to Wonderland. Coated in snow, expect a truly wintery feel complete with miniature elves, pine trees and various strange creatures intriguing the crowd late into the night.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).