Things to do on January 1, 2015:
Spend New Year’s Day at Four Seasons: Guests can enjoy the first sunset of 2015 from the comfort of the rooftop at Mercury Lounge for a white themed party.
Dhs450 per person including beverages and canapés. 3pm-7pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 270 7777).
Run for street children: Support Maria Conceicao in her preparation for the 777 challenge (seven marathons on seven continents in seven days) by virtually running alongside her. Register to complete either 5km, 10km or 21km.
Dhs100. Noon, all races must be completed by midnight. www.premieronline.com (056 115 4315).
Blow the budget at DSF: Dubai Shopping Festival kicks off again on Thursday January 1 with stores and malls across the city taking part. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, meaning we can expect greater mark-downs and big-value competitions.
January 1 to February 1. Shopping malls across Dubai, www.mydsf.ae.
Enjoy a lazy day at Al Dana: Celebrate the start of 2015 at this international brunch with live entertainment.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs365 (grape and hops), 12.30pm-4pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276963).
Head to Mahiki’s winter wonderland: The Tiki club will be transformed into the White Winter Wonderland. Offerings will include festive beverages, a Christmas Grotto – and a Christmas edition of its ever-popular Treasure Chest.
Free. 7pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 380 7731).