Ice skating by the beach
JBR is getting in the festive spirit the winter edition of #WOWJBR – a carnival style event that takes over the strip. In true Dubai style, not put off by the warm weather, there will be a giant igloo and ice-skating rink (yes that’s right, a fully-fledged ice rink beside the sea). Capturing the holiday mood there will be festive themed characters making their way up The Walk along with many prizes to be won from the ‘North Pole’ by listening out for a ringing phone. A family-friendly affair, head down there tonight to be one of the first to experience the fun.6.30pm onwards and on each weekend until December 27th.
Indian themed brunch
All aboard the1906 Express tonight for a culinary affair helmed in flavours of the East. Nestled in DAMAC Hills at the Trump International Golf Course, Stoke House puts on an Indian food brunch that escorts guests on a journey of the region through their taste buds. There’s North Indian kebabs and tandoori style chicken served with traditional biriyani. Heading South, there’s meat, fish and vegetables cooked in authentic coconut oil. 7pm-10pm, Dhs495. +971 4 245 3939
Festive afternoon tea
If you’re in the mood for some indulgence today don’t miss the festive themed afternoon tea at Godiva Café at Rixos Premium in JBR. Its chocolate-infused menu is sure to satisfy the sweetest of teeth with its chocolate-filled Croiffles (think croissants meet waffles) and more. Wash it down with some luxury tea or coffees that provide the perfect antidote to a sugar rush. Dhs179 for one or Dhs269. 3pm-6pm daily during December, +971 4 520 0000