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Let It Snow

Festive family celebrations, fun and games set in a winter wonderland, at Yas Marina, daily, until December 17. Real snow battle on December 16 and 17 from 2-6pm, entry is free. Winter Market on December 17, 1-7pm.

Things to do in Abu dhabi

Winter Wonderland, join in on the holiday fun with a variety of festive activities, roaming performances, including a festive marching band on December 22, 23, 29 and 30, as well as appearances from Santa and his elves. At Al Maryah Island, 3-10pm daily, until December 30. Activity schedule at almaryahisland.ae.

Register for festive winter camp at Orange Wheels, Al Wahda Mall. From December 18-22, Dh750. More at facebook.com/orangewheelsuae.

emARTi 45 – Spirit of the Union Art Exhibition, bringing together 45 Emirati artists from all the seven Emirates and is aimed to promote Emirati tradition, heritage and spirit, at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi from 10am till late, last day.

Shaikh Zayed Heritage Festival, activities include Memories of a Nation exhibition, traditional customs exhibition, interactive craftsman workshops, Emirati folk arts and an international village market, at Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. Until January 1, 2017. More at szhf.ae.

Things to do in Dubai

Gingerbread House making workshop with Chef Stefan Beutler for children, at Desert Palm Per Aquum, today and on Thursday, 3-6pm, Dh100 per child. Call 04-3238888.

Festive on the River, festive activities, decorations, festive market, traditional food and beverages and a visit by Santa Claus, at Riviera Plaza, Riverland Dubai, 2-10pm on weekdays and 12-10pm on weekends, until January 7, 2017. Free parking after 6.30pm.

Secret Garden pop up by Aruna Seth London, at Level Shoes, The Dubai Mall. Customize your own pair of shoes, interact with the brand’s Italian cobbler and get familiarized with the process of shoe manufacturing. Until December 17.

Dubai Garden Glow themed on the Lost World, taking visitors to the dinosaur era, also featuring live performances by artists, musicians and acrobats showcasing the UAE culture. At Zabeel Park, open daily from 4-11pm. Dh60 per person, free for children below three years. More at dubaigardenglow.com.

Gong Meditation by Anuradha, release tension, blocks in the body and quieten the mind, at Dubai Ladies Club beach, 7pm. Dh120 for non-members. Also, parkour class with Andrea Brooks, 5.30pm, Dh140. Call 04-3499922.

Soul City Sundays featuring Jae Franklin, Afronation and Dj MOky, at Iris Dubai, The Oberoi Business Bay, 9.30pm. Call 056-9511442.

NY NY Sundays featuring modern deep house music with old school vocals with DJs Roberto Mermand and Marshall, at Provocateur Dubai, Four Seasons Hotel. Doors open at 10.30pm. Call 055-2118222.

The List, combining fine dining and shows, music by Shef Codes, Tim Kay and Mr Levier, at Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel Dubai. Doors open at 11pm. Call 050-2261662.

Just Sunday midnight brunch dinner show featuring Nick Tohme, at Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Hotel. Dh250. Call 050-9910400.

Quiz Night with quiz master Shane, at Dusty’s, DIFC, 7-9pm. Happy hour all night. Call 04-3545435.

Mahiki Madness with DJ Adam Graca and Skinny Loop, Dh200 unlimited beverages between 9pm-1am, at Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Call 055-2160181.

Pilates classes at The Collective, The Courtyard, Al Quoz, 7.30am. Dh90 for a class, Dh800 for ten classes. Yoga on Tuesdays at 7.30am. Call 055-2556457.

Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style, the exhibit presents the design and style of James Bond over the course of five decades, at Burj Khalifa Annex. Tickets from Dh95 for children and Dh125 for adults, at burjkhalifa.ae/en/jamesbond.

Global Village Dubai themed A New World Everyday. Open from 4pm-midnight Saturday to Wednesday and 4pm-1am on Thursday and Friday, as well as on public holidays, while Mondays are dedicated to families and ladies only. Entry Dh15. More at globalvillage.ae.