Want to impress your Italian mother-inlaw to-be with some fresh pasta making skills? Why worry when you have Chef Romain Van Durmen of Fairmont The Palm on your side. Every afternoon, the five-star hotel’s Michelin star-trained chef is running a series of cooking classes teaching guests recipes that are quick and simple to make but dining table show-stoppers nevertheless. Example classes include Belgian waffles and nitro ice cream, sushi rolls and fresh pasta carbonara. The experience includes a lunch buffet in Flow Kitchen restaurant. From Dh195 per person. Email palm. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 457 3457 for details.