The Fridge Fringe with Boom.Diwan
A fusion ensemble blending Ghazi Al Mulaifi’s original compositions with rhythms from traditional Kuwaiti pearl diving music and elements from jazz and rock. The audience will get a chance to participate in learning and performing a traditional pearl diving song together, at The Fridge Dubai, 7.30pm. Entry Dh80.
Party to Latin beats and celebrate all-things Mexican at La Tablita, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, from 6pm. Delight in traditional Mexican cuisine including tacos, quesadillas and churros, alongside traditional beverages. Dh180 per person for food only.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Raffles Hotel Dubai will switch on their 20-foot Christmas tree where guests can mingle and nibble on festive treats. The Christmas choir will be singing traditional tunes with Santa Claus set to make an appearance. The doors also open for the giant gingerbread house, packed with treats and gifts to purchase. From 6-7pm. Free.
A night of hypnotic house music by resident DJs Mick and Dsax, at Flair No 5, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, 8pm until late. The bar team is also serving up their signature ‘build your own beverage’ concept. Call 04-3722323
Santa Claus and his elves will arrive at Dubai Festival City Mall helipad to kickstart the festivities at the market, 6pm. A larger-than-life Christmas tree will be lit up at the official tree lighting ceremony, followed by holiday caroling and festivethemed Imagine shows on
Festival Bay. Free entry, from 5.30pm.
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