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DUBAI A CUT ABOVE

The Meat Co at Souk Mad­i­nat Jumeirah has re­opened, fol­low­ing a com­plete re­fur­bish­ment. The in­te­ri­ors blend tra­di­tional African in­flu­ences with a touch of mod­ern lux­ury and a strik­ing com­bi­na­tion of colour, tex­ture and fin­ishes. There is also a new menu, high­lights of which in­clude veni­son tataki, seared scal­lops paired with oys­ters and ra­zor clams, and Wagyu bil­tong.

Daily, noon-mid­night;

The Meat Co, Souk Mad­i­nat Jumeirah; 04 368 6040; www.the­meatco.com

ABU DHABI WA­TER BA­BIES

Abu Dhabi Mo­ments is run­ning the Kids Wa­ter Academy on Sun­days and Tues­days un­til Tues­day, De­cem­ber 10. Tak­ing place on Al Hu­dayr­iat Is­land, and open to chil­dren aged 6 to 14, the academy aims to ex­pand aquatic skills and in­spire an ac­tive and safer life­style. The free classes take place at the beach area of Al Hu­dayr­iat Is­land from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

Sun­days and Tues­days, 3.30pm-5.50pm; un­til Tues­day, De­cem­ber 10; free; Al Hu­dayr­iat Is­land, Abu Dhabi; www.abud­habi­mo­ments.ae

RAS AL KHAIMAH BREAK TIME

Teach­ers can en­joy 40 per cent off drinks and 30 per cent off food on week­days at the Hil­ton Gar­den Inn Ras Al Khaimah. Re­lax at the ho­tel’s al fresco Pool Bar, with a view of the Al Ha­jar Moun­tains and the creek.

Sun­days to Thurs­days, 3pm-8pm; var­i­ous prices; Hil­ton Gar­den Inn Ras Al Khaimah; 07 228 8888

ABU DHABI MEAL DEAL

Rose­wood Abu Dhabi’s Le­banese eatery Sam­busek of­fers a daily business lunch menu. For Dh120, dine on cold and hot mezze dishes, one main course and a dessert. If you are din­ing in

groups of five or more, the menu can be served to the ta­ble fam­ily-style.

Sun­days to Thurs­days, noon3.30pm; Dh120; Sam­busek, Rose­wood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Is­land; 02 813 5550; www.rose­wood­ho­tels.com

DUBAI STAND-UP GUY

Get tick­ets to see Filipino-Amer­i­can co­me­dian Jo Koy. The comic is set to

bring his Just Kid­ding world tour to the Coca-Cola Arena on Mon­day, Jan­uary 20, mark­ing his de­but per­for­mance in the emi­rate. In 2018, Koy was named Stand-Up Co­me­dian of the Year at the Just For Laughs Com­edy Fes­ti­val in Mon­treal, and also has a hit weekly pod­cast called The Koy Pond with Jo Koy.

Mon­day, Jan­uary 20, 7pm; tick­ets from Dh195; Coca-Cola Arena, Down­town Dubai; www.coca-cola-arena.com

ABU DHABI AFGHAN TREA­SURES

Made in Afghanista­n, cu­rated by Na­bila Ho­rakhsh, has gath­ered 50 art­works from 11 renowned Afghan artists at the Eti­had Mod­ern Art Gallery. The col­lec­tion cel­e­brates Afghanista­n’s cul­tural her­itage, in­clud­ing works of art with some of coun­try’s fa­mous pre­cious gem­stones, hand­i­crafts, an­tiques and agri­cul­tural prod­ucts. It aims to give an in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence a glimpse into Afghanista­n’s cul­tural her­itage.

Saturday to Thurs­day, 10am10pm; un­til Thurs­day, Jan­uary 16; free; Eti­had Mod­ern Art Gallery, Al Ba­teen, Abu Dhabi; www.eti­had­mod­ernart.com

DUBAI TURKEY FEAST

There is still time to get turkey or­ders in ahead of Thanks­giv­ing on Thurs­day. Couq­ley French Bistro needs 48 hours’ no­tice, and will pre­pare a tra­di­tional turkey feast, with all the trim­mings. Ex­pect wild mush­room stuff­ing, roasted Brus­sels sprouts topped with crispy veal ba­con, sweet potato gratin, potato puree, fresh sauteed string beans, roasted baby car­rots, cran­berry coulis and rose­mary turkey gravy. With­out sides, a turkey costs Dh359 (feeds six to eight), Dh459 (feeds eight to 10), Dh559 (feeds 10 to 12); an in­di­vid­ual por­tion with sides costs Dh96, and whole tur­keys with sides cost Dh599 (feeds six to eight), Dh719 (feeds eight to 10), Dh879 (feeds 10 to 12). Tur­keys are avail­able to or­der un­til Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 15.

Daily, un­til Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 15; 24 hours’ no­tice re­quired; from Dh96; Couq­ley French Bistro and Bar, Jumeirah Lakes Tow­ers, Dubai; 04 514 9339

ABU DHABI ZEN OUT

At­tend Bodytree’s Kun­dalini Work­shop, en­ti­tled Div­ing Deep, with ZaRah Ku­mara, a guest in­struc­tor from Ger­many. The ses­sion will aim to clear the deepseated blocks of the heart, open­ing par­tic­i­pants to the mir­a­cle of real con­nec­tion. It is open to ev­ery­one and in­cludes kun­dalini yoga, pow­er­ful pranayam, chant­ing and med­i­ta­tion.

Tonight, 7.30pm-9pm; Dh235; Bodytree Stu­dio, Hazza Bin Zayed and Mubarak Bin Mo­hammed Street; 02 443 4448; www.bodytreest­u­dio.com

DUBAI WATCH IT

Today is the fi­nal day of Dubai Watch Week. The four-day event gath­ers horol­ogy fans to dis­cover all things watch-re­lated. There will be artists, col­lec­tors, cu­ra­tors and watch­mak­ers in at­ten­dance to talk time­keep­ing, host work­shops and lead dis­cus­sion pan­els.

Today, 10am-10pm; free; The Gate, Dubai In­ter­na­tional Fi­nan­cial Cen­tre; 056 188 2741; www.dubai­watch­week.com

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