DSF delights

With the weather perfect now, step outdoors to enjoy weekly themed, outdoor markets on during the Dubai Shopping Festival period. For more information, check out visitdubai.com.

City Walk Market: Step into this futuristic market that showcases world-class technologies and interactive installations. Until February 1, from 4pm to 10pm on weekdays and 3pm to 11pm on weekends.

Hatta Market: An outdoor souk hosting a variety of cultural and sports activities, this is on at Wadi Hatta Park and Hatta Wadi Hub. Until February 1. From 4pm to 10pm daily.

Al Khawaneej Market: Experience a winter themed carnival, enjoy a variety of games, an outdoor cinema and much more. Until February 1, from 6pm to 12am daily.

Hatta Cultural Nights: Launched by Dubai Culture, artistic and cultural activities promoting the UAE heritage and building relations among people of different nationalities is on at Wadi Hatta Park. Until Jan 11. Daily from 4pm to 12am.

Race ahead

The Dubai World Cup Carnival series is on with all the action happening at the Meydan racecourse. Worth $12.74 million in prize money across 10 top meetings, one of Dubai’s biggest extravaganzas will culminate in the $12 million Dubai World Cup on March 28.  General admission is free. Call 04 327 2110 or visit dubairacingclub.com for more information on ticket sales and premium membership options.

Laugh along

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Leave behind all your stress as Dubai Shopping Festival presents DSF Comedy Nights with four of the best Arab stand-up comedians. Mo Amer, a Palestinian-American who exploded the comedy with his Netflix special; Bader Saleh, who is known for his YouTube shows such as Tonight with Bader Show, Bader Show and EyshElly. Then there’s UAE’s own Ali Al Sayed, who has become popular for his performances with Saturday Night Live’s Dean Edwards worldwide.

At the Dubai World Trade Centre on January 16 at 9pm. Tickets at platinumlist.net from Dh195.

Another laughter filled night will be on January 17 as Max Amini (below) makes a return to Dubai. The Iranian-American comedian will be visiting the Hartland Auditorium at Hartland International School as part of his 2020 World Tour. Tickets from Dh250. Visit virginmegastore.me.

A soulful evening

Rising soul artist Lewis Capaldi will be taking over the Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah on January 17 to perform his famous single Someone You Loved among others. The 23-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter has already had a sold out tour and number one debut album in the UK. Show starts at 9pm. Tickets from Dh195 at platinumlist.net.

The NY fest continues

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Before returning to your routine lifestyle, how about attending one more New Year celebration to ring in 2020? Celebrate the Russian New Year on January 13 with popular Russian music group, Gazirovka, at the Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge. A Ladies Night offer will be available, offering a 3-course meal and unlimited beverages for Dh150, alternatively guests can avail from the à la carte menu. To reserve, call 050 991 0400 or email to reservations@cavalliclubdubai.com.

Fun goes sky high

Bring out your most colourful and extravagant kites for the kite fests happening in Al Mamzar Park Amphitheatre until January 17. Tickets from Dh20. Visit platinumlist.net to book.