Blossom Sweets, a bakery run by two Emirati sisters, is marking the holiday season with a range of Christmas desserts and hampers available until January 5. The Muroor Street bakery also offers a wedding cake service with free consultancy until January 31.
Le Classique's new chef
At 20 years old, Le Classique, the French restaurant at the Emirates Golf Club, is one of the older restaurants in town. It is, however, ringing in the changes with the arrival of a new chef, Benoit Cart, and an outdoor terrace overlooking the golf course. Call 04 417 9999.
Learn how to make sushi
Book now for a sushi masterclass at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi on December 15. Chef Dexter will show participants how to make a selection of different rolls before they sit down to lunch. The lesson starts at 11am and costs Dh215 per person. Call 02 666 6888.
Miele Gingerbread class
On December 15 the chef Russell Impiazzi from Galeries Lafayette is running a cookery class teaching families how to construct festive gingerbread houses. The hands-on session starts at 10am at the Miele Gallery in Dubai and costs Dh150 per parent-child duo. Visit www.miele.ae.
Fest at Noodle House
From now until January 12, The Noodle House chain in Dubai is holding a Taste of Thailand festival, with a variety of special menu options including tom kha gai (coconut soup), gai pad ka pow (basil chicken) and mamuang (sticky rice pudding). Visit www.thenoodlehouse.com.