5 things to do today: try dance fitness classes at James & Alex Dance Studios or unwind at Encore Spa

Our daily roundup of things to do. Try dance fitness classes at James & Alex Dance Studios; enjoy spa packages at Encore Spa; take the kids to the Watercooled Kids Club; enjoy a festive menu in tranquil surroundings at The Farm; and celebrate the festive season at the City Walk Winter Wonderland.
James & Alex Dance Studios has a variety of dance fitness classes starting in the first and second week of January. Courtesy of James & Alex Dance Studios
James & Alex Dance Studios has a variety of dance fitness classes starting in the first and second week of January. Courtesy of James & Alex Dance Studios

Start off the new year on the right foot – try dance fitness classes at James & Alex Dance Studios. Options include ballroom dance, contemporary dance and salsa. No previous experience is necessary as the classes are designed for all levels of ability and experience. Classes start during the first and second week of January, various timings and various prices. Dubai Media City, register at 04 447 0773, www.jamesandalex.com

Unwind at Encore Spa as you indulge in the Festive Bliss Package, which includes a Lime & Ginger Salt Glow body scrub, aroma warm-stone massage and Oxygen Skin-Calm Facial. From Dh899, The Ajman Palace Hotel, Ajman, book at 06 701 8888, www.theajmanpalace.com

Take the kids to the Watercooled Kids Club for activities such as a kayak lagoon safari, pirate-sailing treasure hunt, stand-up paddle games, races and balance games. From December 28 to January 1,from Dh150 per day, ages 5+, 10.30am to noon, Hiltonia, 02 639 5997, Abu Dhabi; Jebel Ali, 04 887 6771; Jumeirah Beach, 055 913 7152, Dubai, www.watercooleduae.com

Enjoy a festive menu in tranquil surroundings at The Farm. The fare includes turkey pistachio galantine, rosemary mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and honey-glazed carrots. For children, there’s baked turkey tenders with gluten-free crumbs and gluten-free mince pies. From 7.30am to 11pm, Al Barari, Dubai, 04 392 5660, www.thefarmdubai.com

Celebrate the festive season at the City Walk Winter Wonderland, featuring huskies, dog sleds, reindeer, penguins and polar bears. There also are interactive activities for children in the snow-fight area and the chance to go inside a real igloo. From noon to 10pm, free entry, Dh60 for photo ops in the igloo, on the corner of Al Wasl and Al Safa roads, Dubai, www.citywalk.ae

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Published: December 24, 2014 04:00 AM

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