Get tickets now to see Charles Aznavour, the French-Armenian singer known as France's Frank Sinatra, who will perform as part of Dubai Classics. Hits include She, Dance in the Old Fashioned Way and Que C'est Triste Venise. February 12, from Dh295, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, 04 457 3212, www.platinumlist.net.
Catch the last few days of the exhibition Egypt | A Spirit Within. In a tribute to a country he adores, French artist Denis Dailleux presents a series of portraits depicting its people, such as Cafe Bub Zuweila, Cairo; and Young Shepherd, Sakaara. From 10am to 7pm, Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.gulfphotoplus.com, 04 380 8545.
Take advantage of early-bird pricing and register now to participate in the ActiveLife Electric Run. "The World's Brightest 5K Night Run" is a celebration of music and light featuring themed wonderlands along the 5km course. January 29, early bird tickets from Dh185, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, www.electricrun.ae.
Sign up for the Artist Sight Drawing Instruction, a neuroscience-based programme that teaches participants to see and draw like a trained artist in only 10 weeks through a series of exercises that engage the way the brain learns to draw. From January 16, 9am to 1pm for 10 consecutive Saturdays, Dh3,500, ages 16+, The Viz Think Lab Studio, twofour54, Park Rotana building, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy your Fab5 Pass and save on admission to The Dubai Mall's popular leisure attractions – Dubai Ice Rink, KidZania, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, SEGA Republic and Reel Cinemas – during Dubai Shopping Festival. Valid from January 1 to February 1, Dh250, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, www.dubaifab5.com.