5 things to do: Plan to participate in Carols in the Desert or hear a talk by Jason Silva in Dubai

Our daily round-up of things to do: Plan to participate in Carols in the Desert; Hear a talk by Jason Silva at Café Scientifique Dubai; Attend Cosmic Winter Fest at Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet; Take part in a workshop designed to raise awareness about the capabilities of children with disabilities; or see the film Eames: The Architect and the Painter as part of the Alserkal Avenue and Cinema Akil film-screening series Where We Dwell.

Plan to participate in Carols in the Desert, the traditional Abu Dhabi Christmas-spirit event organised by St Andrew’s Church in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy St Andrews Church
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Plan to participate in Carols in the Desert, the traditional Abu Dhabi Christmas-spirit event organised by St Andrew's Church, complete with a designated barbecue area. Bring warm clothes, food and drink, chairs, blankets and torches. Tomorrow from 4pm, convoys leave Zayed Sports City Ice Rink and International School of Chouiefat, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, at 3pm, with fires lit at 5pm, free, 050 827 1604, johnw@standrewauh.org

Hear a talk by Jason Silva at Café Scientifique Dubai. The Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic Channel's hit TV series Brain Games will discuss Shots of Awe, his film series that explores innovation and the metaphysics of the imagination. From 3pm to 4pm, free with registration, Urban Bistro, CNN Building, Dubai Media City, register at www.cafescidubai.com

Attend Cosmic Winter Fest at Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet, with workshops on Christmas tree decoration, festive card-making, stocking making, table set-up and more. There will also be dancing, carol singing and treats. From 1pm to 6pm, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, www.galerieslafayette-dubai.com, 04 339 9933,

Take part in a workshop designed to raise awareness about the capabilities of children with disabilities. Make items celebrating the rich heritage of the UAE with students of an Abu Dhabi-based centre for those with special needs. From 11am to 5pm, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 02 657 0227, marketing.khalidiya@rotana.com

See the film Eames: The Architect and the Painter as part of the Alserkal Avenue and Cinema Akil film-screening series Where We Dwell, which focuses on the concept of home. The film features designers Charles and Ray Eames, a husband and wife who were America's most influential industrial designers. At 7pm, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

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