Plus catch Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour; visit a face-reading expert; attend the Ikea Ladies Coffee Morning; or book your place at the Mexican-themed end-of-year bash at Crowne Plaza hotel.

Lake Kargha shot by Pia Torelli for Eyes Wide Open – An Afghan Journey. Courtesy: Alliance Francaise Dubai
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In Eyes Wide Open – An Afghan Journey, the Italian photographer Pia Torelli exhibits images of Kabul she took on a trip in October under the sponsorship of the Fatima bint Mohammed Initiative. From 8.30am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Alliance Française, Oud Metha, Street 18, Dubai, 04 335 8712,

CATCH a performance of Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil and enjoy dance, music and theatrics. This show takes place in a fantastical realm that celebrates Jackson’s inspirations with electrifying energy and through fairy tales, magic and the fragile beauty of nature. From today to January 14, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai,

LEARN more about your characteristics, personality traits, health and fate from the ancient art and science of face reading. For a limited time, as part of the Visiting Masters series, the face-reading expert Eric Standop will be available for individual consultations starting this week. Dh750 for an 80-minute consultation, Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6818,

ATTEND the Ikea Ladies Coffee Morning, where women can get together for some warm beverages and inspiring ideas from Ikea experts in a relaxed ambience. This month learn about dressing the bed. 10am, Ikea, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 493 5888

BOOK now to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Mexican-themed The Party Tonite. DJ Aakrisht from Mumbai will play Indi Pop, Bangra Pop, hip-hop, Bollywood and disco all night long. The dress code is black jacket formal and a separate kids’ area will include free baby sitting. December 31, from 9.30pm, from Dh550 per person inclusive of a lavish buffet with live stations, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 337 3724,