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Cheers to the freakin’ (long) weekend.


If you’re looking for fantastic value while keeping the whole family happy, an Eid staycation at Rove At The Park promises non-stop fun at Dubai Parks and Resorts, with unlimited access to all four theme parks throughout your stay. From adrenaline-pumping rollercoaster rides to splashing around at Legoland Waterpark, you’ll undoubtedly be so exhausted from all the activity that you’ll need another minibreak to recover from this one. 

Available from May 12-22, rates start from AED 499. 

If you love cheese, you’re going to love Jones The Grocer’s brand new Raclette night. Running every Wednesday at Jones The Grocer, Palm West Beach from 7-10pm, Raclette night is the evening to leave your diet at home, and indulge in a celebration of delicious Swiss cheese. 

Served in its traditional way in a wheel of semi-hard cheese, fired under a broiler, and then drizzled on demand over sautéed potato with beef chorizo, cornichons, and red onion, you’ll also be treated to a bespoke charcuterie platter with an assortment of Jones the Grocer’s finest cheese and accompaniments. Add in a free flow of grape, and this is a brilliant bargain that cheese lovers simply cannot miss.

Priced AED 249 per person.

Reopening this Wednesday, Tipsy Lion is roaring back into action with an amazing week-long offer. To really get things back into full swing at Sofitel Downtown Dubai’s British-style pub and restaurant, Happy Week will run from May 12 – 18, during which food and drinks are priced at Happy Hour menu prices all day, every day. What better way to wind down throughout the long weekend? 

For more information, please visit www.tipsyliondubai.com.


Valid from May 12-16, Sofitel Dubai Downtown’s Staycation Package makes a fab city break for fans of all things fabulously French. With a selection of stunning rooms and suites available from AED 999+ per night for two adults, the Eid staycation package includes a complimentary breakfast, a lavish Eid lunch, and access to fitness facilities, as well as a fantastic 25% F&B discount that can be used at La Patisserie, L’Apero, Mosaic Pool Terrace, and Les Cuisines during your stay. On y va! To book, click here

Start your Eid celebrations the way you mean to go on with a fabulous celebratory lunch at Brasserie 2.0 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. For AED 210 per person inclusive of soft drinks, AED 100 for children aged 5-12, and free for the under 5s, you can indulge in an array of amazing traditional dishes from across the region, live grill stations offering the freshest seafood and cuts of meat, the signature Ouzi, and a dessert station laden with international and traditional Arabic desserts. 

From 1pm-4pm, call 04 316 5550 for reservations, or click here to book.

May 13 is International Cocktail Day and, to celebrate, all restaurants across Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa are offering an amazing price of AED 35 on select cocktails at Brasserie 2.0, Geales, Indya by Vineet, La Strega, Maya Mexican Kitchen + Bar, and Zengo from 12pm-12am. Meanwhile, Indego By Vineet at Grosvenor House Dubai is stirring up a special selection of expertly crafted beverages on an amazing buy one, get one free deal, with signatures including One Night in Kerala and From Goa with Love

For reservations, call 04 317 6000.


The newly reopened Address Fountain Views is offering an amazing staycay deal for shopaholics with a foodie fixation as it’s directly connected to The Dubai Mall and all its brilliant shopping outlets. Guests will be treated to an array of culinary treats, as well as tickets to At The Top, various entertainment options, and an array of UBYEmaar discounts at the Spa and restaurants to make their stay all the more value-packed. 

Available from May 11, priced AED 1,300 for two adults sharing, with breakfast included. Call 04 423 8888 to book or e-mail [email protected].


We’re all for celebrating Eid in a luxury spa, so we’ll be treating ourselves to a 60-minute 3D Collagen facial by Natura Bisse at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC Spa. A remodelling and firming treatment using three types of collagen of different molecular structures (high, medium, and low), this glorious treat sculpts and defines facial contours, improves skin density, and provides an outstanding lifting and firming effect. Leaving you glowing with ultra-hydrated, supple, and plump skin, you’ll also get a 30-minute back, shoulder and neck massage to complete your experience. 

Available from May 9-15, priced AED 570, call 04 372 2777 to book, or e-mail [email protected].

Make the most of the weather while you can, and book in for Drift Beach Club’s divine al fresco dinner. Available from Wednesday until Saturday from 7pm – 11pm, the award-winning beach club’s delish Provençal menu includes Tartare de Thon, L’Artichaut or La Pissaladiere for starters, signature mains of Côtelettes D’Agneau, Risotto Nero E Branzino or Les Bigoli Aux Homards or Le Chateaubriand to share, and incredible desserts including Pain Perdu, Fondant au Chocolat and Le Mille-Feuille. Add in an amazing list of regional grape, and this is one serious ooh-la-la moment you cannot miss. 

Call 04 315 2200 or e-mail [email protected].


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Dubai Delights: Top Things to Do and Experience During December

Festive Dubai Delights.

Welcome to the enchanting realm of Dubai in December, where the cityscape comes alive with festive cheer and dazzling experiences. In this guide, we’ll uncover the top activities and events that make Dubai a must-visit destination during the magical month of December.

1. Festive Wonderland at Global Village:

Immerse yourself in the vibrant Global Village, transformed into a festive wonderland with dazzling lights, international cuisines, and cultural performances that capture the spirit of the season.

2. Glittering Nights at Dubai Miracle Garden:

Witness nature’s artistry at Dubai Miracle Garden, where millions of flowers bloom in captivating designs. During December, the garden transforms into a twinkling paradise, offering a surreal and romantic experience.

3. Skiing in the Desert at Ski Dubai:

Embrace the juxtaposition of skiing in the desert at Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort. Experience the thrill of winter sports and snow play, providing a unique and surreal adventure in the heart of the Middle East.

4. Dubai Shopping Festival Extravaganza:

Indulge in a shopping spree at the Dubai Shopping Festival, where world-class retail therapy meets entertainment. Discover unbeatable deals, cultural performances, and a vibrant atmosphere that defines the city’s festive spirit.

5. New Year’s Eve Spectacular:

Ring in the New Year with a bang at the iconic Burj Khalifa fireworks display. Join the celebration at various venues across the city, where the skyline transforms into a canvas of breathtaking fireworks and festivities.

Dubai in December is a sensory delight, offering a unique blend of cultural richness, festive celebrations, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re seeking winter wonderlands in unexpected places or immersing yourself in the extravagance of shopping festivals, Dubai has something to captivate every traveller’s heart during this magical season.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Dubai in December special for tourists?

December in Dubai offers a unique blend of festive celebrations, cultural events, and pleasant weather. Explore the top activities and experiences that make it an ideal month for travelers.

Are the December festivities family-friendly?

Absolutely! Dubai’s December festivities cater to all age groups. From the magical atmosphere at Global Village to family-friendly events during the Dubai Shopping Festival, there’s something for everyone.

What should visitors know about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Dubai?

Discover tips and recommendations for experiencing the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Dubai, including prime viewing spots for the Burj Khalifa fireworks and other festive activities across the city.


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