Swimming pool and palm trees

Weekly Planner: What’s on the Agenda for May 16-22

Seven days of sun, fun and fabulous beauty.


Love pizza? Every Sunday at La Strega, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, you can tuck into unlimited pizza for just AED79 per person. It runs from 6pm until midnight, accented by stunning views of the hotel’s landscaped gardens, a wood-fired pizza oven, and a cosy atmosphere. We’ll be indulging our wanderlust for Italy here with a slice (or six) of Napoli’s finest export.

Call 04 316 5550 for reservations or visit www.lastrega-dubai.com.


The Comedy Bizarre is bringing an incredible showcase of international comedians to Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah Amphitheatre this week for a unique comedy-club experience. Running until May 22, the likes of Dean Edwards, Tony Woods, Wil Sylvince, Reem Edan, Eman Morgan, and Nina Kharoufeh will be performing for a great night out that’s guaranteed to beat the Monday blues.

Tickets start from AED 160. 


Cult beauty brand MONDAY Haircare will be hitting Dubai’s most iconic beach clubs this week in its unmissable pink double decker bus on a beautifying tour of the city. Giving away free goodies and offering ladies the chance to try out its free braid bar experience during its Dubai debut, the New Zealand-born brand kicks off its three-day big bus tour this Tuesday at Zero Gravity before making its way to Bla Bla on Wednesday, with a final stop at W Dubai’s Wet Deck next Sunday. 

To find out more, visit @mondayhaircarearabia. 


For a midweek pick-me-up, we’ll be heading to one of The Palm Jumeirah’s best-loved beach haunts for a well-earned spot of lazing around in the sunshine. Wednesday is Ladies Day at Riva Beach Club, where ladies can enjoy full beach and pool access plus one starter from a selected menu from 10am-5pm for just AED 55. Pass the suntan lotion! 

Book your spot HERE or call 04 430 9466 to make a reservation. 


The UAE’s first focacceria – La Fabbrica Italiana – has just launched Pranzo, its first lunch menu. Introduced last Thursday in celebration of Eid al-Fitr and now a permanent fixture on the dine-in menu, Pranza offers a selection of delicious meal bundles ranging in price from AED 45 to 85, featuring delicious salads, its signature fresh focaccia, and tiramisu made with a secret recipe. Yum!

Find La Fabbrica Italiana at Al Wasl 51.


Kicking off the weekend in spectacular style, we’ll be taking advantage of Fairmont The Palm’s brand new offer for UAE residents. Running throughout the summer until September 24 and priced AED 699 per night, the Stay On Us package includes a luxurious room, a daily F&B credit of AED 699 that is fully redeemable across all the hotel’s dining outlets as well as in-room dining, and a buffet breakfast at Flow Kitchen. With incredible views of  Dubai Marina, a glorious private beach, eight temperature-controlled swimming pools, a top-notch gym, and exquisite service, we can’t think of a reason not to check-in!

To book, click here.


If you’re in need of some pampering, Coya Spa and Beauty Salon’s signature ‘Moroccan Journey’ package is a blissful way to end your weekend. It includes a Moroccan bath, black soap scrub, fragrant full-body clay mask, as well as a 60-minute body massage and hair wash treatment including a scalp massage.

Priced AED 525 for two hours, call 04 601 5555 to book. 


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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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