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Weekly Planner: What’s On The Agenda For June 20-26

Seven days, seven deals and steals.


If you’ve got a football-mad dad, he’s going to love this. Perfect as a Father’s Day gift and a great way for him to watch Euro 2020 all weekend long, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah’s Ultimate Staycation Package takes you from the hotel’s Wavebreaker Beach Stadium to the hotel’s ‘stay-dium’. Starting at AED 800 per room per night, with breakfast next day for two at Oceana restaurant as well as access to the hotel’s private beach and kid’s club, the deal includes a bucket of hops, a premium seat to catch all the live football action at Wavebreaker’s Beach Stadium and a 20% discount across the hotel’s dining venues.

From now until July 12, e-mail [email protected] or call 04 318 2111 quoting ‘PRSTAY’ to book.


Celebrate International Yoga Day at RAISE, the hot new wellness hub at the newly opened Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse. The first fitness and wellness centre in the region to offer the latest Group Cycle equipment by Technogym, RAISE will host a range of different yoga classes (free for members, AED 95 for non-members) throughout the day. Post-class, we’ll be hanging out at the riviera-inspired pool for some well-deserved sunlounger time, followed by a spot of pampering at Chloe’s salon.


In the mood for an active night out? With six circuits, 24 ziplines, 80 obstacles, and over 1,640 metres of games, the Summer Nights offer at Aventura Parks is a brilliant way to blow off some steam after work and get some cardio in, too. Set in the 35,000-square-metre Ghaf Forest, each of the six circuits is beautifully illuminated after sunset, making this a truly gorgeous spot to enjoy nature and connect with your inner Lara Croft.

Running daily from 5pm-midnight from now until September 30, tickets are priced AED 99 per person.  


Perfect for a midweek pick-me-up with the girls, the new ladies night at Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar runs from 7-11pm and is a must in the diary. Enjoy three select beverages and one select dish for just AED 120 per person while you soak up some of the best views in the marina, topped off with an awesome soundtrack from the resident DJ.

Call 04 317 6000 to book. 


Club Vista Mare’s latest foodie destination is a must-try for an end-of-the-workweek treat. Aside from the atmospheric Havana-inspired interiors, Rumba Cuban Bar & Kitchen’s weekday lunch – Lunch à la Cubana – offers authentic South American and Caribbean fusion dishes traditionally served in Cuban homes during the day. Tuck into Taco Guajiro, Arroz a la Cubana, Chilaquiles Verdes, and Camarones Enchilados alongside a selection of delish noon refreshers.

From Sunday to Thursday, 12-4pm, priced AED 95 per person. 


The countdown to the festive season has begun – at least at McGettigans. This Friday, the beloved Irish haunt is hosting its ‘Halfway to Xmas’ brunch, offering an unlimited array of festive favourites with all the traditional trimmings, three hours of classic Christmassy tunes, and a newly unveiled chilled outdoor tent for just AED 299 per person. You can also extend the festive fun with an overnight stay at McGettigan’s neighbour, Bonnington Hotel, for an additional AED 299 per couple. Between a complimentary room upgrade, late check-out, and all-you-can-eat Irish breakfast buffet to start your Saturday, festive cheer is already here.

Call 04 356 0470 to book. 


Hanging out with a man’s (or woman’s) best friend is always a great way to while away your free time – especially Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5pm. Why? If you bring your doggy date to Urban Bar & Kitchen in JLT, you’ll receive 50% off your food bill. Win-win.


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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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