What To Do This Week: Australia Day Special

Celebrate Australia Day all week long hanging out at our favourite Aussie hotspots in Dubai



SUNDAY JANUARY 24

IT’S A DIDGERI-DO FOR JONES THE GROCER

It’s a no-brainer that you need to focus your Australia Day celebrations around all things beach-related, so to begin our week of paying homage to Australian awesomeness, we’ll be heading to Jones The Grocer on West Palm Beach, Palm Jumeirah, to start as we mean to go on. 

In celebration of Australia Day on January 26, this week sees the launch of their Aussie-inspired tasting menu and a selection of newly available sweet and savoury treats. With six gourmet, 100 percent Aussie Burgers to choose from on the Surf’s Up Australia Day Menu, including the incredible Woollahra and Beyond, a meaty vegan cheeseburger with tart balsamic onion balanced by caramelised slow-roasted portobello mushrooms (mind-blowingly good, and a must for anyone trialling Veganuary), burgers on the beach from Jones this January is an absolute non-negotiable. Alongside an array of special Australia Day grocery offerings, don’t forget to pick up a limited-edition Australia Day hamper, packed with a gorgeous array of gourmet Aussie treats, available both in-store and online. For more information, visit jonesthegrocer.com

MONDAY JANUARY 25

STOCK UP ON SUKIN

If you’re a fan of Aussie skincare brand Sukin, now is the time to stock up your bathroom cabinet! Australia’s No.1 natural skincare brand is currently on an amazing Buy 2 Get 2 Free offer at Life Pharmacy stores across the UAE. Made with ingredients that are naturally derived, cruelty-free and 100% vegan, all products adhere to Sukin’s strict NO list, and are bursting with antioxidants and actives to bring out the very best of your skin. On offer until February 28, Sukin’s Buy 2 Get 2 is available exclusively at LIFE Pharmacy stores across the UAE and online at lifepharmacy.com 

TUESDAY JANUARY 26

SAY G’DAY TO GROVE RD

The Pointe at The Palm’s resident Aussie hotspot, Grove Road by BYSTRO, is planning a fair dinkum Aussie Day menu to mark Australia Day. Running until January 30, the gorgeously-Instagrammable gastro-bar is offering a limited-time menu of delish dishes from down-under. With Chicken Parma, gourmet meat pies and Melbourne fish & chips alongside vanilla slices, Lamingtons and special drinks deals, with epic views of The Pointe’s record breaking fountains and an 80s and 90s Aussie playlist, it’s set to be a fun-packed week. Call 04 564 9874, or WhatsApp  +971 50 152 3993 for reservations.  

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27

SHOP AUSSIE STYLE AT ALLE.AE

Need something amazing to wear to celebrate Australia Day/week/month? Check out brand new Aussie fashion e-tailer, alle.ae. Launched at the end of last year by Ella Stapleton, the brand was born with a mission to deliver affordable, high-quality Australian style to the region, and has already become a favourite with fashion-savvy shoppers at Ripe Market. With a selection of carefully-curated, limited-edition collections on offer, from sassy swimwear and cute co-ords to luxurious loungewear and fab date night looks, the platform offers shipping across the region, with free next-day delivery within the UAE on orders over AED 200. For more, see  @AlleFashionBoutique

THURSDAY JANUARY 28

HAVE A LAMINGTONS LOVE IN WITH BULL & ROO

Continue your Australian culinary adventure by indulging in a few more Aussie classics to end the week…or enjoy every day! From January 24-30, Bull & Roo cafes across the city – that’s The Sum of Us, Tom & Serg, and Common Grounds – are serving a special selection of Aussie treats to celebrate. With Chicken Parma,  jammy doughnuts, and the ubiquitous Lamington topping the selection (which is also available to order from Rise & Dawn Bakehouse) there’s simply no excuse not to drop in and say G’day! 

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