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What To Do In The UAE This Weekend?

Fabulous French dining, free boxing classes and dreamy Diwali celebrations are where it’s at this weekend…

Luxurious lunching at La Serre

Kick-off the weekend this Thursday, November 12 with a fabulous Prix fixe lunch at La Serre Bistro, Vida Downtown. Just AED 110 for two courses and AED 130 for three courses, this luxurious lunch at the elegant French restaurant includes a huge range of dishes to choose from, including starters of burrata with heirloom tomatoes, octopus carpaccio with salsa verde and red capsicum emulsion and or lentil salad with pickled vegetables and hazelnut, main courses of La Serre catch of the day, grilled striploin beef with celeriac puree, broccolini and jus, strozzapreti with tomato and homemade ricotta, or butternut squash risotto with Parmigiana Reggiano cream, and with desserts including French classics like creme brûlée, peach and apricot bar and refreshing sorbet. Available from Sunday-Thursday 12 pm-5 pm, we’ll be heading there for lunch today…and probably again on Sunday to start the week the glamorously Gallic way! 

For reservations or more information, call +971 4 528 3779, e-mail [email protected], visit laserre.com or follow on instagram @laserredubai.


If the twice-daily dogwalk isn’t quite hitting all of your fitness goals, how about taking your dog to a different kind of training ground? Tonight at 5.30pm, in partnership with Stray Dog Centre, BARE DXB Business Bay are hosting a Pre-Weekend Calorie Killer session, pairing a high intensity workout with weight training and conditioning – and well-behaved pooches are welcome to join! Perfect for doggy daycare graduates who bark, but don’t bite, apart from burning off lots of calories and stress-busting the working week away, prizes from Foxibox are up for grabs for high-intensity workout-loving humans and their dynamic canine counterparts. AED 120 per person plus pooch.

Call 054 455 0597 to book, or visit [email protected]

Box Clever at UFC

Dubai Fitness Challenge continues with an amazing array of free fitness activities across the city, including a must for boxing enthusiasts this Friday morning. Trailblazing MMA-Inspired Fitness hotspot UFC Gym at JBR is offering a free, 45-minute class at 9am on Friday, November 13 and 20, which promises to be a knockout workout from start to finish. Registration is mandatory, and all those booked into the class are required to bring their own towels, mats, and water in line with precautionary measures. Sounds like your way to start the weekend? 

Call 800 UFCGYM to book your spot.

Celebrate Diwali at Bab Al Shams

Fancy a divine, Diwali staycay at one of the city’s most stunning desert hideaways? Running from now until November 30, celebrate the Festival of Lights at Bab Al Shams with an incredible offer on getaways to this glorious Dubai resort.

For reservations, email [email protected] or call 04-8096202.

Starting from AED 745 per person, your staycation experience includes a beautiful room with daily breakfast at Al Forsan restaurant, a special Diwali set menu experience at the resort’s North Indian cuisine restaurant Masala, access to the resort’s spectacular facilities, and a complimentary falcon show and camel ride experience. Children under 5 dine for free, and children 6 to 12 years benefit from 50% off soft beverage packages. 


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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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