What To Do This Weekend April 1

Enjoy the Easter weekend to the max with plenty of egg-citing family activities – hop to it!


Award-winning artist Gemma Gallagher returns to JBR’s highest rooftop restaurant this Thursday night for another fun evening of art and dining. 

Running from 8-11pm at Hilton Dubai The Walk’s Pure Sky Lounge & Dining, Design & Dine invites guests to create a colourful canvas featuring their favourite animal whilst enjoying two hours of free-flowing house beverages and bar bites. Aimed at complete beginners, internationally-acclaimed Irish artist Gemma will offer step-by-step guidance to guests as they create their own unique masterpiece, with all required materials provided by the venue. With spectacular panoramic views of Ain Dubai, Jumeirah Beach and Palm Jumeirah beyond, prepare to be inspired by one of the most gorgeous views in the city as you paint. 

Limited spaces are available, so advance booking is essential. To book your place, click here.


Souk Madinat Jumeirah continues to shine the spotlight on the rise of sustainable dining options as the second Homegrown@Souk food festival comes to a close this weekend. 

If you missed the first Farmers’ Market last weekend, led by UAE-based agri-technology startup Veggitech, don’t miss your chance to explore the final market this Friday, April 2. 

Encouraging an ‘act local, think global’ approach, the free-to-attend VeggiTech Farmers’ Market gives visitors the opportunity to shop for healthy, locally- sourced produce, and interact with homegrown producers to learn more about produce options grown right here in the UAE. Open from 9am to 2pm, produce is available to purchase for as low as AED 10 per kg, while stocks last, inclusive of recipe cards from some of the popular restaurants at Souk. 

And why not make the most of your visit by stopping for lunch at one of the restaurants taking part in Souk Restaurant Week? With specially curated set menus priced at AED 99, AED 149, or AED 199 per sitting, participating venues serving up the AED 199 options include Folly by Nick and Scott, the award-winning restaurant renowned for its strong focus on flavour and high-quality produce, waterfront steakhouse The Meat Co., vibrant Alpine restaurant Publique, and authentic Greek restaurant Taverna, overlooking the Souk’s beautiful waterfront promenade. 


It just wouldn’t be the weekend without a delicious roast dinner, so we’ll be heading to Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesar’s Palace for a very special Easter Roast lunch. 

Available from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm on Easter Saturday and Sunday, the indulgent feast includes an oyster and artisan cheese trolley and a traditional British roast with a twist and all the trimmings. Topped off with an Easter egg hunt and an appearance by the Easter Bunny, packages start at AED295 for a roast and dessert or AED 395 for a roast, dessert, and three beverages with both options including complimentary beach access after lunch. 

But if you’re in the mood for a celebratory minibreak, UAE residents staying at the resort over Easter can enjoy special rates, with 30 percent off the best available room ratesalong with complimentary half-board (breakfast and dinner at participating restaurants) for two people per room. This family-friendly offer also includes access to the Empire Club for kids aged up to 12 years, while older kids can get complimentary access to Laguna Waterpark and the Green Planet

To book, call 04 5566466 or email [email protected]  


Ritz Carlton Dubai JBR’s award-winning afternoon tea is one that simply cannot be missed, and the celebratory Easter afternoon tea is one that chocolate lovers in particular will adore. 

Dine in grandeur in the elegant Lobby Lounge under sparkling chandeliers, or luxuriate al fresco on the terrace overlooking the luscious resort gardens as you tuck into a classic assortment of English sandwiches, freshly baked scones, Easter-themed goodies and mouth watering sweets including hot cross buns, chocolate eggs and bunny macaroons, all accompanied by a wide selection of tea and hot beverages. 

Running from 12.30 pm to 5 pm, afternoon tea with unlimited infusions and coffee selection is priced at AED195 per person, and AED 305 per person with a glass of premium bubbly.

Call 04 399 4000 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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