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Weekend Diary: What’s on the Agenda for April 8-10

Art exhibitions, pool days, and spa pampering – pure bliss!

Thursday, April 8

In the mood for some cultural enlightenment? Then make your way to Dubai World Trade Centre to enjoy the seventh edition of World Art Dubai. Running from April 7-11, the region’s most affordable retail art fair is a must for art enthusiasts of all ages and budgets, and returns with a range of initiatives designed to build a new community of budding artists and emerging photographers in the emirate.

Welcoming more than 200 exhibitors from over 27 countries displaying in excess of 2,000 art pieces, the four-day event will also hold three major artistic contests in partnership with Rove Hotels, Nikon, and a network of Dubai’s schools to find the hottest new statistic talents in the city. With live painting sessions, digital art experiences, expert workshops, and lots more to enjoy, it’s a must-visit for art aficionados.

Click here to book your tickets.

Friday, April 9 

A luxurious pool day is at the top of our wishlist this weekend, so we’ll be heading to the brand new Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island on Yas Bay Waterfront for some blissful sun-worshipping. Available daily from 10am to 6pm, the hotel’s Ultimate Pool Day pass offers brilliant value for money. For just AED 150 per person over the weekends, AED 100 per person on weekdays, and 50% off for kids aged 6-12, guests get access to the hotel’s stunning temperature-controlled pool and kid’s splash pad, as well as a 20% discount on hotel restaurants and 10% off on all spa retail. And if you’re in the mood for a spot of post-pool pampering, the pass offers a 20% discount on all spa treatments at the first Eforea spa in the UAE.

Advanced booking is required, call 02 208 6873 or e-mail [email protected].

Saturday, April 10

Coya Spa and Beauty Salon has an array of special offers to enjoy this April, created specifically to take advantage of Ramadan’s shorter working hours and allow busy women the chance to refresh, revive, and rejuvenate. 

The first exclusive treatment package we’ll be trying? The Ladies Day Out, an all-inclusive, six-hour wellness and beauty package that includes a Moroccan bath, a 45-minute massage, an express facial, a hair treatment, and a classic mani-pedi to finish.

Priced AED 950, call 04 601 5555 to book or e-mail Coya directly here.


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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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