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What To Do This Weekend February 24

Eating, Eating and well…more eating! is on the cards as we say hello to the weekend…


This weekend marks the return of the long-awaited Dubai Food Festival, a highlight of the culinary year that kicks off its eighth edition with 17 days of gastronomic activity across the city.

Running from February 25 to March 13, the annual extravaganza includes three weekends of food and dining experiences, and this year focuses on four highlights of Dubai’s foodie scene: rich culinary diversity, authentic and homegrown cuisine, unique restaurant experiences, and exceptional value for money. 

From street food sizzlers and family friendly fare to fine dining decadence, DFF also includes Dubai Restaurant Week, which features exclusive menus at more than 30 exceptional restaurants. Meanwhile, Foodie Experiences offers innovative dining concepts including Chef’s Tables, Masterclasses, and chef collaborations, while highlights like Etisalat Beach Canteen spotlights Dubai’s evolving international and local food scene, as well as an array of locally established homegrown brands.

For more information and a full update on DFF activities, visit www.dubaifoodfestival.com and @dubaifoodfest on social media.


If you live in Abu Dhabi and want to take advantage of some of the best beach club memberships we’ve seen this year, read on.  

Available for just three more days, Cove Beach Abu Dhabi at Makers District on Al Reem Island is offering a whopping 50% discount off the usual price of its exclusive membership programmes. 

Offering amazing membership rates as well as exclusive luxury experiences and promotions across several outlets in Abu Dhabi, Cove Beach members get access to complimentary sunbed on weekdays and weekends and complimentary VIP cabana on weekdays, 50% off on VIP Cabana minimum spend on weekends, 50% off minimum spend for one guest per member, 20% off at Hamac boutique and Cove Beach merchandise, 20% off F&B total bill and 15% off on all watersport activities at the beach club. But that’s not all. 

As part of a brand-new partnership with Four Seasons Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, Cove Beach members also benefit from additional exclusive discounts, including complimentary access to the Four Seasons gym, 20% off on treatments at the Four Seasons spa, 20% off at all of Four Season’s F&B outlets, 20% off on Four Seasons limousine service to and from Cove Beach while staying as a guest at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi as well as 30% off best available rates for hotel stays. And it doesn’t end there. In partnership with Seven Wellness at Marina Bay 1, Cove Beach members can now benefit from reduced rates for group class experiences, 15% discount on all private group experiences, 15% discount on all private one-to-one experiences and 25% discount on spa services at Seven Wellness. With single, couple and family memberships available, single memberships are priced at AED2,500 for three months, AED4,500 for 6 months and AED7, 500 for 12-months.

For more information, call +971563987895, or email [email protected] 


Fancy a belated Valentines Day treat for you and your other half?  Then book yourself into the uber-glam Iridium Spa at St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort for their dreamy Luxury Couple’s Escape. Starting with a private consultation with one of the spa’s therapists to determine how best to pamper the pair of you, you’ll be prescribed a bespoke 60 or 90-minute treatment designed to relax the mind and body by balancing energy flow, leaving you and your beau refreshed and rejuvenated. Available only until February 28, the treatments cost AED 900 per couple for 60 minutes and AED 1,200 for a 90-minute treatment.  

To book, email [email protected] or call 00971 2498 8996. 


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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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