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What To Do This Week, February 28

As we prepare for the return of Dubai Food Festival, we’re gearing up for a week chock-full of eating!


Love Thai food? We hear you! And the newly-launched Stir Fry Sundays from Fuchsia Urban Thai is just the spicy kick we need to start the week. From 12pm-11pm, dine-in customers and their plus one can enjoy the set menu for two which includes a starter, two stir fry mains, and a dessert, all for an amazing AED150. Available every Sunday at Fuchsia Urban Thai Bay Square and Barsha Heights, this is one seriously hot dinner deal!

Call 04 425 3080 to book.


W Dubai The Palm’s signature Italian restaurant Torno Subito’s latest tasting menu is one that shouldn’t be missed. Meaning ‘The Broths: Extraction & Infusion’, I Brodi: Estrazioni & Infusioni, is available throughout March , and comprises an array of masterfully-upgraded Italian broths.

The six-course feast starts with Welcome From The Kitchen, a creamy soup with pastina and Parmigiano Reggiano, followed by Granchio In Ceviche, a fresh crab salad, served with red cabbage in a fragrant yoghurt dressing, coupled with Mediterranean ceviche. Main courses include Asian-inspired Ramen Di Funghi, with porcini tagliolini, pickled egg, pak choi, and a special mushroom infusion; Bollito, a succulent tender Wagyu cheek and tongue, dressed in peppers, salsa verde and a beef juice, and home-made seabass Ravioli, served with a foamy lemon broth and bottarga. Finally, Torno Subito’s dark chocolate 3 Cioccolati tops off your  Italian culinary adventure. 

Priced AED499 per person, diners whom order two of the tasting menus to their table will receive a complimentary bottle of house grape. Available  Sunday to Thursday, 6:30pm- 11:30pm, and Friday and Saturday, 12:30pm – 11:30pm .

To book, call 04 245 5800 or email [email protected]


Following their super-successful Chef Unleashed dinner in January, modern Parisian bistro Cassette DXB are hosting two more exclusive dining events in March.  

With just 40 spaces available at each of the events, the first dinner of the month takes place on March 2 at 8pm, showcasing five stunning courses which will remain a secret until the night itself. With an array of meat and seafood dishes, Chef Shaunne Cordier’s menu has been created with an aim to explore and exploit Cassette’s true experience, giving all diners an insight to the true modern Parisian cuisine. Priced AED350 per person, payments can be made in advance by cash or card at Cassette, The Courtyard, Al Quoz.

To book, call 04 349, 1966, or email [email protected].


Starting at 6pm tonight, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort’s signature Indian cuisine restaurant, Marsala, will be welcoming lovers of Indian cuisine from far and wide to the launch of their Street Food Festival. Running from March 3-20, the festival offers diners the chance to sample dishes from live cooking stations set up in stalls inspired by street food stalls from all over India. With must-try street food staples including Chaat Pakora and Dahi Vada to North East Indian fare like Chicken Momos, Vegetable Chowmein, Bangali Curry, Mutton Biryani and an array of classic desserts washed down with fresh lassi and chai, we’d recommend not having lunch on the day you visit!

Priced AED195 per person, call +971 4 809 6100 or email [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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