What To Do This Weekend March 25

Food festivals, fun with furry friends and feel good fitness – everything you need for a great weekend!


Hungry? Dubai Restaurant Week makes its return this weekend, giving foodies the chance to experience Dubai’s most-renowned restaurants at mouth-watering prices.

Running from March 25 to April 10 in conjunction with Dubai Food Festival, the eighth edition of Dubai Restaurant Week offers diners the chance to take advantage of brilliantly-priced set meals at the city’s best restaurants, with two-course lunches starting at just AED 95, and premium three-course dinner experiences starting at AED 150.

This year’s edition features more than 40 of Dubai’s finest restaurants across a range of culinary styles, including Torno Subito, Brasserie Boulud, Nobu, Hakkasan, Toro Toro, The London Project, Bella, BOCA and many more, with some of the best chefs in the world including Massimo Bottura, Akira Black, Heinz Beck, Daniel Boulud and Gordon Ramsay the culinary masterminds behind the menus.

Dubai Restaurant Week also gives food fans the opportunity to try something new, with an array of new restaurants taking part in the gastronomic extravaganza, including The Pangolin Restaurant and Lounge at Els Club Dubai Sports City, contemporary Asian fusion restaurant, Taiko at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk WAFI and The MAINE Land Brasserie in Business Bay. 

With all dining experiences, events and activations during DFF following prevailing safety protocols and social distancing guidelines to ensure a safe experience for all, Dubai Restaurant Week bookings must be made in advance by contacting the reservation team at the selected restaurants.

Please ensure to quote Dubai Restaurant Week when reserving your table.


Kicking off four weeks of Friday fun, That Dubai Girl and Media One Hotel launch The Urban Market DXB on March 26.

A huge market selling clothing, home, beauty, wellness, fitness and everything in between, The Urban Market DXB will showcase 30 different vendors every week, selling both pre-loved fashion and high-street favourites, with the aim of highlighting new brands and products whilst encouraging recycling and sustainability. Running from 11am-6pm, with free fitness classes for early birds, along with healthy food and drink options for those wanting to hang out before and after classes, The Urban Market also offers various lunch and drink packages from 2-6pm. Free to attend, The Urban Market is strictly for over 16s – children aged 12+ are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 

Reform Social & Grill has partnered with Treats Card – a community card offering up to 50% off partner services – to launch the city’s best dog-friendly market. On Friday March 26, treat your furry friends to a yoga or a HITT class led by Dog Parents in UAE, while Dogventure and Canine MOE will host sessions on obedience and agility. An on-site grooming van hosted by VIP Pets will also be on hand, with a photo booth to capture that perfect family portrait. With over 15 vendors taking over the lawn and lakeside space showcasing unique doggy products along with activities for your four-legged friends, as well as a pooch-friendly menu that allows you and your dog to enjoy breakfast simultaneously, Reform Social & Grill will also be accepting cat and dog food donations to support Ras Al Khaimah Animal Welfare Centre.

To reserve your spot book here


Rove Hotels and Enhance Fitness have brought free fitness and wellness to the sunny shores of Dubai’s iconic La Mer beachfront throughout the month, and this Saturday, Rovers are invited to heal, unwind, recharge and relax as the sun sets. Kicking off at 5pm, expert instructor Ocindy will guide participants through a series of postures designed to open and strengthen the body, with each posture an introduction to the next, joined together with the breath to create a rhythmic flow.

Pre-booking is essential to take part – call 04 4561 999 or Whatsapp 050 517 6833 to reserve your spot.  


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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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