From Dubai Rugby Sevens to a massive EDM mashup, there’s some big festivals happening, to discounted tickets, dinner deals and free stuff for UAE National Day, we’ve got you covered when it comes to having the biggest and best weekend.
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Here are 7 things to do in Dubai over the long weekend.
To celebrate no work on Monday, Drai’s are throwing open their doors for a special National Day brunch on Sunday December 2. The five hour all-inclusive package will run from noon until 5pm, although doors open at 11am so head down early to bag the best beds.
Drai’s, Gate B, Meydan Grandstand, doors open 11am to 9pm, brunch 12.30pm to 5pm, Dhs225 ladies, Dhs295 guys. Tel: (052) 388 8857. draisdxb.com
You’ll be able to catch not one, but two fireworks shows at 8pm and 10pm on Sunday December 2 at Festival City Mall. Known for their extravagant National Day celebrations, Festival Bay will be kicking off festivities from 2pm, which will include traditional Ayala dance performances and a brand new light and laser show.
Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City, 8pm and 10pm, Sunday December 2. dubaifestivalcitymall.com
Park House is serving free Café Rider Roastery coffee at its Nessnass Beach location from 9am to noon on National Day.
Nessnass Beach, Jumeirah 3 (behind Sunset Mall), 9am to noon. Tel:(04) 2521565. parkhouse.ae
The annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Irish VIllage is one of the biggest and best festive events of the year. Taking place this year on Monday December 3, it will feature live music from two choirs, festive eats such as mulled wine and mince pies, as well as the small matter of turning the lights on on the giant twinkly tree.
Irish Village, Garhoud, Dubai, 7pm to 10pm, Monday December 3. Tel: (04) 282 4750. theirishvillage.com
If you’ve got another day off, why not head out for breakfast. At Address Boulevard, breakfast runs from 6.30am to 11am, and features a hearty breakfast spread including cold cuts, cereals, authentic American breakfast dishes and a selection of coffees and teas. It’s priced at Dhs137 per person, or opt for a la carte.
The Restaurant, Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 6.30am to 11am weekdays, 6.30am to 12pm weekends, Dhs137. Tel: (04) 888 3444. addresshotels.com
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