The weekend's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai this weekend, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars, spas, cinema and more
Congratulations, you made it through the week and now it's time to relax and enjoy the many wonders Dubai has to offer, from morning until night. So whether it is parties or peaceful places you're after, we have it covered.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is offering up some special offers to celebrate its Culinary Week (Sunday December 10 until Saturday December 16). Try out Asian dishes at Mekong, chill out with a pizza at The Beach House or dig into steaks at Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar. You can enjoy a three-course meal at any of the three restaurants for Dhs279 including a glass of grape or hops.
Want to ride an abra with Santa? Of course you do. The man in red will traverse the waterways of the Madinat Jumeirah to reach the resort’s annual Festive Market, which will take place on Fort Island from Friday December 15 to Wednesday 27. Inspired by a traditional German Festive Market, this 1,750 sq m winter wonderland will feature at its centre an interactive LED Christmas tree. Tuck into roasted chestnuts and seasonal beverages while the young ones enjoy a North Pole train, giant snowball pit and two-lane bungee jump. Santa will appear daily at 5pm and 7pm.
The Santa Shuffle is back! The massive 15-hour bar tour will be taking place today. The tour will take you to three of the city’s pubs – Jekyll & Hyde, The Scene and Mr Miyagi’s, kicking off at 11am with breakfast butties at Jekyll & Hyde. You’ll get 15 vouchers for food and drink and a Santa outfit, too.
Spurred on by the Dubai Fitness Challenge? Head to Marina Mall promenade every Friday throughout winter to take advantage of the free yoga classes. Led by Lululemon’s yoga experts, you can kick-start your weekend with a free session at 8.30am. Mats are provided and everyone is welcome, seasoned yogi or not. Free. Ongoing.
Visit Opposite Attracts at Opera Gallery Dubai, which is exhibiting work by artists Pascal Haudressy and Alfred Haberpointner. The show highlights how art is being interpreted through opposite mediums – from wood to video.