Celebrate Burns Night in Dubai with these Scottish dishes
Time Out Dubai has a list of restaurants in Dubai celebrating Burns Night (January 25) and serving haggis, including The Ivy, D&A and Rivington Grill
In commemoration of the national poet, Robert Burns, a few Dubai restaurants will be paying culinary homage with traditional Scottish-themed dishes on January 25. Whether you're after something Downtown, off the Sheikh Zayed Road or Umm Seqeim, we've suggested a some places to enjoy grub that will make you think you're in Scotland. See the Burns Night in Dubai offers.
And so you don't look out of place, here are five things you need to know about the iconic poet.
Burns had 12 children, the last of which was born the day the great poet was laid to rest, at the age of 37.
Auld Lang Syne, written by Robert Burns appears in the Guiness Worlds Records as one of the most popular songs of all time.
Only Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus (as well as relgious figures) have more statues of themselves in the world than Burns.
It has been claimed one of the most popular pop songs of all time, Thriller by Michael Jackson was inspired by some of Burns' work.
In 2009, Burns was the first person to be commemorated on a Coca Cola bottle.