Time Out Dubai's Massive Xmas Giveaway

Win one of ten Dhs1,000 vouchers to spend at Dubai Shopping Festival


Here at Time Out Dubai, we know that the festive period can be a crazily busy time. In fact, what with all the travel, parties and hosting you can hardly find the time to properly treat yourself.

Well, since it’s the season of generosity and giving, we’re here with 24 days of terrific prizes, our advent calendar of sorts. You can win meals out, staycations, Christmas brunches, shopping sprees, festival tickets and more.

Check back here every day for the latest competition, and you can find today's competition below.

At this time of year, it’s our gift to you, dear reader.

Win one of ten Dhs1,000 vouchers to spend at Dubai Shopping Festival
To celebrate the 23rd edition of the annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) commencing on 26th December, we’re giving ten lucky winners a chance to win Dhs1,000! Everyday, starting from the first day of DSF Tuesday 26th December, one lucky person will be chosen and given a AED 1,000 voucher to spend at ANY mall in Dubai.


Win a city resort break for two at the Amwaj Rotana
Enjoy some time off with a beach break for two at Amwaj Rotana. Ideally located along Dubai's famous leisure strip known as The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, you will experience the height of comfort at Amwaj Rotana Hotel. Each room has its own balcony facing the Arabian Gulf Sea and Palm Jumeirah. Complimentary WiFi is also available. Recreational activities on the hotel grounds include temperature-controlled adults' and kids' swimming pools, gymnasium, Jacuzzi, steam rooms, sauna and a spa. The kids get to have their own fun too with Flipper's Kids’ Club activity centre.


Win a brunch for four at Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR

Located in the middle of JBR in the Rixos Premium hotel, the larger-than-life party bar focuses on good times, laidback vibes, live music and sports. Weekly events include daily Happy Hours, live gigs with the house bands, Ladies’ Night, Friday’s Big Fat Brunch and so much more.

With its industrial American design, rustic finishes and vintage accents, it’s the best place for an after-work drink and boasts a dedicated, food truck inspired, street-food-style urban bistro on the second floor. The casual menu is full of finger licking favourites from all corners of the globe, there’s something for every craving. Feast on your favourite flat breads, dive into a burger or get in on some dim sum with your pals. Sweet tooth? There’s a Mr Whippy in-house, serving up soft-serve ice creams, plus live music, DJs, all the sporting action, pool tables, three bar areas, and a secret garden, it doesn’t get any bigger or better than this!


Win brunch for four at The Atlantic Dubai

Nestled in Souk Al Bahar in the heart of Downtown Dubai, The Atlantic Dubai offers the ultimate seafood dining experience with unbeatable views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. Guests can expect a menu of the highest quality, showcasing only the finest and freshest produce available from the land and sea. The Melbourne franchise practices an “Ocean to Plate” philosophy which is reflected in every aspect of the restaurant, from its design and ambience, to service and cuisine. The signature dish is the Olive Oil Confit Salmon with Heirloom Vegetables & Herb Jus. The exquisite dining options are sure to rouse the senses, from the oyster bar to the à la carte menu, through to The Atlantic’s signature set menus. Weekly events include Ladies’ night and Friday brunch, a seafood affair where brunch-goers enjoy flavourful creations whilst marveling at the panoramic views from the gorgeous terrace.


Win Friday brunch for two at Eloquent Elephant

A stylish artisan gastropub with huge personality, The Eloquent Elephant is perfectly located at lobby level of Taj Dubai, with its own direct entrance. Featuring starters, main course, desserts as well as special sharing platters and boards, the menu is a good selection of well-crafted British and international dishes with a gastronomic touch and a contemporary uncomplicated presentation. Inspired by a Victorian passion for collection, the gastro pub is clad in brass with vintage inspired metal window frames, aged-feel timber flooring and unique light fittings in large bell jars. Whether it is a business lunch, or after work happy-hours, The Eloquent Elephant is sure to be one of the most sought after venues.


Win brunch for four at Miss Tess’s Wednesday Night Asian Invasion

Miss Tess the unconventional kitchen & bar at Taj Dubai presents new-Asian street food like it has never been seen before, served in a surprising and delighting fashion, surround by eclectic interiors which will transport guests to the bustling street markets of Asia.

Hosted by Miss Tess herself, a mysterious woman that has travelled the streets of Asia collecting inspiration and experiences along the way, diners will be invited on a journey of discovery with Miss Tess as the alluring guide.

Miss Tess will lead service like a theatrical performance, engaging with guests, as delicious and enticing drinks and dishes fill the tables, creating an electric yet effortless atmosphere. Taking culinary inspiration from Korean, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisines, Miss Tess will offer food and thirst-quenchers designed to savour with friends.


Win pool access and lunch for two at Coco at Media One

Enjoy a slice of Miami in the middle of Dubai at the newest addition to Media One, Coco. Soak up the sun poolside with pool access for two, with two main courses and two soft drinks. Coco is the perfect spot to enjoy some you time, with a fresh new look, friendly staff, delicious food and a chilled vibe.


Win a night for four at garden on 8’s Ribs, Wings & Things!

Enjoy unlimited Ribs, Wings & Things at the newly extended garden on 8 at Media One. Chicken wings, onion rings and a variety of meats are on offer at this new night. For 2 hours of your choice on a Monday of your choice, anytime between 12pm and 12am enjoy the meat sweats with 3 of your friends!


Win a weekend stay for two at Sheraton Dubai Creek

Known for its mesmerizing view of Dubai Creek, Sheraton Dubai Creek features authentic Italian cuisine eatery Vivaldi, home of Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo. And you can win a weekend break at this luxury hotel, complete with breakfast and lunch included.


Win an overnight stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community

Enjoy a relaxing night at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community, a true oasis in the heart of the desert. The hotel is home to Arabohemian poolside hangout, casual social house and eatery SOBO, and Cucina – an authentic Italian neighbourhood restaurant. The stay includes breakfast and a Dhs100 F&B voucher.


Win an evening brunch for four at Q43

Q43 offers different deals and events throughout the week such as lads’ night, ladies’ night, happy hours, Friday brunch and more at this New York-inspired bar. The combination of business lunch, dining and lounge area makes Q43 a place where you can feel at ease, whatever you feel like doing. Winner of “Best Bar” and “Best Ladies’ Night” in 2015, Q43 has made its mark on the Dubai nightlife scene.


Win a Fiesta Latina brunch for two at Waka

Set to take your weekends to a whole new level, the Fiesta Latina bunch at Waka features the best of Latin American cuisine, coupled with exciting entertainment, lively music and Brazilian Carnival dancers. Serving a variety of signature dishes, Chef Roberto and his team showcase a the most delectable dining options, including ceviches, makis, spare ribs and an indulgent truffle quinoa risotto.


Win brunch for four at The City Brunch, Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Dubai

City Brunch at The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City is a chef-centric foodie affair with fun for all the family. This December, The City Brunch is taking it to the next level with festive atmosphere! Get the loose outfits on to enjoy a full Christmas carvery, a selection of festive inspired beverages and 3 hours of dancing to seasonal classics played by our DJ Chef Jerin! And the kids can enjoy their magical time in our Elf Workshop. Every Friday from 1pm to 4.30pm, Seasonal Tastes - 1st Floor, The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City.


Win dinner for two at Cavalli Club, Restaurant & Lounge’s Wednesday Midnight Brunch

Enjoy a late night brunch with DJ Mad Beats and live entertainment followed by an award-winning urban night. Unlimited food and drink from 8:30pm – midnight with dishes including pastas, meats, sushi and salads. Dine under the famous chandeliers as the Cavalli team take care of your every need.


Keep the music going all year round with this music bundle worth Dhs1,500

Music makes the world go round, or at the very least it turns a room full of awkwardly-silent people into a party. That’s why we’re giving you the chance to win this bundle of musical gifts worth Dhs1,500. Get your hands on an Onyx Studio 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker from Harman Kardon, a wireless pair of Smokin’ Buds 2 by Skullcandy earphones, plus a backup wired pair, as well as a Romoss portable powerbank to keep the party going all year round.


Win two tickets to a special screening of The Disaster Artist at Dubai Marina Mall!

With The Disaster Artist, director James Franco (As I Lay Dying, Child of God) transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.


Win dinner for four at Level 43 Sky Lounge worth Dhs700

Officially opening its doors in September 2014, this chic modern restaurant and lounge crowns the 43 story building on the busy and bustling Sheikh Zayed Road, providing its visitors with a spectacular panoramic views of Dubai's skyline. Viewing the city's most iconic monuments like Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis, Dubai Mall, and the Jumeirah coastline, guests can quickly take in the beauty of Dubai within a moment's time. A place where beauty and magnificence are commonly used to describe the breathtaking views, Level 43 Sky Lounge has more to offer than just a unique outlook of Dubai. Offering lunch, sundowners, and social sharing dining options, guests are able to enjoy great snacks and drinks to accommodate the gorgeous sights. Cocktails, mocktails and tasty tapas are the contents of the menu, along with other tasty treats that will tickle a few taste buds while your mind wanders. The outlet offers both indoor seating as well as outdoor seating, perfect for pre-dinner cocktails or luscious sundowners. With cool breezes, frosty drinks at hand, and laidback melodies to sweeten the view along with an upbeat touch of the in house music stylist, Level 43 Sky Lounge sets the perfect tone of relaxation and revitalization that is sure to wow any visitor.


Win a Sushi dinner for four at Level 43 Sky Lounge worth Dhs700

Level 43 Sky Lounge at Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road is rollin’ high as they introduce a live Sushi bar, adding a wide variety of Sushi, Sashimi and Maki offerings to its popular existing menu.


Win a meal for two at Culinary Week at Anantara The Palm

Taste the finest culinary offerings from our signature restaurants at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort from 10 to 16 December. Enjoy Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine at Mekong, which offers a journey infused with rich and flavourful discovery. Indulge with your loved ones in authentic eastern recipes at rickshaw-style seating or oriental tables with amazing views of Dubai skyline. Foodie lovers will appreciate the menu at The Beach House Restaurant where they can tantalise there taste buds with crunchy calamari and brochette on the outdoor terrace which transform into a lounge with a chilled-out vibe offering shisha and enhanced by the tunes of the resident DJ. The journey gets better with a hearty meal that reflects the rustic outdoors, discover Bushman's Restaurant & Bar the well-known Australian Steakhouse. Relish succulent cuts of prime meat and fresh seafood prepared in the Parilla Grill and charcoal ovens, paired with superior Australian beverages.


Win a suite staycation with dinner and couples massage at Fairmont Dubai

A luxurious overnight stay in One Bedroom Suite awaits one lucky couple, including Fairmont Gold Lounge access, breakfast buffet, dinner at the Turkish rooftop lounge Dokuz and Aromatherapy Relaxation massage for two at The Spa.


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