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.
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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.
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!
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 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.
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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 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.
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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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