Happy 51st National Day, UAE…
Join the celebrations this weekend with tons of unmissable events and experiences around town. Here’s our list of 12 great things to do in Dubai this weekend.
Thursday, December 1
Head to the action-packed Rugby Sevens
Emirates Dubai Rugby 7s is one of the biggest events in the sporting and social calendar, whether you’re a rugby fan or not. The music, sport and entertainment festival is back in full swing for 2022 and the huge three-day event will once again take place at The Sevens Stadium from 1-3 December. Tickets are now on sale, which are free on Thursday, Dhs400 on Friday, Dhs375 on Saturday or Dhs475 for the full weekend; available on the Emirates Dubai 7s website. Expect live music all weekend from artists like Gorgon City, Cuban Brothers and Craig David.
Emirates Dubai 7s, The Sevens Stadium, Dubai, Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 December. dubairugby7s.com
Watch the spectacular fireworks
Get outdoors with the family and watch the dazzling celebrations from one of Dubai’s many venues. At The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah, you can also enjoy a fountain show, if you go to Global Village you can shop and dine heartily and if you go to Dubai Festival City Mall, you can also visit Vibes. by the bay or shop throughout the mall.
Here you will find a whole collection of places where you can see the fireworks.
Enjoy a festive afternoon tea at voco Bonnington Dubai
From 14:00 to 17:00 from 1 to 23 December, head to voco Bonnington Dubai for a festive afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones, cakes and mulled wine or Christmas cocktails. It will cost you Dhs149 per person.
my name is Bonnington Dubai, Jumeirah Lake Towers, JLT Cluster J, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 356 0000. vocobonnington.com
Friday December 2
Take part in family fun at Dubai’s parks and resorts
Ideal for families looking for an exciting getaway this weekend. From the world’s largest UAE Lego minifigure flag at Legoland Dubai to a falconry display and traditional dances at Riverland, there’s plenty to do at Dubai Parks and Resorts this Emirates National Day weekend United Arabs The family favorite destination will be decked out in the colors of the UAE flag to celebrate the occasion across all of its properties. There will also be a magnificent firework display on December 2 at 7pm and 9pm.
From December 1 to 4. Dhs295 per person (one park pass). dubaiparksandresorts.com
Get a limited edition UAE flag pizza at Monno
In celebration of the UAE’s 51st National Day on December 2, UAE-owned restaurant Monno will proudly serve a limited-edition UAE flag pizza prepared with the authentic Neapolitan style. Toppings include creamy fior di latte mozzarella from Naples, fresh rocket and black olives. The delicious pizza is available for one day only for lunch and dinner at Monno and is priced at Dhs50 per pizza.
304 Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 noon to midnight. Phone: (0)43322255, www.monno.ae
Visit Expo City Dubai and take part in the National Day celebrations
Expo City Dubai is celebrating UAE National Day with a series of activities from 1st to 4th December. Visitors will enjoy an Al Azi performance with poetry directed by Emirati poet AlWasmy at the surreal water fountain and see an immersive projection at the iconic Al Wasl Plaza. You can also enjoy delicious Emirati hospitality at the cultural market and view art and photography exhibitions and enjoy hands-on experience at the workshops.
Celebrate with a night swim in the world’s highest infinity pool
Capture the essence of Dubai from spectacular heights with an unforgettable night swim in the world’s highest 360º infinity pool. On Fridays between 20:00 and 23:00, enjoy a refreshing dip in Aura’s temperature controlled pool under a blanket of stars with sparkling views of Dubai Marina for Dhs250 per person .
Aura Sky Lounge, St Regis Hotel, Palm Jumeirah. Friday, December 2, from 8 to 11 p.m. Dhs250 non redeemable. auraskypool.com.
Saturday December 3
Join this amazing breakfast and chai tasting around Dubai
Get a taste of Dubai’s most historic neighborhood on this special edition National Day tour in partnership with Project Chaiwala and Rove Hotels. Rediscover the city’s roots, stroll through the spice souk, explore hidden gems with fresh-from-a-street-baked stuffed breads, exquisite chocolate proudly made in Dubai, and then cool off with a frozen Persian delight from one of the city’s oldest cafes. area Along the way, the guide will share stories and local details that will make you truly appreciate the transformation that this humble fishing settlement has undergone over five decades.
Saturday, December 3. From 8.45 to 11.45 h. 8 years and over. Dhs125 per person. fryingpanadventures.com
Check out the latest exhibition at Infinity des Lumiѐres
Infinite since lights is celebrating National Day with an incredible offer for the whole family to enjoy. Between November 30 and December 4, adults can enjoy discounted tickets for the 45-minute experience for just Dhs99, while little ones (up to 13 years old) get in for just Dhs49 . The current exhibition, ‘Raise the vibration‘, brings together the timeless works of Gaudí, Kandinsky and Klee with poetic symphonies spanning different genres.
Dubai Mall, Level 2, opposite Galeries Lafayette. From Monday to Thursday from 10am to 10pm, from Friday to Sunday from 10am to 11pm. infinitylumieres.com
Move your body on the beach with Crank
Heading to the beach this weekend? Homegrown fitness store Crank is hosting a unique Ride at Salt, Kite Beach class. The 45-minute class will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 a.m. Pedal through tough climbs and power up for powerful sprints in the signature full-body workout.
Crank, SAL, Kite Beach. Saturday, December 3. 7:30 a.m. Dhs60 for beginners, Dhs120 per class. crank-fit.com
Bring your best detective skills to this murder mystery night
Take part in an immersive theatrical investigation at Murder Mystery: The Emerald House, located at the Al Seef Heritage Hotel. Travel to early 1900s Arabia, use your detective skills to search various rooms, find clues and interrogate suspects. Can you unmask the real killer? Don’t miss out on this intriguing experience starting Saturday, December 3rd for a limited time only. Reserve a spot now for Dhs210 per person.
At Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton. Saturday December 3. 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dhs 210 febreup.com
Sunday, December 4
Enjoy a lunch on the beach with Argentine flavors
This weekend only, Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco is in town. Drawing on his Argentinian heritage, Chef Mauro will create tasty dishes perfect to share with your friends and family. Enjoy fresh South American flavors with appetizing starters like grilled tender octopus, golden empanadas and light ceviche, followed by grilled fish, prawns and wood-fired meats straight from the grill, all to a backdrop of beats rhythms by DJ Nader.
Weekend Vibes at Mauro Colagreco’s Beach Bar and Grill, One and Only Royal Mirage, Dubai. Every Friday and Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm. Tel: (0)4 315 2414. oneandonlyresorts.com
Celebrate it as a family with the OliOli National Day pass
OliOli welcomes children and adults of all ages to explore, discover and create magical memories with the family pass offer. Starting at AED 229 for two children, the same number of adults go free, making it easy for the whole family to celebrate, kids and adults alike can create joyful memories in their favorite OliOli galleries, filled with interactive exhibits, hands-on activities and tons of wholesome fun, plus enjoy the return of a much-loved festive temporary exhibit – Magical Winterland!
OliOli, Al Quoz, Dubai. From December 1 to 4. From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Friday. Dhs229 for two children and two adults. Tel: (0)4 702 7300, olioli.ae
Discover Emirati culture through a unique dining experience
Built around a sacred tree, the Neem Tree Lounge is an eclectic new space that combines Emirati heritage and modern design to bring stories of the past back to life. With a large outdoor screen, you can cheer on your team in the world cup while enjoying traditional UAE dishes such as saffron seafood soup, lamb hares, margoga, and finish on a sweet note with luquaimat (traditional dumplings topped with a sweet date syrup and sesame seeds).
Neem, DIFC Gate Avenue South. Every day from 12pm to 5am. Tel: (0)4 5875575. neem.ae
Enjoy at Aqua Parks Leisure
Aqua Park, Dubai’s first water park with freshwater pools, offers over 21 different activities for families to enjoy, from frog jumps to monkey bars and more. Open daily from 8.30am, the water park is suitable for children aged three and over. It’s sure to keep you splashing and smiling all day long.
Kite Beach, every day, from 8.30 am until sunset. Dhs60 per hour. 3 years and over. Tel: (0)45 61 6877. @aquaparksleisure