With UAE National Day AND Christmas right around the corner, we have lots to be celebrating mamas! Check out this week’s edition of The Weekender to find out what’s happening around town during this exciting festive season!
Fresh Asian Food from Anantara
Head to the Sam Yan Monday Market at Mekong to experience fresh food in a fun and authentic Asian atmosphere! They bring vibrant, market-style cooking stations right to Dubai’s doorstep! AED200 per head, or get house drinks included for AED325. Children under 12 eat for AED100, and under 6’s go free!
Where: Mekong, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
When: Every Monday from 6pm
Booking: 04 567 8304
The UAE National Day Polo Cup 2015
Celebrate the spirit of UAE National Day with a spectacular Polo Cup: a festival of polo, horse shows and traditional entertainment. You can experience all the action live from the comfort of the Bubble Lounge. Plus, the celebrations will be continuing into the night at the Polo After Party. Polo Field Entry price is AED 50 per adult, AED 25 per child (6 to 12 years old).
Where: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
When: Friday, 27 November
Booking: 04 361 8111
Ripe Night Market is back!
Take your love of food past sunset to taste some of the region’s best local food businesses at Ripe. Enjoy entertainment from local artists, live movie screenings, a variety of activities for adults and children alike, all set under the stars. Plus, entry is completely free for all!
Where: Al Barsha Pond Park
When: Saturday, 28 November, 4pm-9pm
Contact: 04 380 7602 – booking not required!
Nordic Christmas Fun Day
Organised by The Nordic Business Councils in Dubai, this family fun day includes a small market, arts and crafts for the kids, family competitions, and a chance to visit Santa in his grotto! The event aims to bring together Nordic families over the festive season, but everyone is welcome to join in! We love the sound of the Christmas Dance around the Christmas trees at 4pm! The price is AED 59, and children under 3 go free!
Where: Jebel Ali Resort, Dubai
When: Saturday, 28 November, 11am-4pm
Calling all Animal Lovers!
Animal lovers, mark this one in your diary to enjoying a little retail therapy at this Animal Action UAE Christmas Garage Sale! This community event will help animals in need in the region. There will be brand new and pre-loved items, and if you buy something too big to fit in your car (we’ve all been there, mamas!), removal company Crown Relocations has volunteered to deliver to our doors. Plus, it’s all for the cutest cause!
Where: Umm Suqeim 1, Villa 49, Al Qeirab Street
When: Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27, 8am-12pm
Things are starting to get festive at ARTE Market, so why not head to Times Square to start your Christmas shopping (or finish it off, if you are far more organised than us!) You’ll meet some of the most talented crafters in the UAE and you can take your time browsing, buying, and heading home feeling smug that you’ve got the ball rolling on your shopping.
Where: Friday, 27 November and 11 December, 11am-7pm
When: Times Square, Sheikh Zayed Road
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