Embrace the weekend with these fun-filled activities in the UAE

Embrace the weekend with these fun-filled activities in the UAE

From outdoor barbecues to festive activities, there are several things to do in town this weekend.

Ascent Rooftop

Experience breathtaking sunsets and vibrant evenings at Ascent Rooftop, nestled in Fortune Hotel Dubai. Recently revamped, it boasts a stunning outdoor area offering panoramic views of Downtown Dubai and Dubai Creek. Savor expertly crafted hot and cold drinks while enjoying affordable prices, ideal for Karama and Bur Dubai locals. Step into a cozy space with live acoustic music and themed nights like ladies' nights and happy hours. Find us at Fortune Atrium Hotel, Khalid Bin Al Walid St, Bur Dubai, open from 6 pm to 3 am.

Turkey Takeaway

Discover a serene gem in Downtown Dubai - The Grazer, nestled near Dubai Mall. Relish a menu crafted with love and organic goodness, away from the city's rush. Escape to this cozy spot for home-cooked meals, indoors or out. For a sustainable touch, savor their opulent Afternoon Tea or health-conscious Turkey Takeaway this festive season. Pre-order 48 hours ahead for a hassle-free, joyous celebration. Until December 31, delight in a 5 to 6-kg turkey feast with all trimmings and giblet gravy for Dh499. Grab a 15% early bird discount by ordering before December 15.

Celebrating South Indian Delicacies

Join the Winter Seafood Festival at Kovalam, a 25-year-old gem in Dubai, from December 5 to December 20. Located at President Hotel Dubai, Kovalam crafts a fusion of Indian, Chinese, and Continental flavors, celebrating South Indian and coastal tastes. Indulge in a specially curated menu of exquisite fish dishes, offering an authentic coastal dining experience. Beyond food, revel in Kovalam's southern-inspired ambiance, taking you on a culinary voyage. Join us at President Hotel Al Karama, starting at Dh39.

Brownie Day

On December 8, enjoy International Brownie Day, at Yummy Dosa for a sweet delight! Enjoy their signature Brownie Sizzler, usually Dh25, now just Dh8 for one day. Experience the warm, gooey brownie paired with vanilla ice cream—a perfect treat in Dubai's winter. Available at all Yummy Dosa outlets throughout the day. Treat yourself and loved ones after a week's hard work and make this Brownie Day special!

Christmas Activities

Join us at Harvey Nichols in the Mall of the Emirates for an exclusive Christmas wreath-making workshop with Goshá, Dubai's urban florist. From December 8 to 10, 4 pm to 6 pm daily, discover the art of crafting the perfect centerpiece for your table. Limited spots are available! Reserve your spot by sending a direct message to on social media. Find us on Level 1 at Mall of the Emirates for an engaging workshop, offering hands-on experience in festive wreath designing. Don't miss this chance to elevate your holiday décor!

Cheese Lovers Rejoice

Join Spinney’s supermarket for a shot at the Guinness World Records title in the World’s Largest Cheese Tasting Event! Happening this Friday, December 8, starting at 5:30 pm at Mercato Mall, hosted by Kris Fade. Delight in French cheese flavors amidst cheesy live entertainment. Plus, win prizes worth Dh30,000! Bring the festive vibes and remember, the more, the merrier! Don't miss out on this unique and flavor-packed event!

Eat Meat

Get ready for an adventure-filled weekend at Cucina Del Sul’s Meats & Mountains food festival! Returning to Jebel Hafit Desert Park in Al Ain for two weekends starting this Saturday, December 9, from 4 pm. Enjoy open-fire feasts and family-friendly fun like kite-flying, scenic hikes in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, live music, camel rides, and an outdoor art exhibition featuring Emirati artists. Join the Meats & Mountains event from 4 pm. Tickets: Dh360 for adults, Dh90 for children aged five and above.

Fundraising Event Run

On Saturday, December 9, Al Maha partners with Al Jalila Foundation for its annual charity fundraiser supporting causes in Africa and the Middle East. Join the 10km fun run at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, starting at 3 pm. Explore the breathtaking desert landscapes on this unique journey. Registration is Dh100 per person, inclusive of a race kit and entry to a raffle draw. Whether walking, jogging, or running, relish the beauty of conservation and nature. Open to individuals aged 10 and above. Visit for more information.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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