To celebrate the UAE’S Golden Jubilee, there are plenty of exciting activities lined up to experience and enjoy with your loved ones.

Emirates Woman has curated the ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – December 1 to December 4, 2021.

Experience a winter pop-up at The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall

With an exquisite array of holiday accessories, everyone visiting can already stock up on luxurious pieces for the festive season. From winter-scented candles to intricate ornaments, shopping for your favourite items has never been more fun. Brands such as Pottery Barn, West Elm and Williams Sonoma. This festive pop-up is on until December 4, 2021, and is located on the ground floor at the Star Atrium.

Book in a luxury staycation

Park Hyatt
If you’re staying close to home over the UAE National Day long weekend, a staycation is never a bad idea. From all-inclusive deals to credit vouchers, the UAE’s most luxurious hotels have something for everyone. For that long overdue staycation, Emirates Woman has curated a list of all the luxurious deals to book ASAP. From Emirates Palace to the Th8 Palm, a new hotel with impressive views of Dubai’s skyline, there are plenty of getaways to refresh at.

Explore the UAE’s heritage at the Mall of The Emirates

Winter - Mall of The Emirates

A unique cultural hub has been launched to reflect the thriving future of the UAE. This popular mall has collaborated with Emirati artists and designers to combine art, fashion, food and cultural activations and exhibitions of several pioneers. Guests can enjoy a new boutique movie-watching experience at the Majlis cinema, which will showcase Emirati films and old days footage. There will be pop-art pieces present from local and international artists, which depict both the desert and ocean in a contemporary format.For all art and history lovers, Zeman Awwal is all set to work with talented artists and designers.

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Try this sophisticated dinner at Nikki Beach

Dinner in the Sand

This time of year marks the best weather in the UAE and there’s no better way to enjoy it than dining alfresco. With that, one of Dubai’s best alfresco dining experiences, Nikki Beach’s Dinner in the Sand, is set to make a return just in time for the long weekend. Dine at one of the most relaxed settings in Dubai under the stars, right on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Enjoy a two-course meal for Dhs270 with a welcome drink or a three-course meal with a welcome drink for Dhs370 as you dine in style under the midnight sky. Dinner in the Sand is available to book on Thursday, December 2 and Friday, December 23 from 7pm to 11pm. To book call or WhatsApp +971 54 791 0049.

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Visit any of the expert brow studios

brau dubai salon brows microblading eyelash extension premium

There are several studios in Dubai that have mastered the art of the eyebrow with finesse. From microblading to tinting, there are a host of innovative treatments that deliver thick fluffy brows that will frame your face perfectly. To keep you in the brow know-how, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the must-visit studios in Dubai.

Support these fashion brands

Featured Image UAE launches

National Day Weekend this year is more than a celebration, it’s a moment in history as the UAE reaches its 50th anniversary. So, there is no wonder that some brands are taking this moment to dedicate designs and curate pieces to mark the milestone. From local brands to powerhouses, brands are keen to show their appreciation to the Emirates through eclectic and exclusive pieces that are likely to be limited edition too.

Test your knowledge about the UAE

Ain Dubai

As the UAE celebrates its Golden Jubilee, the nation is looking back on the incredible history of the country, as well as the exponential growth it has seen in just 50 years. Some will have lived in the UAE since the country’s inception, while some may have only been here for a short while. But, while we celebrate half a century of the UAE, we thought it was only fitting to test your knowledge of the country.

You can take the quiz here

Treat the ultimate foodie in your life

Eid Hamper
When it comes to the festive season, you can never go wrong with a foodie gift. From hampers to premium cheese boards, there are an array of culinary options that are sure to facilitate an indulgent festive season. To ease the process, Emirates Woman has curated a guide for the gourmand on your gift list who will love it all.

Escape to Sonara Camp

Guests can experience a one-a-kind experience at this traditional getaway that will showcase a host of events for the upcoming long weekend. From a falcon and hawk show to a mouth-watering BBQ selection of desserts, there’s plenty of onboard delectable delights to savour during this bespoke experience. The UAE National Day packages are priced at Dhs580 per adult and Dhs250 per child for the sunset experiences, Dhs980 per adult and Dhs490 per child for the sunset and dinner experience and Dhs 1,730 for the nomad tent and Dhs1,980 for the lotus ten for the adult for an overnight adventure.

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Indulge in some clean beauty at Project bYouty

Project bYouty

This minimal e-commerce platform has launched an exclusive offer to mark the UAE’s milestone. To celebrate 50 years, customers can avail several beauty products with a 30 per cent discount from a plethora of brands including Faace, Bjork & Berries, Nood and many more, with same-day delivery within the UAE. A special code ‘SHEROES’ needs to be added at checkout.

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Relish an afternoon tea with your loved ones

Afternoon Tea - Al Fayrooz Jumeirah Al Qasr

Fancy an afternoon tea with your loved ones? You’re in the right place as we’ve rounded up a selection of premium offerings around Dubai to not miss this season. From glistening views of Dubai’s skyline to unmissable decadent delights that each venue has to offer, there are a host of venues to visit. Emirates Woman has gathered a list of all the must-visit venues to book in for the long weekend.

Unwind at a relaxing pool day

Fairmont The Palm

There’s nothing like a relaxing day by the pool or the beach to unwind with friends, family, or even alone. From redeemable food and beverages vouchers to the picturesque views of Dubai’s skyline, Emirates Woman has gathered an edit of the most stylish venues with their pool offerings in Dubai. Call in advance to check the offers available and reservations need to be made prior to visiting.

Celebrate at the Early Dinner show at Billionaire Mansion


Showcasing the crème de la crème of talented professionals, this entertainment-filled destination is all set to host yet another popular evening with a sumptuous set menu and an exclusive show featuring entertainers from around the world. It takes place every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm and is priced at Dhs450 at Billionaire Mansion at Taj Hotel in Business Bay.

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Visit any of these popular breakfast spots

Breakfast - Brunch & Cake

With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, the best way to relish it is in style. With Dubai’s extensive dining scene, there are plenty of eateries that offer a delectable array of dishes to help you kickstart your day. Emirates Woman has curated a list of delicious breakfast havens to delight in with your friends and family in Dubai.

Book a delectable brunch ASAP

Clap Dubai

With brunches back in full swing, there are plenty of Dubai hotspots offering the very best in luxury cuisine. This weekend can made even more exciting when celebrating with your loved ones, with free-flowing beverages and delicious dishes crafted to perfection. From exclusive new brunches to elevated relaunches, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all luxury brunch offerings in Dubai.

Visit Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai
With years in the making, Expo 2020 Dubai has attracted visitors from all around the world and is continually doing so. Spend this weekend exploring all the intricately designed pavilions, that come with a host of activations to enjoy on your visit. After officially opening its doors, you can try out the innovative food stalls or visit any of the popular pavilions.

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Try all the adrenaline-fueled activities at Sky Views Dubai

Sky Views

At a soaring height lies unimaginable experiences for guests to try out. Sky View Dubai is the latest attraction to add to your list with three exhilarating activities which include the Sky edge walk, Sky Glass Slide and Sky Glass walk. Visitors can experience 360-degree views, accounting for some of the most Instagrammable moments that can be caught on camera, allowing all those who visit to literally walk on the edge. Featuring unparalleled vistas of the city, make it a must-see destination for all. Located Address Sky Views Tower 1 in Downtown, its open from Sunday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm.

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Rejuvenate at this record-breaking rooftop pool

Aura skypool water

As balmy days lie ahead, this record-breaking sky-high swimming pool has just opened in December. Contributing to the must-visit list for thrill-seekers, the Aura SkyPool is the world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool located on the 50th floor of Nakheel’s Palm Tower. This elegant oasis perched on a height will allow guests to witness panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline, including popular destinations such as Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and Ain Dubai. Open from 10am to sunset, three ticketing time slots are available for guests to choose from, with prices for the visits starting from Dhs170 per person. The morning pass runs from 10am to 2pm, then the afternoon session from 3pm to sunset and the full-day session from 10am to sunset.

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Throw it back with this brunch

O Lounge

From all the famous RnB hits to throwback tunes, the Old Skl brunch celebrates its first year birthday this weekend with unlimited food and drinks starting from Dhs250, from 3pm to 7pm with an after-party until 9pm. Guests can enjoy entertainment throughout the brunch with live singers, DJs, a cake show, a lip sync challenge and confetti cannons. Located at Voco Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, this one is definitely one to try out this weekend.

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Revamp your nails at these pristine salons

YSL Beauty

Your nails have the definitive power to make or break a look, and that’s why it’s so important to take care of them. Whether you’re looking for the perfect nude for business hours or something a bit more quirky for that soon-approaching vacation, we’ve got you sorted. With several nail experts around Dubai, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the ones to visit for an indulgent experience. From The Nail Spa to Laloge Beauty Salon, there is a wide range of salons to try out.

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