Clear your schedule, because something special is taking place in the sky tonight.

There’s going to be an astronomical phenomenon in the form of a very rare super moon, and it’ll be visible in the UAE.

If you’re wondering what that means, it’s that the moon will appear to be 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than a regular moon.

It’ll actually be the most spectacular the moon has looked since 1948, and according to website Moon Giant, it will appear at its fullest in the UAE at 5.52pm.

We’re not expecting to see a moon of this calibre for the next 18 years, so if you want to enjoy it in style, perhaps you should head to…

1. Senara, Palm Views West

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This Palm Jumeirah restaurant will be serving up moon-shaped food with a special offer on their homemade pies. Starting from 6pm, enjoy homemade chicken and mushroom, steak and kidney, or shepherd’s pies with a side of hand-cut chips, mushy peas and a house beverage for Dhs110. The restaurant’s terrace serves as a great super moon spotting site too.

Senara, Palm Views West, Palm Jumeirah. 6pm onwards. Tel: (04) 4516480.

Mushrif Park

If you don’t mind a bit of a trip, the Dubai Astronomy Group will be hosting an event in Mushrif Park from 7pm to 10pm. The park sits a little bit further out from the city to dodge light pollution, and the Dubai Astronomy group are sure to have telescopes that you can use to steal a close-up peek.

Al Qudra Lakes

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Far out from the city and thus any light pollution, the lakes have long been a favourite for stargazers. Aside from the supermoon (which will be quite visible regardless of light pollution), being out in nature allows you to see the stars that surround it.

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Mercury Lounge

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This rooftop restaurant above the Four Seasons hotel in Jumeirah offers up open views of the city and the super moon to go with it. Food-wise, expect Mediterranean cuisine, ranging from calamarata lobster to Sicilian mazara red prawns.

2 Jumeirah Beach Road, Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach. 5pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 2707804. 

At The Top

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There are few observatories in the world as high as At The Top in the Burj Khalifa. From roughly 800 metres above the city, you’ll be granted unparalleled views of not only the city, but the moon hanging above it. The attraction closes at 12am, with the last entry at 11pm. However, you may want to book ahead. Some people may have had the same idea…

At The Top, Burj Khalifa. Tickets from Dhs95 for children, Dhs125 for adults. 

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