Countdown is on

Not only is it pay week, but we also have a long weekend just five short work days away. How are we going to spend it? Indulging in one, or more, of these fabulous activities.

Seven stars for less


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Dreaming of staying at least one night at the iconic Burj Al Arab? As a 48th UAE National Day treat, Jumeirah is offering 15 to 25 percent off room rates across their hotels, including the self-proclaimed seven star resort. The deal is valid until December 20 and includes breakfast and unlimited access to Wild Wadi waterpark.

48 hours well spent

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Book an adrenaline filled 48 hours at W Dubai – The Palm. On the agenda is daily breakfast to WET Deck’s Friday Palm Sugar Brunch, Dazed Saturdays and Sunday’s Not Another Ladies Day, as well as paddle boarding, a relaxing 60-minute massage at AWAY Spa and dinner at the uber-stylish Akira Back. You have to book for at least two nights and the package is valid through Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 1, 2019.

Child’s play

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The children’s play museum OliOli is exhibiting an interactive string art installation from November 29 to December 3 – allowing kids to contribute to the public art piece. As more families participate, more strings will be added to the installation until the UAE flag is complete. Especially for the 48th UAE National Day, My OliOli Family Pass that offers up to 25% savings for families of four up to ten, will be available during the same time frame.

Dress to impress

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Dubai-based luxury label Alina Anwar Couture created a limited edition UAE flag-inspired dress called ‘UAE’ (‘Unite And Empower’). Highlighting the colours of the country, it features a long-sleeved A-line dress in velvet and tulle with intricate beadwork and sequin-detailing in red, green and white. To mark the 48th UAE National Day, the first 48 customers will receive a 48% discount from the retail price of Dhs4,000.

Escape to the desert

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Want to feast on traditional dishes while being surrounded by desert dunes? Al Hadheerah located in Bab Al Shams resort is the perfect spot for stargazing and dancing. As well as live entertainment and a grand firework display, you can wander through a heritage village and museum to learn about Arab culture and tradition, while kids can enjoy camel, horse and pony rides.

What a treat

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Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is offering GCC Residents 30 percent off a room or suite, including breakfast, 25 percent off food and beverage across any of the hotel’s six restaurants and another 25 percent off spa treatments. In addition to this, for just Dhs199 per person you get full day usage of non-motorized water sport activities, and two complimentary hours per day per child at the Coco’s Kids Club for children aged 3 to 12 years old.

Sky full of stars


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There are several places you can watch fireworks light up the sky. Al Seef will stage theirs on December 1 and 2 at 8pm, La Mer will dazzle the skyline on December 1 and 2 on 8.30pm, the ever popular The Beach, JBR will showcase it’s display on the same days but at 9pm. Head to The Pointe at 8pm on December 2 or Global Village on the same night at 9pm.

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