Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – December 17 to December 19.

Christmas workout


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Enjoy a Christmas party themed workout at Bare DXB in Business Bay this Thursday at 5.30pm. Gather round the Fitmas tree and raise those jingle bar bells to a playlist of festive favourites.

Happy hour with a view

QDs Dubai creek

Enjoy happy hour at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club at QD’s bar from 6pm to 8pm, which runs Sunday through Thursday. With iconic views of the Dubai skyline chill out and watch the sun go down, whilst enjoying the company of your friends.

Bejewelled Christmas tree Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai - Piaget Xmas Tree3

Head down to the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira to get in the Christmas spirit and basque in the glory of the hotel’s Christmas tree. The Mandarin has collaborated with esteemed Swiss jeweller, Piaget, to design a one-of-a-kind centrepiece Christmas tree for this year’s festive celebrations.

Star-studded performance

Clean Bandit
Kicking off the Dubai Shopping Festival, Anne-Marie, duo Clean Bandit and Yasmin Green will all be performing this Friday, December 8 in Downtown Dubai’s Burj Park from 5.30pm onwards on Friday with tickets starting from Dhs50.

Shopping extravaganza

Get all your Christmas shopping done this weekend as the Dubai Shopping Festival is back this weekend from December 17 up until January 30, 2021.

From major deals, art installations, concerts and an opportunity to win some tempting prizes, there’s enough in the pipeline for you to enjoy for the next six weeks.

Get your glow on


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Treat yourself with a facial and get party-ready. Nova Clinics has a series of amazing festive offers that you need to take advantage of.

  • The After Party Cure Dhs1,100 – Also known as the hydrafacial. This will not only hydrate and refresh your skin but also tighten and tone, making it the perfect after-party cure, leaving your skin feeling restored and youthful.
  • Red Carpet Moment Dhs500 – The perfect facial for removing excess oil, blackheads and whiteheads, whilst exfoliating and refreshing your skin to make sure it feels softer, smoother and firmer.
  • Pre-Party Pick-Me-Up Dhs750 – A combined facial using Skinceuticals products, with a deep cleaning to kick off the treatment followed by microdermabrasion, which will help to renew your overall skin tone and texture, whilst improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage.

A pre-Christmas brunch

Celebrate Christmas early this Friday with a festive brunch at the Meydan Hotel. Enjoy all the trimmings at Farriers from 1pm to 4pm with packages starting at Dhs249 for soft drinks; Dhs399 for house beverages and Dhs499 for free-flowing sparkling wine.

A perfume pop-up


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Get your hands on the new LOEWE Home Scents which are now available in LOEWE Perfumes – Mall of the Emirates, the full ranges include candles, wax candle holders, home fragrances and rattan diffusers. Based on designer Johnathan Anderson’s inspiration, LOEWE’s in-house perfumier Nuria Cruelles interprets 10 plants essences: honeysuckle, beetroot, juniper berry, tomato leaves, coriander, liquorice, luscious pea, oregano, cypress balls and ivy in the new range.

Support small local businesses

With the pandemic having a huge impact on small businesses, now is the time to support local more than ever. Based in Dubai, Measurement 33 produces high-quality shoes for women which are both stylish and comfortable.

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