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The List You Wait For: Here Are 8 Brilliant Things Happening In Dubai This Weekend

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The Christmas holidays are drawing near, and the weekends are becoming even more jam-packed with things to do…

If that’s even possible.

From fitness fun and pampering treats, to new places to try and of COURSE the Lovin Dubai cruise, here’s a round-up of GREAT things to do in Dubai this weekend

1. The Lovin Dubai Cruise sets sail EVERY Saturday

How good does a Saturday cruise on a mega yacht sound with all your food and drinks sorted?

Enjoy four hours aboard the Lotus Mega Yacht, complete with drinks, food, music, swimming, dancing AND a cinema room. Every Saturday, from 1pm to 5pm, depart the Dubai Marina’s Pier 7 and dance the afternoon away in style on board the world’s largest commercial yacht.

When? Every Saturday

Tickets start from AED199

Click here for everything you need to know

2. The Lovin Dubai Christmas Jumper Party at McGettigan’s THIS THURSDAY


There’s nothing better than a Christmas jumper party where people go ALL OUT – and we see this year-on-year at the McGettigan’s, JLT bash.

Entry is FREE, you get a free drink simply for donning something festive and we’ve got loads of prizes up for grabs including a AED500 voucher for Grapefest at Grapeskin, La Ville Citywalk, 2x XLine XDubai trips, The 2019 Entertainer, Instaglam AED500 voucher for hair & makeup, four tickets to Lovin Cruise, Jabra Headphones and Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers.

The more effort the better!

Where? McGettigan’s JLT

3. Sign the kiddies up to a Fun Robotics course

If the kids need something to do this (or any) week – sign them up to a super cool Robotics and science course at Fun Robotics! There are winter camps happening throughout December – one is kicking off on Sunday!

Kids can learn about artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, drones, coding, engineering and PLENTY more. There’s something to suit kids from seven years and up. They’ll have a HOOT.

See fun-robotics.com/camps for full details.

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4. Spinneys Dubai 92 cycle challenge takes off

It’s here! After multiple build up rides, one of Dubai’s most popular cycling events takes place on December 14. This a highly -anticipated race for all involved.

Road closures begin at 5.30am on Friday morning and will open, at the latest, at 10am – more info here

Registration for the race closes on December 12 – more info here

5. Check out a new pub – the Duck Hook is open for business!

This family-friendly themed pub is a lovely spot for you and your mates for a pre-Christmas or Christmas dinner.

The newly-opened gastropub is located at Dubai Hills Golf Club, it serves up a mix of hearty British fayre and crafted drinks and if you’re looking for a traditional roast – look for further!

Open from noon daily

Roast dinner available on both Saturdays and Sundays (AED125 for a full roast with all the trimmings)

6. Shaggy is coming to BASE on Thursday

Oh YES – the man behind “Boombastic”, “It Wasn’t Me”, and “Angel” is coming to BASE for what could only be an amazing gig!

Thursday is ladies night, so free entry and drinks on the house for ladies -arrive early for this!

Reserve a table: bookings@basedubai.com +971 55 3134 999 (Call or WhatsApp)

7. Get pampered for the holidays!

With the holidays looming it’s the ultimate time for a little r&r…but who has the time?! Book yourself in for the pitstop pampering at Pastels (Ritz JBR, Jumeirah or Mercato) where you can get your holiday glam in no time.

Packages range from AED370 (blow dry, mani and pedi – two technicians and you’re in and out in 30 minutes) up to AED765 for a root colour, blow dry, mani, pedi, neck and shoulder massage – two stylists, four technicians and a beauty therapist, you’re finished in 75 minutes!

More info here

8. The Beach Club Polo Cup Dubai is back

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai, the event will take place at Skydive Dubai on December 13 and 14 in a purposefully built polo arena.

This is one of the great sporting events in Dubai where you don’t even need to now much about the sport and you can still enjoy it – and everyone’s invited to join!

Free entry – you must register in advance here – this also gets you free access to the after-party in the VIP Majlis Zone

You can purchase VIP access to the Majlis Zone here also.

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