New year, same old us – bringing you the very best events and activities that our beloved Dubai has to offer.
Sunday, 31st December
Judge for yourself
Not sorted your New Year’s Eve venue yet? No problem. Q43 have a huge name for their NYE party. International DJ of repute Judge Jules will be present to hold court as 2018 is ushered in with hectic beats and yummy eats. There are several food and beverage packages available.
From AED 499. 9pm-3am. Q43, Media One Hotel. 04 443 5403.
The top of the world is NYE
Join violinists, illusionists and one of the world’s most spectacular views for the NYE ‘brunch’ in At.mosphere Restaurant, Burj Khalifa. Fine dining? TICK. Fine views? TICK. Fine company? Well that bit is down to you. It’s not the most budget conscious night out but is likely to be one of the most spectacular.
From AED 2,700. 7pm-1am. At.mosphere Restaurant, Burj Khalifa. 04 8883828
Monday, 1st January
Domo Arigato Mr Discount
To celebrate Dubai Shopping Festival, one of our fave Japanese restaurants: Atisuto is slashing prices with up to 40 per cent off some menu items. What better way to celebrate finding bargains in the boutiques than with a spot of sale-price spicy ramen?
10am-11pm. At stores across Dubai. www.atisuto.ae
Blue Year’s Day
If you want to start 2018 with a statement and that statement involves beaches, partying and living life to the fullest, then Blue Marlin has the brunch for you. The special New Year’s Day Spanish brunch features Balearic bites and tunes fit for a fiesta from the resident DJs.
From AED 295. Two seatings: 1.30pm-3.30pm and 4pm-6.30pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE. 56 113 3400.
Tuesday, 2nd January
The brand new (licensed) Carluccio’s at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is celebrating its naissance with an eight-hour happy hour. That’s cut-price house beverages (from AED 25) everyday between 12pm-8pm. Our smile muscles are hurting already.
Free entry. 12pm-pm. Carluccio’s, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. 04 256 7440
Pier 7 staple, Asia Asia are invite you and the she-squad to Go Geisha for their weekly ladies’ night. Satisfying the pretty relaxed criteria of Going Geisha and being a female over 21 entitles you to three free beverages, chosen from an extensive list of sophisticated sips.
Free entry. 6pm-1am. Asia Asia, Pier 7. 04 276 5900
Wednesday, 3rd January
A river runs through it
Christmas may have been and gone, but Riverland’s ‘Festive on the River’ is on until the 6th January. That means you can still catch daily showings of movies in their outdoor cinema in addition to skating, festive treats and winter markets.
Free entry (parking AED 20, free after 6.30pm). 10am-11pm. Riverland, Dubai Parks and Resorts. 056 222 4182
Two (for one) faced
Queens Beauty Lounge have a special Winter deal on for Yon-Ka Hydracool facials. They’re offering a two for one deal to help introduce people to this natural, organic way to help skin feel rejuvenated and hydrated.
AED 490 (for two). 10am-8.30pm. Queens Beauty Lounge, Trident Marina-scape. 04 427 9689.
Thursday, 4th January
Pony for your thoughts
If we said to you, one of the malls in Dubai was host to a ‘My Little Pony School of Friendship’ as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival, you’d probably guess it was Dragon Mart 2. Join Twilight Sparkle (actual name), Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash in a range of fun activities such as cake decoration, races and face painting.
Free entry. 2pm-10pm, until 13th January. Dragon Mart 2. 04 433 6200
On with the show, down with the price
If you book La Perle before 8th January, both silver and bronze tickets (for shows up until JUNE!) are available for an appropriately spectacular AED 201.8. That’s a discount of over 50 per cent on some tickets. If you haven’t caught the show yet, now is the time – it’s something truly special.
From AED 201.8. Discount valid on limited seats until 8th January. La Perle, Habtoor City. Make sure you book on the packages link www.laperle.platinumlist.net