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The best of Dubai this week: December 12 to 18

Festive fun, dining deals, live performances and (of course) brunch.

Sunday 12 December 2021

Seasonal Tasting Menu at Brunello

The arrival of mild winter weather means alfresco dining season is back. Head down to the beautiful terrace at Brunello, overlooking the manicured gardens at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah and indulge in a four-course autumn tasting menu featuring the season’s best produce. Available daily, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 285 per person

GO: Email or call 04 444 2000 for reservations and more information.

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Monday 13 December 2021

Wreath Making Workshop at The Pangolin Restaurant & Lounge

Join The Pangolin for a festive evening with a food platter package and magnificent drinks while marking the start of the festive period with a wreath-making workshop. The workshop will include a thorough tutorial to make your own 25cm scandi style half wreath design. Support will be provided throughout, in a relaxed, fun and enjoyable setting. Monday 13 December, from 7pm to 9pm. AED 375 per person (includes three house beverages, canapés and food platter).

GO; Email for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 14 December 2021

Festive Pantomime at The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates 

If a festive pantomime production is on this year’s Christmas festivities list, it’s the Snow White production at Mall of the Emirates that you should visit. Lauren J Irwin, Roman De Ocampo, Dane Bowers, and former Love Island star Laura Anderson are on the star-studded cast list. So visit The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates with family and loved ones until 28 December to sing along to hits with the stars. Ticket prices start at AED 120.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 15 December 2021

Tuck into the Pitfire festive pizza

Christmas has come early at Pitfire with a festive pizza that tastes like Christmas. Featuring succulent roast turkey, fresh mozzarella, chunks of camembert, crumbled sage and onion stuffing, roasted chestnuts, and spiced cranberry sauce on an olive oil base (AED 65). Extra spiced cranberry sauce (AED 7) will also be available for those wanting to dip Pitfire’s beautifully blistered crusts. Finally, those looking to taste even more yuletide joy should opt for a slice of Michele’s Apple Pie (AED 35) served with vanilla custard. Available until 5 January 2022 in all Pitfire dine-in locations.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 16 December 2021

Martin Garrix at Coco-Cola Arena

Martin Garrix is back in UAE with an event open to fully vaccinated guests of all ages. There will also be a standing floor area for ages 16+, marking the return of full movement events in Dubai. Over the last decade, Martin Garrix has cemented himself as one of EDM’s most prolific artists, a masterly DJ and producer unafraid to follow his impulses wherever they lead him. Expect to hear hits including “Animals“, “In the Name of Love“, and “Scared to Be Lonely.” Thursday 16 December.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

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Friday 17 December 2021

Friday brunch at Pan-Asian kitchen and bar LAH LAH

LAH LAH is welcoming al fresco season with a new and improved Friday brunch offer. With guests tucking into a hearty, three-course Pan-Asian feast further complemented with an extensive beverage selection and a vibrant atmosphere provided by a live DJ spinning the best hits, the brunch experience includes LAH LAH’s very best sharing-style dishes and much-loved signatures, including green papaya salad, kung pao chicken, black pepper beef, shanghai noodles, Thai green curry and a signature dessert platter. Embracing the cooler temperatures, the LAH LAH brunch is served on the hotel’s expansive outdoor terrace. Fridays from 1pm to 5pm and 7pm to 11pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 295 (house beverages) and AED 395 (sparkling beverages).

GO: Email or call 04 519 1111 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 18 December 2021

One Big Christmas Market at Studio One Hotel

Find unique and chic Christmas gifts and décor at the One Big Christmas Market. Hosted alongside riveting entertainment and dancers, the market will also have mulled grape, mince pies and other Christmas-themed dishes. There will also be a visit from Santa. Saturday 18 December, from 10am to 6pm. 

GO: Call 800 788346 for reservations and more information.

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