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Your UAE Weekend Guide: 2 to 4 December

Here are some exciting ways to enjoy the long weekend across the UAE.

Friday 2 December 2022

Celebrate UAE National Day at Bushra by Buddha-Bar

On the occasion of UAE National Day, Bushra by Buddha-Bar at Grosvenor House Dubai will offer a special set menu including a selection of mezza, main courses and dessert. Begin with hummus bi tahini, ras kibbeh or hazelnut falafel. For the main, choose between Moroccan lamb tagine, spiced chicken tawook or sea bream, before ending the evening on a sweet note with the hand of Fatima, which consists of pistachio, halva ice cream, and sour cherry caramel. Available 1 to 3 December. AED 200 per person.

GO: Visit or call 04 317 6000 for reservations and more information. 

UAE National Day weekend

Hit the beach with DJ Carlos Campos 

Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi will host a live set from DJ Carlos Campos this weekend. The globally renowned house, electro, moombah and Latin grooves expert will be the focal point for a lively Latin-themed party to kick start the National Day weekend in style. Expect an intimate evening filled with uplifting tribal tunes and catchy Latin vibes. Friday 2 December, from 8pm. 

GO: Visit or call 02 498 8443 for reservations and more information.

UAE National Day weekend

Saturday 3 December 2022

Explore Middle Eastern cuisine at Al Khaima

Commemorating the unification of all seven Emirates into one nation, Al Khaima at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa is holding a celebration under the stars. Indulge in cold and hot mezza such as hummus Beiruty, tabuleh with pomegranate, and sambousek. With chef’s specialities and meats cooked to perfection on the charcoal grill, indulge in a culinary journey around the Middle East. An expert calligrapher will be present to write guests names in Arabic calligraphy. Available from 2 to 4 December.

GO: Visit or call 04 316 5555 for reservations and more information.

UAE National Day weekend

Party at the Dubai Rugby Sevens

The Dubai 7s will host a line-up of international musical artists and DJs over the National Day weekend. Festival-goers can look forward to an exciting weekend filled with international sporting action against a backdrop of amazing music and entertainment, including performances from Gorgon City and Craig David presents TS5. English electronic music production duo, Gorgon City and chart-topping performer, Craig David presents TS5 and will headline Frequency on 8, a visual and audio experience.

GO: Visit for more information.

UAE National Day weekend

Sunday 4 December 2022

Enjoy a Big Turkish Breakfast 

Hayal’s new breakfast at The St. Regis Downtown Dubai allows you to sample the venue’s breakfast favourites. The menu includes; a choice of eggs, menemen (a traditional Turkish dish which includes eggs, tomato, green peppers, and spices); sucuk (spicy sausage); babaganoush (a roasted eggplant dip with olive oil, lemon juice, various seasonings, and tahini); muhammara (a spicy dip made of walnuts, red bell peppers, pomegranate molasses, and breadcrumbs); Nutella, tahina-pomegranate molasses; fruit jam, bal kaymak with honey; three kinds of cheeses, dried fruits; mix olives; söğüş (a well-known Turkish street food) alongside a breadbasket. Available Saturdays and Sundays, from 8am to 4pm. AED 198 for two. 

GO: Email or call 045 125 533 for reservations and more information.


Watch the FIFA World Cup

With branches in DIFC and JLT, Buffalo Wings & Rings have you covered when it comes to the FIFA World Cup. Expect huge screens, multiple HD televisions, casual American cuisine, a daily happy hour and a chilled environment to watch every minute of every game. With something for every day of the weekend, promotional highlights include a daily Happy Hour offering buy one get one free beverages from 12pm to 8pm, in addition to an extended Happy Hour every Monday. The weekend brunch is also not to be missed, offering unlimited food and beverages from 3pm to 6pm, from just AED 119 per person.

GO: Call 050 247 1226 (DIFC) or 050 961 8122 (JLT) for reservations and more information.

FIFA World Cup

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