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Last Minute Long Weekend Ideas

As we enter the long holiday weekend and celebrate all that is amazing about the UAE, don’t worry if you’re still looking for something to do – here’s a few last minute ideas and inspirations…

Check out the fireworks

Of course, there are plenty of fireworks as the United Arab Emirates turns 50. On December 2nd and 3rd, you can see amazing firework displays around the city including The Pointe, Atlantis The Palm, Bluewaters, Beach Canteen at Jumeirah Beach, La Mer and of course Burj Al Arab. Just find a spot, sit back and gaze with wonder!

Splash happy

Family favourite waterpark Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm is offering UAE residents a massive 40% off this December. Buy tickets between November 29th and December 3rd, valid on visits between December 4th and 21st, 2021.

Front row seats at the fireworks

Ahead of the four-day weekend, The London Project on Bluewaters Island is hosting a special two-day brunch on December 2nd and 3rd (1pm-4pm), featuring live entertainment and front row seats to the UAE's celebratory National Day fireworks spectacle at the foot of Ain Dubai. Guests will enjoy three hours of delicious cuisine and free-flowing sips, with packages priced at AED 325 with house beverages and AED 450 with premium beverages. To book call +971 54 306 1822, e-mail

50% off Seafood

Newly-opened seafood-led restaurant, Cherabinth will offer all dine-in guests a flat 50% off their total bill on December 2rd and 3rd in celebration of the UAE’s 50th National Day. The new seafood dining destination is located in Al Barari’s Seventh Heaven and is a family-friendly restaurant that overlooks beautiful botanical gardens, an idyllic lake and a fully-equipped children’s playground and luscious picnic area. With plenty of tempting dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with highlights including eggs benedict with accompaniments of smoked salmon, smoked mackerel, and prawns, as well as spicy shrimp scramble, seafood frittata, fish and chips and Canadian lobster fresh from the grill. Better still, there’s a whole menu for the littles too. To book contact +971 45464118 or e-mail

Immerse yourself in local culture

If you want to do something fitting with the celebration, there will be a series of Emirati and Arabic concerts in Burj Park with singing sensations from the UAE and the Middle East including Emirati music master Hussain Al Jasmi, Lebanese starlet Diana Haddad and Saudi Arabian singer Dalia Mubarak Dhs75-350 for tickets. Dec 2-3, 8pm onwards.

50% off Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee are celebrating 50 years, the same year we celebrate the UAE Golden Jubilee. To celebrate they are offering 50% off everything on Thursday December 2nd!

Emirates Dubai 7s

There’s still time to pick up a ticket for the 7s. For 72 hours enjoy rugby and more from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th. There are also 3 stages hosting some brilliant concerts including Disclosure, James Haskell andthe Red Not Chili Peppers. Visit

50% off Ugly Burger

We’re loving all these 50% discounts! Ugly Burger is offering 50 per cent off its delicious burgers from Thursday, December 2nd to Saturday 4th. Order direct to your home on Deliveroo and other popular delivery sites. Make ours the truffle truffle burger.

Celebrate at Expo

If you’ve not been to Expo yet, now is a great time. If you have, then it’s another great reason to return. There is a whole schedule of events all weekend long at the Millennium Amphitheatre, including live music. Entrance included with pass -

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