This Is The BIG Thrilling Weekend Full Of 13 Events You Can Go To


Inching closer and closer to Christmas and New Years, the weekend is FULL of awesome things to do – some even holiday themed! Make this weekend the one where you treat yourself and visits places in Dubai you’ve never been to before. We’ve got brunches and phenom activities for you to join in on.

We’ve rounded up 13 BRILL events you can go to this weekend



13. The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Color Drip Lip Cream is in Sephora!

Fenty got inspiration from their best selling Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer and created the Gloss Bomb Color Drip Lip Cream and you will want all 5 colors. The Vitamin A is enriching and conditioning while one swipe of the color, giving you the BEST pigmentation. Their light peach-vanilla scent is to die for and the whole brand being 100% cruelty free is 100% amazing. Lucky for you, they’re available now a and

Pricing: AED 105 / SAR 117 / BHD 11 / QAR 99 / KD 8.25


12. Question reality at the Museum of Illusions

Question what your eyes are seeing at the amazing Museum of Illusions this weekend! You’ll be questioning reality after your visit to the Vortex Tunnel that’ll have you feeling like the ground if shifting beneath your feet. Or how about that Infinity Room where the laws of gravity don’t apply. The Mirror Room isn’t for selfies because it’ll disfigure your reflection, making you look all sorts of wonky. Everyone of all ages will love this place!

Location: Al Seef, Heritage Area, Building 17, Dubai, UAE

For more info, Call (04) 357 3999


Sunday to Wednesday
10 am – 10 pm

Thursday to Saturday
10 am – 12 midnight

11. Christmas and NYE deliciousness at Sheraton Creek

From Christmas day, eve and New Years brunches are covered at Shertaon Creek’s very own Vivaldi Restaurant and Lounge. Here’s what you can look forward to.

If you’re craving some of the Italian’s finest dishes, go for the Christmas Evening Brunch. Live cooking stations and a breathtaking view of the creek.

Timings: 6:30pm – 10pm


  • AED 249 with soft beverages
  • AED 329 with house beverages including sparkling
  • AED 119 for kids from 6 to 12 years old

Vivaldi’s Christmas special edition Seafood night for the eve is perfect if you’re craving some prawns, lobsters and oysters paired with the best bevvies.

Timings: 7.00 pm till 11:00 pm


  • AED 249 with soft beverages
  • AED 329 with house beverages including sparkling
  • AED 119 for kids from 6 to 12 years old

Say goodbye to 2020 with the Creekside restaurant’s New Year’s Eve Dinner. It’s only the best pan Asian buffet around, serving you indoors or outdoors.

Timings: 8PM – 2AM

Pricing – Outdoor Packages:

  • AED 399 with house beverages
  • AED 199 per child (6-12 years)

Pricing – Indoor Packages:

  • AED 299 with house beverages
  • AED 99 per child (6-12 years)

For more info and reservation, click here

10. Tiki-tastic Festive Season at Trader Vics, Hilton JBR

It’s the Tiki-tastic festive season at Trader Vic’s and here’s what it’s all about: Fuego Latino on Christmas Eve, Cheeky Tiki Christmas Brunch, and a NYE celebration

Fuego on Christmas Eve is all about that Christmas Roast, Mai Tais and tiki-tastic cocktails. It’s a whole fiesta for AED150 per person, from 6pm – 12am.

Celebrate Christmas with the Cheeky Tiki Brunch on December, 25. Treat yourself to Polynesian infused dishes, traditional roast, paired with delicious bevvies. All this and more for AED500 (per person) including premium beverages or AED600 (per person) including bubbly.

Ring the New Year at the lively Trader Vic’s for a night of bevvies and bites. The Fuego Latino Band will have you celebrating from 7:30pm until late. Minimum spend (per person) is AED795 for indoor seating and AED950 (per person) for an al fresco dining experience. For the early risers, go for the Happy Hour from 4pm – 7pm.

For more info, contact: 04 318 2319 or e-mail

9. Santa Run

The Santa Run is BACK and it’s happening this Friday, December 11 at Dubai Festival City.

There’s seriously nothing like a fresh breezy morning in Dubai when hundreds of Santas take on a fun run, just because it’s Chrimbo! This is an annual event and more and more people are making this a Christmas tradition, don’t miss it!

Take note: This is a FUN RUN, peeps! Everyone gets a FREE Santa t-shirt and FREE beard and hat, but actually, people go ALL OUT in their finest Christmas cossies!

There’s less than one week until the most fun run of the year! Here’s what you need to know:

  • There IS a best-dressed Santa prize!
  • There’s a FREE Santa t-shirt, beard and hat for every entry
  • Parking: Head to parking at NOVO cinema and follow RaceME signs for the event from there
  • AED125 per entry – sign up now!

8. Dog Adoption Day, Dubai Investment Park

Fill your weekend with the cutest creatures around by visiting Dubai Pet Food’s dog adoption day. Grow your family and adopt a furry friend this Saturday December, 11. Give rescue dogs and puppies a second chance at a forever home with the Stray Dogs Center.

Location: Dubai Investment Park 1

Time: 12pm – 3pm

For more into please contact: or (052 542 4156 Whatsapp Only) or click here.

7. Jingle Bell Brunch at McGettigan’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Get into the holiday spirit this weekend by visiting your fave McGettigans! They’re bringing back their annual Christmas brunch this Friday, December 11. Chef’s kisses to the delicious buffet serving classics like roast turkey and ham and of course unlimited bevvies. The Christmassy soundtracks and live music will definitely get you singing along.

When? Friday December, 11 from 1pm – 4pm

How much? AED249 for the house drinks package or upgrade to the premium package for an extra AED50 for that festive bubbly.

Book online here!

For more into please contact:

6. ARTE at Times Square Center

UAE’s largest art, craft and fashion market is picking up to Times Square Center. Located in the heart of Sheikh Zayed Road, take a detour and stop by because the handmade items are phenom! With over 150 vendors, you best believe you’ll find everything you’re looking for. Guess what, you don’t need to pay anything to enter, simply visit the Times Square Center, park for free and shop for unique products.
When, you ask? Friday, December 11 from 10:00am  – 6:00pm
For more into please contact: +97143418020 | Website:

5. Christmas Jumper Brunch at Warehouse, Le Meridien

Who doesn’t love being super bundled up in the winter with comfort food and heavenly drinks? You can get all of that and more at Warehourse’s Christmas Jumper Brunch this and every Friday. Live band and DJ to set the mood and delectable brunch menu to satisfy your cravings under one rooftop. Just imagine 5 hours of free-flowing drinks! Sign me up.

When? December, 11 | from 1pm – 5pm

How much? AED199 for the all inclusive package

Find out more here

4. Turkey takeaway and Christmas day brunch at Il Passaggio, The Pointe

The Turkey takeaway and Christmas day brunch is perfect for the lazy cooking days and the lazy days in general. Il Passaggio has you covered! Take a day off cooking and head to Il Passaggio to try their amazing three-course set menu. Opt for their Bruschetta, traditional roast turkey or lamb and Mama’s Lasagna. The Italians sweet Tiramisu paired perfectly with unlimited coffee will have you know you made a good decision going out to dine.

Price: AED200 per person

If you want to stay home, no worries then because Il Passaggio’s Christmas Dinner packages will be serving dishes like a seven-kilo turkey and LOTS of lasagna! This is a package for the whole hungry fam.


  • AED625 for the Turkey Riding Solo package: which includes a seven-kilo turkey and is served with Champignon mushroom and tantalising herb crouton stuffing
  • AED799 for the Turkey with All the Trimmings package: the ideal choice and includes a selection of delicious sides
  • AED350 for Mama’s Lasagna: enough to feed six people

More on that here

3. The Fat Cat Brunch at The Nine Gastropub, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk

Since their launch on November, 27, you can go to the Fat Cat Brunch At The Nine in the Sofitel every Friday for scrumptious food and drinks. British with an ancient Egyptian twist, this sharing-style brunch will feature all your British favourites! Chef de Cuisine, Michael O’shea, is serving up squid with zesty citrus dipping mayo and cauliflower croquettes for starters. Going into the mains like Crispy fish served with hand-cut chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce. To DIE for and that’s only some of it.

Date & Timings: Every Friday – Evening Brunch: 7PM – 11PM


  • The Sober Cat package: AED 199 (including soft drinks)
  • The Playful Cat package: AED 298 (selected house beverages & signature cocktails)
  • The Purrfect Cat package: AED 348 (selected house beverages, sparkling & signature cocktails)

*Alcoholic packages are valid for two hours from 7PM – 9PM | 8PM – 10PM | 9PM – 11PM

Find out more by clicking here

2. The Christmas Garden – Grand Hyatt Dubai

The once outdoor escape Brew Garden has now transformed to the glistening Christmas Garden. The elves worked tirelessly to bring you the open aired Christmas market starting today December, 10. Walk beneath the twinkly lights into the fully decorated extravaganza. You’ll hear your all time favourite Christmassy classics as you look through the new festive menu. They’ve got baked sweet potato, roasted lamb shank and of course mulled Glühwein and hot cocoa. Super cosy!

Call to book: +971547924907

For more info, you can check out their website

1. NSO Big Band, Dubai Opera

Your favourite carols but with a pop, rock and jazz twist by the very talented NSO Big Band! The classics like Joy to the World, Jingle Bells and O Holy Night will have you dancing to their traditional beats. If you’re more of a contemporary fan, they’ll be playing All I want for Christmas is You, Yo Tannenbaum and the highlight of the night Santa Baby! What a jazzy Christmas at the Dubai Opera it will be this weekend.


Tickets starting from AED190 inclusive of a welcome house beverage.

Pre-order now to save 20% off one of the hospitality packages.

Date: Friday December, 11

Timings: 2PM or 8PM

To book: click here

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