Monthly Archives: November 2021

Must-Try Festive Activities In Dubai During December

Five festive activities you can do in Dubai during December

As the weather cools down and the festivities kick into gear, the city of Dubai comes alive during December to celebrate the Christmas season. Here are five of our favourite festive activities to get you ready for Santa.


Visit a Winter Market at Ski Dubai

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Head to Ski Dubai where a plethora of festive activities awaits. The whole family can meet Santa and his merry elves at his grotto and sip on signature hot chocolate, while the little ones get a gift and a photo with the big man in red. You can also do breakfast with Santa on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning (8 to 10am) from December 1 to 24.


Festive Dine-Around at Atlantis the Palm

For those spending Christmas in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm’s fabulously festive dine around returns on December 9, inviting guests to indulge in the gourmet flavours of 10 of its top restaurants, coupled with free-flowing beverages and top-class entertainment. Alongside an array of dishes from Atlantis’ best-loved dishes, guests can look forward to spellbinding performances, gravity-defying stunts and elaborate costumes, including an underwater Santa’s grotto in The Lost Chambers Aquarium, live music and DJ’s in all restaurants as well as magicians and Santa’s dancing elves. 7pm to 11pm, Thursday December 9, from AED 505.


Make a Wreath at Pangolin

Join The Pangolin for an intimate, festive evening of drinks and light bites while marking the start of the festive period with a wreath making workshop on December 13. The workshop will include a thorough tutorial to make your own 25cm scandi style half wreath design. The wreath will be constructed with high quality faux and dried florals for an everlasting sustainable style which guests can take home. 7pm to 9pm, Monday December 13, AED 375 including three drinks and a food platter, The Pangolin Restaurant & Lounge.


The Bab Al Shams Christmas Market

Celebrate Christmas in Dubai desert resort Bab Al Shams, which will be transforming into a festive market from December 10 to 21, with fun for all the family at the 12-day event. From 6pm to 10pm each day, visitors will be able to marvel at a 40 foot Christmas tree, sing along to carol concerts at 6.30pm and shop for an array of gifts from a number of stalls. Mulled wine, hot chocolates and festive food will also be available on the stalls, or guests can opt for the Christmas-themed buffet at Al Forsan restaurant, served each day at 7pm. Tickets are priced at AED 50 for children, including a meet and greet with Santa and a gift and AED 50 for adults, including mulled grapes, hot chocolate and festive sweet treats. December 10 to 21, 


Tree lighting at Address Beach Resort

There will be a dazzling Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Dubai at Address Beach Resort this December. The elevated event will take place in the resort’s stunning lobby space where you and your nearest and dearest can sing along with the choir who will perform jubilant carols. There will also be complimentary festive drinks and Christmas cookies to graze on whilst you soak up the magical moments. It is set to be an evening to remember so be sure to capture this special occasion on camera from Address Beach Resort’s terrace, where breathtaking views of Ain Dubai and The Beach can be admired.

Fri Dec 10, 6pm onwards. Address Beach Resort, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai. 

Cityscape At EXPO | What to Expect?

What to expect from Cityscape Global at The Expo, Dubai


Cityscape Global is the region’s only live real estate event that offers exhibitors and visitors a unique opportunity to unite with the world’s largest Business-to-business and Business-to-consumer audiences. All real estate industry sectors will be able to connect including homebuyers, developers, architects, designers and financial service providers. For three days only, Cityscape Global provides the opportunity for industry professionals to form new ideas, develop new relationships and to sell to buyers. The Expo is the heart of innovation and exists to connect minds and shape the future. Expected to host over 25 million visitors on its grounds in Dubai, Cityscape Global at The Expo enables real estate professionals and consumers to connect like never before. With over 100 exhibitors and more than 60 speakers, delve into real estate trends and explore investment opportunities available both in Dubai and around the world. The connection of global players within the industry allows for greater expansion and partnership opportunities as well as the exchanging of industry trends and ideas. Surrounded by the region’s leaders in real estate, learn first-hand about upcoming investment opportunities in Dubai and play a part in driving innovation for the future. The rare opportunity to have industry professionals from around the world come together under one roof not only allows for the exchange of ideas but also provides the benefit of face-to-face networking to convert leads into sales. Supported by the Land Department and Government of Dubai, Cityscape aims to Shape minds to create tomorrow’s skylines. Cityscape will be open on the Expo grounds from November 9th until November 11th 2021.

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EXPO 2020 | Things to do during November

Top things to do at EXPO during November

With EXPO 2020 in full swing, here are the best things to see, eat and do at EXPO this month.


The Riverdance

The Grammy Award-winning music and dance performance, The Riverdance is bringing its lucky charm to the stage during the month of November with a unique rendition of the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show – ‘Riverdance at Expo’. During their 10-minute pop-up performances, you can experience the Irish tradition and heritage through movement as the toe-tapping troupe unite in flawless unison across the stage. Not only this, but their Expo programme will feature a series of masterclasses and a competition to perform in their Grand Finale Show – wow-ee!

Selected dates available, Jubilee Stage, Jubilee Zone 9:30pm – 11pm


It Takes Two to Tango

Hola from Argentina! Originating from the streets of Buenos Aires come the best Tango dancers in the world. You can feel the Argentinian lust as the dancers light up the streets with some of the best seen choreography around. Watch their daily flashmobs or challenge yourself with a Tango masterclass to make it a day to remember.

Selected dates available, Sun Plaza, Opportunity Zone 11:00am – 11:20am, 4:10pm – 4:20pm


An Evening in Malaysia

Head East for a quick stop in Asia to discover the unique diversity of traditional music, dance, and cuisine. With daily evening performances, highlighting the country’s heritage – this is certainly the most authentic way to experience Malaysia without the long-haul trip. 

Daily, Sustainability District, Earth Stage, 7:00pm – 8:00pm


Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

This is a show not to be missed. The well-renowned ballet company, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo wows audiences by bringing a 45-minute bespoke piece ‘Core Meu live to the Expo stage. Feel the intensity rise as the choreography travels through the journey of Trance and Sacrifice, right until the last moment when all fifty dancers collapse as one body.

Nov 14, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre, Al Forsan Zone, 7pm


Garden in the Sky

Catch a glimpse of Expo 2020 from all angles at the 55-metre-high observation tower. Visitors can experience unbeatable views as they travel in style – getting those instagramable snaps as they go.

Located close to Al Wasl Plaza, this attraction can be accessed at any time


Daily Parade

This is the perfect time to give those tired feet a break and allow the entertainment to evolve around to you. Stop and stare as the ‘Colours of the World’ Parade travels through the site, enticing audiences with its vibrant, cultural fusion involving extravagant costume designs and energetic performances.

Daily 12.45pm


EXPO Drone Show

Not so simple, but very effective. Using the most technological advanced system, Expo have taken over the night sky to wow their audience once again with a daily 15-minute drone show. Watch carefully as various images unfold to reveal the unforgettable.

Daily, Earth Plaza, Sustainability Zone, 7:30pm – 7:45pm


Food, Glorious Food

With over 200 dining outlets, you can quite literally taste your way around the world from one continent to another. From street bites to gourmet fusions, there is something for every pallet and desired dining experience.


Helpful Hints

The Expo 2020 site is designed to make visiting as accessible as possible. You can park for free, taxi, bus or take the metro directly into the site.

Download the Expo 2020 App to see the full list of scheduled events, parades, shows and timings, you’ll be able to make the most of every minute of your visit.


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