As if a five-day weekend wasn’t reward enough…

The 48th annual National Day is almost here, and we already know it’s going to be a five day weekend.

National Day actually falls on Monday December 2, 2019, and to celebrate many of Dubai’s hotels, restaurants and attractions are offering some brilliant deals and discounts.

Here’s all the best deals in Dubai to help you celebrate UAE National Day.

Motiongate and Legoland Dubai

Two of Dubai Parks and Resort’s most popular theme parks are offering a special deal only for UAE residents on National Day weekend. Visit between Thursday November 28 and Tuesday December 3, and for every park ticket you buy, you can get up to three more for only Dhs48 each.

Motiongate Dubai and Legoland Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Thursday Nov 28 to Tuesday Dec 3.

Dukes the Palm

Spend your long weekend at Dukes the Palm and enjoy a 30 per cent discount off your stay between Thursday November 28 and Tuesday December 3. The rate is inclusive of breakfast and access to the infinity pool, private beach, lazy river, kids’ club, and indoor pool. Use code UAEND to book.

Dukes the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Thursday Nov 28 to Tuesday Dec 3. Tel: (04) 455 1111.

Roxy Cinemas

Movie fans, make sure your next cinema trip is over National Day weekend, as Roxy Cinemas are giving free popcorn to everyone. Head to any of their Dubai theatres before 2pm between November 29 and December 3 and every movie ticket will get you a small popcorn.

Roxy Cinemas, various locations, Friday November 29 to Tuesday December 3, before 2pm.

Sofitel Dubai the Palm

Book a stay at the stunning Sofitel Dubai the Palm this weekend and get up to 30 per cent off your stay. The five-star resort is offering 30 per cent off bookings for stays between Thursday November 28 and Tuesday December 3, so you can make the most of the extra-long weekend.

Sofitel Dubai the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Thursday November 28 to Tuesday December 3.

Chicago Meatpackers

Check out Chicago Meatpackers on National Day weekend, where for 48 hours, you’ll be able to get 48 per cent discount off your total bill. The discount will be available between Saturday November 30 and Monday December 2.

Chicago Meatpackers, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Sat Nov 30 to Mon Dec 2, noon to 11pm. Tel: (04) 580 7983.

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates

The Shine Spa, located in Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, is offering 48 per cent off treatments for UAE National Day. Between Saturday November 30 and Tuesday December 3, enjoy discounts on treatments including pro-radiance facials, full-body massages and detox sessions.

The Shine Spa, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Saturday November 30 and Tuesday December 3. Tel: (04) 377 2380.

La Perle

La Perle is offering 48 per cent off all tickets (excluding bronze) during National Day weekend. Catch the show between Thursday November 28 and Tuesday December 3 to get the discount, with reduced prices starting from Dhs302.

La Perle by Dragon, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Thursday November 28 to Tuesday December 3, 7pm and 9.30pm, from Dhs302.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

For those looking to book an extra special staycation to celebrate National Day, Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah is offering GCC residents 30 per cent off rooms and suites. The deal includes breakfast, plus 25 per cent off food and drinks during the stay, at any of their six restaurants. If you’re looking to truly unwind, you can also enjoy 25 per cent off spa treatments, with complimentary access to the spa facilities for all guests. Bookings should be made before November 23, email to book.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, book before November 23. Tel: (04) 818 2222.

Burger & Lobster

In the spirit of nostalgia, Burger & Lobster are releasing a limited edition Chips Oman burger (Dhs90). The new dish includes long-standing UAE residents’ favourite snack, Chips Oman, with Biryani fries on the side. The price also includes a Lotus biscuit cheesecake to finish the meal on a sweet note.

Burger and Lobster, Burj Daman Building, 312 Al Sa’ada St, Friday November 29 to Monday December 2, noon to midnight, Dhs90. Tel: (04) 514 8838.

Studio One

Looking for a getaway that won’t break the bank? Studio One Hotel is offering the chance to stay with them for 48 hours, for Dhs480++. The two night staycation is valid from Friday November 29 to Tuesday December 3, with exciting entertainment on UAE National Day (Monday December 2).

Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Friday Nov 19 to Tuesday Dec 3, Dhs480. Tel: (04) 581 6800.


In honour of the 48th UAE National Day, Japanese restaurant Tanuki is showcasing a special type of sushi platter. Designed to resemble the UAE flag, the platter includes California rolls, wasabi tempura prawn rolls, spicy maguro rolls and sake California rolls. The 12-piece platter is priced at Dhs60.

Tanunki, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Saturday Nov 30 to Monday December 2, 11am to 1am, Dhs60. Tel: (04) 580 8228.

Rove Hotels

Rove Hotels will launch a flash sale on Monday December 2, offering 48 per cent off rooms to everyone. The discount is valid on stays between December 7 and 24 at any Dubai Rove Hotel, with the sale running from 12am on December 2 to 11.59pm on December 3. Just use the code HeartUAE on to avail the offer. If you’re only looking for a tasty dining deal, visit The Daily at any Rove on December 2 and 3 to get 48 per cent off a la carte menu items.

Rove Hotels, Dubai, December 2 and 3.

The Smash Room

If you’ve been building up any stress or frustration recently, The Smash Room is here to help. Use National Day, Monday December 2, as an excuse to release any anger, and save money in the process. The Smash Room is offering 38 per cent off the ‘Two 2 Tango’ package, priced at Dhs247 for two people. You and a friend will have your own room, and free reign to smash 30 glasses and two electronic items.

The Smash Room, Last Exit and Al Quoz branches, Dubai, Monday December 2, Dhs247. Tel: (04) 339 7810.


Enjoy a traditional Emirati lunch as Lido, QE2 transforms into an Arabic majlis this UAE National Day. Daily between Saturday November 30 and Monday December 2, enjoy a buffet with soft drinks for Dhs155, or Dhs78 for children below the age of 12.

Lido, QE2, Port Mina Rashid, Saturday Nov 30 to Monday Dec 2, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs155. Tel: (04) 526 8811.

Ketch Up

Delve into Bluewaters’ restaurant Ketch Up’s indulgent UAE burger. Inspired by flavours of the Middle East, the burger comes with halloumi and mint alongside the beef patty. During the National Day holiday, you can enjoy the tasty dish with potato wedges and a soft drink for Dhs75.

Ketch Up, Bluewaters, Dubai, Saturday November 30 to Monday December 2, 11am to 1am, Dhs75. Tel: (050) 750 7424.

Rixos Premium and Rixos Palm Jumeirah

Book a staycation at one of the stunning Dubai Rixos properties and get a great discount on your stay. Book at Rixos Premium JBR between November 28 and December 3 and you’ll be upgraded to the half-board package and the next room category, as well as receive two tickets to La Perle and a Dhs150 voucher for their spa. Or book in at Rixos Palm Jumeirah on the same dates and you’ll get a room and meal plan upgrade, a 48 per cent discount at the spa and complimentary fitness classes.

Waldorf Astoria DIFC

Luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria, DIFC is offering a reduced rate for a minimum two-night stay this National Day. Stay in one of the stunning rooms and get a complimentary upgrade, plus breakfast at Bull and Bear and Dhs200 to spend in the hotel. You can also enjoy an early check-in and late check-out to maximise your stay.

Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Dubai International Finance Centre, prices start from Dhs1,100++. Tel: (04) 515 9999.

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