Make the most of the long weekend with these one-off events…

There’s a five-day weekend on the horizon and there’s plenty of fun things to do all over Dubai if you’re in the mood to party. From additional ladies’ days to one-off brunches, these are the events you need to be at during the National Day weekend.

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

There’s only a couple more weeks left to enjoy Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE at its Ghantoot location, so why not head down for their special edition brunch? On Monday December 2, the famed beach club will be hosting a Spanish edition of its popular brunch, where you can expect live cooking stations including paella – yum, and a live performance by Gipsy Moreno. The brunch is priced Dhs350 for seating in either the restaurant, terrace or beach and you can upgrade to champagne for Dhs580.

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip, Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi, Monday December 2, 1pm to 4pm. Tel: 056 113 3400.

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McGettigan’s JLT

A stalwart Irish pub in Dubai, McGettigan’s JLT are turning nine this weekend and to celebrate, they’re putting on not one, not two, but three special brunches. Choose from Friday, Saturday or Sunday and settle in for five hours of unlimited drinks and street food influenced by nine different countries for just Dhs201.

McGettigan’s JLT, Next to Bonnington Towers, Cluster J, JLT, Dubai, 12pm to 5pm, Friday November 29 to Sunday December 1, Dhs201. Tel: (04) 356 0470.

WET Deck

Normally reserved for only Sundays, Not Another Ladies’ Day at W Dubai – The Palm will also be running on Monday December 2 this week. Running from 12pm to 4pm on both days, there’s unlimited drinks, buffet-style food and an awesome party vibe for Dhs150 for girls and Dhs250 for guys. Especially for the National Day Weekend, they’ve teamed up with The Sun Library by the Sunglass Hut, letting you borrow and wear your favourite frames for free for the day, and if you fancy swapping halfway through – go for it. Snap a pic and tag the sunglass hut to win a Dhs250 voucher.

Wet Deck, W The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Sunday December 1 and Monday December 2, 12pm to 4pm, Dhs150 girls, Dhs250 guys. Tel: (04) 245 5555.

Zero Gravity

Never ones to miss an opportunity for a celebration, Zero Gravity have added even more parties to their usual lively weekend roster. As well as a special Headkandi edition of their Tropical Brunch this Friday and Supernatural Brunch on Saturday, they’re also doing a special beach party on Sunday December 1 and Monday December 2. Sip on unlimited beverages and graze all day from the international buffet as you party on the sand with your pals from 1pm to 5pm. It’s priced the same as Saturday’s supernatural brunch – Dhs249 for ladies and Dhs299 for guys.

Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zones, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Sunday December 1 and Monday December 2, 1pm to 5pm, Dhs249  ladies and Dhs299 guys. Tel: (04) 399 0009.

Nikki Beach Resort

On Saturday November 30, guests can take a trip to Bodrum without leaving Dubai with a special edition of Nikki Beach Resort’s brunch at Cafe Nikki. Experience authentic recipes and techniques for Turkish Mezze, classic sharing dishes and chef’s signature seabass. Packages start from Dhs345 per person inclusive of soft beverages.

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Pearl Jumeirah, Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, Saturday November 30, from Dhs345. Tel: (04) 376 6290.

Bistro Des Arts

Cute French restaurant Bistro Des Arts are all about actual breakfast-style brunching, and for this weekend only, they’re extending their usual breakfast brunch hours, with two hour sittings from 10.30pm, 11.30pm, 1.30pm or 3pm from Friday Nov 29 to Monday December 2. For just Dhs99, you’ll be able to visit the breakfast buffet as many times as you like, and if you fancy some house beverages to go with it, it’s Dhs75 extra. With it’s position at Dubai Marina, its a great way to fuel up for that big boat party.

Bistro Des Arts, Dubai Marina Promenade, Dubai, 10.30pm, 11.30pm, 1.30pm or 3pm from Friday Nov 29 to Mon Dec 2. Tel: (04) 551 1576.

Cove Beach

For a chilled day catching the rays with your girls, Cove Beach is always a good option. Especially for the long weekend, they’re offering ladies free sun beds on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. If you fancy taking things up a notch, cabanas are half price (usually Dhs3000) and the DJ will be playing all day. There’s no unlimited drinks, but it’s the perfect kind of relax and recharge day.

Cove Beach, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, Sunday Dec 1 to Tuesday Dec 3, 10am to 1am, free sunbeds. Tel: (050) 454 6920.


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