There’s just so much to do in Dubai…

Looking for some things to do in Dubai this week? There’s plenty from watching a movie under the stars to a ladies’ night, a family-friendly show and more…

Here are 8 wonderful things to do in Dubai this week: 

Monday, December 18

Catch a classic Christmas flick under the stars

Home Alone Zero Gravity

If you didn’t know, one of Dubai’s popular outdoor cinema – Cinema on the Sand, is back. And on December 18, you will be able to watch everyone’s favourite Christmas movie, Home Alone. The screening begins at 8pm, but best to go early to nab a good spot Doors will open at 7pm.  Tickets cost Dhs75 per person and it’s redeemable on food and drinks. Do note, the venue is only open for those 21+.

Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai, Dec 18, 8pm (doors open at 7pm), Dhs75 per person. @zerogravitydubai

Check out CanteenX


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Have teens? Tell them to plan a day out with mates to Mushrif Park for CanteenX. Running until December 31, CanteenX merges food and entertainment with fun activities such as inflatables, trampolines, and bungee experiences. There’s even a drive-through cinema experience where several retro English, Bollywood, and Arabic movies will be screened.

CanteenX, Mushrif Park, Al Khawaneej Street, until Dec 31, @beachcanteenofficial

Tuesday, December 19

Round up the family and head to Madinat Jumeirah’s magical Christmas market


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With Christmas just around the corner, a winter market is a must for your to-do list. One spot you don’t want to miss is the Madinat Jumeirah’s festive market. The market is now open and is packed with plenty of activities for children and food spots to tuck into And yes, there’s also mulled wine. Best of all, it’s free entry for all to enjoy.

Wednesday, December 20

Tuck into a festive afternoon tea at Aspen

aspen afternoon tea festive

Calling all tea lovers! Indulge in an elegant and festive afternoon tea where you can dive into savoury and sweet treats including minicakes, scones and more. The festive afternoon tea runs from 3pm to 6pm daily until January 7. You can pair your bites with seasonal teas from London Tea Exchange. The afternoon tea will cost you Dhs190 per person, or Dhs350 per couple.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 409 5999

Head for the hills and check out Hatta Festival

Hatta festival

Hatta Festival is a new cultural festival running until December 31 and is a celebration of culture, sports and entertainment. It will take place at Dubai’s picturesque mountain region at the newly-developed Leem Lake in Hatta and the popular Hatta Wadi Hub. Expect traditional musical performances, light displays, food and beverage pop-ups, sports and live entertainment. You can read more about the festival here.

Hatta Festival, Hatta Wadi Hub, Dubai, until Dec 31, weekdays 3pm to 9pm and weekends 10am to 10pm. @visithatta

Thursday, December 21

Ladies, go wild at Belgian Beer Cafe

Belgian beer cafe

Plan a night out with the gals for a special treat at Belgian Beer Café. For just Dhs99, all the ladies will get four selected hourse drinks plus a trio of sliders ranging from beef, chicken, or mushroom and avocado. There will be plenty of tunes to keep you company as you catch up on the latest.

Belgian Beef Cafe, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, every Thurs 6pm to 12am, Tel: (0)4 447 0227, @belgianbeercafejumeirah

Dine with loved ones at Twiggy Chalet 105


From December 1, Twiggy by La Cantine will bring back its Chalet 105 x Montblanc experience. Guests will be transported to an alpine cabin, complete with a fireplace, fondue and cosy blankets. With full cabin decor, you’d never know that you’re in Dubai, let alone a beach club with Twiggy’s incredible set-up. Picture real skis, vintage furniture, fluffy rugs and a faux fireplace; the space feels almost like a movie set. Chalet 105 is the ideal choice for a festive dinner event with friends, colleagues or loved ones.

Twiggy by La Cantine, Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek, daily from December 1, 7pm onwards. Dhs425. Tel: (0)4 602 1105. 

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