National Day just got even better…
You already know that National Day is on Sunday December 2. Whoop!
You also probably know that it’s a four-day long weekend. Double Whoop!
If, for some reason you need another excuse to love National Day, then you’ll be very pleased to learn that a host of restaurants, hotels, and other venues across are adding a big ol’ cherry on top by offering free food and 47 per cent discounts all across town.
Here are some of the best freebies and deals in Dubai…
1. Drink free coffee
Park House is serving free Café Rider Roastery coffee at its Nessnass Beach location from 9am to noon on National Day.
Nessnass Beach, Jumeirah 3 (behind Sunset Mall), 9am to noon. Tel:(04) 2521565. parkhouse.ae
2. Ride a camel for free at Dubai Garden Centre
Surely, it’s worth popping along just to see camels roaming about at a Garden Centre? Besides the free rides, they’ll be Arabic music and cultural performances, free Arabic food and henna painting all happening on December 1. Plus, free face painting, a bouncy castle and UAE-themed arts and crafts for children to take part in.
Dubai Garden Centre, 1 December, 10am to 2.30pm. Tel: (04) 5904333. desertgroup.ae
ALSO READ: 4 places to watch the National Day fireworks
3. Get 47 per cent off QE2 room rates
Book between November 30 and December 2 for stays between December 3 and March 31, 2019 and get 47 per cent off the best available rate as well as 25 per cent off food, drink and QE2 Spa treatments when making your future booking this weekend.
QE2 Dubai, Port Rashid, Dubai, November 30 to December 2, 47 per cent off room rates. Tel; (04) 5268888. qe2.com
4. Eat free tacos
Home-grown Mexican fast-food brand Taqado is giving away 1,000 free burritos in Mercato Mall on National Day.
Mercato Mall, Jumeirah, Sun 5pm. Tel: (056) 4104114. taqado.com
5. Book tickets to La Perle and receive 47 per cent off
La Perle by Dragone is offering a huge 47 per cent off tickets for all shows between the November 28 to December 2. The offer is available to book now on the website.
La Perle, V Hotel, Habtoor City. Tel: (04) 4370001. laperle.com
6. Eat free arancini balls
Dial in to 800 Pizza, place an order for any large pizza, then provide the secret code for free arancini balls, which is (surprise, surprise) “arancini.” At least it’s not hard to forget…
Various locations. Tel: (800) 74992. 800pizza.com
7. Get a free meal if your birthday falls on National Day
Those who were born on the same day as National Day ( December 2) can enjoy lunch or dinner at Boardwalk and order from the a la carte menu up to the value of Dhs150.
Boardwalk, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Sunday December 2. Tel: (04) 2956000. dubaigolf.com
8.Enjoy free culture talks at Prime Grill
Prime Grill, the new restaurant by Michael Mina, is running a special programme on National Day. Guests are welcome to come and meet Emiratis and learn about their culture. Prime Grill is also offering free meals and gifts to children all day.
Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Sunday December 2. Tel: (04) 3856266. facebook.com/PrimeGrillUAE
9. Eat a special lunch menu at BHAR for Dhs47
BHAR the contemporary Middle Eastern restaurant at Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai is offering a specially curated lunch menu for just Dhs47 from December 2 to 4 from noon to 4pm.
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, noon to 4pm, Sunday December 2. Tel: (04) 512 5599. bhar-dubai.com
10. Slurp on UAE themed Crazy Shake at Black Tap
Okay, it’s not free and it’s not particularly cheap… but it’s Instagram gold, so we’re adding it to the list. Black Tap, the American craft burger and shakes brand, is marking the UAE’s 47th National Day with a limited-edition CrazyShake inspired by the flag of the UAE, available between Nov 30 and December 3. The vanilla-flavoured shake has strawberry syrup served with a chocolate-frosted rim and lined with red, green and chocolate M&Ms. The Dhs69 milkshake is available at all locations.
Jumeirah Al Naseem and Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, November 30 to December 3, Dhs69. Tel: (04) 4229904 (Jumeirah Al Naseem) and (04) 3999076 (Rixos Premium Dubai JBR). blacktapme.com