Expect culinary adventures, fun activities and nights of endless fun in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
As we venture into the first week of December, the festive season is in full swing, bringing winter markets and snowfall into the UAE. Elsewhere, we have brunches, lunches and stage shows. Read on for our picks of the week.
Monday 4 December
See snow in Dubai
Enter a frosty winter wonderland at Dubai's first Snowing Street. Found at Cote d'Azur Monaco Hotel on the Heart of Europe Islands, this exclusive experience is just a 30-minute boat ride from Jumeirah 3. Expect a flurry of snowflakes and festive awnings on the cobblestone street, where visitors can enjoy festive treats such as French hot chocolate, freshly baked stollen, roasted chestnuts and toasted marshmallows.
GO: Visit www.thoe-hotels.com for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 5 December
Visit The Ritz Carlton, Dubai's new Champagne garden
Sip on the finest Laurent-Perrier Champagne, effervescent with pure delight, while savouring succulent oysters in a lush garden setting at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai. Savour relaxed moments, impeccable weather and stunning sunset views in a picture-perfect setting ideal for intimate gatherings and celebrations. AED 87 (per glass of Laurent Perrier) and AED 420 (per bottle of Laurent Perrier).
Wednesday 6 December
Take a seat on the Josette terrace
Orange Hospitality's chic Parisian concept inside ICD Brookfield Place has fast become the talk of the town for its refined cabaret shows and sparkling afternoon tea. For a true taste of Parisian glitz and glamour, we'd recommend grabbing a seat on the newly opened Josette terrace for a meal of escargots, moules marinières and the signature Crêpes Josette.
GO: Follow @josettedubai on Instagram for more information.
Thursday 7 December
Get lost in the Disco era
AGORA, the new cocktail bar and social club in The Dubai EDITION, celebrates the music of the 70s and 80s with its weekly "Lost in Disco" event. Fashion and dance converge for a memorable night of music and mixology featuring signature sips like the Boogie Wonderland and Glitterball Gimlet. Available on Thursdays, from 8pm.
GO: Visit www.agoradxb.com for reservations and more information.
Friday 8 December
Tuck into global cuisines
Novotel Dubai Al Barsha offers various theme nights throughout the week, taking diners on a culinary journey around the world. Indulge in the flavours of India every Wednesday, experience the magic of Italy every Thursday, take a trip to Asia on Fridays, or enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean at 365 Restaurant on Saturdays. No matter the day, diners can expect a bountiful buffet. 7pm to 11:30pm. AED 160 (soft beverages).
GO: Visit www.novoteldubaialbarsha.com for reservations and more information.
Saturday 9 December
Partake in an afternoon tipple
Taking it back to where it all began, Brunchology returns to Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre with a luxury look and its signature Bolli' pour. Having earned its reputation as one of the city's trendsetters, Brunchology takes over Yalumba with a luxe new look and sophisticated vibe while staying true to its vintage heritage. Add a little luxury to your weekend by snapping up a champagne-serve brunch at the celebrated venue. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 525 per person.
GO: Call 04 702 2455 for reservations and more information.
Sunday 10 December
Try the new brunch at Hoe Lee Kow
Reif Othman's innovative and cosy Korean restaurant has introduced its weekend brunch. The menu features Banchan, Korean Seaweed Soup, Salmon Hoe, and Korean Lettuce Salad, followed by Chicken Wings, the Gimbab Platter, Wagyu Beef Mandu and Tteobokki. The main courses include HLK Ramyun Soup, HLK Bibimbap, and Grilled Salmon. The brunch is available on Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm and Sundays from 12pm to 11pm. AED 238 (food only) and AED 366 (house beverages).