happenings this month Around Dubailand & Outer Dubai
Around Dubailand & Outer Dubai
Updated on 04 December 2018

The latest restaurant and bar offers, club nights, events and activities this month

Where to eat

City Centre Me’aisem, IMPZ

Gazebo brings traditional flavours from the royal kitchens of Lucknow, Awadh and the North Western Frontier to the table. Dine in here to savour great Mughlai dishes bursting with authentic flavours and aromas. Call 04-4249984.

Where to shop

Neal's Yard Remedies
Arabian Ranches Souq

Shop natural health and beauty products from this British brand that came into existence some 30 years ago when 'órganic' was not a marketing term but a genuine concern for the founder of the brand. www.nealsyardremedies.com

What to see

Heart-shaped lake
Al Qudra

An unusual man-made lake in Dubai shaped like two interlocking love hearts is definitely a lovely site to visit. Trees have been planted besides the lake to spell 'Love' and the stunning lake is also visible on Google Maps.

Where to party

Maison Mathis
Arabian Ranches

For spectacular views and a place to kick back and relax, Maison Mathis is a hotspot for Dubai residents. The Belgian place comes alive in the evening and is a perfect spot to enjoy delicious food in the daytime or evening. Call 04-4501313.

What to do

Global Village
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road

Global Village is a cultural fiesta that takes place every year in Dubai for six months and begins with the advent of cooler weather. As it’s name suggests, this ultimate family entertainment theme park brings cultures of countries across the world to one place as you see London’s Big Ben standing next to Rome’s Colosseum, Paris’ Effiel Tower and India’s Taj Mahal. The sight and vibe is just too spectacular to behold. Besides replicas of world-famous monuments, the arena is always buzzing with multiple entertainment, shopping and food options.

There are 27 pavilions which represent cultures of more than 75 countries, including shops and restaurants. From spices from India, hand-crafted rugs from Iran, honey from Yemen, ceramic pottery from Turkey, matryoshka dolls from Russia, lawn fabrics from Pakistan, you will be spoilt for choice.

Feeling hungry? You can sample a rage of food items from a number of street food kiosks and 23 fine cuisine restaurants and cafes. From Chinese chow mow, Mexican tacos, Indian butter chicken, Global Village brings the best culinary experience to you. This year’s latest attraction is a multi-cultural floating market serving delicacies from around the world on special bank-side kiosks and tuk-tuks.

The theme park also brings a number of entertainment options including live shows, cultural shows in respective pavilions, roaming street performers, childrens entertainment, circus, Superloop Stunt Show and much more. This year, every Friday, Global Village is hosting free concerts for visitors including live performances by Assi El Hallani on 7 December and Jason Derulo on 14 December.

Season 23 of the Global Village runs until 6 April 2019. Timings are 4pm to midnight on weekdays and from 4pm to 1am on weekends and public holidays. Entry is Dhs 15 per person. Entry is free for People of Determination with one companion each, as well as for children under 3 year and seniors above 65 years. www.globalvillage.ae

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