What to do in Dubai, 24th November – 1st December 2016

Are you planning your festive calendar?  Have you noticed that the festive events have started? We want to keep you up to date with the best Christmas events each week now until Christmas as well as the must-be-there events around Dubai.  We have the perfect weather to get outdoors and enjoy the Dubai sun! Why not make the most of Dubai, remember to download the CitiSpi app, which is available for free for both iPhone or Android. You’ll discover more than 1,200 promotions and activities that are available across 5-star hotels and top independent venues in Dubai.   Here’s our top picks for the week ahead:


Country Music Festival, Sheraton JBR

Thursday 24 November 7pm – 10.30pm

Celebrate Thanksgiving 2016 with CitiSpi!  Yeehaa! It’s time for the Country Music Festival, and CitiSpi has front row seats to get in on all the action!

Come with us to get 20% off than as a CitiSpi guest! Get your country on and join CitiSpi for an evening of endless fun and cheerful tunes as Sheraton JBR hosts its annual Country Music Festival on the lawn. Entry for this event is now free but as a CitiSpi guest you get 20% off your total food and drinks bill. To join us, simply sign up via below Google form:


Bumps & Beyond Coffee Morning with The Picture People Jumeirah Tuesday 29 November 9am – 11.30am

Join CitiSpi's Bumps & Beyond this week for a coffee morning with a difference.  We are meeting at The Picture People Jumeirah 1 studios for coffee and a photography session for your little one.  A perfect Christmas gift for your little one and to send home.  a chance to catch up with other mums while also leaving with a picture perfect memory. All mums and their babes enjoy coffee or tea, pastries, juice or water and a ‘View & Share’ image – perfect for digital use, such as social media and sharing with family. 

Price for 1 parent with 1 child is AED 125 (includes 1 ‘View & Share’) and 1 parent with 2 children is AED 155 (includes 2 ‘View & Share’). Follow Picture People on social media and download the CitiSpi app to also get a complimentary 8x10 print to take home. For an additional 245 AED you will receive the high resolution image (normal price is 395 AED).  To join this event, please register here:





Festive Market Blossom Early Learning Centre Academic City

23rd November 11.30am-3.30pm

Today Blossom are inviting parents, families and friends to get in the festive mood at their Festive Market.  Block 12 Ground Floor – Academic City.


Winter Souk – Dubai International Academy

24th November 12-4pm

A wonderful annual event with many stalls selling unique and interesting goods along with fun activities for the children.


Christmas ARTE Times Square

25th November 11am-2pm

A market for the artisans of the Emirates.  Handmade design, art, fashion and craft goods for Christmas all in the one place this Friday.


German Christmas Flea Market at the Auris Metro Hotel in Barsha Heights

25th November 2-6pm

Entrance is free to this very German Market in Barsha Heights.  They have everything from crafts, wooden toys and flea market with a book reading with Stefanie Opitz and german food and drinks!  We love stollen!


Nordic Christmas event, Hilton, Jumeirah beach.

26th November 12-3.30pm

Organized by The Nordic Business Councils in Dubai, this family fun day will include a small market to browse and buy, Christmas arts and crafts for the kids, family competitions, and a chance to see and talk to Santa!  Tickets are required and can be bought via link Www.danishbusinesscouncil.org


Tree Lighting McGettigans Souk Madinat

27th November 5pm

The McGettigan’s Christmas tree lighting with a chance to meet Santa Claus & enjoy fun, festive tunes along with tasty homemade mince pies & mulled wine, served with compliments. 


Tree lighting McGettigans JLT

28th November 5pm

Be enchanted by the McGettigan’s Christmas tree, meet Santa Claus & enjoy traditional carol singers along with tasty homemade mince pies & mulled wine, served with compliments. Finish off the evening with a family screening of Christmas comedy classic ‘Elf’.


Tree Lighting McGettigans DWTC

29th November 5pm

Come along to McGettigan’s DWTC annual Christmas lights party on Tuesday 29th November and kick start the silly season in style!  Be enchanted by the McGettigan’s Christmas tree, meet Santa Claus & enjoy fun, festive tunes along with tasty homemade mince pies & mulled wine, served with compliments.


Christmas Tree Lighting, Maison Mathis Arabian Ranches

1st December 6-8pm

Everyone is welcome to Maison Mathis at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club to see their Christmas light up for the first time.  There will be carol singing by Dubai City Sound and mulled wine and mince pies will be served!



The Ivy

At The Ivy, get a special 2-4-1 promotion on the famous ‘Taste of The Ivy and All That Jazz’ Friday brunch valid on 25 Nov, and 2 Dec. Available 12:30 – 4:00pm, the well-loved Dubai brunch includes four and eight course options starting from AED 299. For reservations please call 04 3198767.  It was announced that The Ivy will close.  Get in quick before the end of 2016! 


Rang Mahal at the JW Marquis Marriott

Award-winning Chef Amrish Sood, will go head to head with Atul Kochhar, Michelin-starred chef & creator of Rang Mahal. Meet both Chefs on Mon 28th Nov from 6pm. For only AED 395 per person, you will receive a five-course menu and a welcome drink with a chance to meet the chefs! It is a very special culinary experience. Book now on 04 414 3000 to ensure your place!


CitiSpi Gold:

Café Rouge – Exclusive to CitiSpi

Yum yum at Souk Madinat !  Classic English Breakfast for 2 for AED 48 instead of AED 98 plus a Classic English Breakfast for 4 for AED 92 instead of AED 196.  That’s two free-range eggs, beef sausage, beef bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, field mushrooms and sour dough toast.  CitiSpi Gold promotion - advanced booking must be made quoting code: “RougeCitispi” as well as on arrival at Cafe Rouge. 

Not Valid 24th, 25th & 31st December

And even more CitiSpi Gold at Café Rouge. The choice of Three mixed drinks or cocktails for AED 75 instead of AED 150.  And a Choice of Six Mixed drinks or Cocktails for AED 142 instead of AED 300.  Wow!  CitiSpi Gold promotion - advanced booking must be made quoting code: “RougeCitispi” as well as on arrival at Cafe Rouge. 

Not Valid 24th, 25th & 31st December


25% off at Chamas at Crowne Plaza Dubai, Shiekh Zayed Road

Indulge in 18 different cuts of meat, each barbecued to perfection and served off the skewer at your table!  A salad bar and hot buffer plus a live samba band!  And throughout the month of November get 25% off food only from Saturday – Wednesday!  All you have to do is quote CROWNESPI at the time of booking to avail of the offer.   


30% off with CitiSpi at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

Pullman Hotel by Dubai Creek City Centre are offering CitiSpi users an exclusive and whopping 30% off at selected venues throughout the hotel, including Soma Spa and Medley restaurant. Indulge in signature massages at Soma spa or treat the family to a seafood night or Arabic feast at Medley restaurant. For more details on how to redeem this offer, download the CitiSpi app today for iPhone or Android.

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The CitiSpi Team

These are exclusive CitiSpi events and are open to our followers/members who have RSVP’d only, unless otherwise stated.