What's On in Dubai, 7th -13th December!

It is getting Christmassy!  Yay!  A lot of festive events this week and another long weekend!  The Winter Wonderland is happening this week and the Christmas markets are arriving! Want to know what should be keeping you busy over the next week? We will 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.  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:


Christmas Bumps & Beyond Coffee Morning Tuesday 13 December 9am – 11.30am

Come to our CitiSpi's Bumps & Beyond Christmas breakfast at the trendy and healthy Gourmet by Kcal at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi! 
Our last of 2016! 

Breakfast with some festive sparkle! Most festive dressed baby wins a prize! 

A packed morning with a Guest Speaker from Babies and Beyond giving you advice on travelling with young ones plus a brief introduction from Healthy Home. And there’s more! An extra special Christmas gift for Mum from Babysouk.com, Babies and Beyond, Gourmet by Kcal, Healthy Home, Mojo Pilates, Kidville and Mamas and Papas. We’ve saved the best for the final one of the year! Don’t miss it! 

Gourmet by Kcal fuses traditional favorites with natural, fresh, locally sourced ingredients to deliver gourmet, 100% gluten-free dishes. Order any item off their breakfast menu to enjoy a complimentary coffee or tea. 

This will be a special breakfast for Mums and babies alike! 

Please RSVP in link below so we know how many seats to reserve:




Festive Events coming up this week

8th - 10th December Dubai Winter Festival Media City Amphitheatre

This winter extravaganza has Santa, snowball fights, Christmas markets, panto the lot.  Starting at 4pm on Thursday 8th and then 3pm Friday & Saturday.  Don’t miss a little big of a Christmas wonderland here in Dubai.


8th December Crowne Plaza – Christmas tree lighting

Get into the Christmas spirit with your family at Crowne PLaza Dubai. We are going all out with traditional festive beverages, a visit from everyone's favorite Santa Claus and beautifully decked out tree just waiting to be lit.


8th December Shangri-la Hotel – Christmas tree

We at CitiSpi are excited about this tree unvealing!  It is a special Sarah Jessica Parker collaboration!  A tree made from shoes!  We think it will be spectacular!  The tree will be in the foyer of the beautiful hotel.


8th December Ginger Bread Decorating and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony         

Join the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection team at the Ginger Bread Decorating & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and get together in the spirit of the Festive Season. The Ceremony includes complimentary festive delicacies and beverages between 18:00 and 19:00


9th December Dubai Irish Society Santa in the Desert

A great day out in the desert!  Hats and shade needed!  Very different being in the middle of a desert, watching Santa arrive on a camel in 30 degree heat, but seeing all those kids excitement will be priceless!


9th December Christmas ARTE Times Square

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


9th & 10th December Gingerbread house building, Manzil Downtown

Want to give the kids a do-it-yourself gingerbread house project but avoid the sticky fingers and mess that come with it? Good thing the team at Manzil Downtown Dubai has the perfect answer! Head straight to Downtowns favourite boutique property and introduce the little ones to the enchanting charm of the festive season with a fun-filled Gingerbread House Decoration session.  From 10am – 1pm & 3pm – 6pm.


10th December 3.30pm and 5.30pm Dubai City Sounds at the Centre for Musical Arts, Gold & Diamond Park

11th-12th December 7pm onwards Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Bab Al Shams


12th December Christmas Quiz with Catboy and Lorra at The Westin

Entry is free. Doors open 7pm. Buffet is AED195 with three house beverages, or AED125 for buffet and unlimited soft drinks. Alternatively there's a cash bar.


CitiSpi Promotions:

New Year’s Eve Black & White Masquerade Ball, Atelier M, Pier 7

Phone: 04 450 7766

Welcome 2017 at Atelier M’s New Year’s Eve Black & White Masquerade Ball. Enjoy award winning cuisine, an unforgettable view of the fireworks and then dance the night away.  If you book before December 10th, there is an early bird offer to enjoy a delightful five course set menu at AED499 per person.  For the Lounge and Rooftop, each booking made before December 10th will receive a complimentary bottle of bubbles.


SOBO, Courtyard by Marriott, Green Community

The recently re-opened Courtyard by Marriott is delivering a whole new experience to the local community.  SOBO, now open at the hotel’s poolside is set to become the first boho themed pool bar and lounge destination in the area! Nestled amongst the tranquil lakeside surroundings, SOBO will provide an idyllic retreat where local residents can meet. Why not take advantage of the pool access Sunday to Thursday for AED 120 with Fridays & Saturdays AED 150.  This includes pool pass and AED 75 food voucher.


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



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.