Nothing beats a public holiday that just happens to fall next to a weekend. At least if you belong to the nine-to-five crowd, who we expect to see dancing with joy as they activate their out of office, shut down their laptops and swipe out for the weekend. The team at CitiSpi are just as thrilled, mainly because we will be hosting a fantastic family event over the weekend on board the al Mansour Dhow. This will be the first ever event where you can bring your entire family, including the hubby, for a full morning of fun and games and great food. In addition to this, we have gathered a couple of great brunch deals, inspiration for a staycation as well as something for the mind, body and soul.
Remember that with Thursday being a public holiday, Wednesday night until Thursday sunset will be whisper dry, making it an excellent opportunity to perhaps discover the cultural Al Fahidi and Bastakiya districts of old Dubai for a change of scenery.
Family Dhow Cruise, Dubai Creek, Friday 6th May
What better way to enjoy the long weekend than by cruising down the Creek with family and friends? CitiSpi have partnered with Radisson Blu Deira Creek to offer you and your family a fun and social morning out on the Creek on-board the hotel's stunning Al Mansour Dhow. We board the dhow at 9am, a breakfast feast is then served on the shaded upper deck while the lower deck is turned into a kids' play area courtesy of Kids’ Jungle. After a few hours of taking in the views of Dubai and filling our tummies with delicious food, we return to shore by 12pm. Tickets are just AED 99 for adults, AED 49 for kids 3-12yrs old and FREE for kids below 3yrs. For more information and to book, please click here: http://goo.gl/forms/Ud7YPXR2T5
Tuck into a decadent spread of burgers, mouth-watering fries, wings and rings, grills, roasts, sundaes and apple pies at Medley restaurant. Perfect for a family brunch or why not bring all of your best friends! You can also try your luck at their Spin & Win wheel for your chance to win great prizes to avail at the hotel. In addition to this brunch already being a bargain at AED 220 with house beverages and AED 399 with bubbles, Pullman City Centre are offering all CitiSpi app users an exclusive 30% off! To book simply quote 'CITISPI-PULLMANDCC'.
If you like some smooth tunes with your Friday brunch, head down to Movenpick Hotel in JBR to enjoy some soulful live jazz served alongside a generous spread of live stations, grilled meats, sushi, tandoori, pizzas and pasta. But remember to save a little bit of space for their delicious European cheese selection! If you are bringing along the little ones there is a dedicated kids’ corner to keep them entertained. The soft option for this brunch sets you back AED 289 per person while the alcoholic package is AED 389. Kids under 12 are invited to brunch for free!
Why not indulge in more than brunch with a staycation package at Jumeirah Beach Hotel! Book your weekend stay arriving on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday and enjoy some extra perks and privileges across the resort, such as an all-inclusive Friday or Saturday brunch at Beachcombers, which includes their bubbly package. You and your family will also have plenty of fun as you enjoy unlimited access to the Wild Wadi waterpark! While the adults relax by the pool and beach you can also drop off your kids at Sinbad’s Kids Club, allowing you to soak up as much of the staycation as possible! To book, call 04 406 8500.
If you prefer to relax and unwind this long weekend and treat yourself to a little something for your mind, body and soul, head over to The Spa at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club where you can enjoy a 50-minute massage of your choice along with food and drinks and free access to the divine swimming pool, spa and gym facilities. This is another one that won’t break the bank as all of this is included for AED 395 per person. To book, call 04 361 8111.
We hope you’ll have a wonderful long weekend, whether spent with family or friends. We’ll be back again next week with more tips of what to try around the city.
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