The UAE to-do list

The things that ought to be on your radar for the next two weeks
ByKaty GillettWednesday , 27 December 2017
The UAE to-do list
Start 2018 off on a zen note

FULL MOON PARTY!
SUN 31 DEC
Not got your New Year’s Eve plans sorted yet? (What ARE you thinking?!) Obviously something a bit more casual should be on your radar, then. Dubai Media City’s pan-Asian hotspot, Mr Miyagi’s, is putting on a full moon party, with a five-hour brunch package that includes Thai drinks, live performers and body painting. Fun! INFO: Dhs450 (drinks package), Dhs550 (platters and house beverages), Dhs650 (brunch and house beverages), Sun 31 Dec 8pm-1am, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 04 420 7489, mrmiyagisdubai.com 

SHOPPING GOALS
TUE 26 DEC-SAT 27 JAN
Get ready to go on a serious spree, as the Dubai Shopping Festival is back in town. For just over a month, the city’s malls, markets and top retail stores are o ering great discounts and promotions, as well as competitions and prizes. This means you can stock up on everything you didn’t get for Christmas, for a fraction of the price! Sorted. INFO: Various locations and timings, Tue 26 Dec-Sat 27 Jan, visitdubai.com/en/dsf 

DETOX DREAMS
MON 1 JAN-WED 31
The Heavenly Spa is showcasing three new treatments on its menu to help you refresh your mind and detox your body. There’s the green co ee sculpting massage and dry skin brushing that reduces bloat and pu iness, a detox cleansing ritual that includes a full body scrub and potent mud wrap, and finally the Detox Clean Start, a cleansing treatment followed by a traditional Thai balance massage and superfood smoothie. #wellnessgoals INFO: From Dhs465, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, open daily 9am-9pm, 04 437 3300, westindubaialhabtoorcity.com 

GORGEOUS GEORGE
SUN 31 DEC
Rock up to Lock, Stock & Barrel in Barsha Heights this New Year’s Eve, where resident band Gorgeous George is performing. It’s perfect for those so disorganised they haven’t made plans for the biggest night of the year yet... INFO: Free entry, Dhs399 (regular drinks package), Dhs499 (on the night), until 3am, Grand Millennium Hotel Dubai, 04 514 9195, lsbdubai.com 

HIT THE CIRCUS
THU 4 JAN-WED 17
Cirque Du Soleil is returning to Dubai with the Middle East debut of TORUK – The First Flight. The show was inspired by James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar, and promises to transport you to the far-oFF world of Pandora. Visually stunning, with a great storyline, original music and breath-taking acrobatic and stunts, this is one show not to be missed. INFO: From Dhs295, Thu 4 Jan-Wed 17, various timings, Dubai World Trade Centre, tixbox.com/en 

SAY OMMMM!
MON 1 JAN-WED 31
It’s resolution time! So, if one of yours is to be well, relaxed and calm throughout 2018 (who doesn’t want that?!), then you might want to get yourself down to Willow Stream Spa, where they’re launching the Meditative Journey of Discovery by State of One. The three-hour package teaches you how to maintain balance in a busy life in a one-on-one workshop. It also includes a meditative massage, creative art session, sound therapy and more. We certainly need some of that in our lives! INFO: Dhs950 per person, daily 10am-9pm, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 3545, fairmont.com/palm-dubai 

DATE FOR THE DIARY
FRI 2 FEB
If you haven’t already been training hard for the Ironman 70.3 Dubai 2018, then you’re not going to be taking part (don’t even try). But you can head over to the Jumeirah Beach Running Track to show support and get inspired by athletes participating in the iconic triathlon that involves a 3.86km swim, 180.25km bike ride and 42.16km marathon. Go on, be a cheerleader. INFO: Free, Fri 2 Feb, from 7am, Jumeirah Beach Running Track, Dubai, eu.ironman.com 

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