TUE 26 JAN
Celebrate 'Aussie Aussie Aussie' Day!
This week, we pay homage to Down Under with Australia Day highlights. Commemorating the first fleet of British ships arriving in Oz in search of a new penal colony in 1788, in modern times this long-serving National Day celebrates the country’s diversity and community spirit with parties ahoy! Throw your own bash with a laidback flip-flop dress code, cork hats and barbecued shrimps aplenty, or join someone else’s. Yalumba’s famously raucous annual Australia Day brunch will take place on Friday 22 January (booking essential), while Barasti’s dedicated beachside bonanza of Aussie drinks deals and dancing will unfold on Saturday 23 January.
INFO: Yalumba Australia Day brunch, Dhs499 per person including house drinks, 12.30pm-3.30pm (happy hour 3.30pm-7.30pm), Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud, 04 702 2455, yalumba-dubai.com; Barasti, free entry from 11am-late, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, 04 318 1313, barastibeach.com
SAT 23 JAN
Get 23 per cent off at Seafood Market
Seafood Market, one of Dubai’s most interesting dining concepts – complete with shopping trolleys, and fish tanks to browse – celebrates its 23rd birthday on 23 January. Spend Dhs200 at the there before 22 January and you’ll be entered into a prize draw for a trip to Hong Kong. The winner will be announced at the restaurant on 23 January, but everyone will be a winner as there’ll be drinks, canapés and entertainment from 7pm to 8.30pm and a 23 per cent discount on all bills for the night.
INFO: Seafood Market, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud, 04 702 2455, seafoodmarket-dubai.com
Sugarcoated Ladies’ Night at the Shangri-La
Got an incurable sweet tooth? At ikandy’s pretty poolside Ultralounge ladies’ night every Monday the tables are adorned with candy – plus, there’s a pop-up sweetie shop and candyfloss, and ladies get two free drinks. How sweet is that?!
EVERY MON & TUE
Quaff four free drinks at the new ‘His & Hers’ night
Here’s something new: Mondays and Tuesdays at Moroc in Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate hotel has launched ‘His and Hers’ nights. Step aside, ladies – this one’s for couples! With a menu of small bites and shisha, the bar is offering two free drinks each for ladies and gents. That’s equality for you!
Head for brunch at Suzie's Diner
If you’re fan of American comfort food, then this is for you. Think juicy burgers, delicious hot dogs, crispy fries, wings and rings and super sundaes – Little Suzie’s Diner brunch has it all. While Suzie herself whizzes around the restaurant on roller-skates, you can try your luck at the spin and win wheel for the chance to nab some fab prizes! INFO: 12.30pm-4pm, Dhs199 per person with soft drinks, Little Suzie’s Diner, Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre – Hotel & Residents, 04 603 8201, pullmanhotels.com, accorhotels.com