It’s time to celebrate the land Down Under! The big day is Sunday Jan 26, but events in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are lined up for next weekend. Here are our top three!
1 G’Day Dubai at Zero Gravity
Aussie airline Qantas have arranged this bash at Zero Gravity at Skydive Dubai. They’re flying in a host of stars, including Australian Olympic Beach volleyball champ Natalie Cook, INXS frontman Jon Stevens and winner of Australian Idol, Guy Sebastian. Of course there’ll also be a BBQ.
INFO: Dhs300, kids under 12 free, Fri 24 Jan, 11am-5pm, Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.abcduae.com
2 Aussie Day Special at Barasti
The popular beach bar will be holding a festival of all things Aussie, including a sausage sizzle BBQ.
INFO: Free, 04 318 1313, Sat 25 Jan, Barasti, Dubai, www.barastibeach.com
3 Party at PJ’s
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi’s Irish pub, PJ O’Reilly’s will pledge allegiance to Australia for the day to host this special bash. Bands, Spies in the Cellar and Sweet Chili Jam, will be on stage, while DJ Scott B will man the decks. You’ll also be able to throw another shrimp on the barbie!
INFO: Dhs180 (house drinks), Dhs140 (soft drinks), Dhs50 (children), 1pm-5pm, Fri 24 Jan, 02 695 0413, www.leroyalmeridienabudhabi.com