7 AMAZING things to do, see and spice up your life in the UAE
Melanie C at Zero Gravity
Spice Girls' Melanie C - also known as Sporty Spice - is returning to Dubai on December 13 for a DJ set at Zero Gravity. The singer's set will be part of the venue's weekly Tropical Brunch after Party series. Expect to hear 90s club classics, as well as a sprinkling of Spice Firls in the mix. Spice up your life!
INFO: Zero Gravity, 6pm onwards, table reservation: 055 500 9111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Santa Run
The second edition of Santa Run will be held on December 13 set against the backdrop of the Dubai Creek and Dubai Festival City. Join for the most fun and merrriest run of the season...possibly the best family run in town as Santa comes to join at the incredible Dubai Festival City Santa Grotto. This festive event is one not to miss and is purely a fun run with all the Christmas spritit. Run any distance you like and you will be given the finishing time at the end.
INFO: start time noon, Dubai Festival City
Afternoon tea at Waldorf Astoria
Until 26 December
Newby by Matthew Williamson presents three fine, loose-leaf teas in eye-catching caddies illustrated by the famous designer. Known for his bold prints and use of vivid colours, Williamson has taken inspiration from the Rajasthan region of India to create evocative prints, each one refletcting a facet of the chosen tea and its heritage.
INFO: 12-26 December, 2.30 pm - 6 pm, Dhs178, The Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria, The Palm, Dubai. For bookings call 04 8182222
NRG annouces new classes in their Ride Studio
Rhythm n ride is the newest class at the popular Marina Walk boutique fitness hub and it's all about the music. This is much more than a simple ride! Rhytm n Ride is a musical journey using songs - Cold Play, Michael Jackson and some old school classics thrown in for good measure. Classes run throughout the week on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and a special endurance one-hour class on Saturday.
INFO: Sign up for the monthly membership starting from Dhs799 per month. NRG Marina Walk, for bookings and info, call 050 6527722
UBK elevates pub grub to new heights
The much loved Urban Bar and Kitchen unveils a new menu this season featuring specially curated dishes that bring a fresh twist to 'bar food' promissing guests an appetising culinary journey. From appetizer, main course and dessert, diners will be spoilt for choice with a menu full of distinct flavours. Certainly not your average pub food..
INFO: Saturday - Wendsday 12pm -1am, Thursday - Friday 12pm -3am, Mövenpick hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 04 4380000
Cityscape Saturday Brunch
Cancel all your weekend plans as La Piscina by Palazzo Versace reveals a brand-new lavish Saturday Brunch featuring a magnificent Mediterranean - inspired spread, world class mixed drinks, free flowing beverages, lively music and of course, a dip in its sizeable pool lounge to cool off. This vibrant poolside escapade will be hosted every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm.
INFO: 1pm - 4pm, Dhs250 (includes open buffet and free flowing beverages), for bookings 058 2266443
Urban Outdoor cinema movie night
There is nothing better than Christmas flicks such as Love Actually under the stars with the backdrop of Dubai Marina Skyline. Throughout December, there are movie nights every Saturday, Sunday and Monday on Habtoor Grand's Beach Lawn with screenings beginning at 7.30 pm.
INFO: Habtoor Grand, book your tickets with Platinum List, Dhs75