All the happenings to look forward to this December 

Say hello to the cosy winters, exciting festive offerings, and more things to do in the UAE in December. 



Celebrate the festive season at Lucia’s with a stunning Capri-inspired terrace, decadent dishes, a laid-back ambience, and a specially curated set menu featuring authentic Italian dishes such as Insalata Di Natale, Lasagna, Carpaccio Di Manzo, Arrosto Di Vitello, and Panettone. If you’re planning to ring in the new year at Lucia’s, the venue welcomes three themed nights in the run-up to 2023 – Giorno Verde Party, Giorno Bianco- White Party, and the finale Giorno Rosso NYE Party. 

AED400 per person for Christmas Day lunch or dinner. AED750 per person (exclusive of beverages) for the Giorno Rosso NYE Party. Call +9714 422 4321. 


things to do in the UAE in December

This lavish dining concept, paired with a dramatically orchestrated show, promises an electrifying masterpiece of entertainment in DIFC. Influenced by the bygone city of Babylon, diners can look forward to avant-garde blends, fine dining specials, live musical performances and shows, set within the exquisite interiors.  

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Delizie Cafe Gourmet 

things to do in the UAE in December

Sited at the Dubai Harbour Yacht Club, this newly opened artisanal cafe serves authentic Italian delicacies with panoramic views of the Dubai Marina skyline and Ain Dubai backdrop. Gather friends and head there for breakfast delights, Italian pastries and lunch bites from the classic Italian deli counter featuring freshly baked individual slices of Pinsa, focaccia and classic croissant sandwiches, alongside the a la carte menu.  

Call +97158 514 0400. 

Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters welcome a three-day fun-filled roster for the festive season with Mediterranean and Asian delicacies, signature beverages, and joyful vibes, to enjoy the holidays. For New Year’s Eve, indulge in a special a-la-carte menu featuring the decadent oyster with caviar, seafood robata or Australian tomahawk, and the lip-smacking red velvet cake.

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Bagatelle Dubai 

Get a taste of the classic French dish, Dinde Rôtie (roasted turkey) this season. What makes it special? The turkey is first stuffed with a savoury mixture of foie gras and bread pudding, then roasted to perfection. The resulting meat is juicy and flavoursome, while the cabbage and creamy mashed potatoes make for hearty sides. Périgord sauce elevates the dish, making it truly fit for lovers of authentic French cuisine.  

Call +9714 354 5035. 

The Theater Dubai 

things to do in the UAE in December

Prepare for an extravagant NYE celebration at The Theater Dubai’s Big Art Festival, hosting an incredible line-up of artists, ballet show dancers, and a magician, with disco hits, nostalgic ballads, and more to whisk you through the night. From Nigerian-Swedish artist Dr. Alban and Danish pop star Tomas Nevergreen to Illusionist Graf Voronin, enjoy this exclusive dinner party with your loved ones. 

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Bachir Ice Cream

Lebanon’s renowned Bachir Icecream has now opened its first store in Sharjah, adding to its extended portfolio of locations in the UAE which include the Galleria Mall, Al Barsha with City Walk Plaza to follow soon. The authentic flavours available exclusively in the UAE are Dates, Rose Loukoum, Lemon Mint and Pineapple.

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Abu Dhabi 

Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi 

Unwind and catch up with friends and family over a refreshing drink, while admiring the breathtaking vistas of the sun sinking over the golden dunes at this rooftop bar. Sip on innovative concoctions such as the renowned Blue Angel and tuck into the revamped menu offering a variety of tapas-style bites such as Braised Angus beef short rib tacos, mixed Fried and shrimp tacos, chicken or beef croquettes as well as buffalo chicken wings with homemade peri-peri sauce, for those who like a bit of heat. A pastry selection is available for those with a sweet tooth, from Panna cotta with fruits and crispy cannoli ice cream to authentic Spanish churros with chocolate and caramel.  

Call +9712 204 4444. 

Taste of Ireland 

Bord Bia has revealed its first-ever Taste of Ireland event in the region for visitors to indulge in authentic Irish flavours with a host of specially curated menus by dining venues in the city. The seven-day event will take place at The Maine, REIF Kushiyaki, Dar Wasl Mall, The Meat Co. and McCafferty’s, Wafi City. The menus boast cuts of premium dry-aged beef, fresh seafood, cheeseboards, and signature concoctions.  

Until December 11. Visit Instagram.