Connector December 2022


CONNECTOR.AE 3 Welcome We are in for a rather busy month again as the FIFAWorld Cup continues throughout the first couple of weeks, and Dubai’s fanzones and sports bars will be bursting with excitement. As if that isn’t enough to create a buzz, the festive season and all that comes with it is getting into full swing. From festive markets (check them out on pages 14 and 15) to Christmas Eve dinners (pages 16 to 20 ) and Christmas Day brunches (pages 21 to 29), and of course the spectacular fireworks (pages 36 and 37) and parties (pages 38 to 42) to say a big hello to 2023. Of course, with busy events and gatherings it can be easy to overindulge a little, so take a look at some of our tips to help you keep things in check on pages 56 to 58. Finally, our last note of the year is to wish you all a happy and healthy 2023 and we look forward to walking through the New Year with you. Welcome to December, the last month of the year. Are you expecting a quiet one? Then good luck with that!. Chris Nicolaides Concord Tower, PO Box 126732, Dubai Media City, Dubai, 04 454 9826, Contents of this publication are copyright. No material may be reproduced without written permission. Notice and disclaimer. The material used in this publication is intended to be used for informational purposes only. A sincere effort has been made to report accurate information. However, one or more recognised authorities in health and nutrition may hold different views than those reported therein, and the reader is so advised. This publication is not meant to be an endorsement of any specific product or services offered. Nicole Pereira Vishakha Ramchandani Welcome

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CONNECTOR.AE 7 Out And About Etisalat Academy - Mirdiff Gems Founders School - Al Barsha +971 50 102 6265 OUT & ABOUT December, for many, is the best time of the year. The Lion King Abida Parveen Till 10 December 9 December With kids on school holiday and being able to spend time with family and friends, it is truly a mini-celebration in itself. As the UAE is one of the best spots for all things entertainment and fun, there are no limitations to the events happening and this month is really an amazing one. Make the most of this time of the year and jot down these unmissable events in your calendars as ones to definitely head down to. Sing along to the iconic ‘Circle Of Life’ at the brilliant live Broadway show of The Lion King. Having made its premiere in 1997, the show has gone on to reach over 110 million people in 21 different countries. Held at Etihad Arena, the musical is currently making its Abu Dhabi debut during its 25th year. The show is based on the animated film and follows Simba’s journey as he becomes king. Prices for the show begin at Dhs 200. Delight in a spectacular show with one of Pakistan’s most highly acclaimed singers, Abida Parveen. With magnificent Sufi music, be one with music and enjoy a performance at Coca-Cola Arena from the ‘queen of Qawwalis, ghazals and kafis’. Ticket prices start at Dhs 100. 1 2

CONNECTOR.AE 8 CONNECTOR.AE 9 Out And About Out And About Guy Manoukian Sole DXB Bi-2 9 December 9 to 11 December 10 December Returning for another amazing performance, Guy Manoukian will perform at Dubai Opera. The one-day concert will see the Lebanese-Armenian musician, composer and pianist perform a great show, after recently performing at the Sydney Opera House and L’Olympia in Paris. Prices start at Dhs 275. The 10th edition of Sole DXB is happening this month and will bring the worlds of music, fashion, visual arts and sports to one place. The four-day event at Dubai Design District will also see amazing performances from artists, including Central Cee and Jorja Smith, as well as installations from popular brands. Prices for tickets start at Dhs 375. Bi-2, the popular indie rock band from Belarus, is set to take the stage this month at Coca-Cola Arena. With an impressive collection of ten studio albums, the show will use incredible scenography, light shows and visual effects for a show to remember. Ticket prices start at Dhs 245. Hooverphonic 10 December Hooverphonic, the Belgian band, known for their distinctive music, will perform in December at Dubai Opera. Part of the music industry since 1995, the band have produced hit music for 25 years, which has been featured in several films and television shows. Listen to songs including ‘Anger Never Dies’, ‘Eden’, ‘Mad About You’, ‘Romantic’ and more, with prices starting at Dhs 275. Le Trio Joubran 11 December Performing for the first time at Dubai Opera is Le Trio Joubran. The brother trio, Samir, Wissam and Adnan, come from generations of Oud players and will bring a brilliant performance playing traditional Palestinian music, sure to leave you in awe. Ticket prices start at Dhs 195. Bagong Pilipinas Tagalog Rap Festival 11 December The king of Pinoy pop, Andrew E, is ready to set the stage on fire with an incredible performance at the Bagong Pilipinas Tagalog Rap Festival. Held at Coca-Cola Arena, performing alongside Andrew E are, Jawtee, 3 Digitz, Crazzy G., Mananabaz, Endang and Jhoan, Bastee and Donman, and Julius Tha Drummer. Prices start at Dhs 75. 3 4 5 6 7 8

CONNECTOR.AE 10 CONNECTOR.AE 11 Out And About Out And About GITEX Shopper The Nutcracker Blast Premier World Final 14 to 18 December 16 and 17 December 17 and 18 December One of the highly acclaimed events of the year, GITEX Shopper, is back and will bring unmissable deals and offers to Dubai World Trade Centre. Enjoy amazing prices on top brands as well as daily prizes and draws. The five-day event will see the lowest prices on certain appliances, including gaming, leisure, electronics, smart appliances and more. Entry is free to all. Avid ballet fans, get ready for the festive season by watching a breathtaking performance of The Nutcracker. The Christmas classic will be held at Dubai Opera and performed by the esteemed Moscow Ballet, La Classique. Delight in watching the world of Clara, her nutcracker doll and magician Drosselmeyer in person. Prices begin at Dhs 350. Esport fans, get ready for a spectacular twoday event at Etihad Arena. Watch as some of the best esports teams in the world compete against one another to win a prize pool of $1 million as well as the title of champions of Counter-Strike. Prices start at Dhs 50. ELF The Musical 17 to 24 December The festive season is upon us, and rather than watching one of your favourite Christmas movies at home, catch the live show at The Theatre at the Mall of the Emirates. ELF The musical is based on Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole, who goes on a trip to find his birth father. Prices start at Dhs 100. World Tennis League 19 to 24 December The first edition of the World Tennis League is being held this month over six days at Coca-Cola Arena, and will see iconic tennis stars compete against one another, followed by a special music performance. Over the course of six days, enjoy performances from Tiësto, Ne-Yo, Deadmau5, Mohamed Ramadan and Armin van Buuren. Tickets start at Dhs 199. Kadim Al Sahir 23 and 24 December Arabic music singer, composer and songwriter Kadim Al Sahir is ready to bring his talent to Dubai Opera this month. Held for two days, the artist is known for hosting the most-attended Arabic concert of all time. With 100 million albums sold, get ready to listen to hits including ‘Akrahouha’, ‘Ha Habibi’ and more. Prices start at Dhs 550. 9 10 11 12 13 14

CONNECTOR.AE 12 CONNECTOR.AE 13 Out And About Out And About Coming back even better than ever for its 28th edition, the highly awaited shopping festival will run from 15 December to 29 January 2023. Get your checklists ready and put on your comfy shoes, and enjoy shopping the amazing deals and offers, new dining experiences, raffles and draws, stays at hotels, entertainment and more. Held over 46 days, the festival will see offers available at most malls and outlets around Dubai. The sales are not the only thing to enjoy at the memorable shopping festival, as there are a multitude of activations that take place, from concerts and activities, catering to all ages. Some well-loved concepts, that are sure to guarantee unlimited fun, will be coming back for the year. The Etisalat MOTB at Burj Park will return offering shoppers opportunities to shop locally and support UAE-based and Emirati small businesses. The Market is also home to a multitude of pop-up and food trucks, perfect for filling up on after a tiring day of shopping. Held at Bluewaters and The Beach, the DSF Drones Light Show will also make a comeback.Using 3D advanced drones, and moving to the beat of the music, the remarkable daily show, also known as the longest-running drone show, will put on a spectacle for all to enjoy. For more information on this year’s edition, visit the Dubai Shopping Festival website. Get Ready For Another Memorable Edition Of DSF! Get ready to shop to your heart’s content at the iconic Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). Rahat Fateh Ali Martin Garrix The Sound of Christmas (Jazz Concert) 29 December 30 December 21st and 22nd December Coca-Cola Arena is ready to host the fifth concert for Rahat Fateh Ali. In an intimate style performance, the singer and artist will perform alongside a melodious orchestra. Delight in listening to songs including ‘Teri Ore’, ‘Tum Jo Aaye’, ‘O Re Piya’, ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ and more. Prices start at Dhs 99. Making waves in the music industry since 2012 at the age of 16, Dutch DJ Martin Garrix is ready to close out the year with a bang. The one-night-only concert will see the artist perform at Coca-Cola Arena with hit tracks including ‘Scared To Be Lonely’, ‘Animals’, ‘In The Name Of Love’, ‘Used To Love’ and more. Prices start at Dhs 175. Delight in watching a magnificent performance by the Dubai Opera Big Band, but this time with Christmas as the theme. Held at Dubai Opera for two days, enjoy songs including ‘Santa Baby’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Feliz Navidad’, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, and more are played. Ticket prices start at Dhs 215. 15 16 17

CONNECTOR.AE 14 CONNECTOR.AE 15 Out And About Out And About Enjoy The Festive Season At A Winter Market With the festive season here, there is so much excitement, happiness and cheer that can be felt everywhere, especially with the chill in the air, and warm drinks to warm up with. What makes the season even more special are winter markets. Winter markets are the perfect spot to shop, enjoy activities and eat, and are a definite thing to add to your festive checklist. If you are looking for spots to visit, then look no further. 1 Winter Wonderland at Ski Dubai Nothing screams winter more than snow, and Ski Dubai is the perfect place to visit. Bringing a special Winter Wonderland with unmissable activities, enjoy visiting Santa Village and conversing and posing with Santa. The star of the Arctic, the penguins, are also available to meet and have a good time with. Delight in a cup of hot cocoa and continue exploring all that the icy indoor ski resort has to offer. Prices start at Dhs 125. Winter City at Expo City Dubai Originally, home to Expo 2020 Dubai, the area has been transformed and is now offering visitors a great Winter City. Located at Expo City Dubai till 8 January 2023, enjoy participating in amazing activities, including ice wall climbing and visiting Santa’s house. Festive workshops, from gingerbread decorations, wreath making, a customised teddy bear toy factory and more, will be held to unleash your creativity. Stores will be set up to get some shopping done, and festive dining options will also be available. Entry is free. 2 4 3 5 WinterFest at McGettigan’s Located at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, the WinterFest by McGettigan’s is ready to bring the festive season to the desert till 18 December. The dedicated family area is home to festive food stalls and activities, including a custom roller skating rink around a Christmas tree by Roll DXB and more for all to enjoy. Visitors can also enjoy shopping from the market stalls. Prices start at Dhs 50 for entry, fully redeemable on activities, food and drinks. Festive Market at Souk Madinat Jumeirah The Festive Market at Souk Madinat Jumeirah is set to offer the ultimate winter experience to visitors. Running till 30 December, enjoy various activities, including riding the North Pole train, taking Abra rides with Santa, live bands playing and more. Drinks and food will keep you energised to experience all the market has to offer, and this year, Jumeirah One members can redeem points at the food and beverage stalls. Entry is free. Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace Habtoor Palace is transforming into the ultimate winter destination. Till 31 December, delight in a stunning Christmas tree and beautiful lights, for capturing memories through pictures. Various stalls are available to get your Christmas shopping done and fuel up on food when hungry. Live entertainment will keep all that attend happy. Entry is priced at Dhs 25, which is redeemable on food and drinks.

CONNECTOR.AE 16 CONNECTOR.AE 17 Dining Around Dining Around Enjoy All The Festive Cheer This Christmas Eve! The festive season is one of the most anticipated times of the year. With all the excitement and cheer in the air, Christmas Eve is an ideal time to start the celebrations and build up to the beautiful day to come. Spending time with family and friends over a meal is the best way to make the most of the Christmas Eve spirit, so if you need suggestions for great places to dine at, then look no further. The Nine, Sofitel The Obelisk The Nine at Sofitel The Obelisk is bringing fun to Christmas Eve with a traditional British meal. Serving the ultimate comfort meal from 12.30pm to 4pm, delight in dishes including seared scallops, wild seabass, roast turkey, Christmas pudding and more. Prices start at Dhs 250. 04-2814111 Beach Club and Restaurant, Nikki Beach Dubai Make this Christmas Eve a special one with a celebration in the sand. From 8pm to 11pm, the Beach Club and Restaurant at Nikki Beach Dubai will offer diners spectacular three-course meals to tuck into, as well as a live singer and resident DJ to keep you on your feet. Prices start at Dhs 350. 04-3766290 1 2 La Fontana, JA Palm Tree Court Delight in a special treat with a brilliant dinner buffet at La Fontana. Located at JA Palm Tree Court, enjoy a variety of dishes, including roast turkey, trimmings and vegetarian options. Kids can have a blast and get a gift from Santa as he makes an appearance. The dinner will run from 7pm to 11.30pm and has prices starting at Dhs 299. 04-8145604 The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel The Croft at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel is making Christmas Eve a celebration to remember. Held from 7pm to 10pm, tuck into scrumptious dishes from The Croft’s famous roast, grazing platter, Christmas pudding and more. Prices start at Dhs 399. 04-3194000 La Cruise Restaurant, Canal Central Hotel Business Bay La Cruise Restaurant, located at Canal Central Hotel Business Bay, is making Christmas Eve special with dinner. Running from 7pm to 10.30pm, delight in a brilliant buffet with international and traditional dishes and holiday drinks. Enjoy views of the Burj Khalifa and live entertainment to keep the festive spirit up. Prices start at Dhs 175. 04-8732100 Lo+Cale, Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina Situated at Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, Lo+Cale is bringing all the fun to Christmas Eve with a drunch. Enjoy unlimited food and drinks, along with a live DJ to dance the night away. Running from 8pm to 10pm, a kid’s corner will keep children entertained throughout the night. Prices start at Dhs 215. 054-9978599 Trader Vic’s, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Delight in an amazing brunch for Christmas Eve at Trader Vic’s at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah. From 1pm to 4pm, a Latino band will serenade diners while they tuck into delicious dishes and drinks. Prices start at Dhs 350. 04-3182319 3 4 6 7 5

CONNECTOR.AE 18 CONNECTOR.AE 19 Dining Around Dining Around Turquoise, Rixos Premium Dubai Turquoise is offering diners Turkish and international cuisine this Christmas Eve. Located at Rixos Premium Dubai, tuck into delicious flavours and dishes while sipping on drinks. The dinner will run from 7pm to 10pm and will have prices set at Dhs 250. 04-5200000 RARE Portico Terrace, Melia Desert Palm Get ready to celebrate the festive season in a great way at RARE Portico Terrace at Melia Desert Palm. From 7pm onwards, enjoy a delicious dinner with dishes including fish fillet, seafood risotto, prawn bisque soup, baked sea bass and more. A kids menu is also available from the a la carte menu. Prices start at Dhs 295. 04-6029323 Vyne Restaurant and Terrace, The First Collection Business Bay Celebrate the festive season with an Italian buffet at Vyne Restaurant and Terrace at The First Collection Business Bay. From 7pm to 11pm, tuck into a variety of Italian authentic dishes, antipasti, seasonal treats and more. Get into a festive spirit with Christmas carols, a dedicated kid’s corner, pictures with Santa and more. Prices start at Dhs 180. 04-8734400 Cordelia, St Regis The Palm Make the most of Christmas Eve this year at Cordelia. Located at St Regis The Palm, tuck into an incredible roast turkey dinner, condiments, sweet treats and more. Held from 7pm to 11pm, prices start at Dhs 290. 04-2180125 Yesterday Pub, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Celebrate Christmas Eve with tunes from the 80s and 90s. Tuck into a three-course meal with dishes from 7pm to 10pm including nachos, tasty steak, burgers and more. Prices start at Dhs 149. 04-5013115 8 10 12 11 9 Two.0, Cove Beach Dubai Located at Cove Beach Dubai, Two.0 is bringing all the festivities to dinner this Christmas Eve. Held from 6pm to 11pm, tuck into a specially curated festive menu as well as live entertainment from singer, guitarist and songwriter Jay Abo, and singer Yamane El Hage, The Voice Arabia Season 5 semi-finalist. Prices start at Dhs 249. 050-4546920 Bombay Borough, DIFC Bombay Borough at DIFC is hosting an amazing Christmas Eve brunch. From noon to 4pm, enjoy a brilliant menu including coastal chicken and sago salad, fried chicken and waffle, Christmas mezze platter, baked Alaska, and more. Prices start at Dhs 275. 04-3271555 The Cavendish, voco Bonnington JLT Celebrate Christmas Eve in a wholesome way at The Cavendish. Located at voco Bonnington JLT, delight in tucking into delicious festive dishes and drinks from 7pm to 11pm. Live entertainment will keep guests having fun. Prices start at Dhs 225. 04-3560536 Vivaldi, Sheraton Dubai Creek From 7pm to 11pm, delight in a brilliant Christmas Eve celebration at Vivaldi. Located at Sheraton Dubai Creek, enjoy amazing views of the skyline while tucking into seafood and Christmas treats including prawns, lobster, oysters, and more. The dinner will be available from 7pm to 11pm and will have prices starting at Dhs 269. 04-2071717 Basko, Opus Tower by Omniyat Located at Opus Tower by Omniyat, Basko, from noon to 4pm, is bringing the Christmas Eve celebration in a great way. Tuck into a delicious spread with dishes including a cheese platter, foie gras au torchon, black truffle pasta, panettone and more. Delight in groovy music from the DJ, while Santa makes his rounds. Prices start at Dhs 395. 04-5824242 13 15 16 14 17

CONNECTOR.AE 20 CONNECTOR.AE 21 Dining Around Dining Around Ikigai Restaurant and Bar, Millennium Place Hotel Dubai Marina Make this Christmas Eve a great one at Ikigai Restaurant and Bar. Located at Millennium Place Hotel Dubai Marina, this celebration is catered only to adults. A special Omakase sharing menu will be served along with a three-hour drink package. Live entertainment with DJs and dancers will keep the spirits high, along with fun party games, including giant Jenga and Japanese lottery. Available from 7pm to 11pm, prices start at Dhs 299. 04-5508114 Toshi, GrandMillenniumDubai Barsha Heights Celebrate Christmas Eve with a view at Toshi. Located at Grand Millennium Dubai Barsha Heights, the restaurant has captivating views of Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and the Persian Gulf. While enjoying the view, delight in a scrumptious seafood dinner. Also, enjoy live entertainment, gift-giving for children and meeting Santa. The dinner will run from 6pm to 11pm with prices set at Dhs 259. 04-4234170 Luciano’s, Habtoor Grand Resort Luciano’s is gearing up to celebrate Christmas Eve in the right way. Located at Habtoor Grand Resort, tuck into a variety of delicious dishes and dine outdoors at the garden location. The dinner will run from 6pm to 11pm and has prices starting at Dhs 250. 04-3995000 Boardwalk, Dubai Creek Resort Boardwalk at Dubai Creek Resort is going all out to make Christmas Eve a special one. From 5pm to midnight, enjoy tucking into a scrumptious festive menu as a live band serenades. Also, enjoy the spectacular view. 04-6021814 Timo Restaurant, Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel Timo Restaurant is bringing a special set menu for Christmas Eve. Located at Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel, delight in delicious authentic Italian flavours from 7pm to 11pm. The restaurant offers an elegant setting, offering the perfect spot for dining with the people you love. Prices start at Dhs 225. 04-5962222 18 20 22 21 19 Unmissable Christmas Day Dining To Make It A Great One! Christmas is a time full of joy, laughter and cheer and is always special when shared with family, friends and loved ones. Be it looking for a traditional Christmas celebration, or a different take on the classic, there is definitely something for everyone to cherish this Christmas Day. Amazonico, DIFC Pavilion Amazonico, located at DIFC Pavilion, is bringing all the Christmas cheer with a brilliant Jungle Bell brunch. Held from 1pm to 4pm, tuck into delicious Latin American Christmas dishes, including roast turkey breast, creme brulee, pulled veal on crispy plantains and more. Live entertainment and back-to-back DJ sets, will keep the spirits high. Prices start at Dhs 575. 04-5713999 1

CONNECTOR.AE 22 CONNECTOR.AE 23 Dining Around Dining Around Kalea Restaurant, Lapita Hotel Kalea Restaurant at Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts, is hosting a huge feast for Christmas with a delightful brunch. Held from 1pm to 4pm, enjoy an international buffet along with traditional festive dishes. Live music and the Lapita choir will serenade guests with Christmas carols to keep their spirits high. Kids will have a great time with visits from Santa and by participating in fun activities. An ugly Christmas jumper competition will have the best one win the prize. Prices start at Dhs 350. 04-8109421 Palmito Garden, JA Beach Hotel Enjoy a brilliant brunch while outdoors as the weather gets cooler this Christmas at Palmito Garden. Located at JA Beach Hotel, tuck into a variety of festive dishes and cooking stations. Live entertainment will keep the festive spirit alive. Various games and activities, as well as gifts from Santa, will be held to keep the little ones running around and happy. The brunch will run from 12.30pm to 4pm and has prices starting at Dhs 450. 04-8145604 Open Sesame, Hotel Indigo Downtown Get into your ugliest Christmas sweater and head down to Open Sesame at Hotel Indigo Downtown for a spectacular celebration. Held from 2pm to 6pm, tuck into a great roast and trimmings. Live jazz music will be played, and fun activities will keep adults and kids busy. From decorating gingerbread houses to getting gifts from Santa, there’s something for all kids to enjoy. A quiz will also be held, with the prize being a voucher at the outlet. Prices start at Dhs 299. 056-4227120 Old Castello Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road Old Castello Jumeirah at Jumeirah Beach Road is bringing all the cheer and fun with a Christmas brunch. Tuck into dishes including live pasta stations, chicken dum biryani, Bustan baklava, mini pizza stations and more. Magic shows, face painting and an appearance from Santa will keep the little ones happy. Running from 2pm to 5pm, a goodie bag will be given out to all children and prices are set at Dhs 120. 052-9422000 Cuisines, Holiday Inn Dubai Al Maktoum From 12.30pm to 4pm, Cuisines at Holiday Inn Dubai Al Maktoum is set to bring all the fun and excitement to Christmas. Delight in various dishes from the buffet to tuck into, including a turkey carving station, panettones, festive cookies and more. Kids can have a blast while building gingerbread houses. Prices start at Dhs 175. 04-3275878 Koko Bay, West Beach Palm Jumeirah Delight in a Bali-inspired Christmas at Koko Bay. Situated at West Beach Palm Jumeirah, from noon to 4pm, enjoy festive dishes, including roast turkey breast, braised lamb shank, Wagyu beef tataki, mince pies and more. Enjoy meeting Santa, as the resident DJ plays festive tunes. Prices start at Dhs 495. 04-5723444 Log and Embers, Club Vista Mare Log and Embers is ready for the festivities this Christmas. Located at Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, delight in a beautiful view while tucking into dishes including soup, mince pies, cheese board, slow-cooked meats and more. A live singer will keep the festive spirit going strong. The four-course meal has prices starting and Dhs 475, and will run from 2pm to 6pm. 052-1096802 McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Spend Christmas with a great celebration at McGettigan’s at Souk Madinat. Held in two rounds from noon to 4pm or from 5pm to 9pm, tuck into seasonal dishes, live entertainment to keep the cheer high and free-flowing drinks. Prices start at Dhs 299. 2 6 4 8 3 7 5 9

CONNECTOR.AE 24 CONNECTOR.AE 25 Dining Around Dining Around Eat & Meat, The H Dubai Eat & Meat at The H Dubai, from 1pm to 4pm, is making Christmas special with a delicious festive brunch. Tuck into all your festive classics, while the kids can enjoy running around and participating in interactive activities like face painting and cookie decoration. Santa will also make an appearance to cheer the little ones up. Prices start at Dhs 699. 04-5018630 Swissotel Al Ghurair Make Christmas Day a special one at Swissotel Al Ghurair. Delight in Christmas treats, including beef short ribs, Yorkshire pudding, poached salmon, warm sticky toffee pudding, international dishes and more. Kids can have fun with exciting activities like cookie decorations, Zumba class, meeting Santa and more. Running from 12.30pm to 4pm, prices start at Dhs 179. 04-2933270 Wanderlust, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Situated in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Wanderlust is bringing its best part brunch with a festive twist. Delight in flavours from around the world, including 11 live stations with this festive brunch. Live entertainment will be available to keep the festive spirit up. The brunch will run from 1pm to 4pm and has prices starting at Dhs 425. 04-4140000 Observatory Bar and Grill, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel Observatory Bar and Grill, located at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel, will treat diners to a brilliant celebration with delicious dishes to enjoy. Enjoy the mesmerising views of Dubai, along with live music and visits from Santa, to make the celebration even more memorable. Running from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, prices start from Dhs 499. 04-3194000 Origin’s, Vida Emirates Hills From 1pm onwards, delighting an amazing festive brunch at Origin’s. Located at Vida Emirates Hills, enjoy dining at multiple live stations while sipping on drinks, with festive music playing throughout. Kids can have fun by getting their faces painted and heading to the cookie station. Prices start at Dhs 299. 04-8728888 Vero Restaurant, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Vero Restaurant, located at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, is offering diners an Italian Christmas Day brunch. Held from 1pm to 4pm, tuck into Italian delicacies including insalata di mare, ravioli al salmone and tacchino ripieno and more. Prices start at Dhs 299. 04-3182319 Sante Ria, The First Collection JVC Sante Ria at The First Collection Jumeirah Village Circle is celebrating with a special Christmas Feliz Navidad brunch for those that are looking for a non-traditional approach to the holiday. From 8pm to midnight, delight in a brunch with delicious Latin American flavours, festive decor, dancing and drinks. Prices start at Dhs 250. 04-2756630 Gonpachi, Atlantis The Palm Located at Al Habtoor City Boulevard, Gonpachi is ready to serve diners with Japanese festive brunch. Delight in dishes including salmon tataki, karaage, popcorn shrimp, Wagyu meshi, chicken teriyaki and more. Prices start at Dhs 395. 04-3791380 14 10 16 12 15 11 17 13

CONNECTOR.AE 26 CONNECTOR.AE 27 Dining Around Dining Around Muchachas, Holiday Inn Express Al Safa Enjoy a special take on Christmas Day at Muchachas at Holiday Inn Express Al Safa. From 1pm to 4pm, tuck into a variety of dishes from turkey to taco stations. Live entertainment will keep everyone having fun. Prices start at Dhs 169. 04-3275878 Carna by Dario Cecchini, SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences From 1pm to 4pm, Carna by Dario Cecchini at SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences is making Christmas Day special with an intimate celebration with families. The four-course a la carte menu uses sustainable ingredients and has dishes including whole roasted prime rib, truffle cannoli, cranberry and almond salad, Carna mince, yule log, Christmas trifle and more. Prices start at Dhs 395. 04-6070757 Cordelia, St Regis The Palm Cordelia, situated at St Regis The Palm, is whipping up all the best and classic festive dishes for a brilliant Christmas Day brunch. Held from 1pm to 5pm, guests can enjoy spending time with the people they love, while a live band plays to keep their spirits high. Prices start at Dhs 400. 04-2180125 Pascal Tepper, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road Pascal Tepper at Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road is celebrating Christmas Day from 1pm to 4pm with French delicacies. Tuck into a live turkey station, salad counter, desserts and more. Santa will be present to add smiles to the little ones faces. Prices start at Dhs 169. 056-4142213 Bull & Bear, Waldorf Astoria DIFC Bring the best of Broadway into your Christmas Day celebration at Bull & Bear. Located at Waldorf Astoria DIFC from 1pm to 5pm, tuck into shared starters, turkey with all the trimmings and desserts to end the meal on a high note. Prices start at Dhs 395 per person. 04-5159888 Lucky Voice, Millennium Dubai Barsha Heights Delight in a special brunch at Lucky Voice. The popular nightlife destination, located at Millennium Dubai Barsha Heights, is bringing all the festive spirit with a Christmas brunch. Tuck into delicious dishes and drinks while enjoying live entertainment hosted by MC Alan and DJ Mark Vee. The brunch will run from 1pm to 4pm and has prices starting at Dhs 195. 04-4234170 La Maison Restaurant, Royal Central Hotel The Palm Located at Royal Central Hotel The Palm, La Maison Restaurant is bringing all the magic to Christmas with a brilliant brunch. Held from 1pm to 4pm, enjoy a great meal with delicious holiday classics as well as international dishes. Prices start at Dhs 299 per person. 04-8739300 Address Beach Resort Get Christmas Day ready at Address Beach Resort. Held from 1pm to 4pm, enjoy delighting in a great meal of turkey and trimmings. A choir will keep the buffet fun, with Santa treating children to gifts and goodies. Face painting and a kid’s corner are also available to make sure the little ones also have a blast. Prices start at Dhs 788. 04-8798866 22 18 24 20 23 19 25 21

CONNECTOR.AE 28 CONNECTOR.AE 29 Dining Around Dining Around Luciano’s, Grand Habtoor Resort Kick off the Christmas fun at Luciano’s this year. Located at Grand Habtoor Resort, from 12.30pm to 4pm, enjoy a great outdoor Christmas setting with lights and trees. Enjoy a variety of dishes as well as keep the little ones entertained with fun activities. A Christmas choir will sing while tucking in, and Santa will bring all the cheer. Prices start at Dhs 350 and will run from 12.30pm to 4pm. 04-3995000 Brasserie Boulud, Sofitel The Obelisk Celebrate Christmas in a big way at Brasserie Boulud from 12.30pm to 4pm. Located at Sofitel The Obelisk, enjoy a specially curated festive menu, including butternut squash soup, Christmas logs, roasted turkey ballotine and more. Christmas music will be played in the background to set the festive spirit, and Santa will appear to keep the little ones happy. Prices start at Dhs 355. 04-2814020 Prato, Trump International Golf Club Prato at Trump International Golf Club is carrying out the festivities of Christmas in a big way. Delight in a culinary journey with dishes including chicken liver pate, poached lobster tail salad, a roast station, baked cheesecake, apple crumble and more. Prices for the meal start at Dhs 320 and will run from 1pm to 4pm. 04-2453988 Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown Celebrate Christmas Day with an amazing deal this year at Nezesaussi Grill. Located at Manzil Downtown, delight in a festive roast at noon for Dhs 99. 04-4285858 Mama Zonia, Pier 7 Make the most of the festive holiday on Christmas Day at Mama Zonia. Located at Pier 7 at Dubai Marina, the Amazonian jungle-inspired restaurant is bringing a unique take on Christmas. Delight in a set menu from 7pm to 11pm, with dishes including Christmas turkey, jumbo prawns al ajillo, striploin and more. Prices are set at Dhs 275 per person. 04-2404747 Joe’s Backyard, Dubai Festival City This Christmas, enjoy a variety of flamegrilled dishes while sipping on drinks at Joe’s Backyard at Dubai Festival City. Live entertainment with the in-house DJ and guest performers will ensure to have a blast. Santa will make an appearance and give all the people on his nice list a present. Prices start at Dhs 295 for a three-course meal, and based on what time of the day you want to celebrate, the meal is available from 2pm to 5pm and from 8pm to 11pm. 055-7094509 Mezzerie, Waldorf Astoria PalmJumeirah Mezzerie, located at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, is bringing the fun this Christmas with a brilliant buffet from 1pm to 4pm. Tuck into delicious festive delicacies, while enjoying live music. Santa will make an appearance, and also activities will be held to keep the little kids busy and active. Prices start at Dhs 490. 04-8182222 Isola Italian Restaurant, Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse From 1pm to 4pm on Christmas Day, tuck into a scrumptious Christmas brunch at Isola Italian Restaurant. Located at Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse, delight in a festive set menu along with drinks, for prices starting at Dhs 600 per person. 04-5833124 26 30 28 32 27 31 29 33

CONNECTOR.AE 30 CONNECTOR.AE 31 Dining Around Dining Around Elevate Your Christmas With Turkey Takeaway! Any day is the perfect day to spend time with friends and family. However, the festive season is a special time to come together and share a meal with the people you love. Hosting and cooking for many people can be overwhelming and tiresome, and requires time and lots of effort. To make the holiday season enjoyable for all, here are some restaurants to get cooked turkey, cutting your workload and allowing more time to share with loved ones. Cafe Society Celebrate the festive season with a delicious turkey delivery from Cafe Society. Located at TAMANI Hotel Marina, tuck into roasted turkey and three trimming options like cranberry sauce and Kalamata olive bread, roasted rosemary potato, green asparagus, creamed spinach, potato gratin and more. Also, choose one dressing from turkey jus, turkey demi-glace sauce and mushroom sauce, served with a complimentary dessert, chocolate praline buche. Prices start at Dhs 399. 04-3183755 JA Ocean View Hotel Hosting a meal for Christmas and in need of a turkey? JA Ocean View Hotel at The Walk in JBR is making it easier with a turkey takeaway, trimmings, sauces and sides. A Panettone cake with chocolate sauce and nuts will be included on opting for a larger turkey package. Bookings are available from 20 December to 1 January. Prices start at Dhs 599. 04-8145504 Counter Culture Cafe, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel Till 7 January 2023, delight in a great festive spread courtesy of Counter Culture Cafe. Located at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel, tuck into sides of vegetables, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, chestnuts and chipolata along with the main of roast turkey, roast lamb leg, roast salmon and more. Prices start at Dhs 599. 04-3194000 Yasmine Lounge, Swissotel Al Ghurair Swissotel Al Ghurair is making cooking for Christmas easier with a turkey takeaway. Delight in a roasted turkey, herb-roasted potatoes, Brussel sprouts, roasted chestnuts, festive desserts and more. Available till 25 December, all orders require a 72-hour notice. Prices start at Dhs 499. 2 4 3 5

CONNECTOR.AE 32 CONNECTOR.AE 33 Dining Around Dining Around Vida Downtown Vida Downtown is ready to assist you in feeding six to seven people this Christmas. Located in Downtown Dubai, delight in a turkey with all the trimmings and sides, available till 31 December. Prices are set at Dhs 599. 04-4286868 St Regis Dubai, The Palm Enjoy a delicious turkey and all the trimming this Christmas from St Regis Dubai, The Palm. Available till 25 December, prices for the turkey start at Dhs 720. Pick-up for the turkey is available from the Lobby Lounge. 04-2180000 La Farine, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Located at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, La Farine is celebrating Christmas with a special at-home kit to make the festive season more enjoyable. Enjoy roasts, traditional trimmings, pumpkin pie, pecan pie and more. Available till 27 December, prices start at Dhs 895. 04-4146414 LDC Kitchen + Coffee Looking to serve six to eight guests? LDC Kitchen + Coffee, with multiple branches in Dubai, is bringing a great turkey takeaway with a roasted turkey along with trimmings, including vegetables, Brussel sprouts with veal bacon and crispy shallots. A 24-hour pre-order is required, and pick-up is available from all LDC Kitchen + Coffee locations. Prices start at Dhs 650. 6 8 7 9 Circle Cafe Circle Cafe, with multiple stores around the UAE, is ringing the festivities to the festive season with a great turkey takeaway. Tuck into turkey served alongside five dishes including roasted vegetables, choice of oriental rice or traditional stuffing, creamy mashed potato, cranberry sauce and a rich gravy sauce. Prices start at Dhs 499, with an additional Dhs 100 for cake. 04-3769162 IKEA IKEA, at Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza Mall, is bringing the turkey feast to your home. Till 31 December, tuck into a roast turkey, stuffing, roasted vegetables, turkey gravy and lingonberry sauce. Prices are set at Dhs 399 and Dhs 349 for IKEA Family members. 800-4532 The Duck Hook Delight in a variety of takeaway sets this Christmas from The Duck Hook. Located at Dubai Hills Golf Club, enjoy mixing and matching a feast with dishes including roast turkey breast, Yorkshire pudding, sausages in blankets, mince pies, duck fat roasted potatoes, sticky toffee pudding and more. The meal is available from 21 to 26 December and should be made 48 hours in advance. Prices start at Dhs 450. 800-323232 McGettigan’s, JLT McGettigan’s at Jumeirah Lakes Towers is adding some more fun and making the cooking for the festive season simple, with a brilliant turkey takeaway. Till 30 December, delight in a roast turkey along with trimmings, priced at Dhs 799. 10 12 11 13

CONNECTOR.AE 34 CONNECTOR.AE 35 For The Fitness Buffs For The Tea Lovers For The Aspiring Chef For The Ambience For the Hair Enthusiasts For The Can Not Function Without Coffee For Bookworms Shop For All Your Festive Needs This Holiday Season! The festive season is one of the most magical times of the year. From spending time with family, decorating, enjoying fun winter markets, the cooler weather and more, there is so much to love about this time of year. However, one of the difficult parts also comes when deciding what gifts to get for your loved ones. This year, fear not and keep scrolling to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Portable Turntable with Built-in Speakers- Black - Virgin Megastore Decluttering Book By Shelina Jokhiya - Massage Foam Roller - Sun And Sand Sports FROZEN LAKE 3-Wick Candle - Bath & Body Works Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug - Dyson Airwrap - Feel Good Tea Co. 15 Tubes In Your Box - The Feel Good Tea Co. Trevidea G3 Ferrari Pizza Oven Red - Virgin Megastore Dhs 729 Dhs 65 Dhs 135 Dhs 100 Dhs 599.50 Dhs 1,749 Dhs 149 Dhs 549 For the Music Fans For the Gamer For the Gamer Hasbro Twister For the Kids For Sleepyheads Bouncy Castle For Creative Builders For The Flower Admirer For the Photographers LEGO Archi ecture Dubai Skyline (740 Pieces) - Toys R Us Recent Toys - Skewb - Mumzworld Risk Strategy Board Game - Sony Playstation 5 Console 825GB CD Version With Extra Dualsense Controller (International Version) - Sharaf DG Powerslide Zoom Pro 80 Urban Inline Skates - Virgin Megastore Dodow - Sleep Aid Device - Happy Hop Clown Slide & Hoop Bouncy Castle (3 x 2.2 x 1.7 m) - Toys R Us Grand Enchanted Garden - Forever Rose Nerf Super Soaker Fortnite HG Water Blaster - Toys R Us Cherub Baby - Silicone Stacking Cup Pear Montessori Toy - Mumzworld Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Film Camera Smoky White + 10 Sheets - Sharaf DG Hasbro Twister - Virgin Megastore Dhs 299 Dhs 98 Dhs 256 Dhs 2,999 Dhs 975 Dhs 309 Dhs 599 Dhs 3,150 Dhs 159 Dhs 73.50 Dhs 313.33 Dhs 145 Unsolved Cold Case Files Game - Sherlock Holmes V Jack The Ripper - Masters Of Mystery Dhs 91.44

CONNECTOR.AE 36 CONNECTOR.AE 37 Out And About Out And About Spectacular Firework Shows To Catch This New Year! The UAE is known for always ringing in the NewYear with all the fun and excitement possible. Out of all the festivities from events to celebrations, the firework shows have always been a staple in many people’s New Year’s celebrations. This year is no less, and the UAE is set to stun the public with unmissable fireworks shows. If you are looking to ring in the New Year with a big bang, then keep on reading. Burj Khalifa The tallest building in the world is a spectacle that tourists and residents alike enjoy. This year, the iconic building will see a magnificent laser and light show for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, aiming to set a new world record for the largest laser display. Global Village Global Village, the one-stop destination for all things family and entertainment, is set to welcome the New Year with a magnificent firework show. Al Seef The neighbourhood with the history of Dubai, Al Seef at Dubai Creek, will bring the area to life with a great firework display. With modern and historical aspects, Al Seef is also a good spot to enjoy a meal while watching the lights decorate the sky. The Pointe Watch as fireworks decorate the sky at The Pointe. With the fountain show in the background, the sky will light up to ring in the New Year. Yas Bay Waterfront Enjoy the view of the Waterfront at Yas Bay and catch the fireworks as they go off, as the clock strikes midnight. Yas Bay Waterfront is also home to multiple restaurants to enjoy a great meal, as the firework show takes place. Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival Known for highlighting the rich history and culture of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival will light up the sky with beautiful fireworks to ring in the New Year. Enjoy having fun exploring all that the festival has to offer before delighting in a great show. Al Marjan Island and Al Hamra Village Ras Al Khaimah is set to offer a brilliant and unmissable show this New Year’s, which is also set to break twoGuinnessWorldRecords. The firework show will use pyro drones, nano lights, colours, and shapes choreographed to electric beats and will run for 12 minutes.

CONNECTOR.AE 38 CONNECTOR.AE 39 Out And About Out And About If you have been on the hunt for the perfect place to make the most of the New Year, then continue reading. Party This New Year In A Big Way! Hello?! 2023 is calling and wants to know what you have planned to celebrate the New Year in a big way! Pure Sky Lounge and Dining, Hilton Dubai The Walk Pure Sky Lounge and Dining is bringing a New Year celebration brunch with a view. Located at Hilton Dubai The Walk, marvel at the view while dancing to the beat of DJ Fobiya, and tucking into dishes including calamari fritters, cabbage slaw, grilled lobster and more. Entry is only permitted to people over 21 years old. Running from 8pm to 11.30pm, the brunch prices start at Dhs 1,250 and for guests staying longer, the a la carte menu is available to order food and drinks. 04-3182319 Via Toledo, Address Beach Resort Go back in time with a Great Gatsby theme at Via Toledo. Located at Address Beach Resort, guests from 9pm onwards can enjoy a magical night with Italian dining from the a la carte menu. A live band, fire breathers, dancers, DJ and more will keep the excitement high, while also watching the fireworks. Prices start at Dhs 1,900. 050-5459278 Belgian Cafe, GrandMillenniumBarsha Heights Belgian Cafe at Grand Millennium Barsha Heights is starting the New Year celebrations on the right note. On 31 December from 9pm to 2am, enjoy an amazing party while also tucking into a three-course menu and a three hours package of drinks. Prices start at Dhs 450. 04-4234170 High Note and Mix Restaurant, Aloft Mina Ring in the festivities and get a glimpse of the stunning Dubai skyline from the rooftop at High Note. Located at Aloft Mina, the venue will have two areas to celebrate, the infinity pool on the rooftop and a dedicated area for families and kids at Mix Restaurant. Watch fireworks light up the sky from four different locations, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, La Mer and Dubai Frame. DJ will keep the vibe exciting, and prices start at Dhs 499. 058-5918153 Roobaru, Burj Khalifa Boulevard Spend the New Year with delicious Indian food at Roobaru. Located at Burj Khalifa Boulevard, tuck into dishes including tandoori lamb chop, butter chicken, jalapeno dahi puri, dal makhani and more. The last orders for the tasting menu will be at 11.30pm and will have prices starting at Dhs 179. 054-7766384 The Courtyard and Poolside, Vida Creek Harbour Spend the New Year at The Courtyard and Poolside at Vida Creek Harbour. Enjoy a stunning view and pose with props from 9pm to 1am. A delicious buffet will serve dishes including barbeque, oysters, seafood and more. Prices start at Dhs 799. 04-4288888 McGettigan’s JLT Why countdown to New Year once, when you can do it twice? McGettigan’s in JLT is set to ring in the New Year in Dubai as well as a countdown according to UK and Ireland time at 4am. From 8pm to midnight, delight in a package prices starting at Dhs 299, followed by amazing happy hour deals and offers available after.

CONNECTOR.AE 40 CONNECTOR.AE 41 Out And About Out And About Hutong, DIFC Hutong, located at DIFC, is offering diners a great New Year celebration. From 9pm to midnight, delight in a set menu and free-flowing drinks for Dhs 1,488. For diners ordering from the a la carte menu, a minimum spend of Dhs 850 per person is applicable for indoor seating and Dhs 1,488 for outdoor terrace seating, with views of the Museum of the Future. To ring in the New Year, a DJ, saxophonist and violinist will perform. 04-2200868 Banquet Terrace, Vida Dubai Marina and Yacht Club After a fun and amazing night of partying to ring in the New Year, Banquet Terrace is hosting a recovery brunch on 1 January 2023. Located at Vida Dubai Marina and Yacht Club from 1pm to 4pm, tuck into barbeque, food stations, drinks and soft entertainment. Prices start at Dhs 219. 04-5508888 Billionaire Dubai, Taj Hotel Ring in the new year with great gusto at Billionaire Dubai. Located at Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, enjoy watching a spectacular one-night-only performance by the Billionaire cast. While watching, enjoy sipping on drinks and tucking into a special set menu. The restaurant is open from 9pm to 3am, with the show starting at 9.30pm. Prices for the menu start at Dhs 5,000. 04-5103100 Noepe, Park Hyatt Dubai Make the most of the last day of the year at Noepe. Located at Park Hyatt Dubai, the restaurant will offer diners a brilliant experience around the firepit. With canapes, the resident DJ playing and an open bar and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. At midnight, watch the fireworks as they light up the sky over the marina. The celebration will run from 8pm to 1am and will have prices starting from Dhs 1,495. 04-6021814 Ergo Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, The Edition Hotel Downtown Dubai Ergo Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is bringing the party to the New Year’s celebration, featuring elements like shadow dancers, grand decor and masquerades. Located at The Edition Hotel Downtown Dubai, from 7pm onwards, delight in a Mediterranean menu with amazing views of Downtown Dubai. Prices start at Dhs 1,500. 04-5542456 Akira Back, Palm Jumeirah Celebrate the start of a new year at Akira Back. Located at Palm Jumeirah, enjoy a Japanese fusion menu with scrumptious dishes and drinks. Live entertainment will keep the vibe high, and as the clock strikes midnight, be mesmerised by the amazing fireworks as they light up the sky. Running from 8pm to midnight, prices start at Dhs 1,400. 04-2455570 Hotel Cartagena, JW Marriott Marquis Get ready for the new year with an amazing celebration on New Year’s Eve from 9pm to 1am at Hotel Cartagena. Located at JW Marriott Marquis, watch the fireworks and dance the night away to iconic beats with dancers. Tuck into dishes including oyster amuse bouche, octopus tiradito, sweet potato fries and more. Prices start at Dhs 1,500. 050-1197743 Club Lounge Terrace, Habtoor Grand Resort Club Lounge Terrace, located at Habtoor Grand Resort, from 8pm onwards, is set to offer a magnificent view of the fireworks in Dubai. Watch the sky light up while delighting in bites, canapes and drinks. Prices are set at Dhs 10,000 per table, with a maximum of four at a table. 04-3995000 Garden by Ari, Lapita Hotel Located at Lapita Hotel at Dubai’s Parks and Resorts, Garden by Ari is bringing in the New Year with great gusto. Starting at 8pm on 31 December, the celebrations will continue till midnight, and diners can enjoy a Polynesian beach dinner with live music and fireworks. Prices start at Dhs 495. 04-8109421 Lo+Cale, Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina Elegantly start the New Year with a brilliant gala dinner at Lo+Cale at Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina. ‘Marina Bling’, will see amazing live performances as well as watch the amazing firework show as it lights up the sky. Running from 8pm to 1am, prices start at Dhs 525. 0549978599 CLAP, DIFC CLAP located at DIFC is known for offering some of the best views from the rooftop terrace of Dubai’s skyline. Watch the colour of the firework light up the sky at midnight while tucking into dishes and drinks and dancing to the tunes of the DJ. Prices start at Dhs 1,200. 04-5693820