Connector December 2023

CONNECTOR.AE 3 Welcome As winter unfolds in Dubai, December brings a myriad of activities to enjoy. From concerts like Sole DXB to cheering for your favorite team at the World Tennis League, our event guide on pages 7 to 13 is filled with diverse outdoor activations. Beyond events, December is also a month of festivities. Immerse yourself in the celebrations with special Christmas and New Year’s brunches and meals. And while you make merry with your family, don’t miss our recommendations for the best places to savour butter chicken in Dubai. While food, staycations, and travel are significant aspects of our lives, it’s the inspiring stories that propel us forward. In this issue, delve into the motivational journey of Reema Mahajan, the founder of the UAE’s largest Indian women expat group. But that’s not all, there’s much more within these pages. Relax and enjoy reading, just as we relished putting it all together. Wishing you a fantastic month ahead, filled with joy and exploration. Enjoy the issue! 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. Yogita Chainani Vishakha Ramchandani Welcome

CONNECTOR.AE 5 Festive Brunches In Dubai To Celebrate The Season 19 Holiday Gift Suggestions for Him, Her, and Them This Festive Season 54 Fujairah Bliss: 10 Staycation Retreats You Can’t Miss Fantastic Places In Dubai To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 62 26 Contents 7 Monthly Events World Tennis League To Host Exciting Matches And Concerts Elevate Your Holiday Feast With These Turkey Takeaway Options Green Living In The UAE: Simple Steps Residents Can Take To Help Preserve The Environment Decoding Migraines: What You Need to Know, Causes, Symptoms And More Ten To Try: Butter Chicken Chef’s Corner: Thomas Papas Trailblazing In Dubai: Reema Mahajan’s Empowering Endeaour Indian Women Dubai Community Winter Camps For Kids In Dubai To Keep The Chill At Bay Lip Pigmentation: Causes, Treatment, Home Remedies A round up of all the major events this December 13 14 58 44 31 36 66 48 19 26 54 38 Welcome

CONNECTOR.AE 7 Out And About Celebrate with us this Festive Season FESTIVE MARKET BOXING DAY YULETIDE BRUNCH NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA NIGHT TURKEY TO GO ORTHODOX CHRISTMAS BRUNCH A NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Garden Lawn | Daily Weekdays (Mon - Sun) 5:00pm - 10:00pm Weekends (Sat & Sun) 10:00am - 10:00pm Order your Turkey now! Booking must be made 48hrs in advance For online payment, a lead time of 72 hours is required Luciano’s | December 24, 2023 | 6:00PM - 11:00PM 4 Course set dinner menu Price starts at AED 500 per couple including soft beverages Luciano’s | December 25, 2023 | 12:30PM - 4:30PM Price starts at AED 350 per person with fresh juices and soft beverages The Underground Pub | December 26, 2023 | 1:00PM onwards Price at AED 250 per person English roast set menu with bucket of beer Book before 15 December and enjoy our discounted rates Price at AED 1,560 per person including house beverages AED 760 per child including soft beverages Luciano’s | January 1, 2024 | 12:30PM - 4:00PM Price starts at AED 250 per person with soft beverages Luciano’s | January 7, 2024 | 12:30PM - 4:00PM Price starts at AED 250 per person with soft beverages For more inquiries or reservation contact: Call or Whatsapp: +971 50 780 6342 | Email: Get ready for a rhythmic fiesta as the Grammy-Award Winning Gipsy Kings take the stage live at Dubai Opera on 3 December. Fronted by the captivating Nicolas Reyes, this legendary Catalan rumba group promise an unforgettable musical experience. Immerse yourself in their signature fusion of traditional flamenco, western pop, and Latin rhythms. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 295 and join the musical celebration! OUT & ABOUT Get ready for a December full of fun and festivities in the UAE! As 2023 winds down, the UAE is buzzing with amazing concerts, shows, and events that promise a good time. Don’t miss out, check out Connector’s list of must-attend concerts and events for a December to remember! Dubai Rugby 7s 1 to 3 December Grammy-Award Winning Gipsy Kings Live 3 December Dubai Rugby 7s, the Middle East’s largest sports and entertainment event since 1999, attracts over 80,000 attendees from 128 countries. Held at The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road, from 1 to 3 December 2023 the festival will feature 5 sports. The event will offer a diverse lineup of world-class athletes, global artists, and exceptional hospitality experiences, appealing to families, sports enthusiasts, festival-goers, and music lovers for a weekend of fun. Tickets for the event are now on sale with prices starting from Dhs 425. 1 2

CONNECTOR.AE 8 CONNECTOR.AE 9 Out And About Out And About The Illusionists Magic Of The Holidays Yas Winter Fest The Kid Laroi And Jonas Blue Live Sole DXB 6 to 10 December 8 December 8 to 10 December Get ready for Abu Dhabi’s biggest Winter celebration, Yas Winter Fest, from 6 to 10 December 2023, at Gateway Park South on Yas Island. This extraordinary five-day event guarantees an unforgettable Winter wonderland experience for families and friends of all ages. Yas Winter Fest, presented by Aldar and Miral, brings enchanting festive surprises, including nightly fireworks, daily tree lighting ceremonies, Santa sightings, mini-musicals, brass band classics, live carol singing competitions, magic shows, and more. Don’t miss the must-attend event of the festive season! Tickets are now available, with prices for children at Dhs 15 and standard tickets at Dhs 25. Get ready for a night of musical magic as The Kid Laroi takes the stage live at CocaCola Arena on 8 December alongside English DJ Jonas Blue! Don’t miss the chance to experience viral hits like ‘Stay’ and ‘Without You’ as The Kid Laroi showcases his charttopping talent. With Jonas Blue spinning fan favourites, it’s a night of unforgettable tunes. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 175 only. Gear up for the ultimate lifestyle and streetculture experience as Sole DXB 2023 returns with a dynamic lineup of live performances, DJ sets, sports tournaments, talks, and workshops. Join the excitement at Dubai Design District, featuring headliner Busta Rhymes. Secure your spot for this region’s coolest festival, where tickets start from Dhs 175. 8 to 10 December Prepare for anenchantingholiday experience as The Illusionists, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, return to Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. This season, a brand new show featuring exceptionally talented magicians from around the globe promises mind-bending illusions, stunning magic tricks, and breathtaking feats. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 95 and get ready for an unforgettable display of magic and wonder! Enjoy Slava’s Snow Show 8 to 10 December Don’t miss the magic of Slava’s SnowShow in Dubai from8 to 10December at Dubai Opera. Created by Russian artist Slava Polunin, this all-ages spectacle, first performed in 1993, has enchanted audiences worldwide. Awardwinning and truly unique, it’s a theatrical experience like no other. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 225 for an unforgettable live show. MICHELIN Food Festival 8 to 10 December Abu Dhabi will host the region’s inaugural MICHELIN Food Festival from 8 to 10 December at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Park. It will bring together chefs from 16 MICHELIN Guide-recognised restaurants under the theme ‘Discover the Art of Flavour’. The 16 selected restaurants will present a delightful array of flavours, offering a unique gastronomic journey that celebrates highquality cuisine and culinary artistry. 3 5 6 7 8 4

CONNECTOR.AE 10 CONNECTOR.AE 11 Out And About Out And About Get ready to immerse yourself in the timeless hits of Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, and Abhijeet Bhattacharya live at Coca-Cola Arena. This awardwinning group will grace the stage for an unforgettable night of melodies. From the lively beats of ‘Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane’ to ‘Chunnari Chunnari’ and romantic classics like ‘Bahut Pyaar Karte Hai’, tickets for this concert start from Dhs 99. Sadhguru Live In Dubai Dubai Sail Grand Prix India’s Biggest Singers In Dubai With Rewind Reloaded 9 December 9 And 10 December 10 November Don’t miss the unique opportunity to meditate with the renowned Sadhguru in Dubai! Join the ‘Meet, Mingle, and Meditate’ program at Coca-Cola Arena on 9 December. Known globally for his intellect and yogic prowess, Sadhguru will share refreshing perspectives on life, creating a serene atmosphere for attendees. Tickets for this experience start from Dhs 150. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled adventure at Mina Rashid on December 9 and 10 for the 2023 edition of SailGP’s Emirates Dubai Sail Grand Prix. Witness the intense competition as cutting-edge F50 catamarans soar across the water. Don’t miss the excitement, secure your tickets starting from Dhs 145. 9 10 11 Russell Howard Live 11 December Get ready for another night of laughter as Russell Howard, the acclaimed comedian, returns to Dubai Opera on 11 December. Known for his self-aware humour, the English performer, famous for The Russell Howard Hour and Netflix special Recalibrate, is a familiar face on-screen. Secure your seats starting from Dhs 250 for a night of comedy brilliance! BLAST Premier World Final 16 And 17 December Get ready for the ultimate gaming extravaganza in Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena! Tickets start from just Dhs 120, so secure a seat in the arena to witness the BLAST Premier World Final, where the world’s best Counter-Strike teams compete for a $1 million prize pool. Additionally, enjoy access to an array of fan experiences, including meet and greets with global esports stars, opportunities to play the latest games and simulators, and explore cutting-edge gaming technology. Speed Music Fest With Jonita Gandhi And Ali Zafar 23 December Immerse yourself in the celebration of musical diversity at the Speed Music Fest, a captivating concert uniting Indian and Pakistani music fans. Join singing sensations Jonita Gandhi and Ali Zafar at Coca-Cola Arena for an unforgettable night. Dubaibased RJ and vocalist Mariyam Kisat will kick off the night. Tickets start from Dhs 102. 12 13 14

CONNECTOR.AE 12 CONNECTOR.AE 13 Out And About Out And About Monster Jam At Liwa Village Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live Sean Paul And T.I. Live 27 And 28 December 30 December Prepare for a thrilling motorsport extravaganza in Liwa on 27 and 28 December, as the world’s most actionpacked motorsport experience comes to life! Witness 5-ton trucks defy the laws of physics in head-to-head competitions featuring racing, freestyle, and skills contests. Don’t miss the Monster Jam Pit Party, offering an unmissable chance to get up close to the colossal vehicles, meet the drivers, and discover how these powerful trucks are prepared for competition. Prepare for a mesmerising night with Sufi sensation Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Coca-Cola Arena on 29 December. The musical maestro, hailing from a lineage of musicians, is renowned for his profound collection of heartfelt hits, spanning classic qawwalis, soulful ghazals, and Bollywood tracks. Tickets start from Dhs 99. Get ready for a night of non-stop vibes with Sean Paul and T.I. on 30 December at CocaCola Arena. Grammy-winning artist Sean Paul is set to bring his chart-topping hits like ‘Cheap Thrills’ and ‘Baby Boy’ to the stage. Join the party with tickets starting from Dhs 150. Don’t miss this electrifying performance, gather your squad and let the music move you! 16 17 15 29 December Season two of the ‘greatest show on court’ is assured of providing memorable moments for tennis and music enthusiasts. The teams, namely the Falcons, Hawks, Eagles, and Kites, will compete in a round-robin, with the top two teams contending in the final match. With 16 elite male and female players hailing from various parts of the world, this intense competition will keep fans on the edge of their seats. Known as the ‘Greatest Show on Court’, this distinctive blend of sports and entertainment will include three evenings of concerts featuring some of the world’s leading music artists. Acclaimed rapper and music icon 50 Cent will headline the opening night on 21 December. The award-winning superstars Akon and Ne-Yo will grace the stage with an ‘R&B’ night concert on 22 December. And on 23 December, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson, and Trojan Sound System will take the stage for a ‘Reggae Night’. In terms of format, the players will be divided into four teams, and each day from the first to the third day will feature two matches. The categories encompass men’s and women’s singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. The finals, on 24 December, will see the top two teams competing for the championship title. For those interested in both tennis matches and concerts, there’s a hospitality package available, with prices starting at Dhs 1,499. If you’re looking to attend the tennis matches only, the ticket price starts from Dhs 60. those who want to attend the concerts alone, tickets for Akon and Ne-Yo start at Dhs 199, while UB40 concert tickets begin at Dhs 199, and 50 Cent tickets start at Dhs 225. All the tickets can be purchased on Etihad Arena’s website - World Tennis League To Host Exciting Matches And Concerts After a successful debut season, theWorldTennis League is returning to Abu Dhabi for its second season from 21 to 24 December at Etihad Arena on Yas Island.

CONNECTOR.AE 14 CONNECTOR.AE 15 Dining Around Dining Around Elevate Your Holiday Feast With These Turkey Takeaway Options As the festive season kicks off, no celebration is complete without a succulent turkey. Easily infuse the flavours of a festive feast into your home by utilising Connector’s turkey takeaway guide, featuring top places in Dubai to order your hassle-free turkey takeaway.

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CONNECTOR.AE 18 CONNECTOR.AE 19 Dining Around Dining Around Festive Brunches In Dubai To Celebrate The Season Tis the season to be in Dubai, where December unfolds like a festive fairy tale with vibrant markets, twinkling tree lighting, and delightful brunches galore! Immerse yourself in the magic of the festive seasonwith a brunch that’s a true feast for your taste buds. Dive into a spread of holiday-inspired dishes, from succulent roasts to sweet seasonal treats. Let Connector be your guide to the ultimate experience, so gather your loved ones and savour the festive flavours that Dubai has to offer. Dive into the holiday cheer with the delightful Christmas Day Brunch at Entre Nous Restaurant, nestled in Novotel World Trade Centre. Guests can enjoy an international buffet while dancing to joyful music throughout the event. Happening on 25 December from 12.30pm to 3pm, the brunch is priced at Dhs 99 for kids up to 12 and starting from Dhs 195 for adults. 04-3320000 Christmas Day Brunch At Entre Nous Restaurant

CONNECTOR.AE 20 CONNECTOR.AE 21 Dining Around Dining Around Celebrate Christmas Day in grand style with the Yuletide Brunch at Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection in Dubai Marina from 12.30pm to 4pm. Taking place at Luciano’s restaurant in the resort, the brunch promises to create cherished family memories with relaxation and entertainment suitable for all ages. Indulge in a delectable spread featuring sushi, risotto, and festive carvings. The brunch package starts at Dhs 175 for children (6 to 12 years) and Dhs 350 for adults. 050-7806342 Christmas Brunch At Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection C e l e b r a t e Christmas magic at Vyne Restaurant in the First Collection Business Bay, on 25 December. Enjoy a delightful buffet brunch with Mediterranean and Levant flavours, accompanied by live entertainment from the talented Melissa Jeffrey. Ideal for families, the brunch includes a dedicated childrens’ corner, a visit from Santa Claus, and joyful Christmas carols. The brunch runs from 1pm to 5pm, with prices starting from Dhs 215. 04-8734422 Celebrate Christmas Day with a traditional brunch buffet and classic Mediterranean dishes at Boardwalk, located in Park Hyatt Dubai, offering stunning views of the Dubai skyline. A live band will serenade guests on the deck, and the fully supervised children’s area ensures little ones stay entertained with Santa making a special appearance. Join the feast on 25 December from 12.30pm to 4pm, with prices starting from Dhs 175 for children 6 to 12 years old, and Dhs 475 for adults. Enjoy the festivities with panoramic views and delicious cuisine! 04-2054647 C e l e b r a t e C h r i s t m a s by the beach at Koko Bay’s special brunch on 25 December from 1pm onwards. Enjoy an unforgettable culinary journey with live performers, a DJ, and more. Indulge in starters like king oyster mushrooms, mains including wagyu beef galbi, and delightful dessert options like Christmas pudding. Prices start from Dhs 300. Don’t miss out on the festive fun! 04-5723444 Christmas Brunch At Koko Bay Christmas Brunch At Vyne Restaurant Christmas Day Brunch At Boardwalk Celebrate the Christmas spirit with your family at Mundo, situated on the ground floor of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Priced at Dhs 199 for children aged 4 to 12 and starting from Dhs 325 for adults, indulge in a delectable array of dishes, featuring whole grilled salmon, whole roasted goose, half-shell scallops, oysters, and more at the Santa’s coming home brunch. With a delightful spread of festive fare, handcrafted beverages, and live music, it’s the perfect way to rejoice on this joyous day. Join the festivities from 1pm to 4pm on 25 December. 04-3300000 Celebrate Christmas on 25 December at Cuisines in Holiday Inn Dubai Al-Maktoum with a festive brunch. Enjoy a delicious spread featuring Christmas specialities, including turkey with all the trimmings and live cooking stations. This joyful feast is priced at Dhs 125 per adult and Dhs 65 per child aged 6 to 12 years, available from 7pm onwards. Join us for a merry and delectable Christmas celebration! 04-7027020 Get ready for a dose of glitz and glamour mixed with festive vibes at Amazónico’s Jungle Bell Brunch, making a return for another year of decadent feasting and merriment. Join in on Monday, 25 December, from 12pm to 4pm at Amazónico in DIFC Pavilion. Indulge in their signature dishes and Latin American-inspired Christmas classics, complemented by curated festive cocktails, live entertainment, and DJ sets. The brunch starts from Dhs 595. 04-5713999 Christmas Brunch At Mundo Christmas Brunch At Cuisines Jungle Brunch At Amazónico Join the festive celebration at Nonya in Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers with their Christmas Day brunch featuring a selection of Pan Asian dishes and live entertainment to keep the festive vibe alive. Taking place on 25 December from 1pm to 5pm, packages start from Dhs 245. Secure your table now for a day filled with delectable delights and joyful moments. Don’t miss out on the Christmas cheer! 052-2631565 Christmas Day Brunch At Nonya

CONNECTOR.AE 22 CONNECTOR.AE 23 Dining Around Dining Around Nestled in C Central Hotel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Waves restaurant invites you to a heartwarming Christmas brunch. The ambience strikes a perfect balance between elegance and merriment, setting the stage for a joyous celebration. Relish the succulent flavours of festive spread while live entertainment adds an extra layer of magic to your brunch experience. Gather with your family on 25 December from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, with prices starting from Dhs 199, and immerse yourself in the festive spirit at Waves. 04-8735500 Christmas Brunch At Waves Restaurant Prepare for an extraordinary h o l i d a y experience at SushiSamba, situated on level 51 at St Regis, Palm Jumeirah, with their beloved Christmas brunch. Immerse yourself in a festive ambience, relish a delightful culinary journey, and partake in captivating entertainment. Ensure your reservation for an unforgettable Christmas brunch filled with exquisite cuisine and luxurious surprises. Prices begin at Dhs 649. 04-2784888 Situated in Dukes the Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, the Great British Restaurant presents a tempting assortment of global festive culinary delights, featuring highlights like a mouth-watering 36-hour slow-roast wagyu beef leg. Dive into a diverse selection of delectable dishes amidst the vibrant ambience of the Great British Restaurant during the Christmas brunch on 25 December from 1pm to 4pm, with prices starting from Dhs 349 per person. 04-4551111 Experience a stylish Christmas Day celebration at Cabana, located in the heart of Dubai at Address Dubai Mall. Create unforgettable memories with loved ones as you indulge in a breathtaking gourmet Christmas-themed menu infused with Mediterranean flavours. The delightful afternoon on 25 December from 1pm to 4pm will be accompanied by lively tunes and a mesmerising view of the Burj Khalifa. Prices start from Dhs 295. 04-4388650 Christmas Brunch At Great British Restaurant Christmas Day Brunch At Cabana Christmas Brunch SushiSamba Make your Christmas Monday merry with an ocean breeze, live music, flowing drinks, and a variety of international cuisine and holiday classics at Cafe Nikki located at Nikki Beach Restaurant and Beach Club Dubai. Experience the excitement of Santa’s arrival, a live band, resident DJ, and more, all for Dhs 500 per person from 1pm to 4pm. 04-3766162 Nestled in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Publique presents a festive Alpine brunch with signature delights like raclette, fondue, turkey feast, traditional egg nogs, and cheese boards. Join the festive celebration on 25 December at this vibrant restaurant from 1pm to 5pm, with packages starting from Dhs 445. 04-4308550 Maya by chef Richard Sandoval, nestled in Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, is the ultimate destination for a lively brunch experience in Dubai. Revel in a Mexican Christmas fiesta featuring sharing-style dishes and à la carte favourites. The festive special at the restaurant runs from 1pm to 4pm, with prices starting at Dhs 450 for food and soft beverages. 04-3165550 Christmas Brunch At Cafe Nikki Christmas Brunch At Publique Christmas Day Brunch At Maya Celebrate a festive and vibrant Christmas Day at Saffron in Atlantis The Palm, featuring menu highlights such as roast turkey and prime ribs. The resident DJ will spin Christmas hits for the festive dancers to enjoy. Don’t miss Santa and his elves as they present this festive buffet on 25 December from 1pm to 4pm, with prices starting from Dhs 625. 04-4262626 Bull And Bear, situated in the luxurious Waldorf Astoria in DIFC, guarantees a memorable Christmas dining experience. On 25 December from 1pm to 4pm, the venue will present a four-course meal showcasing gourmet dishes crafted with the finest ingredients. A lineup of entertainment is also curated to ensure a lively festive atmosphere. Packages for this exclusive experience start at Dhs 355. 04-5159888 Christmas Day Brunch At Saffron Christmas Day Brunch At Bull And Bear

CONNECTOR.AE 24 CONNECTOR.AE 25 Dining Around Dining Around Nestled on the ground floor of W, Dubai, The Palm West Crescent, Torno Subito presents a spectacular Italian affair this Christmas. Revel in free-flowing beverages, playfully audacious food, and live entertainment in a venue that captures the essence of the 1960s Italian Riviera. The Christmas brunch on 25 December will unfold between 1pm to 4pm, with prices starting from Dhs 249. Immerse yourself in the charm of Italian festivities at Torno Subito! 04-2455800 Christmas Day Brunch At Torno Subito Celebrate Christmas Day at Eat and Meat, located at The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road. Indulge in a delightful buffet-style brunch from 1pm to 4pm. Enjoy a diverse selection of desserts and live cooking stations, accompanied by festive music that will add to the holiday spirit. The brunch caters to everyone, starting at Dhs 420 for adults. Children aged six to 12 can join in the festivities for Dhs 199, and little ones under six can attend for free. 04-5018644 Embark on a festive culinary journey with a lip-smacking Christmas brunch at Asia Asia located in Grand Millennium, Business Bay. Celebrate the Christmas spirit with a decadent set menu of pan-Asian cuisine and unlimited beverages, available from 2pm to 5pm. Experience a festive twist on flavours from the Far East to the Middle East with an eclectic four-course menu featuring chef’s favourites, perfectly paired with beverages. Starting from just Dhs 400, this brunch provides exceptional value for an extraordinary Christmas dining experience. 04-8733388 Experience a festive Christmas celebration at Buddha-Bar in Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina. Indulge in a lavish Christmas edition of The Buddha-Bar brunch featuring an array of Pan-Asian dishes paired with free-flowing beverages, and you immerse yourself in the festive spirit with eclectic live entertainment. Enjoy all this from 1pm to 4pm with packages starting at Dhs 450 for soft drinks, Dhs 550 for house beverages, and Dhs 650 for premium beverages. 04-3176556 Christmas Brunch At Asia Asia Christmas Day Brunch At Buddha Bar Christmas Day Brunch At Eat And Meat Perched on the 52nd floor of the iconic Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites, Observatory Bar and Grill invites you to indulge in a family-style sharing menu. Experience the joy of seasonal flavours, festive treats, and delightful delights with live entertainment, including a special visit from Santa for the little ones to share their wishes with the jolly old man in red! Prices start from Dhs 499 per person, and the festive brunch takes place on 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. 04-3194000 Christmas Brunch At Observatory Bar And Grill Join in the festive cheer at Reform Social And Grill, situated at the Lakes in Emirates Hills, for a traditional Christmas brunch featuring all the favourites, carvery, oyster bar, cheeses, and desserts. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, and a special visit from Santa on 25 December from 11am to 4pm, with celebrations continuing after 5pm. The brunch package starts from Dhs 450, and after 5pm, it’s from Dhs 350. 04-4542638 Embrace the holiday spirit at La Mar, the modern and vibrant restaurant within Atlantis The Royal by renowned Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio. Join friends and family for the La Mar Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day, featuring a delightful spread of cold and hot appetisers, including chonhitas bachiche, followed by a main course sharing platter. Conclude the festivities with a sweet note by indulging in a chocolate sorpresa and petit four. Revel in this brunch experience from 12pm to 4pm, with prices starting from Dhs 550. 04-4262900 Indulge in a feast of live cooking s t a t i o n s featuring all your festive f a v o u r i t e s , and enjoy live entertainment at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Business Bay. Embark on a gourmet adventure during this magical time of the year on 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. Prices start from Dhs 425. Join in for a festive culinary experience like no other! 04-4140000 Wanderlust Christmas Day Brunch At JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Christmas Brunch At Reform Social And Grill Christmas Brunch At La Mar

CONNECTOR.AE 26 CONNECTOR.AE 27 Dining Around Dining Around Fantastic Places In Dubai To Celebrate New Year’s Eve As 2023 wraps up with loads of achievements, events, and news, we’re all set to welcome 2024 in style this December. New Year’s Eve Dinner At Beefbar Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Beefbar in Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel. Guests are welcome from 9pm onwards for an exquisite evening. Choose from three seating options with a minimum spend per person, offering views of the nearby Burj al Arab Beach fireworks. The first seating option La Veranda, is for Dhs 1,000, while the main dining area and the Lagoon Terrace package is for Dhs 1,200. Enjoy Beefbar’s A La Carte menu and full beverage list, accompanied by a DJ, trumpeter, and party favours for a festive atmosphere as you bid farewell to 2023. 04-4232238 If you’re planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai with a fantastic dinner, complete with delicious dishes and festive vibes for a memorable culinary experience, Connector has you covered with the top recommendations. New Year’s Eve Celebration At Al Jaddaf Rotana DuBAI Welcome 2024 in style at Al Jaddaf Rotana Dubai with an extraordinary New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy a sumptuous international buffet dinner from Dhs 400 per person. The celebration takes place from 9pm to 1am. Al Jaddaf Rotana promises a night of pure indulgence. Perfect place to bring in the new year with your loved ones. 04-5962222 New Year’s Eve At Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Themed New Year’s Eve Soirée At Palazzo Versace Chic Gala Dinner On New Year’s Eve At Sofitel Dubai Downtown Celebrate the arrival of the New Year in style at the Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection in Dubai Marina! Running from 7.30pm to 2am, revel in the magic of live music, a lively DJ, an aerial show and a captivating dance performance. Delight your taste buds with a dinner buffet featuring seafood selections and live cooking stations. The package, priced at Dhs 1,950 per person with house beverages, ensures a night of culinary delights. Children aged 6 to 12 can join the celebration for Dhs 950 each, while those below 6 can attend for free. Under the starlit sky, don’t miss out on this dreamy New Year’s Eve gala. 050-7806342 Step into the opulence of Palazzo Versace Dubai and bid farewell to 2023 with a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ themed New Year’s Eve soirée. This enchanting celebration promises grandeur and splendour, immersing guests in a jubilant theatrical experience inspired by the classic fairytale. Revel in delightful live entertainment, Dubai’s spectacular fireworks, and a vibrant after-dinner party by the Central Pool. Indulge in a choice of exquisite dining experiences, from a sumptuous Italian feast at Vanitas to an expansive international spread at Giardino, ensuring a memorable celebration for all. From 7pm onwards, the magic unfolds with per person price starting from Dhs 1,799. 04-5568805 Sofitel Dubai Downtown invites you to a Candle Gala Dinner on New Year’s Eve, transforming into a Chic Parisian Street. Against the stunning Downtown Dubai skyline and Burj Khalifa fireworks, this elegant soirée exudes the sophistication of a Parisian boulevard. Enjoy a French-style buffet, live food stations with French caviar, live oyster, foie gras, and performances as you bid farewell to the old year in style. Starting at 7pm, anticipate a memorable evening with gourmet food, free-flowing drinks, glamorous views, with package starting from Dhs 1,424 per person. 04-5036666

CONNECTOR.AE 28 CONNECTOR.AE 29 Dining Around Dining Around New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner At The Garden New Year’s Eve At Thiptara New Year’s Eve With Masquerade Party At Novotel Dubai Al Barsha Beach New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner At Nikki Beach Resort Wrap up the year with festive cheer at TheGarden inAddress Downtown Dubai. Enjoy a diverse range of international culinary delights, including festive-themed turkey and a live seafood station. Sip on free-flowing beverages while taking in the breathtaking views of Downtown Dubai, illuminated by midnight fireworks. Terrace prices start from Dhs 4,000, while indoor prices start from Dhs 3,000. The gala dinner runs from 6pm to 2am, and includes a premium buffet, live stations, beverages, and live entertainment. 04-4368888 Celebrate a spectacular New Year’s Eve at Thiptara, located on the ground level of Palace Downtown. Indulge in a fivecourse set menu featuring Southeast Asian flavours with a Thai touch while enjoying breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain. The indoor package starts at Dhs 2,700, and outdoor seating is available from Dhs 4,700. The celebration runs from 7pm to 1am, ensuring a night of utter extravagance to bid farewell to 2023. 04-4287961 Glam up for a dazzling Nikki Beach Gala Dinner and welcome the New Year with fireworks, live music, and an extravagant buffet. Taking place at Nikki Beach Resort and Spa in Pearl Jumeirah, the gala dinner will start from 8pm in the outdoor area. The package is from Dhs 1,700 per person. With Go for Gold as dress code, this one will be fun. 04-3766290 CelebrateNewYear’sEve atNovotel Dubai Al Barsha’s365Restaurant and Banquets 7.30pm onwards. With prices starting from Dhs 550 per person, step into 2024 with masquerade party featuring fine dining, house beverages, and dancing. Dress in your finest attire and create cherished holiday memories with loved ones. Say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024 in style at 365. 04-3049000 New Year’s Eve At Billionaire Dubai Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Fashion At Maison De Curry Welcome New Year In Style At Babylon Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Style At The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Welcome the New Year in style at Billionaire Dubai with an evening of indulgent escapism and one-night-only New Year’s performance by the Billionaire cast. Enjoy a centre-stage view of the astonishing Burj Khalifa fireworks from the restaurant, raising a glass of outstanding fizz and indulging in luxurious caviar amidst the Crystal Euphoria. Located in Taj Hotel, the Billionaire Dubai New Year’s Eve package starts from Dhs 3,000, with the event running from 9pm to 3am. 04-5103100 Ring in 2024 at Maison De Curry, Souk Al Bahar, with the best views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks and fountain displays. Choose from meticulously planned New Year’s Eve packages starting from Dhs 5,000. Including 5-course set menu and unlimited beverage options, secure your place for an extraordinary New Year’s Eve soirée with exquisite dining and unparalleled views. 052-4066183 Celebrate the festive season in style at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, in JBR. For an unforgettable New Year’s Eve, join the gala dinner set in the resort’s stunning gardens, offering live music and a lavish dinner buffet. The event takes place from 7pm to 12.30am, with prices starting from Dhs 1,650. Immerse yourself in the magic of the season at this luxurious destination. 04-3994000 Celebrate the arrival of 2024 in style at Babylon, Podium Level, Gate Village 5, DIFC. This award-winning DIFC hotspot offers an electrifying New Year’s Eve with a minimum spend of Dhs 800 per person, redeemable against Babylon’s acclaimed a la carte menu. Indulge in an opulent dining experience with an Itameshiinspired fusion of Japanese and Italian cuisines. The evening includes live entertainment, singers, live bands, limited-time festive dishes and more. 04-3527750

CONNECTOR.AE 30 CONNECTOR.AE 31 Dining Around Dining Around Virgin Izakaya, located on Bluewaters Island, presents an innovative dining experience with its latest offering, the Fortune Omakase Brunch. This brunch goes beyond the typical weekend meal; it promises to elevate your Saturdays by blending traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine. Central to this distinctive brunch experience is the captivating claw machine, a source of excitement that delights all guests. Every diner is given the opportunity to secure a fortune cookie, and the anticipation of discovering its contents brings an intriguing element to the meal. Enjoy Japanese Brunch With A Fortune Twist At Virgin Izakaya Weekends are for having fun with friends and family, and if you are looking for new places for brunching, we have just the perfect recommendation for you. That’s not it! Virgin Izakaya’s Fortune Omakase Brunch offers a unique twist to your diningexperience. Each fortune cookie holds the promise of a mysterious message, adding a touch of intrigue to your day. But luck may shine even brighter as you could be one of the fortunate ones to win exciting prizes, ranging from designer handbags to stylish keychains, or the chance to enjoy complimentary brunches at Virgin Izakaya on your next visit or the same day you win. Plus, seize the chance for 25% discounts on future meals, free ladies’ nights, and brunches at their sister restaurants. It’s a brunch filled with surprises. Speaking about the food, the brunch menu is a culinary delight, and it features a selection of dishes including edamame, avocado salad, chicken and shrimp popcorn, a chef’s omakase platter full of sashimi, nigiri and rolls, as well as a delectable mochi selection for dessert. The Fortune Omakase Brunch at Virgin Izakaya, runs every Saturday from 12pm to 5pm with two hours of freeflowing drinks. With delicious food and picturesque views from Bluewaters Island, what more could you ask for. Price starts from Dhs 275 per person. Call 04 589 8689 REVIEW Ten To Try: Butter Chicken Indian cuisine offers an array of lip-smacking dishes, but if one dish rules them all globally, it’s butter chicken. Picture tender chicken doing a spicy tango with a medley of aromatic spices, yoghurt, and tomato goodness, all wrapped in a swirl of creamy delight. It’s not just a dish; it’s a flavour fiesta that takes your taste buds on a joyous journey through the heart of Indian cuisine! Originating in the 1950s in Delhi, India, butter chicken has conquered palates worldwide, including the culinary scene in Dubai. If you’re looking for the best butter chicken in Dubai, Connector has curated the ultimate guide for your gastronomic adventure.

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CONNECTOR.AE 34 CONNECTOR.AE 35 Dining Around Dining Around Cookie Time: Fig-Fennel Cookie With Thyme Sorbet, Fig Jelly And Crisp Savouring a cosy cookie with hot cocoa or coffee on a chilly day is pure bliss. While the market offers an array of cookies, there’s a special magic in homemade ones. As winter sets in, if you’re planning to bake delectable cookies at home, we have the perfect recipe for you. Renowned Chef Vineet Bhatia, the first Indian chef-patron to be awarded a MICHELIN star, boasts multiple globally acclaimed restaurants, with Indego by Vineet standing out in Dubai. To elevate your sweet indulgence, Chef Vineet Bhatia has created a sumptuous fig-fennel cookie accompanied by thyme sorbet, fig jelly, and a delightful crisp. Drawing inspiration from his travels in London and Italy, this cookie promises to be a delectable treat for you and your loved ones, adding a touch of culinary magic to your winter days. seeds, ground spices, and chopped pecan nuts. Mix the ingredients well and allow the mixture to cool. 2. Combine softened butter, sugar, plain flour, and baking powder in a bowl for the cookie dough. Use your fingertips or a pastry blender to achieve a crumb-like texture. 3. Add eggs, milk, and orange zest to form a soft dough. Cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Once set, roll the dough into a large, 1/2 cm thick rectangle on a floured surface. Trim to get straight edges and cut into 3-inch wide strips. 4. Fill each strip lengthwise with the fig-fennel mixture, folding the sides to enclose it. Seal the edges, flatten the seams, and cut into logs. Arrange on a greased baking tray and bake at 175°C for 8-10 minutes until golden. 5. Blend figs, vanilla extract, and water in a food processor for Fig Jelly. Soak gelatin leaves in cold water for 5 minutes, and heat the fig puree with sugar. Remove from heat, add soaked gelatin, strain the mixture, and pour onto a lined baking tray. Allow it to set and cut into 1x4 inch rectangles. 6. To make Thyme Sorbet, boil water with fresh thyme, sugar, and honey. Let thyme steep overnight, discard it, and churn the mixture in an ice cream machine. 7. For Fig Crisp, boil water, sugar, and crushed cardamom pods. Steep fig slices for two minutes, then arrange on a baking tray. Sprinkle icing sugar and air-dry for 24 hours, turning every 4 hours. Store in an airtight container. Ingredients: For the fig-fennel cookie: 400g dried figs chopped 50 g raisins 1 whole orange with peel 1 tablespoon roasted, crushed fennel seeds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 100 g pecan nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped For the cookie dough: 250g unsalted butter, softened 150g sugar 500g plain flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 eggs, lightly beaten 150 ml whole milk Pinch of salt 1 teaspoon fresh orange peel, finely grated For the fig jelly: 300g figs, fresh 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 150ml water 5 leaves gelatine, bloomed 60g sugar For the thyme sorbet: 300 ml water 3 sprigs of 25g fresh thyme 60g sugar 1 tablespoon honey For the fig crisps: 2 figs, cut into thin slices with the skin 70g sugar 150ml water 2 pods of green cardamom, crushed Icing sugar to dust Thyme leaves to garnish Recipe: 1. To create the delightful Fig-Fennel Cookie Roll, start by finely chopping figs, raisins, and deseeded orange segments in a food processor. Add roasted and crushed fennel

CONNECTOR.AE 36 CONNECTOR.AE 37 Dining Around Dining Around Chef ’s Corner: Thomas Papas When a specific dish at a restaurant delights us, or when the overall cuisine of a particular restaurant impresses us, we often express our admiration, and praise the restaurant for the excellent food it provides. While the restaurant strives to maintain high quality, it is the chef who works their magic in the kitchen. Chefs oversee restaurant operations, handling tasks from menu planning to food preparation, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality dishes to all patrons. And Connector recently had the opportunity to hear from the skilled chef Thomas Papas from the renowned Zenon restaurant in Dubai. This Mediterranean restaurant with Asian fusion is situated at Address Dubai Mall Hotel Lobby Level in Downtown Dubai. Hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece, Chef Thomas Papas has risen as a culinary sensation with a talent for creating exceptional dishes that captivate the senses. As the esteemed Head Chef of Zenon, he consistently pushes the limits of culinary innovation, bringing joy to diners through his gastronomic artistry. In this exclusive with Connector, Chef Thomas Papas shared his earliest cooking memory, his favourite dish, his culinary journey, and much more. Howdid you get started in the food industry? From an early age, I understood my passion for cooking and wanted to be a part of this industry. I often spent time cooking for my family because both of my parents were working. I cooked for friends as well, and they encouraged me to follow my dream. Over the years, I’ve worked in various roles, including as a bartender, waiter, and in fabric. However, after an accident left me unable to work, I decided to attend culinary school. After two years of study, I started my career in earnest. I’ve had the opportunity to travel with my job throughout Greece and Europe, and still, to this day, I fall more in love with cooking every day. Cooking, for me, is a lifestyle. What is your earliest cooking memory? My earliest cooking memory dates back to my childhood when I spent summers with my grandmother, who was an amazing cook. She would prepare meals for two families, typically around ten people, most days of the year. I never heard her complain about cooking; she did it with love. During those summers in my village, we made Trachanas, a traditional dish. I remember learning how to make it and how to work with the dough. The process was a cherished part of my childhood. I also have vivid memories of making tomato salsa, with large fires in barrels, creating a wonderful aroma. It’s a memory I treasure, just like it happened yesterday. What is your favourite dish from your country? Greece is a treasure trove of culinary delights. We have excellent vegetables, fish, shellfish, high-quality meat and more. It’s hard to choose, but if I had to pick one, I’d say cuttlefish stew. Cuttlefish is a less commonly used ingredient, but it’s tasty, and I would love to feature it on my menu someday. What is your go-to, easy snack for satisfying midnight cravings? When it comes to a quick and satisfying midnight snack, I always think of a delicious toasted sandwich with melting cheeses. It’s a fast, easy, and delicious choice for those late-night cravings. What is the one essential raw ingredient you cannot cook without from your country? Choosing just one essential ingredient from Greece is challenging, given the variety of high-quality products from small producers. However, if I were to pick one, it would be fresh aromatic herbs like oregano, thyme, and marjoram. These herbs are handcollected from the mountains and provide a unique and fresh flavour to my dishes. What is the standout dish to try at your restaurant? While there are several outstanding dishes on the menu, one that I’d highly recommend is the red Saganaki shrimp. It offers an exciting blend of flavours with the taste of the sea from the shrimps, the freshness of the tomato sauce, and the unique flavour of barrel-aged feta. Every bite of this dish brings back childhood memories for me.

CONNECTOR.AE 38 CONNECTOR.AE 39 Kids And Education Kids And Education Winter Camp At The Courtyard Playhouse The Courtyard Playhouse winter camp is tailor-made for aspiring actors and performers. Kids can delve into acting, improvisation, and storytelling guided by industry professionals, where they choose a book to bring its story to life in various ways. Nestled in The Courtyard Building, Al Quoz 1, The Courtyard Playhouse is offering slots for children based on their age. Children aged 4 to 7 can join the Mini Storytellers Winter Camp, while those aged 8 to 11 can participate in the Junior Actors Winter Camp. For children aged 12 to 14, the Young Performers Winter Camp is available. Each camp includes various books for plays every week. The packages for these camps start from Dhs 1, Winter Camp At Millennium Place Barsha Heights Millennium Place Barsha Heights is back with its popular winter camp for mini foodies, craft enthusiasts, and adventure seekers. The Hospitality Ninja scheme, designed for children aged 5 to 10, includes cooking classes, arts and crafts sessions, a thrilling treasure hunt, and towel arts. Taking place from 11 to 29 December, from 9am to 3pm, at Millennium Place Barsha Heights Kids Club. Pricing is Dhs 125 per day and Dhs 485 weekly. Ocean Kids Winter Camp Held in Al Karama and Al Nahda 2, the Ocean Kids winter camp offers engaging and entertaining multi-activity programs designed to bring joy and relaxation to children aged between 4 to 13 years. Running from 11 to 29 December, the camp features lively dance classes, keyboard and guitar sessions, arts and crafts activities, yoga, and more. Packages start from Dhs 105 for a single day and Dhs 475 for a week. Winter Camp At Bounce Bounce’s winter camp is back from 11 to 29 December, offering halfday and full-day classes. Packed with a perfect blend of playtime and learning, this camp packs a punch, allowing kids to make new friends. The half-day camp runs from 8am to 1.30pm, with a daily package at Dhs 190 and a weekly option at Dhs 750. The full-day camp, from 8am to 5pm, is priced at Dhs 250 per day and Dhs 950 per week. The winter camp is taking place at Bounce in Al Quoz and Bounce X in Dubai Festival City Mall. Winter Camps For Kids In Dubai To Keep The Chill At Bay As the schoolwinter holidays approach, Dubai transforms into a festive playground, offering endless opportunities for laughter and festivities. Children in Dubai can dive into unforgettable adventures and take part in exciting activities at various winter camps. Whether it’s entertaining acting programs or engaging sports and science camps, Connector has compiled the ultimate list for you. In these winter camps, children embark on a discovery journey, refining their social, cognitive, and physical skills in a supportive and joyful atmosphere. ENTERTAINMENT WINTER CAMPS If your child has a passion for dancing, singing, acting, and a love for theatres, musicals, and plays, these entertainment camps are the perfect fit for them.

CONNECTOR.AE 40 CONNECTOR.AE 41 Kids And Education Kids And Education OliOli Winter Camp Join the adventure at OliOli’s active winter camp and uncover the science of sports through fun challenges and awesome experiments! With flexible timings, choose from morning, afternoon, or full-day camps. Perfect for kids aged 4-10, running from 11 to 22 December, the morning camp is from 9.30am to 1.30pm and is priced at Dhs 1,090 per week, the afternoon camp is from 2pm to 5pm priced at Dhs 750 per week, and the full-day camp is from 9.30am to 5pm prcied at Dhs 1,650 per week. Winter Camp At SK Football Academy Calling all football enthusiasts! Dubai’s SK Football Academy, a leading football coaching institution in the UAE, is organising a winter camp in December. Running from 11 to 29 December, the coaching sessions are open for children aged 5 to 16 at Dhs 150 per day or Dhs 600 per week. The SK Winter Camp will be held from 9am to 12pm, Monday to Friday, across two Dubai locations, Lakes Football Field, The Lakes and Arcadia Secondary School in JVT, with another camp in Ras Al Khaimah at RAK British School Al Hamra. Champions Karate Winter Camp Gear up for the ultimate training experience with Champions Karate during winter school break! Champions Karate is offering not one, but two thrilling winter camps. The first runs from 11 to 14 December, and the second from 18 to 21 December, both hosted at Stamina 11, Filming Facilities, Dubai Studio City, from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Dive into intensive sessions with the camp priced at just Dhs 666, while a single-day karate adventure is available for Dhs 190. Perfect for kids aged 5 to 14. Winter Camp At Dubai Safari Park Calling all young adventurers! Join the Winter Camp at Dubai Safari Park on Hatta Road for a wild time! Learn about the importance of protecting and preserving nature, animals, and the environment. Open to children from 6 to 14year the camp runs from 11 to 22 December, not including weekends. The cost is Dhs 1,500 per child. Winter Camp At Aventura Parks Let the excitement begin for children aged 5 to 12 at Aventura Parks, the largest adventure zipline park in the Middle East! From science and nature to thrilling adventures, the winter camps have it all. The Winter Olympics camp for kids interested in science runs from 11 to 15 December for a week at Dhs 995. Nature and adventure enthusiasts can join the Jurassic camp from 18 to 22 December, priced at Dhs 995 for the week. Parkour Winter Camp Experience the thrill at the Parkour winter camp, offering more than play for young enthusiasts. Running from Monday to Friday for three hours daily. Participants aged 5 to 13 will learn fundamental Parkour movements like jumping, climbing, vaulting, and swinging. The camp, taking place from 11 to 29 December at Parkour DXB in Al Quoz, and Parkour DXB JVC, Level 2 Circle Mall, offers packages starting from Dhs 1,047.62. Winter Camp At Fun Robotics Boost your child’s talents over the winter break! Fun Robotics, situated in Al Wasl district, is thrilled to announce its winter camp for 2023. Kicking off on 10 December, the camp spans three exciting weeks, dedicated to unique courses covering robotics, programming, game development, mechanics, and more. Each day features two engaging classes from 9am to 1.30pm. Ideal for children aged 6 and above! Winter Swim Camp At Elite Sports Academy Dive into improvement with Elite Sports Academy’s intensive swimming camp catering to all skill levels. This swim camp spans five consecutive days at Victory Heights Primary School in Dubai Sports City, providing children aged 4 to 14 the chance to enhance their swimming abilities through daily practice. The swim camp will take place from 11 to 15 December, from 1pm to 3.30pm. Secure your spot for the week at just Dhs 525 per child. Pure Minds Academy Winter Camp Pure Minds Academy’s ninth season winter camp is back from 11 to 29 December, offering three weeks of fun for kids aged 4 to 14 at various Dubai locations. This dynamic camp is a vibrant learning hub where children explore STEM, robotics, coding, business, finance, and cybersecurity. Held at Rove Hotel Downtown Dubai, Studio One Hotel near Arabian Ranches, and Rove Hotel Trade Centre, weekly prices start from Dhs 1,150 per child. ESM Winter Holiday Camp ESM’s winter camp is a fantastic blend of sports and creative activities, creating a nurturing, encouraging, and inclusive environment. It caters to children aged 4 to 12 and runs from 11 to 29 December. The activities include a mix of sports, creative pursuits, theme days, and special events across various locations in Dubai. Prices start at Dhs 140 per day and Dhs 700 for a week. EDUCATIONAL WINTER CAMPS SPORTS WINTER CAMP If your child has a passion for coding, science, and continuous learning, these educational camps are perfect for nurturing their curiosity and honing their skills. This winter, encourage your child to embrace their athletic side by participating in sports camps that provide top-notch swimming instruction, karate lessons, creative activities, and more.