Australia Day festivities kick off this weekend with awesome events in Dubai, not to mention great food and drinks deals. Here are 4 places to celebrate ‘Straya Day with our Aussie friends in the UAE…
1. Bidi Bondi
What’s on: On Friday, January 26, Aussie hideaway Bidi Bondi on the Palm will be marking Australia Day with live music, a BBQ and drinks deals. Guests can get four bottles of their favorite Aussie hops plus a meal (or just five bottles of hops) for AED 150 all day.
Location: Shoreline Apartments (between buildings 3-4), Palm Jumeirah
What’s on: Aussies are getting some luck o’ the Irish on Friday, January 26 as select McGettigan’s branches celebrate with a tasty foodie offer. Hungry patrons can get an 8 ounce Australian Wagyu beef burger, along with a pint of Australian hops, for AED 69.
Location: McGettigan’s in Trade Centre, JLT and Souk Madinat
What’s on: It’s an ‘Aussie Walkabout Weekend’ at Yalumba Dubai as they serve up two crackin’ Brunchology affairs. Make a reservation for either the all-night Brunchology on January 25 or the Friday Brunchology on January 26, with cricket and live entertainment on showcase. Prices are AED 159 (soft drinks); AED 249 (house beverages); AED 499 (bubbly).
Location: Le Meridien Dubai, Airport Rd.
4. Barasti Dubai
What’s on: Barasti Dubai is hosting Australia Day celebrations on Friday, January 26 from 11am onwards. They’re throwing a massive party on the beach with sizzling Aussie barbies, meat pies, thong toss competitions and prize giveaways. Kids are welcome on the Middle Deck until 11pm.
Location: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina