22 September 2018Last updated

Dine out

This month we’re... totally festive!

We admit it, we’ve had the tree up since the middle of November... shhh!

By Catherine Harper
1 Dec 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Christmas time!


We’ll be starting out at The Nail Spa ( where we’re all over its new Xmas On 5th nail art collection – snowflakes and Santas, anyone?

Then for some family festive entertainment we’ll be taking the little ones to the panto. Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey is showing at Abu Dhabi Theatre on December 10 and Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac on December 11-13. Oh no, we won’t... Oh yes, we will!

To get us further into the Christmas spirit, we’ll be popping along to the Dubai Chamber Choir Christmas Carols Concert at Christ Church, Jebel Ali, on December 15 at 8pm. There’ll be festive fare and refreshments on sale after the concert, and all funds raised will go towards helping seafarers in need.

For the perfect festive treat, we’ll be visiting Bateel ( where we’ll be able to get our hands on a range of festive hampers and sweet boxes full of juicy, plump dates and delicious chocolates. And for more chocolate goodies, we’ll be checking out Cocosia ( – what’s not to love about its sinfully decadent chocolate tree?

Then, for those inevitable last-minute gifts, we’ll be heading to SensAsia Spa, where we’ll be able to pick up a voucher for its festive special The Teaser package, including a back, neck and shoulder massage, a head massage and a taster facial, for just Dh199. And if we spend Dh400, we’ll get a Dh100 voucher for ourselves; now that’s our idea of a festive gift.

Best wishes for the festive season!

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper