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UAE National Day: 7 Restaurants to Visit This Long Weekend

Photo: Courtesy of Bombay Borough

This UAE Union Day, join the festivities as each restaurant unfolds a unique culinary story, inviting all to enjoy the essence of this special occasion.

Pearl Lounge


Step into a world of culinary sophistication at Pearl Lounge in Abu Dhabi, where a feast for the senses awaits against a backdrop of breathtaking skyline and marina views. From December 1 to December 3, revel in the UAE National Day celebrations with an exclusive offer – children under six dine for free, while those aged 6 to 12 can delight in a 50% discount. Indulge in the à la carte menu featuring a delectable blend of Arabian flavors, a healthy lunch selection, and a dedicated Arabic food menu.

Bombay Borough

Photo: Courtesy of Bombay Borough

Embark on a culinary odyssey with Bombay Borough at DIFC from December 1-3. With their special National Day discounts you can try five delectable dishes, each priced at just AED 52, featuring the Tandoor Roasted Corn, Haleem Kulcha, Siliguri Chicken Skewers, Froyo Papdi Chaat, and Potli Samosa. Immerse yourself in the richness of Indian flavors for an unforgettable dining experience.



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At the heart of Dubai’s culinary renaissance, Carine, curated by Chef Izu Ani, beckons with a French Mediterranean-inspired menu and chic charm. A haven for gastronomic enthusiasts, Carine presents a decadent offer in celebration of UAE National Day. From December 1-3, savor the sweetness of three delectable desserts – Crème brûlée, Cheesecake au fruit de la passion, and Mousse au chocolat chaud et glace à l’orge – each culinary masterpiece priced at just AED 52. Elevate your dining experience amidst the captivating views of Emirates Golf Course and Dubai Marina’s skyline, where Carine transforms every bite into a celebration.

Cleo Restaurant


Discover the fusion of elegance and Emirati flavors at Cleo, Hyde Dubai, this UAE National Day. From December 1-4, Cleo invites you to indulge in its exclusive à la carte menu – one that has been specially crafted to celebrate this National Day by paying homage to the UAE’s culinary heritage. You have a variety of options at Cleo, from the comforting Chicken Harees, to the fragrant Lamb Shank Ouzi, to the delightful Saffron Luqaimat, to the unique Balaleet, and finally the modern twist of Asida with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Vanitas Restaurant


Palazzo Versace Dubai invites UAE citizens to enjoy an Italian masterpiece at Vanitas, their award-winning restaurant. Delight in the classic elegance of Vanitas with picturesque views of Dubai Creek. This UAE National Day, relish a 25% discount on the a la carte menu, a tribute to culinary finesse. Whether for an intimate dinner or a cozy experience, Vanitas promises a celebration of Italian flavors against the charming backdrop of Palazzo Versace Dubai’s signature interiors. Join them on December 2, from 12 pm to 4 pm for lunch or 6 pm to 11 pm for dinner, and elevate your dining experience.



Welcome to Ladurée, where sweet creations are elevated to an art form. Celebrate the UAE National Day in style with Ladurée’s National Day Afternoon Tea, a feast for the senses. Four delectable petit fours, two rich tartlets with goat cheese and honey, two luscious bagels with salmon, and two tartlets with grilled vegetables are all part of this feast. Pair the extravagant spread with two Ladurée macarons or two Eugénie treats, complemented by an array of hot drinks. From November 7 to December 3, the offer can be enjoyed for AED 204, and guests can also receive a bonus print of the UAE’s colors.

Punjab Grill

Punjab Grill, where culinary artistry meets contemporary Indian flavors, is participating in the National Day festivities by offering a gourmet Chicken Tikka sampler at Anantara Downtown in Dubai and a special milk cake. Each chicken tikka, adorned in hues mirroring the UAE flag—red, mint, malai, and ash—promises a visual and flavorful delight. Award-winning executive chef Sandeep Ail reimagines the classic milk cake for the occasion, featuring pistachio green, rose, pomegranate red, dark chocolate, and white rabri. For a limited time, the chicken tikka will be on offer for AED 52, a special tribute for UAE National Day, offering an extraordinary culinary experience at an exclusive price.

Enigma Restaurant


Palazzo Versace Dubai’s Enigma restaurant features the ‘Taste of Persia,’ a culinary journey curated by Michelin-starred executive chef Mansour Memarian. To commemorate UAE National Day with Middle Eastern opulence, Enigma is featuring an exquisite three-course set menu paired with selected soft drinks for AED 252 per person. Choose between indoor and outdoor seating, both offering enchanting views of the main pool and Dubai Creek. Elevate your dining experience on December 2 during lunch from 12pm – 4pm, or dinner from 6pm to 11pm at Enigma, Palazzo Versace Dubai’s West Wing.

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