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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Five places to celebrate Australia Day in the UAE 

Restaurants and bars in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will have special menus, as well as live entertainment to celebrate Australia Day

J&G Steakhouse will roll out its 'Meat the Aussies' menu on January 26. Courtesy J&G Steakhouse
J&G Steakhouse will roll out its 'Meat the Aussies' menu on January 26. Courtesy J&G Steakhouse

It is Australia Day on January 26, and here are five places in Dubai and Abu Dhabi where Australians can celebrate in the UAE.

J&G Steakhouse at The St Regis, Dubai

What: J&G Steakhouse will have a "Meat the Aussies" menu, which features premium Australian cuts, including Wagyu, Onyx and Stockyard.

When: Friday, January 26 from 6.30pm to 12am

Price: Dh350 per person inclusive of three 150g cuts of rib-eye, flank and tenderloin

Special Offer: Show an Australian ID to avail one complimentary gift.

Book: Call 04 435 5577 or email jgsteakhouse.dubai@stregis.com

Nezesaussi Grill, Dubai Marina

Timed with its one-year anniversary, Nezesaussi Grill . As part of Australia Day, between 1pm to 10pm, every new 26th man to walk into the restaurant and every new 10th woman to walk into the outlet will get a special gift on the house. Also, every table will receive a complimentary Vegemite toast. The best dressed Aussie will also win a brunch for two. Special entertainment, as well as a themed menu items will also be on offer.

When: January 26 from 12pm-12am.

Price: Varies

Book: 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

PJ O’Reilly’s Mega Annual Australia Day Brunch at Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi

The "Ripsnorter All Inclusive" Great Big Australia Day Gathering is organised and hosted in partnership with Aussies Abroad. For three hours from 1pm, diners can tuck into a themed, all-you-can-eat, family poolside barbecue served from food counters and BBQs with Aussie lamb and pies. Also included will be live entertainment from Australian singer Josh McCartney with a special performance by Sweet Chilli Jam, and resident DJs Tin Tin and Lola Nova as well as Rockaconics.

When: January 26 from 1pm to 4pm

Price: Dh180 for the soft drink package

Special Offer: Dh140 for Aussies Abroad members with soft drink package

Book: 800 101 101 or visit www.pjspubabudhabi.com/en/specialevents

Yalumba at Le Meridien, Dubai

Yalumba’s Australian Walkabout Weekend will consist of a fun weekend that includes a barbecue with sausage and steaks, along with a host of Aussie national treasures like classic sausage sizzle and meat pies. All guests are invited to get into the Aussie sport spirit of Cricket. There will also be live music on hand.

When: Thursday, January 26 from 7pm-11pm and Friday, January 26, from 12.30pm-3.30pm

Price: Dh159 with soft beverages on January 25; Dh389 brunch on January 26

Book: Call 04 702 2455 or email Restaurants.Lmd@Lemeridien.com

Brunswick Sports Club, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Celebrate the occasion with a limited-edition Oz burger made with the classics: beetroot and pineapple. Keep the beats going all weekend with back-to-back DJs Friday night and then enjoy streaming hits from Aussie radio station, Triple J, as their play the "Triple J Hottest 100" from 3pm until late on Saturday to end the holiday weekend in true Aussie style.

When: Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 from 12pm to late

Price: Varies

Special offer: Show an Australian ID and get a complimentary gift

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