Get ready for two back to back big weekends to hit the UAE! The fast-paced F1 weekend that brings celebs, VIPS and the fash pack to the shores of Yas Island. Followed by the UAE National Day long weekend which calls for some for some fab family time, food and fireworks!
The F1 Weekend
Formula 1 is back and bigger at Yas Island for a high-octane weekend from the 27th to the 29th of November.
Along with the usual celeb-spotting, this year highlights are the concerts that headline superstars Enrique Iglesias, Cheb Khaled, Florence & The Machine to name a few.
Get on speed with fool-proof outfits that take you from the stands, to the concerts and right through to dinner at Cipriani’s.
We love nothing more than a classic full-sleeved bodycon dress teamed with a biker jacket to keep you stylish and warm. Our TNS top tip – make sure you invest in the right footwear for the stands and concerts. Opt for stylish and comfortable flats or sneakers and switch it up a gear with killer heels in the evenings.
Or, go for a more laidback look with an event appropriate racer-back top, a fall jacket and distressed skinny jeans. Glam up the look with lace up heels like Aquazurra’s Amazon leather sandals for drinks at Iris.
Whatever your outfit, make sure sunnies are in tow – an essential for F1 weekend.
Keep your hair in a sleek high pony for an edgy look or take a cue from Gigi Hadid and ask your stylist at Marquee to slick it right back with loose tousled ends and finish with the perfect mani-pedi with some F1 inspired nail art.
National Day Pride
This 2nd December, immerse yourself in the Emirati culture with our must-do’s for the long weekend.
Make it a family event with The UAE Boat Parade at the Marine Yacht club. A must-do if you’ve got little ones! Watch as boats adorned with UAE themed décor sail right the Marina. Keep kids busy before and after the main event with games, fun children’s activities, a treasure hunt, face painting and live food stations to treat the whole family too.
Head on over to recently re-opened Global Village for fun and excitement for the whole family. Enjoy an array of shows, visit their special attractions and make sure you get in some retail therapy with some really unique buys from pavilions reigning from different parts of the world.
Find a spot by the Global Village, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek Side or the Corniche in Abu Dhabi to spend the evening, staring up at the sky for fireworks that light up across the nation.
Indulge in traditional meal at Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant at Bab Al Shams. The fort setting creates the perfect cultural experience while you sample the menu. Enjoy a camel caravan, watch the traditional Tanoura dance and be amazed by the falconry display.
Give your style a local spin. Keep it simple with nail art inspired by the flag, or with the number 44 to represent the year of the nation. Go one step further with chic and modern Burqa’a inspired accent nail to finish off your look from our ‘Burga Burga’ collection!
Share you F1 hot spots or must-see and do National Day activities with us below – we’d love to hear what you’ll be getting up to!