CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY
Australia might be down under, but it has come up with some of our favourite animals, places and things – koalas, kangaroos, Kylie Minogue, the Sydney Opera House, boomerangs, AC/DC, Hugh Jackman… so what better occasion than their national day to celebrate the continent-nation. It falls on January 26 this year, but restaurants are hosting celebrations on January 27 and 28 so you can have a G’Day over the weekend.
Yalumba’s brunch has Aussie meats, pies and barbecue, games and live entertainment, 12.30-3.30pm on January 27. Dh499 per person. At Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre; call 04 702 2455.
PJ O’Reilly’s at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi goes Aussie on January 27 with the Rip Snorter Great Big Australia Day Gathering – a poolside barbecue. Family packages from Dh300, individual from Dh200. Call 800 101 101.
To party like they do in the Land of Oz, head to Barasti Beach and Australian Business Council’s party on January 28 for a BBQ, entertainment and activities for kids. From 12pm, free entry.
The Brunswick Sports Club has a Bogan Backyard Party on January 26 from 7pm. Resident DJs play Aussie classics and guests can enjoy the Aussie Bogan Burger, meat tray raffles, party games and more.