Where to celebrate Australia Day in Abu Dhabi and raise funds for bushfire relief

Have fun for a good cause this weekend

Where to celebrate Australia Day in Abu Dhabi and raise funds for bushfire relief

If you’ve been keeping up with the news you’ll know that Australia has been suffering from some of the most severe wildfires in the country’s history.

As the country tackles the environmental problem it might not seem like the time to celebrate Australia Day, but proud Australians around the world and here in Abu Dhabi will be keen to show some national pride.

The good news is, if you’d like to do something to help, some Australia Day celebrations here in the UAE Capital will be raising funds for relief efforts in the country.

Looking to have some fun and do your bit? Here’s what’s going on.

Appaloosa
The cool Khalifa City sports bar will be going Down Under for Australia Day from Friday January 26 to Sunday 26.

Head along to the venue and you can enjoy a special set menu all weekend and Australian hops or tuck into a special Australian edition of the Bring Your Own Mates Friday brunch.

Helping to raise funds for relief efforts a computer will also be on site set up to the official fundraising portals for guests to donate and help efforts in the country.
Prices vary, brunch from Dhs222. 6pm-midnight, Fri-Sat, brunch Fri 1-pm-5pm. Marriott Al Forsan Hotel, Khalifa City (02 201 4131).

PJ O’Reilly’s
The annual Australia Day celebrations are back at PJ O’Reilly’s on Friday January 24.

The Great Big Australia Day includes a poolside barbecue, food stalls selling pies and free-flowing beverages.

Entertainment will also be on hand with Sweet Chilli Jam and DJ Sonya Mac and DJ Lola providing the soundtrack to the day.

For little ones there will be a bouncy castle, face painting, games and activities to keep them busy throughout the afternoon.

Don’t miss out! Purchase your tickets through PJ O’Reilly’s or at the front desk, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi. For more information call 800 101 101 or contact us restaurants.lrmad@lemeridienhotels.com
From Dhs175, Dhs60 for kids from six to12. Fri, 1pm-5pm. Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi (800 101 101).

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