CELEBRATE AT AN ICONIC AMERICAN-STYLE INSTITUTION
If you want to party in style this Thanksgiving, look no further than Hard Rock Cafe, which first opened at Dubai International one year ago. The iconic American brand is famous for live performances, delicious dishes, and more than a few pieces of rock-star memorabilia on its walls. This Thanksgiving, try the turkey dinner (Dhs72) with roasted turkey and vegetables alongside classic stuffing, sweet potato mash and gravy, plus cranberry sauce. Save room for a slice of pumpkin pie (Dhs38), topped with walnuts, caramel sauce and whipped cream.
Concourse B, Terminal 3
GIVE BACK THIS THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving isn’t just about eating delicious food with the family, it is also about helping other people who might not be as fortunate. Dubai International works closely with Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation working to improve children’s access to quality primary education in developing countries. One of the children the charity is working with is Manesh, an 11-year-old whose school in Nepal was devastated by the 2015 Nepal earthquake and who dreams of being a pilot. To support Manesh, and other children like him this November head to the Dubai Cares website.
INDULGE YOUR SWEET TOOTH
Everyone knows Thanksgiving is meant to be the time of year when you stop counting the calories and savour the sweeter things in life. This season why not treat yourself and the family at Candylicious? The incredible sweet store is packed full of all your favourite American brands, from Hershey’s and M&Ms to Jelly Belly treats. You can pick from personalised gifts or tuck into the humongous pick and mix section – it’s the stuff candy dreams are made of. The shop isn’t just home to one of the biggest candy collections in the airport either, it’s also the ideal place to stop off and shop for accessories, toys, and a range of gifts that will no doubt light up the faces of the entire family.
Concourse B, Terminal 3
SHOP FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS
November is the month when festive gift sets start appearing in stores across Dubai International. Make sure you don’t miss out by picking up your Thanksgiving gifts for family and friends from Dubai Duty Free. There’s something for everyone, from the perfect scents and sprays, to make-up sets, bottles of bubbly, electronics and more.
Dubai Duty Free, all terminals
SIP FESTIVE DRINKS
The humble pumpkin holds special significance at Thanksgiving in the US. The vegetable is native to the country and as such became a key food for early settlers. Now, all over the country pumpkin pie is seen as a traditional part of Thanksgiving, and served as dessert. To celebrate, Starbucks has its festive pumpkin-spiced latte on offer throughout the Thanksgiving season. Perfect if you’ve got an early morning flight and want a treat.
Various locations throughout DXB
TUCK INTO TASTY SPECIAL DISHES
Eateries throughout the airport will be doing special dishes to mark the occasion. Head to Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant for a Thanksgiving pizza (Concourse D, Terminal 1), Jack’s Bar & Grill (Concourse A, Terminal 3) or The Draft House (Concourse D) for a turkey roast, The Hangar (Concourse B, Terminal 3) for an all-American double cheeseburger, New York hot dog or Buffalo wings, or Giraffe World Kitchen (Concourses A and D) for pancakes with maple syrup and bacon. Did someone say, delicious…? (Us.)
Various locations in Terminal 1 and 3
DID YOU KNOW?
Emirates Airline now flies to 11 different destinations across the continental United States every single day. Routes include New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando and more.