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Australia Day Celebrations

G’Day Aussies!  Ready to celebrate Australia Day this January 26th?!

The team at Expat Echo Dubai has complied a list of venues hosting Australia Day celebrations!

Nasimi Beach
Australian Day Bubble-Q
27 January 2012
Nasimi Beach’s free flowing BBQ brunch, celebrates Australia Day with the flavours of Down Under on the ‘barbie’ and Australian Sparkling Wine in bottomless glasses from 1-4pm. With meats, seafood and salads served on the sand at this award winning beach club, Australia won’t seem so far away at all.
AED 200 per person with food only
AED 295 per person with food and with sparkling wine


Australian Business Council
7-11pm on Thursday January 26th 2012
The Australian Business Council invites you to an AUSTRALIA DAY BBQ at the Emirates Golf Club (Lawn Terrace).  Enjoy the best of Aussie sausages, steaks and pies. A fun affordable night to get together with fellow Aussies! Aussie music, fun, auction, prizes and more! Come in ‘dinkum Aussie dress’! Great prizes for the ‘best dinkum’ male and female.

COST for BBQ and Dessert: 150 Dhs
First TWO drinks COMPLIMENTARY for Members Only and kindly sponsored by African and Eastern.
RSVP by Tuesday January 24th

Reserve your tickets at and pay online and go to EVENTS page to access payment gateway.
Enquiries: +971 4367 2437


Barasti Bar
G’day … So a new year begins and the first date in the party diary is the celebration of all things Aussie! Join us on Thursday, January 26th 2012 for the kick off of our GREAT BARASTI BEACH AUSSIE WEEKENDER to party hard over the ‘Australia Day’ weekend. We’ll “Aussifie” Barasti for three days of non-stop boomeranging. Free Entry all day, all night with spectacular food & bevvie offers! Get sand between your toes and be part of the celebrations.


XL Beach Club
Habtoor Beach Resort & Spa

Celebrate Australia Day at XL Beach Club.  Featuring in the afternoon will be a live demonstration of Australian Football League by Dubai based AFL teams on the grass area adjacent to XL Beach Club!  A full day of AUSSIE fun in the sun, we are calling all Australian Expats to gather together on this special day.  The event is set for Friday January 27th so grab your togs/budgie-smugglers for a full day of beach, pool, a bit of Aussie Rules or holding up the bar and the ultimate…..SHRIMP ON THE BABRBIE (^_^)

  • Australian BBQ with only the best Aussie beef and lamb
  • Four’N Twenty Pies and sausage rolls
  • AFL Demonstration
  • Beach Cricket
  • Australian flags throughout venue and given to every guest upon arrival
  • Vegemite tasting station – free toasted Vegemite soldiers for all
  • Banana Boat sun screen
  • FREE Beach and Pool access for allTwo Up

TICKETS – AED165 including one FREE pint of Fosters available through XL Beach Club, Time Out tickets and Virgin Mega Stores.

For bookings and enquiries call 056 640 6161 or email


Le Meridien Dubai
To celebrate Australia day, our team of chefs at Yalumba have cooked up a storm. Traditional Aussie BBQ, Aussie beers and a variety of the finest Australian wines. Devour a mouth-watering buffet with Aussie specialties complemented with unlimited champagne and other selected beverages.
Friday 27th January 2012
12.30 pm to 3.30 pm


Australia Day BBQ at Dubai Creek Park

Friday Jan 27th from 1pm to 5pm

On the occasion of the Australian National Day, Meat & Livestock Australia is pleased to invite the public to an open barbecue event at Dubai Creek Park to enjoy a FREE Australian Meat barbecue and entertainment and music for kids and families.
Come ready for an afternoon of good food, entertainment and wholesome family fun!

WHEN- 27th January, 2012
WHERE – Dubai Creek Park, Dubai, UAE (Picnic area between gate 4 and 5)

There will be kids drumming session (which was such fun last time that even the adults wanted to join in), kids aerobics, games and competitions and yeah… lots of BBQ! There will be music as well, both Western and Arabic! Bring the troops over. See you and family on the 27th 🙂

3 Responses to “Australia Day Celebrations”

  1. Samah says:

    Can any nationality attend this event?

    • Wendy says:

      Hi Samah,
      I believe the events are open to all nationalities apart from the Australian Business Council event which is open only to members and their guests.

  2. Sandy says:

    Thanks so much for publishing this… now I know where I can take my troops to feel a little like home!

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