Save the date now for the UAE capital’s biggest annual brunch celebration. January 27th sees PJ O’Reilly’s, Abu Dhabi’s original Irish hangout, bounce with all things Oz to mark Australia’s National Day, which actually falls on January 26.
The ‘Rip Snorter All Inclusive’ Great Big Australia Day Gathering is organised and hosted by the friendly downtown five-star Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi in partnership with Aussies Abroad, the Abu Dhabi community based non-profit, member organisation which promotes Australian culture in the UAE.
For three hours from 1 pm, Aussies and their guests, families and friends will tuck into a fantastic, themed, all-you-can-eat, family poolside Barbie served from food counters and BBQs with the inevitable Aussie lamb and tastiest of pies. There’ll be free-flowing beverages and live, traditional music entertainment from PJ’s resident, party-pleasing band Sweet Chilli Jam and resident DJ Simon ‘Fast Hands’ Oaky.
“This will be a really G’Day,” said Ashraf Al Siessy, General Manager, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi. “We’ve planned a magical Down Under day of music, fun and laughter, a true family affair with a bouncy castle, face painting and games for junior Aussies and their mates. This is the fourth year of hosting the Great Big Australia Day Gathering and PJ’s and the poolside is packed with proud Aussies and their guests getting into celebratory mood – this year the signs are good for the biggest and best party yet!”
And because Aussies know a bargain when they see one, brunch prices are a steal at
AED150 for the Aussies Abroad members soft drink package
AED 200 for the house drinks packages.
There are family packages too for two adults and two children aged between 6-12 with the soft drinks package coming in at AED300 or AED400 for the house beverages family package.
Outside the family packages, kids from 6-12 go for just AED50 each while toddlers under 6 go free.
Non-members will pay
AED 200 for the soft drinks package;
AED250 for the house drinks package;
AED400 for the family soft drinks package
and AED500 for the family house drinks package.
And for those who want to turn the Aussie Day celebrations into an Aussie night, the party continues from 5pm with a cash bar.
Tables are being snapped up so early booking is recommended by calling 800 101 101 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check photos from the Australia Day at P.J.s last year on The Capital List!