There’s a lot going on in Dundee – from shows to exhibitions to great places for a meal or a night out.
With so much to see and do, it can be hard to find the right place for you. Our handy guide highlights some of the many great places, products and services in the City of Discovery.
Enjoy Christmas with a difference at Jahangir
For Christmas with a difference, an ideal venue for your special day has to be Jahangir – one of the city’s most popular restaurants.
The Jahangir specialises in Balti and tandoori dishes and has won many awards for quality and excellence. The staff – from the chefs to managers, waiters and bar staff – are dedicated to bringing the highest possible standards of service, quality and value to their valued customers.
At the Jahangir the welcome is warm and genuine. Relax in the lounge, order a drink and browse the menu before moving through to the opulent dining area.
But all this just sets the scene. The star of the show is the food.
Everything is prepared by the team of talented chefs, many of whom studied their craft in India. The freshness of the ingredients, the richness of the flavours and the subtlety of the spices creates that essential, authentic culinary experience.
Ride in style with Airport Travel Dundee
Airport Travel Dundee has a long-established reputation for excellence and with a refreshing new look for their fleet, they are once again raising the bar when it comes to choosing the best in travel options.
The latest additions to the stable are a stunning 25-seater Mercedes and a state-of-the-art 49-seater, which is a new level of luxury for coach travel.
And Airport Travel Dundee is not just the master of the airport transfer market, they are also reinforcing their links with the golfing world so they can offer seamless transport to courses across the country.
They know that you want to relax on the way to the game, they know you want to rest on the way home and be assured that your clubs are being dealt with by staff who know what they’re doing.
That’s the Airport Travel way – it’s all about you.
Whether it’s a group of friends looking for transport to a concert, or a large party off to a show in the capital, Airport Travel Dundee should always be at the top of your transport list.
So if you are taking to the roads for a journey or special occasion put yourself in the hands of the professionals
Enjoy a Dundee Choral Union Christmas concert
This year’s Dundee Choral Union’s Christmas Concert will be a performance of Handel’s “Messiah”.
The choir will once again be joined by the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, conducted by Derek Clark. The soloists are Sarah Power (Soprano), Beth Margaret Taylor (Alto), Mark Wilde, (Tenor), and Andrew McTaggart (Bass).
The concert will take place at the Caird Hall, Dundee on Sunday, December 18 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets are available from the Box Office, City Square, and from choir members. Tickets are £15, £5 for students and unemployed people, and accompanied school pupils get in for FREE.
Take in some culture at the DCA
Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary arts, located in the heart of the city.
DCA’s latest exhibition, DCA Thomson, brings together six artists to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Broons and Oor Wullie, programmed in partnership with DC Thomson. Featuring large-scale murals, comic strips, paintings and sculptures, the exhibition is open daily from Saturday, December 3, and is free to visit.
DCA Cinema shows a varied programme of independent and world cinema alongside quality mainstream films.
Over the coming weeks audiences can enjoy everything from a classic silent film with live accompaniment to the latest in the Star Wars franchise and some beautiful ballet from the Bolshoi, all from some of the comfiest cinema seats around.
For creative types, DCA Print Studio offers a range of state-of-the-art printmaking equipment that’s open for all to use, through one-to-one tuition, studio membership or one of the many creative courses on offer.
And once you’ve taken in some art, Jute Café Bar is the perfect place to relax over coffee, drinks and some delicious food, don’t forget to visit DCA Shop on your way out!
See a show in the Caird Hall
The Caird Hall’s Spring 2017 programme is about to be launched and the new shows coming to Dundee include ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck’ – starring Paul Metcalfe as Rod Stewart, who played two sold out shows at the venue in 1977 – The Classic Rock Show – featuring the A to Z of all the block buster rock anthems – Children’s Classic’s with The Three Little Pigs, Comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson, A Viennese Strauss Gala and Sam Bailey with her Singing Your Heart Out Tour.
Top shows returning include the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with the Music of John Williams and Friends, Anton and Erin in Swing Time, Ellen Kent’s production of La Boheme, Whitney Queen of the Night and the Classic Solid Silver 60’s Show, bringing the classics performed by the original hit-makers.
In addition there are all of the Annual March Concerts with the local schools and organisations which makes for a huge choice of shows.
Go Wild with Santa this December at Camperdown Wildlife Centre.
Visit the centre for a night-time adventure, meet Santa in his Grotto and let the magical lighting guide the way to see animals like never before.
Santa will be returning for his annual visit from 3pm – 7.30pm (last entry 6pm) on weekends in December, including Friday, December 2, to Sunday, December 4, Friday, December 9, to Sunday, December 11; and Friday, December 16, to Sunday, December 18,
With face painting, arts and crafts, street performers and the new ‘Elfie Zone’, there will be plenty to keep visitors entertained on their winter night adventure.
Admission to Santa’s Grotto is included in the normal entrance fee: Adult £5, child £4, family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £17.