11 fabulous activities to do in Dubai this weekend

Your ultimate weekend guide in Dubai, May 18 to May 20, 2023.

Witness a cabaret show

Head to Andalucia at Al Habtoor Polo Resort for its all-new Dinner Show. The Dinner Show brings the latest cabaret entertainment to Dubai, complete with international talent. It will feature some of the top artists of this region so you’ll be in for a night packed with a range of dazzling performances. the cabaret is the perfect opportunity to catch different shows and experience the emirate’s unforgettable nightlife. The curtains open with Rocking Opera with West End talent Aaron Pryce-Lewis and Glain Rhys, who have performed in Les Miserables and Phantom of The Opera respectively. Expect an electrifying evening with special appearances from local talents such as Ryan Gibb and Timi Ridgway. The performance will be held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 at 7.30pm. The evening is inclusive of dinner and drinks, starting from Dhs450 per person. If you’re feeling fancy, turn the evening into a staycation with packages starting at Dhs699 for two. The staycation package includes an overnight stay, breakfast at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant and two tickets to the show.

Indulge in some self-care

AWAY Spa now offers new treatments on its menu, which we think would be of great interest to your readers. One of the exciting new treatments is cupping therapy, an ancient technique that is common in the GCC region. These new treatments aim to provide a holistic and rejuvenating experience that helps guests unwind after a busy week. Enjoy a spa day-cation at W Dubai–The Palm with access to everything you need to pause and unwind. Sink into a 60-minute massage at AWAY Spa – select between Detox, De-stress, Go Deep and Reset. Satisfy post-treatment cravings with a choice of one main course and one non-alcoholic beverage at Wetdeck along with complimentary access to WET, the beach, gym and indoor squash courts daily from 10am to 10pm for Dhs599.

For the coffee lovers

A unique pop-up known as Coffee District has launched at City Centre Mirdif. In order to see more local names, the dedicated space will be taken over by a local coffee concept every three to four months. This season, RAIN at Coffee District showcases a brand-new experience for coffee connoisseurs. From espressos to flat whites, customers can choose their favourite coffee. Designed with chic wooden interiors, this concept is a must-visit. To complement the beverages visitors can indulge in a host of sweet treats varying from fluffy cheesecakes, baked goodies, pistachio shakes and more.

Book a laser facial

Take your facials one step further with The Skin Laundry. As one of the leading skin clinics in not only the region, but the world, Skin Laundry upholds high standards of natural, clean beauty with its signature and professional equipment, staff and and skills. Skin Laundry taps into advanced technology by using medical-grade lasers to rejuvenate the skin cells, boost collagen production, and improve tone/texture for some of the most transformative results you could ever see. They offer 15-minute laser facials that focus on many skincare concerns. Their famous Signature Laser Facial which is safe for all skin types uses ND:YAG laser which is one of the deepest-reaching lasers on the market. Located in Marina and DIFC, this clinic is a must-visit.

Unwind at this new lunch spot

If you’re looking for a great spot to grab lunch and unwind on the weekend, look no further than Dubai’s newest Mediterranean haven, Meda Tapas + Bar. Situated in the heart of the city, Meda opens doors to a unique Mediterranean journey, co-created by acclaimed Chefs Mario Fico and Vincenzo Nigro. Inspired by the crossroads of culture and cuisine across the Mediterranean, Meda celebrates the iconic Med spirit with a contemporary take on the flavours of Spain, Italy, and Greece. Located at Taj Dubai, Business Bay, this restaurant is open from 12pm to 12am.

Escape for a pampering day

For a minication, Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre invites guests to feel sun-kissed, pampered and spoilt with their newest offering, Sky Bliss. On the stylish hotel’s rooftop terrace, a refreshing and snap-worthy glass pool awaits to make the summer heat a non-factor. Footsteps away, masterful massages are delivered at The Pearl Spa and Wellness to a backdrop starring Burj Khalifa, creating a sense of inertia in the heart of the bustling city. Spa time, cool dips plus skyline views equal Sky Bliss. Priced at Dhs600, visitors can laze away in the sun and unwind with a 60-minute massage with Dhs150 to spend on comforting bites and a refreshing beverage. Available throughout summer, this package requires advanced booking.

Experience a fine-dining meal

Having recently opened its doors, CouCou Dubai has already caused a sensational stir in the Dubai social scene. This stunning rooftop is situated 52 floors high above The Palm, and promises an unforgettable experience with its scintillating views. With Mediterranean-inspired dishes and a myriad of innovative cocktails, visitors can unwind and celebrate any special occasion be it a birthday or simply a romantic date. Expect dancing, plenty of socializing and cocktail sampling. The night is long at at CouCou, promising an immersive nocturnal experience with striking interiors and hospitable staff. Located at St. Regis, Palm Jumeirah it’s open daily from 8pm to 2am.

Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings

Krema is redefining what it means to create and enjoy delicious desserts with tastes that are reminiscent of European culinary traditions. Offering a range of distinctive flavours all their own, Krema’s mouthwatering Raspberry Madeleine cake celebrates the beauty of life, it’s Mango Passion Madeleine offers a taste of heaven, while Basbosa Pistachio is a true delight to the senses. With several other incredible flavours, including two classics from its sister concept TwoatSymphony represented in a new look: Honey Pudding and San Sebastian, Krema’s customers can receive their orders within two hours anywhere in Dubai. Passionate about designing desserts, Krema brings a new level of culinary skill and creativity that sets it head and shoulders above the rest in Dubai’s dessert scene. Co-led by Joseph El Hajj Corporate Chef and Hassan Salam Executive Pastry Chef from Alabbar Enterprises. Orders can be placed via ChatFood, Talabat, and Deliveroo to be delivered in 2 hours. Krema is also available for pick-up at @twoatsymphony at Dubai Mall.

Enjoy a sensorial fine-dining experience

Dream Dubai, the city’s famed dining show venue located in The Address Beach Resort, is expected to debut yet another season, named “The Wild Side. Season 4 of Dream Dubai revolves around a profound transformation as the resident artists emerge from their chrysalis and metamorphose into the untamed side of nature. Animalistic motions, a burst of colour, extravagant graphics, and alluring performances will bring the stage to life, delivering an experience like no other. Guests may expect to be captured by the enigmatic presence of the forest as the raw beauty of nature takes centre stage in an exciting and awe-inspiring theatrical show. Dream is open from Wednesday to Sundays 8pm until late.

Savour an early dinner

For those who like to have an early dinner, EKAI, an innovative restro-bar and lounge is excited to announce the launch a three-course set menu along with a beverage for Dhs109. Visitors can embark on a culinary journey with a host of international flavours from Hawaii, Japan, Greece and Europe with dishes such as Josper Roast Beef, Beef Tartar, Feta Whipped Piquante and more. As a testatment to DIFC, this world-class experience is a must try this weekend. Located in Burj Damam Building, DIFC, it’s open from Monday to Friday 11am to 3am, Saturday 12pm to 3am and Sunday 5pm to 3am with the early dinner set menu taking place from 6pm to 8pm.

Indulge in a Sunday roast

With some classic hits, One Life Kitchen & Café situated in the heart of Dubai Design District has launched The Listening Room. One Life will be serving a cracking roast with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, lashings of gravy and more. The weekly event will continue to bring together the community, who can tuck into a tasty roast, while vibing to the chilled tunes of resident DJ’s Z.N.Di and BoAndMo playing soul, funk and jazz on vinyl records. Aditionally, One Life runs a happy hour on weekdays from 5pm-8pm and full days on Friday, Saturday & Sunday with 30 percent off the full bar. It takes place every Sunday from 12pm to 6pm and is priced at Dhs125 per person.

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