7 exciting things to do in Dubai this weekend


Your ultimate weekend guide in Dubai – August 11 to August 13, 2023.

It’s brunch time

For a vibrant brunch with live music and mouth-watering gastronomy, Netsu by Ross Shonhan allows diners to enjoy a wide-ranging menu. This Michelin restaurant has a delectable range of dishes such as Salmon Tacos, Tuna Tataki, Korean Fried Chicken, Australian Wagyu Ribeye and a curated dessert platter with free-flowing drinks. With upbeat tunes from the live DJ and musician, guests can enjoy an unprecedented culinary experience. Located at Mandarin Oriental Dubai, it takes place every Saturday from 12:30pm until 3:30pm and is priced at Dhs450 per person inclusive of selection of soft and house beverages.

Book a relaxing staycation

Missing the cooler months amid peak summer? A staycation at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates allows UAE residents to immersive themselves in the beauty of the Aspen Ski Chalets offering breathtaking views of Ski Dubai’s snowy slopes, complete with Hermes amenities, private butler service and more. Guests can get 20 percent off on the best available rate, receive two complimentary tickets to the renowned Ski Dubai’s snow park, complimentary access to the prestigious Executive Lounge and the ultimate cinematic treat at the Vox Private Cinema once during their stay where guests can relish gastronomical delights at the dining lounge before enjoying the latest blockbuster on a luxurious 15-seater screen, complete with unlimited popcorn and soft drinks. With an early check-in at 12pm and a late checkout until 3pm, guests can full unwind with 20 percent off on spa treatments in Dubai’s most luxurious spa, Sensasia stories, making this stay a memorable one with timeless moments. So now, It’s time to gather your friends and family and enjoy the UAE Residents’ staycation offer for a minimum stay of four nights at the three-bedroom Aspen ski chalets.

Indulge in a new tasting menu

Embark on a Michelin Star culinary journey at José Avillez’s Tasca, with an alfresco terrace for unmissable views. By presenting a refined tasting menu, the authentic flavours and traditions of Portugal’s most celebrated summer destinations. This exclusive Taste of Algarve embraces all the summer moments spent with family and friends and is designed for groups of two or more, presenting a unique gastronomic journey. The menu is available daily for dinners including Fridays and Sundays for lunch and is priced at Dhs900 for two guests with wine pairing and Dhs600 without wine.

Revamp your fitness routine

For workout fanatics look for a break from their mundane fitness routine, 1Rebel is the ultimate fitness desitnation to stay fit. The boutique fitness brand made a name for itself after launching in London during 2015 and has now opened its doors at the ICD Brookfield Tower. Nestled behind the Arts Club with 11,600 square ft of beautifully crafted space, this two class studio and gym floor has the best trainers and facilities in every class. From spinning with pop rock to afrobeats vs techno, the spinning sessions are priced at Dhs270 for three sessions

Visit this new cocktail bar

Home to all things botanical, the cocktail and social club, AGORA, situated in heart of Downtown is an enchanting venue with old-school glamour inspired by the Grecian era. With the charm of the twenty-first century, this venue promises an appealing mix of classic beverages with avant-garde elements. With a contemporary twist, guests can savour a myriad of exotic cocktails crafted to perfect. Beyond a bar, this space is the perfect social club for thoughtfully created events and gatherings for like-minded individuals to come together. Open daily from 6pm onwards its located at Dubai Edition and has a host of not-to-miss events on the list.

Pamper yourself

As an oasis of relaxation, the newly opened NICHE Salon has redefined the concept of a traditional salon with a modern touch. With a comprehensive range of services ranging from microblading, lip blush, hair colouring, hair cutting, styling, treatments, lashes, facials, makeup, nails, manicure, pedicure services, extensions and hand tool treatments, women can experience tranquility with professionals to cater to their every desire. Located in Shobha Hartland, this salon offers a seamless blend of modernity as it warmly welcomes guests to relax. The salon is open from Tuesday to Thursday & Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 6pm.

Shop ‘til you drop

With a wide variety of designs and jewellery pieces, Poison Dop has an unending list of statement for summer to complement each look. With cult pieces designed by talented designers from around the globe, these pieces serve as the ultimate conversation starter with light and fresh hues including deep emerald shades that transcends boundaries becoming the must-have in every wardrobe. With a treasure trove of options you can choose pieces that resonate closely with your style including earrings, necklaces, rings and more to infuse your style with ocean magin.

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