7 exciting things to do in the UAE this weekend


Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE – August 18 to August 20, 2023.

Try this new summer menu

For fresh authentic food, tashas café has launched a new classic menu with fresh authentic dishes thoughfully crafted to savour with friends and family. With tantalizing flavours at its core, this premium dining experience has a reputation for quality dishes designed to take the menu to the next level. Guests can expect a contemporary spin on breakfast classics with mouthwatering additions to the menu such as the Oriental Omelette with stir-fried julienne vegetables, feta cheese, herbs and soy marinade. The latest additions to the mains include a Mexican-inspired Quesadilla, the succulent Roadhouse, a steak sarmie with 125g fillet steak, and the enticing Prawn Pasta, featuring tiger prawns and rigatoni tossed in prego sauce, lemon butter, roasted tomatoes and more. For those looking for something lighter, the new salad offerings like the Carrot and Lentil Salad are not to be missed. Located at five locations across Dubai, it’s situated in Al Barsha, Al Jalila, Galleria, Marina Mall and Mirdif.

Brunch it up

To experience culinary innovation at its finest, Masti has launched an exclusive Elephant Bath Brunch with a symphony of Indian gastronomic delights. By embracing culinary innovation, the brunch presents a symphony of flavours and textures, offering everything from tantalising starters to hot and cold appetizers, decadent mains, and irresistible desserts. The whole experience perfectly encapsulates the multi-award-winning restaurant’s artful approach to dining. With dishes such as burrata butter chicken, mango cheesecake tarts and more, there’s enough and more to try from the menu. It takes place every Saturday from 1 to 4pm and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm at The Dubai Edition and is priced at Dhs250 non-alcoholic package and Dhs399 per person for the alcoholic extravaganza which includes a myriad of beautifully-crafted cocktails by the team of acclaimed mixologists.

Pamper yourself

After a long week, it’s important to unwind and the Four Seasons Resort is here to help. For an exquisite experience, guests can opt for the ‘Serenitea’ package that includes a 90-minute Pearl Signature Massage at spa with access to the indoor pool and spa facilities adding to the blissful journey. Once the spa is complete, guests can indulge in luxe Afternoon Tea experience at Shai Salon with a culinary masterpiece menu curated by French pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert to match the opulence of the resort. The spa is open from 10am to 4pm and the afternoon tea is available from 4pm to 8pm and the package is priced at Dhs950 per person.

It’s shopping time

The luxury fashion house Tom Ford has reopened its Dubai boutique in the heart of Dubai in Dubai Mall. From eyewear to leather goods, the store spans across three floors and has a full range of products for both men and women to immerse the complete world of Tom Ford. Designed with sleek interiors, the space has clean lines with chrome and mirror finishes modelled after the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship store in New York City. Customers can also opt for a private one-on-one appointment for custom pieces and a bespoke tailored experience.

Transport yourself to Thailand

To indulge in delicious Thai food, Pai Thai has launched an exclusive The 5 Tastes of Thailand menu, where guests can celebrate the flavours of the season. Embark on a picturesque journey through Madinat Jumeirah’s tranquil waterways before reaching the much-loved venue for a unique culinary experience for the senses. Once there, unwind and indulge in a carefully crafted sharing menu featuring a delightful mix of light, aromatic, and flavourful dishes nestled within the serene gardens of the palatial Jumeirah Al Qasr which can be reached by an abra. The menu features dishes such as green curry, steamed seabass, marinated chicken wrapped in Pandan Leaves, mango sticky rice and more. This experience is available daily from 6pm onwards and is prices at Dhs550 for two people for food only and Dhs990 for two persons including grape pairing.

Book a staycation with a private pool

As the sweltering heat is here to stay for the next couple of months, there’s nothing like cooling off in the privacy of your own private pool. From temperature-controlled swimming pools to luxe views of the UAE’s skyline, these exotic properties offer their own private swimming facility to unwind with friends and family. From resorts such as Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa and Anantara The Palm, there’s a variety of luxe hotels, that offer a secluded getaway with your loved one. Emirates Woman has curated a list of must-visit resorts located both in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, that offer their own space to unwind as you book a premium villa or suite that best fits your needs. Read the full Emirates Woman guide on staycations to book this week

Shop as per your convenience

Mall of the Emirates has launched an all-new Digital Concierge service as part of the brand’s vision to adapt to a digital society for unhindered convenience. After placing an order through the simplified one-to-one WhatsApp conversation, customers can receive their purchases in a span of few hours right at their doorstep without any added hassle. With over 350 international designers and a plethora of homegrown brands, the shopping experience has never been easier than before through the power of technology as you can seamlessly shop via WhatsApp for a nuanced shopping experience. From brands such as Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Harvey Nichols, Zara and more, customers can choose from a myriad of products through this unique shopping experience

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