8 exciting things to do in the UAE this weekend


The ultimate weekend guide in the UAE, August 25 to 27, 2023.

Brunch it up

Book the season’s last brunch at Fouquet’s, which will transport guests straight to the French Capital in no time. This exclusive Parisian hotspot promises the ultimate city of lights experience for those who wish to experience a French holiday without leaving Dubai. Taking place on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 12pm to 4pm, the prices start at Dhs310 for the soft beverage package, Dhs510 for the House Beverages package and Dhs725 for the premium champagne package. Guests can indulge in dishes such as pan-fried prawns and tarragon butter along with baby chicken, apple tart doused in Vanilla whipped cream and caramel sauce. Located at Burj Plaza, Downtown Dubai.

Visit the region’s first listening bar

Located in the heart of Pullman hotel, Honeycomb Hi-Fi brings to life a lavish record store, a High-Fidelity sound system, warm and minimal interiors designed for quality acoustics, and an izakaya kitchen to round out their vision. With a casual Japanese menu inspired by a traditional izakaya, guests can indulge in hot, binchotan grill and rice/noodles sections with a variety of dishes to share. By delivering a modern twist on Japanese classics, guests can dine at this luxe haven from 7:30pm to 3am on Friday and Saturday and Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30pm to 2am.

Shop ‘til you drop

Refresh your workwear wardrobe with THAT Concept Store’s luxurious handbag and footwear collections. With brands such as Khaite, Proenza, White Label, Eera, Gia Borghini and Alexandre Birman. Whether you wish to visit in store or shop online, the options are endless and suit everyone’s tastes and preferences.

Unwind at this pool day

Both Azure Beach and AMMOS Greek Restaurant at Rixos Premium JBR are delighted to announce an exciting offer exclusively for the ladies. All ladies who purchase a day pass at Azure Beach and indulge in a delectable lunch at AMMOS Greek Restaurant will receive two complimentary glasses of Rosé. This exclusive offer is available daily from 10am to 8pm with the lunch at AMMOS Greek Restaurant at Rixos Premium JBR. The Azure Beach entrance prices take place on weekends from Friday for Dhs300.

Experience a relaxing massage

For a rejuvenating weekend, Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai is offering guests a special summer package at the resort’s Spa Cenvaree. With a special menu for families, guests can experience a tailored package for all members including grandmothers, daughters and mothers. While the resort’s signature Natural C package promises guests brighter and smoother skin to remove any dead skin cells, younger guests can have a 90-minute Kid Candy experience with masks and scrubs scented with playful flavours including toffee apple, chocolate and bubble gum. The special package is priced at Dhs630 and is discounted from the regular price of Dhs1,300.

Indulge in some delectable dishes

For Dubai Summer Restaurants Week, Venus Ristorante at Caesars Palace is offering a set menu priced at Dhs95 for a 2-course lunch menu and Dhs150 for a three-course lunch menu excluding drinks from 12:30pm until 3:30pm. It takes place until August 27, 2023 and is currently running for a limited time with irresistible dishes. Guest can savour a host of delightful flavours ranging from a Buratta, to Pizza Diavola with tomato, Venus Tiramisu and more, making this a bespoke culinary journey, emulating an Amalfi-Coast feel.

Try your hand at Bingo

For all the bingo fans, The Strand Craft Kitchen’s Bingo Night promises to be full of fun with a packed evening of entertainment, chances to win, delectable tapas and free-flowing beverages. Taking place on Friday, August 25, this evening starts from 7:30pm onwards and is one you won’t forget. The evening promises to be full of fun with packages priced at Dhs330 for the house beverages package including premium spirits and grapes and Dhs220 for the soft beverages package. Located at Palm West Beach, this venue has calming interiors in a fun ambience to enjoy with friends and family.

Book a short-haul getaway

If you’re looking for a tranquil escape, Tilal Liwa Desert Retreat is the place to be. The all-inclusive package encompasses a stay, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and unlimited house beverages – and the price has been slashed from now until the end of September, priced at Dhs499 for two people and is valid until September 30, 2023. Guests who avail both offers can pick their fancy by taking a dip in the pool, letting off some steam in the gym, or unwinding in the sauna and steam rooms, before enjoying a dreamy night’s sleep in the comfy Tilal Liwa Desert Retreat rooms. Additionally, guests can bring their furry friends to the pet-friendly room for a charge of Dhs100. This stunning resort is located at the majestic Madinat Zayed in the Rub Al Khali desert.

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