8 fabulous activities to do in the UAE this weekend


Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE, October 6 to 8, 2023.

Upgrade your fitness routine

Your workout efforts can now be crafted into currency with the new PUMA Coin at Warehouse Gym in Al Quoz. Visitors can unlock access to prizes such as products and exclusive gym passes in a heart-pounding journey this weekend from October 6 to 8, 6pam to 10pm. With more calories burned, fitness enthusiasts can grow their coin stash and win exclusive prizes including year-long memberships at Warehouse Gym or a year’s worth of PUMA gear. Guests are advised to bring their personal wearable devices to track their calorie expenditure and fitness progress. All visitors can register by heading to the pop-up store and sign up with the store assistant there.

Try this new exquisite set menu

The homegrown Japanese concept, Gohan at La Cantine du Faubourg takes guests on an exquisite culinary journey that will run until October 8, 2023, with an exquisite set menu and curated selection of sake. The Sake week sharing set menu features dishes such as the Baby Spinach & Tofu Salad, an assortment of maki and nigiri, sliced Hamachi, beef sando, Matcha sponge cake and more at Dhs275. The Sake Selection Menu features a five sakes, including Hakutsuru, Junmai Junmai Blanc, Hakutsuru Superior Junmai Ginjo, and Choryo Sawa Sawa Junmai Sparkling Sake at Dhs190.

Experience this elevated brunch

The famous LPM Restaurant & Bar Abu Dhabi Sunday brunch has returned this week. Designed for guests to embark on a journey into the heart of the Riviera lifestyle, the Global Executive Chef Adriano Cattaneo has passionately crafted new dishes that capture the essence of the Riviera’s diverse culinary traditions. From freshly baked bread and viennoiserie to Provençal egg dishes and tartines, guests are treated to an array of carefully curated hot and cold appetizers, all inspired by the South of France’s Mediterranean beauty. The soft drinks package is priced at Dhs390, the house beverages package at Dhs465 and the premium beverages price at Dhs640 at The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.

Visit the latest fine-dining havens

For an avant-garde new lunch and dinner spot, we’re here to help. Dubai’s fine-dining and culinary scene never takes a backseat all-year round with its innovative food concepts that are sure to leave your palate craving for more. From Japanese to authentic Italian spots, there’s a plethora of exciting dining options that we simply can’t get enough off. With each detail crafted to perfection, be it the interiors, menu and overarching design, these latest culinary havens are a delight to try for any occasion or to simply treat yourself after a new week. If you’re on the lookout for the latest hotspots to visit in Dubai, has curated an exclusive guide on where to dine in the emirate.

Soak up the sun

Elevate your Saturday at the exclusive Venus Beach Club at Caesars Palace Dubai. With authentic Live Stations and refreshing drinks, guests can experience an unparalleled pool party extravaganza with electrifying beats of the renowned DJ Bon Entendeur and a captivating live performance with the day’s energy soaring to new heights. It takes place on Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10am to 7pm and is priced at Dhs399 for four hours of unlimited selected beverages, 11am to 1pm or 3pm to 7pm, Dhs549 for the full day of 8 hours from 11am to 7pm and guests can get ready to bask in the sun’s glory with authentic Italian Live Stations and refreshing drinks.

Visit this luxe rooftop terrace

Guests are invited to embark on extraordinary celestial-inspired journey at Luna Dubai with an Asian-inspired menu and an intriguing selection of galactic cocktails. Amidst the glittering city lights, the energy rises with every beat-drop as the night progresses with a daily entertainment programme setting and stellar starlight motifs and a picturesque moon casting its majestic glow behind the bar. With a classic charm and contemporary sophistication, visitors can experience a scintillating view of city views starring Burj Khalifa. Located at Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC, this rooftop terrace is a must-visit.

Book an interactive dining show

With a captivating lineup of evening and night shows, Josette welcomes guests as its transforms into a sensory playground where inhibitions come alive through art and entertainment. Featuring burlesque dancers, singers, cabaret performances and world-renowned artists from the heart of Paris, this one-of-a-kind evening with cutting-edge video projection technology to elevate the visual experience. With a blend of small acts and a dazzling main performance, the acts can span from the stage area to the bar counter with late-night shows running from 12:30am to 2am. Having started this week, the first seating/shows are from 8pm to 9pm,the intermission with no show is from 9pm to 10pm and the late night show is from 10pm to 12:30pm, with a minimum spending of Dhs500 required in both the main dining and lounge areas from Wednesday to Saturday. Located next to ICD Brookfield, this venue is a must-visit during the shows.

Enjoy a heartfelt musical

To ignite your creative side, Matilda The Musical has been announced with 5 extra shows with another weekend filled with magic and music. Hosted at the Dubai Opera Auditorium, the journey sheds light on the tale of a courageous young girl who defies all odds and forges her own path. This awe-inspiring production has been honoured with over 99 accolades, as it continues to captivate and inspire its audiences like never before. This incredible theatrical experience starts at Dhs325 and promises a night unlike any other.

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