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    7 of the best hot chocolate spots in Dubai

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

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    As the Christmas trees begin to light up, all we can dream about is a cup of hot chocolate as we’re all wrapped up watching a festive film.
    With one heavenly sip at a time, this winter drink serves as the perfect comfort beverage to cater to all crave something richer from time to time.
    For all the hot chocolate aficionados, we’ve curated the ultimate guide of where devour a warm cup with your loved ones.
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    7 of the best spots in Dubai for a cup of hot chocolate

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    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

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    As the Christmas trees begin to light up, all we can dream about is a cup of hot chocolate as we’re all wrapped up watching a festive film.
    With one heavenly sip at a time, this winter drink serves as the perfect comfort beverage to cater to all crave something richer from time to time.
    For all the hot chocolate aficionados, we’ve curated the ultimate guide of where devour a warm cup with your loved ones.
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    6 quaint cafés you probably didn’t know existed in Dubai

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    by Sarah Joseph
    1 hour ago

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    If you’re on the lookout for Dubai’s best kept secrets, you’re in the right place.
    With a host of cultural enclaves, this emirate has a myriad of hidden coffee shops and cafés waiting to be discovered.
    Infused with boho-chic elements, each café is a zen-inspired oasis for guests to unplug and reset during the weekend or weekend.
    Be it a conscious eatery or a hidden villa in the heart of Jumeirah, Dubai is never short of aesthetic gems where you can work from or simply catch up with friends.
    For a complete guide on the unique hidden cafés in Dubai, swipe through our editor-approved guide.
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    7 exciting activities to do in the UAE this weekend

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    by Sarah Joseph
    4 hours ago

    Your ultimate weekend guide – September 15 to 17, 2023.
    Unleash your inner artist

    Visitors can experience a professional painting workshop hosted at the captivating overwater private lounge, 101 Privé, nestled within the enchanting One&Only The Palm resort on Sunday, September 17, 2023. The renowned guest artist Rabab Tantawy will host an exclusive workshop showcasing a diverse array of techniques. Overall, her artworks are a kaleidoscope of colour, embodying themes of unity, community, and heritage, providing a unique opportunity to unleash creativity within the serene atmosphere of One&Only the Palm. Priced at Dhs400 per person for all the materials, refreshments and beverages and it takes place for all art enthusiasts including artists and beginners from 3pm to 5pm.
    For more information visit oneandonlyresorts.com
    Put wellness first

    This weekend, The Pearl Spa and Wellness at Four Seasons Hotels Dubai is participating in World Wellness Weekend where a host of activities are scheduled for September 15 to September 17, 2023. Visitors can explore various well-being sessions such as sound healing meditations, muscle flexibility stretches and revitalizing foot reflexology experiences available from 11am to 3pm. Exclusive Aerial yoga sessions will take place on Saturday, September 16, at 1pm, the wellness weekend will also feature two exquisite services which either include a complimentary 30-minute foot reflexology session or a 30-minute perfusion therapy massage. Individual sound healing sessions are available throughout the weekend from Septmeber 15 to 17, with limited availability for friends and family to enjoy.
    For more information visit world-wellness-weekend.org
    Indulge in a new tasting menu

    For all the Italian food aficionados, Monno has launched a new tasting menu that thoughtfully features a five-course dinner prepared by Head Chef Federico Bartoli and his team. Priced at Dhs300 for five-courses, the menu experience includes dishes such as No 2 Dibba Bay Oysters, Mediterranean seabass, spinach sponge cake, Spaghetti alla chitarra and Sicllian pistachio mousse filled with pistachio cream. Each dish tells a unique story that can be discovered at Monno. A firm fan favourite at Monno awaits guests for the next course – made in-house and shaped by hand, the ‘ravioli al tartufo’ presents homemade ravioli with buffalo ricotta filling, drizzled with Parmigiano Reggiano fondue and veal jus, and topped with fresh truffle, so don’t forget to try it. Located at 304 Al Wasl Road, it’s open daily for lunch and dinner from 12pm until 12am.
    For more information visit monno.ae
    Book a luxurious beach getaway

    Looking for a short haul escape? The Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, stretching across 1.5 kilometers of private, pristine white sandy beaches, creates the ideal setting for a relaxing family getaway. This resort, meticulously crafted to combine elegance and comfort, invites guests on a journey of rejuvenation, providing a perfect counterbalance to life’s daily demands and challenges. With 471 rooms, suites, and villas, the resort boasts breathtaking vistas of the Arabian Gulf, Al Hajjar Mountains, and vast stretches of beautiful coastline along the Bays of Oman. Embracing various cultures, the resort also has an extensive array of dining options, including 13 diverse choices, spanning Brazilian, Italian, Asian cuisine, and a delightful kids’ menu.
    For more information visit hilton.com
    Order in

    If you’re thinking of having a lazy weekend at home and would love a cheat meal, Hammer Burgers is the place to order from. The stellar lineup of burgers will make everyone’s taste buds dance with joy including the timeless OG Burger, the Fun Guy Burger, the divine Carmel Burger, and the bold and flavorful OLD Burger. Sink your teeth into the classic Cheese Burger, unleash your hunger on the satisfying Hammer Smash, For the ultimate creamy indulgence, the milkshakes will take guests to dessert heaven. Treat yourself to the rich and decadent Oreo Milkshake. Located in Jumeirah 3 and JVC branch, this restaurant is one to try this weekend.
    For more information visit hammerburgers.com
    Beat the summer heat

    If you’re looking to beat the summer heat, Ice-creams are possibly the best option. We’re all softies for ice-cream and might always need a cheat treat occasionally. With a range of exciting flavours such as fresh Pistachio ice-creams and other vanilla flavours topped with 24kt gold carat for that premium experience, Dubai is home to a variety of exotic flavours to tantalize your tastebuds and make any meal even more exciting. So, for some delicious dessert after a meal or simply want to cool down after a long day, we’ve curated a guide of all the must-visit spots that have a plethora of delectable choices that your palate can’t simply get enough of.
    It’s brunch time

    Transport yourself to Mina Brasserie this weekend to experience its delectable The Urban Chic Brunch. Guests can savor delectable delights curated by Celebrity Chef Michael Mina, indulge in captivating cocktails, and bask in the sophisticated ambience, all while enjoying the enchanting live performances from an inimitable Jazz Duo that bring true joie de vivre to the occasion. It takes place every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm and embodies sheer elegance in a sophisticated ambience. The prices for the brunch start at Dhs320 for the soft selection, Dhs520 for the House Selection and Dhs720 for the Mina Selection.
    For more information visit minabrasserie.com
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    Sheikha Mahra and Sheikh Mana has put this Dubai café on our radar

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    by Sarah Joseph
    59 mins ago

    The newly married Royal couple are slowly making their rounds in Dubai and visiting some of the most exciting spots in the city.
    After Sheikha Her Highness Sheikha Mahra Al Maktoum and her husband Sheikh Mana Al Maktoum got married in April 2023, they are showing their followers what activities to try and where to visit in the emirate.
    By adding another café to our radar, on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, the Royals visited Novikov Café in The Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue, a Mediterranean Brasserie known for its gastronomic experience and warm ambience.

    Home to a variety of delectable desserts such as their carrot cake with a twist, berry tart, the classic French toast, flaky croissants and more. Additionally, Guests can savour other mouthwatering dishes such the Beef Fillet complemented by potatoes with mushroom sauce, sea bass, the flavourful Strozzapreti and a myriad of other dishes crafted to perfection.

    So, if you’re on the lookout of where to visit next, you can even take inspiration from the Royals for your next breakfast or lunch outing.
    When did the couple get married?
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s daughter Sheikha Mahra got engaged to Sheikh Mana Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Mana Al Maktoum in March. On April 5 2023, both Sheikha Mahra and Sheikh Mana shared that they celebrated their Katb Al-Kitaab — the official marriage ceremony and signing of the marriage contract through social media. Her husband, Sheikh Mana Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Mana Al Maktoum has served a year in the UAE Armed Forces-National Service. Currently, he is pursuing a degree in Security and Risk Management from the American University in the Emirates.
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    Feel like a Royal at these luxe Sheikh Hamdan-approved restaurants in Dubai

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    by Sarah Joseph
    13 mins ago

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    When it comes to knowing the best restaurants to dine at in Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum always knows best.
    No stranger to Dubai’s foodie scene, when it comes to dining at the city’s fine-dining spots, Fazza knows best. From alfresco havens to new speakeasies, Dubai’s Crown Prince has paid a visit to a myriad of restaurants, to ensure he’s always on top of the food game.
    From sophisticated alfresco havens to all the authentic food choices, this royal is regularly seen dining out at some of the best F&B concepts Dubai has to offer.
    If you’re in need of some inspiration on where to dine next, Emirates Woman has curated a list of all the sophisticated restaurants that have received Sheikh Hamdan’s stamp of approval.
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    The ultimate editor-approved guide to Dubai’s Wasl 51

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    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    Bringing you all the best hotspots in Dubai, our editor-approved guide to another bustling community is back. This time featuring Wasl 51.
    From all the quaint eateries to an upcoming workout hub, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the activities to try out on your next visit.
    Restaurants & Cafés
    BLK Cab Coffee

    Homegrown in Dubai, BLK Cab Coffee has five locations across the emirate, one of them being in the heart of Wasl 51. As the name would suggest, the coffee chain is inspired by the black cabs of London. The coffee spot is the ideal place to meet for a quick work meeting or to see friends over a nice brew on the weekends.
    Brunch & Cake

    Created with love, Brunch & Cake believes in delivering each dish with the best possible ingredients. From zucchini pancakes to delicious French toast, the restaurant was created to push the boundaries of F&B in Dubai. Bringing grandma’s goodness to the table, the restaurant offers a perfect mix of healthy, wholesome and visually appealing items on the menu. Located at Wasl 51, ground floor, it’s open daily from 8am to 10pm.
    For more information visit brunchandcake.com
    Lana Lusa

    With Portuguese roots, the restaurant revives the neighbourhood soul of old southern Europe. By working in an open kitchen, the chefs create a series of mouth-watering dishes ranging from salted cod to grilled chicken. For a secluding and calming environment, this restaurant is an ideal place to leave the relentless pace of city outside. If you want a quick bite or a candlelit dinner, this restaurant has it all. Located in Plaza 1, Al Wasl road, it’s open on weekdays from 8am to 12am and on weekends from 9am to 12am.
    For more information visit lanalusa.com
    Milk Bar

    After starting as a family-owned, home-based dessert shop, this café provided a comfortable and trendy atmosphere with milk as its main ingredient. The urban environment focuses on bringing people together with lovingly prepared sweets accompanied with a cup of specialty coffee for the ultimate treat. Located in Shop 19, Wasl 51, It’s open from Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm.
    For more information visit milkbar.ae
    Saya Brasserie

    This cosy concept has an array of delicious dishes in an Instagrammable setting. From Moroccan hummus to custom desserts, this restaurant provides the highest quality in everything served. Whether an enjoyable lunch or a romantic dinner, this restaurant has become an oasis of the sweet and desired. Located in Wasl 51, it’s open from 9am to 1am.
    For more information visit sayacafe.ae
    La Fabbrica Italiana

    This restaurant brings an exciting new side of Italy to Dubai. Based on a piece of Focaccia, this 2000-year-old Italian tradition is served with a modern touch at this haven. By serving history, the love of food, culture and customer is all combined together under one roof. From Burrata’s to Tiramisu, La Fabbrica is considered a foodie’s time machine with every bite of its heritage served on a plate.
    For more information visit lafabbricaitaliana.com
    Orfali Bros Bistro

    By pushing the boundaries of cooking, Orfali Bros allows guests to discover new flavours to Dubai’s food scene. By invoking a sense of creativity, pride and joy at the kitchen, the chefs bring their experience to the table with an avant-garde flair. Enhanced with an element of multiculturalism, the restaurant has evolved into a work of gastronomical art. It’s open from Sunday to Saturday 12pm to 12am.
    For more information visit orfalibros.com
    Salons
    The Lash Show

    Your eyes have the power to change your complete look and the lash show believes the same. It’s the first-ever concept beauty salon & café in the region. This one-stop shop for your lash and nail needs offers its clients an array of innovative techniques to leave them feeling flawless. With this salon truly being love at first blink, guests have the option to choose from various mocktails as their session takes place. It’s open daily from 11am to 9pm except for Tuesdays.
    For more information visit thelashshow.ae
    Fitness
    51 Gym

    This one-stop shop fitness centre lets everyone discover their potential with all the state-of-the-art fitness equipment and premium amenities. With classes ranging from boxing, TRX, HIIT, yoga, Reformer and Pilates, guests will surely come back for more. Whether you’re a beginner or a fitness fanatic, this gym has enough sessions and expert levels to best suit your needs. Located in Plaza 1 Entrance, it’s open on weekdays from 6am to 10pm and at weekends from 8am to 8pm.
    For more information visit 51gym.ae
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    10 nature-fuelled cafés to unwind in Dubai

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    by Sarah Joseph
    4 hours ago

    Immerse yourself in nature for a midweek city life escape.
    To take a break from the hustle and bustle, Dubai is home to a myriad of green cafes that will most definitely transport you to the suburbs.
    For a botanical-themed afternoon, the emirate is never short of nature-fuelled cafés to experience with your loved ones and go for a coffee break or even a refresh.
    If you’re in need of inspiration, scroll through our guide of idyllic cafés to visit ASAP.
    Seven Seeds

    With an Instagram-worthy outdoor setting, this picturesque café promises a nature-driven experience as visitors can dine in the luscious expansive area. From fresh salads to a delectable array of desserts, this venue is one of the most popular cafés with a host of dishes to try. Located in the heart of Jumeirah 1, this café is open from Monday to Thursday 7am to 11pm and Friday to Sunday 7am to 12am.
    For more information visit 7seeds.ae
    SEVA

    SEVA has been a trailblazer in the region as the first 100 percent plant-based, gluten-free, cane-sugar-free, and GMO-free venue. While you may come for the delicious, healthy and environmentally conscious food and beverage options, you’ll stay for the secluded and laid-back vibes. This place embodies a Sunday morning feeling with its casual, healthy, and holistic approach to dining. The spaces always make it a great place to decompress with a meal away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai. To fully immerse in nature, the venue promises other mindfulness sessions such as sound healing, yoga and more.
    For more information visit sevaexperience.com
    Comptoir 102

    This award-winning ethical concept offers conscious choices with ingredients sourced from local organic farms, serving delicious food while promoting sustainability. From homemade nut milk to its famous smoothies, there’s enough and more for everyone who visits. The hero dish is the Plant-Based Bunless Burger, which is sure to tingle your taste buds. It’s located on Jumeirah Beach Road and is open daily from 8am to 10pm.
    Maisan 15

    This secret oasis lies expands beyond a café with its hidden library perfect for a getaway. With impeccable customer service and a courtyard experience, this one-of-a-kind space lies in a secluded spot for visitors to unwind. With fresh foliage and a fountain inside a bath, this peaceful area, is exactly where to visit during the cooler months. From sakshouka to other classic dishes such as avocado on toast, this space promises a booth-style dining experience with an artistic touch. Located in Al Barsha South, it’s open daily from 8am to 11pm.
    The Farm

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    At this oasis of calm with a botanical waterside backdrop, guests can enjoy a range of culinary flavours from the Mediterranean to Middle Eastern as The Farm serves high-quality foods with an ambience for you to take in with friends and family, in a relaxed and tranquil setting making it the perfect place to enjoy breakfast amid nature. It’s open from Sunday to Thursday 8am to 10:30 pm and Friday and Saturday 7:30am to 10:30pm at Al Barari.
    For more information visit thefarmdubai.ae
    Amongst Few

    This Dubai-based space echoes minimal hues and textures with both an outdoor area for relaxing and an indoor for working from. By using simple materials such as natural wood, steel counters and lots of plants, this café also serves organic fair-trade coffee and fresh seasonal dishes to match the standards. With refreshing raw finishes, one can’t help but notice how seamlessly the café blends with creative space. Located in Villa 3 on Al Wasl Road, Palm Strip and Jumeirah Beach Road, it’s open daily from 9am to 9pm.
    For more information visit amongstfewcafe.com
    Roseleaf Café

    For homemade goodness, this independent café ensures locally roasted coffee and other carefully prepared dishes in this sanctuary. With fresh quality ingredients and green space, guests can experience the warmth of the venue and feel at home. This café is located in two prime venues in Al Quoz and Emirates Golf Club and it’s open daily from 8am to 8pm.
    For more information visit roseleafcafe.com
    NETTE

    Situated in the heart of Dubai’s premium boutique padel club, this urban sanctuary brings the perfect blend of Japanese with Parisian. Surrounded by a padel court and yoga studio, this culinary space is a home for must-try wellness activities. With a wholesome menu, the café serves both iced and hot matcha with an array of alternative milk choices to choose from. Located inside MATCHA Club, Al Quoz, it’s open daily 8am to 10pm.
    For more information visit matcha-club.ae
    The 100 Café

    Founded by Asma Hilal Lootah opened the first fully certified health clinic and wellness centre – The Hundred Wellness Centre – in the country in 2008. Surrounded by natural greenery, this lush destination promises a holistic approach to living. This tranquil space promises healthy dishes and nutritious comfort food in a serene location. Located in Jumeirah 1, the centre is open from Saturday through Thursday, 7am to 8pm.
    For more information visit thehundred.ae
    Harvest & Co.

    This farm-to-table concept is situated in the heart of Dubai Garden Centre giving visitors the ultimate botanical retreat. This rustic-meets-modern greenhouse restaurant ensures an urban retreat for all those who visit with its fresh produce and an industrial palette for the complete experience. With signature roast coffee and other wholesome dishes, this homegrown experience, promises a homely atmosphere. Located in Al Quoz, it’s open daily from 8am to 6:30pm.
    For more information visit eatx.com
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