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    11 exciting things to do in the UAE this weekend

    Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE – May 26 to May 28, 2023.
    Revamp your beauty routine

    For a whole new beauty experience, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has opened its doors to an exclusive pop-up, the YSL Beauty Zone, located amongst Dubai Mall’s Star Atrium. The brand is set to transform this space into a 64 square-meter beauty haven, that will interweave beauty, music, culture, dance, technology, and more. Over a period of twelve days, until the 4th of June, shoppers can immerse themselves in a disruptive multi-sensory retail experience reflecting YSL Beauty’s empowered and luxury-cool identity. Breaking away from the molds of traditional retail, the pop-up will include live DJ sets from renowned, Dubai-based DJs and surprise dance performances throughout the week. This space pushes the boundaries of experiences complete with photo opportunities and customized interactive games. hoppers can strike a pose in front of the 360-degree camera or infinity mirror, and create cool photo content to share on social media or with friends.
    Experience a spa day

    This summer ME Dubai is offering an exquisite spa day. Guests can pick from a trio of packages which includes the Summer Glow, a 45-minute Bamboo Scrub followed by a 45-minute purifying facial designed to revitalize and restore your youthful radiance. The A New Me package features a 60-minute massage and a 30-minute Invigorating Salt Scrub that will leave guests feeling revived and refreshed and the Wrapped Up; where guests can decompress with a 45-minute Marine Body Wrap and a 45-minute Foot Reflexology, ensuring they’re ready to take on the world. Each package will be accompanied with complimentary access to the pristine, sauna and gym all for Dhs399 along with an exclusive gift from ME when purchasing products from Voya or Carol Joy London products worth Dhs799.
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    Try this new menu

    Selected by the MICHELIN Guide in both 2022 and 2023, CÉ LA VI Dubai has opened its doors with the launch of its newest menu addition, featuring an unforgettable sushi and robata dining experience. With unique culinary twists, led by Chef Howard KO, this handcrafted menu showcases a delectable new menu with dishes such as the Whole Grilled Branzino, Roasted Rock Lobster Tail, Grilled Red Mullet and sushi platters starting from Dhs195. With unparelled views, guests can experience this multi-award winning venue situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai at Address Sky View Hotel, Tower 2. The restaurant is open daily for all-day dining from 12pm to 3am.
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    Book a fine-dining experience

    Guests can embark on a culinary journey at the newly opened Ling Ling at Atlantis the Royal. Situated on the 23rd floor, this ultra-lounge club and outdoor dining spots offers a series of delectable dishes such as Lobster Maki Sushi Rolls, Australian Lobster Pad Thai and more. Whether you’re indulging in cocktails or not, Ling Ling is known for its intriguing drinks menu, that’s designed to complement the menu. The menu reinterprets Japan’s bustling izakaya scene that pairs craft spirits with small plates and balances it with Cantonese and other cultures’ cuisine. With 180-degree panoramic views of the Palm, Dubai’s captivating skyline is captured. The restaurant is open daily from 6pm until 1am.
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    Visit this bohemian beach club

    This chic venue is all set to emulate the luxe elements of Tulum with its sandy shores. With refined interiors, this bespoke culinary experience will bring the best of what Dubai has to offer with its neutral colour palette and mouth-watering host of dishes. Be it homemade pizza or fresh salads, there’s enough and more to try at this blissful haven. It’s open from 10am until 1am on weekdays and 10am to 2pm on weekends.
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    Attend a luxury watchmaking workshop

    Running from May 24 to 27, 2023, the luxury Swiss watchmaking brand Vacheron Constantin has chosen Abu Dhabi to host the first discovery of its 2023 novelties launched at Watches and Wonders in the Middle East. Discover a unique and interactive experience highlighting the Maison’s heritage, craftsmanship and technical brilliance at Zayed Heritage Center, Majlis Nahr Al Hayat. Guests can take a closer look at the exclusive timepieces crafted exclusively for the Middle East while watch connoisseurs and enthusiasts can get a chance to deep dive into the world of timekeeping with the Watchmaking and Enamelling workshops.
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    Unwind at this bar

    The revolutionary cocktail bar concept, Salmon Guru is celebrating its first-year anniversary on May 27, 2023. By pushing the boundaries in Dubai’s cocktail scene, from May 28 to 31, guests can indulge in a unique and bespoke creation crafted by the masterful hands of Diego Cabrera. With access to exclusive creations, guests must say the words “Against the current” to the bartenders and can savour this exclusive beverage after. Additionally, only on May 28th, guests can witness Cabrera’s magic firsthand during his guest shift. Cabrera’s exceptional expertise and his signature flair for whimsy will be on full display, as he shares his passion for the art of mixology with his fans in Dubai. Located at The Opus by Omniyat, Business Bay, this must-visit destination is open daily for lunch from 12:30pm to 4pm and for dinner from 5pm to 2am.
    See Black Coffee live

    Get ready for the most thrilling outdoor event of the year as WHITE Dubai, presents its first-ever outdoor event. Prepare to be captivated by the state-of-the-art production at the stunning open-air rooftop space, WHITE Dubai. Headlining the night is none other than the legendary deck selecta, Grammy Award-winning sensation, Black Coffee. Mark your calendars for Friday, May 26 at Dubai Harbour, as this unparalleled event promises an unforgettable experience like no other. Limited tickets are available for this extraordinary event, so don’t miss your chance to be part of history. Secure your spot now by purchasing tickets on Virgin’s or the Platinum list website. Doors for the concert open from 6pm, with third-release tickets priced at Dhs300 for females and Dhs400 for males.
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    Savour some Spanish cuisine

    the UAE’s award-winning Spanish restaurant has expanded its menu with eight exciting new dishes and a selection of unique cocktails. From fresh salads to succulent meat dishes, the new menu features an array of tantalizing flavors catering to every guest’s taste. A vegetarian-friendly option, the fresh Ensalada de Tomate, Naranja y Jugo de Olivas features juicy tomatoes, sweet oranges, and a flavorful olive juice dressing. Another delicious addition to the menu includes the Burrata, Higos & Jamón Ibérico, a combination of creamy burrata cheese, sweet figs, and savory Iberico ham. Located at TRYP by Wyndham Barsha Heights, Lola Taberna welcomes guests to a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Lola Taberna Espanola’s new menu items are available now for dine-in and delivery on Deliveroo. The restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday 1pm to 1am and Friday and Saturday 1am to 2am.
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    Book a brunch in Abu Dhabi

    The world’s first Warner Bros-themed hotel is welcoming guests in Abu Dhabi to visit the all-new brunch at The Director’s Club. Upon arrival, diners will be greeted with a tower of bubbly, and once seated, will be served a selection of sharing-style appetizers, including The Director’s Club signature beef tartare, burrata, truffle mac and cheese croquettes and other classic dishes. All dishes can be complemented by the restaurant’s classic cocktails. With live entertainment and the finest beverages, guests can spend their Saturday in style. Priced at Dhs275 for soft beverages, Dhs375 for premium beverages and Dhs475 for bubbly and takes place every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. Additionally, all guests registered in the room will have access to 1 Yas Island Theme Park per night of stay – Sea World, Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
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    Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings

    The Cake Boutique by Waldorf Astoria DIFC announced the exciting news of the launch of their “Petit” cakes. Following their renowned 8 signature flavours of their bespoke luxury cakes, introducing their smaller, or “petit” cakes will satisfy the cravings of all dessert enthusiasts. The cakes may be small but each cake preserves the essence of each flavour, artistry, and attention that goes into each cake following a client’s design request. Each petit cake is elegantly packaged by The Cake Boutique and serves five individuals, making it a perfect gift for any occasion. Prics start at Dhs250 for these cakes and can be purchased from the website.
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    11 fabulous activities to do in Dubai this weekend

    Your ultimate weekend guide in Dubai, May 18 to May 20, 2023.
    Witness a cabaret show

    Head to Andalucia at Al Habtoor Polo Resort for its all-new Dinner Show. The Dinner Show brings the latest cabaret entertainment to Dubai, complete with international talent. It will feature some of the top artists of this region so you’ll be in for a night packed with a range of dazzling performances. the cabaret is the perfect opportunity to catch different shows and experience the emirate’s unforgettable nightlife. The curtains open with Rocking Opera with West End talent Aaron Pryce-Lewis and Glain Rhys, who have performed in Les Miserables and Phantom of The Opera respectively. Expect an electrifying evening with special appearances from local talents such as Ryan Gibb and Timi Ridgway. The performance will be held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 at 7.30pm. The evening is inclusive of dinner and drinks, starting from Dhs450 per person. If you’re feeling fancy, turn the evening into a staycation with packages starting at Dhs699 for two. The staycation package includes an overnight stay, breakfast at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant and two tickets to the show.
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    Indulge in some self-care

    AWAY Spa now offers new treatments on its menu, which we think would be of great interest to your readers. One of the exciting new treatments is cupping therapy, an ancient technique that is common in the GCC region. These new treatments aim to provide a holistic and rejuvenating experience that helps guests unwind after a busy week. Enjoy a spa day-cation at W Dubai–The Palm with access to everything you need to pause and unwind. Sink into a 60-minute massage at AWAY Spa – select between Detox, De-stress, Go Deep and Reset. Satisfy post-treatment cravings with a choice of one main course and one non-alcoholic beverage at Wetdeck along with complimentary access to WET, the beach, gym and indoor squash courts daily from 10am to 10pm for Dhs599.
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    For the coffee lovers
    A unique pop-up known as Coffee District has launched at City Centre Mirdif. In order to see more local names, the dedicated space will be taken over by a local coffee concept every three to four months. This season, RAIN at Coffee District showcases a brand-new experience for coffee connoisseurs. From espressos to flat whites, customers can choose their favourite coffee. Designed with chic wooden interiors, this concept is a must-visit. To complement the beverages visitors can indulge in a host of sweet treats varying from fluffy cheesecakes, baked goodies, pistachio shakes and more.
    Book a laser facial

    Take your facials one step further with The Skin Laundry. As one of the leading skin clinics in not only the region, but the world, Skin Laundry upholds high standards of natural, clean beauty with its signature and professional equipment, staff and and skills. Skin Laundry taps into advanced technology by using medical-grade lasers to rejuvenate the skin cells, boost collagen production, and improve tone/texture for some of the most transformative results you could ever see. They offer 15-minute laser facials that focus on many skincare concerns. Their famous Signature Laser Facial which is safe for all skin types uses ND:YAG laser which is one of the deepest-reaching lasers on the market. Located in Marina and DIFC, this clinic is a must-visit.
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    Unwind at this new lunch spot

    If you’re looking for a great spot to grab lunch and unwind on the weekend, look no further than Dubai’s newest Mediterranean haven, Meda Tapas + Bar. Situated in the heart of the city, Meda opens doors to a unique Mediterranean journey, co-created by acclaimed Chefs Mario Fico and Vincenzo Nigro. Inspired by the crossroads of culture and cuisine across the Mediterranean, Meda celebrates the iconic Med spirit with a contemporary take on the flavours of Spain, Italy, and Greece. Located at Taj Dubai, Business Bay, this restaurant is open from 12pm to 12am.
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    Escape for a pampering day

    For a minication, Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre invites guests to feel sun-kissed, pampered and spoilt with their newest offering, Sky Bliss. On the stylish hotel’s rooftop terrace, a refreshing and snap-worthy glass pool awaits to make the summer heat a non-factor. Footsteps away, masterful massages are delivered at The Pearl Spa and Wellness to a backdrop starring Burj Khalifa, creating a sense of inertia in the heart of the bustling city. Spa time, cool dips plus skyline views equal Sky Bliss. Priced at Dhs600, visitors can laze away in the sun and unwind with a 60-minute massage with Dhs150 to spend on comforting bites and a refreshing beverage. Available throughout summer, this package requires advanced booking.
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    Experience a fine-dining meal

    Having recently opened its doors, CouCou Dubai has already caused a sensational stir in the Dubai social scene. This stunning rooftop is situated 52 floors high above The Palm, and promises an unforgettable experience with its scintillating views. With Mediterranean-inspired dishes and a myriad of innovative cocktails, visitors can unwind and celebrate any special occasion be it a birthday or simply a romantic date. Expect dancing, plenty of socializing and cocktail sampling. The night is long at at CouCou, promising an immersive nocturnal experience with striking interiors and hospitable staff. Located at St. Regis, Palm Jumeirah it’s open daily from 8pm to 2am.
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    Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings

    Krema is redefining what it means to create and enjoy delicious desserts with tastes that are reminiscent of European culinary traditions. Offering a range of distinctive flavours all their own, Krema’s mouthwatering Raspberry Madeleine cake celebrates the beauty of life, it’s Mango Passion Madeleine offers a taste of heaven, while Basbosa Pistachio is a true delight to the senses. With several other incredible flavours, including two classics from its sister concept TwoatSymphony represented in a new look: Honey Pudding and San Sebastian, Krema’s customers can receive their orders within two hours anywhere in Dubai. Passionate about designing desserts, Krema brings a new level of culinary skill and creativity that sets it head and shoulders above the rest in Dubai’s dessert scene. Co-led by Joseph El Hajj Corporate Chef and Hassan Salam Executive Pastry Chef from Alabbar Enterprises. Orders can be placed via ChatFood, Talabat, and Deliveroo to be delivered in 2 hours. Krema is also available for pick-up at @twoatsymphony at Dubai Mall.
    Enjoy a sensorial fine-dining experience

    Dream Dubai, the city’s famed dining show venue located in The Address Beach Resort, is expected to debut yet another season, named “The Wild Side. Season 4 of Dream Dubai revolves around a profound transformation as the resident artists emerge from their chrysalis and metamorphose into the untamed side of nature. Animalistic motions, a burst of colour, extravagant graphics, and alluring performances will bring the stage to life, delivering an experience like no other. Guests may expect to be captured by the enigmatic presence of the forest as the raw beauty of nature takes centre stage in an exciting and awe-inspiring theatrical show. Dream is open from Wednesday to Sundays 8pm until late.
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    Savour an early dinner

    For those who like to have an early dinner, EKAI, an innovative restro-bar and lounge is excited to announce the launch a three-course set menu along with a beverage for Dhs109. Visitors can embark on a culinary journey with a host of international flavours from Hawaii, Japan, Greece and Europe with dishes such as Josper Roast Beef, Beef Tartar, Feta Whipped Piquante and more. As a testatment to DIFC, this world-class experience is a must try this weekend. Located in Burj Damam Building, DIFC, it’s open from Monday to Friday 11am to 3am, Saturday 12pm to 3am and Sunday 5pm to 3am with the early dinner set menu taking place from 6pm to 8pm.
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    Indulge in a Sunday roast

    With some classic hits, One Life Kitchen & Café situated in the heart of Dubai Design District has launched The Listening Room. One Life will be serving a cracking roast with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, lashings of gravy and more. The weekly event will continue to bring together the community, who can tuck into a tasty roast, while vibing to the chilled tunes of resident DJ’s Z.N.Di and BoAndMo playing soul, funk and jazz on vinyl records. Aditionally, One Life runs a happy hour on weekdays from 5pm-8pm and full days on Friday, Saturday & Sunday with 30 percent off the full bar. It takes place every Sunday from 12pm to 6pm and is priced at Dhs125 per person.
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    A new homegrown dining haven BohoX now opens its doors in the heart of Dubai


    by Team Emirates Woman
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    IN PARTNERSHIP: There’s no dearth of delectable eateries in Dubai, the latest to join the list is BohoX—a homegrown cafe centrally located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

    Rooted within the foundation of community and creativity—the two-storey cafe boasts a modern and welcoming aesthetic. The interiors are infused with botanical energy, featuring verdant plants that will make for the perfect Instagram backdrop. With an earthy palette, natural elements and wooden interiors, the BohoX cafe is a little oasis in the bustling city. Offering both indoor and al fresco dining options, diners get to enjoy their preferred seating arrangements according to the weather.

    The expansive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu at BohoX has something for everyone. Even for those who are always on the hunt for something clean, there’s a variety of vegan and healthy dishes, which includes nutritious salads and detox juices. To satiate your mid-meal hunger, you can also treat yourself to their in-house, freshly baked pastries and cakes.

    In an attempt to support the local artisans, the whole menu is crafted from locally sourced ingredients. The coffee culture at BohoX, especially champions this ideology—each time you get your coffee fix, you will be supporting the local roasters who source their beans directly from the farmers.

    BohoX is the latest opening from Gastronaut, a food and beverage group specialising in hospitality. The group is currently responsible for creating and managing brands, with their portfolio currently including Trove at The Dubai Mall, amongst others.
    Located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, this restaurant is open daily from 10am to midnight.
    For further details, contact the PR Marketing Manager, Gökhan Girmez at
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