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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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    Istituto Marangoni and GFX launch a large-scale clothing swap in UAE


    by Ruman Baig
    46 mins ago

    Istituto Marangoni Dubai and Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) have come together to organize a clothing swap in the region.
    The idea behind this initiative is to attract students and consumers through the act of swapping clothing — which promotes sustainability and circularity through actions and not just mere words. The event will take place on May 4, between 4pm to 7.30pm at Istituto Marangoni, Dubai.
    The clothing swap project is a clever way of addressing the fashion industry’s sustainability issues. Through the act of swapping clothes, the participants can reduce their carbon foot print and make a contribution towards a more eco-conscious future.

    There’s no denying of the fact that the fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to environmental pollution and waste — it is not just essential but imperative to take collective action towards a more mindful future. This project will give the attendees an opportunity to come together and make a meaningful impact.
    To make the evening even more constructive, there will be a panel discussion led by Journalist and Author, Sujata Assomull, including Elena Marinoni, Director of Education at Istituto Marangoni Dubai, Florence Bulte, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chalhoub Group and GFX founder Patrick Duffy. The discussion will shed light on sustainable fashion and the importance of circular economy. Attendees can also participate in customization stations where they can learn how to “re-value” gently used items, and a photo booth where swap-goers can be photographed in their new looks.
    “The clothing swap project is a perfect example of how we can come together and take collective action towards sustainability. It is exciting to see institutions like Istituto Marangoni Dubai take a leadership role in promoting sustainable fashion practices, and we are thrilled to partner with them on this project,” shared Patrick Duffy, founder of Global Fashion Exchange.
    Join Istituto Marangoni Dubai and Global Fashion Exchange on 4th May at the Istituto Marangoni Campus located in DIFC Gate Village 8, and be part of this innovative initiative.
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    17 apps women living in the UAE need to download on their phones ASAP

    With our lives condensed into the palm of our hands on our phones nowadays, it’s essential to have all the necessary apps you need.
    From getting quick grocery deliveries to staying up-to-date with the latest trends, to ensuring you can get the best deals to experience life in Dubai, here’s 17 apps every woman living in the UAE needs to have on their phone.

    As the ‘definitive home of luxury’ for the Middle East, you can find the best local and international brands on the Ounass app. In Dubai there’s two-hour delivery available, meaning you can get that new outfit for a weekend brunch in the blink of an eye.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    Bloomingdale’s Middle East recently launched a new iOS app for the region, meaning you can shop right on your phone for all the latest new buys. Not only will shoppers have access to the most sought-after brands at their fingertips, but the delivery time for pieces will be minimal. For those based in the UAE, same-day delivery will be available and for Kuwait and Saudi, express shipping is available.
    You can download the app on the iOS store.

    This hassle-free app is your one-stop-shop solution for all provides all your needs as you ride, order food and more around the UAE.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.
    Microsoft Teams

    With the world adapting to the new work-from-home measures, the best way to stay connected to your team is through this all-encompassing app where members can chat, collaborate, share documents professionally and video call. Designed for hybrid working, this app lets company members connect from any part of the world making it easier to coordinate any upcoming project or assignment.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.
    Level Shoes

    If you’re a shoe lover, this app is for you. This one-stop-shop haven gives you access to all the latest accessories all from the comfort of your home or even if you’re on the go, In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, this month Level Shoes will release a host of exclusive pieces from your favorite designer brands to get your hands on.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    This online food ordering company ensures prompt service for all your needs, From restaurant deals to medicine delivered to your doorstep, this app connects customers to hundreds of restaurants and shops nearby making each service accessible without any added hassle. With the T-mart service on the app, customers are guaranteed fresh grocery deliveries in under 20 minutes without the need to physically visit any grocery store.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    This award-winning app allows residents to top up their metro Nol card, renew their license, top up for parking and renew any car service. This smart app is designed to allow users to chat with RTA agents for any questions pertaining to safe driving measures. Users can also calculate their Green points according to the public transportation services used to keep an eye on the money, time and carbon dioxide emissions saved.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    After paving its way in Dubai, the British food delivery company seamlessly delivers groceries, takeaways and event floral arrangements right to your doorstep. With an integrated delivery network, meets all your food needs with a plethora of restaurants including fine-dining options.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    To enjoy the best of what Dubai has to offer you need to ensure you download the UAE rewards app Viya. Think of the platform as your VIP access to around 100 city’s top restaurants and bars as well as sporting experiences, exclusive spa days and rounds of golf on Dubai’s leading courses. Sunseekers will love exclusive access to hotel pools and beaches by booking day pass via the app. The format is simple and works on a two-way loyalty system. For every Dhs10 you spend at a Viya partner, the app will reward you with Dhs1 that can eventually add up and go towards an unforgettable experience. In addition, you will enjoy savings on every purchase via the app. Your five-star access awaits from only Dhs1,375 for three months.

    Get your groceries from your trusted local supermarkets on InstaShop at the same in-store prices with a 45 minute average delivery depending on your location. You need to simply download the app, sit back and the experts on this platform will handle the rest.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.
    The Entertainer

    This money-saving app is packed with numerous one for two offers along with 25 per cent off at some major outlets, be it restaurants, spas, shops, hotels or even activities as you experience more and pay less.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    As the Middle East’s largest online fashion site, the Namshi app is a must-have to get all the best and latest pieces at a reasonable price. With over 500 brands and 10,000 items of clothes, shoes and accessories you’ll sit there browsing for hours.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    What better way to listen to all the songs and podcasts you love than on one consolidated app, giving you access on any gadget whether a phone, computer or tablet. Always ready at your fingertips, you can even let Spotify surprise you with their personalised playlists which are curated especially according to your taste as you sit back and relax with the premium subscription also available for uninterrupted learning.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.
    The Dubai Mall

    As the largest shopping centre in the world, getting around The Dubai Mall can prove to be difficult if you’re new to the UAE. However, the app is your ultimate guide to helping you get around the mall to find the best shops and restaurants Dubai Mall has to offer.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    With strict worldwide travelling measures, keeping in touch with your friends can be quite the task. The Zoom app has made staying up-to-date with your loved ones easy, as with a click of a button you can all connect as frequently catch up with each other.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    For those on a busy schedule or just want an app that can take care of your washing, Washmen will be a godsend. Washmen is a simple app that takes care of your laundry with wash & fold and clean & press services. The usual turnaround time for garments is 48 to 72 hours.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

    The elevated fashion and lifestyle e-commerce brand is committed to providing round the clock service for bags, shoes and outfits. Delivered right to your doorstep, the platforms give users the best of global brands at the most accessible prices. From activewear to an exclusive selection of fragrances, shoppers can scroll to their heart’s content.
    You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.
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    The 30 Best Winter Workout Gear To Bag, RN

    If you’re looking for comfy warmth during cold-weather sessions, look no further than this winter workout gear. The pieces we’ve chosen have added warmth without that stuffy feeling, repel moisture like a toxic ex and keep you cool but comfy during early-morning runs, outdoor sessions in the wind and more.

    Sports bras

    adidas Lift Your Mind Powerreact bra

    Made for that compressive-ain’t-going-nowhere feel, this bra offers support for lifting and light runs and training sessions. Plus, with at least 60% of it made from recycled materials, you can’t go wrong.

    Asics Nagino seamless bra

    Made for low-impact workouts, this stretchy bra accommodates your movements. 50% of the materials are recycled (yay!) and there are breathable zones at the back to facilitate airflow during the sweatiest of sessions.

    Cotton On Workout training crop

    This high-support bra, made with adjustable straps for those of us with ever-changing bodies, is made to support. It’s also go an adjustable clasp and of course, moisture-wicking fabric.

    New Balance Shape Shield Printed Crop Bra

    Moisture-wicking NB DRYx technology keeps you from getting that icy sweat feel when running in the cold. It’s also uber stretchy while being lightweight and provides maximum coverage.

    ACTV8 Extreme Control Black Crop

    Made with moisture-wicking fabric, offering high support and adjustable straps, this bra will tackle jumps, direction changes and lunges with ease.


    Copenhagen Cartel Power leggings

    Copenhagen Cartel products are made from almost 80% reclaimed ocean waste and contribute to cleaning up our oceans. They’re breathable and don’t show through, no matter how deeply you squat. Bonus: pockets included, people!

    Kheper VPOP tights

    We LOVE a local brand and these cute tights can take you from the gym straight to the party. Plus, they’re odour-resistant, which is super helpful when it comes to those rank sweaty smells. Plus, they’re super soft.

    Mr Price Sport Elite Power Tights

    With expert detailing that elongate and shape your legs, these tights are also stretchy, so you can horse pose away in comfort while moisture-wicking fabric pulls sweat away from the body, to keep you dry. Bonus: pockets!

    Reebok Lux Perform High-Rise Tights

    These compression tights, with high waistband, will have you feeling secure as you power through HIIT workouts. Mesh panels at the back create more breathability, plus there’s odour-repelling tech so your gear doesn’t smell awful.

    Under Armour Outrun the cold tight II 9

    Not only are these tights beautiful, they’re also teched-out. Under Armour Storm Technology provides protection from the elements, whether it be wind or rain. Moisture rolls right off of the surface, allowing you to stay dry when conditions take a turn for the worse. It also has a few pockets – score!


    adidas Lift Your Mind Training Graphic Sweatshirt

    Yes, you can train in this sweater. It’s made with moisture-wicking fabric while keeping you snug during cold sessions outdoors. Bigger sleeves create that little bit extra room to move around in.

    Mr Price Sport Crop Top

    This warm and stylish cover-up with criss-cross detailing on the hem will keep you toasty during runs and errands in the cold.

    Under Armour Outrun The Cold top

    This top won’t allow the elements in, and moisture rolls right off. It’s also kitted out with little peep-holes so you can check your smartwatch without having to roll up your sleeves. Plus, the higher neckline keeps you protected from wind and rain. What’s not to love?

    Nike Therma-FIT One

    Soft fleece is the main material used in this top but it won’t overheat you. It remains sweat-wicking while the stylish cut flatters those tights you love so much.


    Asics visibility jacket

    This jacket, made from lightweight fabric, protects you from the elements, while mesh under the arm area keeps you cool and sweat-free. Front pockets are also clutch for storing the essentials.

    Burnt Aspen Lightweight Jacket

    Lightweight but warm, this stunning pullover does away with wind and rain on your top half. The high collar with a rounded hoodie and a quarter lightweight zip allows you to adjust the warmth. Plus: pockets for the essentials.

    K-Way Cascade Waterproof Rain jacket

    Think of this jacket as the shell protecting you from the elements. Its high neckline keeps out wind and icy droplets, plus the straps on the arms mean you can easily adjust the tightness. And you can draw the hood tighter around your face with adjustable straps.

    Nike Therma-FIT ADV Women’s Downfill Running Gilet

    This body warmer is so soft but durable and can be folded up into the side pockets for when you’re ready to layer down. Since it’s made from down feathers and finished with water-repellent fabric, you’ll stay cosy.

    ACTV8 Hyper Glide Grey Run Jacket

    With an adjustable hood, this jacket takes you from rain to windy days with ease. It’s also got reflective tech so you’re fully seen on those evening or morning runs.


    adidas X_Plrboost Shoes

    Made with a series of recycled materials, this upper features at least 50% recycled content. It’s also responsive, since it uses proprietary BOOST tech to propel you forwards and hit the ground flying.

    Under Armour Hovr Machina 3 Storm

    These shoes are made for running, with UA Storm technology treated upper that repels water without sacrificing breathability. Responsive UA HOVR™ cushioning reduces impact, returns energy & helps propel you forward. All-over reflectivity keeps you visible on low-light sessions.

    Reebok Nano X3

    Finally, a training shoe you can actually run in! An all-new Lift and Run Chassis system compresses when you lift and creates support, but when you push off to run, it gives you that extra oomph to go faster. Keep a lookout for this shoe drop; it launches on the 8th May.

    Puma ForeverRUN NITRO

    Made this stability in mind, pronators will love this shoe. An asymmetrical heel counter holds the foot in place through every stride while a firm density ankle support keeps your foot stabilised. The cushioned sole also responds to pressure, with nitrogen-injected foam designed to provide superior responsiveness.

    New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v12

    Made for both training and running, this shoe does it all. Part of the shoe is made with renewable resources to reduce the carbon impact while the sole spreads pressure evenly throughout to give you superior comfort.


    Fit Gymwear Face Cover

    Icy mornings will no longer prosper over you! This breathable face cover allows you to breathe while taking out the sting of cold air whipping your face.

    Cotton On Active Drink bottle

    Stainless steel keeps our coffee hot for post-run drinks while this fun colour matches your outfit nicely. You can’t go wrong with a spill-proof built-in straw, either.

    Cotton On Active Crossbody Bag

    Adjustable straps mean you can wear this as a fanny pack during your runs and then convert it into a chic crossbody bag for running errands. There are pockets galore for storing your phone, cards, keys and anything else.

    Old Khaki Aztec Multi-Scarf

    Cold no more! This multi-scarf can be worn over your arms, legs or neck for added comfort on long, chilly hikes, boot camps and runs.

    Burnt Activewear Daily Crew Socks

    Reviewers say it feels like you’re walking on clouds and they’re just so aesthetically pleasing over a pair of tights and your fave sneakers.

    Mr Price Sport Reflective Arm Warmer

    Wear these under your top for added warmth and layer down when you get warm enough. They’re breathable and light without feeling like there’s a boa constrictor on your arm.

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    10 activities to do over the long Eid Al-Fitr weekend in the UAE

    The ultimate weekend guide in the UAE, April 19 to April 24, 2023.
    Put self-care first

    Experience a host of relaxing treatments at the newly opened Saray Spa at Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah. The resort’s opulent Middle Eastern-inspired spa welcomes visitors and residents to seek relaxation and refuge within its stunning surrounds, transporting them worlds away from the lively Palm West Beach. Reflective of Dubai, this haven seamlessly offers timeless remedies alongside technologically advanced treatments, each designed to nourish, relax, and revive. The extensive facilities include dry saunas, steamrooms, Jacuzzis and an elegant hammam, with three individual tables crafted from traditional Carrara marble; perfect as an individual treatment, or enjoying as an exceptional communal space to share with friends, family or loved ones. To unwind prior to any treatment, the relaxation room offers plush sofas, low lighting, and a warm colour palette of earth tones for pre-treatment meditation. From Theragun Recovery Massage to the Desert Sand Hammam treatment.
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    For the art connoisseurs

    The famous Opera Gallery has now opened a new location at Atlantis The Royal. Showcasing a series of contemporary artists, each of them pay homage to the Middle East and visitors and residents will have access to this. The gallery will have its own dedicated exhibition programming, featuring works by artists such as Georges Braque, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Bernard Buffet, Pablo Picasso, Yayoi Kusama, Niki de Saint Phalle, Georg Baselitz, Pierre Soulages, and more. In addition to its exhibitions and upscale activations, Opera Gallery will curate public areas of the resort. As its 16th location, this gallery promises an unforgettable experience for art lovers.
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    Indulge in some sweet treats

    Dubai’s highly acclaimed homegrown concept Parker’s has revealed a dramatic rebrand in Dubai Mall. The enchanting new restaurant is a tranquil retreat from the bustling city, inspired by a charming Parisian Park but with touches of Mr. Parker’s playfulness. The whimsical interior infuses the space with a sense of wonder and imagination, creating a dreamlike ambiance. The exquisite hand-painted cloudscape ceiling is a breathtaking feature, accompanied by murals of lush green forest, colorful blooms, and elegant birds. Upside down, mushroom-shaped wicker pendants hang suspended as though floating toward the art deco, jade floor tiles. From the truffle sando to the iconic Matilda cake, guests can savour a myriad of mouth-watering desserts crafted to perfection. Open daily from 10am to 1am, this beautiful bakery is most-definitely worth a visit this weekend.
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    Book a quick cityscape

    If you’re looking for an escape without the hassle of a long-haul flight, the newly opened Côte d’azur situated on the World Islands at The Heart of Europe is the perfect option. The high-end suites offer stunning ocean views and unparalleled services. Guests can indulge in the resort’s innovative offerings, including the world’s first underwater hotel, the first dedicated wedding hotel, the first floating and underwater living experience, the first coral institute in the region, the first dedicated 5-star family hotel, the world’s first artificial rainy streets, and world’s first outdoor snow plaza. Inspired by the vibrant playground of the rich and famous South of France, this exclusive beachfront resort features four exquisite boutique hotels, each with unique architecture and design named after famous locations on the French Riviera. With watersports and recreational activities, there’s plenty to do on the resort.
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    Unwind at this beachside brunch

    During an elevated family-friendly brunch, guests will indulge on a buffet of delectable dishes including fresh seafood platters, crisp salads, a selection of sushi rolls, meats and fish served sharing style straight from the grill. Café Nikki prepared a delectable array of desserts to ensure that the meal ended on a sweet note. Resident DJ along with soothing sounds of sax will provide the chilled soundtrack to a super-relaxing afternoon in the sun followed by complimentary pool and beach access for guests who are looking to enjoy pristine white sands and the sun setting over the Arabian Gulf. Taking place every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm, packages start at Dhs350 per person and this brunch is ready to take Nikki Beach by storm once again this weekend.
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    Savour an exquisite lunch

    This Eid, Suq Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach promises a feast unlike any other. All set to take place on April 22 and 23, guests can enjoy the lush green terrace with family and friends, while savoring the mouth-watering traditional hot and cold mezzeh, lamb ouzi, sharwarma, homemade pasta, live BBQ grills and more. To top it off, Gault & Millau UAEs pastry chef of the year 2022, Nicolas Lambert, will showcase his exceptional desserts. Taking place from 1pm to 4pm, the prices starts at Dhs455 including soft beverages and Dhs225.
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    Celebrate art and sound 
    Experience the build-up to Eid Al Fitr 2023 with Tranquillity at 360 degrees with exceptional calligraphy artist Dia Allam, accompanied by the musical brilliance of Anas Al Halabi’s Handpan Orchestra. Surround yourself with beautiful Arabic calligraphy that defines life’s different “Layers” while listening to the harmonious sounds produced by the orchestra, on April 21,2023. Guests will have the chance to walk out of the performance feeling relaxed; with a refreshed perspective on the beauty of Arabic art and a newfound appreciation for the distinctive sounds of the Handpan. Ticket prices start at Dhs180 at the the Theatre of Digital Art at Souk Madinat in Jumeirah.
    Live like a Royal
    Book a royal Suite at The H Hotel over the long weekend. Regal, decadent, and stately – the Royal Suite is the epitome of luxury in Dubai. This suite is indeed an urban palace, taking up the entire penthouse level of the hotel and spread across 1,130 sq m over two floors. Upon entering the suite via a private elevator, the first striking feature is the Royal Majlis – a decadent space centred by a giant circular sofa – large enough for 30 people to sit comfortably – and a beautiful contemporary chandelier that dominates the ceiling. The breath-taking feature of this royal penthouse suite is the double-story floor-to-ceiling corner windows that offer unparalleled panoramic views of Dubai’s old town and Sheikh Zayed Road, featuring its own private cinema.
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    Savour a Greek feast

    As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, celebrate Eid Al Fitr in true Greek fashion at OPA Dubai, for an evening filled with vibrant hospitality, delicious food, and traditional celebration rituals. As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, celebrate Eid Al Fitr in true Greek fashion at OPA Dubai, for an evening filled with vibrant hospitality, delicious food, and traditional celebration rituals. In addition to the food, guests will be entertained by traditional Greek dancing. The performers will showcase the rich cultural heritage of Greece and its influence on other Mediterranean cultures, calling for the perfect evening filled with a lively atmosphere. Located at Fairmont Dubai, this restaurant is open from 7pm until 3am.
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    Dine under the stars

    Sonara Camp is the first-ever eco-conscious desert dining destination on the outskirts of the Gold City, a bespoke dining experience to go down in the books. Select between the signature Oasis barbeque or Oasis Mexican fusion menu or opt for our other private event menu propositions- Japanese fusion, Gastronomic dinner, Oriental or vegan with menus that can be created together with the resident chef. For a magical night under the stars , guests can pay a memorable visit with their loved ones. Priced at Dhs860 per adult, this experience includes a gentle desert drive from the gate to the camp, a seasonal menu prepared by the Resident Chef , sand boarding, volleyball, soft archery, and more, a falcon show, a camel ride at the camp, a fire show and unlimited entertainment.
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    10 fabulous activities to do in Dubai this weekend

    The ultimate weekend guide in Dubai – February 17 to February 19, 2023.
    Put skincare first

    With science-backed treatments, AEON has recently opened its doors in the new Atlantis The Royal. Customers can choose from a host of treatments such as the Aquagold Facial, Morpheus8, Dermal Fillers, Botox, Profhilo, Mesotherapy, Stem Cell Facials and PRP. The clinic also offers FaceArt by Dr. Jaffer Khan himself, which is custom-designed for each patient through a detailed consultation, with a combination of both dermal Fillers and Botox. This treatment allows patients to restore volume in the under-eyes, cheeks, lips, chin and jawline. It also reduces wrinkles and restricts the overactivity of some facial muscles in order to create a lifting effect. So, book your treatment for an overall skin wellness experience.
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    Brunch alfresco

    If you’re looking for an outdoor venue to unwind, Cleo is the place this weekend. Situated at The Hyde Hotel, this Levantine-inspired restaurant has unveiled its terrace, providing guests with an immersive brunch experience with Levantine beats and cuisine that evokes crisp summer mornings on the coast by drawing inspiration from Lebanon, Syria, Greece, and Italy in a bright and airy ambiance with a view of the city. Guests can indulge in Cleo’s carefully curated grape and let the cocktail menu transport them back to the era of Cleopatra. The brunch is priced at Dhs299 per person and will be available every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.
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    Try a luxe afternoon tea

    Head to Ladurée for a quintessential afternoon tea experience, one that promises to delight all your senses. Gather your loved ones for a laid-back afternoon and soak in the charming ambience and timeless elegance of Ladurée. Explore a tasteful selection of sumptuous beverages including Ladurée Coffee, Ladurée Tea or Ladurée Hot Chocolate. Guest can choose any two types of finger sandwiches and Mini Viennoiseries from the menu. Savour the pastries such Ispahan, Passion Raspberry and Plaisir Sucres, and don’t forget to try the coward favourite Macarons from the selections. The afternoon tea experience will be available all day in all locations except for Nakheel Mall and DFC. It takes place every day from 12 noon onwards and is priced at Dhs204 for two persons.
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    Enjoy a delectable breakfast

    Catch up with your loved ones over breakfast at the new Maison Mathais situated at West Beach’s voco Dubai The Palm. Visitors can admire views of the Arabian Gulf while being treated to the smells of the on-site bakery, with traditional baguettes, homemade sourdough, and fluffy brioche burger buns. The haven also boasts traditional croissants filled with chocolate and almonds, reminiscent of those found in charming Parisian cafés. The Daily Breakfast Menu is available from 7am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday and offers a wide selection of benedicts bursting with flavours including a collection of dishes. Diners looking to satisfy their sweet tooth can try Le Moelleux Au Chocolat, a hot, soft-centered chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream.
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    Book a VIP beach club experience

    The city’s original and most iconic beach club, Nikki Beach Dubai is set to elevate its guest experience even further this winter with the addition of nine brand-new VIP Pool Cabanas. The private cabanas come with their temperature-controlled pools, relaxing daybed and green partition for a sophisticated beach club experience. Guests have the option to dine on an eclectic menu of light and fresh salads, sushi, ceviche, and grilled seafood either in the privacy of their cabana or in the elegant bar and lounge area. VIPs can also enjoy their own private area or easily venture down to the beach club pool. Renowned for its heady mix of live entertainment and energetic vibes, and set against a backdrop of Pearl Jumeira’s stunning pristine coastline. The weekend cabanas start at Dhs6,000 for up to seven guests with Dhs3,000 towards a bottle service and Dhs3,000 towards F&B.
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    Take a look at this sculpture park

    DIFC’s open-air Sculpture Park returns with an immersive art experience titled ‘Tales Under the Gate’and the park will remain open to the public until September 30, 2023. During the event, well-established galleries, such as Firetti Contemporary, AWC Gallery, Leila Heller Gallery, Opera Gallery, Oblong Gallery, Belvedere Art Space and Zieta Studio, as well as independent artists will showcase their works.
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    Give your hair the love it deserves

    Those looking for an effective treatment for smooth hair need to look no further. We Nails is now offering the hair treatment, Arknvie for silky soft texture. The product is tailored for different types of hair and can be used to straighten, or to enhance curls by eliminating frizz – it can even be used on hair extensions. The treatment penetrates the hair at a deep level, which is why it takes about 2-3 hours depending on the hair length and thickness. The original price starts from Dhs1000, depending on length & thickness with 20 percent off throughout the month of February. Hair detox is a tailormade treatment and a short consultation will be required before treatment begins to find out the desired outcome of each client. It’s located in Grand Trident Building, JBR.
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    Go for a fine-dining meal

    Josette is the latest Parisian fine-dining haven on the block. With show-stopping interiors and a selection of carefully curated dishes. The artistic director has brought together an array of burlesque stars, tap dancers, singers and more to surprise and delight guests for a 360-degree dining experience. After dark, the space transforms into Josette’s private dining room, setting the perfect scene for glamorous soirées and fabulous affairs. The menu includes Parisian classics. You can slice into tune tartare, foie gras terrine, escargot, ratatouille, soup a l’oignon, and plateau de Josette, a signature seafood platter.When it comes to the interiors, expect marble floors, mustard sofas, and mirrored columns. The restaurant is located in ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC and is open from 12pm to 3am.
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    Get your hands on the latest Emirates Woman issue

    For our cover, we are very proud to have partnered with MOUAWAD, a brand delivering a cool, innovative and exciting new take on how we visualise fine jewellery. We discuss starting cutting-edge technology with industry heavyweights Carol Hilsum, Senior Director of Product Innovation and Kelly Kowal, Chief Platform Officer at FARFETCH in An Innovative Market, we interview the Founder of DREST, Lucy Yeomans in Innovating the Luxury Fashion Space and discover what it takes to grow your TikTok account in Digital Innovation.
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    8 fabulous things to do in the UAE this weekend


    by Sarah Joseph
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    Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE – January 27 to January 29, 2023.
    Put self-care first

    Stretch it out at Dubai’s popular beach haven Koko Bay, with an hour-long yoga session, in partnership with lululemon, led by expert practitioner Wellness with Dina, a local specialist in yoga, meditation, and reiki and Pure Cure Yoga, lululemon ambassador. Taking place on Saturday, January 28 at 8.30am, this yoga session will include a sumptuous breakfast at the popular restaurant for all guests attending the class. Priced at Dhs100, this all-inclusive wellness session will promise tranquil views of Dubai’s skyline, making it the perfect way to start the weekend.
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    Shop at this skincare haven

    Welcome to the future of skincare at Aēsop’s latest store at Dubai Mall. With space-age experimentation, visitors can embark on a new beauty journey and explore a complete range of skin, hair and body care products displayed in its sci-fi spacecraft interiors. The store’s trained consultants are able to offer complimentary advice about products best suited to individual needs. A concealed Fragrance Library adds to the sense of mystery: here, guests can imbue a piece of clothing with their aroma of choice, taking it with them on their imagined journey. So get ready to enjoy this one-of-a-kind skincare experience in Dubai.
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    Enjoy this delectable Greek haven

    The award-winning Greek restaurant Mythos Kouzina and Grill has officially opened its second branch at The Square in City Walk. With authentic dishes crafted to perfection and natural aesthetics, the restaurant offers a host of crave-worthy dishes such as Fava, Feta in Filo, succulent grills and more. With fresh ingredients re-imagines through a Greek lens, this venue will transport guests to the timeless charm of the country. The interiors are deep rooted in natural materials, earthy colors, raw and unfinished textures. Attaining a laid-back modern space that draws guests in effortlessly with its charming beautifully-crafted pottery, handwoven rattan chairs and artistic tableware. Located in the heart of City Walk, it’s open daily from 12:30pm until midnight and until 1am on weekends.
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    Visit this new winter pop us

    This season is all about spending it outdoors. By adding to the list of chic desert cafés in Dubai, Cactus Grove is the latest winter pop up in Alfaya Desert to be added to your list. Open daily from 4pm to 12am, this luxe hotspot promises delicious coffee and the perfect Instagram-worthy shot in the middle of nature. Designed with cactus and other botanical elements, this venue is definitely a must-visit this weekend. The location can be found here.
    Book a fine-dining experience

    Indulge in contemporary Anatolian cuisine at the newly opened Rüya at The St. Regis Dubai. With flavors from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, signature stylish beverages, and music by the resident DJ for a vibrant night to remember. With an array of unmatched dishes such as wild mushroom ragout, grilled seabream, pulled lamb and more, guests can indulge in a sharing-style menu for a wholesome experience. For the complete experience, dishes are curated from the theatrical open kitchen with inventive cocktails. To embrace the outdoor seasons, visitors can dine on the terrace to take in the exquisite views of the Arabian Gulf. Byzantine architecture-inspired dome-shaped chandeliers and intricately designed Turkish carpets are reminiscent of a bygone era through the restaurant’s interiors. The restaurant is open daily for dinner from 6pm onwards and will most definitely promise a memorable evening.
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    Take your culinary skills to the next level

    If you want to become a sushi expert, Katsuya at Hyde Dubai has launched an exclusive masterclass to learn from the specialist, Chef Pavel. Priced at Dhs299 per person, visitors can learn how to add innovative twists to any classic dish and work with Truffle to give all creations a decadent touch. As it’s limited to 10 guests per class, do ensure all bookings are made in advance prior to the session. The class takes place every Sunday between 12pm to 8pm. To make any reservation, visit here.
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    It’s brunch time

    Need Saturday night plans on The Palm Jumeirah? Look no further as Barfly set to launch their evening Barfly Soiree Brunch. The evening’s atmosphere will be charged with live entertainment and delectable Asian-inspired dishes, which promise to take the soiree brunch to new heights Packages for the brunch start from Dhs385 for soft beverages, Dhs445 for house pouring and Dhs545 for premium beverages with their own menu of signature cocktails included and a delicious range of mocktails. The evening’s atmosphere will be charged with live entertainment, from energetic dancers to live DJ, which promises to take the soiree brunch to new heights. Every Saturday from 7 to 11pm come and take in the stunning view, delicious menu, and live entertainment at the Hilton’s liveliest venue.
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    Attend this K-pop concert in Abu Dhabi

    By making their way to the UAE, BLACKPINK World is set to perform live in Abu Dhabi this weekend at Etihad Park, Yas Island. Along with the BLACKPINK Abu Dhabi concert, the group will perform in Riyadh, Manila, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney and more. So, mark your calendars as this K-pop group will hit the stage in the UAE capital.
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    Desk Essentials That Will Help You Survive the Gloomiest Season of the Year

    It’s dark out by 4:00, temperatures are plummeting, and we’re spending more time indoors—the gloomiest time of the year is officially here. This time can be challenging for everyone, but it can be especially difficult when you work from home. After all, when the workday’s done and it’s pitch-black and freezing outside, no one really wants to leave their house. And when you’re staring at the same four walls day in and day out, you’re more likely to go stir-crazy and feel the effects of SAD (seasonal affective disorder).
    That said, one of the easiest ways to combat this is to fill your space with items that make you feel excited and inspired. So, give your office a winter upgrade with these 20 desk essentials. These items will help you stay productive and survive the gloomiest time of the year without feeling like you’re losing your mind. Keep scrolling to learn more.

    Light Therapy Lamp
    The sun may only come out for a few hours each day (if at all), but this light therapy lamp can give you a little dose of sunshine right at your desk. If you find yourself tired, sluggish, or just not feeling it, turning on your light therapy lamp can give you the boost you’re looking for.

    The Everygirl x Day Designer
    30-Day Challenge Planner
    Life will test you sometimes, but our 30-Day Challenge Planner can help you set yourself up for success in spite of it all. With guided challenges pertaining to wellness, career, and more, even the gloomiest time of the year will be no match for you.

    Lulu’s Garden
    Love Rosé Garden
    Contrast the gloomy weather outside and infuse some brightness into your office with this adorable succulent plant box that’ll fit perfectly in the corner of your desk.

    Makeup by Mario
    MoistureGlow™ Plumping Lip Balm
    This multitasking lip balm is perfect for winter. With a formula designed to soothe, hydrate and plump, and a hint of dewy, glossy color, swipe on before your next Zoom meeting or throughout the day and take the world by storm.
    Available in 14 colors.

    Wireless Charging Stone
    If you’re on your phone a lot for work, then you need a good, reliable charger, and Einova has just the thing for you. This wireless charging stone is made with genuine Italian marble, so it looks chic AF, and charges your phone lightning-fast.
    Available in 7 colors.

    “Vacation” Eau de Toilette
    Dreaming of a tropical vacation? Same. If you can’t get away, bring the tropical vibes to you with Vacation’s signature scent: the smell of sunscreen and summer.

    Aroma Om® Cool Mist Diffuser
    Even the gloomiest of days will be no match for this cool mist diffuser. Fill with your favorite essential oil blend and bring natural, healing, and calming vibes into your space and breathe life back into your office once again.
    Available in white and grey.

    Pottery Barn
    Acrylic Memo Tablet with Pens
    Your to-do tasks, grocery lists, and words of affirmation have never looked so sleek. This customizable acrylic memo tablet will help you personalize your workspace and maximize productivity and creativity during the cold winter months.

    Snarky Pen Set
    This collection of pens comes personally recommended to you by our Chief of Sales, Ally. Sure, you can write with any old pen you have lying around, but if you’re looking to brighten your day, nothing will do that like a pen that reminds you just how badass you are.

    Smart Mug Warmer
    Whether you’re a coffee addict, tea drinker, or fan of hot water and lemon, this smart mug warmer will conveniently fit in the corner of your desk, keep your beverages hot, and warm you up from the inside out.

    Mark & Graham
    Lips Ceramic Catchall Tray
    Nothing’s more annoying than accidentally banging your jewelry on your desk. Preserve your pieces and place them in this adorable catchall tray while you’re working. The lip shape is feminine and stylish, and comes in blush and red.

    Project 62™
    Acrylic Round Desktop Organizer
    A cluttered desk when you’re already feeling trapped in one space isn’t going to do you any favors. Get organized with this round acrylic desktop organizer. With 4 compartments and a clear design, you won’t waste time picking out random objects until you find the right one, and will be able to fit everything you need inside.

    Finance Planner
    Take advantage of the cold weather and refresh your money mindset and work towards your financial goals with this planner. With money mentor articles, clarity pages, savings and debt reviews, and more, this planner will help you hold yourself accountable and keep track of your money moves and progress.
    Available in 3 colors.

    Amazon | Coolfor
    Electric Desktop Space Heater
    If you’re perpetually cold, you need this electric desktop space heater in your life. It’s tiny but mighty, and will have no trouble heating things up.
    Available in green and brown.

    Talking Out of Turn
    The Future Is Female Mug
    If you wake up feeling a bit “blah,” sip a hot beverage out of this empowering, motivational mug.

    Bright Ideas Mini Highlighters
    We’re all liable to become extra forgetful during this time of year, but with these mini highlighters you’ll be able to color-code important notes, tasks, and documents accordingly.

    Amazon | Ulefi
    Under-Desk Heated Slippers
    Getting warm and staying warm is practically impossible when your feet are cold, and I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time working when I’m freezing. Keep these heated slippers underneath your desk, and slip your feet in whenever you’re cold or want to feel warm, safe, and cozy.

    Mind & Body Reset Kit
    This kit comes with 3 roll-on essential oil blends that can revive, refresh, and renew. Whenever you’re feeling sluggish, uninspired, anxious or overwhelmed, roll on one of these blends to get yourself up and running again and get back to work.

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