Our Picks: 7 Things To Do In The UAE This Weekend
The weekend is finally here! We’re going to be making the most of it with a brand-new brunch, a fair or two, and a good old-fashioned pamper.
Attend a late-night coffee jam
Who said you shouldn’t drink caffeine after midday? To celebrate their new, later opening hours, RAW Coffee Company are going to hold a late-night coffee jam at The Raw Roastery in Al Quoz. All coffees will have a buy-one-get-one-free promotion, along with live music, so if you need a hand staying up for Thursday night festivities, head here first.
The Raw Roastery, Warehouse 10, Al Quoz, Dubai, 5pm to 9pm. Tel: (04) 3395474. rawcoffeecompany.com.
Head to an evening brunch
Daytime brunch a little too mainstream? Zero Gravity’s new Social Club evening brunch seeks to switch things up – running from 8pm to 11pm on Thursdays and with all the food, drink and garden games you could possibly want.
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone. Dhs295. Thursdays 8pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3990009. 0-gravity.ae.
Get some bridal inspo
Planning your upcoming wedding? Or just like a nose at an amazing gown? The Wedding Fair by Emaar will be hosted at Burj Park in Downtown Dubai over February 3 and 4, with four different zones to showcase Arabian, South Asian, African and Western wedding concepts. Each zone will flaunt each region’s traditional ceremonies and customs – giving you an idea for when it’s your turn to walk down the aisle.
Burj Park, Downtown Dubai. Friday 2pm to 9pm, Saturday 11am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 3631217. More info on website.
Treat yourself to some French fancies
Everyone loves an excuse to eat pancakes, and apparently this weekend in the national day of the French variety. To celebrate, the Plantation Restaurant and Terrace at the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach are offering up a bundle of French-style crêpes, including zucchini and potato pancakes, as well as banana crêpes topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce and more.
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. February 2 to February 4, noon to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 4484733. sofitel.com.
Go fly a kite
The Anantara on Sir Bani Yas Island will be hosting their second annual Kite Fest 2017 on February 3. Held on the island’s northern beaches, the family-fun festival will include kite-making competitions alongside music, a raffle, beach activities and a BBQ.
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, Sir Bana Yas Reserve. February 3, 11am to 5pm. Dhs150 for adults, Dhs100 for children, includes island transportation, BBQ and soft beverages. Registration required at email@example.com. sir-bani-yas-island.anantara.com.
Nab a free beauty treatment
If you’re heading down to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament, you’re in luck. From February 1 to 5, Vaniday, the online beauty and wellness booking service, will be offering up free leg and foot massages as well as free nail services out of their booth. On top of that, anyone who visits the booth will receive a Dhs50 gift voucher for any of the outlets listed on Vaniday’s website.
Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, Dubai. February 1 to 5, 8am to 6pm. Tel: (052) 4284395. vaniday.ae.
Enjoy a pamper package
ShuiQi Spa and Fitness at the Atlantis Dubai are offering up a 75-minute aromatherapy massage and salt scrub, along with lunch at Nasimi Beach and beach and pool access for Dhs650 until May 27. Those who purchase the deal will also be entitled to a 10 per cent discount on ESPA retail products as well. Sign us up…
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. February 1 to May 27. Dhs550 Sun to Thurs, Dhs650 Fri to Sat. Tel: (04) 4261698. atlantisthepalm.com.