The weekend is here, and hopefully we’ll be waving goodbye to these dust storms and saying hello to some sunshine. From Ibiza-style parties to poolside deals and an epic new Thursday ladies’ night, here’s where you’ll find us.
Thursday August 2
Book yourself in for a facial
If this week’s dust storms have been wreaking havoc on your complexion, you should seriously consider checking out this brilliant deal at The Nova Clinic. For the month of August, when you book an Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial, Hollywood Facial or Skinceuticals Facial, you’ll get the second one free. Your skin will thank you for it (and so will your wallet).
The Nova Clinic, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah. Prices start from Dhs750. Tel: (04) 384 5666. thenovaclinic.com
Check out a brand new ladies’ night
Billionaire Mansion in the Taj Hotel has just launched the rarest of unicorns – a Thursday ladies’ night. Yas. With a resident DJ on the decks, ladies can enjoy a selection of free drinks including sweet concoctions, grapes and bubbly between 10.30pm and 3am. Put your dancing shoes on…
Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel, Business Bay. Thursdays, 10.30pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 510 3100. billionairemansiondubai.com
Friday August 3
Party like you’re in Ibiza (in Dubai)
Soho Garden is taking the party indoors (well, inside an air-conditioned tent), with a special summer edition of their weekly Cafe Mambo event. Expect an array of incredible international acts alongside the resident DJs – tonight they’re welcoming Glasgow-based duo illyus & Barrientos.
Soho Garden, Meydan Racecourse. Fridays, 7pm to late. Tel: (04) 240 8395. sohogardendxb.com
Check out a new theme park
Ok, so it’s in Abu Dhabi, but we’re so excited about the new Warner Bros. World that we’re already planning a road trip. The fully indoor theme park, which officially opened its doors to the public last week, is home to 29 rides and attractions based around characters and stories from DC Comics and entertainment studio Warner Bros. Embrace your inner child and go fangirl over Scooby Doo.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Daily 10am to 9pm (rides 11am to 8pm). Dhs295 for adults, Dhs230 for children (under 1.1 metres). wbworldabudhabi.com
Saturday August 4
Make the most of a poolside deal
The super stylish Address Boulevard has a fantastic Saturday deal for you and your BFF. Pay Dhs295 for two people, and you’ll get pool access, a platter of bites including sliders, flatbread, sushi and ceviche, and a pitcher of sangria. What better way to finish off the weekend?
Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai. Good Vibes Package Saturdays, 2pm to 6pm, Dhs295 for two. addresshotels.com
Enjoy a free tai chi class
It’s almost the start of a new week and that means it’s time to reset. The good news is, Alserkal Avenue hosts a free tai chi class every Saturday morning. It’s a form of exercise that alleviates stress and anxiety, so you’ll head into the working week on a positive note. Dress code: comfortable clothes in neutral tones.
Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue. Saturdays, 11am to midday. Limited to 15 participants per session. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Tai Chi’ and the date. alserkalavenue.ae
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Main image: Address Boulevard