This weekend let’s embrace the hotter weather with a brunch in The Garden, indulge in oyster and bubbly pairings and watch Marilyn, Audrey and Judy come back to life before our eyes in a one woman show.


Enjoy the finer things in life


Starting today at Teatro in Towers Rotana and running throughout the month of May, Executive Chef Pasquale Sipone has selected the finest, freshest and most succulent imported oysters, serving them up simple and chilled with a squeeze of fresh lemon or assorted condiments. And what what would oysters be if not paired with a glass of tantalising bubbly? Open from 6pm to- 11.30pm. Teatro, Towers Rotana. Reserve your table, (04) 3122201


See the Roger Vivier exhibition before it’s gone

roger vivier exhibit

At its first stop in the Middle East, the travelling Icons Connected exhibit is paying tribute to the legendary Roger Vivier. Celebrate the brand’s history through iconic images, vintage pieces and accessories that will be spread across the main atrium of The Dubai Mall into the Level Shoe District. Open only until May 14, this is your last chance to experience the Vivier universe through the exhibit’s 10-chapter tale.

Experience the new PLAY menu

Get inspired by your local surroundings and indulge in the new Arabesque menu at PLAY Restaurant and Lounge. Their new dishes come straight from their Research and Development Kitchen where a team of 40 chefs works to cook up new creations every day! Some exciting highlights from their new menu include the hummus crustacean and crispy pita entrée (pictured) and the stracciatella stuffed buratta served with curry couscous, basil oil and tomato jelly. PLAY Restaurant, H Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. (04) 3364444,



Welcome in the summer with brunch in the garden

the garden JW Marriott Marquis Hotel

Every Friday at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, The Garden serving up a delicious Peruvian menu, complete with unique twists, while house band N2L play your favourite songs. You’ll be simply spoiled for choice as top chefs dole out ceviche, beef empanadas, quinotto (quinoa risotto) and Dubai favourite Pisco Bar provide the drinks package. After brunch, bask in The Garden’s terrace with discounted drinks and shisha from 4pm to 6pm as famous French DJ Keza plays an electric mix of chilled-out lounge music. The Garden, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, 12.30pm to 4pm (brunch). Dhs185 per adult, children aged six – 12 are half price while children under five enter for free.

Enjoy La Vie 


The spring edition of the World Classical Music Series is bringing some of the world’s most renowned opera singers to the Only & Only Royal Mirage, for one night only. Accompanied by piano virtuoso Semjon Skigin, French soprana Sara Gouzy and Spanish tenor Joel Prieto (pictured) will be sharing the stage for La Vie en Rose. Only & Only Royal Mirage, 7pm to 10.30pm, tickets range from Dhs250 and Dhs550 for Gold and VIP tickets and are available from Platinum List.

Party with JT’s DJ

pacha club dubai

DJ Freestyle Steve, the official DJ of both Justin Timerlake and Timbaland, is gracing our shores and the decks of Pacha on Friday night as part of the venue’s new weekly Lost in Pacha night, supported by Dubai favourite JSA. The doors open at 8pm so bring your comfiest dancing shoes and get ready to move because the party won’t stop until 3am.  (04) 5670000,



Put all your eggs in one basket

@blend omelette

We all know on weekend mornings it can be temping to forgo the healthy diet and opt for something a little naughty. But for the rest of the month, your most important meal of the day, whether it’s week day or weekend, is @blend Café’s priority. From 8am to 11am, enjoy 20 per cent off their hot and healthy breakfast options. Chose between a fluffy three egg omelette, a veggie, cheese and egg stuffed breakfast wrap or delicious oatmeal pancakes. This promo is only valid for dine-in customers but if the thought of their delicious breakfast options has your mouth watering, you can still order from the café or through Deliveroo. @blend Café Shoreline Beach Club No.4, Palm Jumeirah (04) 5148966.


Find the cure in some good old fashioned pampering

The Cure Facial

There’s really nothing that can’t be cured by indulging in some beauty treatments! This weekend, take advantage of the May offers at The Cure Dubai Media City branch is offering all customers who purchase a Numue Facial with a facialist Oksana a free leg wax that will leave your legs silky smooth for a weekend at the beach. And at their Green Community branch, anyone who purchases a hair service valued at Dhs500 or above will be given a free, professional make-up session. Not splurging? Spend Dhs300 and get a free hand henna design while the team works their magic. The Cure Media City (Building 10, BBC World) on (04) 3916485,


Be at the opening of a new art exhibit

artist Yolanda Hessenbruch

The Body, Soul and Beyond exhibition opens at 7pm at Abu Dhabi Art Hub this Saturday. The exhibit will be showcasing figure drawings from 14 international artists for one month only. From all over the world, these contemporary expression artists all created their art during a week-long artist residency at Liwa Art Hub in the Empty Quarter. The above image is by French artist Yolanda Hessenbruch. Body, Soul and Beyond exhibition, Abu Dhabi Art Hub.  


See the sirens of the silver screen

marilyn monroe
Dubai’s stage and musical star Beth Burrows will be performing a cabaret show as three of the 20th century’s most iconic women – Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland. Watch these femme fatales live again for one night only as you not only hear their classic songs but delve into the glitz, glamour and grim reality of their lives in a show both written and performed by Burrows. Sirens Of The Silver Screen, 8.30pm, DUCTAC Theatre, Mall of the Emirates. Dhs100 per ticket, call (04) 3414777,


Diary Dates

Monday 16

ynot dubai marina

This coming Monday at YNot Intercontinental Marina, the trendy social hub is throwing a Summer Time Vines tasting event. For Dhs250 expect a professionally-led tasting of five of the trendiest and BBQ friendly, refreshing white, rose and red grapes served with a selection of bar snacks. Spaces are limited so RSVP ASAP and pay on arrival. Summer Time Vines, 7.30pm to 10pm, (050) 9186761,


Monday 16

reader majli at sofitel

Happy and Resilience is the theme at this month’s Readers’ Majlis at Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (in association with the Dubai International Writers’ Centre) and you are invited to join in the discussion. It’s an opportunity to share your experiences and passion for literature with other like-minded people. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR, from 10.30am to 11.30am, confirm your availability by emailing and