Your ultimate guide to the long weekend in the UAE – April 5 to 7, 2024.

Abu Dhabi

Savour a Mediterranean meal


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For a comforting Mediterranean experience Terra, the hugely popular restaurant with branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, is deeply rooted in the community and its calming rustic nestled spaces serving plates that celebrate locally grown ingredients and produce which provide the ideal setting for such a gathering. As well as its welcoming atmosphere and contemporary interior design, Terra is known for its mocktails. It’s located in located in Al Qana South, Rabdan, Abu Dhabi, and is open Mon to Fri 6pm – 2am.

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It’s brunch time


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One of the capital’s must-visit ultra-fine dining destinations, offers an exquisite La Vie en Rosé brunch that isn’t just a tasty spread that you tuck in to. It’s a carefully-crafted journey from start to finish, as guests can experience the light intense Riviera-inspired food prepared à-la-minute from the finest ingredients, the poulet, the prawns in olive oil, mon dieu, the intriguing rosés, the cocktails and that buzz across the room. Overall the interiors feature bright art, the elegant shutters and that extravagant vase exploding with colour. From the flavourful mushroom risotto to the cool cauliflower salad, the options to savour are endless. The curtains open with their ‘A Mocktail Life’ package (Dhs390), ‘A Life with Cocktails and Wines’ (Dhs465), or the ‘A Champagne Life’ (Dhs640) for you to pick from, while your little ones dine for Dhs187. The La Vie en Rosé brunch at LPM Restaurant and Bar, takes place at The Galleria Al Maryah Island on Sundays from 12pm to 4:30pm.

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Put wellness first

Opened in the heart of City Walk, Contrast Wellness Studio is an ultra-cool sanctuary that has been thoughtfully designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. This wellness hub includes an Infrared Sauna, Ice Baths, a contrast Therapy Room and IV Drips for the ultimate rejuvenation. With a hot magnesium bath, ice bath and the traditional Finnish sauna, this space offers clean interiors to switch off and unwind after a long week.

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Visit this new sunset destination

Sunset 55°

The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is thrilled to unveil Sunset 55°, an enchanting beach lounge inspired by the adventurous spirit of the 1950s and the carefree vibes of Bohemian culture. Nestled on the pristine beachfront of the luxurious resort, Sunset 55° beckons wanderers, dreamers, and lovers of life to embark on an evening of relaxation and carefree vibes while enjoying one of the best sunsets Dubai has to offer. Sunset 55° is more than just a beach lounge; it is a destination where the exquisite views, delectable bar bites, and the natural beauty of the Palm Jumeirah unite to create an unforgettable experience and ending to your day. From the moment you step foot on the sandy beach, you’ll be transported to a realm of driftwood decor and vibrant tapestries that celebrate the free-spirited essence of the 1950s’ surrounded by good vibrations, great live music, and fun. Guests can savour bites including the sumptuous Chicken Satay, with a classic peanut sauce, pickled salad and more.

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Embark on an adrenaline-fuelled activity


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Looking for an adventurous expedition to embark on this EID? Aventura Parks is the largest adventure park in Dubai, spanning 35,000 square meters of Ghaf tree forest, with a range of fun and thrill seeking activities including 24 ziplines, 80 obstacles and 5 circuits where friends, families, students, and teams can escape the hustle and bustle of city life for some exciting, safe, and unforgettable experiences. For the climbing daredevils, take the opportunity and enjoy beautiful views of the Ghaf tree forest at the top of Himalaya, Aventura Park’s 12m climbing wall. For the Leap of Faith, this experience includes 30-minutes of pure adrenaline and courage combined, adventurers can climb up a 5m pole on the Leap of Faith, balance on top, state their promise to the universe and jump to hit the ball. Prices at Dubai’s largest zipline park for the kickstarter start at Dhs149.

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Shop ’til you drop

Poison Drop has officially launched a new store at Dubai Hills Mall. Everyday jewellery pieces are the foundation of any collection, offering the enduring versatility that suits every occasion and complements your unique style. Indulge in the timeless allure of crystals – these bright and shimmering gems are your ticket to an elevated and sophisticated style. Whether it’s for evening gowns, daring minis that exude confidence, or impeccably tailored suits that command attention, crystals have the innate ability to enhance any outfit. Let your jewelry do the talking and let your unique style shine.

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Experience a beachside escape

Surf Club

For an exquisite beachside experience, Surf Club, the bohemian beachfront destination located on Palm West Beach, is one of Dubai’s most beloved lifestyle destinations. The coastal concept encompasses a captivating Al fresco restaurant, a stylish bar, beachfront access and a resort-wear boutique – a sanctuary where you can embrace your true self. Renowned for its Vagabond events, premium service, and high-spirited atmosphere, Surf Club is an unprecedented award-winning destination.

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Book a last-minute escape

Staycation UAE

With the long 9-day weekend coming up, we all need to ensure we have plans to take a break from our hectic schedule. Due to a surge in prices to travel abroad, planning a getaway in the UAE might be the best options. For those looking to switch-off, there are a myriad of last-minute staycations to book without any hassle of travelling. So, for a quick escape with your loved ones swipe through our guide of hotels and resorts to visit in the UAE. From Oberoi Al Zorah in Ajman to The Lana, Dorchester Collection, each venue is a must-visit.

Try this poolside experience


Nestled within the verdant oasis of Banyan Tree Dubai, Alizée, has unveiled a captivating new menu. Drawing inspiration from the breathtaking landscapes and culinary traditions of the South of France and the Mediterranean coast, this menu promises to enthral those in search of an elevated dining experience. Overlooking the serene pool and azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, you are invited to embark on a culinary journey. You can start by exploring invigorating salads like the Salade de Chou Frisee ed d’Avocat, a delightful blend of kale, avocado, cucumber, zesty orange, and sweet pomegranate. Alternatively, you can opt for the timeless classic, Niçoise, each salad meticulously crafted with the freshest ingredients to evoke the sun-kissed flavours of the region. During this experience guests can savour delectable dishes ranging from Les Pates tempts with rich and satisfying pasta dishes, such as Pappardelle with slow-cooked short ribs and Rigatoni pasta with crisp green asparagus and fragrant basil pesto—each dish crafted to perfection. To conclude the dining experience ends on a sweet and satisfying note, Alizée offers an indulgent selection of desserts that are certain to enchant even the most discerning palates.

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Rejuvenate with an IV drip

With life moving at a faster pace than ever, we can all be run down over time. An IV (intravenous) drip is an accelerated way to get the energy boost you need and to give you a glow from the inside out. From alleviating hangovers to supporting weight loss and reducing the signs of aging, the purported benefits of intravenous (IV) therapy are as numerous as the vitamin and mineral cocktails available. With flu season at its peak, the popular IV drips are known to boost your immune system and ensure an instant wave of energy, especially over the long weekend. Visit our guide of all the clinics offering an IV drip in Dubai.

Tame the tresses


Dyson is set to launch a new immersive pop-up installation at Mall of the Emirates in celebration of Ramadan and Eid for a limited time only. Customers will have the chance to explore the brand’s latest cutting-edge hair care technologies, including the newly launched Dyson Airstrait™ straightener, and receive a complimentary style by Dyson experts! Open from April 5 to April 14, the installation will be located on the ground floor Galleria of the mall. In addition to a hands-on experience with the hair care products, the pop-up will provide centre stage for personalized interactions with Dyson stylists, who will offer free hair-styling sessions using the brand’s hair care innovations. Ladies who wear a hijab can enjoy a complimentary styling session in the private area of the Dyson Demo Store on the first floor, just a stone’s throw away from the pop-up. All of Dyson’s products are available for purchase online at and at Dyson Demo Stores across the UAE. Buy directly from the people who made it for exclusive colorways, free next-day delivery and auto-warranty registration.

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