With the six-day long weekend just hours away, planning in advance is always the best way to unwind over a holiday.

From luxe pool days to new menus to try out at various fine-dining havens, Emirates Woman has curated a list of must-try activities you can do with your loved ones in Dubai during Eid Al Adha.

Summer eats

CE LA VI Dubai

One of our favourite Dubai restaurants boasting the best views of the emirate, CE LA VI, has announced a new summer menu just in time for the Eid break. The new menu includes escargots deliciously made with herb garlic butter, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves; Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad made with Local burrata, marinated tomatoes, summer berries dressed in sweet yuzu, fried miso nori sourdough croutons and exotic almond oil as well as Homemade Tagliatelle cooked with local burrata and truffle. The summer menu is available daily at CE LA VI at the Address Skyview.

Focus on your health

Take time to focus on your health this Eid break. Boutique fitness studio Reform Athletica offers signature classes which include The Reform Method, TRX Athletica, RA Yoga and Kettle Form in an environment that is plastic-free. With a holistic approach to life, the instructors modify the classes to ensure every class member receives the best experience, every time.

Indulge in an all-day breakfast

One Life Kitchen

This Eid you can indulge in the yummiest breakfast dishes at One Life Kitchen which can be delivered straight to your doorstep until 9:30pm, delivering across Dubai including The Palm, Marina, JLT, Barsha 1, Barsha 2, Barsha Heights, The Springs, JVT, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Media & Internet City & Jebal Ali Village. With days off work, you can relish breakfast at any time, while also receiving 20 per cent off every first order from the One Life Kitchen Deliveroo editions and breakfast dishes, which include exquisite offerings such as inhouse croissants, chili prawns, melted milk chocolate and much more to make your Eid even more wholesome.

For more information visit onelifeddxb.com

A favourite hotspot


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Iris Dubai has moved indoors for the summer. Say hello to Iris Indoor – the beautiful custom-built bar and lounge allow guests to unwind and enjoy a new weekly schedule of events, exquisite cuisine, live DJs and entertainment, away from the soaring summer temperatures. Iris Indoor is now open from 6pm to 2am from Saturday to Thursday and 1pm – 2am on Fridays.

A new brunch


Homegrown Italian restaurant Bella, located at the Grand Millenium in Business Bay, has launched a brand new brunch which launches this week and will be on every day throughout Eid. The brunch will be a three hour unlimited special Italian feast including dishes such as; Bella Bruschetta (crunchy bread with baked tomato, garlic and thyme), Tortelli (homemade tortelli filled with ricotta, spinach, butter and sage), Branzino in crosta di patata (crusted potato sea bass, cime di rapa) and sorpresa (caramelized chocolate soft cream, crispy chocolate pearls, Greek yoghurt, coffee and chocolate caramel). In true Italian style, guests are invited to turn up for the three-hour brunch anytime between 12pm and 5pm. Prices start at Dhs325 for the soft package and Dhs550 for the house package.

A Dubai staple reopens

La Cantine du Faubourg, a staple on the Dubai food scene, has reopened its doors to unveil its new look following an eight-week revamp. The aesthetics may be new but the Parisian-inspired flair remains the same. Experience the delicious signature dishes and ambiance while you dine a la carte, drop-in mid-week for the Business Lunch menus and visit on weekends for the Brunch 105. Kokian, La Cantine’s opening artist, is back for an Artistic Rendez-Vous as well as the acclaimed London Interior Architecture Studio Pirajean Lees, led by Clemence Pirajean and James Michael Lees.

A little TLC

Anantara Spa

There’s nothing better, especially as it’s summer, than giving yourself a little extra TLC. In ideal timing, Thai-inspired resort Anantara The Palm Dubai’s luxury spa, Anantara Spa, has just launched three exclusive new treatments – in partnership with a top locally based aesthetic clinic, Skin 111 – to ensure you can relax and rejuvenate this season, whether you’re staycationing locally or travelling globally. For all the details click here.

Enjoy a special Latin night

Cove Beach

Upping up the ante with a host of guest DJs all day and throughout the week, including F&B specials accompanied by delicious serving platters, enjoy a night at Cove Beach on Tuesday, July 20. The ‘Little Havanna’ night that starts from 8pm until midnight with special Latin live entertainment, as you sway your worries away with packages starting at Dhs199 for delicious sharing platters and for Dhs190 with mixed fruit beverages from 8pm until 11pm.

For more information visit covebeach.com

A luxury staycation at Nikki Beach Hotel

Escape from the city centre to the beachside at Nikki Beach Hotel. For the month of July, enjoy an incredible rate on one of the luxe villas or suites at the resort. With rates starting from Dhs5,500 per night, guests receive a stay at a luxurious suite or spacious villa; complimentary breakfast at Café Nikki; complimentary access to the resort’s pool, beach and Tone Gym facilities; and a complimentary Luxury Bed at Nikki Beach Dubai with credit towards F&B.

For more information visit nikkibeach.com

A new menu at LPM Restaurant & Bar


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One of our favourite Dubai restaurants, LPM Restaurant & Bar, has launched a very special new menu which tells a story. Celebrating the life of influential French artist, writer, and bon-vivant: Jean Cocteau, the new cocktail menu at LPM takes you on, not only a sensory journey, but tells the life story of Jean in an incredibly unique way. Designed by the LPM Global Bar Manager Tibor Krascsenics, the new menu has been one year in development. It consists of four chapters, each highlighting a place that Jean once called home.

A special delivery


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One of our favourite restaurant’s is now available for delivery. Shanghai Me is now available to order exclusively on Deliveroo, serving a specially curated menu by Chef Shane Macneill, inspired by the cultural heritage and culinary delights of China and East Asia.

Hero dishes on the menu include Sesame Prawns on Toast, Shredded Duck Spring Rolls, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Crispy Duck Salad, Wok Beef with garlic & black pepper sauce, Wok Sweet & Sour Chicken with peppers, succulent Triple Cooked Angus Short Ribs and more. It’s the ideal food order to make during the Eid Al Adha holiday.

Dine (sort of) al-fresco

The top Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, Gaia, the brainchild of Chef Izu, has made it easy for UAE residents to dine alfresco this summer. The popular DIFC hotspot has enclosed the garden in a stunning air-conditioned terrace. From 12pm daily, guests are welcomed for lunch or dinner under crisp blue skies, surrounded by vivid, magenta-hued bougainvillaea bursting from terracotta pots and artistic Aegean plates, reminiscent of a coastal Grecian escape. Indulge in hero seafood dishes including line-caught seabass and oysters from France, fresh mussels and Scorpion fish from Greece, or Live Red Rock Lobster from Australia.

A gastronomic delight

Bring loved ones together for an indulgent treat this Eid Al Adha, with some gastronomic delights curated by the talented Chef Saad Ghamy at Beluga Restaurant and Lounge located in Mandarin Oriental Jumeira. As a special treat, all guests dining at the restaurant from 20 July to 22 July will be offered a 15 per cent discount on the total bill except on the caviar offerings. The restaurant features an impressive menu that includes a selection of international flavours, including fresh homemade pastas, sushi and a variety of pizzas. With its spectacular menu and calm setting, Beluga Restaurant and Lounge is an ideal place to celebrate this joyous occasion with your friends and family.

Spruce your look at one of these premium hair salons

Whether you’re looking for a totally new look, simple cut or an amazing blowout, you always want to ensure you look your best. With that, these hair salons in Dubai are sure to make the cut (no pun intended…) with their exemplary services offered. With experts that are sure to do the job, you’ll surely be happy with the outcome even if it’s a touch-up or simply a change in your look. Emirates Woman has gathered a list of all the salons to visit for some much-needed pampering.

Build your own Eid gift box

Tania's Teahouse

With Instagrammable treats that can be created for your loved ones, you can now curate your very own gift box with Tania’s Teahouse for Eid. choose from tea sachets of your favourite flavour, tea accessories, China vintage sets, a mini infuser, cookies and other such pieces to make that will make the perfect DIY box. From now until July 22, 2021, Tania’s Teahouse will also be hosting a flash sale where a host of goodies can be purchased for 15 percent off, by using the code ‘EID15’, with orders that can be placed through order.chatfood.io.

Summer specials at Scalini


Offering a sensory experience unlike any other, Scalini has now launched an exclusive set of summer specials inspired by the myths of a small archipelago of islands on the Amalfi Coast. With invigorating flavours, Scalini provides a light Italian menu in a relaxed ambiance, with courses ranging from fresh Burrata to seafood specials and an array of desserts to end the meal on a sweet note. Available from 12pm daily, with specials from Dhs195, La Sirenuse at Scalini is definitely a must-try this season. Located near Four Seasons Hotel on Jumeirah road, it’s open from 12pm to 12am daily,

For more information visit scalini-dubai.com

Unwind at a night brunch at Soho Garden

With gastronomical delights and an unforgettable experience, guests can try the all-new night brunch experience which takes place from 8pm to 11pm at Foxglove and Soho Beer Garden. From a mouth-watering array of sharing appetizers to an irresistible selection of main courses, with the chef’s special selection of desserts for that finishing touch. Priced at Dhs225 per person this experience is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

For more information visit sohobeergarden.com

A dessert pop-up

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To keep you cool amid the summer heat, this dessert pop up is just what we need as its offers a selection of drool-worthy indulgences ranging from ice cream drizzled in espresso to biscuit-infused custard with popping candy. Open daily from 7pm to 11pm, it’s located at Warehouse 82 in Alserkal Avenue with no reservations needed.

Relish a new menu at Topgolf

Top Golf

While swinging away this Eid, you can embrace the local culture, with a menu that features a plethora of traditional dishes at Topgolf Dubai. From the Arba-A Hummus Platter to Topgolf Arabic Tiger Prawns, you can indulge in these delectable delights which can be enjoyed in the yard or the Loft at Topgolf Dubai. Whether you’re taking a quick break or simply at the bayside, these additions are certainly not one to miss. Located at Emirates Golf Club, its open from Sunday to Wednesday 10am to 1am, Thursday 10am to 2am and Friday and Saturday 9am to 2am.

For more information visit topgolfdubai.ae

Sun-kissed downtime

The secluded venue has a host of exciting activities and promotions for UAE residents amid the upcoming long weekend. Featuring a complimentary breakfast for two, guests can embrace the serene environment as they get a little ‘me time’ for themselves at the price of Dhs1,395 along with Dhs500 in F&B credit that can be used at any of the hotel’s restaurants along with tickets to Laguna waterpark at La Mer or The Green Planet at City Walk, which is not valid during the Eid holidays.

For more information visit caesars.com

Opt for a relaxing fully redeemable pool day

If you’re on the lookout for redeemable credit on F&B, these luxury pool day offers are the perfect option as they let you choose from a menu of invigorating delights while you lie under the sun and enjoy the ambiance whether you’re alone or with your loved ones. From the Palm to DIFC, there are a host of venues offering the best in Dubai and you can refer to Emirates Woman’s guide for more information, regarding where to visit this upcoming long weekend.

Pick up a copy of Emirates Woman

July August's The Summer Escape Issue
Whether you’re relaxing poolside or chilling at home this weekend, pick up a copy of Emirates Woman‘s latest issue or read it online. This is the issue where you get to read, relax and unwind, whether you’re travelling globally or staycationing locally.

Last but not the least, do ensure all the COVID-19 protocols are adhered to during the six-day break in order to minimise the potential rise in cases, as advised by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).

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