The ultimate weekend guide in Dubai, April 14 to April 16, 2023.
Put self-care first
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Start your weekend on a positive note with a refreshing yoga session at Koko Bay. The 60-minute long session will be led by the expert practitioner Lauren-Anne and will take place on Saturday, April 15 at 8:30am. The session priced at Dhs100 will also include a delectable breakfast menu for all guests to indulge in some post-yoga treats. Located at Palm West Beach, participants can build their core strength while surrounding themselves with nature for utmost serenity.
For more information visit kokobay.co
Shop ‘til you drop
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With avant-garde designs and haute couture ready-to-wear apparel, Oscar Kraye has now launched in the UAE. Founded by fashion designer, Oscar Kraye, the collection pushes the boundaries of design and promises an elaborate form of self-expression. Designed with fabrics such as tulle, organza, satin, taffeta and sequin in earthy tones, the pieces can effortlessly be worn for a night out. From statement leather jackets to show-stopping couture gowns, there’s a picture-perfect addition to anyone’s closet. With a keen eye for design, the founder wanted to create styles that are both versatile and edgy to be worn for any occasion. The pieces are available to buy from the comfort of your own home on the website.
For more information visit oscarkrayeatelier.com/
Soak up the sun
As one of the most aesthetic beachside destinations, Summersalt Beach Club, tops our list. With a stunning view of the pristine private beach, guests can lay back and indulge in a host of Peruvian and Japanese dishes. Available daily from 4pm to 6pm, guests can enter into a sunset state of mind with an eclectic menu inspired by the joy of travellers from 4pm to 6pm at Dhs200 per person inclusive of one bite and 2 beverages. Whether you decide to visit for a long lunch, take advantage of the day pass for pool and beach access. Located at Jumeirah Al Naseem, the beach club is open daily from 9am to 7pm.
For more information visit Jumeirah.com
Book a relaxing staycation
We all need a break from the city from time to time. This is why the luxurious resort Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, is the ideal property to take a break for the well-being of your mind, body and soul. Just under an hour’s drive from Dubai, Al Maha offers wellness and tranquility in the secluded setting of the Arabian desert with vast views of dunes and the Hajar Mountain massif. While enjoying the panoramic view of the Arabian Desert, you can take your relaxation experience to a whole new level by indulging in their wide selection of therapeutic, deep tissue and body massages. If privacy is of utmost importance to you, the tranquil location also offers you secluded suites with a private temperature-controlled pool, providing exclusivity of the highest order. Prices per night start at Dhs5,505, for the luxurious Bedouin suites.
For more information visit mariott.com
Celebrate Greek Easter
As nature’s warmer and longer days begin, GAIA is all set to celebrate Greek Easter this Sunday. With a delectable a la carte menu, visitors can indulge in an array of dishes such as brioche-like dough, traditional Tsoureki, seasonable vegetables, a special whole slow-roasted lamb and other flavoured flavours such as mastiha, mahlep, orange and vanilla. As an ode to Easter, GAIA’s beautiful Gift Shop will be lined with an array of homemade Chocolate Eggs. Lovingly crafted by the restaurant’s culinary team, the sweet and indulgent treats are the perfect gift for friends, family & loved ones and are available for purchase until this weekend. The restaurant is located at Gate Village 4, DIFC and is open daily from 12pm to 3:30pm and 6:30pm to 11:30pm.
For more information visit gaia-restaurants.com
Unwind completely with the ultimate spa-cation at The Spa, Address Grand Creek Harbour. Guests can book a luxurious 60-minute massage of their choice with the team of expert professionals who will ensure everyone feels rejuvenated the minute they leave. Post massage, guests can lay back and end the day against the pristine views of Dubai’s skyline. Open daily from 10am to 7pm, the package is priced at Dhs650 per person inclusive of a 60-minute massage and access to the infinity pool.
For more information visit addresshotels.com
Book a fine-dining experience
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If you’re on the lookout to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a fine-dining experience, La Mar at the newly opened Atlantis The Royal is the restaurant to visit. Curated by Chef Gaston Acurio, the restaurant offers diners a chance to explore authentic flavours of Peruvian Gastronomy with an enticing menu of freshly grilled anticuchos, signature cebiches and other specialty cocktails. As a culinary leader in the world of Peruvian gastronomy, Chef Gaston has created dishes with recipes passed down from his mother. Open daily from 6pm to 11pm, the restaurant is located at the mezzanine lobby level and overlooks the Skyblaze fountain, guests can choose to take a seat on the large open terrace or at the bustling cebiche bar, or the main dining area surrounded by incredible subtle decor.
For more information visit atlantis.com
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