The weekend is finally here! We’re going to be making the most of it with a tasty themed food night, some sunset grooving, a brand-new brunch spot… and a fitness class, for good measure.

Thursday 26

Cheese fondue night at the Mövenpick Hotel JLT


Who doesn’t love dunking delicious morsels into warm, gooey cheese? It’s all about this Swiss favourite at the Mövenpick, which will be serving up large pots of the cheesy stuff alongside crusty bread, veges, pickled cornichons, potatoes and salad.

Nosh Restaurant, Mövenpick Hotel, JLT, Dubai. Dhs75. Sat to Weds, 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 4380000.

Diva’s Get Down at Pure Sky Lounge

pure sky lounge

Calling all divas… celebrate the end of the working week by witnessing the sunset from the 35th floor of the Hilton Dubai The Walk, before tucking into cocktails and grooving to DJ Margo’s house tunes.

Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR, Dubai. Dhs100 (includes one free drink). 5pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 3747888.

Friday 27

Quoz Arts Fest 2017

quoz arts fest

Art and culture buffs, this one’s for you. This free celebration of all things art-related in Dubai is now in its fifth edition. Expect a line-up of top local and regional artists from a number of disciplines, including visual arts, music, dance and design.

Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai. Free. January 27 to 28, 10am to 7pm. Tel: (050) 5569797.

Enjoy a new brunch at Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai,

Why not kick off your weekend by checking out a new brunch spot? The Saint Tropez brunch at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa promises to offer a true feel of the French Riviera. Expect beach vibes and sprawling views of the Gulf, to go with cocktails and seafood. If it’s a little too warm outside, there’s indoor seating available.

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeirah, Dubai. Dhs310 inclusive of soft beverages, Dhs395 inclusive of house beverages. Tel: (04) 3766000.

Fur Coat and Miss Kittin at Blue Marlin Ibiza

blue marlin

Venezuelan duo Fur Coat and French DJ Miss Kittin are two giants of the electronic music scene. If you’re looking for a mad beach bash, this gig is guaranteed to get your hands pumping the air.

Ghantoot Al Jazira Hotel, Dubai. Free. 1pm to 11pm. Tel: (056) 1133400.

Saturday 28

Take a free fitness class

the dubai mall

Struggling to stick to your New Year’s resolutions? Dubai Mall is offering free fitness classes until February 4, including yoga, zumba, and body attack. Classes are held every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with a different set of classes each day. The full timetable can be found here.

Bridge between Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar, Dubai. Free. Tel: (800) 382246255.

Take an ‘Eat-ology’ workshop

jumeirah beach hotel

This seminar aims to reinvent your eating philosophy to help you reach – and maintain – your desired weightThe four-hour workshop is meant to help you create your own sustainable eating pattern, so you can achieve the body you want, without the need for dieting. Sign us up!

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. January 28, 12pm to 4pm. Dhs475. Tickets can be purchased at

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