From live DJs to adults-only brunches and the latest fashion collections, this weekend is jam-packed with activities to keep you out of the summer heat.


See DJ Kiff One take on Dubai

DJ Kiff One

This Thursday, enjoy a little bit of everything at The Act. Get down and funky to some old-school RnB or shake it to some kickin’ dancehall tunes.

The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, a la carte dinner begins at 8.30pm with the party finishing at 3am. Reservations are essential, call (04) 355 1116 or email Click here for more information.

Have an adults-only brunch

zero gravity

Tuck into Zero Gravity’s retro-themed, 21+ late brunch this Thursday. With its help-yourself bottle fridges, giant board games, table football and hearty party food, this is the perfect way to cool down after a busy working week. If you don’t want the party to stop, enjoy free entry all night for Zero Gravity’s indoor club nights. Jam out to some popping tunes from UAE house music heroes Greg Stainer, SoulNinja and Somn3um.

Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina, Dubai, brunch 8pm to 11pm, Dhs295 per person. Tel: (04) 399 0009. Click here for more information. 

Taste your way around Peru

JW Marriot Marquis

In celebration of Fiestas Patrias (that’s the Peruvian Independence Day), tuck into a three-course set menu of traditional delicacies with free-flowing pisco cocktails at Garden in the JW Marriott Marquis. Sit back and enjoy the live band as they whisk you away to Latin America while chef Hurtado, of Prime68 fame, prepares a huge array of authentic offerings in a buzzing atmosphere. Now, where did we put our ponchos?

Garden, JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dhs225 per person, Dhs375 with beverages. For reservations call: (056) 2240 956. Click here for more information. 


Update your summer wardrobe

boutique 1

From the hottest swimsuits to the chicest of dresses, has a selection of brand-new threads. The scorching reds and boho vibes scream summer so now seems like a good time to replenish your wardrobe.

Click here for more information.

Get advice from the goddesses of fashion and lifestyle

Kelly Lundberg

Head down to the du Forum on Yas Island to hear stylist to the stars, Kelly Lundberg, and her StyleMeDivine team give advice on the everyday challenges women encounter while trying to define their signature style. If this isn’t enough, say hello to social media genius, fashion superstar and all round hero Fouz Alfahad (better known by her social media code-name, The Real Fouz) as she shares her success story with what is sure to be a packed arena.

du Forum, Yas Leisure Drive, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Kelly Lundberg: 5.30pm to 6pm, The Real Fouz: 6pm to 6.30pm, adult day pass: Dhs40, children’s day pass: Dhs20, season pass: Dhs150. Click here for more information.

Win some wicked prizes


Take advantage of some awesome treats up for grabs this weekend. If you spend Dhs300 in City Centre Mirdif, you’re in with a chance of winning two airline tickets daily. If you fancy more of a spending spree and hit the Dhs1,500 mark, you can pick up instant, guaranteed prizes at the travel stand near the Central Galleria.

City Centre Mirdif, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, open Sun to Wed 10am to midnight, Thursday to Friday 10am to 1am. Tel: (04) 602 3000. Click here for more information.


Sample an Asian street food market

 Pure Sky Lounge

This Saturday, Dubai Marina’s Pure Sky Lounge rooftop terrace will be transformed into a bustling and vibrant market aimed at foodies. Sit back and enjoy the sunset while feasting on an array of authentic Asian plates for as little as Dhs99.

Pure Sky Lounge & Dining, Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR, Dubai, every Saturday 6.30pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 374 7888. Click here for more information.

Treat yo’self

Rami Al Ali

Get your haute couture shopping fix with Rami Al Ali’s brand new prêt-a-porter eveningwear range. With exquisite lace detailing and geometric statements, this collection merges the old and the new to create bold and memorable pieces.

Available at Galeries Lafayette and Harvey Nichols, Dubai. For more information click here.

Diary Dates

Sunday: Retro fitness night at TribeFit

Dust off those leg warmers and pop on your leotards for this 80s and 90s-inspired barre, trampoline and body attack session. Dance out your blues and work out those abs with the top hits of a bygone era.

TribeFit, Silverine Tower, Dubai Marina, Dubai. 7.30 pm. For more information call (800) 87423 or click here.

Sunday: Sisters Sunday

Sisters Beauty Lounge

Have some quality bonding time this Sunday and visit a Sisters Beauty Lounge with your actual sister or best friend for a blow dry or mani-pedi and only pay for one treatment. The second one is on Sisters!

At all Sisters Beauty Lounge outlets across Dubai. Click here for more information.

Monday and Wednesday: Young Chef Club at Galeries Lafayette

The Young Chefs Club teaches your little ones how to prepare fresh, healthy, delicious food all by themselves. This Monday, your six-to-nine year old can learn to prepare oat fruit cereal and fruit pancakes, and on Wednesday your 10-14 year old can dish up a falafel wrap with grilled vegetables and fresh pesto pasta.

Le Gourmet, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, 10.30am to 12pm, for kids age 6 to 14, Dhs95 per class. For more information and bookings call: (04) 339 9933. Click here for more information.

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Words: Jemma Carr