The ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – March 11 to March 13, 2022.

Visit Art Dubai

Art Dubai

Art Dubai is back and it’s bigger than ever. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Art Dubai launched in 2007 and it’s back for its 15th instalment. This year Art Dubai is welcoming over 100 exhibitors – of which 30 are participating for the very first time – from 44 countries. The fair will highlight international centres and emerging art scenes including museum-quality works by 20th-century masters from across the Middle East. The programme will be a platform for art enthusiasts to examine the worlds of digital artefacts, virtual reality and crypto economies, in this day and age. On Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, Art Dubai will be open from 2pm to 9pm and on Sunday, March 13, it’s open from 12pm to 6pm.

An exclusive pop-up of one of our favourite loungewear brands


Experience the PANGAIA pop-up this weekend in the Mall of the Emirates, Ground Floor, near Harvey Nichols until March 21st. Explore the exclusive collections only available on Ounass and learn about their environmental initiatives.

An intense workout class

If you’re looking for a new workout to try, then this intense class by Barry’s Bootcamp is sure to work every muscle in your body. Say hello to Barry’s LIFT. This is a dedicated strength class designed to complement the work done in the original Red Room by building muscle mass and concentrating on form. As a 50 -minute class, LIFT is entirely different from a standard Barry’s class, moving at a slower pace so you can lift heavier. Using dumbbells, benches and resistance bands, LIFT is more about savouring your resistance. LIFT starts with a five-minute warmup and is followed by a series of rounds, in nine and five-minute intervals. Book in at one of the fitness studios around Dubai.

Visit the desert

Given that the warmer months after fast-approaching and the hot weather already appears to have made a return, take a trip to the desert with friends. In particular, Sharjah has a whole host of luxe desert cafes for you to spend the afternoon sipping on a coffee or matcha, enjoy a light bite and catch up with friends. Take a look at our edit here.

Up your beauty game

Luxury retailer Bloomingdale’s is upping the beauty anty in the Middle East with the launch of its new beauty loyalty program. Available exclusively across the UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar, the exciting new Bloomingdale’s Beauty (BB)
initiative is designed to reward, recognize and pamper makeup and skincare enthusiasts with money-can’t-buy experiences and carefully curated gifts. Bloomingdale’s Beauty (BB) customer rewards include virtual and in-store consultation services, early access to product launches, game-changing 90-minute delivery services, and a range of digital and beauty innovations from the world’s most luxe beauty brands. The loyalty program offers four tiered levels of recognition – Discoverers who will benefit from the latest digital beauty experiences, Beautopians who will be treated to exclusive samples and vouchers, and Aficionados and Beauty Cognoscenti who will be gifted luxe BB Boxes (curated by region). Aficionados will receive one BB Box per year, while Beauty Cognoscenti will be rewarded with two
luxe BB Boxes every year.

Enjoy a relaxing dinner on the waterfront

If you’re looking for a chic beachfront dining experience, definitely prioritize your visit to Beach Bar & Grill, located at the One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel. Beach Bar & Grill’s environment is the perfect al fresco setting to enjoy your delicious meal while taking in the stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. The prime location on the Dubai beachfront renders it the perfect location for a romantic date night dinner or a leisurely afternoon lunch.

Try a supper club


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Supper clubs have gained major momentum in Dubai over the last couple of years. So, why not try one this weekend? While many dates do get booked up well in advance, you may be able to snag a last-minute booking. Regardless, take a look at our edit here to ensure you have the very best Dubai supper clubs on your radar.

Try a new dining experience

Flamingo Room

By bringing together art and gastronomy, Flamingo Room by tashas has launched a new culinary experience where diners can enjoy a tastefully prepared menu. This exclusive partnership with Maison Ruinart and David Shrigley’s celebrates the talent and exceptional flavour contrasts all evening. Entitled ‘Food for Art’ this unique concept allows art aficionados to enter the world of this British creative artist and try a selection of classic starters, mains and desserts that each echo art. The exclusive set menu is available until Sunday, March 13 at Dhs695 per person.

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Treat yourself to a luxe blow-dry

Jennifer Lopez blowdry

Sometimes you need to treat yourself to a little pick-me-up and what better way to do so than a professional blow-dry? Whether it’s for a date night or a pre-dinner or pre-brunch meeting with your girlfriends, see our edit of the best places to go in Dubai for a flawless blow dry here.

Pick up the latest copy of Emirates Woman

Emirates Woman March 2022

The latest issue of Emirates Woman is your guide to all things sustainability. Whether you opt for the buy less, buy better model or seek out brands which are ensuring the production process is optimized for less impact on the environment, we are all capable of implementing small changes in our lives for the greater good, however minimal. March’s – ‘The Sustainability Issue’ two covers were shot on location in Saudi Arabia with our partner NEOM. The scale and beauty of the nature within NEOM is aligned with a vision which will unfold over the next few years. Pick up a copy now or download here.

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