Your ultimate guide of things to do in Dubai this weekend – January 28 to January 30, 2022.

The future is here

Store of the Future at Mall of the Emirates (4)

The future has arrived in Mall of the Emirates having launched ‘The Store of the Future’ in collaboration with Cisco. In the new concept, for the first time ever in the region, customers and visitors in Dubai will get the exclusive chance to interact with the unique, fully digital, and physical concept store. The store will elevate the traditional shopping experience by incorporating digital retail to introduce customers to a futuristic shopping journey. This will be created through five of Cisco’s core technology features: Digital Display Canvas, Lift & Learn, Magic Mirror, Beauty Mirror, and Store Analytics.

An elegant evening


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Put your best party dress and heels on this weekend head to the elegnant new spot at the Burj Al Arab – contemporary cocktail bar Gilt located on the 27th Floor. The dazzling bar invites guests to enjoy the vibrant ambience, while a team of highly skilled bartenders create drinks that mesmerise for their complex simplicity. Brought to you by acclaimed Mixologist Thibault Mequignon, Gilt is home to an ever-changing, dynamic and innovative menu with a strong focus on flavours and fresh ingredients, fashioned to enlighten its audience.

A cultural festival

Head to the cultural hub of Dubai, Alserkal Avenue, the Quoz Arts Fest by Alserkal returns for its 9th edition this Saturday and Sunday. With an overnight component for the first time, the region’s most loved arts and culture festival is themed around ‘Waking Dreams’. ​​Visitors are invited to spend the weekend in the technicolour valley of the uncanny and explore the liminal space between slumber and wakefulness, with live music, theatre and contemporary dance performances, food trucks, outdoor installations, contemporary art exhibitions, children’s activities, wellness and mindfulness workshops, and a midnight movie marathon. Quoz Arts Fest will run from 8am on Saturday, 29 January to 11pm on Sunday, 30 January.

Time to brunch


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Brunch in style at Hola this weekend. This stylish venue has officially launched its Saturday brunch featuring flavourful dishes from across the islands. From tasty fried potatoes to juicy olives, crisp salads, tender steaks, paella, seafood, and more, this Spanish restaurant is the ideal to brunch this Dubai winter.

Celebrate an anniversary


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Celebrate one of our fitness studio’s first birthday at Paros JLT. This Saturday, January 29, Barre Effect is hosting a barre & brunch event. Starting at 9.30am, Barre Effect will host one of their signature 50-minute fitness classes followed by a celebratory brunch. Mouth-watering food prepared by the renowned chefs at the Taj JLT will be on offer as well as coffee, juices and smoothies as you like all priced at Dhs260. For those who want a little more zing, opt for the cocktail package priced at Dhs380.

A new restaurant on the block


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Newly opened at the stunning H Dubai is The Crossing – a modern Indian eatery that uses a variety of cooking styles and traditions, resulting in a wide-ranging menu with dishes hailing from the entire subcontinent. Split between small plates, grills, grains and curries, the menu at The Crossing is designed to be mixed up and eaten however you wish. The dishes have been designed to work together whichever way you choose to order them. The portions are fit for sharing, to encourage the traditional Indian way of eating.

A new spot for breakfast


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Head to this Fazza-approved spot for breakfast this weekend. The newly opened 11 Woodfire, the brainchild of the acclaimed Chef Akmal, has a new breakfast menu that is designed to deliver delicious flavours that are grounded by the primal and warming flavours of woodfire cooking. Hero items on the menu include the french toast egg slider and their own take on eggs benedict. There’s also the 11’s Slayer Breakfast – enjoy eggs your way with 11 Woodfire touches including crispy sourdough bread, creamy smashed avocado and sauteed asparagus.

Pick up a copy of Emirates Woman‘s January issue


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If you’re looking for a guide on how to start 2022 in the best way possible, pick up the latest issue of Emirates Woman – January’s – ‘The Confidence Issue’. For January’s cover, we partnered with Technogym who deliver fitness excellence through their design-forward Personal Line. Our cover star is Diala Makki beautiful, confident and full of drive and determination. In this issue, you will find everything to enable you to kick off the New Year with confidence from body, mindset and goal setting.

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