Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – January 7 to January 9.

An island visit

Rihanna has brought an exclusive Fenty Skin activation to Dubai. Channel island vibes with refreshing elements included at the immersive experience – Fenty Island – transporting you to a tiki island resort with interactive experiences such as an insitu tropical juice bar and a trial experience in order to explore the range created by the mogul.

As part of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the Dubai Mall promenade will celebrate the launch from January 6 to January 16, 2021, in the outdoor island-themed pop-up.

To take a look inside the new immersive experience, watch EW‘s video below.

A new evening brunch


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Enjoy a brand new evening brunch to start off 2021 at Distillery, located in Downtown Dubai. The new ‘Brewski Brunch’ will take place every Friday from 5pm – 8pm. For Dhs189 for women and Dhs249 for men, get unlimited draught and bottled beers, wines, cocktails and XL pitchers, and a three-course menu with unlimited starters and desserts, plus the option of a main course. A sparkling package is also available for Dhs549.

A delicious pop-up


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Enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine at caya’s new pop-up in the park. The Town Square Park makes for the perfect casual evening chill spot where you can dine on delicious dishes including juicy burgers, succulent straight-off-the-grill meats and more. Make the most of the cooler evenings this Dubai winter as from this weekend this pop-up will be available every Thursday and Friday from 4pm until 10pm.

Pamper yourself


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If you’re embodying the ‘New Year, New You’ vibe, treat yourself with a good pamper. Pastels Salon in Dubai currently has a game-changing hair treatment on offer ensuring you have silky smooth hair until the spring. The first is the KS Ultimate treatment which will straighten and repair your hair. It eliminates frizz, strengthens hair from root to tip, is formaldehyde-free and lasts for up to four months. Prices start from Dhs1,000 but is dependent on hair length.

A new Instagrammable breakfast spot


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Breakfast hotspot Brunch & Cake has made its way to The Pointe at the Palm. Called ‘Brunch & Cake by the Sea’, this new breakfast spot is located right next to the world’s largest dancing fountain. An Instagrammable dream, this is the perfect spot for a chilled morning with your family and friends.

Burgers, burgers, burgers


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Salt, a burger concept straight out of the UAE, has an amazing pop-up concept in DIFC in line with the Dubai Shopping Festival. Chow down on some mouthwatering burgers at the Salt Campsite. There’s also a dessert section for those with a big sweet tooth.

‘DRIFT’ into the night

Luxury beach spot DRIFT is now open for dinner. Every Wednesday and Thursday from 7pm until 11pm head to the chic and relaxing spot for some incredible cuisine alongside live music to enjoy.

Start your 2021 workout journey


If you’ve just been getting back into the rhythm after time off over the festive period, take this weekend to kickstart your health and fitness journey. Take a look at our round-up of the best gyms in Dubai.

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