Your ultimate guide to the weekend – April 22 to April 24.

A candlelit dinner

Carine Dubai

As Thursday, April 22, marks Earth Day, Carine – one of the restaurants by Chef Izu Ani – will be hosting a candlelit dinner, aiming to promote awareness of the dangers of climate change, as many other high-profile figures and climate change leaders will be doing so to mark the day. Using only candlelight, it’s the perfect romantic setting to enjoy an end-of-week dinner, whilst standing by a worthy cause. The restaurants, located at Emirates Golf Club, continually aims to minimise its impact on the environment by avoiding waste at all costs, harvesting seasonal ingredients which ensures lower emission consumption and more.

Try a new exercise class


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If you’re needing to switch up your fitness routine, why not try something new this weekend? NRG Fitness in Dubai Marina has two classes which will definitely get your heart pumping. First is their Bounce class where you can enjoy a choreographed cardio workout performed on a mini trampoline, where you can burn up to 600 calories in one 45 minute class. For those who like spin, or just want to try it out, try NRG’s Ride Interactive class where you’ll be on a power ride accompanied by some power beats. There’s also integrated technology which sends your performance data straight to your inbox, allowing you to track your fitness progress. There’s also a number of other classes on offer including HIIT, RPM Spin, Zumba, KO8, Barre, Lift and Burn & Stretch.

The first class at NRG is free with packages being the following: one class Dhs105, four classes Dhs399 and eight classes Dhs699.

Relax & rejuvenate

Take some time for yourself this weekend and enjoy a relaxation and pampering session at the Sofitel Spa in Downtown Dubai. Opt for the Signature Massage (60 minutes) where you can tailor-make your own treatment where you feel your therapist needs to target on your body and select your own aromatherapy oil that best caters to your need. If your skin needs some TLC opt for a facial. The Purifying Facial treats your skin to an intense moisture boost.

Enjoy cherry blossom season

While your holiday to Japan might’ve been put on hold, head to the Armani Hotel where you can celebrate cherry blossom season at Hashi. Enjoy the restaurant’s limited Dassai tasting menu which includes Wagyu beef tataki with black truffle amidst an amazing floral presentation or enjoy some Toro sushi. There’s also the ultimate chef’s cherry dessert platter to finish off your exquisite meal. The tasting menu is on offer until April 30 for Dhs699 per person.

Dine out for Iftar


With Dubai being the reigning food haven, there’s a wide variety of delectable food offers in the emirate that can be enjoyed when you dine-in with your friends and family. Enjoy one of the many dine-in Iftar deals to break fast with during Ramadan. Read EW‘s edit here.

A new opening

Popular Dubai Design District hotspot The Lighthouse has just opened its second branch in Mall of the Emirates. With a menu including “a fresh interpretation of Mediterranean-inspired soul food classics and pastries” it’s the ideal place to head to after some shopping this weekend. Or visit The Lighthouse’s flagship in d3 for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Get your home spring-ready


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Add some fresh blooms into your home to get it spring-ready. Dubai-based bespoke flower company Fine Blooms offers a variety of customised bespoke bouquets and installations for large-scale events.

Pick up a copy of this month’s Emirates Woman

Sana Al Maktoum

If you’re relaxing at home or poolside this weekend, pick up the latest copy of Emirates Woman‘s ‘The Gratitude Issue’ for  April. You can even read it online here. Featuring some incredible women including Her Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum, Emirati businesswoman Muna Al Gurg, Alserkel Avenue’s Executive Director Vilma Jurkute, Founder of Odeem, Fatma Al Otaiba and Maryam & Muna Saeed, Co-Founders of Al Mraikn.

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