Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – April 8 to April 10, 2021.

An exclusive Hermès launch

Head to Mall of the Emirates this weekend to explore the latest launch from Hermès Beauty, which is available exclusively in Dubai ahead of its global launch. After launching the distinct Rouge Hermès line, Rose Hermès is an elegantly composed narrative that blends its signature vivacity with the very essence of this covetable colour. This exclusive pop-up is on from now until April 15, 2021, at the Central Galleria in Mall of the Emirates, for you to discover the latest launches from Hermès which pay homage to the brand’s DNA as you find a shade that best suits you.

A new piercing

Maria Tash

While you’re at Mall of the Emirates to see the new Hermes launch, why not pop into the newest Maria Tash store in Dubai? Located on the first floor of MoE, the 2,000 square feet store is now officially open. The interiors feature an inviting modern aesthetic while balancing soft elements such as leather and custom glass to create a unified pleasing harmony for guests when they visit and carefully examine the collections to decide their ideal piercing.

A laser facial with no downtime

Skin Laundry

Skin Laundry is renowned for harnessing the power of laser to delivering serious skin results. This Dubai-based clinic offers laser facials with no downtime whatsoever. It’s the perfect way to give yourself a pampering without it taking too much time.

Head to a record-breaking infinity pool

Address Beach Resort JBR

While blurring the lines between man-made and natural, the newly opened Address Beach Resort offers a much-adorned infinity pool which has already received a remarkable accolade for being located 294 metres up. Located on the 77th floor of the hotel, this pool in Dubai has won the Guinness World Record for being the highest infinity pool in the world. Soak up the sun sky-high with impeccable views of the Arabian Gulf. Accompanying the infinity pool on the 77th floor is, Zeta Seventy Seven rooftop restaurant next to it serves authentic Asian cuisine, which guests can enjoy while witnessing the splendid views of Dubai’s skyline.

Support local brands

Ghizlan and Salama

As many local designers might have been affected by the pandemic, entrepreneur Ghizlan Guenez and Emirati jeweller Salama Khalfan have joined forces to launch a new initiative to support local brands. The new concept entitled SAWA will provide a platform to local brands including Bouguessa, Bambah, Le Pom Pom, Shatha Essa, Dima Ayad and many more to revive the Ramadan spirit. This pre-Ramadan exhibition is taking place from April 7 to 10, 2021 from 2pm to 10pm at Dubai’s Warehouse 83 in Alserkal Avenue with around 30 different labels including ready-to-wear, accessories, jewellery and lifestyle brands on board.

Visit a celebrity-approved restaurant

If you’re looking for a place to have a nice dinner out this weekend, why not try a celebrity-approved hotspot? Options include Indochine, Avli by Tashas, Gaia and more. Read our full round-up here.

A famous Australian burger joint in Dubai


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For a casual lunch or dinner out, head to the latest burger joint which has arrived in Dubai – the popular Australian brand Oporto. Located in Dubai Festival City Mall, try some of their hero burgers which include the Bondi Burger and the Oprego Burger.

A viral TikTok pasta recipe

Just wanting a chilled time at home? Why not try this new viral TikTok pasta recipe. After the famous feta pasta hack went viral last month, a new pasta dish – ‘Honeycomb Pasta’ – has emerged and it looks to be the next trend that’s a must-try. Anna Rothfuss, whose username is @bananalovesyoutoo on TikTok, shared a tutorial and the recipe on the video-sharing platform which has now gone viral. Characterised as part cake, part lasagna, this quick-paced tutorial uncovers a pasta hack that you can easily try out whether you wish to dine alone or with friends and family.

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