Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – August 19 to August 21, 2022.

Delectable dishes


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With a showstopping Levantine menu, Bushra by Buddha-Bar combines elements of Arabian heritage into the restaurant. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy an intimate dinner, this restaurant is definitely a must-try. From beverages infused with traditional spices to authentic dishes including mezze platters, there are an array of fishes curated by award-winning celebrity chef, Greg Malouf. Located in Grosvenor House, this sophisticated restaurant takes each visitor on a culinary journey.

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Workin’ on your fitness

NRG Fitness

For a stress release, book a new ride & burn class at NRG. This adrenaline-pumping class takes place every Saturday morning and starts with 30 minutes of spinning followed by 30 minutes of HIIT with a variety of themed classes including 80s vs 90s, House music and more to make each class exciting. Additionally, NRG now offers two extra free class trials to all new members who want to get a feel of the gym before any commitment. Located in Dubai Marina, the class takes place from 8:45am to 9:45am and is priced at Dhs115 per session.

Rejuvenate with a luxe spa treatment


We all deserve a break after a look week. To treat yourself, the UAE has a host of serene spa treatments that promise an ultimate escape from the bustle of city life. From the highest spa in Dubai to special summer escape promotions, there’s a plethora of treatments to try for that ultimate summer glow. With access to five-star treatments, saunas, steam rooms and pools, each session provides a refreshing experience from start to finish. See the Emirates Woman-approved guide here.

It’s brunch time

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This high-energy venue promises an enticing brunch every Sunday with dreamy views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai Marina. With a gorgeous beachfront, this buzzing Beirut concept has quickly established itself in Dubai, with a wide range of delectable dishes such as shrimp tempura, Chilean seabass and penne tomato, to name a few. To end on a sweet note, guests can choose from a variety of desserts such as baklava cheesecake, chocolate fondant and more. The packages start at Dhs325 for juices and mocktails and are then priced at Dhs495 for spirits, wines and cocktails. Located at West Beach Palm Jumeirah, this four-hour brunch that takes place from 1pm to 5pm.

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Try this special summer lunch menu


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For an authentic sharing-style meal, Tamoka has launched a special menu perfect for a weekend lunch with friends. With blends of fire and ice, this Antillean and Caribbean-inspired cuisine includes a host of dishes including a choice of free-flowing white or rosé grape. Priced at Dhs225 for two hours, this special offer takes place daily from 12pm to 5pm at The Ritz-Carlton, JBR.

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Escape to a secluded beachfront resort


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If you’re looking for an intimate Dubai stay, book the ultra-luxe summer beachfront villa at One&Only, The Palm as part of its UAE staycation offer. For guests checking in for a minimum of two nights, they receive two complimentary 50-minute spa treatments at the Guerlain Spa, a sanctuary of complete calm along with an inclusive daily afternoon tea served infront of the villa. With a host of culinary options onboard such as ZEST and STAY by Yannick Alléno.

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Fun in the sun

Drift Beach

One of Dubai’s most popular beach clubs has officially reopened its doors. DRIFT Beach Dubai is welcoming guests to soak up the sun poolside and enjoy some delicious food and drinks. Expanding over 1km, this idyllic spot is set against the glimmering waters of the Arabian Gulf.

To book visit

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