Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – August 26 to August 28, 2022.

Celebrate Emirati Women’s Day

Emirati Women's Day 2022

This Sunday, August 28, 2022, marks the seventh annual Emirati Women’s Day. This year’s theme for Emirati Women’s Day is ‘Inspiring Reality… Sustainable Future’. Keeping in line with the achievements of Emirati women, this special occasion marks their accomplishments and openness to overcoming challenges. For those looking to celebrate the incredible Emirati women in their lives take a look at our gift guide here; see some of the best Emirati Women’s Day offers here; or read some of the inspiring words from these 17 influential Emirati women here.

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In need of a manicure or a pedicure? Then take some time for yourself this weekend at some of Dubai’s best nail salons. See our editor-approved picks here.

Treat yourself

Indulge in some freshly baked goods this weekend from Flaky Pastry in City Walk. To celebrate Emirati Women’s Day, Flaky Pastry has created a special croissant to celebrate the incredible women of the nation. The City Walk-based baked goods venue has also teamed up with Sisters Beauty Lounge. Any lady who purchases a pastry this Sunday will receive a Dhs50 voucher to spend at the beauty salon’s City Walk branch.

Masterclass in sushi


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Enjoy a masterclass in sushi this Sunday at Sushisamba from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Led by the restaurant’s Culinary Director Chef Moon, the one-of-a-kind masterclass will take guests on an immersive behind-the-scenes experiences as they learn about the history and artistry behind one of the world’s most popular dishes. Priced at Dhs689 per person the sensorial gastronomical experience brings together likeminded people atop the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Included as part of the experience is a delicious three-course lunch which takes place following the completion of the class, as well as a specially designed, limited edition Sushisamba apron which will serve as a memorable keepsake for years to come.

The Emirati women behind the silver screen

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On Emirati Women’s Day this Sunday, celebrate the Emirati women behind the silver screen. Deliveroo is taking over everyone’s favourite independent cinema, Cinema Akil to celebrate the talent of not one, but 5 Emirati female film directors including Hind Abdullah, Sarah Al Hashimi and Mariam Alawadhi among others. Bringing the snacks is the loved homegrown brand, Project Chaiwala completing the cinematic experience. The free event takes place this Sunday from 7pm to 9pm.

Pick up the latest copy of Emirates Woman 

Zeynab El-Helw cover shoot

Relax and unwind this weekend with the latest copy of Emirates Woman. The Summer Escape Issue encourages you to explore and unwind as summer unfolds. For our Mykonos-inspired cover shoot, we partnered with eco-positive brand Reborn Society – founded by Zeynab El-Helw. Breathe, take stock, rest, restore and refocus this summer. The best is yet to come…

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Images: Supplied, Feature Image: Nouf Al Tamimi Instagram