Your ultimate guide to the weekend in Dubai – August 26 to August 28.

Visit a chic coffee spot


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Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting down and enjoying a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee. With several coffee shops in the UAE, adopting a minimalist approach appears to be the winning formula and for many a wide range of independent locations. See our guide to some of our favourite spots in Dubai brewing some of the best coffee we’ve had in the emirate.

A taste of the European summer

SAL Burj Al Arab

Luxury lifestyle destination SAL, located on the expansive terrace of the iconic Burj Al Arab, has launched a contemporary summer lunch menu carefully crafted to complement the last lazy days of summer. Hero dishes on the limited-edition menu include wild crab served on sourdough and topped with egg and a dusting of paprika, king crab trenette pasta with fresh basil, pesto, espelette chilli and a drizzle of balsamic, followed by Portuguese dourada, seabream served with baked potatoes and stone oven chicken empanada, baked lemon chicken served with freshly cut French fries

Celebrate Emirati Women’s Day

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Celebrate the incredible women from the UAE this Saturday as the nation marks the sixth annual Emirati Women’s Day.  This year the theme of the day celebrating UAE women is ‘Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for the Next 50 Years’ as announced by the Mother of the Nation, Sheikha Fatima, earlier this year.

To mark the day, there’s a plethora of offers to take advantage of, which you can find out about here. Or, for those wanting to mark the day with something special, see our editor-approved gift guide or gift a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Relax poolside

Bvlagri Yacht Club

There’s nothing like a relaxing day by the pool or the beach to unwind with friends, family, or even alone. From redeemable food and beverages vouchers to the picturesque views of Dubai’s skyline, Emirates Woman has gathered an edit of the most stylish venues with the best pool day deals in Dubai.

A venue takeover

This weekend, on August 26 and August 27, the popular Indian-fusion restaurant and cocktail bar Masti will be taken over by Lebanese beverage mastermind and entrepreneur, Jad Ballout from Beirut’s Dead End Paradise. Enjoy the bespoke cocktail menu with eight drinks in total – four from Masti and four from Dead End Paradise – this weekend only from 7pm to 11pm.

A free Yoga session

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Celebrating its one year anniversary, Inspire DIFC is hosting free classes this Saturday, August 28 from 8am to 6.30pm. Participants can attend signature classes such as Floating bliss with a sound bath, Inferno hot Pilates, CORE sculpt, Flexibility flow, meditation, breathwork, kids yoga and more.

A stylish Saturday poolside

Cove Beach Dubai

Relax and unwind this Saturday in the stylish setting of Dubai’s Cove Beach. From 12 to 9pm enjoy commercial house beats with a stunning beach view for Dhs200, with Dhs100 redeemable on F&B. If you plan on staying later, F&B deals between 7pm to 11pm include sharing food platters starting from Dhs199.

A taste of Great Britain


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If you haven’t been able to make it over to the UK this summer, enjoy a taste of Great Britain at SLAW this weekend. In celebration of the UK bank holiday, the popular Jumeirah-based burger joint has launched a limited-edition burger which has got: a potato bun, minted mushy peas, beer battered cod fillet, dill pickles and tartar sauce. Also, enjoy a side of chip shop chips with malt vinegar and lemon and a virgin Pimms.

Pick up a copy of Emirates Woman 


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Whether you’re relaxing poolside or chilling at home this weekend, pick up a copy of Emirates Woman’s latest issue or read it online. This is the issue where you get to read, relax and unwind, whether you’re travelling globally or staycationing locally.

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