Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – August 5 to August 7, 2022.

Peruvian banquet


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This weekend is your last chance to indulge in SushiSamba’s Peruvian Sambakase dinner experience. Available until August 7, the five-course menu pays homage to the restaurant’s distinct Peruvian heritage, which is blended with the cultures and cuisines of Japan and Brazil to curate the restaurant’s internationally acclaimed dining experience. Inspired by the Japanese term ‘Omakase’, which literally translates into “I leave it up to you”, the Peruvian Sambakase menu embraces the Japanese dining ethos of having the chef select and serve seasonal specialities to their guests. Priced at Dhs520 per person, the Peruvian Sambakase dining menu promises to deliver an unforgettable journey through Peru, in a manner that is unique and authentic to SushiSamba’s iconic culinary DNA.

Revive & restore

The W Dubai – Mina Seyahi has introduced a fresh and bold take on relaxation and self-care launching their new spa BAR-B. Located on the 30th floor of the hotel, the spa has four treatment rooms, a beauty bar and relaxation areas. Choose from a range of indulgent facials, massages and body treatments using surgically-inspired skincare brand, 111SKIN, designed to rejuvenate, revive and re-energize. Coveted by a host of makeup artists, models and fashion designers, 111SKIN basks in its position as a leading global skincare brand. Co-founded by Harley-Street surgeon Yannis Alexandrides and his wife Eva Alexandrides, 111SKIN is surgically inspired and science lead, providing clinical results. Indulge in 90 minutes of pure luxury and relaxation with the signature Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Lift Facial – their most comprehensive anti-wrinkle facial. From the list of treatments to the décor and the drinks menu, everything at BAR-B has been designed to create the ultimate spa setting for its clients. Busy socialites can enjoy a glass of bubbles or a curated cocktail or two as they get glammed up for an event or choose to wind down for the weekend with an invigorating massage or facial.

It’s brunch time


Roka has officially moved its brunch to a Saturday. Complete with a terrace boasting gorgeous views, ROKA fans can join the festivities starting from just Dhs295. Starting from 12.00pm to 3.30pm, guests are invited to book their brunch and relish in favourite dishes from the brunch menu which includes a sushi platter, avocado maki, Gyuniku to Goma no Gyzo (beef, ginger and sesame dumplings). Brunch goers are then invited to choose one main as lamb cutlets (with Korean spices and sesame cucumber) or salmon Fillet Teriyaki (with sansho salt). To finish, the Roka dessert platter is the perfect way to end brunch on a sweet note.

Stock up

Rosie huntington makeup

If you’re spending some downtime at home this weekend, why not treat yourself to a bit of online shopping? The UAE is home to some of the best beauty platforms the industry has to offer with a whole host of luxurious products all delivered straight to your door. See our edit of the best homegrown beauty platforms here.

A Ferragosto feast


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Throughout August, Scalini is celebrating the annual Italian festival of Ferragosto with a specially curated menu inspired by the magic of the ancient holiday. Marking the start of Italy’s traditional midsummer holiday, Ferragosto dates back centuries and signifies the end of the harvest season, where friends, family and loved ones gather together to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Taking diners on an epicurean journey, Scalini’s special plates embrace the traditions of Ferragosto and capture the serenity of summer in Italia. Available throughout August from 12pm daily, the sumptuous dishes include Astice Alla Catalana – succulent lobster served with crunchy celery, red onions, and cherry tomatoes from the rich and strikingly stunning coastline of Sardgena; Calamarata Con Ragu Di Polpo – Neapolitan style pasta with octopus ragout, drizzled with Amalfi lemon and fresh basil perfectly epitomizes the bounty and beauty of summer in the Amalfi Coast; and more.

Pick up the latest copy of Emirates Woman 

Zeynab El-Helw cover shoot

Relax and unwind this long 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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