Your ultimate guide of things to do in Dubai this weekend – August 5 to August 7, 2021.

A healthy offer


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Kickstart your weekend in the healthiest way possible. NRG Fitness has the perfect offer to motivate you to do so. At the moment, the Dubai Marina gym is offering buy one get two classes free for those who are first-timers. With an array of classes on offer including Barre, Core, Hitt, Bounce and more, there’s something there for everyone.

Upgrade your summer staycation

Armani Hotel

Opt for a cityscape this weekend at the Armani Hotel and get the most out of your stay possible with their current offer. When you book a stay up until September 15, you’ll get complimentary access to Level 148 of Burj Khalifa, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with sharks at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, and an exhilarating session at the world’s biggest indoor virtual reality park at The Dubai Mall. For those who book a room under the breakfast package, you’ll have your stay upgraded to a half-board basis with an open invitation to explore the hotel’s own award-winning restaurants or sample the culinary creations at 9 other participating Emaar hotels. To book call +971 4 888 3999 or email

Indulge in the flavours of Thailand

This weekend, take a culinary journey through Thailand at LAO, located at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm, with a special menu from Thai Chef Kanchana featuring traditional dishes from various regions of her home country which is known for its flavourful cuisine. Prepare your taste buds with starters such as pomelo salad with shrimp, Nue Yang (grilled beef), and Num Prik Kapi (mixed vegetables with Thai shrimp paste chilli sauce). Delightful mains include Khua Gling Nue (stir-fried beef with aromatic spices), Tom Khamin (seabass soup with fresh turmeric), Gai Tod Had Yai (southern Thai crispy fried chicken), and Khao Man Kati (steamed jasmine rice with coconut milk). Finish the meal with Bau Loi, which are stuffed rice balls filled with moong dal and coconut milk. Priced at Dhs199 per person the deal is inclusive of an Asian mocktail. The menu is available. Tuesday to Sunday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm throughout all of August.

Escape to a different galaxy


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Escape to a different galaxy in DIFC at Galaxy Bar. The ideal place to go post-dinner, the elegant hotspot bar has just launched a new celestial-inspired menu. First launched in 2019, this intimate lounge ranked number 67 on the World’s Best 100 Bars list.

Celebrate World Oyster Day


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As August 5 marks World Oyster Day, it’s the ideal time for oyster lovers to indulge this weekend. At Rockfish located in Jumeirah Al Naseem, guests can enjoy freshly shucked Dibba Bay oysters paired with a refreshing glass of grape or bubbles starting from Dhs135. Farmed in the pristine waters of Dibba, the locally sourced gourmet oysters are grown in clean seawater along the coastline resulting in their distinct flavour – high in meat and low in fat for a delicious fresh taste. Packages start at Dhs110 for 1/2 dozen oysters, Dhs135 1/2 dozen oysters with a glass of grape – white, rose or bubbles and Dhs225 1/2 dozen oysters with a glass of Veuve Clicquot.

A new concept store


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Beloved burger joint Pickl has been busy working on a concept store that has just launched in City Walk and will be open for one year. The store offers guests the chance to enjoy the regular Pickl menu, as well as sample some of their recreations from some of the most famous burgers in the world, as they celebrate 100 years of burgers. For superfans of the brand, Pickl apparel will also be available – from t-shirts, socks, hoodies and more. Speaking of Pickl, they’ve also just launched a new Pickl’s new breakfast burger available at selected branches which is available until September 4. Pulling out all the stops, the burger comes complete with a juicy chicken sausage patty, fried egg, American cheese, hash browns, beef bacon, HP sauce and Curious Elephant Chilli Mayonnaise, all between a famous Pickl potato bun.  

Pick up a copy of Emirates Woman

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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