Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – January 21 to January 23.

An iconic New York pop-up

ME Hotel Dubai

A slice of New York City has arrived in Dubai. The ‘World’s Best Bar 2019’ Dante NYC is hosting a month-long pop-up at the ME Hotel in Business Bay. Aperitivo-style drinks such as the famous Dante Garibaldi, Chocolate Negroni and the Aperol Spritz will be served to refresh and liven the palate before any meal.

A chic new coffee spot

 

 

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Homegrown Emirati brand Drop coffee has opened its second in Dubai’s blue-chip Dar Al Wasl Mall. The interior was designed by Pallavi Dean’s Roar studio, creating a minimal space where customers can relax and meet with friends for a chilled out morning or afternoon.

The biggest opening Dubai has ever seen

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A new out-of-this-world beach club is opening in JBR and it’s set to be nothing short of spectacular. Bla Bla Dubai will be opening its doors on Thursday, January 21 and will be a hub of 20 bars, three restaurants and a huge pool all set across an enormous 100,000 square-foot venue.

All of the different bars in the venue are themed and include a Bali-themed bar on the ground floor; a Record bar featuring an array of old vinyls; a New York-themed bar – Tag Bar; a Hollywood bar and more.

A new supper club

 

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Launching this Friday, January 22, Sho Cho, located in Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Jumeirah, will host its first supper club. For Dhs235 enjoy an evening of fun with your friends with Japenese dishes and delicious cocktails.

A Friday brunch

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Enjoy a Friday brunch at the stunning setting of Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai. Taking place every Friday from 1pm to 4pm, prices start from Dhs325 for soft drinks; Dhs435 for house beverages and Dhs655 for champagne. Complimentary pool and beach access is also included.

Dubai hotspot reopens its bar

 

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One of our favourite Dubai hotspots located in Business Bay, ROKA, is reopening its bar for the first time since March 2020. Sip on a variety of different cocktails right at the bar made by ROKA’s expert mixologists. All precautionary measures are being followed to ensure health & safety standards are met and include Perspex dividers between every two bar stools and around the bar.

Notes this is currently on hold due to the new restrictions in Dubai. 

A slice of home for the Brits

 

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For those who are from the UK living in Dubai and may be missing home, a new slice of Britain is now in Downtown Dubai. Say hello to Tipsy Lion a new traditional British Pub located the terrace of the Sofitel Downtown.

A luxe new beach club

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A brand new beach club has arrived in Dubai and offers sweeping views of the emirate’s skyline. Say hello Twiggy, the brand new establishment located at the Park Hyatt Dubai Creek.

Offering a true taste of the south of France in its idyllic setting, Twiggy is the latest venture for those who created Dubai hotspots La Cantine du Faubourg, Ninive, and Lana Lusa. The ideal place for both alfresco dining and relaxing, guests can enjoy both the restaurant and the beach club, which features a 100-metre infinity pool.

With an array of different dishes on the Mediterranean-inspired menu – with some delectable sushi also available – Twiggy delivers in both ambience and food.

Some me-time

Take some time for yourself and head to The H Hotel Dubai for a detoxifying spa session. Enjoy a 60-minute Balinese massage and a detox smooth for Dhs309 at the hotel’s Mandara Spa. You can also upgrade it to include a detox salad for Dhs349.

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