Your ultimate guide of things to do in Dubai this weekend – January 7 to January 9, 2022.

An exclusive pop-up


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Luxury brand LOEWE has partnered with Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli for a second collaboration. In this latest capsule collection, the Maison is celebrating one of the studio’s most acclaimed films, Spirited Away, the 2001 animated epic which secured director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli a number of prizes, including the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards ceremony. The LOEWE x Spirited Away collection features all of the movie’s most iconic characters. To celebrate the launch of the collection, an exclusive pop-up has launched at Central Galleria, Ground Floor, Mall of the Emirates in the Central Galleria on the ground floor. Dubai is one of the few places in the world where LOEWE is hosting the pop-up, so it’s definitely one to check out.

A new coffee hotspot


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For the first official weekend of 2022, why not try out a brand new coffee spot? The second branch, under the Tania’s Teahouse brand, Sereni-tea has launched and is located in the heart of Umm Suqeim. Nestled among the lush and zen grounds of Keyani – a wellness centre offering holistic treatments and yoga – Sereni-tea offers visitors a uniquely calm and serene environment. The interiors, unlike the pink flagship, offer a hygge vibe with neutral, earthy and pastel shades.

A refreshing facial

Reward yourself after the first week back at work for 2022 with a refreshing facial by certified skin therapist Lelde Sire, who is one of the best in Dubai. Based at Elborno Clinic in Jumeirah 3, she is there to ensure your skin is looking and feeling its best. From the popular hydrafacial to laser therapy, there’s a treatment for everyone.

Saturday brunch


As the UAE embraces a new weekend with Saturday becoming the new Friday, one staple that is in for a big change in schedule is brunches. Keeping this in mind, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the Saturday Brunches to try out this year. Read our complete edit here.

Fine-dining at home


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With COVID-19 cases rising, many may be opting to stay home this weekend. If so, why not bring the fine-dining experience into the comfort of your own space. One of our favourite Dubai restaurants Gaia, a concept created by the talented Chef Izu Ani, is available for delivery exclusively on Deliveroo. Enjoy some of the restaurants most beloved dishes right from the comfort of your own home including a greek salad with barrel-aged feta and homemade pickled olives to start, then Mezze selection, which is ideal for sharing, including Tzatziki and pita bread, Taramasalata with koulouri bread and Melitzanosalata, paired with sourdough bread. Opt for the grilled ribeye steak or whole grilled sea bream for the main course and complete your at-home fine-dining experience with semolina sponge coconut cake with coconut ice cream, or traditional orange pie with Greek yogurt, mastiha ice cream and olive oil, to perfectly balance the palette.

Workin’ on our fitness

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As January marks a new start for many, it’s the best time to begin your fitness and health journey. To keep things fun and interesting, we’ve rounded up the best unique workouts in Dubai to keep your motivation to work out at an optimum level. Read our complete edit here.

Pick up a copy of Emirates Woman‘s January issue


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If you’re looking for a guide on how to start 2022 in the best way possible, pick up the latest issue of Emirates Woman – January’s – ‘The Confidence Issue’. For January’s cover, we partnered with Technogym who deliver fitness excellence through their design-forward Personal Line. Our cover star is Diala Makki beautiful, confident and full of drive and determination. In this issue, you will find everything to enable you to kick off the New Year with confidence from body, mindset and goal setting.

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