Your ultimate guide to the weekend in Dubai – July 15 to July 17.

A special delivery


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One of our favourite restaurant’s is now available for delivery. Shanghai Me is now available to order exclusively on Deliveroo, serving a specially curated menu by Chef Shane Macneill, inspired by the cultural heritage and culinary delights of China and East Asia.

Hero dishes on the menu include Sesame Prawns on Toast, Shredded Duck Spring Rolls, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Crispy Duck Salad, Wok Beef with garlic & black pepper sauce, Wok Sweet & Sour Chicken with peppers, succulent Triple Cooked Angus Short Ribs and more. It’s the ideal food order to make during the Eid Al Adha holiday.

Dine (sort of) al-fresco

GAIA Dubai

The top Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, Gaia, the brainchild of Chef Izu, has made it easy for UAE residents to dine alfresco this summer. The popular DIFC hotspot has enclosed the garden in a stunning air-conditioned terrace. From 12pm daily, guests are welcomed for lunch or dinner under crisp blue skies, surrounded by vivid, magenta-hued bougainvillaea bursting from terracotta pots and artistic Aegean plates, reminiscent of a coastal Grecian escape. Indulge in hero seafood dishes including line-caught seabass and oysters from France, fresh mussels and Scorpion fish from Greece, or Live Red Rock Lobster from Australia.

A gourmet affair

For a guaranteed night of fun, Bagatelle is hosting the BagaETON Night Brunch every Saturday, featuring DJ Polin with a night of Latino and Reggaeton beats, 8pm onwards, with three hours of delectable delights. From Burrata to Lobster rolls and a selection of exquisite French desserts, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable night with packages starting at Dhs350 for only food and Dhs390 for the Bellini package, Dhs450 for the classic beverages package and Dhs390 for the premium beverages package. Located in Fairmont hotel, it’s definitely a night to not miss out on.

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A poolside brunch

Address Sky View Brunch

This exclusive brunch lets all guests relish their delicious brunch favourites and live DJ entertainment in the Glass Garden at The Restaurant in Address Sky Views with glistening views of Dubai’s skyline. From food, music and exquisite beverages all in one place, guests can lay back while experiencing one of the best in the emirate. From 10am to 4pm, guests can take advantage of the pool access, while be a part of the brunch from 12om to 4pm. Packages start at Dhs295 for food and soft beverages; Dhs395 per person for food and house beverages and Dhs495 per person for food and premium beverages. All packages include pool access.

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An intro to Barry’s Bootcamp

Located in the heart of the Business District of Dubai, being the first HIIT studio in the Middle East, Barry’s DIFC offers an inspiring venue for those who wish to get into shape this summer or simply feel their very best. The intro classes start at Dhs85 per for the first session, with additional amenities onboard such as the in-house hub for health and wellness at the fuel bar along with an in-house design team offering sophisticated merchandise to keep that workout spirit alive. Open from Sunday to Thursday 7am to 9:30pm, Friday 7:15am to 2:30pm and Saturday 8am to 6:30pm, this workout is surely one to try.

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A luxury staycation

St Regis

To already get into the swing of things with the upcoming long weekend, this luxury staycation offers guests an extraordinary experience at Palm Jumeirah’s newest property, The St. Regis Dubai. With rooms starting at Dhs675 per night, guests enjoy complimentary access to Dubai’s latest attraction, The View at The Palm, as they witness unprecedented 360-degree views of the spectacular Palm. From quintessential dining outlets with infinity pools, guests can indulge in a luxurious spa experience with this family-friendly offer and bespoke services, with a minimum of two nights to avail of this offer.

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Try the El Sur Fiesta Brunch

El Sur

After a break in its delightful brunch, the much-anticipated brunch at El Sur’s Fiesta brunch is back with a sensational spread of Spanish deliciousness., With live entertainment to further elevate your mood, you can keep the ball rolling with an after brunch which is will take place from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the Westin Mina Seyahi. Starting at 12:30pm until 3:30pm, the soft brunch package is available at Dhs260 while the house brunch package is priced at Dhs340.

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Unwind at a pool day

From luxe sanctuaries to casual spots, there’s plenty of offers in the emirate that you can take advantage of with causing a dent in your wallet this season. If you’re looking to unwind at any of the refreshing pool days in Dubai, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of relaxing pool days under Dhs250.

Top up on these vitamins with KCAL’s summer offer


You can beat the heat this summer and replenish yourselves with those greens from KCAL, as the special offer includes a purchase of any salad of your choice from the wide range of options available on the menu along with your favourite nutritious blend of juices or fresh juice, that’s high in vitamins and antioxidants, all for the price of Dhs55 this summer, with the offer being valid in dine-on or via online ordering.

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Enjoy Saturdays poolside

Bla Bla Dubai JBR

Enjoy your Saturdays poolside with the launch of Bla Bla’s new poolside brunch. This poolside brunch includes three hours of unlimited beverages including; sparkling wine, mimosas, sangria and house wine. Each guest can enjoy a grazing tray filled with dishes such as; crispy rice avocado, bruschetta, palm salad, California roll, chicken gyoza and Japanese Spinach Salad. Running every Saturday from 12pm to 3pm packages start at Dhs250 for soft drink and Dhs350 for house (including a sun lounger).

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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