Your ultimate guide this weekend in Dubai – June 3 to June 5, 2022.

Fashionable beach takeover

SĀN Valentino Takeover

Luxury fashion house Valentino has teamed up with SĀN beach club for the ultimate takeover. To kick in a stylish start to the warm summer months ahead, the Italian Maison has taken over the beach club with its seasonal prints on décor including cushions, napkin holders, coasters and surfboards. When it comes to food, this upscale destination has an array of delectable options to choose from the international-inspired menu. From Açai bowls to an exotic food platter and delicious smoothies to complement the meal, visitors will never run out of options to choose from. For a tranquil afternoon, guests can unwind at the beach club’s private pool and completely immerse themselves in a haven of Valentino. With aesthetic interiors and a laidback ambience, this soul retreat allows nature and design to strike the perfect balance. The pop-up is running until June 10, 2022.

A hair refresh


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Give yourself a little TLC this weekend and opt for a hair refresh. The Collective salon, located in Al Quoz, is the go-to hub for all things hair health. Founded by top hairstylist Deena Alawaid earlier this year, the salon was created for its sole purpose to become a hub for fellow hairstylists to be a “place where like-minded, hard-working, career-driven and motivated creators could come together and share their passion with the world”. For a full-colour transformation to a subtle balayage, this luxe salon will leave your locks in pristine condition.

Treat your loved ones with a floral arrangement

We’re all about spreading love and flowers are the best way to do so. With Darcey Flowers offering a wide array of premium designs, customers can choose from stunning choices including roses, tulips, peonies, sunflowers and gorgeous hydrangeas. With a recently launched summer collection, a luxe floral arrangement is the best way to bring the season in. Designed to spruce any home, these gorgeous bouquets are created with love. With same-day flower delivery all over the emirates, the professional team ensures that bouquets are delivered right to your doorstep with immaculate attention to detail.

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Bring people together


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Luxury restaurant Matagi, located at Raffles The Palm, is encouraging people to come together this month through the rituals of Sake, which is considered a gift from the gods in ancient Japan, serving sake is seen as an act of social bonding, with custom practises for giving and receiving. Guests are encouraged to explore the comprehensive menu and delicate culture of sake whilst discovering the various fragrances, flavours, complexity, and nuances of this unique drink. Paired perfectly, Matagi serves dishes of Amberjack Crudo, served with Lime Ponzu and adorned with Truffle, alongside a Dassai 39, Junmai Daiginjo that compliments the delicate seafood beautifully and encapsulates a treasure trove of complex flavours. To follow, guests can indulge in Guazzetto Seafood with Black Sesame & Confit of Tomatoes alongside Tentaka Tokubetsu, Junmai which elevates the nuances of the dish. To finish, guests can enjoy the imitable Choya Umeshu, a distinctive and delightful Japanese plum wine, with a fragrant aroma and sour plum flavour ends an exhilarating evening on a sweet and satisfying note.

Try a trendy new spot


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An entirely new concept has arrived in Dubai. Say hello to Salmon Guru. Founded by Diego Cabrera the concept originates from Madrid and last year was voted #24 on the World’s 50 Best Bars and won the Michter’s Art of Hospitality award. Its new Business Bay venue marks the first time the concept has gone global. Guests can immerse themselves in the unique drinks execution by sitting in or behind the detailed open bar stations. The venue itself, while intimate, combines three distinct vibes. There is a 60’s Tropical Speakeasy section, an Asian Night Market, and a Comic Book themed area. Located at The Opus by OMNIYAT designed by Zaha Hadid, in Business Bay, it’s a must-visit spot.

A seasonal menu

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro as launched a new seasonal menu, celebrating the season of white asparagus. The spring-time vegetable is one of the most sought-after ingredients grown in various regions in Italy, including the beautiful Pre Alps town of Bassano del Grappa. Sourcing fresh, quality ingredients in respect of nature and the environment, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro’s Head Chef, Fulvio Opalio, and Chef de Cuisine, Stefano Giovannetti, have introduced an exciting new Asparagi Bianchi (white asparagus) menu. Refreshing starters like the carpaccio di asparagi bianchi e agrumi (white asparagus salad) and asparagi bianchi gratinate, Caciocavallo e prosciutto crudo (white asparagus with Caciocavallo cheese and cured beef ham) offer a tender crunch full of earthy flavours. The pasta and risotto selection is sure to impress with its unique flavour profile. Guests can indulge in the gnudi di ricotta e spinaci, salsa di asparagi, zabaione e anatra affumicata (spinach and ricotta dumplings with white asparagus sauce and smoked duck breast) and the risotto asparagi Bianchi e tartufo nero (white asparagus and black truffle risotto). For the main course, the chefs have prepared exquisitely tender meat dishes while incorporating the seasonal white asparagus gem. Mains include the costoletta di vitello alla brace, insalatina di asparagi (char-grilled veal chop with white asparagus salad) and the filetto di rombo, asparagi Bianchi e nero di sepia (turbo fillet with white asparagus sauce and squid ink). The exclusive new Asparagi Bianchi experience is available at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro in Jumeirah Al Naseem for a limited period.

Take a trip to Tulum

Eva Beach House

Take a trip to Tulum at the latest beach club to open on Palm West Beach. Eva Beach House has raised the bar in the ‘boho-chic’ look, combining the ecstasy of Tulum-style beachside dining with an exceptional culinary experience, thanks to its outstanding décor, distinctive ambience and spectacular beachfront vibes. The venue’s airy and draped whimsical décor in cream and earthy brown tones, with native-style wooden accents, proved a hit as it enhanced the evening for visitors enjoying a tasteful yet friendly and upbeat haven with breathtaking views leaving an indelible impression.

Pick up the latest copies of Emirates Woman & Emirates Man

Emirates Woman, Emirates Man June 2022

Make sure you pick up the latest copies of Emirates Woman & Emirates Man this weekend. EW‘s June issue, The Clarity Issue, focuses on clarity of mind, body and most importantly vision. For our cover shoot, we partnered with Lala Diamonds, a fine jewellery brand dedicated to crafting timeless pieces with an added edge and from stones with optimal clarity. We have exclusive interviews with Chaumet’s CEO Jean-Marc Mansvel, Suzanne Santos, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer AESOP and Ann-Caroline Prazan, Guerlain’s International Artistic Director.

For EM‘s June issue, we are honoured to welcome Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing and with whom we discuss the growth of the emirate as a global travel hub, the success of Expo 2020, the MICHELIN Guide coming to Dubai and how the city has become a global powerhouse for tourism. From grooming to tech we’ll ensure you’re ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest gadgets. If you’re into watches, our resident watch geeks will deliver all the detail you need to make the right investment, we interview the guys making moves on a global and local scale and we’ll tell you where the coolest places are to hang out.

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