Your ultimate guide to the weekend – May 20 to May 22.

Brunch is back

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With Dubai announcing an updated set of precautionary measures for restaurants earlier this week, it was also announced that brunches are back.

From a contemporary take on Japanese cuisine to Insta-worthy cocktails, Emirates Woman is here to help you choose from all the luxe havens to dine at on a Friday afternoon this season. Read our round-up of the best brunches back on the scene here.

Dinner with breathtaking Burj Khalifa views

the Gal Dubai

Enjoying dinner with views of the Burj Khalifa never gets old. For uninterrupted views of the world’s tallest building head to GAL Restaurant & Lounge, formerly known as ‘The Galliard’. The all-new GAL continues to showcase Mediterranean-Turkish fusion and inspired recipes from France, Italy and Spain, whilst placing art and music in focus. The Mediterranean-Turkish concept includes various facets such as: a bustling open kitchen; an extensive cellar, a sophisticated cocktail bar and an open-air terrace that boasts up-close and, of course, those amazing Burj views.

A live performance


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As live entertainment is back, head to the Dubai Opera to see The Gipsy Kings by Andre Reyes. The popular group, which has introduced millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western tunes and Latin rhythms, will be performing this weekend on May 20 and May 21.

A newly revamped old staple

Seven Sisters Dubai

An old Dubai favourite has reopened its doors with a totally revamped space. Seven Sisters is once again welcoming guests to a redesigned and aesthetically elevated space featuring stylised emerald lounges, “living” décor of greenery and foliage, accompanied with wooden tones of nature. Merging the flavours, spirit and ingredients of Mediterranean and Asian cuisines (MediterrAsian for short), vibrant dishes at the hotspot include spicy beef gyoza, the katsu beef sandwich, red miso lamb chops and the Den miso black cod.

Four Seasons DIFC

If you’re looking for a relaxing day out at the Four Seasons, this sophisticated boutique-style hotel is perfect for an urban getaway and is set within the heart of DIFC, with a host of unrivalled wellness facilities and Dubai’s most talked dining scene. For Dhs300, you get to enjoy the hotel’s rooftop glass-walled pool, with the entire amount that’s spendable on the poolside menu.

Pick up a copy of this month’s Emirates Woman

Emirates Woman May Issue

While you’re relaxing at the Four Seasons DIFC, make sure you pick up a copy of Emirates Woman to read poolside. This month’s issue ‘The Fragrance Issue’ is your go-to guide on all things perfume and more. You might discover a whole host of new brands you didn’t know about.

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