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7 fabulous things to do in Dubai this weekend

Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – November 18 to November 20, 2021.

Relax & unwind sky-high


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The world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool, Aura Skypool, located on the 50th floor of Nakheel’s Palm Tower, has officially opened. This elegant oasis perched on a height will allow guests to witness panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline, including popular destinations such as Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and Ain Dubai. Open from 10am to sunset, three ticketing time slots are available for guests to choose from, with prices for the visits starting from Dhs170 per person. The morning pass runs from 10am to 2pm, then the afternoon session from 3pm to sunset and the full-day session from 10am to sunset.

One of our favourite skincare brand’s opens its first counter in Dubai

The cult eponymous skincare brand by Dr. Barbara Sturm has officially opened her first-ever counter in the Middle East at Bloomingdale’s in The Dubai Mall. The brand is inviting customers to join them for a Sturm consultation and personalised skincare prescription. To celebrate the launch of the new counter, the first 30 customers who spend a minimum of Dhs800, they will receive six travel-size Dr. Barbara Sturm products. See you there!

Experience the South of France in Dubai


Located on the stunning beachfront at Jumeirah Al Qasr, La Plage by French Riviera opens as an exquisite beach deck exuding Côte D’Azure glamour. Set against the backdrop of the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, La Plage will showcase Mediterranean charm with its elegant food and lively day to night ambience. Serving up a mix of classic and modern French Mediterranean food, bursting with freshness and designed for sharing, the menu transports diners to the picturesque Mediterranean coast for an experience reminiscent of summer days on the French Riviera. Guests can indulge in a delectable selection of cold and hot starters including Poulpe De Mediterranée, thinly sliced Octopus served with a Black Olive Tapenade and Mashed Potato and Pizzetta Truffe with Crème Fraiche and Oignon Façon Tatin.

Dine alfresco at this DIFC hotspot


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DIFC’s contemporary Northern Chinese restaurant and bar, Hutong, has reopened its terrace, making it the perfect spot to dine alfresco this season. Open from 6pm to midnight, the outdoor venue offers unparalleled views of the Museum of the Future and the iconic Emirates Towers. Guests can unwind in the refined social gathering area and dine under the stars whilst listening to the chilled Asian lounge music mix by resident DJ Ivan Minuti from 7:30pm to 11:30pm, Wednesday to Saturday, and DJ Kate from Sunday to Tuesday.

Enjoy exclusive treatments at the Mandarin Oriental

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai - VIP Suite

Adored by celebrities, beauty editors and consumers across the globe, Tata Harper is revolutionizing luxury skincare by creating highly efficient products that are 100% natural without any synthetic chemicals whatsoever. Giving us a treat here in Dubai, the beauty mogul has launched three unique and exclusive treatments at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira. The three treatments include the Tata Harper Tuning Fork Facial, an exclusive vibrational facial treatment that effectively rejuvenates the face, mind, body, and spirit with the aid of custom curated soundscapes and chromotherapy; the Smoothing Body Glow, a Tata Harper signature ritual that promotes glowing skin with a full body scrub followed by a Rasul steam and a revitalizing body oil application; and the Brightening Emirates Cocoon, a skin-brightening body ritual that envelopes the skin in pomegranate enzymes and leaves the skin illuminated and silky smooth.

Celebrate white truffle season


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White truffle season is in full swing and the perfect place to indulge is Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai and Alici, two restaurant concepts by Orange Hospitality. Italy’s white truffle has long been celebrated by epicureans around the world for its unique aroma and nuanced flavours. Harvested between the months of October until January, its rarity makes it even more precious and highly sought-after. Il Borro takes guests on a gastronomic adventure to explore the versatility of the prized ingredient, highlighting specialties including tagliolini al tartufo bianco (white truffle tagliolini pasta) and risotto al burro, Parmigiano Reggiano e tartufo bianco (white truffle risotto). White truffle season is also in full swing at Alici. The renowned seafood restaurant will feature a range of unique seafood and white truffle combinations, including carpaccio di gambero di Mazara e tartufo bianco (Mazara prawns carpaccio) and capesante, patate e tartufo bianco (seared scallops).

Visit a new beach club

A new beach club has officially opened at Th8 Palm, a new hotel by Accor on Palm Jumeirah. Fluid Beach Club invites those looking for Miami vibes to dance their weekends away to some of the best international DJs straight out of Ibiza The first weekend will kick off the season this Friday, November 19 and 20, as the stylish beach club welcomes international DJs from the party island of Ibiza including Medusa Odyssey, Maricha and Bahramji.

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