Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – November 25 to November 27, 2021.

Take part in a challenge with Sheikh Hamdan

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As the annual Dubai Fitness Challenge comes to a close, Sheikh Hamdan is inviting everyone to end it on a high note and take part in the Dubai Run this Friday, November 26. Part of Sheikh Zayed Road will turn into a running track where the residents of Dubai can walk, jog or run a choice of 10km or 5km route. Run past iconic buildings including the Museum of the Future, Emirates Towers, Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and more. To register visit

A world-renowned restaurant comes to Dubai

World-renowned restaurant SUSHISAMBA has officially opened its doors in Dubai on the Palm and will transport guests into an immersive journey that takes them from Japan to Brazil and Peru. As the highest restaurant on Palm Jumeirah, SUSHISAMBA’s expansive 12,000 sq ft. takes dining (quite literally) to new heights. On the menu, guests can expect to discover a comprehensive selection of signature SUSHISAMBA Dubai dishes including the Crispy Yellowtail Taquitos, a selection of Peruvian anticuchos and robata-grilled dishes, Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef Gyoza, a traditional Brazilian Moqueca, Samba Rolls – the brand’s famous, artful maki, and much more.

The party of the season

World-renowned beach club, Ocean Club Marbella, is set to host an unmissable party at one of Dubai’s most luxurious beach clubs, DRIFT Beach Dubai, this Saturday, November 27.  The DRIFT X Ocean Club event is the pair’s seventh collaboration – fifth in the UAE – and will be more lavish and fun than ever before. Boasting an incredible line-up of live entertainment, guests can enjoy beats from a notorious cover band, Funky D, together with DRIFT’s resident DJ. Building on the success of the club’s previous parties at the chich beachfront destination, the day will be filled with style, luxury and glamour, all complemented with Ocean Club Marbella’s live performers to elevate the atmosphere and keep the party going from noon until late. Guests are encouraged to book their sun loungers, pool cabanas and tables at the restaurant in advance for this event.

Pamper yourself

Pamper yourself this weekend ahead of the festive season with this deal from Pastels Salon. Treat yourself to the salon’s collagen package, where you’ll get a bespoke Collagen Facial, an expert blowdry and a choice of skincare product, namely either Guinot Longue Vie Youth Skin Renewing Vitalizing Face Cream or Nimue Super Hydrating Serum for your at-home routine all for Dhs850. The Collagen boost face massage is a fabulous anti-ageing treatment to ensure skin is smoother and more radiant. This treatment has been designed to plump and lift and gives skin an immediate glow and enhanced moisture. This treatment is available in the Pastels Salon Jumeirah only.

Avail an unbeatable Black Friday offer


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Privilee, the UAE’s ultimate lifestyle membership, has an unbeatable Black Friday offer to avail this weekend. UAE residents will be able to purchase a three-month Privilee membership at the reduced rate of Dhs1,599 – working out at Dhs533. Under the Privilee umbrella, you can avail unlimited daycations at more than 65 beaches and private pools, access to more than gyms, but the membership has been recently enhanced to include complimentary waterpark access. Residents can also take advantage of huge F&B discounts and two for one offers on dining and experiences. The limited-time deal is available for purchase from November 24 and comes at the perfect time for residents who want to make the most of the upcoming National Day long weekend. If you’re travelling over the holiday weekend, the flexible start date means you can buy now and activate later.

A new alfresco brunch with Burj Khalifa views

Enjoy some of the best views of Dubai during the most wonderful season at this new alfresco brunch at Fi’lia. Located on Level 70 of the SLS Hotel, the Italian restaurant boasts sweeping views of the world’s tallest building and the entire Dubai skyline. Indulge in some hearty Italian dishes at this hotspot from 1pm to 4pm every Friday.

French dining at its best

Dubai classic, Celebrities has reopened for dinner at the Palace, One&Only Royal Mirage, after a short pandemic pause. It stands strong under a new culinary direction from Chef Mauro Colagreco, serving relaxed French elegance with a glimpse of glamour. Alongside reworked classics such as la tarte truffe noire (black truffle tart) and bouillabaisse, the menu offers a range of mains designed to share. Couples can converse over sole meuniere, le bar en croute de sel (salt-crusted wild sea bass), or la selle d’agneau (roasted Iberico lamb saddle) before a flourishing finish with flambéed desserts, such as the ever-popular crêpes Suzette and l’omelette norvégienne (baked Alaska). It’s the perfect place to dine in a relaxed yet chic setting with friends and loved ones.

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