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There’s still time to kick off your January detox, especially with so many venues offering plant-based and vegan menus this month. Scroll down to see how you can have a healthy, but super fun weekend in Dubai.

Back to nature

 

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Step into the recently unveiled garden oasis at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach to sample a freshly curated plant-baed menu called Folia. Meaning “from the leaves” in Latin, Folia is developed by celebrated Chef Matthew Kenney in partnership with HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud’s KBW Ventures. Try the beetroot poke marinated in a flavourful ponzu lime broth, green herb tacos filled with roasted squash and king oyster barbacoa followed by a savoury coconut cream pie with a delectable macadamia crust. Prices start at Dhs65 per item.

Conscious beauty

 

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UAE’s first vegan salon, The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge, has a pamper package that is not to be missed. For only Dhs410 you can indulge in 10 of the salons best-selling non-toxic treatments such as;  a toxic-free manicure, aromatherapy foot massage, Organic Sugaring for the underarms, Organic Sugaring for half leg, eyebrow threading, upper lip threading, an organic hair treatment, a shoulder massage, hair washing and a blow dry.

By the sea

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Fan of oysters? Well there’s only one place to be and that’s Seafood Kitchen at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah. The seafood eatery turns one, and to celebrate they are offering Dibba Bay Oysters for just Dhs5 each. Leave some room for a wide selection of dishes from the land and sea and then grab a drink or two upstairs at SK Lounge whilst taking in stunning waterfront views.

Italian flair

 

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One of our favourite Italian restaurants in Dubai has a very special three-course limited-edition Italian Extravaganza menu for both lunch and dinner. Segreto, found in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, has put together a menu of some of the most celebrated dishes such as Burrata con pomodori misti (burrata cheese with heirloom tomato, balsamic vinegar), Sottile di polpo, patate dolci, crumble di olive (octopus carpaccio, sweet potato and olives crumble), Risotto al funghi porcini (carnaroli risotto with porcini mushroom), Tagliata di manzo, rucola e grana (beef striploin, rocket, walnut and parmesan), and Tortino caldo di cioccolato (chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream) to name a few. The Italian Extravaganza is priced at Dhs185 per person and diners can twin the three-course set menu with rhubarb bubbly priced at Dhs49 per glass for the entire month of January.

New kind of vegan menu

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Famed for its uber-stylish setting and spectacular views of the Dubai skyline, Akira Back has joined the ever-growing plant-based revolution with an impressive vegan menu inspired by Japanese and Korean cuisine. Committed herbivores as well as curious foodies can kick off their Akira Back journey and indulge in Beyond AB Tacos using Beyond Beef Bulgogi, Roasted Tomato Ponzu, Cilantro and Jalapeno or sample the Miso Eggplant, vegan rainbow roll and the Edamame Risotto with Yuja Sake Foam.

Staycation for less

 

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Want to treat yourself? Well you better think fast as Fairmont Dubai has launched a limited staycation deal, available just this week. Book between January 15 and January 18, and the two of you can make the most of the bed and breakfast deal priced at just Dhs500.

Ready to party?

 

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Not for the faint-hearted, the Via Del Matto brunch at MATTO restaurant located in The Oberoi is a singing and dancing love letter to carbs, cocktails, and crazy fun. Dodge invisible vespas on your way to Matto’s roaring wood-fired pizza oven and dance over to the live pasta station without getting tangled in the imaginary laundry line. Taking places every Friday from 12-4pm, the brunch is priced at Dhs180 for soft drinks, Dhs250 for house beverages and Dhs320 for spirits, cocktails, premium bubbles.

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