5.Holding-next_1001791888596133 Only two months to go until the festive season, but it seems to us like it’s in full swing already! Like always we try to find some balance in the madness and here is our mix of the best weekend entertainment…

PAMPER PALS 5.the-palace-spa

We’ve been working hard all week on our exciting December issue of Emirates Woman, so we can definitely justify some pamper time at The Palace in Downtown Dubai. Every weekday until December 30 they’re running a Spa Buddies promotion where you can enjoy a treatment as well as a 50 per cent discount when you bring a friend along. This is the ultimate indulgence as you can choose up to five treatments, lasting 20 minutes each. We’re think The Palace Scalp Ritual and the Stress Relieving Thai Stretches sound mysterious and fabulous.

For reservations, email spawomen@thepalace-dubai.com or call (04) 4287888.


The Westin’s specialty wine bar Oeno has devised a clever plan to make post-work Thursday shopping fun and rewarding.  We’ll be heading down to their impressive, contemporary space to make the most of the new Market Fair special. Pick up a basket and shop the bar for cut-price chilled beverages and bin specials to enjoy immediately.

For more information, call (04) 3994141.

SPEED AND SOUND 5.Fotor0102910516

It’s an adrenaline-filled race weekend in Abu Dhabi and it’s probably a record breaker for the UAE with the most parties crammed into one weekend. In fact, we’ve had some anxiety-induced heart palpitations in the office trying to decide exactly who to see and when. We’ve decided to kick off our delicate stilettos and head down to Beats on the Beach at Abu Dhabi Corniche, see the triple-threat rap superstar Ludacris, the more laidback Sean Kingston and rising British act Labrinth.

For full information on the line-up and ticket information, visit www.yasalam.ae.

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