The ultimate weekend guide in the UAE – February 24 to 26, 2023.

Pamper yourself

Chill Salon

Unwind at the revamped Chill Salon in Marina and give your hair the love it deserves. With spruced-up interiors, the space is made for both quiet and confident experimentation, whether you’re chopping off a few precious inches or dyeing your hair a fresh new shade. All new customers also receive 15 percent off on any hair service and existing customers receive a complimentary hair treatment until March 31, 2023 with haircuts for women starting from Dhs315. Located at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Marina, guests also have complimentary valet.

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Book the UAE’s first Island brunch

World Island’s Cote D’Azur Monaco Hotel

For a one-of-a-kind brunch experience, World Island’s Cote D’Azur Monaco Hotel promises the newest island paradise with impeccable views and sun-kissed surroundings. With private boats going from the special “The Heart of Europe Jetty” in Jumeirah 3, guests can prepare to set sail and say bon voyage to the mainstream as another sphere of brunching awaits. The soft beverage packages start at Dhs399 and the house and bubbles packages are priced at Dhs499 per person. All packages include access to the Grand Azur swimming pool and Monaco beach including yacht transfers with guests required to bring their original Emirates ID or Passport.

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It’s pool season

Hyde Hotel

Dubai’s Hyde Hotel is celebrating pool season with the ultimate party. Guests are in for a treat with free entry for all, delicious Mexican food from an exclusive pop-up by Maiz Tacos, an extensive menu of premium beverages from Ultimate Provence and Sailor Jerry, colorful floaters, Instagram-able spots, and a slamming soundtrack from the hotel resident DJ. It’s taking place this Saturday from 12pm to 4pm at the Pool Bar and is set to welcome guests for a rejuvenating experience.

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Experience an afternoon tea

The Gardenia Afternoon Tea

Inspired by the decadent winter flora, The Gardenia Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge at Address Fountain Views is one to try this weekend. Boasting a delightful selection of elegant savouries and sweets with an abundant range of tea and coffee to accompany, this afternoon tea offers guests an unbeatable experience. Served alongside the mesmerising views of the Burj Khalifa, diners can look forward to such culinary delights as Lobster Tartine, Charcoal Bricohe and more along with a selection sweets such as Kumquat & mandarin compote and Pistachio Pavlova. To celebrate any occasion, this quaint afternoon is exactly what you need. Priced at Dhs195, it takes place on Sunday from 3 to 7pm.

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Dine alfresco


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Enjoy the last few days of winter at Avli by tashas with their delicious winter dishes, sure to warm your soul. Among the many delectable dishes, three stand out as the ultimate winter indulgence on the outdoor terrace to soak up the beautiful weather. The Papoutsakia, a perfectly roasted aubergine, is a winter classic, topped with spiced mince beef and drizzled with a special tahini sauce. Sprinkled with pine nuts, pomegranate pearls, and sourdough crumbs to name some of the dishes, served here. Designed to pay homage to the effortless beauty of Athens, the unforgettable dining experience is a must-try. Located in DIFC, this hotspot is an absolute winner.

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Visit this homegrown concept


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Risen Café & Artisanal Bakery has opened its fifth outlet at the Balqis Residence on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah. The homegrown brand, which has taken Dubai by storm since opening its first branch in Dubai Marina only a year ago, is set to become the café destination of choice for Palm residents, thanks to its stunning interiors, full-bodied coffee, beautiful pastries, delicious signature dishes and fresh-from-the-oven loaves. The eclectic beverage menu also includes freshly blended juices and smoothies, innovative mocktails and a carefully curated range of teas and unique infusions. The newest Risen Café & Artisanal Bakery is open daily from 7am to 8pm.

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See this pop-up art gallery

Al Quoz art gallery

For all the art fanatics we have some good news. Head to Inloco pop-up gallery, the latest addition to Dubai’s buzzing art scene that has recently opened its doors at Al Khayat Avenue. Art enthusiasts can immerse themselves in urban art and can also explore the Useless Palace project, which offers a glimpse into the fascinating exploration of an abandoned space in a desert. It is a story filled with the spirit of adventure and opens up various layers, such as philosophical reflections, mind-blowing landscapes, and artistic humor, for the viewers to analyze and dissect with their imagination. The Useless Palace exhibition will be open to guests until March 30, 2023 from Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm at Al Quoz.

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Celebrate this hotel’s first anniversary

Intercontinental RAK

Nestled between the desert, mountains and beach, the festivities start in style with a flowing bubbles tower that awaits in the lobby, where guests can grab a glass of bubbly and a slice of cake to begin their toast to the resort. Set against the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf and with the backing tunes of a DJ complimenting the sound of the waves, an alfresco Garden Dinner on Saturday, February 25 2023 will showcase the variety of the resort’s culinary offering, with nine live stations, including one dedicated for desserts, dotted around the resort’s lush landscapes. Just steps away from the sandy shores of the resort, the resort’s family-friendly One-Bedroom Villas are the perfect base to celebrate the weekend. The resort will also be hosting complimentary fitness activities for all the family, including both sunrise and sunset yoga, in addition to beach volleyball and soccer tournaments to be held on its pristine white sand beach.

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