It’s Thursday again! This weekend: celebrate the start of springtime with the Equinox festival, enjoy immersive live art performances and have a meal that satisfies your daily karma as well as your hunger.

Fall for the illusion at Nikki Beach

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The dress code for Nikki Beach Dubai’s grand opening party this Thursday might be all white but the atmosphere will be nothing but red, red hot. This exclusive event will be introducing Dubai to the Nikki Beach club concept through an enchanting evening themed around illusion and magic. Expect live performances, entertainment, premium bubbly, gourmet cuisine, fireworks and a beat-pumping lineup of Nikki Beach Worldwide resident DJs who will be flying in from Ibiza, Cannes, Marbella and St Tropez for the occasion. Located on the Pearl Jumeriah peninsula, reserve your table by emailing or call (04) 376 6162.


Meet the fashion savvy Shedd team

The UAE’s biggest fashion marketplace app is launching its first pop-up at Ripe Market this Friday. The Shedd app helps you make cash from all your nearly new or original items, by selling them to people near you and keeping your shopping addiction sustainable. At their pop-up event Shedd gurus will be on hand to discuss all things fashion. there will also be a pop-up photo studio as well as clothes and accessories that are currently available on the app. Last but not least, they’re treating you to free nail art on the day by SoH! At Zabeel Park on Friday from 9am – 3pm, visit their Facebook page for upcoming information.


Combine food and live art performances

This Saturday, Dubai based artists Noush Like Sploosh and Tarsila Chubert are taking over Gaucho Dubai for live art performances using salt and paint as the tango music blares. The aptly named Salt + Paint event is a one-time evening in which you feast on an Argentine feast of spiral cut rib eye steak, pan roasted bream, salmon cerviche and beef empanada while the artists create stunning one-off designs that immerse the entire space. Two courses cost Dhs120; three courses cost Dhs150. The event starts at 7pm, call (04) 4227898 or email for reservations and enquiries. 


Celebrate the start of the Equinox

Springtime has officially begun (despite the rainy forecasts) and we can’t think of a better way to usher it in than with the Equinox spring festival this Friday at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE. The ‘experience beyond imagination’ starts at 1pm for an entire day and evening of installations, art pieces, performances and extravagant costumes. Once the sun has set, electronic music and unique sounds from Cadanza Music will be filling the air with its underground elise: Gianni Callipari, Ezikiel and Felipe Valenzuela. For reservations, call (050) 6113 3400 or email


Eat like Lebanese royalty

The newest restaurant to open its doors at Atlantis The Palm is keeping on trend! An emphasis on Middle Eastern flavours is set to be one of the biggest food trends in 2016 so Ayamna’s authentic Lebanese cuisine couldn’t be more appropriate. Its menu is based on fresh, seasonal produce, celebrating classic favourites served in a contemporary fashion. The impressive spread of cold and hot mezze starters is so hard not to fill up on, but try and save room for the mains and dessert because not a single thing on this menu fails to impress. For restaurant reservations, please call (04) 426 2626 or email


Leave a good karmic footprint
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We could all use a little more good Karma in our lives – enter Karma Kitchen. Chandni Sawlani from InJoy Giving (who are the ones coordinating the evening) spoke to us about Karma Kitchen’s third event in Dubai: “Karma Kitchen is a volunteer-led restaurant where customers are served from the heart and with a smile. It’s all about giving and the extensive vegetarian menu has no price tags on it. You are invited to enjoy a meal served with love and to contribute from the heart and pay as generously as you like.” Held at Pantry Café, Wasl Square, Jumeriah on Friday from 6pm – 9.30pm, it’s free to attend (of course) but you can book your seat at Eventbrite.


Diary dates

Dubai just got juicier

Wild & The Moon is not just Dubai’s newest café, it’s an entire lifestyle movement created by a tribe of food lovers, chefs, nutritionists and naturopaths. On a mission to provide a healthy living twist to the busy days of the city’s urban crowd, they’re opening their latest venture in Alserkal Avenue this Monday (March 21)! Dubai’s first ever cold-pressed juice bar has a menu packed with juices, smoothies, salads, soups, desserts, crackers, snacks, herbal teas and coffees to help you squeeze the freshest and purest products into your busy lifestyle. Visit for more.


All good things come in fours (for the price of three)
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The White Room spa is offering customers an extra treat this month only – enjoy four beauty treatments like invigorating skin scrubs, caviar hair treatments, matt finish facials and Essie mani-pedi spas for the price of only three. Whether you need some pampering or are preparing for a night out, good things come in three with an extra for free. With three locations in Marina Mall, Motor City and Jumeriah Lake Towers, visit