From beauty deals to happy hour steals, family activities and Olympics celebrations, don’t let the weather spoil your weekend.

Here’s a list of the top things to do this weekend in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. #weeekendvibes


Taking advantage of beauty deals 

Sisters Beauty Lounge,

Booking a beauty treatment at the brand new Sisters Beauty lounge in JBR and receive a complimentary treatment. We’re booking in for a blow-dry and a mani – weekend prep just got easier. Offer runs until September 30. Sisters Beauty Lounge, AMWAJ 4, JBR. (04) 5579595

Get into the Olympic spirit


In honour of the games, Societe Dubai is hosting an Olympic-themed party, showcasing footage of the games while taking revellers back in time with 1980s and 1990s retro tunes. To get you in the mood here is how the amazing UAE Olympic team faired at the games. Societe Olympics Party  runs from 10pm to 3am. Starting at Dhs1,300, table bookings are available for groups of four up to 30 people.  Societe Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel Dubai Marina. 

Join the club, the Vii Club

Vii Club

Nightlife hotspot Vii club have launched a new Thursday night event – Hits. What does it entail? Music from the 1980s and 1990s for a retro boogie. Prince, Ja Rule, 112 and Michael Jackson set the tone, as Dubai’s very own, DJ Kennedy spins his mashups and mixes tracks. A special customised ‘bulb ceiling’ sets the mood by flashing in sync to the beat of the music. Vii located at the 7th floor of the Conrad hotel, Sheikh Zayed road, Hits nights are held every Thursday from 11pm to 3am.  


Sample the Italiano way of life 

luna bar

Offering its own take on the popular Dubai tradition of ‘happy hour’, Luna Sky Bar has launched Aperitivo, offering complimentary antipasto to accompany beverages between 5pm and 8pm daily. The drinks’ menu offers a selection of mixed beverages priced from Dhs60. DJ Minuti enhances the early evening mood with a downtempo set on the decks from 5:30pm. Luna Sky Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, Dubai DIFC

Get happy 

The Gramercy,

Whether you want to keep the party going after a brunch or want to enjoy a leisurely late afternoon catching up with friends, the Gramercy happy hour offers a great deal. Running from 5pm to 7pm and then 10pm to midnight, enjoy 40 per cent off selected drinks and beverages and 20 per cent off food. The Gramercy, DIFC, Frecinct Building 3 Level 2. 


Finish the weekend on a healthy note 

Comptoir 102

One of our go-to joints for healthy yet delicious food, Comptoir 102 has updated its menu with some tasty new seasonal veg and ingredients. Fresh new dishes include Udon Noodle Soup, Green Tea Soba with fresh pesto, Quinoa Muffins, Beetroot Cashew Mousse, Vegan Matcha, Acai Ice Creams and Pumpkin Tart with Coconut Cream. The Daily Lunch Deal is Dhs95 for a starter and main course. Comptoir 102 is also available on Dubai’s premiere delivery service, Deliveroo.

Do something worthwhile

walking family

Don’t waste your weekend on brunches, also try to get active, even better get active with your family. Join iTrainSaturdays a free community run/walk that is supported by Daman’s Activelife. “This is NOT a race but an enjoyable, informal manually timed, run/walk in air-conditioned environment at Abu Dhabi Mall.” The start time is 8.30am. For more details visit here.  

Diary Date


Who said evening brunches were for the weekend? 

Festa Italiana is a new Sunday evening brunch at Positano. Sample an extravaganza of specialties of coastal Italian region, overflowing with antipasti, handmade pasta cooked à la minute and a dessert room filled to the brim with all Italian classics such as panna cotta, gelato, cassata and other delicious sweet bites. Every Sunday from 6pm to midnight. Dhs180 per person including soft beverages. Positano, JW Marriott Marquis, (04) 4143000


Tom & Serg’s latest hotspot opens

The brainchild of Bull & Roo, new Mexican restaurant  Muchachas is celebrating its launch on August 23. The new licensed cantina will open its doors inside the Holiday Inn Express near Safa Park (just opposite the Gulf News Building).

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