Yes! The weekend is finally here and we’re going to make the most of it with free yoga classes, unique concerts, evening brunches, major discount pampering and free bubbles…

Here’s our top plans for what to do this Dubai weekend.

Thursday 25th

Hop To It

Hop Fest is back so let loose after work and head to Irish Village, which kick-starts its popular three-day fest for its 12th year. The upbeat event will serve 120 brands of hops from around the world, however other drinks will also available. Entertainment will feature The Maplejacks, Mileage 51 and Rodie. Irish Village Dubai, Garhoud. 12pm to midnight, Thursday August 25 to Saturday August 27. 

Get In On The Act

the act weekend vibes

Enjoy unlimited free bubbles until 1am and be entertained by the freshest hip hop beats at The Act’s new night Dubai With Attitude. Doors open from 8:30 pm. The Act Dubai, in The Shangri La Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, (04) 3551116. 

Grab A Pal And Get Pampered For Less

Four Seasons Jumeirah pearl spa

Four Seasons Jumeirah is offering two-for-one on all massages booked at The Pearl Spa from today until Sunday August 28 and two-for-one on nail and hair experiences at Ever En Vogue salon. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2. Spa treatments from 9am to 9pm.  (04) 2707777 

Friday 26th

Enjoy Bespoke Deals 

To mark Emirati Women’s Day, Pastels Salon Mercato is running a promotion for you very special ladies – 15 per cent off leg and bikini wax treatments with Lycon. The offer runs from August 26 to 28, and customers will receive a free goody bag during the days of the promotion. Pastels Salon Mercato.

Take Part In Free Yoga


Urban Yoga are hosting a free pop-up yoga class at the new artsy pop-up Nadi Al Quoz. Whether you’re a fully fledged yogi or a novice, all levels of yoga lovers are welcome, just bring a mat and register beforehand. The free classes run every Friday until the end of October. Nadi Al Quoz, Warehouse 90, Al Serkal Avenue. Fridays 4.30pm to 5.30pm. RSVP at 

If Pilates is more your thing, check out our pick of the best reformer Pilates classes in Dubai.

Experience A Late Brunch


step on Arcade

We’re loving the late brunches that are springing up across Dubai. They still give us the traditional brunch vibes but also free up our mornings so we can at least try to be proactive. Stereo Arcade’s brunch runs from 2pm to 5pm and serves pub-grub style food. However, while the food is good, the music is the real attraction (as are the genuine 1980s arcade games) with the Step On DJs providing the best tunes in the emirate. Stereo Arcade, The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Dubai, JBR, 

Saturday 28th

Get In The Canadian Spirit


If you missed your Friday brunch, fear not Weslodge has you covered with its new Saturday brunch. Less debaunched and more a chic dining experience best experienced with you gal pals. For brunch the renowned Weslodge menu is tweaked slightly to focus on egg-based dishes – think eggs Benedict to waffles with fried chicken. Head there this Saturday and get an extra treat as the restaurant will be screening a very special concert of Canadian band Tragically Hip. Brunch runs from 12pm to 6pm. The concert starts from 5.30pm. Packages start from Dhs345 including soft drinks, Dhs445 including house beverages, Dhs545 including bubbly. Weslodge, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, (04) 5601700

Diary Dates

Wednesday August 31


Tortilla, the award winning London chain specialising in California-style Mexican food is opening its first outlet in the UAE on august 31. Bringing a taste of California to Middle Eastern audiences, Tortilla is located in Dubai’s Festival City.

Wednesday August 31

Tribes Carnivore


Vegans look away for this one….Tribes Carnivore is the latest concept to be launched under the Tribes brand name, offering an all-you-can-eat casual-dining concept located in The Dubai Mall. The tribal-themed restaurant serves an extensive, meaty menu that sees diners tucking into a range of premium cuts.  The all-you-can-meat lunch costs Dhs135 and Dhs165 for the dinner. The restaurant is open from 11.30am to 11pm on weekdays and to 12am on weekends.

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