From designer shopping to working out with a celebrity, getting our culture fix at the opera and enjoying some free music, this weekend is shaping up to be pretty awesome.
Here’s our top picks on what to do in Dubai this weekend…
Shop Tom Ford
As of today you can now shop Tom Ford on theoutnet.com. We coudl sit her and whittle off soem hyperbole on how amazing this is but when it comes to Mr Ford we will let the picture of his clothes to build the hype.
Get Into The Spanish Vibe
One of the world’s most famous flamenco dancers, Spaniard Sara Baras, is bringing her show to the Dubai Opera this weekend. Suite Flamenca pays tribute to Baras’ heroes – Carmen Amaya, Antonio Gades and Paco de Lucia. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai. 8pm, tonight and tomorrow. From Dhs250. Tel: (04) 4408888.
Attend A Beach Party
Chart-topping DJ Robin Schulz returns to Dubai this weekend to headline the Kinder Bueno Music Festival at Nasimi Beach, Atlantis. Also performing at the gig, which is free to enter, is Dubai duo Hollaphonic. From 8pm onwards. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, The Palm. (055) 2004321
Try A New Brunch
Because you can’t get enough brunches in Dubai, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai have launched Wanderlust Brunch at Peruvian restaurant Garden. Calling it the “biggest and most unique brunch yet” the brunch allows guests to wander through the entire restaurant and adjacent outdoor terrace, making their way inside the kitchen and even into the nightclub Square. With more than 10 live cooking stations and over 360 dishes, this food odyssey will satisfy even the most discerning foodies. Wanderlust Brunch,from 1pm to 4pm for Dhs395. All guests will enjoy a 20 per cent discount on beverages from 4pm to 7pm at the Lust After-Party in Square with DJ Soulninja. Garden Restaurant, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.
Enjoy High-Fashion And Art
Vida Downtown Dubai has curated a spectacular installation in collaboration with Art Space. The exhibition features a collection of luxury culture and lifestyle books from Assouline, as they are formally launched within the region. Assouline is a global, artisan publishing company, specialising in premier quality books which cater to high-end art, design and lifestyle. Head to La Serre for breakfast then pop into the boutique hotel to check out the stylish coffee table reads. Vida Downtown Dubai, Old Town, Downtown Dubai.
Indulge In French Cuisine
La Mome might be a new restaurant but it has rapidly garnered a reputation for being the new culinary hotspot. Why? The food lives up to the hype – traditional chic and delicious French food (the scallops starter, veal main and chocolate mousse are musts) that is served in manageable portions, except the dessert which is served in “as much as you can handle” manner (a challenge we love). The setting is undeniably voguish yet the ambience is homely and friendly. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and the crowd unpretentiously stylish. No wonder it was full despite being open barely two months. La Mome, Nassima Hotel , Sheikh Zayed Road.
Join In On Some A-List Workouts
Start the weekend right and in celebrity style with a yoga session with former model and yoga extraordinaire Tara Stiles. The Reebok ambassador will be hosting a morning tutorial at the sporting brand’s Dubai Mall store. Stiles said: “I’m really excited to come to Dubai and join my fellow yogis in an event which will celebrate our rebellious sides and embrace the fact that we are all #PerfectNever. I’ve heard so much about the city, its cosmopolitan mix of people and blossoming yoga community and I’m looking forward to leading a class with Reebok, which fuses two of my passions, music and creative yoga”. Reebok, The Dubai Mall, Downton Dubai, 6.45am to 7.45am. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.
Watch A Legend In Action
She’s the daughter of of Ravi Shankar and the half-sister of Norah Jones, and is herself a bona fide music star. Watch Grammy-winning musician Anoushka Shankar live in concert at Dubai Opera as she showcases her incredible sitar skills. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 7pm, Dhs250. (04) 4408888
Breast Cancer Awareness: Play Your Part This Weekend
Tawa Bakery Launches Limited Edition Cupcake
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October, Tawa Bakery has created a limited edition Strawberries and Cream cupcake (Dhs17) complete with pink ribbon icing. Available until October 31, Tawa Bakery will donate 50 per cent of revenue for every cupcake sold to UAE-based breast cancer awareness charity, Pink Caravan.
Avon Breast Cancer Earrings
Top up your jewellery chest with some fabulous earrings that have a charitable angle. The Pink Crusade earrings are priced at just Dhs20 a box. Proceeds from sales will go partly to Dr Houriya Kazim (Well Woman Clinic) for breast cancer research and party to Avon al Hathboor Breast Cancer Fund. To order a box, call Ingrid (050) 4543106.
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