So it’s Thursday afternoon and you’ve had no time to think about the weekend yet? Never fear. From old school hip-hop nights to manicures at the golf course, your weekend is in good hands.

Be rewarded for your Instagram addiction

Top 5 things to do in Dubai This Weekend, Toko

This Friday, you can enjoy a family brunch and take home a family portrait at Toko’s Garden Brunch. With skewers, a carving station, a raw and salad section and a whole mouth-watering list of hot and cold sides, you’ll definitely find something you want to post to Instagram. And when you do – using the hashtag #tokogardenbrunch – you’ll be treated to a complimentary photoshoot while you eat! Sounds like a good deal to us.

Friday: Toko, Vida Downtown from 12pm – 4pm.



Bring a little East London to Dubai

Top 5 things to do in Dubai This Weekend, bwc

With a strong fanbase in East London, Because We Can is Dubai’s hottest new night for anyone who wants to sing along to Destiny’s Child, Missy Elliot, Wu Tang and all their favourite old school hip hop & RnB artists. This Friday, DJ Janeen Beanz, fresh from a residency at The Box in Soho, London, will be joined by DJ Mocity and Kev Fresh as they take to the decks from 10pm to 3am at Spirtio in Media One Hotel. With free entry and 50 per cent off selected drinks and bottles, we’re already up freshening up our favourite pair of trainers.  Spirito, Level 9, Media One Hotel. Dubai Media City. Call (04) 421 2679


Enjoy a taste of Peru

Top 5 things to do in Dubai This Weekend, Pisco

It’s National Pisco Sour Day this Saturday so where else could we go but The Pisco Lounge in Coya Restaurant. The Peruvian restaurant’s speciality pisco bar will be serving canapés with pisco fountain features and stations where you can make your own pisco sours. Their diverse selection of infusions and cocktails – dubbed Dubai’s only “pisco library” – is an unique and exciting homage to Peru’s national drink. Coya Restaurant, Four Reasons Resort JBR. Saturday from 6.30 – 8pm. RSVP at (04) 316 9600 or

Sneak in a manicure between holes-in-one

Top 5 things to do in Dubai This Weekend, Vaniday

One of the most hotly anticipated sporting events in the UAE – the Omega Dubai Desert Classic – is being held at Emirates Golf Club over five days this weekend. Luckily for golf enthusiasts (and those married to them) Vaniday Middle East will be there with a free pampering booth, offering free foot and leg massages and manicures. Not only that, but a visit the booth will give you a Dh 50-off gift voucher from a choice of up to 700 outlets. Visit for more details about the offer.


Get fit and zen at The Beach

Top 5 things to do in Dubai This Weekend, The Beach

Get some fresh sea air this weekend with a range of wellness activities, clinics, competitions and giveaways at The Beach, JBR. There’s morning yoga, a volleyball tournament and tennis matches over both days, kayak racing on Friday morning and Stand-Up Paddle Board Racing and Spin class on Saturday morning. For more information visit and sign up at

Here’s a timetable of some of the activities

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Top 5 things to do in Dubai This Weekend, TRIBECA

Save the date: Wednesday (February 10), Tribeca Kitchen and Bar will be hosting the next Tribeca Night Market with an exciting twist. In additional to the Night Market we already know and love, it will also be showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative designer collections from the region in collaboration with ESMOD Dubai. It promises to be a riveting evening where art and fashion meet wellness and lifestyle.


Words: Jennifer McNeill

Images: New Look and supplied