Here at Emirates Woman we always want to keep you in the know, so we’ve lined up another five of the most exciting events happening this weekend. From daylong beach dates and extravagant cooking courses to the coolest new Indie nightspot in Dubai, this is your ultimate guide to the next two days.
If you were planning on serving your pièce de résistance of cheese on toast for your romantic homemade Valentine’s Day dinner, there’s still hope for you yet. Right in time for Sunday, Pantry Café in Al Wasl Square has teamed up with Cooking@Home for a one night only workshop. This Thursday from 7:30pm, learn how to make a romantic three-course meal of strawberry caprese salad, heart-shaped ravioli and chocolate Tenerina cake. The class is Dhs180 per person, Dhs320 per couple. Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (056) 2445082
If you’re someone who needs some alternative vibes every once in a while, we’ve found the hottest new nightspot for you. Launching this Thursday, Indie Dubai at Indie Kitchen and Lounge is a standalone speakeasy in DIFC that strives to serve up nothing but straightforward food and drink and a provide comfortable environment for low-key hang outs. The interior décor is a blend of contemporary and vintage, with live performances of non-mainstream music and tapas and bar snacks served all evening. From 5pm – 2am, above Gaucho, Gate Village 5, DIFC. For reservations call: (055) 4556106 or email email@example.com
Oh, we’re going to Ibiza
This Friday at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Montreal DJ duo BLOND:ISH are taking to the decks exactly one year after they played at the Blue Marlin season closing. For one night only, Berlin-based house DJ Santé will be joining them as part of Blue Marlin Ibizia’s Fire Festival. It might still be winter but with fire dancers and those provocative baselines, you’ll be feeling the heat all night. Reservations are recommended: call (056) 1133400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re in Dubai Mall this weekend, visit the stunning Poetry of Time exhibition by French luxury watch brand Van Cleef & Arpels. Back for their fourth year, the exhibition will be showcasing the brand’s unique style in High Watchmaking. This year’s theme is nature; see birds and bugs brought to life on their gorgeously colourful watch dials with both new and limited edition pieces on display. Pictured above is the Lady Arpels Oiseaux Enchantees piece, in partnership with feather artist Nelly Saunier. From February 9 to 20 at The Dubai Mall Atrium.
Feel like there’s no gravity next to that special someone
This Valentine’s Day weekend, we’re starting the party as soon as possible – from 10am at Zero Gravity, the private beach is open for romance! Couples can spend their day on sunloungers, relaxing over a bottle of bubbly beneath the beautiful skyline view of the city. Fuss-free sharing platters including Thai vegetable rice paper wraps, cherry tomato bruchetta, mushroom and spinach stuffed chicken and cheese and walnut lollipops will be served before the sun sets and world-class DJs take to their decks. It just might be the dreamiest of casual beachside Valentine’s dates. Running all weekend from 10am to 6pm, the package costs Dhs666 per couple (with sparkling grape) or Dhs999 per couple (with bubbly), visit 0-gravity.ae or call (04) 3990009.
WEEKEND DESIGNER SALE
Owner of S*uce and one of our favourite local designers, Zayan Ghandour is hosting a fabulous sale this weekend. ZAYAN THE LABEL STUDIO SAMPLE SALE will take place at The Change Initiative from Thursday to Saturday between 8am to 9pm. The sale will include samples from the past five seasons, including some never-seen-before unique one-off pieces. Get there early to avoid disappointment.
If you’re a local or have been living here long enough, you’ll probably have a few restaurants and eateries tucked up your sleeve that not a lot of other people seem to know about. Well now is your chance to give your hidden treasure some recognition. Nominate your favourite independent restaurant at dubaihiddengems.com until Feburary 15
What better way to unwind after a manic Monday than with some good music and good food? Request your favourite songs and watch them get transformed live by Lakeview’s eclectic band at Lakeview Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club every Monday from 7pm to 11pm. Like most things in life, a live jukebox is best enjoyed with a buffet. Especially when that buffet features a wide selection of world cuisine, a tandoor station, a Peking duck station and a salad island. Dhs125 per person for food (Dhs245 for food and house beverages). Call (04) 2956000 to book.
Words: Jennifer McNeill
Images: Michael Kors and supplied