Your ultimate guide to this weekend in the UAE – December 16 to December 18, 2022.

Try this immersive dining experience

LIWA Village

For some much-needed escapism, LIWA Village in Abu Dhabi is hosting a special pop-up with the award-winning restaurant Antika to be hosted by GAZE from December 16 to 18 with oriental fusions of Arabic dishes, captivating entertainment and a fully immersive experience. With one special session per evening, guests can purchase tickets here. The exclusive weekend sessions cost Dhs1,000 per person, and will provide an incredible one-off experience for food lovers to enjoy. GAZE is sure to be an unrivalled dining extravaganza of unparalleled levels and just one of several exciting activations taking place at the venue.

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Enjoy a brunch with your loved ones


Saturday’s call for a delectable brunch and there’s no better place than Sucre. With gastronomical delights and an exquisite menu created by the world-renowned Argentinian Chef Fernando Trocc, this haven is an absolute delight. From starters such as spiced lamb tacos to a variety of delectable dishes including seabass carpaccio, slow-drilled short ribs, roasted pumpkin paella and more. The menu is complemented by an exquisite drinks menu and signature cocktails prepared by a team of expert mixologists. The experience comes alive with its bold selection of interiors and dramatic chandeliers. Located in the heart of DIFC at Gate Village 05, the packages start from Dhs370 for the soft drinks package, Dhs440 for the house beverages package including grape and cocktails and Dhs590 for the premium bubble package.

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A mani/pedi refresh


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Looking for some effortless designs this season? We’re here to help. With the winter months upon us, finding the right hues to complement your outfits can go a long way. Whether a classic red or variations of metallics, each design should add a little extra sparkle to expand your nail game. So, if you’re in need of some inspiration, we’ve created a guide to all the manicures on our must-try list this year. From The Nail Spa to Laloge Beauty Salon, Emirates Woman has curated the ultimate edit of salons to visit for some weekend pampering.

Put self-care first

Palazzo Versace Dubai spa deal

It’s always important to take care of your skin and to do so The SPA at Palazzo Versace Dubai has introduced the HSR® (High Skin Refiner) Lifting Facial, with the skincare specialist, BABOR. Just in time for that holiday glow, this facial promises a youthful radiance as it lifts and gently removes pollutants and dead skin cells. This 90-minute facial combines effective anti-aging ingredients with a slew of innovations to help, tone, life and firm complexion to feel rejuvenated and is priced at Dhs850.

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Shop ‘til you drop


With New Year’s Eve around the corner, it’s always best to ring in 2023 in style. From sequined bags to strappy heels, accessories are a surefire way to dress up any everyday outfit and make it occasion-worthy. So, if you’re looking to add that extra sparkle no matter where you are at, we’re here to spark joy and make the celebrations even more special. For some much-needed inspiration swipe through our guide for all the editor-approved picks to *add to cart*.

Transport yourself to Italy

national day weekend to do

To celebrate Italian cinema, Dubai’s independent cinema in the region, Cinema Akil is hosting a special 3-day film festival for movie lovers to take a peek into Italy’s tasteful world of contemporary cinema. The New Italian Cinema Event (N.I.C.E) will feature award-winning films such as Journey Into the Twilight (Augusto Contento), Santa Lucia(Marco Chiappetta) and more from December 16 until December 18, 2022.

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Unwind at this relaxing staycation

Fairmont The Palm

For a short getaway, experience the festive celebration at Fairmont The Palm. With 25 percent savings on their stay, guests can enjoy Dubai’s scintillating skyline views with the entire family, a festive afternoon tea at Masrabiya Lounge and a special spa experience at Willow Stream Spa. With a special staycation offer of 25 percent off the best available room rate until December 22, 2022, guests can unwind this weekend.

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Pick up our December Issue

Dr Barbara Sturm Emirates Woman Cover

For our cover, we are proud to have partnered with global skin guru Dr. Barbara Sturm. In The Skin Superwoman, we discuss what it takes to build and scale without compromising on quality. Sturm is everything you would expect from a powerhouse who has built a brand from the ground up, with laser-sharp attention to detail and second-to-none wit that reflects deep-rooted intelligence. In this issue, we get you ready for party season to close out 2022 and look at taking a break in climates both hot and cold. Soft Touch compiles an edit of the best tactile textures for FW22, The Edit delivers the coolest attire for a vacation en piste and Alanui shows us how to look cool while staying cosy in Après-Ski Attire.

You can download December’s – The Winter Escape Issue here.

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