Your ultimate guide to this weekend in the UAE – November 30 to December 4, 2022.

Visit this exclusive Prada pop-up

Prada

For the festive season, Prada has launched an exclusive holiday pop-up collection with a selection of bags and accessories at The Dubai Mall, Fashion Catwalk just in time for the season. With five traditional stalls and an evocative space reminiscent of the brand’s holiday market, visitors can experience the sparkling collection first-hand and even add their favourite pieces to their wardrobes. Open until December 12, 2022, this pop-up features a highly sought-after collection of bags, accessories and gifting ideas.

Dine at this chic haven

Couqley French Brasserie

One of the most beloved restaurants in Dubai has officially opened in a new area of the emirate. Couqley Bistro & Bar first came to the UAE from the shores of Beirut in 2016 firmly cementing itself as a hotspot in JLT. Now, six years on, the restaurant has added a second location to its roster on the opposite end of the city in Business Bay. The Couqley French Brasserie has opened its doors in the Pullman Hotel, adding to the ever-growing dining scene in Downtown Dubai. The Business Bay venue will also be serving up the same weekly dining deals allowing diners to indulge in Couqley’s Business Lunch, Steak Frites Mondays and Ladies Night.

For more information visit couqley.ae

Pamper yourself

Your nails have the definitive power to make or break a look, and that’s why it’s so important to take care of them. Whether you’re looking for the perfect nude for business hours or something a bit more quirky for this vacation, we’ve got you sorted. With several nail experts around Dubai, Emirates Woman has curated a guide for all the ones to visit for an indulgent experience.

Gift your loves ones

Terzihan

To mark December 2nd with family gatherings and the exchange of presents, we’ve narrowed down the list of items you can get for your friends and family to make the National Day shopping easy. From perfumes to sophisticated bags produced by homegrown brands, there are a plethora of gifts to suit everyone’s desires this year. For those nostalgic presents, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all our favourite gifts to enjoy with your loved ones.

Watch the fireworks

Abu Dhabi Firework

The UAE’s capital is set to glisten with an alluring firework display for the upcoming National Day celebrations. From Al Maryah Island to Emirates Palace, each venue will showcase a dramatic firework show with an all-in-one entertainment experience. So, if you’re in Abu Dhabi this weekend or plan on visiting, read our exclusive guide with the best places to see the fireworks.

Unwind at a coffee shop

 

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If there’s one thing Dubai isn’t short of, it’s all the cafés that allow one to refresh in. From getting your daily caffeine fix to embracing a café with minimal interiors, there are plenty of options that offer both. From The Grey to Alchemy, each minimal space offers a revolutionised coffee experience with unique brewing techniques. For adding to your list of must-visit cafés, Emirates Woman has curated a guide to where you need to go next.

Spend it outdoors

As temperatures drop in the UAE, outdoor activities are again on our radar. From zip-lining to glamping the options are endless as each outing is complemented with a hint of nature. Whether it’s an alfresco dining experience or an early sunrise trek, there are endless possibilities of activities to tick off your list over the long weekend. To plan ahead, Emirates Woman has curated a unique guide for all the best outdoor activities you don’t want to miss in the UAE.

Experience this street-style brunch

Anantara Downtown

Anantara Downtown is set to host you this weekend at their latest Street Art Brunch in Nine7One Courtyard in the heart of Dubai. With an explosion of culinary flavours from different parts of the world, guests can enjoy a delightful range of dishes ranging from empanadas to fresh vongole from the pasta station. With a diverse selection of dishes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For an elevated street-style experience, DJ Yana ensure all guests are entertained with the latest tunes. The packages start at Dhs295 per person for the soft beverages, Dhs395 for house beverages and Dhs450 for the house beverages package from 1pm to 4pm every Saturday.

For more information visit Anantara.com

Dine alfresco

 

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There’s nothing like dining outdoors with the scintillating views of Dubai’s skyline. From beach clubs to sky-high restaurants, each venue ensures exceptional services accompanied by a delectable menu crafted to perfection. With Instagrammable-worthy spots and DJs playing your favourite tunes, there are several popular hotspots to experience in Dubai. For your next outdoor outing, Emirates Woman has created a luxe guide on where to book ASAP.

Take a break at this staycation

25 Hours Hotel

Sometimes all you need is a little escape. Spend the long weekend at 25 hours Hotel One Central with your loved ones in the heart of Dubai with a special discount. From November 30 to December 4, 2022, guests can receive upto 40 percent off the room rate with complimentary breakfast at this one-of-a-kind spot. With a host of facilities and dining venues such as Tandoor Tina, Monkey Bar and more, visitors will be spoiled for choice this weekend. The offer is subject to availability and can be booked in advance.

For more information visit 25hours-hotels.com

Bring on the World Cup fever

 

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With Dubai in full swing for the World Cup and you haven’t been able to get a hold of a ticket to witness the live-action in Qatar, we have the perfect solution for you. Whether you will be hardcore watching every game, supporting your favourite team, or just wanting to join the festivities. The energy will undoubtedly be undeniable as we witness this landmark in the Middle East and football history. For which spots to visit, Emirates Man lists the top places where to watch the World Cup in Dubai.

Visit a heritage site

 

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After unifying in 1971, the UAE has come a long way and there are several spots that mark its rich heritage. This year on December 2, 2022, the UAE will celebrate 51 years since its unification and there are many sites that display the nation’s history. As a homage to the UAE’s long-standing cultural heritage, we’ve created a guide of seven renowned sites to visit in Dubai.

Go on this nostalgic tour

Frying Pan adventures

To explore the roots of the emirate, Rove Hotels in collaboration with Project Chaiwala and Frying Pan Adventures will be launching an exclusive food and walking tour in Old Dubai. Those joining the tour will start their experience at Rove City Centre, where they’ll enjoy a cup of steaming hot Karak brewed by Project Chaiwala, and then leave the hotel to explore some of the more unknown spots in the city to explore the hidden gems and rediscover the city’s love for tea. This exclusive tour will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8:45am to 11:45am and 11:45am to 1:45pm for Dhs125 per person.

For more information visit fryingpanadventures.com

Pick up our December Issue

Barbara Sturm

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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