Weekend Vibes

This weekend Team EW will be checking out Dubai’s latest high profile restaurant opening, taking advantage of a top staycation deal, and planning ahead to make our Sunday a little sweeter…


Eating like an oligarch at Novikov 


Another weekend, another hot new restaurant opening. This time at the Sheraton Grand Hotel at World Trade Centre, which has just unveiled Dubai’s own outpost of London’s Russian-owned, celeb-packed Novikov. The restaurant opened its doors on Wednesday, and will be serving up pan-Asian cuisine between 6pm and 11.30, seven days a week.


A staycation that won’t break the bank

Burj Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi

We’ll be getting in there early at the spanking new Burj Al Sarab in Abu Dhabi, which is offering a special promotion on stays ahead of its formal opening next month. Instead of a fixed room rate, guests who book a stay during the month of August are invited to pay what they think it’s worth. Not only that, the contents of your mini bar don’t come at a price three times what you’d pay in Spinneys. The drinks and goodies are sold at normal retail prices. E-mail reservations.jbas@jannah.ae to find out more.


Battling our Sunday blues (in advance)

Clinton St Bakery

A little forward planning never hurt anybody. And nor did a scone or three. It’s why we’ll be scheduling an office delivery from Clinton St Bakery to start our work week off right. The New York inspired bakery is offering discounts on a different sweet treat every weekday as an end of summer promotion. On “Scone Sundays” a dozen scones (pick from sweet or savoury) costs Dhs200. We also like the sound of Muffin Monday… and don’t get us started on Blondie Thursdays.

Ladies’ Night Love

La Demoiselle at La Residence 

La Residence

Continuing with our (semi) frugal theme, we’ll be trying out what looks like one of the best value new ladies’ nights in town at La Residence. Every Wednesday night at La Demoiselle, girls get a 50 per cent discount on the a la carte menu plus four free drinks when dining. Fancy French fare for half price? Oui, s’il vous plait…

Main image: Emirates Woman Style Director Jade Sprowson, photographer Tina Chang