Temperatures dropped to a practically frosty 35C this week and we can barely contain our excitement. Because that means long lazy beach days are on the horizon, along with outdoor brunches and al fresco sundowners. But before we pull out our swimsuits there will be plenty of primping and priming. We’ll also be taking full advantage of Dubai’s indoor pleasures – because right now, it would be rude not to…



 Getting our elbows at the ready

weekend vibes, gap

Yes, we know you’d rather be unwinding with something sparkling, but there’s no time to waste as both the Gap and the Banana Republic sales have started. (If only we hadn’t splashed out at two of our favourite US stores last weekend…) With up to 50 per cent off, and payday having just passed, you’ll kick yourself if you don’t.



Sprucing up

weekend vibes, euromed

Bikini season is well and truly on us, so it’s time for some maintenance. We’ve always avoided laser like the plague because while we can handle childbirth, we just couldn’t fathom the pain of having hair follicles being ripped out of our skin. But you can breathe a sigh of relief with Rebecca Treston at Euromed’s latest LHR treatment. Quanta Duetto is suitable for all skin types, causes zero pain and is completely mess-free, meaning there really is no downtime. Combining varying degrees of intensity it managed to deliver a one-of-a-kind LHR treatment – a fantastic option for people with light or very fine hair and who are unable to avail of rival LHR treatments. If you’re still not convinced then sign up for a free consultation and patch test for a limited time only. Call (04) 3945433 or visit euromedclinicdubai.com for more info.


Getting our skin some loving

Wojooh skincare, weekend vibes, lancome

Then we’ll be passing by Wojooh to give our skin a much-needed treat. From October 1 to 15, the skin experts at Wojooh will be offering complimentary personalised skincare consultations. They’ll also be celebrating all things skin with exclusive in store surprises from brands like Lancôme, Clarins and Joelle Paris. Visit wojooh.com for more info.



Getting ready to roast

weekend vibes, Gaucho

Don’t believe anyone who says a roast is just a roast, because there’s a Saturday roast (in the UAE, anyway) and then there’s the Gaucho roast with an Argentine twist. Serving two different but equally delicious options, plus all the classic trimmings, we can’t think of a better way to round of the weekend.

The Gaucho Roast is for Dhs185 per person and The Asado is for Dhs350 for two people. Gaucho, Podium Level, Gate Village 05, DIFC, For reservations call (04)422 7898.


Diary Date

Octoberfest Dubai, Grand Hyatt Dubai, October 7-24

octoberfest, grand hyatt, dubai

It’s time to role out your lederhosen and practise your yodelling as the UAE’s biggest Octoberfest celebrations will be in full swing at the Grand Hyatt. The variety of packages includes a Saturday brunch from 12.30pm to 5pm for Dhs199 per person, which includes soft drinks, or Dhs269 for unlimited hops and drinks. Other offers include an à la carte menu served Tuesday to Saturday. And admission is free.

Tue-Wed 7pm-1am, Thu-Fri 7pm-2am. Sat 12.30am-5pm. October 7-24. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).



Main image: Emirates Woman Fashion Shoot, other images supplied