Weekend Vibes

It’s that time of year; the closing parties are coming thick and fast. This weekend Emirates Woman will be checking out the first of two pop-up parties set to round off the season’s Vibe Series, and cooling off in Barasti’s new air conditioned marquee…


Staying cool at Barasti


Undercover: The Middle Deck at Barasti will be housed in an air-conditioned marquee for the summer months

It’s Dubai’s ultimate beach bar, but recent ridiculous temperatures don’t mean we have to turn our backs on Barasti altogether. The venue has set up an air conditioned marquee on its Middle Deck, and it opens tonight. We’ll be there to enjoy a sundowner in the safety of a climate controlled environment.

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh. barastibeach.com



Partying at the last Vibe Series 

We do enjoy a good pop-up, so we’ve made space in our diaries this Friday for the first of two Vibe Series closing parties. Canadian duo Bob Moses will be joined on the line-up by Clarian at Tamanya Terrace in the Radisson Blu, Media City. If you can’t make this party, a second is being held on Friday June 12 at a yet to be disclosed location…

Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu, Media City, 6pm, Dhs120. facebook.com/vibeseries



Catching an arthouse movie


Here Comes The Sun: Cinema Akil has launched a summer screening programme

A couple of hours in a cool, dark movie theatre is a pretty inviting prospect on a summer evening in Dubai. Cinema Akil has teamed up with Alserkal Avenue to stage Here Comes The Sun, a summer-long film series at A4 Space in Al Quoz. The programme of sun-inspired films kicks off this weekend with Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans. Disclaimer: If you’re in the mood for a rom com, this isn’t for you – it’s a silent classic from 1927.

A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, 7pm. cinemaakil.com


Sundowner Secrets

Ssssh… Emirates Woman lets you in on a top after-work deal for the week to come. Take that, Sunday blues!

Light Bites At Zengo 


Light bites: The Japanese restaurant is in Le Royal Meridien in the Marina

Say hello to your new post work go-to: Zengo. From 6pm to 9pm Monday to Saturday Dhs120 gets you two light bites plus two signature cocktails. Some of the tastiest dishes on the menu are in there; including the volcano maki roll and the duck maseca pancake.

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Sufouh, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3165550. zengo-dubai.com




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