What are we doing this weekend? Watching the tangerine sun slither into the sea, feasting on Beijing duck, donning our gladrags to dance around our handbags at Vans Party in the Park, learning why we’ve been wearing the wrong shades all our lives and making a toast to charity.


Appreciating Dubai’s spectacular sunset at TOMO Views Terrace

Weekend vibes, tomo

It may not be as easy to stop and smell the flowers in Dubai, but we can at least take a minute to take in the magnificent sunsets. And there’s a fabulously sophisticated spot from which to do this. TOMO Views Terrace at Raffles has re-introduced their daily sunset sessions, which include music courtesy of DJ Holic and chic Japanese bites courtesy of Chef Takahashi.

Sunset Sessions offers half price beverages daily between the hours of 5-7pm. For more information, visit tomo.ae or call (04) 3577888 for reservations.


Running flat out at the Nike Run Dubai 

nike run dubai

At 7am tomorrow morning Online Editor Alexandria will be joining thousands of other fitness junkies at the starting line for the the Nike run Dubai 10k race at Downtown Dubai.

Not running? Spectators are welcome. For more information, visit Nike.

Joining the quak pack for the launch of Zheng He’s Beijing Duck Brunch

  weekend vibes, Zheng-He

Its rich, gamey flavour is unlike any other meat. So when a brunch includes tableside duck carving from a host who goes by the name of BBQ Duck Master Yin, we don’t need to be asked twice. Appearing in many shapes and forms, duck-based tasting dishes will be enjoyed with innovative cocktails that perfectly compliment the Chinese flavours. The duck stops here.

Zheng He’s, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, 12-4pm, prices start at Dhs395 inclusive of soft beverages, Dhs495 inclusive of alcoholic beverages and Dhs150 for children. For reservations call (04) 432 3232 or email restaurants@jumeirah.com.

Dancing like it’s 1992 at Vans Party in the Park

Weekend vibes, Vans party in the park

Stereophonics may be headlining, but we cant decide whether it’s the 1990s Welsh rockband we’re more excited about, or infectious British indie band, Razorlight. Then again, South Africa’s The Parlotones will be kicking things off and we love a bit of anthemic indie rock. Looks like those Aeropostale denim shorts (and Tom Ford sunglasses) may be the best things you’ve bought all season.

Weekend Vibes, Aeropostale

Denim shorts Dhs150 Aeropostale

For more info visit whatson.ae and for tickets dubai.platinumlist.net


Getting the experts to pick out a pair of shades perfectly suited to our face

Weekend Vibes, Eyezone

Eyezone sunglasses Prices range from Dhs1,250 Rivoli

Shopping can be stressful. There we’ve said it. And when it comes to shopping for one of the most important items in our wardrobes, namely a pair of sunglasses that highlight all the best features of our face as opposed to making it look like a deranged art teacher, well it’s no wonder we’re stuck with drawers of unloved plastic. Sunglasses do make us look cooler – it’s all down to symmetry – provided they’re the correct shape for our face, which is where Eyezone steps in. Offering personal eyewear styling sessions courtesy of Rivoli group, the dedicated EyeZone Stylists will determined whether your face is diamond, rectangle, round or heart-shaped and then steer you towards the best options. No longer do your dark glasses have to look like they’re simply there to hide the fact you’ve had a big night out.

Premium eyewear store, Eyezone has outlets across the UAE, Qatar and Oman. For more information, visit rivoligroup.com

Rounding off the weekend with a charitable cocktail

Weekend vibes, catch

We’ll be toasting Men’s Health Month this evening with a ‘King of the Stache’ cocktail (it’s Movember, get it?) at one of our favourite hangouts, Catch Dubai. With 20 per cent of the proceeds for each Stache purchased this month going to charity, it would be rude to stop at one.


weekend vibes, colour fun run

The ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’ takes place on November 21 and if you haven’t signed up for The Colour Run yet, then you best you do so, pronto! With more than 12,000 exuberant Colour Runners ranging from ages 1 to 91 taking part in the 2014 event, you can expect a riot of fun and colour this year. Runners, prepare to be powdered!

Tickets cost Dhs180and include a Run Pack. For more information visit thecolorrun.ae.


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