Our ultimate roundup.

From gold coffees and a buzzing pool party, to concerts and indulgent staycations, this long weekend promises to dazzle and delight.

Pure throwback


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There’s still time to relive your teens and book tickets to see one of the most famous boy bands in Dubai. Westlife will be taking to the stage at the Coca-Cola arena on Thursday night to perform some of their greatest hits such as Uptown Girl and You Raise Me Up.  

Ultimate pool party


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W Dubai – The Palm is hosting its Wet Deck pool party Not Another Ladies’ Day on Saturday. Held from midday till 4pm, you and your girlfriends can enjoy unlimited drinks and a selection of bites for just Dhs150. Get there early as sunbeds are first come first served.

Spoilt rotten


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Emerald Palace Kempinski on Palm Jumeirah is running a staycation offer that’s too good to miss. For Dhs800 you get an ocean view room that comes with breakfast and a late check out. You’ll have access to the pool and beach facilities as well as a brunch or dinner at either miX Dubai by Alain Ducasse or All’Onda Restaurant.

Go for gold


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Is there a better way to start your day than with a cup of gold cappuccino? You read it right folks, Burj Al Arab is serving up one of the fanciest coffees we’ve ever heard of. Located at Sahn Eddar, the 24k gold is mixed into the foam of the cappuccino for a dazzling effect.

I just ordered sushi from Japan

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One of the best Japanese restaurants in Dubai has reopened and they have a culinary treat for you. Armani/Hashi’s special 3-course seasonal menu promises unique flavours and beverages for just Dhs280. Offer available until September 30.

Crystal magic

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There’s a reason why celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham are obsessed with crystals and their healing properties. Bringing this philosophy to their manicures and pedicures, Tips & Toes latest add on looks to improving your spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing. Choosing from five of the most powerful stones, the therapist will use these crystals to gently massage your skin, helping reduce muscle pain and easing blocked energy.

And for something beyond Dubai…

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Want to escape the city and be one with nature? Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in southern Oman has introduced a bespoke luxury camping experience. Luxe Mobile Camping Adventures, in collaboration with Oman Expeditions, begins and end with a stay at the resort with glamping taking place in-between. Each tent features a private bathroom with open air shower, cosy bedding and is decorated with candles and oil lamps.

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