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Prepare to be spoilt this weekend with numerous activities across art, dining, and relaxing in Dubai. Can it be Thursday already please?

Join the collective

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Want to connect to major international influencers and trendsetters from the world’s of beauty, food, fashion, and travel?  The Collective DXB will host LA and Dubai’s “Who’s Who” at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club on Thursday November 7 till 6pm. Leading lifestyle influencers from Los Angeles and Dubai are confirmed to attend the event, including YouTube personality, Gemma Stafford, as well as fashion bloggers like Lady Fozaza, Dr Shayma Fawaz Deema AlSuwaidi, Aishwaria Ajit and Haifa Addas. Tickets are Dhs360.

 Get cultured

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Alserkal Avenue to celebrate art, design, and architecture during November through special exhibitions, public art commissions and more, as part of a UAE-wide discourse. The month-long curated programme will include a landmark exhibition showcasing collaborations between artists and architects in Concrete, featuring a site-specific installation by Rana Begum and Marina Tabassum; a public art commission by urban collective METASITU; design commissions; talks by FOLIO; and a symposium on shared histories, organised by Alserkal Arts Foundation and Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational, in collaboration with Ishara Art Foundation. Learn more on alserkalavenue.ae/en/event/november-in-alserkal-avenue-1.php 

Health kick

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Chef Izu Ani has got a brand new venture in town! Fika, located Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s J Club, is a healthy dining spot that offers a wholesome menu in a relaxing setting. Inspired by the Swedish philosophy of taking time out of the day to enjoy food, drink and good company, make sure to try the Spanish octopus, charcoal roasted lobster and blueberry and feta cheese salad.

And chill

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Take relaxation to enriching new levels with bespoke packages at Amara Spa – tucked amongst the lush greenery of Park Hyatt Dubai. Amara Signature Ritual for Dhs825 includes 30-minute body exfoliation followed by a 60-minute Amara Massage with full day access to the Gym, Pool and the Lagoon, while the Skin Restore Ritual includes 45-minute body wrap followed by a 75-minute Massage with full day access to the Gym, Pool & the Lagoon for Dhs950.

Bring your four-legged friend

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At LOWE (located on KOA Dubai) you can enjoy a pawfect meal on their outdoor terrace with fuss-free food made with high-quality, carefully sourced and even home-grown ingredients – making this the perfect dog friendly spot this winter. Dig into the sesame bread with charred aubergine, and roasted half chicken with spiced coconut, as well as woodfire pita and lemon, and don’t forget to share with your furry companion.

Hola chica

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Ocean Club Marbella is taking over DRIFT Beach Dubai for its sixth collaboration on Friday November 8 bringing in an exciting lineup of live entertainment including cover artist, Funky D, along with their international dance troupe. Make sure to book sun loungers, pool cabanas or tables at the restaurant in advance via info@driftbeachdubai.com or 04 315 2200.

The artist

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Kulture House is hosting a pop-up exhibition for Egyptian artist Dina Hafez UNFAMILIAR FACES: Beaded Portraits of Egyptian Women is her new body of work that will be on display until November 30. Beads are used daily in Egypt in creation of jewellery and garments, as well as religious ceremonies and celebrations. Dina Hafez is working with a craft that has been passed down for centuries, modernising it to create contemporary pieces that explore heritage and identity.

Run without Salik


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On November 8 part of Sheikh Zayed road will close down for the first time to allow anyone to run 5k or 10k. Part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, both runs will start and finish at the Dubai World Trade Centre at 6am.

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