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Weekends are all about balancing the fun with relaxation. Why not start yours with the Dubai Fitness challenge before indulging in a Greek brunch, followed by a trip to the spa. Once fully relaxed, pick your best dress and spend the night watching one of the most iconic musicals in the world. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

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Dine with a culinary genius

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Worldwide-known Chef Niko Romito will be visiting Dubai on Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October to launch the exclusive Grand Tour culinary concept at Il Ristorante – Niko Romito at the Bvlgari Hotel & Resort. Expect a curated menu packed with traditional dishes inspired by cities like Venice, Florence, Bologna, Rome, Naples and Palermo.

Get that glow

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Amara Spa at Park Hyatt Dubai has a very special treat for you this month. They are offering 30-minute Matcha & Ginger Body Scrub plus a 60-minute customised Body Massage with full day access to the gym, pool and the Lagoon for Dhs795. Want to add additional a 30-minute Facial and get the Natural Glow Ritual? Go for it and pay Dhs950.



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The Dubai Fitness Challenge is back! A month of events and activities kicks off on Friday October 18 and challenges you to strap on those sneakers and give your body a much-needed health kick. The third edition consists of two fitness villages and 10 community hubs, where there will be 40 events and over 5,000 fitness classes, so you are bound to find something to suit your fitness goals.

Night at the opera

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The most popular musical has arrived in Dubai! Phantom of the Opera will take over the stage at the Dubai Opera until November 9. Adapted from a gothic novel which was inspired by historical events at Paris Opera House during the nineteenth century, the Dubai production will see the lead role of The Phantom performed by Jonathan Roxmouth, alongside female protagonist Christine Daaé, portrayed by rising star Claire Lyon.  Since the show’s debut in 1986, Phantom of the Opera has been seen by 140 million people across 40 countries and 166 cities around the world, and is the longest running show on Broadway having celebrated 30 years in 2018.

Smashing Friday

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OPA’s popular Greek-themed brunch will be hosted once every month and the next one is this Friday, giving you a chance to let your hair down and enjoy plate-smashing entertainment, while feasting on authentic Greek fare and beverages. Running from noon until 4pm, this four-course brunch is priced at Dhs350 for house beverages and Dhs395 for the premium package.

Treat yourself to some sparkle

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Being on time has never looked more chic thanks to a dazzling timepiece from Saint Honore. The women’s collection of novelties celebrates the unique values of the brand which dates back to 1885. Elegance is at the core, and we are particularly smitten with the Gala Diamond watch priced at Dhs16,875.

Ultimate takeover

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Fan of fine Indian cuisine? Jitin Joshi, Executive Chef of Michelin-starred Gymkhana London, will be taking over Armani/Amal for a taste-bud tantalising two days in October. From 17 – 19 October, you’ll have a chance to enjoy the classic and contemporary Indian cuisine for which Gymkhana has become renowned for.

When y0u struggle to choose

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For those who find it hard to pick their next meal will love this new All-In staycation package at Rixos Premium Dubai. You will be treated to a wholesome breakfast at Turquoise Restaurant, afternoon tea at Dubai’s first in-hotel Godiva Café, two complimentary drinks at Turquoise Vista Lounge, and receive Dhs150 towards dinner at one of their restaurants. The All-In package cost Dhs1,350 per night, based on double occupancy.

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