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You know what makes a really good weekend? Delicious food, exceptional music and a chance to relax at one of the best spa’s in the city. Here are some of the top activities to make your days off extra special.

Feed my soul

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FIVE Jumeirah Village has introduced a new brunch at Soul Street. Every Friday from 2pm-5pm expect vibrant street food served tapas sharing style, along with unlimited beverages and show-stopping street performances. Prices start Dhs250 for non-alcoholic and Dhs350 alcoholic beverages. The party doesn’t have to end at 5pm, the outdoor terrace adjacent to the popular social pool will open for an after-party that offers three beverages for just Dhs100.


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Layla Kardan set to give a dazzling performance at a Special Edition of Bagatelle’s Unplugged on Saturday October 26. From 8pm till late, the international star will be lending her soulful voice to some of the best hits from the realms of pop, jazz, Middle East, and R&B.

Rosé anyone?


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This Friday, seafront party destination DRIFT Beach Dubai will host the launch of a limited-edition bottle of M de Minuty rosé designed in collaboration with British artist, Ruby Taylorwhere. From 10.30am, all guests are welcomed with a complimentary glass of Minuty rosé which can be enjoyed pool-side or at the Provençal restaurant. Cheers!

Treat for the feet


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Margaret Dabbs Sole Lounge located in Level Shoes is launching a new foot treatment and product range called ‘Pure Feet’. This fully vegan range of luxury footcare products has been especially designed for natural beauty lovers and expertly formulated with powerful, active botanicals to delivers fast, effective results and can be applied to a number of treatments.

New look, new food

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The popular Zheng He restaurant in Jumeirah Mina A’Salam has had a face lift. Not only has it got a brand new look, but there is also a whole new menu to enjoy courtesy of  Chef Lai Min Wei who spent nine years within the global Hakkasan franchise in London, Dubai and Doha. New dishes focus on using the finest ingredients to create timeless yet innovative signature plates all prepared with a consideration for tradition and age-old techniques. Make sure to try the iconic Peking Duck.

Ultimate relaxation


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While certain spa treatments are universal, there are those that simply define a destination and we can’t think of a better one than the Emirates Hammam at The Spa, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai. Pairing the finest local ingredients and practices with the expertise of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, this luxurious experience is a must-try treatment, especially after a hectic work week.

Brunch with a view


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Fancy an evening brunch with a view of a glittering Dubai skyline? Skyland rooftop bar has launched “Brunch in the sky” every Friday from 6-10pm at Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina. Choose either the Angel Brunch package with unlimited selected beverages for only Dhs285 which includes free flow of soft drinks, bubbly, house beverages & cocktails with gourmet bar bites and canapés. Demon Brunch Package for Dhs550 includes free flow of house beverages and premium bubbles complimented with unlimited pass around canapés and finger foods.

It’s rooftop season

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Finally you can spend you evenings under the starry sky of Dubai, and one of the best places to do so is the Mercury Lounge at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. Expect a stand-alone, first in the UAE, Dom Pérignon Champagne and Oyster Bar, shady red and white striped cabanas reminiscent of the Cote d’Azur, and a host of new dishes. Mercury’s Aperitivo is served daily from 6pm to 8pm, with prices starting at Dhs70.

Ultimate lobster brunch

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Elevate your Saturday with a brand new Lobster Bake brunch at NOÉPE, located at The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai. Packages start from Dhs350 for the food only, Dhs475 for food including house beverages and Dhs589 for food including house beverages and Italian bubbles. Indulge in three dishes from the shellfish menu and lobster to share as well as towering Surf and Turf Burger with lobster and don’t forget the sweet treats like Strawberry Mille Feuilles and brownies.


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