Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – December 23 to December 25, 2022.

Book a Christmas brunch

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Dubai is never short of festive celebrations to bring in the occasion. With Christmas soon approaching this weekend, brunches are all set to take place in full swing to bring on the holiday cheer. From renowned fine-dining havens to beachside venues, the emirate will be bustling with dining hotspots hosting special brunches with an array of mouthwatering dishes and well-crafted beverages. So, whether Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, there’s a brunch in every cuisine to tantalise your palate this year. From Amazonico to La Cantine du Faubourg, see our list for all the must-visit venues that are celebrating Christmas day in full swing.

Enjoy the outdoors

One Degree Cafe

At long last, the best weather of the year has arrived in the UAE. Long gone are humid days and nights paired with the sweltering heat and the cooler temperatures and outdoor weather is here to stay for the foreseeable future. With that comes the return of the UAE’s beloved desert cafés and concepts. To keep you in the know Emirates Woman has curated a guide with some of the best desert cafés to visit in the UAE this winter from NOT a SPACE to One Degree Café and more.

Get your brows in shape



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With travelling mode on, give your brows the love they deserve. Opt for the brow lamination service at Brau. If you’re looking for thicker, fuller and better-shaped brows, the expert artist can create this using a lifting balm for the brow to grow in the right direction. The voumising solution will hydrate them with a custom-blended tint to make them appear darker, fuller and thickens with the right shape. The service is available at Mall of the Emirates and Spring Souq.

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Escape for a staycation


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If you’re looking to escape the bustle of the city life, Oberoi Al Zohrah is the perfect staycation to book this weekend. Located just 25 minutes by car from Dubai and set in the midst of nature, Al Zorah feels like a world away from its bustling urban counterpart with pristine natural white sand beaches, forests, lagoons and a biodiversity of 100 species of birds. With minimalist architecture and wide-open spaces, this rejuvenating resort ensures each guest remains at utmost comfort. The resort’s 56 rooms and 33 suites and villas, including both two and three-bedroom private villas with 24-hour private butler service, are flooded with natural light and fantastic garden and sea view. Visitors can dine at the resort’s luxury beachfront restaurant Aquario and other fine-dining spots. Prices start at Dhs2,400 per night with a private garden.

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Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast

For a hearty breakfast, head to One Life & Kitchen for an array of delectable dishes ranging from avo toast to eggs benedict. Each dish is made with fresh ingredients and served in a bright, casual space making it the perfect co-working space for those weekend catch-ups. This nature-fuelled café is situated in Dubai Design District and Hive, JVC.

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Visit the Celine pop-up


Celine has exclusively launched its haute parfumerie pop-up at Mall of The Emirates until January 3, 2023. It features exclusive candles, perfumes, travel sprays, exotic bags, small leather goods and accessories for visitors to experience.

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Savour a festive afternoon tea

Dubai afternoon tea

From festive Christmas celebrations with the family to a fun-filled New Year’s Eve with friends, there’s something for everyone this season at Fairmont The Palm. From December 10, 2022, to January 8, 2023, head to Mashrabiya Lounge to enjoy a festive-inspired afternoon tea complete with sweet and savoury delights, and an exotic selection of loose-leaf teas from around the world, as well as homemade hot chocolate. The Festive Afternoon Tea is available daily from 12pm to 5pm and is priced at Dhs195 per person.

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Pick up our December Issue


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For our cover, we are proud to have partnered with global skin guru Dr. Barbara Sturm. In The Skin Superwoman, we discuss what it takes to build and scale without compromising on quality. Sturm is everything you would expect from a powerhouse who has built a brand from the ground up, with laser-sharp attention to detail and second-to-none wit that reflects deep-rooted intelligence. In this issue, we get you ready for party season to close out 2022 and look at taking a break in climates both hot and cold. Soft Touch compiles an edit of the best tactile textures for FW22, The Edit delivers the coolest attire for a vacation en piste and Alanui shows us how to look cool while staying cosy in Après-Ski Attire.

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