Your ultimate weekend guide in Dubai, May 3 to 5, 2024.

Experience a magical night swim

Cloud 22

Want to experience an after-dark dip under the starlit sky? Cloud 22 at Atlantis The Royal is offering unforgettable experience. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening from 7pm to 11pm, guests can enjoy sweeping twilight views over the glittering Palm Island, starting from only Dhs300 per person minimum spend. A destination where the night comes alive and blends sophistication, a mesmerising ambiance, and lively entertainment, Moonlight Sessions invites guests to enjoy an after-dark dip under the starlit sky, in Cloud 22’s 90 meters sky pool, before relaxing on a floating bed, or in a luxury cabana. Guests can also enjoy sky-high sundowners at the Lotus Bar, located 96 meters above the Palm Island and Arabian Ocean as well as an array of live entertainment, including a DJ, violinist, saxophone, and cello.

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Take a coffee break

Coffee shop

If there’s one thing Dubai isn’t short of, it’s all the cafés that allow one to unwind in. From getting your daily caffeine fix to embracing a café with minimal interiors, there are plenty of options that offer both. For adding to your list of must-visit cafés, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of where all you need to go next. From The Grey to Alchemy, Dubai has a plethora of aesthetic cafés for that caffiene fix.

Embark on a literary adventure


Want to learn from others? HOYA Villa in Al Wasl has launched a new Book Swap even from 2pm to 5pm this Sunday. Held twice a month, it promises to be an engaging gathering where bookworms can unite to exchange cherished reads, indulge in passionate discussions, and discover new literary gems. Attendees must bring at least one pre-loved book, with a maximum limit of 10 books per person. For every book brought, guests will be given a swap card, ensuring an equitable and seamless exchange process. Participants can opt to take index cards to jot down their names, a favourite quote from their book, and why they recommend it. Alternatively, they may bring one or more books concealed in plain bags, accompanied by a brief description that does not disclose the title or author. All attendees will receive a 30 percent discount on F&B.

Dine Alfresco

Embark on a new sensory journey at Asia Asia Palm Jumeirah, which offers exquisite cuisine, stunning views and a multi-course dinner with an unparalleled dining experience. Every inch has been designed with jawdropping interiors and handcrafted interiors inspired by the East. The menu is full of everyone’s favourite dishes designed to be shared with an extensive signature cocktail list to complement the experience. Located high on the 15th floor of the Andaz Hotel and overlooking the shimmering waters of The Palm, Asia Asia Palm Jumeirah is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a truly unforgettable dining experience. It’s open from Thursday to Saturday 6pm to 2am and Sunday to Wednesday 6pm to 1am.

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Enjoy a sensational new musical show

The Theater

The Theater’s sensational musical dinner show, “Could it Be Magic,” is already underway! If you’re craving a night filled with upbeat tunes, romance, and magic, this is the place to be. Directed by the renowned composer and pianist Guy Manoukian, prepare to be dazzled by award-winning performances and astonishing shows. Indulge in a fine dining experience featuring exquisite appetizers like wagyu carpaccio and salmon tartare, international main dishes including sushi and fresh seabass, and a premium selection of desserts and beverages. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night filled with music and culinary delights. The soundtrack is packed with classic pop artists like Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, The Beatles, Cyndi Lauper, and ABBA – while still leaving room for newer names such as Coldplay, Sia, and LMFAO. Whatever your music taste, you’ll be sure to feel the beat and sing along. Located at The Fairmont Hotel, it’s open from Tuesday to Saturday 10pm to 3am.

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Upgrade your fitness routine

On Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m, Varak is inviting everyone to join in for a yoga session followed by some seriously delicious treats.Set by the Dubai Water Canal, the class is led by the instructor Tanya Dars. This yoga session is all about unwinding and getting your zen on while soaking up the stunning views. And afterwards? Oh, a limited edition tray of Varak’s mouthwatering edibles and freshly brewed coffee is waiting for you to indulge in, all for just Dhs250. The class will start off with 45 minutes of beginner-friendly yoga moves that’ll leave you feeling totally blissed out. Then it’s time to dive into Varak’s Mystery Box, packed with Varak’s yummiest treats and top-notch coffee. It will take place near Varak’s shop at Churchill Tower, Shop 05 Marasi Dr – Business Bay.

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Book an outdoor activity

Outdoor activities

As temperatures soon rise in the UAE, outdoor activities should still be on your list for the last few weeks of cool weather. From zip-lining to glamping the options are endless as each outing is complemented with a hint of nature. To plan ahead, Emirates Woman has curated a unique guide for all the best outdoor activities you don’t want to miss in the UAE. So, If you prefer something with a little more actual action, we’ve got hiking, horse riding and waterparks too.The city is home to a number of brilliant things to do when the weather is a little cooler.

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