Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE – January 27 to January 29, 2023.

Put self-care first

Koko Bay

Stretch it out at Dubai’s popular beach haven Koko Bay, with an hour-long yoga session, in partnership with lululemon, led by expert practitioner Wellness with Dina, a local specialist in yoga, meditation, and reiki and Pure Cure Yoga, lululemon ambassador. Taking place on Saturday, January 28 at 8.30am, this yoga session will include a sumptuous breakfast at the popular restaurant for all guests attending the class. Priced at Dhs100, this all-inclusive wellness session will promise tranquil views of Dubai’s skyline, making it the perfect way to start the weekend.

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Shop at this skincare haven


Welcome to the future of skincare at Aēsop’s latest store at Dubai Mall. With space-age experimentation, visitors can embark on a new beauty journey and explore a complete range of skin, hair and body care products displayed in its sci-fi spacecraft interiors. The store’s trained consultants are able to offer complimentary advice about products best suited to individual needs. A concealed Fragrance Library adds to the sense of mystery: here, guests can imbue a piece of clothing with their aroma of choice, taking it with them on their imagined journey. So get ready to enjoy this one-of-a-kind skincare experience in Dubai.

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Enjoy this delectable Greek haven


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The award-winning Greek restaurant Mythos Kouzina and Grill has officially opened its second branch at The Square in City Walk. With authentic dishes crafted to perfection and natural aesthetics, the restaurant offers a host of crave-worthy dishes such as Fava, Feta in Filo, succulent grills and more. With fresh ingredients re-imagines through a Greek lens, this venue will transport guests to the timeless charm of the country. The interiors are deep rooted in natural materials, earthy colors, raw and unfinished textures. Attaining a laid-back modern space that draws guests in effortlessly with its charming beautifully-crafted pottery, handwoven rattan chairs and artistic tableware. Located in the heart of City Walk, it’s open daily from 12:30pm until midnight and until 1am on weekends.

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Visit this new winter pop us

This season is all about spending it outdoors. By adding to the list of chic desert cafés in Dubai, Cactus Grove is the latest winter pop up in Alfaya Desert to be added to your list. Open daily from 4pm to 12am, this luxe hotspot promises delicious coffee and the perfect Instagram-worthy shot in the middle of nature. Designed with cactus and other botanical elements, this venue is definitely a must-visit this weekend. The location can be found here.

Book a fine-dining experience


Indulge in contemporary Anatolian cuisine at the newly opened Rüya at The St. Regis Dubai. With flavors from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, signature stylish beverages, and music by the resident DJ for a vibrant night to remember. With an array of unmatched dishes such as wild mushroom ragout, grilled seabream, pulled lamb and more, guests can indulge in a sharing-style menu for a wholesome experience. For the complete experience, dishes are curated from the theatrical open kitchen with inventive cocktails. To embrace the outdoor seasons, visitors can dine on the terrace to take in the exquisite views of the Arabian Gulf. Byzantine architecture-inspired dome-shaped chandeliers and intricately designed Turkish carpets are reminiscent of a bygone era through the restaurant’s interiors. The restaurant is open daily for dinner from 6pm onwards and will most definitely promise a memorable evening.

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Take your culinary skills to the next level

If you want to become a sushi expert, Katsuya at Hyde Dubai has launched an exclusive masterclass to learn from the specialist, Chef Pavel. Priced at Dhs299 per person, visitors can learn how to add innovative twists to any classic dish and work with Truffle to give all creations a decadent touch. As it’s limited to 10 guests per class, do ensure all bookings are made in advance prior to the session. The class takes place every Sunday between 12pm to 8pm. To make any reservation, visit here.

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It’s brunch time


Need Saturday night plans on The Palm Jumeirah? Look no further as Barfly set to launch their evening Barfly Soiree Brunch. The evening’s atmosphere will be charged with live entertainment and delectable Asian-inspired dishes, which promise to take the soiree brunch to new heights Packages for the brunch start from Dhs385 for soft beverages, Dhs445 for house pouring and Dhs545 for premium beverages with their own menu of signature cocktails included and a delicious range of mocktails. The evening’s atmosphere will be charged with live entertainment, from energetic dancers to live DJ, which promises to take the soiree brunch to new heights. Every Saturday from 7 to 11pm come and take in the stunning view, delicious menu, and live entertainment at the Hilton’s liveliest venue.

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Attend this K-pop concert in Abu Dhabi

By making their way to the UAE, BLACKPINK World is set to perform live in Abu Dhabi this weekend at Etihad Park, Yas Island. Along with the BLACKPINK Abu Dhabi concert, the group will perform in Riyadh, Manila, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney and more. So, mark your calendars as this K-pop group will hit the stage in the UAE capital.

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