Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE – May 26 to May 28, 2023.

Revamp your beauty routine


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For a whole new beauty experience, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has opened its doors to an exclusive pop-up, the YSL Beauty Zone, located amongst Dubai Mall’s Star Atrium. The brand is set to transform this space into a 64 square-meter beauty haven, that will interweave beauty, music, culture, dance, technology, and more. Over a period of twelve days, until the 4th of June, shoppers can immerse themselves in a disruptive multi-sensory retail experience reflecting YSL Beauty’s empowered and luxury-cool identity. Breaking away from the molds of traditional retail, the pop-up will include live DJ sets from renowned, Dubai-based DJs and surprise dance performances throughout the week. This space pushes the boundaries of experiences complete with photo opportunities and customized interactive games. hoppers can strike a pose in front of the 360-degree camera or infinity mirror, and create cool photo content to share on social media or with friends.

Experience a spa day

Me by Melia

This summer ME Dubai is offering an exquisite spa day. Guests can pick from a trio of packages which includes the Summer Glow, a 45-minute Bamboo Scrub followed by a 45-minute purifying facial designed to revitalize and restore your youthful radiance. The A New Me package features a 60-minute massage and a 30-minute Invigorating Salt Scrub that will leave guests feeling revived and refreshed and the Wrapped Up; where guests can decompress with a 45-minute Marine Body Wrap and a 45-minute Foot Reflexology, ensuring they’re ready to take on the world. Each package will be accompanied with complimentary access to the pristine, sauna and gym all for Dhs399 along with an exclusive gift from ME when purchasing products from Voya or Carol Joy London products worth Dhs799.

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Try this new menu


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Selected by the MICHELIN Guide in both 2022 and 2023, CÉ LA VI Dubai has opened its doors with the launch of its newest menu addition, featuring an unforgettable sushi and robata dining experience. With unique culinary twists, led by Chef Howard KO, this handcrafted menu showcases a delectable new menu with dishes such as the Whole Grilled Branzino, Roasted Rock Lobster Tail, Grilled Red Mullet and sushi platters starting from Dhs195. With unparelled views, guests can experience this multi-award winning venue situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai at Address Sky View Hotel, Tower 2. The restaurant is open daily for all-day dining from 12pm to 3am.

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Book a fine-dining experience


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Guests can embark on a culinary journey at the newly opened Ling Ling at Atlantis the Royal. Situated on the 23rd floor, this ultra-lounge club and outdoor dining spots offers a series of delectable dishes such as Lobster Maki Sushi Rolls, Australian Lobster Pad Thai and more. Whether you’re indulging in cocktails or not, Ling Ling is known for its intriguing drinks menu, that’s designed to complement the menu. The menu reinterprets Japan’s bustling izakaya scene that pairs craft spirits with small plates and balances it with Cantonese and other cultures’ cuisine. With 180-degree panoramic views of the Palm, Dubai’s captivating skyline is captured. The restaurant is open daily from 6pm until 1am.

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Visit this bohemian beach club

This chic venue is all set to emulate the luxe elements of Tulum with its sandy shores. With refined interiors, this bespoke culinary experience will bring the best of what Dubai has to offer with its neutral colour palette and mouth-watering host of dishes. Be it homemade pizza or fresh salads, there’s enough and more to try at this blissful haven. It’s open from 10am until 1am on weekdays and 10am to 2pm on weekends.

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Attend a luxury watchmaking workshop

Vacheron Constantin

Running from May 24 to 27, 2023, the luxury Swiss watchmaking brand Vacheron Constantin has chosen Abu Dhabi to host the first discovery of its 2023 novelties launched at Watches and Wonders in the Middle East. Discover a unique and interactive experience highlighting the Maison’s heritage, craftsmanship and technical brilliance at Zayed Heritage Center, Majlis Nahr Al Hayat. Guests can take a closer look at the exclusive timepieces crafted exclusively for the Middle East while watch connoisseurs and enthusiasts can get a chance to deep dive into the world of timekeeping with the Watchmaking and Enamelling workshops.

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Unwind at this bar

Salmon Guru

The revolutionary cocktail bar concept, Salmon Guru is celebrating its first-year anniversary on May 27, 2023. By pushing the boundaries in Dubai’s cocktail scene, from May 28 to 31, guests can indulge in a unique and bespoke creation crafted by the masterful hands of Diego Cabrera. With access to exclusive creations, guests must say the words “Against the current” to the bartenders and can savour this exclusive beverage after. Additionally, only on May 28th, guests can witness Cabrera’s magic firsthand during his guest shift. Cabrera’s exceptional expertise and his signature flair for whimsy will be on full display, as he shares his passion for the art of mixology with his fans in Dubai. Located at The Opus by Omniyat, Business Bay, this must-visit destination is open daily for lunch from 12:30pm to 4pm and for dinner from 5pm to 2am.

See Black Coffee live

Black Coffee

Get ready for the most thrilling outdoor event of the year as WHITE Dubai, presents its first-ever outdoor event. Prepare to be captivated by the state-of-the-art production at the stunning open-air rooftop space, WHITE Dubai. Headlining the night is none other than the legendary deck selecta, Grammy Award-winning sensation, Black Coffee. Mark your calendars for Friday, May 26 at Dubai Harbour, as this unparalleled event promises an unforgettable experience like no other. Limited tickets are available for this extraordinary event, so don’t miss your chance to be part of history. Secure your spot now by purchasing tickets on Virgin’s or the Platinum list website. Doors for the concert open from 6pm, with third-release tickets priced at Dhs300 for females and Dhs400 for males.

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Savour some Spanish cuisine


the UAE’s award-winning Spanish restaurant has expanded its menu with eight exciting new dishes and a selection of unique cocktails. From fresh salads to succulent meat dishes, the new menu features an array of tantalizing flavors catering to every guest’s taste. A vegetarian-friendly option, the fresh Ensalada de Tomate, Naranja y Jugo de Olivas features juicy tomatoes, sweet oranges, and a flavorful olive juice dressing. Another delicious addition to the menu includes the Burrata, Higos & Jamón Ibérico, a combination of creamy burrata cheese, sweet figs, and savory Iberico ham. Located at TRYP by Wyndham Barsha Heights, Lola Taberna welcomes guests to a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Lola Taberna Espanola’s new menu items are available now for dine-in and delivery on Deliveroo. The restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday 1pm to 1am and Friday and Saturday 1am to 2am.

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Book a brunch in Abu Dhabi

The Director's Club

The world’s first Warner Bros-themed hotel is welcoming guests in Abu Dhabi to visit the all-new brunch at The Director’s Club. Upon arrival, diners will be greeted with a tower of bubbly, and once seated, will be served a selection of sharing-style appetizers, including The Director’s Club signature beef tartare, burrata, truffle mac and cheese croquettes and other classic dishes. All dishes can be complemented by the restaurant’s classic cocktails. With live entertainment and the finest beverages, guests can spend their Saturday in style. Priced at Dhs275 for soft beverages, Dhs375 for premium beverages and Dhs475 for bubbly and takes place every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. Additionally, all guests registered in the room will have access to 1 Yas Island Theme Park per night of stay – Sea World, Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

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Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings

The Cake Boutique

The Cake Boutique by Waldorf Astoria DIFC announced the exciting news of the launch of their “Petit” cakes. Following their renowned 8 signature flavours of their bespoke luxury cakes, introducing their smaller, or “petit” cakes will satisfy the cravings of all dessert enthusiasts. The cakes may be small but each cake preserves the essence of each flavour, artistry, and attention that goes into each cake following a client’s design request. Each petit cake is elegantly packaged by The Cake Boutique and serves five individuals, making it a perfect gift for any occasion. Prics start at Dhs250 for these cakes and can be purchased from the website.

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