Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE – September 28 to October 1, 2023.

Embark on a culinary expedition

The Citronelle Club

Visit Dubai’s latest gastronomic destination, The Citronelle Club, located at SO/ Uptown Dubai. he Citronelle Club boasts a character of exquisite blend of Asian culinary traditions, intertwined with French flair to create a bold epicurean heritage that has evolved into its distinct identity. It weaves Asian symbolism, including koi fish and dragons, into an evocative narrative, cleverly concealed within its unassuming abstract canvas. Every aspect of the menu and the dining experience has been carefully crafted to foster connection, conversation, and an unforgettable culinary journey. Located at SO/ Uptown Dubai, this restaurant has an overall distinct identity.

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Soak up the sun

Nuksa Beach

Situated on the vibrant beachfront of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Nuska Beach is back this season. Soak up the Golden sun as you sip on endless glasses of rosé, overlooking picturesque oceanfront views and set to the soundtrack of vibrant tunes from the resident DJ and Saxophonist. Enjoy unlimited wine and a delectable three-course lunch menu for Dhs295 per person starting from Sunday October 1, 2023, every Sunday to Friday from 12:30pm to 4pm.

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Try a new menu


This September, Armani/Ristorante, the Michelin-starred jewel nestled within the opulent confines of Armani Hotel Dubai, proudly presents its highly anticipated seasonal mushroom and Truffle menu. This exceptional menu transforms seasonal mushrooms into extraordinary dishes, showcasing an array of inventive delicacies like Pioppini, Trombetta, Porcini, Risotto, and Finferli. Conclude your epicurean journey with the tempting Choccolato dessert, featuring Dulcey chocolate bavaroise and porcini ice cream. Priced at Dhs649, this exceptional culinary experience invites guests to indulge in an array of sophisticated flavours until Saturday, September 30, 2023.

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Experience Tokyo’s nightlife


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For one of Dubai’s best kept secret visit Ongaku situated at CLAP, DIFC, hidden behind a discreet red door inside the restaurant. With captivating views and a vibrant atmosphere, guests can enjoy the finest music in an indoor area to keep cool all summer and take in the magnificent views of the Dubai skyline. This late-night hangout will feature an entertaining program of DJs and live performers all night-long.

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Book a short-haul getaway

The First Collection

In celebration of The First Collection JVC’s second anniversary, the hotel has unveiled a special promotion available until 30 September 2023. During this period, guests can savour a generous 35 percent discount on their accommodations, complemented by an extra 20 percent off on dining and indulgent spa treatments with privileged access to Soluna Beach Club on The Palm Jumeirah, a 20 percent discount on a variety of water sports, complimentary transfers to Mall of the Emirates and the nearest metro station, as well as 20 percent savings on spa and laundry services. Additionally, early check-in and late check-out will be granted based on availability. Moreover, guests can optimise their stay with the exclusive ‘Stay Better’ package, starting from Dhs169 per room per night, ensuring the perfect getaway for the long weekend.

Go on a chilling adventure


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For Resync’s third anniversary, visitors and friends can experience the incredible world of Whole Body Cryotherapy for just Dhs300, with a total of three people at the studio’s state-of-the-art Whole Body chamber which takes everyone on an exhilarating three-minute journey into the benefits of extreme cold therapy reaching temperatures of -110°C. As the best way to strengthen team bonds, guests can explore Resync’s latest offerings including Red Light Therapy. The birthday challenge is available until Sunday, October 15, 2023. Located at Central Park Towers, DIFC, this venue is must-visit.

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Visit a quaint café

If you’re on the lookout for Dubai’s best kept secrets, you’re in the right place. With a host of cultural enclaves, this emirate has a myriad of hidden coffee shops and cafés waiting to be discovered. Infused with boho-chic elements, each café is a zen-inspired oasis for guests to unplug and reset during the weekend or weekend. Be it a conscious eatery or a hidden villa in the heart of Jumeirah, Dubai is never short of aesthetic gems where you can work from or simply catch up with friends. For a complete guide on the unique hidden cafés in Dubai, swipe through our editor-approved guide.

Indulge in this exquisite tasting menu

Atrangi by Ritu Dalmia

Lead by well renowned Indian Chef Ritu Dalmia, Atrangi’s culinary offerings shine a spotlight on lesser-known regional Indian delicacies, infusing the vibrant venue with the comforting essence of homemade cooking. With a varied menu that caters to a diverse range of palates, Atrangi offers a personalised solution for those seeking the ultimate culinary experience. To experience the key dishes, Diners can choose between two options for the tasting menu. The five-course tasting menu is priced at Dhs440 or an indulgent seven course experience priced at Dhs640. The seven-course menu is inclusive of a delectable amuse bouche and palate cleanser, heightening the dining experience and allowing each signature plate to create a harmony of flavours with each bite. It’s available from 6pm to 12am and is located in the prestigious Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel.

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Celebrate International Coffee Day

International Coffee Day

It’s time to celebrate one of the most globally beloved beverage! With International Coffee Day soon approaching on October 1, 2023, the UAE has a host of exciting offers brewing to celebrate the occasion. As one of the most widely consumed beverages internationally, it’s time to raise awareness of its global impact. From complimentary coffees to exclusive barista-inspired workshops, there are plenty of opportunities for coffee connoisseurs to make the most of this day in the emirate. If you’re in need of ideas on where to visit, swipe through our guide of all the best coffee deals to relish in Dubai.

Savour a royal breakfast spread

Atlantis The Royal

For a lavish spread of carefully curated dishes, Gastronomy at Atlantis The Royal has set a new standard in culinary excellence. Officially launched on September 28, 2023, guests can embark on an unrivalled journey through global cuisine with its daily breakfast and new dinner service with 17 live cooking stations, four bars and an enticing array of over 100 delectable dishes, Gastronomy, Dubai’s newest gourmet dining hall, will take diners on a culinary journey like no other. From beloved Western classics to exotic Southeast Asian delicacies and mouthwatering Arabic fare, this extraordinary dining destination caters to diverse palates. Guests will be able to enjoy breakfast at Dhs235 per person.

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Unleash your creative juices


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Want to test your artistic skills or simply try an exciting, we’re here to help. From stimulating discussions on though-provoking subjects to art galleries showcasing the world of notable artists, Dubai is never short of venues to feel rejuvenated. Whether you’re an art fanatic or enjoy taking part in various workshops, there’s enough and more to ensure, your skills are used and you can learn from the experts to simply take a break from your phone. So, to revamp your daily routine, here are the editor-approved creative spots to visit with exclusive programmes this month.

Pamper yourself

Qua Spa

Caesars Palace Dubai is running the ultimate relaxing daycation offer until this Saturday. Book a 60-minute full body massage or facial treatment at Que Spa and get complimentary access to the resort’s stunning Neptune Pool and beach, which features unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf. The treatments include the Nourishing, Brightening, Purifying or Gentleman’s Facials, alternatively choose to indulge in a Qua Spa Swedish, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue or Hot Stone Massage. Priced at Dhs620, it’s located at Palace Tower, Caesars Palace, Bluewaters.

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Try this new Italian tasting menu


Priced at Dhs345, Fi’lia’s tasting menu consists of an exquisite compilation of Italian delights, evoking a special memory, allowing guests to immerse themselves in an unforgettable dining experience in a single sitting, savouring new taste combinations, and discovering Chef Célia’s creativity and artistry. Guests can savour a host of dishes such as Zuppa Fredda, a cold Italian soup, truffle-infused beef carpaccio, Agnolotti, filled with tender confit duck legs, the Olive oil sorbet offers a refreshing and unique twist on a classic treat and more to enjoy and exceptional dining experience. It takes place from 6:30pm to 10:30pm and available throughout the week, it’s located SLS Hotel & Residences.

Indulge in this new beauty haven in Abu Dhabi


Located at Bloomingdale’s in the newly opened Reem Mall on Reem Island, Abu Dhabi this first-ever global beauty store is a one-stop shop offering an unparalleled luxury experience. From international to niche, the luxury department store brand boasts an array of products, technology and bespoke services from brands such as CHANEL, Dior, Estee Lauder, Ex Nihilo and more. There are two lavish beauty rooms which includes a dedicated La Prairie haven for indulgent treatments. The tech-led beauty destination features a cutting-edge in-store product displays and experience including Magic Mirrors which brings to life the latest shades and styles, without lifting a finger.

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