Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE – September 8 to 10, 2023.

Work out

Reform Athletica

The homegrown brand’s second location expands on the owners’ vision of an ideal workout space at ICD Brookfield in DIFC. With larger changing rooms, spacious studios, and an expansive art collection specially curated by the founders. The new fitness hotspot introduces RAfresh; a fully integrated coffee and smoothie bar where gym-goers can enjoy post-workout refreshments. From the signature Pilates-Inspired Reform Methos class to its various Yoga offerings in Vinyasa Yoga Deep Stretch. The studio offers two private training rooms with personalised one-on-one training sessions and on-the-go essentials. To mark the opening, the first 100 guests will receive 30 percent off at a discounted rate to mark a milestone in the brand’s success.

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Explore the flavours of India

The magical journey takes guests on an immersive experience, introduced by the mistress of the mansion, a fictional character named Mohini Singh – Little Miss India herself, where guests can explore the wonders of the country through the eyes of the endearing protagonist. Inspired by the diverse and colorful landscape of the region, ‘Travels of Mohini’ showcases the culture and profound history. Guests can enjoy a myriad of dishes such as Dal Bati Churma, Jodhpuri Gatte with gram flour dumplings and even traditional Rajasthani sweets with age-old recipes. Lovers of Indian cuisine are invited to Little Miss India to enjoy a fine-dining gastronomic evening for a limited period available until September 30, 2023. The restaurant is open from Monday to Thursday 6pm until 11pm and Friday to Sunday 2pm until 11pm and is located at Fairmont The Palm.

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Stock up on new kicks

The highly loved sportswear brand New Balance has opened a new store at Dubai Hills Mall. Known for its fine craftsmanship in the world of sport, the store allows customers to shop their favourite piece in style. The new Uncommon common concept will include an edited assortment of merchandise as well as visual storytelling to accompany select products, highlighting the makers and origins behind them, illuminating New Balance at the intersection of sport and culture. Visitors can shop from a wide range of athletic footwear and fitness apparel pieces including the 574 shoe, the 580 shoe the BB550 and more. Available in varied hues including its signature grey shoes. Additionaly, guests can find out their exact shoes size with the technologically advanced machine that can scan your soles to say the fit required. The store is located on the first floor of Dubai Hills mall. New Balance launches a fresh retail concept built to put people, not products, at the center of the consumer experience and to revolutionise the running experience.

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Support Local


Support small to medium local businesses and head over to Launchpad X, a concept store that champions an eclectic mix of homegrown start-ups and winners from Majid Al Futtaim’s Launchpad Accelerator Programme. Located at City Centre Mirdif, enjoy shopping fashion and lifestyle brands the likes of L/C, Reform, HypeSelection, Blu Matcha, and more. Whether you’re looking for gifting ideas, unique buys for your home or a wardrobe refresh for the entire family, this one-stop hub is a worth stopping by this weekend.

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Experience a day retreat

Oberoi Resort

Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah is opening its doors to non-resident guests for the first time with a boutique of specifically curated luxury day retreats. This experience invites you to dive into the realms of sun-soaked bliss and surrender to the serenity of this breathtaking beachside haven. For couples, the Secret Serenity Day Retreat, allows everyone to embrace the natural rhythyms and ignite romance by starting by the poolside on the natural white sand beach with a bottle of grape, a delectable meal for two, followed by a spa therapy, a transformative sunset yoga session with stretches and ending a crystal sound healing session. Guests can available of the Dhs350 credit per person from Friday to Sunday and Dhs250 credit from Monday to Thursday. It’s available daily from 9am to sunset and the price is available upon request.

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Try this cooling experience


Supercharge your weekend with Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Ice Bucket session on September 2nd which includes a Wim Hof Method Breathing exercise, an Ice Bath, breakfast at Aqua from 6.30am to 11am, access to Sense, A Rosewood Spa and pool access. Designed to boost inner strength and the immune system, guests can plunge into the icy depths and achieve their desired results. Visitors can experience this luxe wellness retreat priced at Dhs600 with a staycation at the hotel, along with complimentary breakfast and a 30-minute massage of your choice from a head and shoulder or a foot massage with a 20 percent discount on F&B. The offer is valid until September 30, 2023.

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Slurp it up


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Ramen has now become a key component in Dubai’s culinary scene. By combining the fusion of ramen and izakaya style dining, more fine-dining spots are becoming a haven of delectable dishes crafted to perfection with the finest local produce. From Kinoya to Daikan Ramen, Emirates Man narrowed down the quaint corners to enjoy this Japanese delicacy.

It’s brunch time


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For the ultimate brunch, Bar Du Port has brought the party inside with a revamped weekly schedule and new seasonal menu just in time for summer. Located in the Dubai Harbour Pier Club, Bar Du Port’s stylish interior defines understated luxury, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing a ‘wow’ factor of breathtaking harbour views. BDP’s iconic party brunch is hosted every Saturday from 1-5pm. Brunch Du Port offers four hours of fun, unlimited cuisine, free-flowing beverages, and a resident DJ that will have you up out of your chair and dancing throughout the day. Prices start from Dhs290 for the soft beverages package.

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