Your ultimate weekend guide – November 17 to November 19, 2023.

Shop ’til you drop

Today Zara returns to Dubai’s iconic Mall of Emirates with its latest image, following several months of refurbishment. Over a single floor, it showcases the brand’s latest collections including lingerie – for the first time in a store in Dubai, a dedicated space for artistic performances, as well a café with curated Zara Home coffee and tea ware. The avant-garde space has several technological tools to offer customers a unique experience. The renovated store has new ‘boutique’ spaces for Zara’s most recent launches, such as Lingerie, Beauty, the Origins collection or Footwear and Accessories. These spaces have a distinctive design and furnishings and they are equipped with adjacent restocking areas for a personalised service.

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It’s brunch time

Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen’s “Flowers on Toast” is a sophisticated gathering of all things groovy. Experience the daze of the 60s and 70s funk & soul era with our expert sound selectors. Each Saturday promises to turn into a foot-tapping, hip-grinding soulful affair that’s perfect for crowds longing for something different from Dubai’s usual mega brunches.   Complementing the gastronomic experience, bar guru Jaco Raath introduces sharing serves for some new classics born out of the Soul Kitchen bar. The brunch prices for the non-alcoholic beverages Dhs400, The Good Vibrations with a selected of beverages Dhs500 and Dhs615 with all food options. With dishes such as sea bass ceviche, wagyu kafta, tamarind lamb chops, vegetarian manti, eggplant 3 ways and other chef’s delectable items.

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Try your hand at a wreath making workshop

‘Tis the season to gather friends and family at Waldorf Astoria DIFC as the world-renowned hotel prepares to host a Christmas wreath-making workshop aimed at bringing a touch of Christmas cheer to homes with personalised decorations. Hosted by the UAE’s leading gifting platform, BloomingBox, the three-hour long workshop will take place on Sunday November 19, starting at 3PM at Peacock Alley, located in Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre. With limited spaces, 10 participants have the chance to get creative and embrace the joy of the holiday season as the florist takes attendees step-by-step through the creation process to help arrange a bespoke wreath that could be displayed on a door, above a fireplace, as a centre piece, or even be given as a bespoke gift. Priced at Dhs395, in addition to the workshop, participants can expect two Christmas-themed cocktails or mocktails, along with some festive pastries and treats.

Amp up your fitness routine

As part of Dubai Fitness Challenge, Mall of the Emirates has partnered with Barry’s and Lululemon to offer customers the opportunity to join a free fitness class this Saturday 18 November in the heart of Mall of the Emirates. Guests can choose from one of two sessions that feature a dynamic HIIT workout combining cardio and strength training. All participants will leave with a complimentary crafted shake to refuel and recharge after their work out, with the available time slots of 7:20am and 8:20 am.

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Enjoy a tailor-made cake


Immerse yourself in the warm and cozy vibes of the newest venue, radiating minimalistic elegance and bathed in inviting light. Picture this: a dessert wonderland with a full display, plus a private room to customise your dream cake in a one-on-one session with Chef Kuzma. Yes, you can customise your cake. Indulge, celebrate, and be part of the ARTE experience which is open daily, from 10am to 12am.

Savour a healthy meal at home

The Glow Paradise

Boost your metabolism with The Glow Paradise. This superfoods restaurant specialises in tailor-made plans curated to boost your metabolism and enhance your skin glow. The meals and beverages start with healthy ingredients: mainly nutrient-rich, organic and locally sourced, unprocessed, and seasonal wholesome foods. From dishes such as the Superfood Burger to the Fitness Favourite bowl and a whole selection of smoothies, there’s a host of dishes to indulge in.

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Pamper yourself

La Beauté

With a team of highly skilled and trained professionals from Thailand, La Beauté offers a comprehensive range of services, from hair and nail to massages and eyelash services. At La Beauté, the aim is to provide a peaceful and relaxing environment for everyone who visits us. Our unique concept involves playing soothing jazz music while we pamper our clients with complete relaxation. Located in the heart of JLT, La Beauté is easily accessible for both residents and visitors to the area. The salon’s sleek and modern interior design, coupled with its friendly and knowledgeable staff, creates a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere for all.

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