Our top picks: 6 things to do in Dubai this weekend – Emirates Woman
Stunning beach clubs, post-brunch deals and an unmissable exhibition…
Rejoice: the weekend is almost upon us. Whether it’s an Ibiza-style beach party, rooftop yoga or a 25-course Japanese brunch tour, here’s six great things to do this weekend in Dubai.
Thursday September 20
The Burj Khalifa rooftop pool party
See in the weekend by unwinding at Burj Khalifa’s rooftop pool party. Feast on poolside salads and burgers as your soak up the spectacular views of Downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa (‘gram gold FYI). The only hard choice? Picking between a unicorn or a flamingo float…
6pm to 11pm, every Thursday and Friday, The Rootop Pool, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE from Dhs175. Tel: (04) 888 3828 atmosphereburjkhalifa.com
Head to this unmissable exhibition
Pencil in this exhibition at our fave hipster hang-out Alserkal Avenue. Damascus-born artist Elias Izoli’s latest work focuses on the lost childhoods of Syrian children as the seven-year civil war continues. Spanning haunting yet poignant pastel-coloured portraits, this deserves a space on your to-do-list.
Until Wednesday 31 October. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE. Tel: (04) 323 6242 www.ayyamgallery.com
Friday September 21
Bali-inspired beach hang-out
Wave goodbye to that post-brunch “what now?” feeling and head to this Bali-inspired beach hang-out. Stick around for sunset when the Azure Beach transforms into an Ibiza-inspired pool party, complete with music from a live DJs and pool floats. Make some time to head to their in-house restaurant – if only for the signature sushi platter. Still got some energy leftover? Visit the following day for their VOGUE Midnight Pool Party – the party doesn’t end till 1am.
Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, from 7pm till late. Free entry. Tel: (04) 777 9472 http://azure-beach.com/
Master that downward dog
Always wanted to try your hand at yoga? This could be the class or you. Led by ashtanga teachers Charmelle and Ethan Ward, the class is aimed at beginners.
9am to 10.30am, every Friday. Mysore Dubai, ON42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Fridays, Dhs100. Tel: (050) 769 8169 mysoredubai.com
25-course brunch tour
Ever fancied a 25-course tour of Japanese cooking? We’ll, here’s your chance. Start off the weekend festivities with salmon carpaccio and tiger prawn tempura, followed by charcoal-grilled skewers, fresh sushi and more, complete with spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa. Don’t mind if we do…
Friday 12pm until 4pm. Red Sea Brunch, Katana Address Downtown, Dubai, UAE. Dhs295 Tel (04) 277 8808. www.katana-dubai.com/
Saturday September 22
Chillax at this fab spa
Need some me-time? Head to Guerlain spa at One&Only The Palm for this unmissable deal. Unwind with their 60-minute Imperial Relaxing Massage, access to the spa pool and lunch at ZEST or an elegant afternoon tea (we’re talking sumptuous sandwiches, patisseries and an extensive tea menu) all for the set price of Dhs895 per person.
Guerlain Spa, One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeriah, UAE. From Dhs895 per person. Tel: (04) 440 1010 www.oneandonlyresorts.com
Create your own bespoke perfume
Ever fancied creating your own perfume? Now you have your chance. Join aroma expert Melanie Jane and create your very own 30ml eau de parfum. Making your own bespoke blend is hungry work – be sure to tuck into the decadent afternoon tea and bubbly which is part of the package.
12pm to 4.30pm, Ritz–Carlton, Al Mamsha Street, JBR, Dubai, UAE. Dhs500 per person. Booking is essential. Tel: (050) 350 1557 Facebook.com/event
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