Summer is nearly here, but there’s still plenty happening in Dubai this weekend. Check out our favourites, then keep reading for even more!
Trust the Lazy Weekend Breakfast at Fümé to jumpstart your day. The new breakfast menu is loaded with filling options including organic cheddar eggs, huevos rancheros, home-made waffles, oat-crusted French toast topped with berries, and chia seed pudding with coconut yoghurt and mascarpone. Worth getting up for!
Dishes from AED 19. 9am-2pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina. 04 421 5669, fume-eatery.com
Push your limits with two day of free group workouts, complete with music from a live DJ. Friday brings NRG HiiT and NRG ride sessions and more, while Saturday joiners will get their DOMs with BodyCombat, BodyAttack, BodyPump and BodyBalance.
Free. Fri 9am-11am and Sat 9am-1pm. NRG, Shop A-7 Marina Walk, Dubai Marina. To book contact 04 431 8517 / nrgfitness.me
Get your retail fix ready for summer. The Ramadan Trunk Show 2017 will showcase fashion creations by designers from Pakistan and India. From clothes, kaftans, cholis, handmade jewellery, bejewelled sandals, accessories, and more – there’s a lot to see and buy in this two-day event.
Free. Fri 2pm-10pm and Sat 10pm-7pm. The Royal Ballroom, The Palace Hotel, Downtown. facebook.com/boulevardone
Seafood delicacies take centre table at P.F. Chang’s with its one-off Sea to Table menu. Heavy with Asian spices, herbs and marinades you’ll want to devour grilled citrus lemongrass sea bass, salmon with lemongrass cream sauce, and teriyaki shrimp pineapple bowl. Desserts like sticky toffee pudding and red velvet cake are on standby after all those savoury flavours.
Available throughout May at all P.F. Chang’s branches in Dubai. www.pfchangs.com. Prices from AED 30.
The FrancOFilm Festival will dish out an eclectic mix of French films throughout the weekend. Take your pick from a selection of titles including Cessez-Le-Feu, Tout En Haut Du Monde, All Cats Are Grey and The Robbers, which will all be subtitled, if your French is pas très bien.
Various timings. VOX, Mall of the Emirates. firstname.lastname@example.org
Feeling the heat? Then head over to Kite Beach this weekend to sample refreshing, cold Coca-Cola served in beautifully crafted ice bottles, which will melt away in the sunshine. Check exact location here
Thursday, 18th May
Graze through a cheese and charcuterie buffet will learning more about six mystery bottles of grape, under the professional gaze of a sommelier from The Tasting Class.
7.30pm. AED 300 per person. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach. www.thetastingclass.com
Friday, 19th May
Take a plunge to cool off, then relax on private cocoon beds in lush garden surroundings at Purobeach. This fun and relaxing pool party comes with great food, refreshing beverages and upbeat music on into the night.
From AED 199 per person. 10am-7pm. Purobeach, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road. 04 444 7111
Renowned chef, Lode De Roover, from Belgium’s Fleur de Lin, invades the kitchen of At.mosphere to dish out delicacies sourced from a dozen countries across the globe. Chef Lode’s signature fare includes foie gras bonbons, baked chicken oyster, grated summer truffle, and seafood varieties – all mouthwatering. Hurry, it’s Thursday and Friday only.
AED 680 for six-course menu, AED 880 for seven-course menu. 6pm onwards. Burj Khalifa. 04 888 3828, email@example.com
Saturday, 20th May
Learn how to whip out the perfect iftar spread in this special culinary workshop. Kitchen enthusiasts will gain skills enough to create traditional staple Arabic and Indian cuisines served during Ramadan. They’ll also learn how to eat healthy for the season and take home special recipes from the expert mentor chefs.
AED 50 inclusive of welcome drink and meal. 11am-1pm. Dunes Delights, Dunes Hotel Apartments, Oud Metha. 056 400 1556, firstname.lastname@example.org
The PosH-Rack makes its Dubai debut, giving city dwellers the chance to get their hands on various international fashion brands. From urban silhouettes, tribal boho to bling and celebrity designers, it’s all here, and there’s even a ‘Royal’ spring-summer collection to check out.
Free. 11am-6pm. Address Boulevard Hotel Dubai, Downtown
The Flow Talk series continues with Abeer Al Khaja, co-founder of Ana Gow Running Club and a CrossFit level-two coach. Learn the best and effective ways to stay fit and healthy during Ramadan, and how to balance training with fasting. The enjoy a slice of Flow’s almost-virtuous carrot cake.
Free. 11am onwards. Flow, Dubai Emirates Towers. 055 293 4430