Brilliant things to do this weekend in the UAE

From exquisite summer tasting menus to discounted staycations and World Oyster Day celebrations, here are our recommendations to make the most of the weekend with your family and loved ones.

CÉ LA VI Dubai

Renowned for its breathtaking backdrop showcasing the city’s skyline, this iconic venue has now unveiled a delectable summer tasting menu that promises an unforgettable culinary experience. Indulge in a sumptuous 5-course tasting menu, thoughtfully curated to take you on a captivating gastronomic journey through the restaurant’s finest offerings, such as house-made Koji parker rolls, heirloom tomato salad with Stracciatella cheese, the lightly torched scallop crudo, the delightful pistachio housemade tagliatelle, the succulent wagyu brisket, passion basil sorbet and coconut rice pudding adorned with strawberries

Sunday to Thursday from 6-11pm. AED390 per person. Call +9714 582 6111 and visit the website or Instagram


The acclaimed street style Asian food concept has introduced a delightful addition to their menu – bubble tea. Prepare to be tantalized by the WOK BOYZ Bubble tea menu, offering a tempting array of delectable options such as Classic Milk Tea, Matcha Milk Tea, Taro Milk Tea, Chocolate Milk Tea, and Okinawa Milk Tea. For those seeking fruity flavours, the Fruit Tea selection boasts choices like Passion Fruit Tea, Kamquate Lemon Fruit Tea, Strawberry Fruit Tea, Mango, Lychee, and Peach.

Smoothie enthusiasts will be delighted by the choices, with options like Matcha Smoothie, Taro Smoothie, Vanilla Smoothie, Coffee Smoothie, Chocolate Smoothie, Mango Smoothie, Strawberry, Lychee, and Nutella. You can also elevate your bubble tea experience with various toppings, from chewy tapioca pearls to flavour-bursting fruit jellies and popping Boba.

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Movenpick Resort Al Marjan Island

Embrace the essence of summer by gathering family and oved ones to revel in the natural beauty of Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island. Whether you’re making the most of school holidays or simply seeking a serene respite by the sea, this idyllic resort has it all. The resort’s allure extends beyond its captivating ambiance, as it presents an array of dining, entertainment, and family-friendly activities, making it the epitome of a dream staycation.

Specially curated for summer, an exclusive offer awaits, starting at AED 799 per room per night. Indulge in a one-night stay in a Deluxe Island Seaview room, where you can bask in modern amenities and relish breathtaking views of the beach. Adventure seekers and leisure enthusiasts of all ages can immerse themselves in a world of aquatic fun, whether it’s kayaking, paddleboarding, trying out the exhilarating fly boards, or simply unwinding on the sun-kissed sands.

Until August 31. From AED 799 per room per night. Call +9717 246 000 or email Visit the website or Instagram

Weslodge Saloon Business Bay

Indulge in a delightful oyster celebration at Weslodge Saloon Business Bay this World Oyster Day, happening on Saturday, August 5. Oyster enthusiasts will be thrilled to savour a trio of delectable shucks for AED 45 as part of Dubai’s renowned Dibba Bay Oyster Trail. This enticing three-way treat features a classic fresh oyster served with a signature tabasco granita, a mini oyster katsu sando with fried oyster, sando sauce, and slaw in soft white sliced bread, as well as a poached oyster simmering in a flavourful chicken broth with smoked beef bacon and green oil.

August 5 from 5:30pm. Call +9715 4509 3025 and visit the website or Instagram


Embark on an exquisite culinary journey at this award-winning venue, where classic favourites meet daringly innovative masterpieces, elevating your taste experience to new heights. Delight in the delectable world of flavours as you immerse yourself in the sea of taste and refinement.

For those who adore oysters and in celebration of World Oyster Day, there is an enticing offer – savour half a dozen succulent oysters for AED 280 or double the pleasure with a whole dozen for AED 560. But that’s not all – brace yourself for an unforgettable seafood extravaganza with their chilled seafood platter, a true seafood lover’s dream. Experience a tantalizing feast featuring Gillardeau N°2 Oysters, Scallops, Seared Tuna, Hamachi, Lobster, Red Prawns, Langoustines, and Clams, all thoughtfully curated for AED 980.

Jumeirah Al Naseem. Available for lunch from 1-3:30pm and dinner from 6-10:30pm. Visit the website or Instagram

Emirates Golf Club

Discover the epitome of relaxation and leisure at FitLab’s resort-style swimming pool located at Emirates Golf Club, offering an irresistible pool pass deal. Available all seven days of the week, this exclusive pass grants you access to bask in the sun and relish the poolside ambiance from 7 am to 8 pm daily.

Priced at AED 150, the pass comes with the added perk of full redemption at the Pool Bar. Treat yourself to delightful beverages and delectable snacks, enhancing your poolside experience. Moreover, children can join in on the fun with a special rate of AED 40, and they’ll receive one complimentary soft beverage.

FitLab, Emirates Golf Club. Daily from 7am-8pm. Visitors – AED150 (fully redeemable at the Pool Bar. Children – AED40 (with one complimentary soft beverage). Call +9714 417 9850 or email Visit the website or Instagram












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