Brilliant things to do this weekend in the UAE

From Diwali festivities to exciting pool parties and fun family getaways, here are our recommendations to make the most of the weekend with your family and loved ones.


Perched on the 15th floor of the opulent Dukes the Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel, Khyber is gearing up for Diwali festivities with an exclusive Diwali Set Menu. This acclaimed North-Indian restaurant invites guests to indulge in a tempting four-course family set menu, transporting them to the lively streets of North India. Adorned with warm hues, intricate terracotta archways, and ornate tapestries, the award-winning restaurant seamlessly blends modern elegance with Mughal-era charm, ensuring an unparalleled dining experience for a truly memorable Diwali. Complete with live entertainment and henna services, Khyber radiates the festive spirit.

The set menu promises a culinary journey featuring a refreshing Kesar Pista Lassi, a chaat platter with Pani Puri, Aloo Tikki, and Dal Kachori, followed by enticing starters like Nimona Khubani Ke Kebab, Adraki Murgh Tikka, and Dudhiya Paneer Tikka. The main courses include Awadhi Nihari with Kulcha, Methi Aloo Soya Vadi, Dal Sultani, and Zaffrani Pulao, while the sweet conclusion features the delectable Malpua Rabri.

Dukes the Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel. Until November 12 from 5-11 pm. From AED175 per person. Visit the website or Instagram

Café del Mar

Dive into the elegance of Café del Mar’s 2nd-anniversary bash, White by the Pool, this Saturday! Experience the epitome of a chic beach club atmosphere with a mandatory all-white dress code, sophisticated birthday decorations, a thrilling foam pool celebration, a brunch by the pool, a photo booth, live musical performances, a resident DJ, and enchanting dancers. Since November 11 aligns with Singles Day, single women will enjoy three complimentary beverages during the post-brunch festivities.

Yas Bay Waterfront, Yas Island. Saturday from 1-4pm. AED399 per person. Call +97150 402 2283 and visit the website or Instagram

nove caffè

Explore the future of coffee in an unprecedented way at Al Shirawi Vending Solutions’ groundbreaking project, nove caffè – the FIRST self-service coffee showroom in the Middle East, now open on the lively Citywalk Boulevard. Enter a realm where each cup is a work of art, meticulously crafted to suit your distinct preferences using cutting-edge intelligent coffee machines sourced from esteemed innovators Crane (UK) and Veromatic (Netherlands).

Elevating your taste experience with the ideal brew, nove caffè goes beyond conventional vending, offering state-of-the-art machines that guarantee an unmatched coffee journey, captivating patrons. nove caffè signifies a revolutionary shift in coffee culture, inviting you to witness the seamless integration of technology and artistry.

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LEGOLAND® Dubai Resort

LEGOLAND® Hotel has relaunched popular UAE Resident Offer, inviting families to enjoy a fantastic stay with exclusive advantages. The limited-time promotion allows UAE residents to indulge in a brick-filled retreat at LEGOLAND® Hotel. This exceptional offer is exclusively available for bookings util November 28, with stay dates falling within the same timeframe. The offer encompasses various exciting perks for the entire family. Guests can relish in a Family Themed Room accommodating up to 5 people, complete with early check-in starting from 10 am and late check-out until 4 pm.

But that’s not all! The comprehensive experience also features a delightful breakfast at Bricks Family Restaurant, full access to either LEGOLAND® Theme Park or Water Park, and a complimentary upgrade from Themed to Fully Themed rooms (based on availability upon arrival).

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Asia Asia

After nearly a decade as a beloved brunch destination, the iconic Asia Asia has elevated its brunch experience with the launch of a revamped edition of its globally acclaimed Spice Route Brunch. This sleek, lavish, and sophisticated brunch, with a hint of spice and entertainment, now takes place every Saturday at the flagship Pier 7 venue in Dubai Marina.

To mark the ongoing evolution of the brand, the immersive Pan-Asian favourite has joined forces with the luxury womenswear brand Odd Muse for four weeks, starting November 11. This collaboration brings a sixth sensory dimension to the already captivating experience, offering brunch-goers the chance to win a complimentary brunch for four and pieces from the viral Odd Muse party collection. Prepare to indulge in a delectable new menu paired with expertly crafted free-flowing blends from skilled mixologists, all set against the lively backdrop of the Dubai Marina.

Every Saturday from 2-5pm. From AED300 per person. Visit the website or Instagram











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