Fantastic things to do this weekend in the UAE
From action-packed fitness classes to Thai new year celebrations and paint & dine experiences, here are our recommendations to make the most of the weekend with your family and loved ones.
New menu at Carnival by Trèsind
The Michelin Guide featured Indian restaurant has introduced a brand new menu that promises to deliver an unparalleled dining experience by fusing modern Indian cuisine with avant-garde techniques, resulting in a carnival of flavours that will take your taste buds on a remarkable journey.
Carnival’s award-winning Chef, Chef Himanshu Saini, is responsible for the restaurant’s inventive menu that features delightful dishes such as Chicken Khurchan, an intriguing combination of chicken with salsa beans, black olives, and avocado cream; Maggie Trolley, a fresh spin on conventional Maggi presented in three different flavours and Carnival Chaat, a unique variation on the traditional ghewar topped with well-known sweet and sour Indian chutneys and garnishes.
SOPHIT Group Fitness Class at Ciel Spa
These action-packed sessions international fitness coach and personal trainer, SOPHIT, take place on the 69th floor terrace of Ciel Spa, overlooking Dubai’s sprawling skyline. The classes are specifically tailored to foster confidence, collaboration, and camaraderie amongst our female clients.
With an emphasis on women’s empowerment, the 45-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program is both interactive and engaging. Designed to get your heart pumping and your body sweating, this workout is guaranteed to challenge you throughout the entire session.
Paint & Dine at Emirates Golf Club
Experience an unforgettable evening at The Royal Majlis, Emirates Golf Club with their exclusive Paint & Dine Iftar event on April 15. Immerse yourself in the breath-taking views of the championship golf course and serene lake as you relax in the luxurious Majlis.
Upon arrival, you will receive a pre-sketched canvas, a full set of painting materials, and an array of vibrant paints to bring your Arabian-inspired masterpiece to life. As you paint, savour the exquisite flavours of their traditional Iftar dishes, meticulously prepared by the talented chefs. Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and indulge in a feast for the senses.
April 15 from 7-10 pm. AED 399 (All Inclusive of Painting Materials, a Pre-Sketched Canvas, food & beverages). Call +9714 417 9999 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram
Afternoon Tea at Le Goûter du Fouquet
Located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, Fouquet’s Dubai is a truly iconic and world-renowned Parisian brasserie that was originally conceived by Louis Fouquet in 1899. Indulge in an opulent afternoon tea, served in a luxurious red case that includes a selection of tea, coffee or hot chocolate, as well as mocktails or freshly squeezed juices. The experience is completed with perfectly baked plain and raisin scones, paired beautifully with clotted cream and Fouquet’s homemade jam.
Thai New Year at Streetery Food Hall
Experience the excitement of the Thai New Year and immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Songkran at JLT’s Asian food hall, Streetery. This year, guests can enjoy a unique and delicious boodle fight feast in celebration of the water festival. Highlights from the menu include Thai chicken skewers, Korean chicken wings, steamed fish in soy sauce with ginger and scallions, green vegetable curry, and mango pudding.
To honour tradition, all dishes will be presented on banana leaves and served without cutlery, encouraging communal feasting and a true Thai dining experience. In the true spirit of Songkran, water squirters will be provided to guests to partake in a post-dinner water fight!
Iftar & Suhoor at Asateer Tent, Atlantis the Palm
Celebrate Iftar and Suhoor in style at this spectacular space. The menu features an exquisite selection of Ramadan favourites like shawarma, Jordanian lamb mansaf, lamb ouzi, and a western carving station. To satisfy any sweet cravings, the tent offers different dessert stations, including a traditional live Arabic sweet-making station, popular treats like kunafa and osmaliya with ashta, an ice cream station, continental assorted pastries, and a chocolate fountain.
Launch of Love Vibe
The newest Instagrammable hotspot in Abu Dhabi, Love Vibe, will open this weekend. The all-day dining establishment, which offers visitors an enhanced menu in chic surroundings, is a more adult version of VIBE Café, Dubai’s original pink cafe. Tucked away in the centre of the city, it’s destined to become a haven for foodies and coffee connoisseurs. The ideal location for a leisurely long breakfast, a matcha latte on the go, a gossip-filled lunch with the girls, or a laid-back dinner with family.
The menu features traditional Emirati fare and modern European cuisine with signature dishes such as I Love You Shawarm’ch! (signature purple rice, sliced beef, creamy shawarma sauce, fried shallots, chives), Balaleet Eggs (flat chebab pancake, cheese omelet, sweet balaleet, saffron reduction, pistachio dust), Baby Don’t Herd Me (slow-cooked lamb shoulder, pepper & feta hummus, pickled onion, poached eggs, sumac) and Braise Yourself (slow braised wagyu beef, mushroom & pepper jus, crispy potato chimichurri).