Fantastic things to do this weekend in the UAE

From sensational summer camps to unforgettable spa-cations and new tasting menus, here are our recommendations to make the most of the weekend with your family and loved ones.

Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island

Experience a sensational summer camp at this stunning resort, where laughter, adventure and endless fun take centre stage. Delight in a perfect blend of entertainment and education, as the camp offers a diverse range of small and large group activities, utilizing the resort’s dedicated indoor Kids Zone, expansive outdoor spaces and water-based facilities.

You can relax knowing your children will be well-nourished throughout the day. Mouth-watering lunches and nutritious snacks are provided, ensuring their energy levels remain high for all the exciting adventures. From engaging arts and craft sessions to thrilling water sports and exhilarating challenges on the Wibit courses, there is never a dull moment at the Summer Camp.

July to September. Daily from 10am-6pm, with the option for early drop-off as early as 8am. Take advantage of the early bird special by registering before July 1. From AED399 for one week. Call +9717 246 0161 or email

The Crossing

Embark on an extraordinary culinary voyage at this renowned Indian fine dining restaurant, as it unveils a new taster menu designed to ignite your taste buds and celebrate the rich tapestry of Indian flavours. Delighting both non-vegetarian and vegetarian connoisseurs, this thoughtfully curated menu is a testament to the diverse cuisines and cultures that India embodies.

Complementing the culinary offerings, the menu boasts modern plating techniques, handcrafted sips, and a meticulously curated grape selection, harmoniously enhancing the essence of Indian cuisine.

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Farzi Dubai

Farzi Dubai is taking authentic Indian cuisine to new heights with their innovative team and the introduction of a new menu titled ‘Indian Flavours Reimagined.’ Crafted by the culinary maestro Executive Chef Gaurav Bathla, this culinary journey showcases seven brand new #farzified dishes that promise an explosion of surprise, tantalizing flavours and captivating theatrics. Available at both Farzi Dubai locations, City Walk and Mall of the Emirates, the chef’s menu offers diners a playful twist on traditional culinary favourites.

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Cha Cha Boats

Gather your squad and embark on a sun-kissed adventure filled with laughter and positive vibes. Cha Cha Boats provides the ideal atmosphere for an amazing girls’ day out. You’ll be whisked away to a world of luxury and leisure the moment you step on board. While its sumptuous interiors offer a relaxing haven from the sun, expansive decks are perfect for sunbathing and taking in the breath-taking views of the lake. Cha Cha Boats operates from different locations including Al Seef, Jumeirah and Marasi Business Bay. Boasting an Italian flair and a retro charm, the boat can hold a maximum of 8 people.

Monday to Friday from 9am-8pm. 50% off on all the private boat packages. Call +9715 2102 224 or email Visit the website or Instagram

Punjab Grill

Enjoy Punjab Grill’s ultimate weekend brunch, where delectable flavours and luscious meats combine with cool hops, grapes, and frozen treats. Indulge in a wide variety of delightful kebabs and tikkas that have been expertly made at Punjab Grill and succulent grilled platters such as Malai Chicken Tikka and Raunakeen Lamb Seekh. There are vegetarian options as well, so there is something for every taste.

Abu Dhabi: The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal & Dubai: Anantara Hotel. Fridays from 6.30pm onwards Saturdays & Sundays from 12-4pm. AED 195++ per person. Visit the website or Instagram

Saray Spa

Embark on a memorable spa-cation at Saray Spa, renowned for its restorative therapies and opulent amenities. The spa redefines the idea of a “recreation retreat,” so you can actually unwind, celebrate and regenerate.

A bespoke 60-minute “All About You” massage with a choice of natural massage oils is included in this luxurious spa getaway package, and you can also get access to the spa’s vast amenities, which include dry saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, an ice station, and relaxation lounges. I In addition, enjoy complimentary beach access and an AED150 coupon to use toward food and drink at Bal Harbour Beach.

Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah. Daily from 10am-10 pm and valid until August 31. AED499 on weekdays and AED599 on weekends. Call +9714 666 1515 or email Visit the website or Instagram


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