Fantastic things to do this weekend in the UAE

From limited edition breakfast experiences to lavish desert resorts and vegan Ramadan menus, here are our suggestions to make the most of the weekend with your family and loved ones.

Le Meridien Fairway collaboration with Arcadia

Le Meridien Fairway and Amna Al Habtoor, creator of the distinctive fragrance company Arcadia, have partnered to create a beautifully designed breakfast experience by Executive Chef Dominic Petzold, who has mastered the art of flawlessly combining food and smell. Chef Petzold has curated a limited edition set menu that creates and reminisces memories through the art of aroma. Enjoy an innovative and bespoke breakfast experience, where flavours are infused with ingredients from Arcadia’s fragrance line.

Until March 31. AED99 per person. Call +9714 608 5000 and visit the website or Instagram

Bateen Liwa Resort

This brand-new resort provides individual one-, two-, or three-bed villas packed with comforts and indulgences like private plunge pools, deck loungers, firepits, and panoramic views of the dunes, allowing you to reconnect and rediscover. World-class cuisine, culture and heritage, wellness, sports, and kid-friendly activities are all available at the campground.

From AED842 per night for a one-bedroom villa. Visit the website

Torno Subito

To commemorate the Holy Month, the One Michelin Start restaurant, has created an extra-special Ramadan menu featuring delectable dishes such as Calamari Fritti, Vitello Tonnato, Focaccia, Burrata, Risotti Alfredo, Paccheri Arrabbiata, Orata, Vitello, and the Torno Subito’s signature, Tiramisubito.

W Dubai The Palm. Until April 21 from 6:30-10:30pm. AED300 per person. Visit the website or Instagram


This vibrant all-day restaurant at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has introduced a new lunch menu that serves a variety of delicacies ranging from Asian woks, Middle Eastern grills, Western treats, and Indian tandoors.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Daily from 12:30-3:30pm. AED99 per person. Visit the website or Instagram

Planet Terra

A specially crafted set menu will make its debut for the holy month at this artisanal vegan café and lakeside haven for organic and plant-based food in The Greens. All dishes are created using animal-free ingredients that are sourced fresh from ethical and sustainable suppliers, and no processed products, no artificial sweeteners, no refined sugars and no GMOs.

Ground Floor of Panorama Building. AED125 per person. Visit the website or Instagram

Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island

Make the most of the holy month and enjoy a Ramadan staycation at this lively resort from AED550 per night for two adults (and two kids below six years old). For those who are fasting, the package includes a standard room with free breakfast for two persons at Flavours or an in-room Suhoor. Moreover, CLAW BBQ and Karma Kafe by Buddha bar are both offering 20% off to guests staying on-site.

Until April 22. Visit the website or Instagram

The Smash Room Dubai

This unique venue is celebrating mums giving them a fantastic package that includes a gift card that mothers can use to smash their way to comfort and relaxation for those wishing to give them an unusual experience over the weekend.

Gift cards cost AED250 and can be used to buy bundles for AED69 or more. During this time, a free DVD player is added to every gift card purchase so the recipient can smash to her heart’s content.

Until March 28. Gift cards can be purchased on the website or at The Smash Room in Al Quoz

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