Wonderful things to do this long weekend in the UAE

From brilliant daycations to galactic pool events and freestyle fun, here are our recommendations to make the most of the weekend with your family and loved ones.

Punjab Grill

Celebrate your passion for plant-based perfection this Sunday as this Michelin Guide Select Royal Indian Dining Restaurant, graces two esteemed locations – Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi and Anantara Downtown Dubai – in honour of World Vegetarian Day. Pay a visit to the restaurant and treat your taste buds to an exclusive special vegetarian menu thoughtfully curated by award-winning Executive Chef Sandeep Ail.

September 29 to Oct 1. AED250 per person. Visit the website or Instagram

La Piscina

Palazzo Versace Dubai’s renowned pool oasis, La Piscina, is gearing up to host an unforgettable pool party to close out the month in style. With an exciting outer-space theme, “Galaxy Dive” promises to be their most epic pool party yet, whisking guests away on an interstellar adventure like no other! La Piscina, will be transformed into a cosmic paradise adorned with mesmerizing decor, immersing guests in the farthest reaches of the galaxy. The captivating world of Galaxy Dive offers a special dining package, complete with a selection of unlimited beverages to delight in.

September 30 from 1-4pm. AED150 for ladies. Visit the website or Instagram

Laguna x Sofitel Spa with L’Occitane

Discover the ultimate daycation at Laguna Beach Taverna & Lounge, where a delightful three-course rustic-luxe dining affair awaits you. Dine with the soft sands beneath your feet as you savour the fresh and flavoursome delights of Greek-Mediterranean cuisine. Complete access to the award-winning spa offers an unending sanctuary of serenity. Immerse yourself in a rejuvenating hot tub or heated pool, feel the tension melt away in the warmth of a sauna or steam room, and let the expert hands of a skilled therapist dissolve your worries with a blissful 60-minute massage.

From October 1 to May 31, exclusively on weekdays. Purchase the package via the website


The ultimate destination for freestyle enthusiasts has launched in Sharjah, a sprawling 2,000-square-meter facility nestled within the prestigious Aljada community. This exciting space will showcase BOUNCE’s signature attractions, featuring indoor trampolines, Cliff Jump, Infinity Wall, Dodgeball, Giant Air Bag, and introducing the all-new X Run, among many other exhilarating activities. BOUNCE Sharjah extends an open invitation to everyone, from families and fitness enthusiasts to daredevil kids, encouraging them to embrace physical activity and defy gravity.

Al Jada, Muweilah Commercial. Call +9714 304 9333 and visit the website


Inspired by the vibrant energy of a bustling food market, Gastronomy at Atlantis The Royal is poised to redefine culinary excellence. Launching its daily breakfast and all-new dinner today, this gastronomic haven will set a new standard, offering an unparalleled journey through global cuisine.

Gastronomy is Dubai’s newest gourmet dining hall, boasting an impressive lineup of 17 live cooking stations, four bars, and an enticing selection of over 100 delectable dishes. From beloved Western classics to exotic Southeast Asian delicacies and mouthwatering Arabic fare, this extraordinary dining destination caters to diverse palates.

Daily from 7am-12pm. AED235 per person. Call +9714 426 2626 and visit the website or Instagram
















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