Wonderful things to do this weekend in the UAE

From new early learning & play centres to glamorous fashion shows and art breakfast & kids cooking classes, here are our recommendations to make the most of the weekend with your family and loved ones.

The meat avenue

Renowned for its commitment to delivering unparalleled quality meat, artisanal cheese creations, and an extraordinary dining experience within its onsite restaurant, The Meat Avenue is your go-to destination for top-notch products without breaking the bank. Whether you seek a premium meat cut, a captivating charcuterie board to elevate your next gathering, or a delectable meal that leaves a lasting impression – The Meat Avenue has it all.

Prepare for a carnivorous delight! The Meat Avenue stands as a distinctive artisanal butcher shop, setting itself apart with a focus on the freshest and highest quality meat selections. Boasting a team with decades of expertise and an unwavering passion for their craft, they provide expert guidance on cuts, cooking techniques, and preparation.

Umm Suqeim 1, Jumeirah Beach Road. Call +9714 2218 788 or email catering@themeatavenue.com

Beirut Streets

Indulge in the culinary creations of Beirut Streets, where a team of passionate chefs, led by the visionary founder Alaa Shalak, has curated a menu with a delightful twist. While paying homage to the authentic legacy of each dish, the team infuses flavourful surprises, elevating the overall taste experience. Beirut Streets offers a diverse range of delectable options, catering to every palate – from enticing breakfasts and freshly baked bread with assorted toppings to falafel, salads, cod mezze, hot bites, skillets, shawarma, burgers, street sandwiches, grilled meats, and an irresistible selection of desserts.

For those who find decision-making challenging, here are the top five must-try dishes at Beirut Streets: Chicken and Beef Shawarmas, the renowned submarine sandwich, the Lebanese Burger, the Roasted Cauliflower Salad, and the Mixed Grill Platter.

B1, Al Barsha, opposite MOE. Open daily from 8-2am. Call +9714 585 9402 and visit Instagram


Gymboree, the trailblazer in early learning and play centres, has introduced its latest enchanting space at the vibrant Springs Souk Dubai this November, promising an exciting experience for all. Beyond a mere play area, the new centre serves as a dynamic hub where children and newborns to six years old can engage in thrilling adventures, forge lifelong friendships, and spark their passion for exploration through the exhilarating ‘Gymbo Around the World’ escapades. Gymboree remains dedicated to nurturing young minds in Dubai and instilling a love for learning and play.

Springs Souq Dubai. Free entry +9715 0205 4942 or email info@gymboreeclasses.ae

Café del Mar

This weekend, Café del Mar Beach Club undergoes a transformation into a sun-soaked runway of glamour, presenting two unforgettable days dedicated to showcasing the latest trends from notable homegrown brands: The Luxe Lines, Dubai Beach Boy, COCO, and Blossom Swimwear. From vibrant swimwear embodying the spirit of the waves to breezy resort ensembles seamlessly transitioning from sand to soirée, Café del Mar Beach Club’s fashion show promises a celebration of coastal chic.

As models elegantly strut poolside in the hottest looks of the season, you are invited to revel in three hours of free-flowing blends, indulge in a Mediterranean brunch, and savour the eclectic sounds curated by resident DJs. Mark the date, adorn yourself in style, and immerse in a weekend filled with unparalleled fashion! For those unwilling to miss the F1 action, Café del Mar ensures that guests can enjoy a live screening of the races from 4-7pm.

November 25 & 26 from 1-4pm. AED499 per person. Call +9715 0402 2283 and visit the website

Huqqabaz Jumeirah

Every Saturday, Huqqabaz Jumeirah undergoes a magical transformation into a unique experience with the Art Breakfast—an extraordinary morning affair unfolding from 11 am to 3 pm. Envision a leisurely Saturday evolving into a vibrant family outing, where creativity seamlessly intertwines with culinary delights. The Art Breakfast is meticulously curated to cater to the entire family, ensuring that both adults and kids create lasting memories.

While adults relish the artistic flair embedded in their breakfast choices, children are in for a treat with a captivating cooking class. Taking place from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, this hands-on culinary adventure is expertly designed for kids, providing them with the chance not only to craft delicious treats, but also to forge enduring memories. As an added bonus, budding chefs receive a special gift during these lessons.

Art breakfast prices start at AED180 per person inclusive of one breakfast dish, Turkish tea and all art supplies. Call 800 47229 and visit Instagram








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