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Weekly Planner: What’s on the Agenda for May 30-June 5

Empty diary? Not a chance in this city…


Kicking off the week with a brilliant beauty deal, we’ll be heading to The M Spa at Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City to treat ourselves to its newly launched Skin Secrets package. From now until June 30, book any of the 60 or 90-minute performance facials (our faves are the Babor Youthful Lifting Facial and Diego Della Palma’s Crystal Clear Facial) and you’ll be pampered with a complimentary 60-minute Balinese Bliss or Deep Tissue massage. Can you think of any reason not to book? Thought not.

Available from 10am-10pm daily, with prices starting at AED 525 for a 60-minute facial. Call or WhatsApp 054 525 7720 to book.


It’s Italian National day on Wednesday, so why not inject a slice of La Dolce Vita into your workweek with The Business Lunch at BASTA? Soak up the restaurant’s fabulous interiors and knockout views of Business Bay as you tuck into your choice of one antipasti, a main, and dessert for just AED 95, every Sunday to Thursday, from 12pm to 4pm. Buon appetito! 


We can’t get through the week without a fabulous beach day, and The Ritz-Carlton Dubai’s summer pool and beach package is a glorious way to navigate hump day – as well as being easy on the wallet. It’s priced at AED 250 per adult with AED 150 F&B credit on weekdays, and AED 350 per adult with AED 200 F&B credit. Kids, meanwhile, can join for AED 75 on weekdays and AED 100 on weekends and public holidays. Snap up your pass from the limited number available at the store next to The Lobby Lounge. 


To celebrate Italian National Day, BiCE Ristorante at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (which just so happens to be one of The Gaggler’s all-time favourites) is offering a whopping 40% off the entire menu on the evening of June 2. To qualify for this delicious discount, just mention ‘Festa della Repubblica’ when you’re booking and start planning what amazing Italian dishes you’ll be tucking into!

Call 04 318 2319 or e-mail [email protected] to book.


We’re obsessed with Ixora’s hand-crafted organic skincare, so its new afternoon tea experience at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has become the latest step in our skincare routines. Whether you’re a beauty aficionado or simply fancy a super-sweet treat, the Ixora Afternoon Tea gives you the chance to indulge in an array of scrumptious sandwiches, cakes, and dainty desserts in a super-sophisticated setting before being whisked away to enjoy a 30-minute facial. Better still, you’ll receive a special gift set from Ixora to enjoy at home.

Served daily between 1pm -6pm in the Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, prices start at AED 199 including coffee and tea, and AED 275 including a glass of bubbles. Call 04 405 2825 or e-mail f&[email protected] to book.


Brunching is officially back, and DIFC gastronomic haven Roberto’s has set the tone for the summer season with the relaunch of its legendary weekend brunch, a three-course extravaganza of modern Italian dishes served both sharing style and à la carte.

Brunch begins with a mouth-watering selection of warm and cold antipasti including tuna tartare, classic burrata, and slow-cooked roasted octopus in addition to the pasta course of homemade fettuccine with Canadian lobster and wild forest portobello mushroom risotto with shaved black truffle. With the main event including Wagyu tagliata and oven-baked sea bass in sea salt crust accented by a sharing plate of desserts and a live DJ creating the perfect weekend soundtrack, we can’t think of a better place to restart our favourite Friday (and Saturday!) activity.

Priced AED 295 with soft drinks, AED 445 with house pouring, and AED 695 with bubbles, call 04 386 0066 or e-mail [email protected] to book.  


Skip your weekend lie-in and make the most of Bonnington Hotel’s newly launched Breakfast and Swim offer instead. For just AED 180 every Friday and Saturday, enjoy an all-you-can-eat Irish breakfast buffet with all the trimmings at the JLT hotel’s signature Cavendish restaurant before taking full advantage of free access to the pool bar and leisure deck for the rest of the morning.

The offer is priced AED 75 for kids aged 6-12 (under 6s go for free), and you can enjoy extra savings for friends and family with the buy one, get one free offer via the Entertainer app. And to make it all the more enjoyable, you’ll receive a complimentary fruit platter to graze on as you laze by the pool. Pass the suntan lotion!

Call 04 356 0000 to book.

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