Vegan, dairy free, and gluten-free, these yummy nut milk lattes are packed

Weekly Planner: What’s on the Agenda from August 15-21

Relax and eat cheese, please.


It’s the first day back after the long weekend, but if you’re not ready to return to the grind quite yet, take advantage of the fact that today is National Relaxation Day and head over to Tania’s Tea House for the BOGOF offer on its immunity-boosting Magic Mylk menu. Vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free, these yummy nut milk lattes are packed with all-natural adaptogens that boost resilience and mental and physical health, making them a delicious way to power up your day. Bring a friend for a catch-up, host your next meeting there, or cosy up in a corner of the café and try out two flavours by yourself! For a further de-stress and boost to your creativi-tea, ask for a complimentary tea-themed colouring-in page – a great form of meditation that can lower stress and help to relax your brain.

Running until August 21, visit www.taniasteahouse.com for more information.


If your beach body isn’t quite where you wanted it to be this summer, Fairmont The Palm’s brilliant offer is one that you shouldn’t miss. Sign up for its one-month ReConnect package before August 31 and, for only AED 750, members receive unlimited access to the hotel’s gorgeous white sandy beach, eight temperature-controlled pools, state-of-the-art gym and TRX studio, as well as 20% off at Willow Stream Spa and at selected restaurants across the hotel.

For more information, call 052 863 6790.


Gwyneth Paltrow made cupping one of the must-try holistic therapies of the noughties, but did you ever try it? No, neither did we. But since Atlantis The Palm’s ShuiQi Spa has introduced Bellabaci cupping to its spa menu, we’ll definitely be giving it a shot. A modern upgrade on the ancient healing method of cupping that, like acupuncture, is believed to help sedate the central nervous system and promote relaxation and stress relief, Bellabaci cupping creates a vacuum/suction on the muscles, immediately bringing oxygen and new blood cells to the area, which aids in the detoxification process.

Used around the body in conjunction with massage for a deeper release of muscular tension and helping to break down scar tissue, Bellabaci cupping uses scientifically designed medical silicone cups that are hand-squeezed to provide a vacuum that provides superior stimulation to the skin and underlying tissue. These are used instead of the traditional Hijama cups that are made of plastic or glass and tend to leave marks – as most famously seen on Ms. Paltrow. It’s available as an upgrade to any massage for an extra AED 50, so we’ll be adding this onto the spa’s ‘Sensational Summer’ deal, which offers a complimentary 30-minute facial or body scrub with any 60-minute treatment booked.

For more information, visit www.atlantis.com or call 04 42 61020.


Love cheese? Then make your way to the newly opened Jones Social at Millennium Airport Hotel for its epic, all-new cheese and wine night featuring unlimited grape, a glorious cheese board including four fine artisan cheeses, lavish crackers, and specially paired accompaniments selected from Jones the Grocer’s gourmet grocery and cheese room. There’s also a sumptuous snack board to tuck into as the night progresses. With a smooth jazz soundtrack to set the mood, guests have the chance to participate in a mystery grape quiz with the chance of winning prizes ranging from restaurant gift vouchers to a complimentary dinner for two.

Priced AED 179 per person, every Wednesday from 7pm-1am, pre-book your table online at www.jones-social.com.


Collaborating with Dubai Summer Surprises and The Green Planet, Emirates Literature Foundation’s Tales of the Green Planet kicks off today. Running until Saturday, the three-day interactive ‘edutainment’ weekender is all about teaching children how to make our world a better place. Activities for kids aged 3-10 include a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, and a letter-writing corner where children can send notes to their favourite animal (and receive a reply via e-mail). Topping the bill will be storytelling from top authors, illustrators, and performing artists Ebtisam Al-Beiti, Maitha Al Khayat, Noura Al Khoori, Stephanie Robert, Lamya Tawfik, Simar Halwany, and Youshey Zakiuddin to get imaginations racing, as well as an appearance from Magic Phil, showcasing his signature interactive magic and animal-focused storytelling.

Running 2pm-6pm on August 19 and 11am-6pm on August 20 and 21, restricted numbers will be allowed for each session to comply with COVID-19 protocols. For more information, visit www.elfdubai.org.


Brunch is well and truly back – and if celebrating its return with knockout food and sensational music is your kind of thing, there’s no better place than Buddha Bar at Grosvenor House. Aptly named Seventh Heaven, this brand new brunch is a four-hour spectacular of divine Pan-Asian cuisine and delicious drinks guaranteed to kickstart your weekend on a high. Paired with top tunes by the resident DJ and live entertainment, this is the only place to be if top-notch weekend party vibes is what you’re looking for.

For reservations, call 04 317 6000 or visit www.buddhabar-dubai.com


New to Dubai, returning from a summer break, or just fancy a good time meeting new people? McGettigan’s JLT is hosting the ultimate Freshers’ Fair throughout the week of August 20-27 to celebrate all things back to school. With the city’s biggest social, sports, and supporter clubs present throughout the weekend of the 20th, there are plenty of opportunities to join a new team or learn about something new ahead of the new school year. Stop by McGettigan’s JLT on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm and treat yourself to its famous Irish breakfast and the chance to meet-and-greet club officials for all the information you need to get involved.

Call 04 356 0000 for more information.


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Where Can I Find Serenity In Dubai?

Unwind & Unleash Better

Dubai, globally renowned for its tourism appeal, presents a surprising array of hidden picnic spots that seamlessly merge nature’s tranquillity with the city’s vibrant allure. Beyond the iconic skyline and luxurious attractions, Dubai showcases a commitment to preserving culture and heritage. Diverse outdoor spaces have been created to offer a refreshing respite amidst the city’s hustle. There are plenty of places to enjoy a day with friends and family. Let’s explore the best outdoor spots in Dubai, where you can relax, unwind, and create fantastic memories.

Dubai Creek Park

Dubai Creek Park is the second largest park in Dubai. Spread across vast green lawns, the park offers stunning views of Dubai Creek, botanical gardens and an amphitheatre. Dubai Creek Park has many amenities like mini golf, go-karting and a vast playground for kids. It is the very first theme park for children. Children City and Dubai Dolphinarium are the major attractions of this park. You will witness traditional dhow boats gliding through the water. With children’s play areas and a cable car ride, Dubai Creek Park promises an enjoyable time for the entire family.

Jumeirah Beach Park

Jumeirah Beach Park offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a barbecue area, and a water park, it offers plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic. Offering some beach sports for both children and adults, you come across beautiful tranquil spots as well.

Mushrif Park

A sprawling oasis spanning over 1,300 acres, this is located in the eastern part of the city, near the suburb of Al Khawaneej, about 16 km from the traditional centre of Dubai. This park boasts of lush gardens, vast open spaces, and tranquil lakes. It also has a train ride facility that tours the beauty of the park. Here, you can find designated picnic areas equipped with barbecue facilities, providing the perfect setting for an alfresco feast. For added adventure, you can explore the park’s cycling tracks, and horseback riding trails, and even take a stroll through the botanical gardens in the evenings.

Al Qudra Lake

An expansive Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve built to promote eco-tourism in Dubai, it features multiple artificial lakes, surrounded by dunes and fauna. The attraction gained popularity in 2015 for its authentic desert vibe and seclusion. It is a popular spot for fishing and water sports. The lake is surrounded by desert dunes, which provide a stunning backdrop for a break from the grind.

Zabeel Park

Spreading across an area of 45 football fields, it has three zones, namely, Techno Zone, Communications Zone, and Alternative Energy Zone. Situated in the shadow of Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, across 47.5 hectares, the park offers lush greenery, lakes, and picturesque gardens. With designated barbecue areas, ample seating spaces, and well-maintained lawns, Zabeel Park’s unique features, such as the Dubai Frame and the Dubai Garden Glow, add an extra touch of magic for residents and tourists.

Safa Park

Expanded to around 64 hectares of land, it is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a zoo, and a lake. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.

Al Barsha Pond Park

If you are planning to escape from the city and spend some time in a peaceful residential area then this would be the right place for you. Al Barsha Pond Park is a small park located in the Al Barsha area of Dubai. It is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a pond, and a walking track. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.

Al Mamzar Beach Park

Nestled along Dubai’s coastline, this pristine park features five beautiful beaches, extensive green lawns, and palm-fringed pathways. Picnic shelters, barbecue sites, and playgrounds are scattered throughout the park. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, play some beach volleyball, or simply relax on the sandy shores. Al Mamzar Beach Park offers a perfect blend of sun, sand, and picnic bliss.

These are just a few of the many great recreational spots in Dubai. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a day out with friends and family.

When deciding on a spot, consider the weather conditions for the day. If it’s scorching hot outside, opt for a location with ample shade to provide relief from the sun’s intense rays. Pack plenty of food and drinks, ensuring that you include items that will help you stay hydrated and energised in the heat. Bring a first-aid kit just in case. Lastly, remember to be responsible and respectful by cleaning up and leaving the park in the same pristine condition as when you arrived.

Going on a picnic is fun. Our team at Gaggler has some recommendations to make your family time enjoyable and to collect some of the precious moments.

Take a break from your bustling life with an Intention Setting Kit to enhance your productivity. Wear a Labradorite Bracelet to welcome your mind and heart for new ideas and thoughts. Going outdoors in Dubai may cause sweating so use UnderArm Sweat Pads to feel fresh and relaxed. Treat yourself to some Brownie Bossbabe Cookies for a healthy boost of energy. Staying hydrated is essential outdoors so don’t forget to carry a Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle for your 2 Litres of daily water intake.

Intention Setting Kit

As you embark on your picnic adventure in Dubai Creek Park, set your intentions for the day with an Intention Setting Kit. This kit includes items like a Patchouli Tealight, a Palo Santo Wood Stick, Frankincense Incense, a White Sage Stick, and a Clear Quartz Crystal. Use the guide provided to perform a DIY ritual and set your intentions for fresh starts and positive energy.


Intention Setting Kit

AED 175.00

Labradorite Bracelet

Incorporate crystals by wearing a Labradorite Bracelet when you decide to connect with nature. It is known for its purifying and enlightening properties. It helps to calm an overactive mind, open up new ideas, strengthen your aura, and rejuvenate your mind. A perfect accessory while taking a stroll in the Jumeirah Beach Park!


Labradorite Bracelet

AED 66.00

No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads

Stay fresh and confident throughout your day out with No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads. These disposable pads are easy to use and prevent sweat stains on your clothing. Simply place them on the inside of your garment to absorb sweat and avoid any embarrassing stains. Enjoy your time at the Mushrif Park without the fear of visible sweat marks.


No Stain Under Arm Sweat Pads

AED 40.00

Brownie Bossbabe

Treat yourself to a delicious and nutritious snack with the Brownie Bossbabe Cookie. This soft-textured cookie is packed with cacao and dark chocolate, providing antioxidants and immune support. Indulge in the rich and powerful flavours perfect for your outdoor adventure at the Al Mamzar Beach Park.


The Brownie Bossbabe

AED 90.00

Crystal-Infused Water Bottle

Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle, known for its love, empathy, and healing properties can help nourish your heart, promote self-love and self-awareness, and attract love from others. Sip on crystal-infused water as you relax and enjoy your picnic in Safa Park Dubai.


Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle

AED 280.00

Beyond the glitz and glamour, Dubai surprises visitors with spaces that create a harmony and a connect between nature, relaxation, and personal well-being. The positive energy in these parks along with intention-setting recommended products from The Gaggler is a great way to switch up your wellness routine.


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