What To Do In The UAE This Weekend?

Fabulous French dining, free boxing classes and dreamy Diwali celebrations are where it’s at this weekend…



Luxurious lunching at La Serre

Kick-off the weekend this Thursday, November 12 with a fabulous Prix fixe lunch at La Serre Bistro, Vida Downtown. Just AED110 for two courses and AED130 for three courses, this luxurious lunch at the elegant French restaurant includes a huge range of dishes to choose from, including starters of burrata with heirloom tomatoes, octopus carpaccio with salsa verde and red capsicum emulsion and or lentil salad with pickled vegetables and hazelnut, main courses of La Serre catch of the day, grilled striploin beef with celeriac puree, broccolini and jus, strozzapreti with tomato and homemade ricotta, or butternut squash risotto with Parmigiana Reggiano cream, and with desserts including French classics like creme brûlée, peach and apricot bar and refreshing sorbet. Available from Sunday-Thursday 12 pm-5 pm, we’ll be heading there for lunch today…and probably again on Sunday to start the week the glamorously Gallic way! 

For reservations or more information, call +971 4 528 3779, e-mail reservations@laserre.com, visit laserre.com or follow @laserredubai.

CANINE CARDIO

If the twice-daily dogwalk isn’t quite hitting all of your fitness goals, how about taking your dog to a different kind of training ground? Tonight at 5.30pm, in partnership with Stray Dog Centre, BARE DXB Business Bay are hosting a Pre-Weekend Calorie Killer session, pairing a high intensity workout with weight training and conditioning – and well-behaved pooches are welcome to join! Perfect for doggy daycare graduates who bark, but don’t bite, apart from burning off lots of calories and stress-busting the working week away, prizes from Foxibox are up for grabs for high-intensity workout-loving humans and their dynamic canine counterparts. AED120 per person plus pooch.

Call 054 455 0597 to book, or visit info@bare.fitness

Box Clever at UFC

Dubai Fitness Challenge continues with an amazing array of free fitness activities across the city, including a must for boxing enthusiasts this Friday morning. Trailblazing MMA-Inspired Fitness hotspot UFC Gym at JBR is offering a free, 45-minute class at 9am on Friday, November 13 and 20, which promises to be a knockout workout from start to finish. Registration is mandatory, and all those booked into the class are required to bring their own towels, mats, and water in line with precautionary measures. Sounds like your way to start the weekend? 

Call 800 UFCGYM to book your spot.

Celebrate Diwali at Bab Al Shams

Fancy a divine, Diwali staycay at one of the city’s most stunning desert hideaways? Running from now until November 30, celebrate the Festival of Lights at Bab Al Shams with an incredible offer on getaways to this glorious Dubai resort.

Starting from AED745 per person, your staycation experience includes a beautiful room with daily breakfast at Al Forsan restaurant, a special Diwali set menu experience at the resort’s North Indian cuisine restaurant Masala, access to the resort’s spectacular facilities and a complimentary falcon show and camel ride experience. Children under 5 dine for free, and children 6 to 12 years benefit from a 50 percent discount on soft beverage packages. 

For reservations, email BAS.Reservations@meydanhotels.com or call 04-8096202!

Lucy Wildman

Lucy Wildman

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