Better days are coming and they're called Friday and Saturday! With the weekend just around the corner *fri-nally* we've complied a list of 9 fun things you can get up to in Dubai this weekend:
1. Try Gordon Ramsay's New Restaurant
Michelin star Chef Gordon Ramsey has opened up another restaurant in Dubai. This time around he's named it after his hit TV show Hell's Kitchen. Many of the signature dishes that are on the menu, from the lush beef Wellington to the divine sticky toffee pudding *drool*, are items that the contestants had to re-create on the series.
Where: Caesars Palace Bluewaters, Dubai
When: Lunch: 12pm to 3:30pm, Dinner: 6pm to 10:30pm
Contact: +971 4 556 6466, website
2. Get Fit Inside and Out at Max and Aegle
Get your sweat on at Dubai's "home for holistic health", Max and Aegle. This 500,000 square gym was built with the sole purpose of delivering fitness solutions for the ‘the mind, body and soul'. From yoga, boxing, cycling and HIIT studios, to weight lifting areas, this gym has got it all. For all those mommas out there -- they've even got a kids’ splash pool. So grab your workout buddy and head on down to sweat out the week's frustrations.
Where: Meydan, Dubai
When: 6am to 10:30pm
3. Spend Your Friday Brunching at Toro Toro
Grab your gal pals and head on over to Toro Toro. The South-American inspired hot spot has a new Friday brunch which starts at 3pm .Enjoy three hours of unlimited starters *yes please*, mains and desserts! And wash it all down with free flowing beverages from 3pm till 6pm.
Where: Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
When: 3pm to 6pm
Price: Dhs333 for women, Dhs433 for men
Contact: +971 4 317 6000, website
4. Enjoy the All-Day Spa Deal at Talise
After a long stressful week, you totally deserve some TLC. So treat yourself and head on down to one of the several luxurious spas here in Dubai. A fave of ours would def have to be Talise Spa. From facials to exotic massages to private yoga classes, Talise has it all! We highly recommend grabbing a day retreat package and recharging, which is 150 minutes long and is broken up into three parts. This rejuvenating getaway begins with a 30-minute full body scrub which will refresh and hydrate your skin. Then it's followed by a 60-minute aroma oil massage to alleviate stress inside and out. And finally the treatment ends with a 60-minute Bespoke Facial which nourishes and balances your skin.
Where: Madinat Jumeriah
Contact: +971 4 3666818, website
5. Get a Healthy Coffee and Dessert Fix at Brambles
Creamy, frothy lattes, baked goods and good company. Who could say no to that? Grab your bestie and hit up ' Brambles' cafe this weekend for a catch up and some divine food. This home grown bohemian cafe offers a variety of unique healthy dishes, from kale brownies down to avocado pizza.*who said healthy was boring?
Where: Metro Central Hotel in Barsha Heights, Dubai
Price: Dhs120 for two people
Contact: +971 4 4529529
6. Release Your Inner Child at the Wavehouse
Pop on down to Atlantis' latest 'rustic industrial gastropub', Wavehouse. This super cool venue caters to both adults and children, and has great indoor and outdoor spaces. From wave riding and bowling to a terrace, there's something awesome wherever you look. So what are you waiting for? Grab your family and friends and stop by for a visit.
Where: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Price: Dhs340 for two people (without alcohol)
Contact: +971 4 426 1166, website
7. Shop Till You Drop at Missguided
Nothing screams weekend like some retail therapy! If you haven't heard already, Missguided has opened its doors in Dubai. Pop on in and snag yourself a new outfit, girl.
Where: The Dubai Mall
8. Extend V-Day into the Weekend at Love Lake
Why not take your S.O to the love lake? This newest attraction is on top of our must-visit list. Fun fact -- these interlocked heart-shaped lakes are man made. Crazy, right? And there are also trees that are strategically planted to spell out 'Love'. ut in trees!
Where: Al Qudra
9. Drive Your Dream Car
Fasten your seatbelts and buckle up! Pay Dubai Autodrome a visit this weekend and prepare yourself for an experience like no other. Those Ferraris will get your blood thrumming in just the right way.
Where: Motor City, Dubai
When: 8am to 5pm (7 days a week)
Contact: +971 4 806 2220, website