THIS WEEKEND WILL GO OFF! Here Are 7 Ways To Make The Very Most Of It


There’s nothing like a four day week to make this week FLY BY and if you’re not busy making plans for this weekend RN, YOU SHOULD BE.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix starts on Thursday and with it comes one of the most exciting sporting events of the year, not to mention the whole host of celebs that are expected to touch down, and if you can’t make it to the capital, fear not, Dubai’s gearing up for a cracking weekend too.

Super sales, festive prep, brunches and more. Here’s what you need to know

1. Check out this fab new beach hangout at La Mer

Introducing Porsche La Mer.

Porsche has teamed up with Smoky Beach at La Mer to bring us this very cool beach hang out.

Chill on bean bags, sip on delish smoothies by the beach, treat yourself to something from the menu (go for the sushi and follow it up with LOTUS cheesecake) and yup, there’s a slick Porsche on site for you to check out. Seriously, you can get up close and personal with a Porsche and try shisha from a Porsche shisha pipe…dreamy!

2. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is taking place on Yas Marina

The world famous Formula One race takes place this weekend – this is the TENTH year Abu Dhabi has hosted the race and this year the city is going HUGE with the celebrations.

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The Grand Prix grandstand tickets are already sold out, there are a limited number of event hospitality packages still on sale, with prices starting from AED3,695 – which are all-inclusive of food and beverages. See more ticket info here

3. Drumroll please for the Yasalam After-Race Concerts…

Post Malone, The Weeknd, Sam Smith and Guns N’ Roses to close – the musical offering this year is one for the ages!


Don’t you dare have F1 FOMO if you can’t make it to Abu Dhabi, since everyone in Dubai can make the very most of the White/Black/and Yellow Friday sales!

For luxury brands check out the Farfetch, for convenience go for Souq and noon and for mall splurges see the following brands and malls that are running big sales all weekend.

The best stuff goes quickly – RUN!

5. Looking for a fun Friday brunch? Mark down Trader Vic’s JBR Cheeky Tiki brunch

This is a fun-party brunch, get lei’d as soon as you walk in the door and make your way to the UNREAL make-your-own drinks stations….yup fill up on Tiki Puka Pukas or create your own Mai Tais…this could go either way!

Then, and most importantly, the food. Traders faves include the spicy cheese balls for a starter, sushi platters, tuna poke bowls, and tuna ceviche, which comes carved and freshly prepped from a MASSIVE tuna in house!

And for mains, it’s Singaporean noodles, sea bream, incredible beef tenderloin, Thai green curry and plenty more.

Every Friday from 12.30-4pm.

How much? AED325 per person.

6. It’s just FIVE Sundays till Christmas – start your gifting prep now

Do NOT trawl the malls looking for bespoke gifts when you can get the cutest personalised stuff at your fingertips! Check out BOXXT, a site recently launched in the UAE where you can add a personalised touch to goods, (the passport holders are gorge) Arabic named jewellery, framed art and much more that can be delivered to your doorstep in a few days (next-day delivery is available on some products).

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7. Keep it zen with full moon yoga at Fairmont The Palm

This is hugely popular with residents and you’ll soon see why. A zen yoga class under the stars where newbies and yoga luvassss are invited to join, stretch and relax under the stars.

The night is in partnership with Rituals Cosmetics so along with yoga there’ll be hand massages with Ritual products on offer too and guests will take home a gift bag of Ritual products – dream!

When? Saturday, November 24 from 8pm

How much? AED80 for one person, AED150 for two people. Limited towels and yoga mats available, provided on a first come first serve basis


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