Now that the social season is getting back into full swing, it’s time to pencil in some seriously good fun. Forget about the working week with our hot tips for the weekend:
1. Throw Another Prawn on the Barbie
The only thing better than throwing your own barbeque is having someone else do all the hard work for you. Why not head down to the Admiral’s Club at the Ritz-Carlton for their seriously amazing barbeque platter for two this Thursday or Friday evening? The platter is a meat lover’s dream at QR190 per portion – beef steak, chicken skewers, salmon fillet, lamb chops, hammour, jumbo prawns, with baked potato, condiments and chef’s salad. Relax by the marina while you munch and then head upstairs to see a live band afterwards.
INFO: 6pm to 10pm every Thu and Fri, Admiral’s Club at Ritz-Carlton, West Bay Lagoon, 4484 8663, www.ritzcarlton.com
2. Get Sparkling
Throw together a stunning little outfit and prepare to wow the uber-cool crowd at Kempinskis. Every Friday is Sparkling Friday at The Lounge, which means all ladies receive two complimentary glasses of bubbles. Can’t argue with that.
INFO: 8pm to 2am every Fri, Kempinski Residences and Suites, West Bay, 4405 3325, www.kempinski.com/doha
3. Enjoy Some Me-Time
If you have been under pressure at work all week, a pampering session may be just what you need to set the body back into balance. One of the best offers this month is at Six Senses Spa, a beautifully appointed haven of calm at the Sharq. For QR1150 (normally QR1400), indulge in the ‘local journey experience’, 160 minutes of beauty bliss that includes a full body scrub, a full body mask, and an 80 minute massage. You need to book 24 hours in advance.
INFO: Daily, 9am to 9.30pm, Six Senses Spa at Sharq Village & Spa, 4425 6999, www.ritzcarlton.com/sharqvillage
4. Go Silly For Sushi
Sushi is good for you, so all you can eat sushi is even better, right? We like to think so. Test the theory at Chopsticks Restaurant at the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha this weekend, where too much sushi is never enough. Try sushi made with duck, beef, chicken, seafood, you name it.
INFO: Thur QR 169, Sat QR 129, 6.30pm to 11pm both nights, Chopsticks at Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, Sheikh Jawaan Street, 4434 3203, www.wyndhamgrandregency.com
5. Kickstart Your Outdoor Fitness Regime
It is getting a bit cooler, so why not venture outdoors to exercise again? The Corniche is the perfect place to exercise in the cool of the morning or as the sun sets, with the distraction of people watching and the lovely sight of the dhows at rest.
Have a fantastic weekend!