7 amazing things to do, see, eat and book in the UAE
The M1 run is back at Media One
For the final day of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, join other fitness enthusiasts in a couple of workout activities organised by Media Hotel, and then delight in some delicious food and drinks after you’ve worked up a sweat.
The event will involve a 1.2km car park run, a 33 floor climb and each participant will get a tag to track their completion time. Some well-deserved food and drinks will be served later on at the chill zone, plus a massage to relax the muscles. Participants will also leave with goodie bags.
INFO: Starting point: Media One Entrance, Dhs99 per person, from 9am onwards. Tickets at premieronline.com. Media One Hotel, Media City, 04 427 1000
BREAKFAST AT LA CARNITA
Delicious Mexican breakfast is now available at La Carnita Dubai. Menu highlights include the epic recovery meal, steak and eggs, the LC Breakfast and Duck Confit Benedict to healthier alternatives such as Avocado Toast, or the Mexican speciality, Huevos Rancheros.
Dessert includes the addictive Churros Pancakes and Tostada Francesa (French Toast). For drinks, there is a variety of fresh juices and tomato-based drinks on offer to kickstart your day.
INFO: Every Saturday, from 10am to 3pm. FaceCard, Platinum List & Teachers get 20% discount, La Carnita Dubai, 04 425 4030
until December 14
Abu Dhabi will host Comité Colbert for a series of initiatives celebrating French Luxury in the 21st Century. Flânerie Colbert Abu Dhabi will see activations at Louvre Abu Dhabi, the House of Artisans, The Galleria Al Maryah Island and at Abu Dhabi Art’s inaugural event, Historically.
INFO: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Qasr Al Hosn, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Louvre Abu Dhabi, 02 444 0444
Enjoy the new menu at Coco Lounge
Coco Lounge is a contemporary, trendy, chilled pool bar, with a Miami feel and one of the coolest spots in Media City. The menu has something even for the fussiest eaters: poke bowls, salads, sushi platters and five different flavoured juniper drinks.
Some original delights are still on the menu such as the beef wagyu sliders and mojo confit duck hirata buns. This is a perfect spot for post-work unwinding, date nights or pre-dinner drinks. At the ‘We Run The World’ ladies day and night every Sunday, ladies enjoy five drinks, pool access and 30% off the menu between 12noon and 10pm all for just Dhs50!
INFO: Daily, from 12 noon to 1am. Media One hotel, Media City 04 427 1000
Check out the new look at Botanical Garden DIFC
Perfect for after-work drinks, dinners, a special date night or just a chill out with friends, head to Botanical Garden in DIFC. The venue has had a new look for its second season to create a beautiful urban garden escape.
Walls and ceilings have been adorned with exotic plants and foliage, plush sofas and luxurious armchairs have been added to give the space a more relaxed vibe, and gilded mirrors and ornate sculptures are featured throughout to add a glamorous look.
Behind the bar, mixologists will serve The Botanist inspired signature cocktails infused with floral flavours, along with a food menu created specifically for the Dubai rooftop garden.
INFO: Tuesdays–Fridays, from 4.30pm till late, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC. 04 372 2323
Watch Dua Lipa live
To all the fans, Dua Lipa is coming to Dubai. Head to The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah and watch the pop singer perform live to all your favourite hits. Tickets price ranges from Dhs250-Dhs350 and are available at Ticketmaster.ae
INFO: The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, +971 4 390 9999, concert starts from 4pm
Bruch at The Loft’s
The Loft is a relaxed rooftop social spot with a jaw-dropping skyline view of the legendary Dubai fountains and the Burj Khalifa. On the menu, expect salads, oysters, ceviche, tartare, fresh shrimp, charcuterie and cheese, gourmet bread, and adult ice lollies.
Pluck your favourites off a travelling platter serving chicken wings, salmon, vegetable skewers, and beef striploin. Make sure you save room for the homemade ricotta and garlic flatbread drizzled with honey and nuts, aromatic truffle pizza with mushroom duxelle, and comforting risotto and pasta served straight out of a parmesan wheel.
INFO: Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs499 (house beverages), Dhs799 (premium bubbles), Fri 1pm to 4pm, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Loftatopera.com, 04 362 7312