Yoga, food and online concerts: 10 fun things to do in UAE this weekend
Published on February 24, 2021 at 18.03
What will you be up to?
First thing Friday morning: get active together! Dubai’s latest hotspot, Topgolf, is launching weekly yoga sessions with a view, Yoga @Topgolf, on Friday at 8am. Held every Friday morning for an hour from then on, the class is followed by a social coffee and light and healthy bites. It’s Dh150 per person all in and this Friday you’ll receive a free goodie bag too! Superb.
Ride on down. Ras Al Khaimah’s very first high intensity spin cycle studio is now open. Located in the trendy Grove Village in RAK, RIDE is a luxury studio that caters to all ages and both men and women to burn off some of the excess picked up in the week. However, RIDE isn’t only looking to be a place to shed some KGs, it’s also a destination to become part of a like-minded community.
Coffee workshop. If coffee is life for you, you’re going to love this. Black Coffee’s professional baristas are giving a coffee masterclass so you can select the unassuming little green beans, roast them, grind them and produce a cup of the best aromatic coffee you have ever tasted. Experience different methods such as French press, the AeroPress and the siphon and of course the perfect cup of Arabic coffee. You will enjoy a tasting session and be actively involved in the entire procedure from bean to cup. Every budding barista will enjoy a pre-set brunch/lunch and take home a bag of beans, a mug, 10 per cent off any merch and money off a coffee subscription service. All of this is Dh275, book on blackcoffee.ae
Yoga sesh. Arab Kundalini yoga guru, retreats leader and motivational speaker Nancy Zabaneh will be hosting a half-day yoga retreat at the beautiful Jubail island in Abu Dhabi to help you push your boundaries and delve deeper into yourself. The Soul Retreat, on Thursday, will incorporate the theme of resilience as the engine that empowers us to grow forward and ride life’s inevitable roller coaster with grace. Check it out on thebodytreestudio.com
Friday concert. World famous Sufi singer Abida Parveen will join the regular Malhaar Baithak online concert to celebrate her birthday month this Friday. The legendary artist will join online from Pakistan while the finest from Malhaar will perform some of her famous compositions during the 90-minute show. It’ll be streamed live on the MB Facebook and YouTube channel handle @MalhaarUAE at 6pm.
Glamping experience. Spend your days splashing in the water and your evenings sleeping beneath the stars at Abu Dhabi’s latest glamping destination, Bab Al Nojoum. Located just 20 minutes from downtown, the glitzy camp is part of the newly launched Hudayriyat Leisure and Entertainment District by Modon Properties. Whether you’re looking for economical accommodation, a staycation, beachside camping, or a luxury tent with a private pool, Bab Al Nojoum is a perfect escape without venturing too far from the city. The Duplex Tent is ideal for a family or group of four and is fully equipped with a mini kitchen, a private bathroom with towels and premium toiletries, air conditioning, free WIFI and a private plunge pool overlooking the beach.
BBQ on the terrace. Looking for something new this weekend? Take the whole gang down to the airy terrace of Liwan, Swissotel Al Ghurair’s signature dining restaurant for sizzling evenings every Thursday and Friday. Savour a delightful grilling experience under the stars. Seared, braised or grilled, outdoors or inside, the choice is yours. Make use of the hotel’s limited time super saver promotion with the two for one deal running until April. Want to splurge further? Add some shisha to the mix for Dh55. It’s on both days from 6.30pm and costs Dh160.
Stream session. The temporary halt on all live entertainment in hotels isn’t just hard on us, it’s tough for the performers too. Which is why we should make every effort to lend our support to online endeavours singers, DJs and the like are beaming to us, mostly for free. This event, therefore, is perfect. With clubs closed, we’re all looking for ways to make up for not going out dancing. Stream Sessions by Power Horse has got your weekend plans sorted to liven up your quiet nights at home. The biweekly Facebook livestream session showcases some of the most established and up and coming DJs. This Thursday, experience clubbing vibes in the comfort of your home with DJ Feras’s hour-long set on the Power Horse Facebook page. Just search the stream on FB and enjoy.
Wellness workshop. Start Friday off right at Koko Bay in Dubai. The beachfront restaurant will be offering you the opportunity to participate in a relaxing yoga and meditation session for Dh100 per person with all proceeds going to Emirates Environmental Group. It’s on from 7am to 9am.
Set menu magic. Classic meals are on offer at Besh, the authentic Turkish kitchen located at the Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, with the Taste of Besh Set Menu. Using vintage recipes from 150-year-old cookbooks as inspiration, the talented chefs have curated a special menu offering food that’s bound to ignite the senses from Dh185 every Friday from 1pm to 4pm.