The best spots for dining, exercise and outdoor fun in Dubai this weekend.
Thursday 18 February 2021
Tuck into The Bella lunch at Bella, Grand Millennium Hotel, Business Bay:
Bella is a rooftop restaurant and lounge with a fully retractable glass ceiling, boasting unrivalled views of the city skyline. The Bella lunch is the newest daily offering at the Italian restaurant, with a beautiful three-course set menu inspired by Italy’s different regions for just AED 135 per person. Each week the menu will change to reflect different regions, delicacies and ingredients. Still, you can expect pickled fried sea bass, risotto with saffron, bone marrow and veal jus, poached salmon in brown butter, sage, roasted almonds and mashed potato and pizza with turkey, mushrooms, artichokes, olives and parmesan cheese. Leave room for dessert with dishes such as frangipane tart with pear expected. Daily from 12pm to 4pm.
Happy Hour at Eve Penthouse & Lounge, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights:
Head to the 34th floor of this Dubai Healthcare City hotel for creative mixology, exotic bites, and fantastic city views. The sophisticated venue has launched a new Happy Hour deal just in time for the weekend, with cherished cocktails from AED 39. Daily, from 5pm to 7pm.
GO: Call (0)4 553 1214 for reservations and more information.
Friday 19 February 2021
Get your stretch on with yoga at Topgolf Dubai:
Dubai’s latest entertainment hotspot, Topgolf Dubai, has launched weekly yoga sessions with a view. Held every Friday morning, enjoy yoga with a view at Topgolf Dubai with Shimis Yoga, followed by a social coffee with a selection of milk options, and light and healthy bites including the famous and fruity Topgolf Watermelon Pizza. Yoga @Topgolf Dubai is for all yogi levels so anyone can stretch and have fun with Shimis Yoga’s fully qualified and professional instructors. Fridays from 8am to 9am. AED 150 per person (including yoga, coffee and breakfast bites).
GO: Visit www.shimis.com for reservations and more information.
Purchase fresh produce at the Organic Farmers’ Market, Bay Avenue Park:
Bay Avenue, the unique retail destination located at Bay Avenue Park in the thriving Business Bay district, welcomes back the popular Organic Farmers’ Market for its 12th season on Friday mornings, providing a weekly platform for consumers to buy freshly sourced local and organic produce from a carefully curated selection of trusted local farmers and vendors. Expect to find local producers selling a wide range of fresh and organic fruit and vegetables and other products, such as honey, herbs and spices, coffee, ice cream and oil, will also be available directly. Fridays from 8am to 2pm.
Saturday 20 February 2021
Dine al fresco on the new GAIA Patio, DIFC Gate Village:
GAIA, Dubai’s home-grown Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, has opened an atmospheric new terrace. Surrounded by elegant bougainvillaea and traditional Grecian elements, the patio allows guests to indulge in the welcoming ambience of community, companionship and impeccable cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner, the GAIA patio serves humble, exquisite cuisine curated by an expert culinary team. Combining high-quality ingredients with their memories of Greece, the menu was designed to be served in layers so that each plate enhances the next. Guests are encouraged to try the selection of fresh fish and seafood from the Ice Market, which are delivered daily. With a beautiful display, diners can hand-choose their fish and seafood, and have it cooked exactly to their preference. Daily from 12pm to midnight.
Have a family PikNik at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi:
Are you looking for a unique outdoors experience that entertains the whole family? PikNik is a charming way to spend your Saturday afternoon on the sprawling lawn at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi. A bountiful PikNik basket will be pre-packed in a controlled and sanitised environment, filled with delicious goodies like sandwiches, cheese, charcuterie meats, cold mezze, salads, warm savoury bites and sweet pastries. Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm. AED 250 pr basket (suitable for two adults and two children). Make a day of it, and for an additional AED 200, you can enjoy the day at the new Jungle Bay waterpark with pool and beach access for two adults and two children.
GO: Call (0)4 511 7373 for reservations and more information.