Bringing you the definitive hotlist of spas, brunches, dining, sporting events, vacations and more across the city and beyond.
Dine at Slavic restaurant Babushka
Created by the team that manages uber lush DIFC venue Cipriani, Belcanto (at Dubai Opera) and Artest, Babushka is a brand-spanking new two-storey venue in JBR. With country-house vibes in their decor such as vintage wooden furniture and regional souvenirs, the vibe is full of ethnic charm and colour. Meanwhile the menu is packed with traditional Salvic dishes.
Party with your Girl Gang at Lolita
Lolita Rooftop Bar is hosting a glamorous new Ladies Night on Wednesdays with Burk Khalifa views, two courses of delicious food, and free-flowing drinks – all for just AED 149. The offer starts early at just 6pm meaning you can party away until 11pm while enjoying the copious drinks, all for a bargain price. Every Wednesday at the Lolita Rooftop Bar at the Pullman Dubai Downtown.
Start your Wednesdays with Wellness at Summersalt Beach
Stimulate your mind, body and soul with a morning of blissful beach yoga and wellness, perfect to dispel and stress and start your day relaxed and replete. Following the yoga session enjoy a breakfast including avo and guacamole toast, poached eggs with smoked salmon, mushroom frittata, or the superfood Açaí bowl. There are also some refreshing infused waters and juices, including the Sunkissed, which includes pomegranate, carrot, orange, and a touch of golden dust. Spend the rest of the day reclining on the beach or poolside, as you get a Summersalt Beach Club day pass included with your ticket. Yoga Wednesdays is launching on December 6th and pre-booking is advised, from 9:30am and is priced at AED 500, reserve your spot here.
See Snarky Puppy Live in Dubai
American jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy are hosting a show at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Thursday evening. Tickets to see the totally unique performance band are just AED 150 from Platinum list, on Thursday 30th Nov from 7:30pm onwards.
Nibble a Bite & Mixed Drink at Chic French Spot LPM for only AED 48
LPM Dubai is known for its sleek French cuisine, superior service and luxury interiors, and now as part of their Cinq à Sept event guests can enjoy a mixed pair drink and a bite for only AED 48. The meaning of the name means the time between leaving work and arriving home, and is the perfect time to sample smoked burrata dip with crispy zucchini flower features as well as focaccia with tomatade and basil pesto, pissaladiera, burrata and tomatoes tartine, beef cecina with tomato toast and spiced beef skewers. Available Mon-Fri 5-7pm at LPM DIFC.
Go to the Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace Dubai
Indulge in festive spirit with Habtoor Palace’s Winter Garden pop-up, with street food kiosks, live acts and entertainers, plus tons of fun activities for the little ones. There’s a unique activity ‘LabLicious’ which includes messy fun such as soap making, perfume and candle making (between AED 35 and AED 50). Visit from Weds Nov 1st until Jan 31st from 4pm-midnight, at Habtoor City.
Book your Festive Dates!
Christmas is only 4 weeks away and its time to get your dates booked in and deposits paid for Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, or your takeaway turkey or even NYE and NYD. Things in the city sell out super fast around this time of year, and the Insider team are busy compiling the best of the best listings for you to choose from. In the meantime check out our festive dining listings here.