The (Long) Weekend Guide: Beach Days, Date Nights, and Pop-Ups in Between | Savoir Flair
The Weekend Guide
The (Long) Weekend Guide: Beach Days, Date Nights, and Pop-Ups in Between
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by Savoir Flair 3-minute read November 30, 2023

It's the (long) weekend, and we're here to save you from the clutches of indecision by giving you all the best events happening around the city. You're welcome.

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The Palestine Pop-Up

At the forefront of the UAE's entrepreneurial scene, RAW Coffee Company, led by visionary Kim Thompson, is dedicated to empowering Palestinian artisans through its initiative, Artisans of Palestine. Thompson's transformative journey to Palestine in 2019 fueled her commitment to supporting Palestinian artists, inspiring RAW's pop-up events showcasing talent and products from Palestine. Teaming up with Lisa Dale, founder of The Palestine Hub, RAW is fostering connections between Palestinian businesses and the global market with an upcoming pop-up on December 2nd and 3rd, solidifying their commitment to meaningful support for Palestinian artisans and entrepreneurs.

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The Movie Night

Cinema Akil, the GCC's only independent arthouse, has unveiled its seasonal outdoor outpost, 'Cinema Akil in 25hours,' at 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central. This multipurpose pavilion features a box office/concession area, an open cinema theatre, and a multipurpose retail and pop-up space. With free screenings four times a week and a curated program from November 2023 to May 2024, this vibrant space promises an all-new cinematic and cultural experience in collaboration with Ennsimore. 

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The Moment of Change

COP28 UAE, scheduled until December 12th 2023 at Expo City Dubai, promises a dynamic array of climate-centric activities and events, inviting attendees to commit to climate action and become catalysts for change. From live music, workshops, educational activities for children, film screenings, interactive exhibits, and immersive experiences, participants play a pivotal role in making COP28 a decisive moment for global transformation. Join the diverse and empowering schedule and embrace a more sustainable future at COP28.

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The Weekly Sounds

Honeycomb Hi-Fi sets the vibe with its 'Weekly Sounds' events, featuring a diverse lineup this weekend. On December 1st, immerse yourself in the eclectic tunes curated by eLo, the "Chairman of the Vibemosphere," blending records from Kendrick to Fela Kuti. On December 2nd, journey through almost two decades of musical expertise with Tommy Outside, whose global exploration of electronic music promises an unforgettable experience. Closing the weekend on December 3rd, engage in a unique 'Listening Session' for a soul-soothing auditory experience. 

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The Girls' Night Out

Travel back in time to the Roaring 20s at Flashback Speakeasy’s new musical: “Show Me How You Burlesque!” Slip into your most glamorous flapper attire for a night filled with glamor, intrigue, and secrets. As you sway to the rhythm of foot-tapping music, enjoy a brunch-like selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres and sharing plates. But stay alert — hidden within each course are clues crucial to solving the mystery. Watch as the story of a suspense-filled incident unravels through live, immersive performances with every tantalizing bite. Are you sharp enough to uncover the truth?

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The Long-Weekend Staycation

Ready for a long weekend of serious pampering? Waldorf Astoria on Palm Jumeirah is calling your name. Kick off your day with Mezzerie’s “Once Upon a Brunch” feast — think a lavish buffet and live-cooking stations where cheat days are practically encouraged. To elevate your stay, opt for the Pearl Club upgrade. This means you get one of the best rooms or suites on the top-most floor, offering stunning views of Palm Jumeirah amidst the most comfortable of settings. It also grants you access to one of the most exclusive spaces in the city. Now you're living it up with a breakfast spread and afternoon tea fit for royalty. Dinner at LAO is a must for a culinary trip across Asia, featuring hearty Thai curries and Chinese dim sums that you'll dream about for days. And for those moments when you're not eating (a rare moment, we know), the resort’s beach and pools offer the perfect way to relax, rounding off this luxurious getaway.

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The Romantic Date Night

Rethink your usual date-night routine and head over to LPM Restaurant & Bar for the Elite Sommeliers' grand finale. This epicurean event will feature the skilled sommelier Gregg Lambert, whose passion for fine vintages was kindled in a high-end London restaurant. Joining him is Jérôme Legras from the renowned Legras & Haas estate, bringing a touch of family-crafted elegance to the table. Together, they'll orchestrate an evening where the harmonious pairing of exquisite dishes with Legras & Haas' elegant varieties elevates your dining experience into a memorable, story-worthy affair. Expect an atmosphere brimming with family values, generosity, and authenticity, mirroring LPM's passion for exceptional cuisine. Your taste buds are in for a night of standing ovations.

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The Laid-Back Sundowners

Say goodbye to the summer heat and hello to beachside bliss because Azure Beach in JBR is where it's at. Think postcard-perfect Arabian Gulf views, a dash of Asian-inspired cuisine, and a cocktail or two to toast the setting sun. As the temperature drops to 'just right,' this beachfront paradise becomes the go-to spot for some after-work wind-down or weekend fun under the sun. Whether it's catching those golden sunsets with your crew or just lounging by the pool to the tune of chilled-out vibes, Azure Beach is your ticket to making the most of Dubai's perfect weather. So grab your shades and sunscreen, because beach days are officially back in business.

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