Your Weekend Plans – from Thursday AM to Saturday PM – Sorted

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The weekend is so close that you can practically reach out and touch it – and it’s high time you knew exactly how you’re going to spend it. Stumped about what to do, besides complain about the heat and humidity? Savoir Flair has you sorted.

Thursday A.M.

If Olivia Palermo approves, you should too. We are, of course, talking about the statement clutches created by Lebanese accessories designer Nathalie Trad. Tomorrow marks the final day of the Nathalie Trad sample sale taking place in Building 9 at Dubai Design District, with a wide array of the brand’s signature geometric clutches being sold for up to 85 percent off. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so snag yours before it’s too late.

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Thursday P.M.

If you’ve talked endlessly about making a trip down to Dubai Opera, but never actually managed, let this be the weekend you’re finally introduced to the city’s definitive cultural hotspot. Starting today, the lavish venue has been transformed into a banquet hall for iftar until June 25th, complete with gourmet culinary offerings complemented by classical and Arabic melodies from Dubai Opera’s trio on harp, flute, and percussion. To find out more information, click here.

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Photo: Courtesy of Dubai Opera

Friday A.M.

If the words “yoga” and “beach” are part of your everyday vernacular, this one’s for you: charity organization Gulf for Good is hosting a morning of yoga and barefoot beach hiking along Jumeirah Beach. The 30-minute yoga session will kick off at 6:30 a.m. and is free to attend – just be sure to bring along your mat. The hike, meanwhile, will take place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. For more details or to RSVP for either of the two sessions, e-mail fitness@gulf4good.org or call (+971) 4 368 0222.

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Photo: Courtesy of @SpiritualGangster

Friday P.M.

Ripe, still the city’s favorite market, is currently taking place inside an air conditioned tent at Reform Social & Grill every Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is the ideal place to spend your time leisurely browsing interesting craft stalls, sampling culinary delights, and picking up organic and locally sourced fruit and vegetables provided by passionate business owners. And for those who aren’t fasting, the restaurant is open all day.

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Photo: Courtesy of @RipeMarket

Saturday A.M.

Athletic apparel brand Lululemon is marking the holy month with a host of health and wellness initiatives as part of its ‘Follow your Nawaya’ Ramadan campaign. It has been hosting one-hour yoga classes followed by one-hour meditation sessions at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Saturday, with the final one taking place this weekend. You can join the yoga or the meditation session – or treat yourself to both. All classes are complimentary, and pre-registration isn’t required for any activity. You’ll also have access to spa showers as well as the sauna and steam room. Win-win.

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Photo: Courtesy of @Lululemon

Saturday P.M.

End your weekend with nosh and nostalgia aplenty, courtesy of the Nadi Nights with Good Vibes Market. Taking place at Nadi Al Quoz and hosting a rotating selection of food vendors, the Ramadan pop-up will host Ka’ak Al Manara (Lebanese soul food) and Encas (delicious healthy treats) from June 15th to 24th. Even better? On Saturday June 16th and Sunday June 17th, Nadi Al Quoz will be converted into a “board game space” from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., complete with childhood favorites like Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, UNO, and loads more to keep you entertained post-iftar.

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Photo: Courtesy of @Encas_Sweet_Escapes
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