Dubai is like Disneyland for adults (and kids too), but it can be overwhelming and time-consuming to filter through everything our gorgeous city has to offer on the weekends. Let’s be honest, after you’ve worked all week long, the last thing you want to do is waste your precious R&R time sifting through offers and websites. Sometimes, you miss the best events because it takes too long to find them.
Savoir Flair is here to help start your weekend off on the right note, by giving you our favorite picks for what you should be doing this weekend in Dubai. So whether it’s a much-needed day at the beach, a well-deserved spa treatment, or a day of adventure, you have never felt more on holiday than you will in Dubai this weekend.
Aquaventure's Trident Towers are Finally Open
We love a good waterpark, and with the weather being absolutely, ridiculously perfect right now – that sweet spot of hot in the day, but still deliciously cool at night – we will be at Aquaventure this weekend. Especially since it’s just opened up at the new Trident Towers. If you’re going with the kids, the brand new Splasher’s Cove and Splasher’s Lagoon offer unending fun for the littlest ones, and there are now even inner tube rides for the littles, one of which is the cutest mini version of the ‘Zoomerango’ ever. For the adults, the longest and tallest ride in the world can be found on the new Trident Towers, as well as a new cliff-jumping experience. We personally recommend the ‘Blackout’: it’s the tallest vertical drop you never see coming and is quite literally the scarier sister to ‘Leap of Faith.’
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Off to the Races
Find your best hat and Royal Ascott attire and head over to the Millennium Lounge at the Meydan Hotel this Saturday to catch one of the races happening now for the Dubai World Cup. It’s one of the most prestigious and high-profile events of the equestrian world. Dine on your favorite fare like mezze or pizza and sip and savor all the delights while rubbing shoulders with the icons of Dubai. Races go from 4pm to 7:30pm, and the Millennium Lounge is open from 6pm to 11pm.
FrancoFilm Fest is Back at Cinema Akil
Dubai’s only independent movie theater, Cinema Akil, is launching its annual ‘FrancoFilm Festival,’ and as much as we’d love to go to a festival featuring only James or Dave Franco movies, this isn’t that festival. It is a festival, however, that celebrates the French language in cinema, and is being presented in collaboration with the Embassies from France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Canada in the UAE. The festival will feature regional premieres from many different genres including acclaimed drama, documentary, comedy, and animated features. The award-winning Red Soil by Farid Bentoumi will open the festival which starts this weekend and will run through March 11th.
Puttin' on the Ritz in RAK
The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert and the Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach have curated a whole host of outdoor activities, relaxing spa and wellness therapies, and exceptional dining experiences in the midst of a secluded haven and surrounded by nature. In Al Wadi, try the freshest cuisine at Farmhouse as the chef harvests the ingredients direct from their own garden, luxuriate in the ‘Desert Delight Treatment’ with an intensive rock-salt body exfoliation to stimulate circulation, or help feed the Oryx and gazelles on the Al Wadi Desert Nature Reserve.
At the Ritz Carlton in Al Hamra Beach, guests can choose from an array of outdoor activities including volleyball, or take the relaxing route with an ocean-inspired body treatment to rejuvenate the skin or a warm lava-shell treatment which uses heat to penetrate the muscles for a deeper massage.
Take a Brush Lettering and Calligraphy Workshop
Head over to The Workshop Dubai for a brush lettering and calligraphy workshop this Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm. The workshop has been specifically designed to teach participants the basic skills and technique needed for future art projects. Additionally, each attendee will leave with a hand-prepared kit which includes a Tombow dual brush pen, fudenosuke brush pen, a workbook for each letter, scale for writing names, and a tracing sheet.