Tired of googling “Things to do in Dubai” every weekend only to mindlessly scroll through overwhelming options before surrendering to your faithful bed and Netflix? We’ve been there; matching the pace with Dubai’s ever-evolving dining scene, art exhibits, weekend brunches, and outdoor adventures can be daunting. Keen on making your weekends more exciting?
Discover Buro’s Weekend Playbook, your secret decoder, to unlock the very best Dubai has to offer.
CHECK-IN INTO A WELLNESS HAVEN
Looking for a weekend retreat that rejuvenates both mind and body? Look no further than Contrast, a posh wellness destination nestled in the heart of Golden Mile 6 on Palm Jumeirah. Step into a haven of tranquility where Mediterranean-inspired architecture and luxurious marble features transport you to a holiday state of mind.
Experience the ultimate relaxation with Contrast’s state-of-the-art sauna and ice bath facilities. Pamper yourself in one of five private sauna rooms, each equipped with cutting-edge technology, including Smart TVs and chromotherapy, for a holistic wellness experience. Or dive into the immersive ice baths, proven to boost circulation, reduce inflammation, and enhance mental resilience.
Whether you’re seeking a momentary escape or a long-term wellness journey, Contrast offers a range of packages tailored to your needs.
DISCOVER DUBAI’S LATEST HOTSPOT
Dubai is a city synonymous with architecture, and the latest to grace the Emirate’s skyline is the stunning One & Only Za’abeel. The first vertical urban resort in the city, the property comprises two towers connected by a three-story floating bridge titled ‘The Link.’ Destined to be the city’s new hotspot, The Link is more than just a bridge between the two towers – it is a unique lifestyle destination floating 100 meters up in the sky. The futuristic boulevard brings the world’s most sought-after chefs, luxe dining experiences, nightlife, and the longest infinity pool all under one roof. Make your way to The Link to discover the bucket list-worthy destination.
LEARN THE ART OF WATCHMAKING
Step into the world of horological excellence with Jaeger-LeCoultre‘s captivating retrospective exhibition celebrating over 90 years of the iconic ‘Reverso’ collection. Make your way to the brand’s Dubai Mall store to immerse yourself in the brand’s rich heritage as you explore archive materials, heritage documents, and a curated selection of milestone ‘Reverso’ watches – from the inaugural 1931 model to the latest ‘Reverso Tribute’ piece.
But the experience doesn’t end there. Dive deeper into the art of watchmaking with a unique opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop. Available until February 18, the experience allows visitors to discover the intricate craftsmanship behind traditional decoration techniques and gain insight into the meticulous precision that defines every Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece.
SHOP RARE VINTAGE LUXURY
Picture this: a swanky space packed with decadent decor, bespoke beverages, and a meticulously curated luxury vintage collection. Whether you’re on the hunt for a statement wardrobe piece or a unique night out with your girl gang, So Much Trouble is a unique pop-up space where you can combine the two. Imagined by Solutions Group, the experiential retail space is a haven of vintage luxury finds that you can try and shop while sipping on carefully crafted beverages. Nestled inside the Intercontinental Marina, So Much Trouble is the place to be this weekend.
ESCAPE INTO A FOODIE PARADISE
Treat your taste buds to the best of Dubai’s culinary offerings at the ‘Local Heroes’ pop-up by Eatopi at the Nomad Day Bar inside the 25Hours Hotel. Dig into delicious bites by the city’s favorites like Chef Halawa, Mattar, Wise Guys, Ugly Noodles, and more, with a side of live music and retail therapy.