Ditch the muddy fields and Wellington boots in favour of sparkling swimming pools and designer beachwear, as the Dubai series of the globetrotting Wake Up Call music festival is taking place at W Dubai - The Palm. With Rüfüs Du Sol, Rita Ora, and a special DJ set by Disclosure leading the line-up, as well as luxury extras including a decadent brunch and trainer-led fitness classes, it’s easy to earn your festival stripes in the City of Gold. 10-12 October, tickets from Dhs100 with special offers for Marriott Bonvoy members.
Celebrity dining experience
Popular British restaurant Pots, Pans & Boards is hosting an East meets West eight course meal on Friday. Helmed by two brilliant, celebrity chefs Tom Aikens and Mohamed Orfali, the intimate evening leads guests on a culinary journey through dishes such as levant steak tartare, cured salmon and succulently braised beef cheek topped with truffle oil. The gastronomic collision of British and Arabic flavours finishes with a mini apple tart served with caramel sauce and cinnamon ice cream. This one-time only event happens on Friday at 7.30pm, so be sure to book your table in advance. +971 4 456 1959.
A well-being experience at Blue Marlin
Let Blue Marlin Ibiza, UAE take you on an enlightening journey this Friday, when Satori (DJ) presents an event for the mind, body and soul. The day begins with 10.30am yoga to recharge the body, followed by a restorative, Five Rhythms dance class at 12pm. Satori’s mind-altering trance music will play throughout, along with his signature dreamy visuals. Joining him in creating the soundtrack for the day-to-night event, will be four-piece Lebanese band, Adonis. Keep the energy high by tucking into the mediterranean style pop-up brunch for Dhs350, from 1-4pm. If Blue Marlin’s close time is too early for you, check out these nightlife hotspots. 10.30am- 11pm, +971 56 1133400
Celebrate Spanish National day!
This weekend it is Spanish National Day- bringing the fiesta spirit to Dubai there are a couple of places to tuck into some celebratory tapas. On Friday head to Casa de Tapas (+971 4 416 1800) at Dubai Creek and Yacht Club for either brunch (12.30-4pm) or drunch (8-11pm). Expect flamenco dancers, live music and of course, lots of tapas. Prices start from Dhs210 depending on the drink packages with Spanish nationals receiving 20% off. On Saturday, head to Toro + Ko (+971 56 683 8117) in City Walk for three new special delicacies that feature on the menu today. These include Toro’s DXB Bravas- a spin on traditional patatas bravas and Huevos Estrellado, a Spanish spin on eggs with potatoes.