September 23, 2022

15 fabulous things to do in Dubai over the Eid long weekend

Your ultimate guide to the long weekend in Dubai – April 29, 2022 to May 4, 2022.

Try a new fancy restaurant

Two of Dubai’s top restaurateurs have teamed up again to open another five-star restaurant, this time on Fashion Avenue in the Dubai Mall. The Ani House of Chief Izu Ani and elder Emirates man Cover star Evgeny Kuzin will open on Monday, May 1, 2022. Designed following the inspiration of Chef Izu, the interiors and food bear a strong resemblance to his many years of travel, which can easily be reflected in dishes and decor. Located in the heart of Dubai Mall’s fashion avenue, the venue not only has charming interiors but also incredible views of Dubai’s iconic fountains. For a tropical touch, the botanical conservatory is open to visitors to enjoy a Mediterranean meal in an atmosphere full of nature.

Maison Ani will be located on the ground floor of Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue.

Visit this chic new beach club

For a bohemian beachside getaway, Dubai’s brand new SĀN Beach is set to offer a new dining experience, a haven for the soul and a luxury menu from breakfast to sunset. With minimalist interiors, guests can relax and admire the pristine backdrop of the Dubai skyline. Immersed in nature, this refuge for the soul is also home to a new dining experience that caters to everyone with a delicious menu. To entertain guests throughout the weekend, performances by resident band The Nomades and DJs will also take place over the weekend. Prices start from Dhs 200 per person for canapes on weekdays and Dhs 250 per person on weekends with credit to be used accordingly on F&B. Located at The Club, Palm West Beach, it officially launches this weekend and is open Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm and Friday-Sunday 9am-1am.

For more information visit

Eid Shopping

Eid Gift Guide

Make sure you’re ready for Eid with gifts for all your loved ones. Whether you’re hitting the stores or browsing online, take a look at our gift guide to find all the inspiration you need.

Stylish evening

Clap Dubai (4)

Enjoy an elegant evening with friends at DIFC at one of our favorite restaurants, Clap. This hotspot is the largest rooftop restaurant and bar in the area and offers incredible views of the Dubai skyline, including a view of the Burj Khalifa. The restaurant interiors feature 2,100 suspended above the restaurant reception and bar, which are balanced with the natural woods and solid stone used for the venue’s seating, flooring and kitchen. The restaurant has three distinct seating areas, including the panoramic terrace, the bar and the indoor dining room. There’s also the “Ongaku” – which means “music” in Japanese – and a separate area for a live DJ. Clap’s menu offers an impressive 141 dishes, including ‘Clap Cloud’ salmon (a salmon tartare with spicy miso and poppadum), dab sashimi with tosazu vinaigrette, and wagyu beef and gyoza with foie gras.

To book go to

The ultimate private dining experience

Open May 1st, Dubai’s most Instagrammable and unique private dining experience is not to be missed this Eid. The Pods, located in Bluewaters next to the pedestrian bridge connected to JBR, is the newest member of the island’s F&B scene that’s ready to dazzle and serve delicious Pan-Asian cuisine in style. Eid celebrations are guaranteed to have an added element of luxury at The Pods, where diners can marvel at the amazing fireworks from their air-conditioned pod with private service, while feasting on the best of Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. The extensive pan-Asian menu offers dishes such as fresh oysters (AED 160), truffle crawfish (AED 195), assorted sushi, sashimi and nigiri, with prices ranging from AED 65 to AED 145, main dishes including black cod miso (AED 190), beef rendang curry (AED 145) and a range of classic stir fry dishes.

Reservations can be made by calling +971 4 453 8994 or emailing [email protected]

Book a relaxing stay


For those who aren’t traveling but want a change of scenery from home, a luxury stay still does the trick. To see Woman from the Emirates’s complete edition here.

A dizzying lunch

Dizzying lunch this Eid break at Aura Skypool. The venue, home to the world’s tallest 360-degree infinity pool, has launched the all-new ‘Lunch in the Sky’ experience for the summer. The exclusive offer will be available from May 2 to September 30, 2022. Customers can now enjoy a new lunch menu to share from Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Priced at Dhs 350 per person, treat yourself to a selection of bites from the à la carte menu, accompanied by free-flowing rosé wine. The menu includes famous Aura bites such as Gochujang Cauliflower Popcorn, Dynamite Rock Shrimp, Marinated Tomato Dashi with Burrata, Pesto and Balsamic Pearls, Wagyu Beef Slider and Balinese Satay Chicken. To finish on a sweet note, expect the Matcha Mousse Milk Cake with dark chocolate ganache and coconut sorbet.

well polished

dubai nails

Now that you have five days off, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself. We always find that a manicure is the perfect place to start. Here are some of the best nail salons in Dubai to visit this Eid.

NYC atmosphere

Interiors of Indochina

Bring the aura of New York to Dubai, relax with friends in Indochina every Saturday at Room84. The crème de la crème of musical talent in the industry with new rotations will perform on a weekly basis with three live sets from 8:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Rounding out the evening, a series of craft cocktails and a selection of small plates from the lounge menu, available throughout the night, give you plenty to choose from in a relaxed atmosphere.

To make a reservation or for more information, visit

Fresh breakfast

Kokobay breakfast

Meet your friends and loved ones this week in Dubai around a gourmet breakfast. With so many places to choose from, we’ve rounded up the best of the best to visit this weekend. See the change here.

Getaway in the desert

Al Maha Dubai

Escape to the desert wonders of Dubai is always a surefire way to rejuvenate. However, the concept of ‘switching off’ and ‘getting away’ doesn’t always mean immersing yourself in a range of spa treatments (although that certainly helps!) and this luxury resort offers the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. . Set in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary, Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is the perfect weekend getaway. Al Maha takes the meaning of privacy to a whole new level. The Bedouin-style tented accommodation is complemented by ornate doors, antiques and wooden chests. Meanwhile, the lantern-lit majlis-style courtyards lead to your own private swimming pool, all of which give a warm feel of luxurious Arabian living.

To book, go to or call +971 4 832 9900.

Hair refreshment

posh dubai nail salon

Finding the time to book in for a much-needed hair refresh can be tricky. Well, this long weekend is the perfect time to do it. Visit one of Emirates woman editor-approved salons for the ultimate hair makeover.

day at the beach

Twig Dubai

Twiggy Beach Club is the perfect place to relax with your partner or a larger group of friends this long weekend. Located at Park Hyatt Dubai Creek, you will find yourself immersed in a world of relaxation as you lounge by the 100-meter infinity pool. Relax by the pool on one of the luxury sun loungers or, for larger groups, opt for one of the three cabanas available. The Coco Cabana, Bardot Cabana and Grace Cabana can comfortably accommodate 6-12 people where you can enjoy the day, lounging, swimming, chatting and indulging in the finest cuisine all day long, until sunset. sun.

For more information, visit

A Mexican party

Savor authentic Mexican cuisine right here in Dubai at this newly opened restaurant known as Copala. An idea born during COVID-19, two Mexican friends, both former corporate lawyers, decided to team up with a Mexican chef. Located in the DIFC, this hidden gem is definitely worth trying.

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Cover Emirates Woman May 2022

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