Beat to the brunch

We’ve always loved The Act Dubai’s dinner-and-a-show concept. Today, we’ll be shouting from the 42nd floor of the Shangri-La about our love for its brunch, a show and an after-party creation – Beats N Brunch. Relish a sizzling trapeze show by Elle et Lui from Cirque du Soleil and a Japanese-influenced Peruvian brunch of sushi platters and miso black cod etc. before soaring house music kick-starts the party. Dh395 for ladies, Dh495 for men, 2-9pm. Call 04 355 1116.

The charm of friendship

Friends are the silver lining in life, and jewellery brand Pandora is commemorating the sterling bond between female besties with their pre-autumn collection for Friendship’s Day on Sunday, August 7. Pick a cute silver charm and create a bespoke bracelet that traces your time together, from childhood chums to long-distance buddies. This piece studded with pink cubic zirconia and embossed message costs Dh295. Visit

Snack attack

We’re not one to join clubs and societies blindly, but when it’s as delicious as The Snack Society, we’ll sign up every day of the year!

Wondering why? Their healthy snacks are saviours that stalled us from scoffing down crisps and candy bars as the clock struck 11am last week and the midday munchies ambushed us. Created by Dubai-resident Kamilla Omarzay for those seeking healthier snacking options that are yummy too, team Friday gladly munched away on delectable desserts, brownies, truffles, home-made granola, baked banana and almond loaves and peanut butter balls that were all gluten, flour, sugar and dairy-free! The secret to the delicious flavour, we’re told, were due to the use of super-healthy ingredients such as honey, dates, avocado, coconut flour, buckwheat, arrowroot powder and tapioca flour.

And here we were thinking healthy snacks meant vegetable crudités and hummus! Email

Zip zap Zummer

Balance is key to unlocking boredom and Kidzania’s Zummer Camp stocks the best of physical activity and creativity with martial arts and arts and crafts. Kids aged seven to 14 years can chop and kick their way to fitness and exert excess energy in the morning with Dubai Karate Centre experts, learning karate, tae kwon do and aikido. Later they’ll mellow down with painting sessions by Soul Art Centre’s artists and pottery-making with Yadawei Ceramics Studio’s professionals. From 10am-4pm until August 25, Dh950 per child per week, The Dubai Mall.

Medal-winning meal

Eat like a champion in Dubai while you watch the world’s best athletes test their mettle in Rio with Jimmy Wickets Sports Bar and Lounge’ Olympics-inspired menu. 
The Bronze Burger (classic cheeseburger), The Silver Burger (grilled chicken burger) and the Gold Burger (beef burger) give taste buds a delicious podium finish. Cheering on your team with friends? The Ultimate Olympic Combo Platter of chicken lollipops, fried calamari, ‎potato wedges and breaded chicken will fuel patriotism faster, higher and stronger! From Dh55, call 04 506 9636 or visit

Master of melody

If only high-heels could imitate this pair of MH40 headphones from Master & Dynamic – as functional and comfortable as it’s beautiful. The deconstructed finish in tan leather, stainless steel and aluminium gives it a grungy, steampunk look that has successfully travelled time and trends. Contrastingly, the cushy leather and memory foam ear pads are gentle on lugs and enclose futuristic technology that produces crystal-clear sounds without leaking ambient noises in or your music out even at high volumes! Snap it up at for Dh1,352.

Feeding frenzy

Brunch is a delicious excuse to explore a swanky new hotel and we’ll be heading to the new W Dubai Al Habtoor City on the pretext of sampling Level Seven’s Feed Me Friday brunch with its seven live cooking stations, a buffet featuring shellfish, ceviche and Mediterranean fare of pastas and meat dishes. There’s a dedicated dessert room, but we’d rather you discover its sweet secrets in person. From Dh395 per person, 12.30-4pm. Call 04 4366 666 or email

Fit face

Going red in the face from chewing gum or contorting yoga expressions for sculpted cheeks and chiselled contours? Instead tighten facial muscles with The Spanish Massage at Rebecca Treston Aesthetics. As the therapist’s gentle strokes and kneads around the forehead and eye contours relieves sinus pressure, improves blood and lymph, say adios to double chins, wrinkles and puffiness and hola to glowing youthful skin! Dh500 per session. Call 04 394 5422 or visit