A new pilates studio, a mid-week pool party and a soul star takes up residency at Palazzo Versace…

Welcome to a new week, Dubai, where we’re bringing you business lunch deals, a stunning pilates studio and pool days for making the most of the beautiful weather.

Here are the best things to do in Dubai this week.

Monday February 7

Kick off the week with a brand new business lunch

Head to Amazonico for lunch and be transported to the Amazon jungle with lush foliage, tribal sounds and signature Latin American cuisine. The deal will see you and your clients enjoying dishes such as raws and salads, bites and wok, mains and dessert. The three-course menu will cost you Dhs125 and the four-course menu will cost you Dhs148.

Amazonico, Gate Village 11, Pavillon DIFC, Dubai, Mon to Fri, 12pm to 3pm, Dhs125 three course, Dhs148 four course. Tel: (04) 571 3999. amazonico.ae

Stretch it out at a new Pilates studio

Posture is the name of the Palm Jumeirah’s stylish new Pilates & Wellness Studio, now open at x.  The bespoke studio honors the original style of Joseph Pilates, with a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and will serve as a community for like-minded people to escape their realities and connect with their inner-selves. Whether their workouts are more active and fast paced, or relaxing and meditative, Posture offers the best aspects of Pilates for all levels, with a Balearic-style aesthetic and unmatched energy and mindfulness throughout the sessions. Posture’s method has a strong focus on form and core, rather than simply burning calories, and an emphasis on strength and mobility in all their signature classes. Signature classes start from Dhs100 or the launch offer gets you two classes for Dhs150.

Posture, Golden Mile Building 4, Palm Jumeirah, from Dhs100. Tel: (0)58 568 6936, @thisisposture

Tuesday February 8

Top up your tan at a pool party

So French! is the name of FIVE Palm Jumeirah’s new Tuesday pool party, bringing an urban soundtrack to the celeb-loved beachfront address. Taking place from noon every Tuesday from February 8, expect French pop and urban beats from a rotation of local and international DJs, which this week kicks off with DJ Alak Jackson. It’s Dhs300 for gents and Dhs200 for ladies, fully redeemable on food and drink.

FIVE Palm Jumeirah, The Palm, 12pm onwards, Tuesdays, Dhs200 ladies, Dhs300 gents fully redeemable. Tel: (0)4 455 9988, fivehotelsandresorts.com

Head to a desert pop-up


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Hidden is the UAE’s newest off-the-grid desert pop-up cafe, oozing boho-vibes with rope deck chairs in crisp white surrounding cosy campfires, earthy woven bean bags and rattan sofas covered in plush cushions. The whole area is surrounded by palm trees, offering dappled shade to curl up with a coffee as the sun sets. The stunning star feature of this Instagrammable desert pop up is a mirrored installation that reflects the picturesque setting around you – a perfect photo op for all Hidden visitors. The perfect place for a piping hot brew, alongside an array of steaming coffees, you’ll find warming hot chocolates topped with swirls of cream and marshmallows on the menu. Handily, they’re already marked on Google Maps, so if you type “Hidden Cafe” into your search, you should be able to get there easily. There’s also a location pin on their Instagram feed, to ensure Hidden isn’t too hard to access.

Hidden, off the Dubai-Al Ain Road, towards Dubai Desert Conservation reserve, 4pm to 12am weekdays, 4am to 2am weekends. @hidden_dubai 

Wednesday February 9

See a soul star perform live

The new resident star at Q’s Bar and Lounge is Houston-born Tarion Taylor. Tarion’s musical palette has been tuned from gospel music to pop music, the young artist encompasses the talents of Michael Jackson to Frank Sinatra and so many in between. After almost two decades of crafting and building his own unique sound, Tarion has cultivated a style that blends the influence of many of the greats , and every time he graces a stage he finds a way to make it fresh, new, & special for everyone in the audience. He’s in residency until April 2, and a minimum spend of Dhs250 applies to shows during the week, and Dhs350 on weekends.

Q’s Bar and Lounge, Palazzo Versace Dubai, West Wing, Al Jaddaf, 4pm to 1am, Weds to Sun. Tel: (0)4 556 8805, palazzoversace.ae

Check out a beautiful new bar


Run, don’t walk, to the new Bar Buci at Jumeirah Al Qasr and discover an elegant Parisian-inspired cocktail bar with a vintage jazz vibe. Inspired by Rue de Buci that lies in the heart of Paris Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Bar Buci boasts stunning interiors with a sophisticated vibe, and a large outdoor terrace overlooking Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Gulf. On the menu you’ll find a selection of French bites such as croquettes au boeuf bourguignon.

Bar Buci, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah, daily 5pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 432 3232. @barbucidubai

Thursday February 10

Kick off the weekend with a beach day

Ease into Friday with a Thursday pool day at Lido by Torno Subito the beachfront extension of Massimo Bottura’s Torno Subito at W Dubai – The Palm. Now lined with plush sun loungers that face the gently lapping waters, beach access to Lido is Dhs100 per person, inclusive of a sun lounger and water Open from 11am yo 11pm, colourful beach cabanas and retro loungers are reminiscent of the 1960s on the Italian Riviera. A selection of signature dishes such as rock lobster roll and pizzetta Marinara are available alongside cocktails and crisp glasses of wine served from the beach bar.

Lido by Torno Subito, W Dubai – The Palm, 11am to 11pm daily, Dhs100. Tel: (0)4 245 5800, tornosubitodubai.com 

Take your ladies’ night to new heights


Thursday night is ladies night’, and if you’re looking for somewhere to gather your girlfriends, how about a 75th floor lounge and where better to celebrate with the girls than the brand-new club and pool bar, Privilege is home to an infinity pool and unobstructed views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, and invites ladies to enjoy an exclusive offering of five drinks and one delectable dish every Thursday evening for Dhs149. Choose from a list of wine, sparkling and cocktails, and pair it with a dish from the special ladies’ night menu, which includes grilled salmon bao, avocado rolls or a ricotta and beetroot cone.

 Privilege, Level 75, SLS Dubai, 7pm to late, Thursdays, Dhs149. Tel: (0)4 607 0654, sbe.com