Buro 24/7 Middle East's culture guide: August '17
La Perle, St. Regis, d3
As gastronomy captures the cultural spotlight this month with a host of new must-try menus, the arts connoisseur can look forward to a highly-anticipated performance venue while an indulgent spa session also marks its place in the calendar of must-experience events.
Art and design experience at d3
Dubai's premiere design hub continues to buzz with the opening of a new group exhibition titled Epiphany at Citizen E Gallery. Uniquely inclusive, the gallery is keeping the exhibition line-up open and new artists can showcase their works as well. In addition to epiphany, art and design aficionados can head to Art Hub Dubai to discover Japanese artist Ayumi Takahashi's box series or wander into Fiorette and browse through stunning Insta-worthy surface materials.
Epiphany runs from August 1-30 at Citizen E Gallery, Dubai Design District.
Re-connect and re-invigorate at Remède Spa
For a luxurious pampering session, head to Remède Spa at St. Regis Abu Dhabi and indulge in the exclusive Elemis skincare treatments to reverse the effects of the season. Then, opt for the comprehensive body revitalising treatment that utilises diamond powder to exfoliate before a relaxing 60-minute full-body massage.
For reservations, call +971 2 694 4444.
Fine Italian gastronomy at Ravioli & Co.
DIFC is set to host a new coveted Italian culinary address with the opening of Ravioli & Co. With fresh handmade pastas on the menu, it's time to tantalise the tastebuds with Mediterranean classics and showcase what the founders term "mama's cooking". For those with dietary requirements, Ravioli & Co. also offers gluten-free and vegetarian options.
For reservations, call +971 55 566 1161.
Opening of La Perle
It's finally here! La Perle, the one-of-a-kind theatre will open its doors this month at Al Habtoor City. Seating 1,300 people, La Perle offers a spectacular show that combines director Franco Dragone's artistic vision and features over 60 highly-trained performance artists. "A world-class theatre and show of this magnitude takes years to prepare for," said Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group. "It will set a new benchmark for the entertainment sector and put Dubai on the map as the go-to destination for first-class live theatre. We look forward to welcoming our first guests."
For bookings, call +971 4 437 0123.
Friday lunch at Zahira
Celebrity chef Greg Malouf invites you to indulge in an exclusive nine-course lunch menu which showcases the flavours of the region. Otherwise, discover the restaurant's dining philosophy – Art of Mezza, the Art of Sharing and the Art of Sweet Design – through it's a la carte menu that includes wagyu basturma, hazelnut falafel, twice cooked spatchcock chicken fatteh and lahem meshwi
For reservations, call +971 4 501 8606.
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