A calendar of cultural activities are lining up and they're speaking directly to the staycation enthusiast this long weekend. From new culinary creations and a conceptually-charged art exhibition to a detox spa session (just in time for summer), these are the top three places to be this weekend. 

3in1, Vida Downtown

The hotel's signature restaurant reboots its dinner menu with a fresh take on contemporary cuisine that reflects the DNA of the Vida brand. "The menu is multidirectional in that it can take a traditional Arabic dish, but turn it upside down and give it a fresh new feel," said Executive Chef, James Knight-Pacheco. "We wanted to offer something for everyone, there are more extravagant dishes for the true foodies, mixed with funky classics, and sharing plates for times with family and friends." Expect Drop the Bass roasted seabass, The Griller lamb chops, the Veal 2-ways and the sweet dessert La Vida Loca.

Weekend culture guide Apr 21-23

For reservations, call +971 4 428 6888.

The Spa at The Palace Downtown Dubai

As summer beckons, it's time to detox your body with a unique spa session at The Spa at The Palace Downtown Dubai. The organic-based approach features a 45-minute scrub utilising Voya Luscious Salt that's mixed in with other beneficial elements including Dead Sea salts and seaweed oil. The scrub is then followed by a seaweed body wrap, created from fresh mineral-filled seaweed that was imported straight from the Atlantic ocean.

Weekend culture guide Apr 21-23

For reservations, call +971 4 428 7805. 

Kay'noo'nah art exhibition at Tashkeel's House 10

Kay'noo'nah, or "being" in Arabic, is a solo exhibition by Sharjah-based photographer Mark Pilkington. Comprising of print, screen and projection works, the show focuses on image composition and how the fragile relationship between subjects is altered even with minute adjustments.

Weekend culture guide Apr 21-23

Kay'noo'nah will run until May 4 at Tashkeel's House 10 in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

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