Weekend culture fix: Top three things
Eat, relax, immerse
Before we say goodbye to February, there are still last-minute must-dos. From food to spas and arts, a complete cultural weekend is still on the schedule and they don't disappoint. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the top three things to experience.
Taste the new menu at The Hide
As part of the Dubai Food Festival, the emirate's first 'meatery' The Hide will serve up 15 new dishes that include five onion soup with Iberico beef and a gruyere cheese crouton as well as rabbit and parmesan fritters. If you can't decide what to have from the extensive new menu, just opt for the three-course dinner that includes Californian yellow tail with crispy octopus, flank steak with thyme Portobello mushrooms and Campfire S'mores with burnt marshmallow, peanut butter cookies and Dulce de Lecce.
The Hide is located at Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah. For reservations, contact 04 432 3232.
Appreciate art at Maraya Art Centre
Maraya Art Centre presents Al Haraka Baraka. Curated by Alexandra MacGilp, the exhibition showcases works from 10 UAE-based artists, who explore the shifting cultures within the country as a result of its rapid modernisation. The artists on show are Ammar Al Attar, Alaa Edris, Reem Falaknaz, Hazem Harb, Zeinab Al Hashemi, Tulip Hazbar, Hind Mezaina, Khalid Mezaina, Walid Al Wawi and Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim.
Al Haraka Baraka runs from February 25 – April 30. For more information, visit maraya.ae
Drift away at Emirates Palace Spa
With its perfect mix of grand architecture and Moroccan-inspired décor, Emirates Palace Spa is the perfect place for complete relaxation. The spa has also introduced two new treatments, which boost your body shape. The CoolShaping slimming system and 3-MAX can be included in the spa's holistic treatment packages to offer you a complete spa day which relaxes and trims.
For reservations, contact Emirates Palace Spa at 02 690 7978.