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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 15 November 2018

Your weekend hit list: Check out the boat show, enjoy high tea, and more

If you're looking for something to do in the coming days, we may have the answer

This weekend's Abu Dhabi International Boat Show will feature flyboard demonstrations. Christopher Pike / The National 
This weekend's Abu Dhabi International Boat Show will feature flyboard demonstrations. Christopher Pike / The National 

Spend a weekend on the water

If you’re the nautical type and enjoy cruising around the UAE, make sure you spare some time this weekend to check out the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show. Adnec Marina is hosting the three-day event, which will feature freestyle jet-ski, hoverboard and jet-pack demonstrations, along with free water sports, including wakeboarding sessions and abra rides. Single day passes cost from Dh20 when booked online and children under 15 can go free. For more, go to www.adibs.ae

Grand affair at Habtoor Palace

Sidra Lounge at Habtoor Palace is launching its weekly Grand Afternoon Tea sessions this weekend. Habtoor Palace
Sidra Lounge at Habtoor Palace is launching its weekly Grand Afternoon Tea sessions this weekend. Habtoor Palace

This weekend marks the start of Habtoor Palace’s exclusive afternoon teas. The hotel’s Sidra Lounge is set to play host to a “Grand” experience every Saturday from 2pm to 5pm for Dh225. Aside from the large selection of finely cut sandwiches, mouth-watering pastries and teacakes, you’ll get to choose from 18 types of loose-leaf teas. A musical ensemble will provide the backdrop to the afternoon, making it the ideal spot for a refined experience with friends or to treat a loved one. For more, go to

www.waldorfastoria3.hilton.com

Moonlit dinner in the desert

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai is hosting a desert moon dinner on October 26. Photo by Adham Sneeh / My Concierge
Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai is hosting a desert moon dinner on October 26. Photo by Adham Sneeh / My Concierge

If you’re excited about the cooler weather finally replacing the scorching heat of summer, you’ll probably want to make the most of it. And what better way than under the stars at Al Maha Resort and Spa’s Desert Moon Dinner next weekend? Make the 50-minute drive from Dubai and be transported into the Bedouin way of life, dining among the sand dunes and enjoying world-famous Emirati hospitality. There will be live cooking stations, a kanun band and limousine transport is available for guests from a designated departure spot. Tables of six are on offer, with prices starting from Dh699. For more information, go to www.marriott.com

New-look Jumeirah Beach Hotel opens its doors

The newly refurbished Jumeirah Beach Hotel is reopening after a five-month makeover this weekend. Jumeirah
The newly refurbished Jumeirah Beach Hotel is reopening after a five-month makeover this weekend. Jumeirah

After a five-month refurbishment, the landmark Jumeirah Beach Hotel is set to reopen this weekend and we think the beachfront property is definitely worth a look. Be one of the first to check out the hotel, which now has a white, gold and blue theme running through it. All 599 rooms were given a facelift, but some of the old favourite dining haunts remain. Gastropub Dhow & Anchor, Latin American restaurant La Parrilla and rooftop spot Uptown Bar, are all back this weekend. There’s a new kids’ club, too. We can’t wait to get in there. For more information, go to www.jumeirah.com