Your weekend mantra
Hit List: A Latin-flavoured breakast at Bu, a cheerleading workout at Dolphin Sports Academy and more
Spice up your breakfast
We have found an inspired place to have the most important meal of the day – on Saturdays, at least. BU, normally a purveyor of nightlife, is serving up a solid start to the day with a pan-Latin twist. The pancakes (Dh40) with spicy chocolate, dulce de leche and date ice cream are the crowd favourite. The huevos rancheros (Dh45) are a treat and the full Mexican breakfast (Dh85) is a prolific plate of beef tenderloin, chicken enchilada, fried beans, guacamole and red rice. We intend to visit again to make our way through the full à la carte menu of what the proprietors are calling The Breakfast Club. BU at The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, www.butrinity.com.
A fitness class in the capital worth cheering about
Dolphin Sports Academy has opted to venture into the cheerleading world of fitness to offer residents in the capital a heart-pumping, calorie-burning workout, the first of its kind here. Combining cheerleading techniques with aerobics, it’s more intense than Zumba, and will have you burning up to 700 calories a session. If you are keen to try it out, classes are held in Al Bateen and Mushrif weekly. Call 056 600 7457 or 050 691 5143 for details.
Sky-high dining returns to Dubai Marina
We’re excited to hear that one of the world’s coolest dining concepts is back in Dubai for another season. Dinner in the Sky, which we tried and tested when it was first launched, began its ascent in the emirate again earlier this week. Now that the weather is more favourable, the crew is hoisting daredevil diners to go up about 50 metres into the air for a 90- to 100-minute lunch, afternoon tea or dinner experience. The sittings, which take place high above Dubai Marina, which cost from Dh399, offer sweeping views, and the evening experience even includes a magic show this year. To make the ground disappear beneath you go to www.dinnerinthesky.ae.
Let Eli get you toe-tapping at Palazzo Versace’s Q’s
If you’re up for a little soulful music this weekend, you may want to make your way to Q’s Bar and Lounge to catch Eli Teplin, the latest entertainer on the bill at the popular Palazzo Versace jazz bar. Touted by the legendary composer, musician and record producer Quincy Jones as an artist who “sings from the soul” and “writes from the heart”, taking in a set or two sounds like a great way to spend an evening this weekend. With influences including John Mayer and Billy Joel, Teplin will likely fill the intimate space. He’s on until January, for more go to www.palazzoversace.ae.