Your weekend mantra includes tasty delights balanced out with some hip-hop yoga
Hit List: Mooncakes, a high-octane ladies' night and more
Mooncakes are a must
It’s Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival time again and that means its time to eat lots of traditional pastry mooncakes. The handmade sweet treats are given to loved ones and symbolise family reunions and long life. They come in flavours such as green tea paste, lotus paste, red bean paste, mixed nuts and more. Indulge in this cultural delicacy while they last. Palace Downtown offers them at Ewaan and Al Bayt until September 25 from Dh55. For more call 04 888 3444 or go to www.palacehotels.com.
Club Vista Mare hosts great moves with Core Beats
Get into the groove this Saturday at Core Beats, the free beach yoga and fitness concert hosted by Club Vista Mare. Enjoy Yoga Beats, a hip-hop-inspired flow yoga session at 6pm, followed by Fitness Beats, a body-weight, high-intensity workout, at 7.30pm. DJ Robbie will be spinning the tunes, and top yogis and fitness instructors from various Dubai studios will be calling the shots. The beachfront venue offers beautiful views of Palm Jumeirah. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel and a bottle of water. You’ll get special dining offers at selected Club Vista Mare restaurants after the session, too. For more go to www.facebook.com/clubvmare.
Sweet 16 brands pop up at City Centre Deira
Head to City Centre Deira and check out “Indoors” – a stylish, retro pop-up showcasing 16 homegrown brands, including Roux, Lebanese bakery saj2go, mobile diner Frings, and zaafran chai at Filli Café. The choices change every two weeks. Plus, there are street performers, a movie area with a different film screened every day, and popcorn, crepes and nachos served by Vox Cinemas. Indoors is open from 10am to 10pm on weekdays and 10am to midnight on weekends. Go to www.citycentredeira.com.
Jump to it – ladies’ nights are go at Bounce Abu Dhabi
Ladies’ nights in the capital are about to get even more lively as Bounce Abu Dhabi hosts its first women-only session within the entertainment park. Every Wednesday, mums, daughters, sisters and girlfriends can enjoy a high-octane night of trampolining, shooting hoops, flipping into an airbag, playing dodgeball or freestyling in the new X-Park Ninja Warrior course. The whole venue is covered by more than 200 metres of blackout curtains to ensure privacy, and no boys or men are allowed. The ladies’ night is from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, from Dh105 per hour includes X-Park, Bounce Abu Dhabi, Marina Mall. Go to www.bounce.ae.