Your weekend hit list: Free fitness, free spa treatment, indoor food trucks and more
Your weekend guide to the best things to do, see, experience and enjoy in the UAE
Feel the burn for free
Abu Dhabi Country Club is hosting a free relaunch for its Les Mills group fitness classes on Friday and Saturday. The fitness studio will present the newest releases in the popular programmes throughout the morning. Classes vary from cycling to strength and HIIT cardio. Friday’s schedule features RPM 81 (9.30am), BodyPump 108 (10.35am), BodyAttack 103 (11.35am) and Les Mills Tone 4 (12.30pm). On Saturday, get ready for Les Mills Sprint (9am), BodyPump 104 (9.30am), BodyCombat 78 (10.35am), Sh’Bam 34 (11.15am), and BodyBalance 83 (12.15pm). The event is free
to attend. For more details, visit ADCCUAE on Instagram.
A feast for the senses
A veritable foodie haven in Mumbai, Yoko opened opposite BurJuman 20 years ago. It’s still a go-to for sizzler junkies, though – think an aromatic, sizzling hot plate with mushed up veggies, fries, meat, cheese and sauces. The menu is entirely customisable – you can choose the popular Chicken Satellite (Dh65) or Prawns Shashlik (Dh80), and get them with full veg or just fries and onions, sliced or grated cheese, and rice or spaghetti. These are at their most delicious scraped off the bottom of the hot plate. The oyster sauce is mild, the garlic tangy and the pepper spicy; a blend of the three, though, transforms the dish into a siesta-inducing delicacy. Call 04 396 8558 (Al Karama) or 04 250 5004 (Al Nahda).
Fresh hotel Caesars Bluewaters Dubai is encouraging visitors to “live like a Caesar” with a day of pampering at the newly-opened Qua Spa. The spa offers a range of services, including facials, fitness, massages, a relaxation lounge, rock sauna, aroma steam room and ice fountain. Until February 10, guests can experience a complimentary 30-minute Iyashi Dome trial session. The treatment uses cutting-edge technology to deeply cleanse the body, and it claims to reduce cellulite by stimulating the body with long-wave infrared rays that apparently burn up to 600 calories per 30-minute to 60-minute session. Book at 04 556 6666, www.caesars.com/dubai
Get a taste for street food
Urban RetrEAT is Yas Mall’s indoor market championing local food and drinks businesses alongside homemade wears, set to the backdrop of live music. The concept invites new vendors in every three months, and this week sees the launch of its latest rotation. Local favourites including Berri’s and Emirati food house Barzat Al Fareej will be on offer at Urban RetrEAT, alongside Mexican concept Burro Blanco and African Caribbean eatery West to West Kitchen. Each pop-up serves from its own adapted shipping container and communal benches replicate the feel of a traditional street food market. For more information, visit www.urbanretreat.me
Updated: January 17, 2019 06:54 PM