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7 things to try on a girls' trip to Dubai

Mon, August 24, 2020

It's always a good time to explore the best of Dubai with your squad.

It's always a good time to explore the best of Dubai with your squad.

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Sail in style on a yacht

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Book a luxurious yacht and take to the high seas with your crew for a memorable night out. Sundowners from the water are a quintessential Dubai experience, giving you a whole new perspective of the iconic skyline from the water. The city has several yacht companies, including Xclusive Yachts in Dubai Marina, that offer a range of remarkable boats to choose from and can help you plan a night perfectly suited to you. Groove to upbeat melodies, watch the sunset over the horizon, reel in a big catch or dive into the cool waves of the Arabian Gulf for a girl's night for the books.

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Indulge in an opulent hammam

Pamper your best friends with a day out at the Talise Ottoman Spa in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. One of the largest spas in the region, here you can indulge in the centuries-old Turkish hammam ritual in five-star surroundings, complete with colourful murals and decorated ceilings. The spa also boasts its own indoor saltwater pool and plush relaxation rooms, so you'll leave feeling instantly renewed – and ready for the festivities to carry on. For more pampering, the Samāna Spa at Meliá Desert Palm is a go-to for visitors and local beauty experts alike, especially for its popular Girls' Day Out package. For just AED500 per person, you can enjoy afternoon tea by the pool, a 60-minute signature massage and customised 30-minute facial.

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Enjoy an Arabian afternoon tea

Class up your itinerary with a fabulous afternoon tea at Al Bayt, located at the Palace Downtown. While you can go for the classic finger sandwiches and freshly-baked scones, we highly recommend the Arabian Afternoon Tea Experience for something a little more local. This delicious spread comes with camel milk pistachio crème brulée, saffron and cardamom scones, paired with unlimited pours of Al Bayt’s exquisite tea blends and infusions. High tea is served at this destination daily between 2-6pm, ideal for a fashionable mid-afternoon break.

4

Soak in fun beach vibes

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Any of Dubai's pristine beaches make for a fabulous spot to lay back and soak in the sun, but if you're in the mood for something a little more upbeat, White Beach certainly delivers. Located at the iconic Atlantis The Palm, this new and popular destination combines the best of a serene setting with vivacious vibes well into the night courtesy of live DJs. Sip on refreshing drinks lounging on a sunbed or dancing on the sand to enviable views of the sunset. If you want to move indoors, the city offers a plethora of stylish lounges including Beirut-born nightlife destination WHITE Dubai, which sometimes welcomes international artists to its brilliantly lit stage.

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Shop it all in style

Get ready for a night out on the town decked out with the latest trends. Dubai has you spoilt for choice when it comes to boutiques, but if you want to dazzle from head-to-toe, try the personal shopping experience at Galeries Lafayette. Among the city's most exclusive, this department store at The Dubai Mall is home to some of the world's leading brands, such as Valentino, Missoni, Maje, Sandro, Poca&Poca and more. The store also offers an in-demand tailoring service, so you can get all your nips and tucks done in one place. Once your outfit is sorted, head to the cosmetic counters for beauty tutorials and a quick lesson in fine fragrances.

 

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Enjoy a dinner date with the girls

If there is one thing Dubai does exceptionally well, it's ladies’ nights. Stake out one of the best hotspots in the city and book yourself a table at STK, Rixos Premium’s urban steakhouse. Every Tuesday, this lively destination offers The Just Fine Cuts promotion, which comprises a tantalising set menu filled with house specialties including creamy burrata, roasted salmon, the classic petit filet and cheesecake. Women can also choose between special deals including two courses priced at AED199, or three courses for AED239. Once the clock strikes 10pm, it's time to hit the dance floor.

7

Have a smashing time

Plan the ultimate bash – quite literally – with your friends at The Smash Room. Located in Al Quoz and The Last Exit heading towards Abu Dhabi, this unusual bonding activity invites you to unleash your wild side over a session of smashing, thrashing and splintering. Armed with a mallet and cloaked in protective gear, you can spend up to an hour crushing all manner of things – from plates and vases to electronics and appliances – to a crowd-pleasing soundtrack. It's the cardio work out you didn't know you needed.

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