If you’re anything like some of us here at ENTERTAINER HQ, when the weekend rolls around again, we’re stuck between celebrating the successful completion of another work week brunch-style, and kicking our Fridays off with a killer workout! Which one do you prefer? Whether you like to party, or get pumped, why don’t you try out some of best brunches and workouts, in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi?
Two words: meat feast. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, we love your Friday Brunch!
Location: The Address Dubai Marina
Estimated savings: AED 315
One for the meat lovers! Say hello to succulent steaks and melt in the mouth sides expertly prepared and cooked for you at America’s No.1 steakhouse… Having food served instead of constantly jumping up & down for the next course means your table will have the chance able to bond over great conversation, and food.
Bounce off the calories at Kangoo Emirates Club
Location: Dubai Marina
Estimated savings: AED 150
Or bounce into the weekend with Kangoo Emirates Club! This innnovative fitness programme, also known as rebound exercising, involves a set of energetic movements, wait for it, performed in special Kangoo Boots! And guess what? You can burn up to 1000 calories an hour (we’re impressed). Reducing up to 80% impact on your joints, doctors and physical therapists have ensured it’s safe. Who knows, you could always do a session in the morning, and reward yourself with an afternoon brunch! At 50% off three classes with your App, you can keep going back for more.
Get lively with a Latino band at Zoco
Location: The Atrium, Al Habtoor City
Estimated savings: AED 320
Kick off the weekend in style with Zoco’s unforgettable brunch. With a variety of Latin American and Asian delicacies, a South African meat grill station, and delicious desserts, Zoco creates an incredible culinary journey. Plus, you can get up and shake your tail feather along with the lively Latino band!
Swap brunching for biking at GFX Studio
Location: Mirdif and Business Bay
Estimated savings: AED 43/AED 499
Energetic music. Motivating environment (hmm, sounds a bit like brunch…) Internationally certified trainers (oh wait). Classes ranging from Zumba and Yoga, to Pilates and Tabata (definitely not). GFX has it all. And we have 50% off a Single Class, or One Month Unlimited Classes. What do we love? Their class, The Trip – a high intensity indoor cycling workout designed by Les Mills. Located in both Business Bay and Mirdif, it’s time to experience GFX’s immersive fitness for yourself. Instead of simply following instructions, you have a movie theatre screen in front of you, where you can actually see that hill you’ve been trying so hard to climb. At times you’ll feel that you’re actually inside this virtual world.
Dine like a celeb at BOA
Location: Eastern Mangroves Promenade
Estimated savings: AED 300
Rub shoulders with the stars at LA celebrity hotspot, BOA. This steakhouse received an award for its view on the Mangroves, so you can imagine just how beautiful its surroundings are. With an infinite selection of the freshest seafood, sushi, foie gras, fine grilled cuts and more – many of which prepared live in front of you – you’ll be very chuffed with yourself that you chose this option over a fitness sesh. You may just have to head to the gym after…
Perfect your power couple status at Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club
Location: Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana
Estimated savings: AED 1000
Train together, stay together remember. Instead of going crazy at brunch, get wild in the gym with your other half, and 50% off a One Month Couples Membership. Just make sure that you post your Insta video after, to prove you’ve been there (not on IG, it didn’t happen).
Yum(my) Cha Brunch at Dai Pai Dong – yes please!
Location: Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Estimated savings: AED 178
Inspired by the street food movement, Chef He Jia and his team offer authentic Chinese cuisine with a modern twist on classic dishes. With a cosy atmosphere and impeccable service, tuck in to the home-made noodles and delicious dim sum. Organise other plans to keep busy on Friday, because Saturday is when it goes down here!
Jiu fancy getting fit? Mprove Fitness Center is here to help!
Location: Al Maqtaa
Estimated savings: AED 300; AED 175; AED 175
Get your fit on with Abu Dhabi’s first warehouse fitness space (15,000 sq ft), offering CrossFit, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai boxing, yoga, Pilates, gymnastics, calisthenics, personal training and all the amenities of a regular gym. With 50% Off a One Week Membership, 50-Min Personal Training Session, and One Week of Body Building, there are no excuses! Beats going to the gym anyway, right?
Either way, you may work up a bit of a sweat. Enjoy!