Things to Try: November

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Things to Try November

What: Delicious Menu Updates

Where: Comptoir 102, Jumeirah 1, Dubai

When: November onwards

Known for their changing daily menu centring around fresh, organic ingredients, Comptoir 102 is a cult classic in the Dubai health food scene. The award winning healthy eatery has recently been busy in the kitchen developing a brand-new range of homemade delicious, nutritious and original wholesome dishes. The new signature creation is the Avo’Club made up of sliced avocado, miso, cashew cream over homemade toasted bread and topped with 2 organic poached eggs. Other new creations include vegan specialties, such as the cream cheese crostini and the vegan bowl, made up of quinoa, red cabbage, brussel sprouts, carrot, red radish slices and spring onions. 

Things to Try November

What: Celebrity Hairstyle

Where: Rossano Ferretti, Jumeirah, Dubai

When: November 29 and 30

Acclaimed stylist to the stars Rossano Ferretti visits the UAE once more for the launch of his latest flagship salon in Abu Dhabi and will personally be taking a series of limited appointments at his Dubai location. Ferretti’s client list includes such celebrities as Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Middleton and Salma Hayek and is famed for his Method Cut in particular, which considers the natural fall of the hair, enhancing the individual beauty of every client and customising each haircut according to the hair type.

Things to Try November

What: Reimagined menu at CHI   

When: November 1st onwards   

Where: The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai   

French high-end beauty brand Biologique Recherche, along with American organics specialist Zents, have both brought their world-renowned expertise to the Chi spa. The revamped menu now includes customised facials such as Brightening and Plumping and Anti-Aging Lifting along with everything we’ve come to know and love from Shangri-La’s resident sanctuary. The new range of healing and soothing products offer a plethora of must-tries, but we highly recommend the brightening treatment, which is both relaxing and game-changing. 

Things to Try November

What: Plant-forward Food

Where: Sesame Restaurant, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3, Dubai

When: November onwards

Chef Gohei Kishi, who is best known for his unconventional cooking methods and creativity in the kitchen brings his skills from his global experience working in Michelin Star restaurants and as Head of Asian Concept for Gordan Ramsay Group to Jumeirah's new Sesame kitchen. The homegrown concept promises fresh fare made from scratch and the menu doesn't follow a specific cuisine, but uses familiar ingredients in fresh, new ways. “The all-day nourishing menu is all about bright flavours, homemade spices and sauces with many different textures. It combines our love of buying local whenever possible, liberal use of vegetables and super foods and continuing to create better for you food," says Neha Jamani, founding partner who studied to become a Holistic Chef at the Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in Berkeley.


Things to Try November

What: London Social Brunch

Where: Ritz-Carlton, JBR

When: From 27th October onwards, every Friday 1pm to 4pm

Dubai's newest (and, arguably, most atmospheric) brunch London Social invites the diverse gastronomic excellence of England's capital, London, to the UAE's most bustling city. A delight for all the senses, British classics are served alongside Arabic delights and Indian sweets in the ultimate celebration of multiculturalism. Dig into a piping-hot plate of fish and chips, or indulge on fresh lobster and mussels in what will undoubtedly become a Dubai favourite. MOJEH's tip? Save room for pick 'n' mix sweets and the bread and butter pudding!


Things to Try November

What: Unplugged Nights

Where: Bagatelle, Fairmont Dubai

When: Every Saturday 8pm until late

Dubai's favourite French Bistrot takes on a new intimate direction, transforming every Saturday into a quaint space where international talents showcase their musical talent playing out live, raw and powerful pieces. The night is complimented by the venue's famed ala carte menu featuring their go-to dishes like Tartare de Boeuf, Gnocchi à la Parisienne, Loup de Mer as well as new delicacies like Pates Rigatoni de Foie Gras.

Things to Try November

What: The Amber Experience

When: Throughout November

Where: The Spa, Address Dubai Mall

Amber, is known amongst the wellness world for its healing and purifying properties, transformed into this luxurious treatment at The Spa, the ritual commences with a powerful dead sea salt and amber powder exfoliation, followed by a deep massage that detoxifies and drains toxins using pure amber spheres, before a balancing face massage to unite and relax body and mind.

Things to Try November

What: Al Maha 10km Fun Run

Where: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

When: Saturday, November 25th, from 2:30pm

Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa launch the 5th edition of their 10km Fun Run which invoices a unique journey across the desert. Participants can either run, walk or jog across a stunning backdrop of Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape within the conservation reserve. Al Maha plays a significant role in achieving and maintaining the conservation objectives. Entrance fees are AED 100 per participant which covers the race along an enchanting track, ending at the desert event site where they will enjoy a post-race fruit feast and fresh beverages during the prize giving ceremony. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Al Jalila foundation.