The Weekend Edit: Luxury Lattes and Laid-Back Pool Days

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Marco's NY Italian a restaurant

Marco’s New York Italian at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

EAT: Marco’s New York Italian
A new addition to the capital’s culinary scene, Marco Pierre White’s latest eatery opens in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Located in the five-star Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, the casual-chic restaurant combines classic New York dishes with a touch a of Italian finesse. Lunch, brunch or dinner – share soughdough pizza, honeyed ribs and creamy cheese cake, whatever the occasion. For reservations call; +971 2 654 3238

Christain Louboutin shop

Christain Louboutin Boutique at The Dubai Mall

SHOP: Christian Louboutin Boutique
The Christian Louboutin flagship store situated within The Dubai Mall, has been given a fresh facelift in the house’s iconic shade of red. Inspired by a Parisian boudoir, the re-opened boutique is adorned in plush velvet textures and feminine fabrics rich in French charm. To celebrate the re-launch, the boutique will showcase a special AW19 capsule of crimson shoes, bags and accessories. Located in The Dubai Mall at Fashion Avenue; +971 43 253 935

La Ville Hotel & Suites spa

Rooftop pool at La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk

SPA: La Ville Hotel & Suites
A haven in the heart of the city, La Ville is the perfect place to unwind for the weekend. The sophisticated boutique hotel has a rooftop infinity pool complete with luxury treatment rooms and a jaw-dropping view of Dubai’s sparkling skyline. Whether you opt for a soothing facial or a relaxing massage, the calming creams and products from Anne Semonin and Neom are sure to put you in a state of Zen. When you buy one treatment, the second is complimentary, valid until October 31;

Nespresso coffee machine

Creatista Plus coffee machine from Nespresso, Dhs2,415

SIP: Nespresso Coffee
Caffeine aficionados will already be aware that International Coffee Day take place on 1st October. Just in time for the occasion, cult-favourite coffee brand, Nespresso, has launched their revolutionised Vertuo machine across the region. Whether you invest in the new system – which creates large or small coffee variations – or you opt for a classic design, now is the perfect time to invest in barista-style coffee created effortlessly at home.

Private Villa Layali

Villa Layali at Melia Desert Palm Dubai

STAY: Villa Layali
For one more weekend, plan the event of your dreams in Villa Layali at Melia Desert Palm Dubai. Offering special rates on the resort’s presidential villa until September 30, invite guests to party in the private pool complete with Bose sound system to blast your favourite tunes, and a double bedroom in which to crash when the fun finally wears you out. Dhs6,000 on day-use basis;