Sarah Jones, founder of Dubai-based e-tailer Sprii, shares her UAE insider knowledge.
MY FAVOURITE WORKOUT
I much prefer fun pursuits like paddle tennis and wakeboarding than fitness classes to be honest. These kinds of activities also clear my mind. Wakeboarding at Fahrenheit Dubai Marine Beach Hotel is my absolute favourite – I love an early morning start out on the water before mummy duties kick in.
MY FAVOURITE DATE NIGHT SPOT
Eloquent Elephant in Downtown is like a home from home. It’s a cute little British pub that feels like a touch of London in Dubai. There are always so many new hotspots opening in Dubai every day, especially in Downtown, and it’s fantastic to have diversity when choosing a night out. But it’s also nice to have a little bit of home to enjoy.
MY FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A FAMILY DAY OUT
I’m loving newly launched La Mer. There’s so much to do and see – cute little coffee shops, family-friendly restaurants, and all by the sea. It’s a fantastic weekend refuge and you feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The beach activations also have a childlike nature to them, so you can be a kid with your kids. It’s a lot of fun for all.
MY GO-TO HAIRDRESSER
I wish I had time for a weekly blow-dry but, sadly, those days are gone due to building a business and being a new mum. I’m more of a get up, baby on the bed, blow dry my hair and rock out the door in my Converse girl these days, but I do love Chill Salon for a trim and essential maintenance.
MY FAVOURITE SPOT FOR EVENING WEAR
Evenings are mostly enjoyed with my little one and husband at home with a spaghetti bolognaise after a long day in the office, but if I know I have an evening event for work, I’ll always utilise the personal shopping service at Harvey Nichols Dubai. It has a fantastic range of evening wear.
MY FAVOURITE PLACE TO UNWIND
I love heading to the cinema on a Saturday night. It’s a great way to disconnect and recharge ahead of the new working week. Only recently I went to see I, Tonya – if you haven’t seen it yet,
it’s a must.
MY DUBAI HIDDEN GEM
I work at 100 miles per hour throughout the week, so at weekends I love nothing more than a leisurely brunch at Bystro. It has the best poached eggs and avocado in town.