The Banyan Tree Al Wadi offers the Soul Food package starting from US$80 per person. Available every Saturday morning until December 31, it will take you on a gastronomic journey to discover the traditional cuisine of the area. More than just a standard cookery class, the experience includes a trip to Ras Al Khaimah’s fish or poultry market, under the guidance of one of the hotel’s chefs. Here you can stop to shop for local ingredients before you are taught how to incorporate delicate Middle Eastern flavours to create a delectable dish.68. Cupcakes of Gold Middle East’s obsession with gold is not the one die. Just when you thought that having experimented with the precious metal in almost every thinkable way, they are done, the Bloomsbury Bakery in Abu Dhabi created a cupcake to prove you wrong. Known for its delicious bakes, the bakery infuses its famous cupcakes with 24-carat gold flecks. Taste it to know if they meet the your standard of luxury.69. A taste of JapanTaste dishes from the globally-acclaimed, Japanese restaurant Nobu helmed by the eponymous chef as it debuts in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It comes in a beautifully-done space with Japanese gardens, wooden interiors, juice bar, spacious dining space and inimitable food.70. Zero GravityIf Dubai’s bustling atmosphere leaves you wanting a more exclusive experience, then head to Zero Gravity. At this newly-opened exclusive bar you can savour stunning views of the beach as you sit in the gorgeous ambience savouring an exceptional fare.