The brunch bunch!
It’s Friday, the first day of the weekend and you know what that means...its brunch time! Here’s our pick of some of Dubai’s best...
Under Dhs 200
The BBQ has a deliciously gut-busting buffet style menu every Friday that features dishes from Claw’s signature menu, including a seafood and carving station and an elaborate dessert buffet featuring a cotton candy machine and a live waffle making stand. Priced at Dhs 195 with soft drinks and Dhs 295 with house beverages. Call 04-4322300.
Le Méridien Dubai
The Big Fat Dubliner’s Brunch available every Friday at The Dubliner’s, an extensive international buffet with live cooking stations and two selected drinks priced at Dhs 120 per person. If food is not on your agenda, enjoy the ‘buy 2 get 1 free’ drinks special offer available from noon to 6pm. Call 04-7022455.
Vida Downtown Dubai
Drop in to 3in1 on Saturday to enjoy a long and lazy brunch experience presenting a list of classic favourites. Available from 11am to 3pm and priced at Dhs 139 with hot beverages, juice bar and one glass of brunch concoction, or Dhs 239 for the same deal with seating at a poolside cabana and access to the pool. Call 04-4286888.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Casa de Tapas and Cielo Sky Lounge have joined forces to bring you the best in food and entertainment every Friday. The 2-in-1 brunch offers international food and drink concepts across both venues including a punch bar full of original cocktails and live barbeque stations around the venue. Available from 12.30pm to 4pm with the after brunch party going on until 3am. Priced at Dhs 199 with soft drinks; Dhs 249 with house beverages; and a house beverage with sparkling option for Dhs 299. Call 04-4161800.
Bringing a refreshing twist to the weekend brunch concept, Hoi An features an unlimited selection of Vietnamese-style tapas freshly cooked-to-order, accompanied with live Vietnamese music. Feast on a selection of 50 mouthwatering versions of their best-selling dishes and an interactive sharing hot pot in the middle of your table every Friday and Saturday for Dhs 175 food only, Dhs 195 with soft beverages, and Dhs 295 including house beverages. Call 04-4052703.
Mint Leaf of London
The DIFC’s haunt has revamped its Feel-Good Brunch, introducing a wider range of world-class Indian cuisine alongside vibrant live music and entertainment. Available on Friday and Saturday, select from a six-course vegetarian or non-vegetarian brunch menu with drinks and dishes served directly to your table. Priced at Dhs 195 with soft drinks, Dhs 320 with house beverages, and Dhs 370 with sparkling. Call 04-7060900.
Manzil Downtown Dubai
Just in time for the action-packed sports season ahead, Nezesaussi Grill launches their Sin Bin Brunch. Combining a laid-back ambiance with a delectable food menu, the new brunch experience ticks all the right boxes for the perfect Friday afternoon. Priced at Dhs 199 with house beverages, Dhs 249 with house beverages and sparkling grape, and Dhs 75 for those between 12 and 18 years old. Call 04-4238899.
The Address Dubai Mall
Check out the new interactive dining and lifestyle concept for laidback afternoons by the pool. The Plunch poolside brunch takes place every Saturday from noon at Cabana and offers poolside themed culinary stations and spa boutiques. The price of Dhs 200 per person includes a spa treatment, pool access, food, dessert and drink. Kids pay Dhs 100 for food, dessert, drink and fun activities. Call 04-4388888.
Dhs 200 to Dhs 300
The Palace Downtown Dubai
The HypnoThai Brunch at Thiptara offers the best of Thai cuisine every Friday. Enjoy dining al fresco on Thiptara’s terrace overlooking the Burj Khalifa or inside, all while listening to the sounds of the resident DJ throughout the afternoon. Prices are Dhs 270 inclusive of sodas, iced teas, juices, water coffee, and tea; or Dhs 380 with soft drinks, cocktails, hops, and selected grape. Call 04-4287888.
Giving the brunch-lovers of Dubai a massive five hours of feasting, Loca’s Friday brunch is a weekend institution. Priced at Dhs 270, you can gorge on authentic Mexican breakfast dishes, Loca’s slow-roasted ribs, kingfish fajitas and their famous desserts, alongside house pour spirits, hops and margaritas. With live music from 2pm and DJ from 8.30pm, you might want to take it into the evening. Loca is located at Dubai Marine Club. Call 04-3461111.
DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai
Enjoy a laid-back Saturday brunch with an Arabic twist at Al-Maeda. Take friends and family along for a feast with delicious Arabic dishes. Available every Saturday from 12.30pm until 4pm with complimentary pool and beach access included. Priced at Dhs 299 including soft drinks or Dhs 379 including house beverages. Call 055-1668092.
Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club
Head for the Friday Polo Brunch at Palermo, for lush green fields, fresh air, delicious food and all the thrills of the sport of kings. Prices are Dhs 235 with soft beverages, Dhs 335 including house beverages, and Dhs 100 for children aged six to 11 years. Call 04-3618111.
Fairmont The Palm
Flow Kitchen presents innovative culinary classics from around the globe for day to night dining in a relaxed beach-facing location with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. The Flow Ultimate Family Brunch every Friday is Dhs 255 with soft drinks, Dhs 355 with house beverages, and Dhs 100 for kids between six and 12 years (inclusive of soft beverages and kids’ activities). Call 04-4573457.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
If Fridays always seem too hectic then head to Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar on Saturday’s, where you can indulge in a slow relaxed lunch in true Aussie style. Select your favorite outback appetisers from the special ‘grazing stations’, then enjoy one of the distinctive main courses from the a la carte menu. Available every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm, priced at Dhs 250 per person including soft beverages and Dhs 360 per person including Aussie house beverages. Call 04-5678304.
The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City
Enjoy a laid-back Friday afternoon at the entertaining City Brunch. The six live cooking stations, areas to mingle, activities for adults and kids, with a supervised play station for children, along with DJ entertainment make City Brunch the place to be. Available every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm, priced at Dhs 249 with soft drinks, Dhs 350 with house beverages and Dhs 495 with free-flowing sparkling, select grape and hops. Call 04-4355577.
Armani Hotel Dubai
Bringing the world to your weekend with a choice of two exclusive brunch experiences. The Armani Brunch invites you to cross continents for a fresh take on Japanese culinary artistry at Armani/Hashi on the al fresco terrace overlooking The Dubai Fountain, or the chic European vibe of Armani/Deli. Available every Friday (with the exception of Armani/Hashi on 14th April only) for Dhs 290 with soft drinks, Dhs 390 with select beverages, and Dhs 490 including sparkling grape. Call 04-8883888.
The H Hotel
Step back in time to the glamorous 1920’s and join Delphine’s for an unforgettable afternoon soiree at The Hollywood Brunch. Enjoy Gatsby style entertainment, a live singer and an unlimited selection of beverages, a hot and cold buffet, delicious a la carte classics and a decadent dessert station at every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm. Priced at Dhs 325 for bottomless soft beverages, Dhs 425 for unlimited sparkling grape, Dhs 145 for children below the age of 12 and free for children under 5 years. Call 04-5018623.
Dhs 300 to Dhs 450
Rixos The Palm
Allow your senses to be taken on a Mediterranean culinary journey with the laid back La Familia Saturday brunch at El Chiringuito Dubai restaurant. Packages range from Dhs 395 to Dhs 695. Call 04-4575555.
The city’s cult favourite Jamaican restaurant offers a new all-you-can-eat Friday brunch with the coolest tunes, priced at Dhs 395 with free flowing selected beverages. Call 04-5575601.
The Address Dubai Marina
The Superhero Saturday Brunch at Mazina is a unique opportunity for the young and the young at heart to dress up as their favourite superhero and tuck into a tasty brunch. Prices are Dhs 315 with soft drinks, Dhs 440 with house beverages, and Dhs 595 with house beverages and sparkling. Kids from six to 11 years enjoy 50% discount. Call 04-4367777.
Ritz Carlton DIFC
Café Belge’s brunch adds a touch of vintage glamour to your weekend. Classic Belgian cuisine is enriched with vibrant live cooking stations served sharing style and upbeat entertainment with some 1920s flair, all to be enjoyed indoors or at the air-conditioned terrace. Available every Friday from 12pm to 4pm, priced at Dhs 325 including soft drinks, Dhs 450 with beverage pairing and Dhs 575 with sparkling. Call 04-3722323.
Grosvenor House Dubai
Enjoy the warmth of Latin American hospitality and lively family-style dining. The Hola Hola Toro Toro brunch offers a selection of Pan-Latin favourites as well as Toro Toro’s signature mouth-watering churrasco grill with its premium cuts of chicken, lamb and beef, served by highly skilled passadors. There’s a range of small sharing plates which include lashings of guacamole, fresh and flavoursome ceviche dishes, in addition to Toro Toro’s famous yuca fries and delicious salads. Available every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm, priced at Dhs 300 including soft drinks and Dhs 380 including selected beverages. Call 04-3998888.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Indulge yourself with the Friday Brunch at Brasserie 2.0 and take in the sparkling views of the Arabian Sea and stunning garden terrace area. With over 10 live cooking stations packed to the rafters with dishes that will blow your mind, a live band, a refreshing juice and smoothie bar – this is brunching Dubai style! Available every Friday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, priced at Dhs 400 with soft drinks, Dhs 525 including selected beverages and sparkling, Dhs 200 for kids between 6 and 12 years and free for kids under 6 years. Call 04-3995333.
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate
The Friday Family Brunch in Al Bahou is a fully inclusive dining extravaganza. Enjoy a wide choice of exquisite dishes with the restaurants showcasing their unique skills. A range of entertainment including face painters, a movie theatre, a bouncy castle and interactive activities for little ones make this a true family affair. Available every Friday from 12.30pm until 4pm, priced at Dhs 325 with soft beverages, Dhs 425 with unlimited selected house beverages, Dhs 160 for children between 7 and 12 years, Dhs 45 for children between 3 and 6 years and children under 3 eat for free. Call 04-4440000.
The new look gourmet weekend brunch is perfect for foodie aficionados and families alike. The eight different interactive cooking stations include delicate dim sum, authentic sushi and a lavish dessert and waffle station, complimented with a pop-up bar serving hand crafted beverages, such as Novikov’s unique organic dextoxers. Parents can unwind and enjoy the delicious offerings as Noivkov’s private dining room is transformed into a ‘Kid’s Only Area’. Available every Friday from 1pm to 4pm. The children’s bento box is priced at Dhs 195, brunch with soft drinks and Novikov Detoxers is priced at Dhs 310 per head and brunch with house beverages is priced at Dhs 410. For reservations call 04-3888744.
Spread on the ground floor of Jumeirah Al Qasr, this award-winning Friday brunch serves up delicacies from The Hide, Al Hambra and Arboretum. From freshly barbecued Wagyu burgers to delicious desserts, you can savour a delectable array of options from the live cooking stations while enjoying live entertainment. Available every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm, priced at Dhs 495 per person including soft drinks or Dhs 595 per person including sparkling, grape and house beverages. And Dhs 250 per child aged from 4 to 11 years. Children below four years old dine for free. Call 04-4323232.
DIFC’s Gaucho Dubai offers Friday brunch on the terrace with a splash of Latin flair with package prices ranging between Dhs 320 and Dhs 595, depending on the beverage package. Call 04-4227898.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
The Beachcombers Family Brunch can be enjoyed on Fridays and Saturdays. With its family friendly atmosphere, specialised children’s buffet, play areas and entertainment this one is perfect for the little ones. Available from 1pm to 4pm, priced at Dhs 375 including soft drinks and juices, Dhs 475 including selected sparkling grape and grape beverages and Dhs 125 per child aged 4 to 12 years. On Saturdays children aged four years and below dine for free (beverages are chargeable). Call 04-4323232.
Ballarò offers Friday Brunch with roasted meats and delicacies from Italian, Indian, Thai, Mexican, and Chinese cuisines alongside a dedicated kids’ corner with lots of fun activities. This is priced at Dhs 425 for the house beverage package and Dhs 325 for the soft package, and includes free pool access. Call 04-4447444.
Over Dhs 450
Park Hyatt Dubai
Traiteur’s Friday Brunch features a large selection of appetisers and live cooking stations, including shucked Fine de Claire oysters, assorted pork charcuterie and spit-roast, lamb and beef from the rotisserie. Lobster, shrimp and salmon from the grill station, as well as a selection of vegetables and potatoes served in copper pots, from French beans to roasted pumpkin. Available every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm, priced at Dhs 495 including soft drinks, Dhs 695 including sparkling, grape and hops and Dhs 242 for children aged between six and twelve years old. Call 04-6021814.
JW Marriott Marquis
When the world is not enough, unleash your inner Bond and experience the high life at the 068 brunch Prime68. With a license to grill, this brunch will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Live another day while sipping on signature beverages and taking in Dubai’s daring views from the world’s tallest hotel. Available every Friday from 1pm to 4pm, priced at Dhs 495 per person including house beverages and Dhs 595 per person including sparkling grape. Call 04-4140000.
The St Regis Dubai
Marie Antoinette lives at Brasserie Quartier, Versailles is reborn in Dubai. The Versailles Palace set the scene for Queen Marie Antoinette’s legendary parties. Brasserie Quartier’s opulent space, inventively modern French cuisine, and bold entertainment creates quite the spectacle for the Decadence Brunch. Available every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, priced at Dhs 450 with soft beverages, Dhs 550 with house beverages and 650 with premium sparkling beverages. Call 04-4355577.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Bubbalicious is the exciting Friday brunch which offers more than 10 live cooking stations in three of Dubai’s hottest restaurants. You can move freely through each of The Westin’s fabulous eateries of Blue Orange, Hunters and Spice Emporium, seeing delicious meals prepared by the chefs and enjoy the amazing entertainment. Priced at Dhs 450 with soft drinks, Dhs 550 with free-flowing sparkling, Dhs 225 for kids aged 6 to 12 years and free for kids under 6 years. Call 04-5117373.
Atlantis The Palm. With over 220 different dishes to choose from at any given time, the Saffron Brunch is one of the tastiest offers. Fill your plate and your glass with fantastic food and drink, with entertainment served to you by the resident DJ. Available every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm, priced at Dhs 535 per person including selected soft drinks and house beverages. Call 04-4262000.
Burj Al Arab
Al Muntaha, which means ‘The Ultimate’ or ‘The Top’ in Arabic, offers amazing views of the Jumeirah beach, The Palm, and World Islands together with culinary masterpieces. Spend your Friday 200 metres above sea level and an array of delicacies inspired by the most impressive of flavours found across the globe. Available every Friday from 10am to 3.30pm, prices start from Dhs 675 per person including soft drinks and a glass of sparkling. Call 04-3017600.
Other Dining Offers
Its Maifest time!
Maifest is the traditional German celebration that marks the arrival of spring and it is back at Grand Hyatt Dubai for a fifth year running. Enjoy German favourites such as Kalbsbratwurst, Spargel, Erdbeerschnitte or Veal Schnitzel and the finest German hops in the air-conditioned Maifest tent. You’ll be served by traditionally dressed waiters and waitresses just as you would in Germany. Dance and sing along to the tunes of the “Die Kirchdorfer” band, flown in all the way from Munich to help celebrate! No tickets required, simply book a table and order from the à la carte menu or enjoy one of the special Saturday Brunches priced at Dhs 195 per person (food only) and Dhs 295 per person (including house beverages). Call 04-3172222 or visit dubai.grand.hyatt.com.
Ladies go Loca!
If you want to add some zest to your ladies’ night, Loca is serving up unlimited margaritas every Wednesday from 7pm. Get stuck in to 13 flavours frozen or on ice – from mango, passion raspberry or kiwi to mojito and classic. Served alongside a soundtrack of 90s not-so-guilty pleasures and Loca’s menu of authentic Mexican classics. Loca is located at Dubai Marine Beach Hotel & Spa 04-3461111, Souk Al Bahar Downtown Dubai 04-4494455 and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island Abu Dhabi 02-5823639.
Head down to Sho Cho every Friday where the popular Japanese restaurant hosts one of the UAE’s most happening brunches. Whether you’re an Abu Dhabi local enjoying breathtaking views of the Grand Mosque, or a Dubai devotee looking out over the Arabian Gulf, you’ll enjoy unlimited starters and a choice of four mains for Dhs 195 including soft drinks and mocktails; or Dhs 325 including house beverages. Sho Cho Dubai is located at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa (04-3461111) and Qarayat al Beri in Abu Dhabi (02-5581117).
Ooh la la!
Bistro Des Arts, the traditional French Bistro situated on the Dubai Marina waterfront, offers a truly French experience. Un Brunch à la Marina takes place every Friday and Saturday between 8am and 2pm offering a choice of French breakfast favourites and costs between Dhs 99 and Dhs 199. Call 04-5511576.
Weekend brunch and plunge on the Island
Happiness Island’s new BBQ brunch is available on Fridays and Saturdays, featuring a range of fresh cuts of meat, chicken, seafood and fish grilled to perfection accompanied by gorgeous salads and sides. Priced at Dhs 200 per person including the two-way boat ride, a day pass with access to pool and beach, the brunch and soft drinks. An additional Dhs 50 entitles one to two glasses of house beverages. For reservations call 02-3076333.
Casual and fun
Chez Sushi offers the Big Friday Brunch, an event for the whole family with a lavish spread of authentic Japanese mains, salads, tempura and desserts. This is priced at Dhs 125 per adult and Dhs 75 per child (up to the age of 12) including soft drinks. Available at all Chez Sushi outlets including Al Wasl Road, Dubai Marina and Arabian Ranches (face painting and balloon animals activities only at Arabian Ranches). Visit www.chezsushi.com.
The Bench Brunch at The Daily, Rove Downtown Dubai turns breakfast into the most exciting meal of the day. Tuck in to an unlimited buffet complete with hot and cold plates, just-baked pastries, a selection of cheeses, assorted cereals, fresh fruit and juices, as well as choice of main dishes from the kitchen. Available every Friday from 11am to 3.30pm and priced from Dhs 99. Call 04-5619000.
Century Village invites you to the French Family Brunch every Friday from 11am to 3pm where you can savour French favourites like savoury or sweet crepes, French waffles and homemade berry sauce, fresh baguette and viennoiseries, quiches and more. Kid friendly activities take place during brunch with supervised kids’ care, balloon bending, face painting, and Mini St Tropez Master Chef Baking sessions for the little ones. This is priced at Dhs 119 for adults and Dhs 69 for kids. Call 04-2824122.
The Levant Friday Brunch at Boulevard Kitchen, Manzil Downtown Dubai features a true taste of the Levant as you dine on an extensive buffet, priced at Dhs 195 with soft beverages and Dhs 295 with house beverages (both include a hubbly bubbly). Children from six to 11 years pay Dhs 95 and those under five dine free. Call 04-4285888.
Little chefs, big ideas
The Chef’s Palette by Gaggenau, the cooking studio at Fairmont The Palm, is the perfect destination to introduce children to the art of cooking. Kids between 10 and 14 years can join the exciting after-school programme every Sunday between 4pm and 6pm from 23rd April to 25th June, priced at Dhs 1,500 per child for a 10-week course. All children must be accompanied by one adult. In addition, The Chefs Palette by Gaggenau offers creative birthday packages for a maximum of 12 people. Call 04-4573457.
Sushi and dim sum
Meydan Hotel’s all-you-can-eat Sushi & Dim Sum promotion at Shiba restaurant invites you to enjoy unlimited sushi and dim sum selections for Dhs 165 per person, available daily from 7pm to 11.30pm. Call 04-3813111.
Kids dine free
Atlantis, The Palm has just become even friendlier with the launch of its new ‘kids dine free offer’. This amazing deal, open to all UAE residents, is available across nine of Atlantis, The Palm’s most popular F&B outlets including Nobu from now until 26th May 2017. With each paying adult, kids aged 11 and under can enjoy a delicious variety of world class food for free. Terms and conditions apply. Call 04-4262626.
Grab the girls
Frevo Ladies’ Night at Fairmont The Palm takes place every Monday and offers ladies complimentary house beverages and Latin-inspired cocktails as well as 50% off the dinner set menu from 8pm to 11pm. Men can also enjoy the special discount on the set menu when accompanied by a minimum of three ladies. Call 04-4573457.
Dine and chill
Escape to Fairmont The Palm’s Seagrill Restaurant & Lounge for lunch and indulge in a truly relaxing day with complimentary pool and beach access. This is available any day of the week until 30th April and a minimum spend of Dhs 250 per adult applies (inclusive of house beverages, selected cocktails and soft beverages). Call 04-4573457.
Light up your week
LALUZ, the Catalonian dining, bar and lounge lights up the week with a host of experiences to delight the senses. Located in the Four Seasons DIFC, the daily After Work Social from 5pm to 8pm offers a bottle of hops or a glass of sparkling and five tapas for Dhs 65. If it’s a weekday light lunch you’re after, the Express Lunch is Dhs 95 and the Spanish Lunch is Dhs 130, both offering a a choice of appetiser, starter and main course. Then on Wednesday night, the Rumba from Barcelona includes two glasses of sparkling, five pincho bites and LALUZ Catalan Arrós for Dhs 275 per person. Call 04-3597777.
Vida Downtown Dubai’s 3in1 brings you ‘Dolce Vida’, the new Tuesday promo that gives you al fresco poolside dining that will transport you straight to the Tuscan countryside. The extensive antipasti platter is perfect for sharing and full of fresh bruschetta, stuffed jumbo olives, cured meats, sizzling handmade pizza straight from the oven and of course tons of parmigianoreggiano along with two handcrafted Italian inspired concoctions - all for just Dhs 99. Call 04-4286888.
With a prized location in Madinat Jumeirah and boasting breathtaking views of the Madinat waterways, folly by Nick & Scott is the highly anticipated new opening from restaurateurs Nick Alvis, Scott Price and ViktorijaPaplauskiene. The contemporary menu is driven by quality produce and ingredients and presented at a range of price points. Comprised of an indoor dining area and open, interactive kitchen, as well as stunning outdoor bars and terraces, folly offers an informal take on modern fine dining, in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. Visit www.we.tl/hrvba1bvKn.
Follow the Spice Route
Bayside Restaurant & Terrace introduces a weekly Indian-themed menu night, entitled Tandoor by the Bay, every Thursday evening where you can enjoy live food stations, Tandoor specials, specialities at the buffet, and soft drinks for Dhs 145. Bayside is located at Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Dubai. Call 04-3690000.
Sparkle under the Stars
Kicking off on Tuesday 4th April, La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk, Dubai introduces a new Ladies’ Night at rooftop bar LookUp where every Tuesday between 7pm and 10pm ladies will be offered two complimentary glasses of sparkling and a delicious array of canapés. All beverages to follow are charged at Dhs 20. Fittingly themed ‘Sparkle under the Stars’, a nod to the beautiful open air terrace and brilliant night sky, each week one lucky lady will go home with a shimmering Swarovski gift. Call 04-4033111.
Market to Kitchen master classes
Market Kitchen at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi invites you to experience its new interactive culinary master class - Market To Kitchen. The experience begins in Market Kitchen’s dining room where attendees can fuel up before heading out to explore the capital’s food markets with Chef Grand Ballinger. They then return to the hotel to discuss their findings with Chef, who then prepares a bespoke meal for the group. The final element of the master class is a cocktail mixology lesson session with the talented bar associates. There is no fixed price, however guests are required to pay the cost of the meats and produce they select at the markets and it is within their discretion to pay extra. This requites 10 to 12 attendees. For further details, call 04-6742020.
Take a trip to China
The Shang Palace Business Lunch at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, available daily from noon to 3pm, offers a dim sum set menu featuring steamed, baked and deep-fried dim sum, kung-pao chicken or tofu and rice with soup and dessert. This is priced at Dhs 78 per person (food only). Call 04-4052703.
Societe Dubai treats both the ladies and the gents at their Tuesday Ladies’ Night with ladies getting unlimited free drinks and gents getting spirit mixers for Dhs 10 before midnight. Enjoy the best sounds of the 80s, 90s and 00s from 9pm to 3am. Societe Dubai is located at Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina. Call 050-3571126.
Every Thursday, bellas can enjoy Ladies’ Night at BiCE without worrying about waking up the next day for work. Take advantage of free unlimited drinks and 50% off BiCE bites for all ladies from 9pm to 11pm. And don’t forget to put your high heels on to kick off the night with resident DJ Nikodia. BiCE is located at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach. Call 04-3182520.
Making mornings memorable
Little ones can now enjoy their weekend breakfast with some of their favourite characters at Mattel Play! Town, the themed indoor eduplay attraction located at City Walk. Every Saturday from 8.45am to 10am, children can have a super-duper playtime with a dose of a good healthy homemade breakfast, an hours’ private and exclusive access to the attraction as well as the option to stay in the facility for as long as they’d like for that day. This is priced at Dhs 120 for children and Dhs 129 for the parents. Call 800 637227.
Don’t miss out on the most avant-garde culinary concept running at the World Trade Club at the Dubai World Trade Centre from now until 27th May. Le Petit Chef is a unique dining concept incorporating innovative 3D projection mapping. The contemporary experience will not only excite the palate with an elaborate six-course set menu, it also puts on a thrilling show with a mini chef who accompanies you on a culinary adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before. As the food is prepared in the kitchen, guests witness the dish’s journey on the plate with an exciting performance from Le Petit Chef himself, telling the tale of Marco Polo’s travels to different countries and presenting the native flavors of these lands through an exquisite meal. Each evening offers two showings at 7pm and 9.30pm and dinner is priced at Dhs 450 per person. Visit www.dinnertimestory.com.
Welcome the weekend
Kick start your weekend at Century Village where SoHo Bar and Grill and Joey’s invites guest to linger all night long with their Happy Hour offer available on Thursdays. Selected house beverages will be available to enjoy throughout the entire night from 7pm for just Dhs 25 per drink. Call 04-2824122.
Lazy weekend breakfast
Spoil yourself at Ranches Restaurant, Arabian Ranches Golf Club every Friday and Saturday with a selection of indulgent breakfast treats, live cooking stations and fresh juices, all while the children are entertained with fun activities. This is available from 11am to 3pm and priced at Dhs 159 or Dhs 79 per child (six to 12 years). Call 04-3774700.
Thursday evening brunch
Zero Gravity knows that a good brunch should precede an even better party and with the recent launch of the Social Club making waves among Dubai foodies in the know, they’ve announced the addition of an after-brunch-party. The Social Club brunch runs every Thursday at the Zero Gravity garden from 8pm to 11pm and costs Dhs 295 per person. Call 04-3990009.
From Paris to New York
The golden age of glamour promises to be revisited in style with Moe’s On The 5th, the newest Bistro Lounge to open its doors in Dubai. The 5th floor of the Sheraton Grand Hotel is now officially serving as a trail connecting two of the most musically inspiring cities of the world. From Paris to New York, the warm and inviting music-inspired venue combines all that charms both your ear drums and taste buds. The menu features a collection of exquisite caviar, oysters and truffle delicacies, as well as cheese and charcuterie boards; complemented perfectly by an extensive cigar and wine list. Call 04-3333055 or email email@example.com.
Savour the rich flavours of the Middle East at Dunes Café, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. Arabesque transports you to an oasis where authentic Arabic food is prepared with passion every Monday evening Dhs 205 including soft beverages, and Dhs 315 including house beverages. Call 04-4052703.
Savour a platter of delicious seafood in the warm and authentic Vietnamese ambiance of Hoi An, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai and feast on fresh oysters, king crab legs, lobster, crab, mussels, king prawns and a crab salad. This is available daily from 7pm to 11.30pm for Dhs 575 for two people. Call 04-4052703.
Gather the girls
Adding extra incentive on a Tuesday evening, the Sho Cho team has updated their Ladies’ Night by offering unlimited mojitos from 6pm to midnight, whilst indulging in delicious Japanese cuisine. Groups of five or more that book a table get a bottle of grape on the house. Sho Cho is located at Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa Call 04-3461111.
A chic treat
Sugarcoated Ladies’ Night just got sweeter at ikandy ultralounge, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. Ladies can now enjoy selected free-flow house spirits and grape while listening to an eclectic mix of current and classic tunes and indulging in candy from the sweet shop. This is available every Sunday and Monday from 7pm to 9pm. Call 04-4052703.
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC welcomes you to a tantalising taste of the Med every Wednesday evening at Cara where you can discover a rich combination of seasonal Mediterranean ingredients with authentic flavours from Italian, Spanish, Greek and Turkish cuisine. Prices are Dhs 195 with soft beverages, or Dhs 325 with house beverages. Call 04-3722323.
Century Village has a Ladies’ Night with a whole host of treats across three different venues every Wednesday night from 8pm. The participating venues are Joey’s, St. Tropez Bistro, and SoHo Bar and Grill with each venue offering ladies three complimentary beverages (total nine beverages throughout the evening), upbeat live music and fun party games. Call 04-2824122.
Lunch with beach access
Head for The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi from Sunday to Thursday and enjoy complimentary pool and beach access when having lunch at Sontaya. This is priced at Dhs 220 per person inclusive of a three-course menu, a glass of house beverage, and pool and beach pass. Call 02-4988443.
As its name suggests, Cake at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC is passionate about all things cake-related, and the delicious offerings do not stop there. Throughout April, the patisserie and café invites you to put an extra spring in your step with the introduction of a new range of delightfully light and refreshing yoghurt jars.
Available in three varieties, each one features a selection of health-focused ingredients to kick-start your day and are priced at Dhs 30 each. Call 04-3722323.
The new Tuesday Ladies’ Night at The Meydan Hotel is where ladies can enjoy unlimited sparkling for just Dhs 95 per person together with 20% discount on food when dining at PRIME steakhouse, Shiba Japanese & Chinese restaurant, or Qube Sports Bar. Call 04-3813344.
Capture the intense flavours of Oriental cuisine at Pharaoh Café & Restaurant with its Seafood and Barbecue Buffet every Wednesday and Thursday night priced at Dhs 99 inclusive of soft beverages. Children five years and below can dine for free and kids between six and 12 years get 50% off. Pharaoh Café & Restaurant is located at Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa. Call 04-3519111.
Perfect for DIFC’s deal makers looking to take a break from their desks, Caramel Restaurant & Lounge offers the Business Lunch with two delicious courses for a purse-pleasing Dhs 69. This is available from Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 3pm. Call 04-4256677.
Eggspectation at JBR’s The Beach has a Spring menu featuring tasty sharing plates, fresh salads and some classic favourites. From now until 1st May, Sunday to Thursday, enjoy a three-course meal for only Dhs 99. Eggspectation has also now teamed up with Deliveroo so you can get your favorite meals delivered straight to your office or home. A new location at CityWalk 2 is opening soon. Call 04-4307252.
La Tablita at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights offers a Mexican fiesta on Thursday 6th April bringing a fun evening with insight into Mexico’s iconic masked ‘Lucha Libre’ superheroes, the Mexican form of professional wrestling. Expect nothing less than a vibrant and lively scene with mambo beats and live entertainment from Latin singer Edikson. There will be screenings of old wrestling movies and colourful masks as well as a scaled-down wrestling ring for photo opportunities. The buffet is priced at Dhs 180 inclusive of Mexican waters. Call 04-3172222.
It’s Happy Hour so enjoy 50% off selected drinks at The Balcony Bar, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai between 6pm and 8pm from Sunday to Thursday, and 6pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Call 04-4052703.
Reform Social & Grill at The Lakes is getting ready for its bi-annual Cider and Craft Beer Festival, as part of a month long SpringFest this month. Kicking off on Thursday 20th April, the three-day event is expected to welcome over 3,000 guests with a truly British afternoon overlooking the lake. Sample over 40 different hops and ciders from all around the world as well as Reform’s famous whole hog roast and an abundance of delicious barbecue offerings. Entry is Dhs 50 and you’ll pay Dhs 225 for five tokens and Dhs 380 for 10 tokens. Tickets can be purchased from the Reform reception desk or at The Black Lion, H Hotel. Call 04-4542638.
55&5th The Grill at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi invites you to sip on crisp grape beverage paired with an unlimited selection of cheese accompanied with crackers, bread, grapes, quince paste, truffle honey, and mustard fruits. This is available every Thursday for Dhs 130 per person inclusive of two glasses of house beverage and Dhs 210 per couple inclusive of a bottle of house beverage. Call 02-4988443.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi brings the family together with the Saturday Family Roast from 6pm to 10pm featuring juicy roast beef with delicious sides and sauces. This is priced at Dhs 550 for two adults and two children (aged 12 and below). Call 02-4988443.
Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai invites you to Asian High Tea at the newly refurbished Lobby Lounge. Savour a selection of exotic teas accompanied by mouth watering savoury and sweet delicacies infused with unique Asian flavours every day from 1pm to 6pm for Dhs 135 per person, including tea, coffee and snacks; or Dhs 235 including a glass of sparkling, tea, coffee and snacks. Call 04-4052703.
All that jazz
Fairmont Dubai’s Cavalli Club, Restaurant & Lounge announces the re-opening of The Jazz Room offering a real Mid-town New York style venue with a private bar and delicious bar food. Open Wednesday and Thursday evening from 12am until 3am, there is entry fee however there is a minimum spend of Dhs 500 for unlimited drinks for three hours. Call 800 2282554.
Beat the Sunday blues
Steak Frite Sundays at JLT’s Couqley French bistro will pump you up for the work week ahead with tender rib-eye meat served with match stick fresh crispy fries and a rich creamy sauce, finished off with a dollop of ice cream. This is priced at Dhs 226 or Dhs 279 with a bottle of grape. Call 04-5149339.
Hit the beach
Located at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Wavebreaker Beach Bar & Grill is the perfect place to relax by the beachside bar and enjoy a delicious range of barbecue grills. Sunday Seafood night is priced at Dhs 265, and the Monday Barbeque and Tuesday Korean Barbeque are each priced at Dhs 185. Call 04-3182582.
The Address Dubai Mall invites you to Lebanese Night at Cabana every Friday featuring freshly prepared main courses accompanied by the country’s finest seasonal fruits, vegetables and sweet delights that are served on street side carts or right at your table. This is priced at Dhs 260 or Dhs 295 including soft beverages. Call 04-4388888.
Get your seafood fix
Flooka Dubai at Dubai Marine Resort combines the freshest seafood and stunning views and has something for everyone. Enjoy the Wednesday Seafood Feast offering a fishy feast for Dhs 150 or Dhs 200 with two house beverages; or Paella Thursdays priced at Dhs 70 or Dhs 100 with two glasses of house grape. Call 04-3461111.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates offers special promotions from now until late May. Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Aspen for Dhs150 each or Dhs 280 per couple as well as 30% off Aspen evening dining during the week from 6pm to 9pm. The Friday Fiesta Brunch at Salero Tapas & Bodega is priced between Dhs 295 and Dhs 350; and Happy Hour at Salero gives 50% discount off selected drinks every day from 4pm to 7pm, and from Saturday to Wednesday from 11pm to midnight. Call 04-4095888.
Marina Social Dubai
Tuesday is Ladies’ Night at Dubai Marina’s The Social Room with three complimentary drinks and sundaes as well as 50% off selected bar snacks between 8pm and 1am. Then on Friday, the Share & Social Brunch is where you can choose from a three-course sharing menu priced at Dhs 315 with soft drinks, Dhs 495 with house beverages, Dhs 595 with sparkling, and Dhs 695 with premium sparkling. Call 04-4466664.
See you there
Introducing a new dining experience in Downtown Dubai, Mori Sushi has recently opened its doors offering variations of fusion sushi flavours. The Endless Sushi brunch every Friday from noon to 4pm and on Thursday from 5pm onwards is priced at Dhs 150. Call 600 551776.
Dive into the weekend
Conrad Dubai’s Ballaro invites you to Seafood Night every Thursday where you can sample over 50 different options of high-quality locally sourced market-fresh seafood for Dhs 220 with soft drinks and Dhs 295 with two house beverages. Call 04-4447444.
Delight in Thursday Sushi Night at Cave, Conrad Dubai and enjoy an extensive variety of sushi and maki rolls while the resident DJ plays the hottest sounds. This is priced at Dhs 199 for the soft package or Dhs 299 with house beverages. Call 04-4447444.
Head for Monday Ladies’ Night at Conrad Dubai’s Cave for an extensive spread of modern Parisian food bites and a selection of cocktails for ladies that includes free selected house beverages for ladies between 7pm and 9pm. Call 04-4447444.
It’s Sunday, so start your week off on a high note at Conrad Dubai’s PUROBEACH and learn some salsa dance moves, and enjoy delicious Latino food and signature drinks for Dhs 175 with soft drinks and Dhs 250 with two house beverages. Call 04-4447444.
Let the fascinating flavours of Brazil take over your evening in the chic settings of Cabana at The Address Dubai Mall and enjoy Churrasco grills sizzled to perfection and a variety of other Brazilian delicacies. This is available every Thursday for Dhs 295 with soft beverages and Dhs 385 with house beverages. Call 04-4388888.
Every night is her night
Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts have launched ‘Her Nights’, the ultimate Ladies’ Night experience across 12 different Jumeirah destinations. On Sunday, Koubba, Jumeirah Al Qasr offers three complimentary cocktails. On Monday, Beach Lounge at Jumeirah Beach Hotel has free-flowing sparkling. Tuesday has options that include four free drinks at 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel; free-flowing sparkling at Uptown bar, Jumeirah Beach Hotel; a three-course set menu and four drinks for Dhs 199 at Alta Badia, Jumeirah Emirates Towers; three complimentary glasses of sparking at Bahri Bar, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam; and unlimited tapas, cold cuts and a pitcher of Sangria at Al Hambra, Jumeirah Al Qasr. On Wednesday, Dhow and Anchor at Jumeirah Beach Hotel offers free-flowing sparkling; Tortuga at Mina A’Salam has two free drinks; and Ambar at Jumeirah Al Naseem offers 50% discount. Finally, on Thursday and Friday The Rib Room at Jumeirah Emirates Towers has three glasses of complimentary blush bubbly and Cu-ba at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel has free-flowing sparkling grape every Saturday. Visit www.jumeirah.com.
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC welcomes Le Cirque Dubai, a restaurant and bar that is elegantly finished with sleek accents and stylish touches and a tranquil winter garden that overlooks the DIFC terrace area. This is the perfect spot for a business lunch, casual dinner or after work drinks. Cal 04-3722222.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Easter Brunch returns to Oléa on Friday 14th and Sunday 16th April offering a family-friendly afternoon with an egg hunt, and face and egg painting. Special prices will be given out to the first three children who gather the most eggs and to the child who paints the prettiest egg. Brunch is priced between Dhs 300 and Dhs 590 depending on the package, while kids pay Dhs 150. In addition, The Drawing Room has a daily Easter Family Afternoon Tea from 2pm to 6pm priced at Dhs 160 per person inclusive of a selection of tea and coffee, or Dhs 200 inclusive of selection of tea, coffee and a glass of sparkling. Call 02-4988443.
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