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FACT’s ultimate guide to wine and cheese nights in the UAE

Indulge in wine and cheese nights at these trendy venues this week.

Dubai
Botanica

Shake off the Monday blues at Botanica inside the gorgeous ME Dubai hotel. Savour a cheese board with three glasses of Spanish grape and sparkling during a two-hour session of pure indulgence. Mondays, from 5pm to 10pm. AED 150 per person.

GO: Visit www.melia.com for reservations and more information.

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Cave Wine Cellar & Lounge

This hidden spot at Conrad Dubai offers a delectable cheese and grape night every Thursday evening. Enjoy a cheeseboard packed with a selection of premium cheeses and unlimited grape for two-hours. Thursdays, from 7pm to 9pm. AED 199 per person. 

GO: Email fb.dubai@coradhotels.com or call 04 444 7444 for reservations and more information.

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Certo

Settle in for a chic evening at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City’s authentic Italian restaurant. Indulging in unlimited wine and Cicchetti bites for three hours with family and friends. Thursdays, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 149 per person.

GO: Email certo.mediacity.dubai@radissonbluc.om or call 04 366 9187 for reservations and more information.

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Ciao Bella

Whether visiting for hearty homemade Italian cuisine, after-work drinks, a date night or group gathering, Ciao Bella at Media One Hotel offers an authentic taste of Italy. For grape and cheese lovers, kick-start the weekend with “Pour Decisions”, where you can indulge in a selection of Italian cheese paired with unlimited Italian house grape. Fridays, from 6pm. AED189 per person or AED 210 per person (premium package).

GO: Email ciaobella@mediaonehotel.com or call 04 427 1000 for reservations and more information.

Ciao Bella

Craft Table

For those looking for the perfect ambience to unwind and catch up over grape and cheese, Craft Table at the movie-themed Paramount Hotel Dubai has you set with a cosy vibe, a bottle of grape and a selection of four kinds of cheese. Wednesdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199.

GO: Visit www.paramounthotelsdubai.com or call 04 246 6777 for reservations and more information.

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Epicure

Start the weekend with friends over nibbles and drinks at this out of town equestrian resort. Dig into a selection of cheese from the live counter, along with antipasti and free-flowing grape. Fridays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 199 per person.

GO: Email eat.dp@melia.com or call 04 602 9323 for reservations and more information.

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folly

With impressive Souk Madinat and Burj Al Arab views, folly is the perfect place to impress out of town guests. Don’t miss the wine and cheese night, which offers two hours of free-flowing grape. It’s the perfect excuse to visit the winner of the ‘best al fresco dining restaurant’ at the Fact Dining Awards Dubai 2021. Mondays, from 5pm. AED 295 per couple.

GO: Call 04 430 8535 for reservations and more information.

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Grapeskin Grape Bar & Kitchen

Whether you’re a grape connoisseur or just looking for a laid back evening with your nearest and dearest, Grapeskin’s rustic terrace overlooking the atmospheric courtyard will be an in-demand spot for wine and cheese nights. Embark on a grape tour without leaving the city and enjoy a fine cheese selection, including Camembert, Gruyere and Brie. Available daily, from 4pm to midnight. AED 85 (three 50ml glasses of wine paired with cheese), AED 180 (three 125ml glasses of wine paired with cheese) and AED 225 (three 185ml glasses of wine paired with cheese).

GO: Visit https://livelaville.com or call 04 403 3111 for reservations and more information.

La Ville Hotel

Masterchef, The TV Experience

Experience Vine-Derlust at this neighbourhood restaurant based upon the popular television show in Dubai Marina. Indulge in a cheese plate with a selection of free-flowing grapes. Tuesdays from 7pm to 10pm. AED 169 per person.

GO: Email reservations@masterchefdxb.com or call 04 550 8111 for reservations and more information.

MasterChef

Stage2 

Enjoy a cheese spread and sips of grape with the girls to kick-start your weekend early. Enjoy a lavish cheese spread and three house beverages, indoor or al fresco at this vibey spot inside Vida Downtown. Thursdays, from 6pm to 9pm. AED 140 per person, with an additional AED 60 per person for two hours of free-flowing grape.

GO: Call 04 428 6888 for reservations and more information.

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The Scene

Grab your partner in wine for an evening of fine grapes paired with a variety of cheese at this Pier 7 hotspot headed up by British television personality Simon Rimmer. The offer includes a cheese board platter and two hours of free-flowing grape. Wednesdays, from 6pm. AED 199 per person.

GO: Visit https://thescene.xyz for reservations and more information.

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Abu Dhabi
Art Lounge

Celebrate sunsets and add spectacular views of the Abu Dhabi skyline to your evening at Art Lounge. Get better acquainted with French gastronomy on the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s terrace, discovering France’s rich and diverse food culture with a selection of aged French cheese paired with grapes. Thursdays and Fridays, from 6pm to 10pm. Prices from AED 150 per person.

GO: Email mhamdui@groupebarriere.com or call 02 054 225 for reservations and more information.

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La Cava

La Cava offers the perfect evening indulgence with its 7 Ate 9 wine and cheese nights. Taste 15 varieties of grape paired with an expansive cheese selection and cold cuts served to the table. Available Monday to Saturdays, from 7pm to 9pm. AED 209 (standard package) and AED 309 (bold package).

GO: Call 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information.

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Jones The Grocer

The Al Khalidiya, Al Mamoura and Al Muneera branches of the Australian food emporium in Abu Dhabi offer diners two hours of wine and cheese nights on Friday evenings. Four artisanal speciality cheese and condiments are available, in addition to a voluminous variety of house grapes and a live jazz performer. Fridays, from 7pm. AED 199 per person. 

GO: Visit www.jonesthegrocer.com for reservations and more information.

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LEXX

Enjoy an evening of grape, cheese and charcuterie at this trendy nightlife venue inside the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi. With views overlooking Emirates Palace from the terrace and a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, wine and cheese nights are available daily, from 5pm to 2am. AED 125 (cheese and charcuterie board and three glasses of grape 50ml), AED 125 (cheese and charcuterie board and three glasses of grape 50ml), AED 150 (cheese and charcuterie board and three glasses of grape 100ml) and AED 175 (cheese and charcuterie board and three glasses of grape 150ml).

GO: Call 02 510 1234 for reservations and more information.

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Spaccanapoli

This authentic Italian restaurant inside Crown Plaza Abu Dhabi offers an extensive cheese display, exquisite grapes selection, freshly baked bread and homemade chutney. Relish in three hours of antipasti and free-flowing beverages in this cosy Italian trattoria. Tuesdays and Fridays, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 189 net per person.

GO: Call 02 616 6261 for reservations and more information.

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The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar

Winner of ‘Favourite Bar’ at the Fact Dining Awards Abu Dhabi 2021, The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar offers a compelling reason to visit every day of the week. If cheese and grape is your thing, then ‘Cheese and Wine – Wine not?’ runs from opening to closing and offers diners the chance to indulge in two hours of free-flowing selected grapes paired with a variety of cheese and cold cuts. Available daily, from 5pm to 2am. AED 160 per person.

GO: Email warehouse.pearl@rotana.com or call 02 307 5552 for reservations and more information.

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