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6 of the best things to do in Dubai this weekend: 21 to 23 January

Weekend brunches, late-night parties and plenty of family fun.

Friday 21 January 2022

Experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Mall of the Emirates

Upon entering the Celebrate Hogwarts experience at Mall of the Emirates, fans can witness a recreation of the Hogwarts Express train and try their hand at Quaffle to see how many points they can score into the hoops. Visitors will also enjoy incredible sights by exploring a vignette inspired by the Forbidden Forest, where they can create photo moments with a selection of magical creatures hidden in the trees. The Celebrate Hogwarts experience is open daily from 12pm to 10pm until 10 February 2022.

GO: Visit for more information.

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Indulge in the new menu at Lucky Fish

Located on the shores of Palm West Beach, diners can indulge in refreshing cocktails and a new menu of seafood specialities while taking in the views of Dubai Marina. The Burrata Pizza topped with Italian burrata, juicy Uzbek tomatoes, artichokes, mozzarella di bufala and basil is the latest addition to the Italian inspired section of the menu, while the Veal Chop is a Lucky Fish speciality topped with potato gratin and fresh mushroom porcini sauce. Those looking to indulge can opt for Fois Gras Poêlé served with caramelised seared duck liver and poached pear for an authentic taste of France.

GO: Call 04 569 3447 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 22 January 2022

Brunch in the sky at Fi’lia

The regions first fully female-led restaurant is anchored around an authentic approach to Italian cuisine on the 70th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences. Diners can indulge in stuffed arancini and safran risotto for the antipasti course for brunch. Followed by freshly baked margarita pizza, chicken roulade, garlic prawns and roasted celeriac. Make sure to save space for the dessert course, which includes two ‘trolley’ themed options – a ‘gelato trolley’ with the chef’s favourite toppings, along with a ‘la mama sweets trolley’ featuring the restaurant’s take on tiramisu, biscotti, macarons, sliced cakes and tarts. The charming restaurant features an outdoor terrace perfect for al fresco brunching. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 550 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information. 

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The St. Regis Brunch at BASTA! 

The all-new St. Regis Brunch combines the traditions and rituals of the luxurious St. Regis brand with Champagne sabering and a live jazz band. The culinary offering features live stations from each restaurant, such as Italian-inspired bites from BASTA!, Mediterranean flavours from Bleu Blanc and pastries and desserts from The Library. Brunch is held on the al fresco terrace overlooking the Dubai Water Canal. Saturday, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 350 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).

GO: Visit or call 04 512 5555 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 23 January 2022

Paella Sundays at BOCA

Sundays are synonymous with paella at BOCA, where diners can indulge in the most quintessential dish of Spanish gastronomy. Enjoy five hot and cold tapas, your choice of paella and a dessert, with the tapas set to include ice packed Manzanilla olives, pimientos del padrón and BOCA Potato Chips with allioli and bravas sauce. Guests then choose one paella from a selection that includes vegan rice, Arabian Gulf rice and Arroz con Carne. Dessert will be the current BOCA favourite – tomato and strawberry. Sundays, from 12pm. AED 200 per person (minimum two guests).

GO: E-mail or call 04 323 1833 for reservations and more information.

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Party with DJ Whoo Kid at BLING

Dubai’s most exclusive nightclub, BLING, is situated in the basement of celebrity hotspot Five Palm Jumeirah and welcomes a host of famous international headliners this month. One of the most visible figures in post-millennial East Coast hip-hop, DJ Whoo Kid, will be taking to the stage this weekend. An exceptionally prolific mixtape DJ since the late 90s, DJ Whoo Kid has produced over 200 mixtapes showcasing the likes of Snoop Dogg, T.I, The Game and 50 Cent.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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