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7 enjoyable things to do in Dubai this week: 16 to 22 May

Celebrity chef dinners, art exhibitions and delightful dining destinations make for the most enjoyable things to do in Dubai this week.

Monday 16 May 2022

Dine with Chef Heinz Beck at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Chef Heinz Beck of three-Michelin-starred La Pergola in Rome will host a special dinner series at Social by Heinz Beck as part of the Dubai Food Festival. Culinary enthusiasts have the opportunity to meet the master of gastronomy himself and enjoy a selection of artfully curated menus. Monday 16 May, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 600 (five courses food only). AED 1,150 (five courses with grape pairing), AED 800 (seven courses, food only) and AED 1,450 (seven courses with grape pairing).

GO: Email or call 04 818 2222 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 17 May 2022

Try the sensational new dishes at SUSHISAMBA

Sky-high dining destination SUSHISAMBA has already gained a reputation for excellent food and strong service. Now Dubai’s most in-demand dining destination is upping the ante with a selection of new dishes that blend the best of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisines. For the meat connoisseurs, the Beef Chouriço served with tomatoes, Romesco sauce and balsamic, and Yakiniku Marinated Ribeyeare are sure to delight; whilst vegetarians will adore the Guacamole with Aji Amarillo and the Japanese Sweetcorn with lime miso butter. For the seafood lovers, the Lobster Taquitos offer a delicious new perspective on one of SUSHISAMBA’s most beloved menu items, whilst the Jumbo Tiger Prawns present an outstanding creation prepared especially for H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with seaweed butter, lime and chives.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Sushisamba Dubai menu

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Dine with Chef Moha at Tagine 

As one of Morocco’s most celebrated culinary talents, Chef Moha will add his own personal touch to Tagine’s traditional menu this week. The menu will include sweet pink onion with raisins and orange blossom water, zaalouk of aubergine, taktouka, zennane with cumin and gambas in djellaba. To follow, guests can indulge in a range of pastillas, soups and tagines, accompanied by an elevated selection of couscous. Additional main courses include lamb shank Méchoui and traditional pigeon. For dessert, diners can enjoy traditional Moroccan favourites with a twist, such as Rice with Milk and Pancakes with Saffron Apples. Available daily until Friday 20 May, from 7pm to midnight.

GO: Email or call 04 399 9999 for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 19 May 2022

Visit a Korean art exhibition at Opera Gallery

Korean artist Cho Sung-Hee’s first exhibition in Dubai is now open at Opera Gallery in DIFC. Titled ‘My Treasured Garden,’ the show features 27 pieces of artwork exploring themes of reminiscence and nostalgia. In a truly immersive experience, sections of the gallery will emit various floral scents that will give guests the essence of walking through Sung-Hee’s garden. Witness the beauty of this exhibition, which features an artist at the forefront of contemporary Korean art until 18 June 2022.

GO: Visit for more information.

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Friday 20 May 2022

Take a culinary tour of Italy at Scalini

This month, the FACT award-winning Scalini will be serving a menu inspired by Italy’s diverse regions and cities, taking diners on a journey around Italia. The dishes include insalata di polpo verace (octopus salad, with crunchy celery, olives, lemon, and wild rocket) from the coastal region of Campania. The indulgent homemade taglioni with Beluga caviar is inspired by the opulent and glamourous northern region of Lombardy, whilst the sliced seared bluefin tuna hails from the island of Sicily. Available throughout May, from 12pm daily. 

GO: Call 04 349 0068 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 21 May 2022

Enjoy a Broadway-inspired brunch at Paramount Hotel Dubai

From the makers of the hotel’s ‘Murder at the Speakeasy’ show, Paramount Hotel Dubai’s new Broadway-inspired brunch is sure to get you dancing. Expect carefully selected music featuring classic songs from ‘Footloose‘, ‘Grease’‘Funny Girl’ and ‘Wicked’ whilst enjoying a surf and turf style culinary experience beginning with free flow starters, followed by sliders, seafood and meat boards, plus irresistible desserts paired perfectly with a crafted cocktail and house beverage menu. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 550 (bubbly).

GO: Email or call 04 246 6666 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 22 May 2022

Hit the sand at SĀN Beach

Rhythmic, restful, and created for connection, SĀN Beach features a Mediterranean-inspired menu and is designed to not only feed your body but also your mind – we’re told that the daily acts at SĀN Beach, performed meaningfully at the club, will serve to ground, uplift, or reconnect our souls to the earth. Music, meanwhile, will come courtesy of resident DJs, guest musicians and weekend performances by resident band The Nomades. Offering comfort and privacy, guests can book private sofas, sunbeds, floating cabanas, beach cabanas, or even beach villas.

GO: Visit for reservations or more information.

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