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7 fantastic things to do in the UAE this week: 15 to 21 August

These are the very best things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this week.

Monday 15 August 2022

Tantalise your tastebuds at TABŪ

The newly opened TABŪ continues to turn heads with its culinary offering and stupendous skyline views. The restaurant’s new promotion, ‘Sansetto, The Tasting Hour,’ presents diners with a five-course menu of signature dishes with an avant-garde twist from Executive Chef Roberto Segura. The dishes on offer include salmon tataki maki, black tempura calamari, Patagonian toothfish and lava chocolate toban yaki with passion fruit ice cream and crumble. Available Sunday to Friday, from 6pm to 8pm. AED 195 per person.

GO: Email reservations@tabudubai.com or call 052 950 1309 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 16 August 2022

Embark on a summer spa-cation

Escape the city and retreat to a sun-kissed sanctuary at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai this summer. Known for its barefoot luxury, guests can spend a day soaking up the sun and enjoying the Nikki Spa. Each experience starts with a relaxing massage using Clarins oils or a facial. Then, explore the beautiful facilities, including the ice fountain, mixed vitality pool and indoor and outdoor relaxation lounges. The offer includes a two-course lunch at Café Nikki and complimentary pool and beach access. Available frailly, from 11am to 8pm. AED 575 per person.

GO: Email nikkispa.dubai@nikkibeachhotels.com or call 04 376 6150 for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 17 August 2022

Enjoy summer flavours and skyline views

The FACT award-winning CÉ LA VI Dubai celebrates the summer season with a charming five-course menu. The meal begins with house-made seaweed parker rolls and market vegetable crudité with miso bagna cauda. For the main courses, diners can enjoy roasted scallops, black truffle sushi rice risotto and braised wagyu beef cheeks. The meal ends with exotic pavlova and a selection of mignardise including chocolate caramel tart and coconut macarons. Soaring 220 metres above sea level, CÉ LA VI boasts one of the city’s highest rooftops alongside stunning Burj Khalifa views. Available Sunday to Thursday, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 390 per person.

GO: Email reservation-dxb@celavi.com or call 04 582 6111 for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 18 August 2022

Get creative with Art, Bubbles and Bites 

The H Dubai has launched a unique experience that combines art with food and drinks. Culture vultures who visit The Gallery at The H Dubai will be able to avail of the hotel’s fantastic Veuve Clicquot – Yellow Hour deal and enjoy a glass of premium bubbles alongside canapés while admiring the work of French-born painter Philippe Seigle. Available daily until 31 August, from 12pm. AED 279 for two,

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

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Friday 19 August 2022

Visit a Gnocchi Festival 

Chef Vittorio Nania is bringing a Gnocchi Festival to The St. Regis Abu Dhabi’s Villa Toscana. The curated menu highlights Italy’s fresh and flavoursome produce. Savour wholesome specialities such as homemade potato gnocchi with tomato, basil and buffalo mozzarella, striking purple potato gnocchi with rich gorgonzola sauce and fig jam, and gnocchi with pumpkin cream, porcini mushrooms and Italy’s world-famous summer black truffle. Available from 19 to 28 August, from 7pm to 11pm.

GO: Email restaurants.abudhabi@stregis.com or call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 20 August 2022

View Dubai from new heights

Perched high above Downtown Dubai on level 53 of Address Sky Views, Sky Views Observatory takes the observatory experience to the next level with several adrenaline-inducing experiences. The hands-free Sky Views Edge Walk is an opportunity for thrill seekers to step out onto the external perimeter 219.50 meters up and take in the views over Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. Until 31 August, Sky Views Observatory will offer a 50% discount on the admission price to Sky Views Edge Walk. In addition, for every Sky Views Edge Walk ticket booked, guests can enjoy one complimentary glass slide experience and a glass walk experience. AED 357 per person.

GO: Visit www.skyviewsdubai.com and insert promo code SKY50 for bookings.

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Sunday 21 August 2022

Enjoy a whimsical afternoon tea

The Wizard of Oz-themed afternoon tea at Abu Dhabi’s only revolving restaurant, Stratos, features scones, a selection of eclairs and choux buns with signature toppings, including braised beef cheeks and Josper grilled chicken. With each element imaginatively designed, the concept features an array of desserts, including a chocolate melting witch with pistachio and a Baba au tiramisu with coffee ganache. Afternoon tea comes with a curated selection of teas, including a tipple of your choice and soft beverages. Available Thursday to Sunday, from 2pm to 4pm. AED 99 per person or AED 125 with beverage upgrade.

GO: Email restaurants.lramd@lemeridien.com or call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.

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