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7 fun-tastic things to do in Dubai this week: 27 June to 3 July

Your week ahead, sorted.

Secret speakeasies, new restaurant openings and live music are all on the agenda for a week to remember in Dubai.

Monday 27 June 2022

Feast on Italian delights overlooking JBR

Via Toledo is now open at Address Beach Resort in JBR. Famed for its array of Neapolitan-style pizzas and Italian grape, the restaurant is the brainchild of chef Francesco Calo, who aims to give his guests an authentic Italian dining experience. The pizzas are made using a unique blend of flours to ensure digestibility and lightness, all enhanced by sublime toppings ranging from beluga caviar to alba white truffle and even 24K gold. Open daily from 5pm to 2am.

GO: Visit: www.viatoledo.ae or call 050 545 9278 for more information.

Via Toledo Dubai

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Enter the jungle for a refined business lunch

Head to DIFC hotspot Amazónico to indulge in the three-course Japazónico lunch menu. Showcasing Amazónico’s tropical take on traditional sushi. Begin with a light quinoa salad, followed by a selection of tiradito, including sweet hamachi flavoured with passion fruit teriyaki. Guests can then choose one maki and one nigiri from a selection that includes a zesty Amazónico Roll with avocado, mango, coconut and cacao nibs, the Sea Bass and Rocotor Roll or the aromatic Yuzu Rosemary Roll. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 125 per person.

GO: Visit https://amazonicorestaurant.com/dubai for reservations and more information.

Amazónico Dubai

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Dine on Asian specialities at Dubai’s hottest new restaurant

Now open at Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Turtle Lagoon, MayaBay Dubai has been a long time in the making. The latest venue from Orange Hospitality (Alici and Il Borro) is decorated with warm and intricately carved wooden panels accentuated by natural stones and large glass windows that provide uninterrupted views of the Burj Al Arab. The menu is rooted in traditional Asian cuisine, with signature dishes including the Maya Crispy Duck, Pad Thai, MayaBay Sashimi, Yam Ped Tap Tim (duck salad), and Black Cod with miso and honey. Want to know more? You can read FACT’s full review here. Open daily from 12pm to 4pm and 7pm to 3am. 

GO: Call 04 275 2500 for reservations or more information.

MayaBay Dubai review

Thursday 30 June 2022

Shoot for the stars

The FACT award-winning Galaxy Bar will host the rising stars of the Dubai cocktail community for a special evening under the stars. Celebrating their peers of the bar scene, Galaxy Bar has invited six accomplished bartenders from the likes of ROKA, Mimi Kakushi, Papa Dubai and Soho Hospitality Group to celebrate their talents. Alongside them, Galaxy Bar’s very own world-class bartenders Stefano Gambardella and Coralie Doillet will be creating their own masterpieces on the evening. Thursday 30 June, from 9pm to 4am.

GO: Visit www.galaxy-bar.com or call 050 513 5908 for reservations and more information.

Into The Future

Friday 1 July 2022

Head to DIFC’s new jazz lounge

A new jazz venue in town is hitting all the right notes. The newly-opened Jass Lounge in DIFC hosts live music, including jazz, soul, funk and blues. The current musical line-up takes place from Wednesday to Saturday night and celebrates the best live jazz musicians in Dubai. No-nonsense cocktails are masterfully presented by bar manager Ziyan Mohamed (aka @the_bar_dude). Open daily from 6pm to 3am.

GO: Call 050 912 4242 or follow @jasslounge on Instagram for reservations and more information.

Jazz bar dubai

Saturday 2 July 2022

Listen to live music at Carine

Carine now offers live music to complement its exquisite French-Mediterranean cuisine every Saturday. Here, diners can enjoy the soulful tones of La Loop Duo, performing a repertoire of jazz, funk, soul, and disco-pop classics. Alongside the dazzling entertainment, diners can enjoy signature dishes of grilled harissa prawns, lentil salad with pickled vegetables, lobster linguine and marinated lamb chops. The signature Tarte Tatin and passionfruit cheesecake will provide the perfect sweet ending. Saturdays, from 8pm.

GO: Email reservations@carine.ae or call 04 417 9885 for reservations and more information. 

Dubai activities

Sunday 3 July 2022

Party at a secret speakeasy

Tucked away inside Weslodge Saloon on the 68th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai hotel lies a space that is intimate yet quirky. Hidden behind an unassuming entrance, Behind The Yellow Doors boasts a high-energy soundtrack, vibrant mixology and curated bottle service to complement the menu of truffle arancini and wagyu sliders. Open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 11pm.

GO: Visit www.weslodge.ae for more information. 

Dubai activities

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