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The best things to do in Dubai this week: September 26 to October 2

From brunches and roast dinners to the Expo 2020 Dubai opening ceremony. This week in Dubai is set to be one to remember.

Sunday 26 September 2021

Celebrate British Roast Week at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Atlantis The Palm

The traditional British roast dinner is the crowning glory of the weekend, and few make them better than Gordon Ramsay. The Ramsay Roast served at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar means that family and friends can gather together for a feast. Expect a choice of roast beef sirloin, roast chicken or roast lamb, accompanied by golden roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, glazed carrots, parsnips, kale and savoy cabbage. Of course, the classic British dinner wouldn’t be complete without an indulgent pudding and the trifle of the day is will ensure the meal ends on a sweet note. Available Sunday 26th September to Saturday 2 October, from 12pm to 11pm. AED 135 per person.

GO: Visit or call 04 426 0800 for reservations and more information.

Monday 27 September 2021

Tuck into the Tasting Menu at Summersalt Beach Club, Jumeirah Al Naseem

Effortlessly fusing the art of Japanese cooking with the flavours of South America, Executive Chef Cristian Goya has created a gastronomic feast with an innovative new tasting menu. The Summersalt Beach Club menu displays Nikkei cuisine at its best, with ceviche, salmon tataki, anticuchos, eggplant with a sweet miso panca and tacu tacu seafood in a macho sauce. Available daily, from 12:30pm. AED 450 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Taco Tuesday at La Mezcaleria, The Oberoi Dubai

Spend Tuesdays evenings on the rooftop of The Oberoi while tucking into Mexican delicacies and taking in those impressive skyline views. With three packages inclusive of unlimited tacos and quesadillas to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Tuesdays, from 9pm to 12am. AED 170 (soft beverages), AED 250 (grapes and hops) and AED 220 (grapes, hops and Margaritas).

GO: Email or call 050 423 4044 for reservations and more information.

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Be entertained at Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott Marquis

Step through the yellow door high on the 68th floor of the world’s tallest five-star hotel and be ready for a show. With three live performances on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, adventurous diners can expect a show containing singers and dancers. A set menu of contemporary North American dishes on the nights includes Dibba Bay Oysters, ahi tuna tartare, grass-fed ribeye and the double down dessert. A welcome drink is also offered. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 280 per person.

GO: Visit or call 04 350 9288 for reservations and more information.

Thursday 30 September 2021

Watch the Expo 2020 Dubai Opening Ceremony

Utilising the largest immersive sound installation in the world and the world’s largest blended video projection installation, an incredible roster of international, regional, and home-grown talent will perform at Expo 2020’s Opening Ceremony in Al Wasl Plaza. Spectators will enjoy a display of stunning visuals, music and performances, as some of the world’s most creative minds, internationally renowned artists and emerging talents come together in a dazzling, ground-breaking performance that will be shared with audiences around the world. Among those slated to perform are world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli; Grammy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning actress, singer and songwriter Andra Day; Platinum-selling British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding; international mega-star pianist Lang Lang; and four-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo. If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets to the momentous events, you can stream the live ceremony here.

Friday 1 October 2021

World Pizza Champion Danilo Sangrigoli at The Beach House, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Chef Danilo Sangrigoli returns to Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort for the fourth time. The three-time World Pizza Champion and the only competitor to win both the acrobatic and baking sections of the Italian Pizza Championship will be at The Beach House, serving special pizza and pasta menus for lunch and dinner. The charismatic Italian talent is expected to dazzle guests with his acrobatic displays of dough twirling and high-velocity pizza crafting. Fresh pasta dishes include gnocchi al Taleggio, homemade tagliatelle, spaghetti and lasagne. His pizza dishes range from a classic Margherita to a ‘pizza e pere’ combining pears and burrata. Available daily until 2 October 2021, from 12.30pm to 1am.  

GO: Email or call 04 567 8304 for reservations and more information.

Saturday 2 October 2021

The Picnic Bruch at Al Forsan, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Relax with an afternoon picnic with entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy a selection of appetisers, BBQ treats, burgers, pasta and pizza, courtesy of the venue’s live cooking stations, and make your Saturday even sweeter with freshly made churros, pastries and a decadent crêpe bar. While the grown-ups can enjoy the smooth DJ beats and performances from a live band, kids will be entertained by camel and pony rides, a bouncy castle and a petting zoo. Adults also have the option to upgrade their brunch packages to include pool access and unlimited house beverages. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 260 (soft beverages), AED 450 (soft beverages and pool access) and an additional AED 195 per person for house beverages.

GO: Email or call 04 809 6194 for reservations and more information.

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