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The best places to eat in Dubai this weekend: October 7 to 9

New menus, celebrity chefs and brunches are all on the menu for a weekend of unforgettable dining in Dubai.

Thursday 7 October 2021

Tuck into the new alfresco dining menu at DRIFT Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage

DRIFT Beach Dubai has unveiled a new menu, transporting diners to the South of France with a taste of Provençal cuisine. Under the artful direction of its new Executive Chef Sylvain Noël, the restaurant focuses on the use of the finest organic ingredients. After a leisurely morning by the pool, the lunch menu includes new French favourites’ such as Fregola Sarda Aux Legumes D’été, Les Côtelettes D’Agneau or to share, Le Poulet Label Rouge. And to end, new desserts include Riz Au Lait Onctueux, Le Mille-Feuille, À La Cannelle and L’Ile Flottante.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Toast to the 90s at Farriers Restaurant, The Meydan Hotel

Celebrate some of the most memorable years of pop culture as you enjoy an experience that brings back all the 90s vibes. With dishes from a 90s-inspired menu and beverages galore, tuck into signatures such as Texas-style barbeque brisket sandwiches, chicken kiev, M&M chocolate fudge cake, and ice lollies while singing along to classic retro hits by Haddaway, Fatboy Slim and The Spice Girls. Thursdays, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 149 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 449 (sparkling).

GO: Email or call 04 381 3111 for reservations and more information.

Friday 8 October 2021

Palm Sugar Republic at WET Deck, W Dubai – The Palm

W Dubai – The Palm is setting the stage for an epic Friday full of good vibes, live beats, and poolside action, with its new Palm Sugar Republic Friday at WET Deck. Revellers will gain exclusive pool access and be treated to five selected beverages and one bite from WET Deck’s eclectic food menu. Dishes available include tuna poke bowl, chicken Katsu curry and tomato mozzarella panini. Fridays, from 12pm. AED 299 per person

GO: Email or call 04 245 5800 for reservations and more information.

Join the birthday celebrations at [u]bk, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Sit back, relax and choose from an array of celebratory offers all priced around the year of celebration. As [u]bk celebrates its eighth anniversary, indulge in tacos and shots for AED 8 or a burger and hops for AED 88.

GO: Call 04 438 0000 for reservations and more information.

Saturday 9 October 2021

Dine with Chef Heinz Beck at Social by Heinz Beck, Waldorf Astoria Dubai The Palm

The award-winning chef of three-Michelin-starred La Pergola in Rome will be hosting a special dinner over three consecutive nights at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah. Diners can either opt for the à la carte menu or choose between the five-course set menu or seven-course set menu. Dishes on offer include amberjack with chamomile pesto, eggplant and pollen, scallops with pistachio cream, grape and plum sauce, and lamb with wild fennel sauce and nettle cream. Available Saturday 9 to Monday 11 October. AED 600 (five-courses) and AED 800 (seven courses).

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

Explore native local and regional ingredients at BOCA, DIFC

An abundance of local and regional seafood and fish is in season, and the land is rich with fresh produce. With BOCA’s new menu, you can try local sea snails, Dibba Bay’s summer oysters, and Arrocito con Ostra, a recipe developed with paella master Vicente Rioja from Benisanó. Of course, there are also all your BOCA tapas favourites. AED 345 (food only) and AED 495 (food and five glasses of grape).

GO: Call 04 323 1833 for reservations and more information.

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