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The best things to do in the UAE this week: 5 to 11 September

For culinary adventures across the seven emirates, FACT have you covered. 

As we venture into the first week of September, brunches, business lunches and bold dining experiences are back in action following the slow summer season. Read on for our picks of the week.

Monday 5 September 2022

Grab your colleagues for a new business lunch

Fancy French restaurant La Voile Rouge now offers a chic business lunch menu in the heart of DIFC. The dining experience begins with the amuse bouche of the dayfollowed by a selection of starters, including lentil salad, salmon tartare, Pommes Darphin (French potato pancakes) or the soup of the day. The main course selection boasts the French venue’s signature dishes, such as mushroom ravioli, cod with seasonal vegetables, and beef tenderloin. Lunch ends with the dessert of the day. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 2:30pm. AED 100 (two courses) and AED 130 (three courses). 

GO: Email or call 04 250 9459 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 6 September 2022

Visit the Italian Riviera of the 1960s

Experience the finest Italian cuisine at the one MICHELIN star Torno Subito. The ‘Best Of By Torno Subito’ menu features a playful take on Massimo Bottura’s childhood memories, including cocktail di gamberi, a rock lobster roll, roasted wagyu flap steak, tagliatelle al ragù and pinky blinders, featuring a creamy pink pasta sauce. End the meal with a rich Tiramisubito made of coffee mascarpone cacao. Available daily, from 12:30pm to 3pm and 6:30pm to 10pm. AED 450 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Torno Subito

Wednesday 7 September 2022

Take a culinary journey through India

With more than 50 Indian delicacies to choose from, Feast restaurant at Sheraton Grand Dubai will launch an Indian Theme Night this week. The restaurant will be dressed in vibrant colours to celebrate the culture of India, whilst dishes on the expansive buffet are expected to include Punjabi Murgh Tikka, Rogan Josh and Calcutta Style Chicken Biryani. Other popular choices include Goan Prawn Ambotik, Gujrati Khadhi, Chicken Xacutti, Bombay Tawa Pulay and Beef Vindaloo, whilst those with a sweet tooth will love the Rasgulla, Jalebi, Kesar Peda and Sandesh. Wednesdays, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 195 (food only), AED 225 (soft beverages) and AED 325 (house beverages).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 8 September 2022

Tuck into a chocolate afternoon tea

Chocoholics should visit The Lobby Lounge or Observation Deck at 300 inside Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers for a sweet treat this month. Designed to celebrate the versatility of quality chocolate, guests can expect a lavish afternoon tea spread of handcrafted chocolate-inspired delights across a decadent stand. Available daily, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 230 per person at the Lobby Lounge or AED 260 per person at Observation Deck 300.

GO: Call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

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Friday 9 September 2022

Try a sky-high business lunch

Located on the 44th floor of Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, NONYA is now serving its menu of Southeast Asian dishes for lunch. Artfully prepared by the restaurant’s Head Chef Kong Sieng Yeuh, the meal begins with the soup of the day, followed by starters such as truffle crispy lotus stem, tiger prawn har gao and chicken Szechuan. The main courses feature black cod, buttermilk prawns, and NONYA’s signature chicken curry. A chef’s special dessert will also be served. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 99 per person 

GO: Follow @nonyadubai on Instagram for reservations or more information.

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Saturday 10 September 2022

Experience Omotenashi hospitality

Intersect by Lexus offers modern Asian dishes and renowned Japanese Omotenashi hospitality at its new weekend brunch. Featuring an array of sharing-style starters, a salad counter, delicious main courses and a surprise dessert surprise platter, the experience is enhanced with live music and an expression of the Lexus lifestyle. Highlight dishes include salmon carpaccio, nigiri and maki roll platters, banana-wrapped sea bream, wagyu rib eye steak and mushroom risotto. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 325 (house beverages) and AED 425 (bubbly).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 11 September 2022

Dine on Japanese specialities

Yamanote Atelier’s culinary experts have gathered unique Japanese delicacies and filled them with imagination. Whether it’s lunch or dinner that you’re craving, the popular Japanese bakery and café have introduced a selection of flavoursome main courses to fuel your day and leave you feeling nourished. The additions include katsu chicken curry, ginger truffle beef, Koju bass, and Mentaiko and Kani. The new dishes are available at Yamanote Al Ferdous, Yamanote Dubai Mall and the newly-opened Yamanote Mirdif Hills.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Yamanote Main Course

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