Six top things to do in Dubai this weekend: May 20 to 22
Weekend breakfasts, leisurely lunches and family fun are all on the agenda for a memorable weekend in Dubai.
Thursday 20 May 2021
Pronto Lunch at ARMANI/RISTORANTE, Armani Hotel Dubai
Let Armani’s enthusiastic chefs fire up your taste buds with a lunch menu of tempting dishes that deliver big Italian flavours but are served Rapido. The Pronto Lunch is available with a choice of two or three courses, inclusive of tea and coffee. Starters include the signature golden burrata, grilled octopus, slow-cooked veal loin or mixed salad. For the main event, enjoy traditional beef lasagna, lobster soup with caviar, pan-seared wild seabass or veal Milanese. End the journey with a classic tiramisu, “Amalfi” lemon meringue tartlet or Piemonte hazelnut Plaisir chocolate mousse. Available Sunday to Thursday, from 12:30pm to 3pm. AED 149 (two courses) or AED 199 (three courses).
GO: Call (0)4 888 3666 for reservations and more information.
Visit the ‘creatures of the night’ walkthrough at The Green Planet
Slow lorises, Burmese pythons, marine toads and more nocturnal animals await at Dubai’s only indoor rainforest. The Green Planet now offers a unique opportunity to discover the special activities of the nocturnal rainforest animals when darkness falls! Then special walkthrough is included in the price of a general admission ticket, allows guest to watch the nocturnal species go about their day-to-day activities in the dark. Available daily. AED 120 per person.
GO: Visit www.thegreenplanetdubai.ae for reservations and more information.
Friday 21 May 2021
The best of Eurovision at Reform Social & Grill
Channel your inner pop star with the perfect lip-sync and air grab combo as Reform Social & Grill throws the ultimate pre-party in their Summer Garden this Friday. Jon Bessant and Em, together with Mais Musica, will be in control of the tunes with Eurovision’s best-of-the-best on repeat – think ABBA, Gina G, Katrina and the Waves and all the other classics in between. In celebration of Eurovision’s grand finale, which will be screened globally on Saturday 22 May, Friday’s lunch will include games, pub grub and free-flowing beverages. Friday 21 May, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 375 per person (three courses and three hours of beverages).
GO: Call (0)4 454 2638 for reservations and more information.
The Great British Brunch at Tipsy Lion, Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Dubai’s most rock ‘n’ rolling brunch is back at Tipsy Lion this weekend with the very best British cuisine that Blighty has to offer. The brunch begins with prawn stars, chicken tikka and vegan “Buffalo” wings, followed by platters and main courses, including plant-based sliders, fish and chips and butter chicken pie. Desserts include beloved British classics sticky toffee pudding and apple crumble. Toes will be tapping to the live music provided by The Boxtones and Tipsy Lion’s resident DJ, mixed in with pub games and free-flowing beverages. Fridays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 279 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 399 (sparkling)
GO: Visit www.tipsyliondubai.com for reservations and more information.
Saturday 22 May 2021
Unlimited Yorkshires with roast at Lock Stock & Barrel
Lock, Stock & Barrel is known for its live entertainment, nightlife and its traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings. Choose two succulent meats from chicken, beef or lamb, topped with fresh homemade gravy and served with unlimited Yorkshire puddings. There’s a complimentary beverage too. Available Saturdays from 2pm, and Sundays from 4pm. AED 120 per person.
GO: Call (0)4392 7120 (JBR) and (0)4 514 9195 (Barsha Heights) for reservations and more information.
All You Can Eat Weekend Breakfast at Bounty Beets, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
With a reputation as one of the most Instagrammable spots in town, the new Bounty Beets at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre is upping the ante with an unlimited weekend breakfast offer. Tuck into date cake, rose pudding, yoghurt and berries, tropical bowls, carrot cake pancakes, oh crepe, active waffle, avo toast, breakfast pizza, benediction, scrambled eggs, frittata and a selection of coffee, tea and pressed juices. Available on Fridays and Saturdays, from 8am to 12pm. AED 100 per person and AED 35 (glass of sparkling or cocktail).
GO: Call (0)4 702 2455 for reservations and more information.