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The best of Dubai this weekend: 7 to 9 January

Weekend brunches, live music and culinary celebrations mark the end of the new UAE working week.

Friday 7 January 2022

Indulge in the Trèsind Studio X Quintonil collaborative dinner

Considering team FACT hailed Trèsind Studio as ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the FACT Dining Awards Dubai 2021, it’s evident that we’re big fans of Chef Himanshu Saini’s culinary prowess. The young tastemaker is gearing up to join forces with Chef Jorge Vallejo for an exciting dining event from 7 to 9 January. Diners will be treated to a selection of Vallejo’s signature dishes alongside a curated selection of new dishes by Saini for AED 995 per person (food only), with both 6:30pm and 9:30pm seatings available.

GO: Visit or call 056 420 9754 for reservations and more information.

Trèsind Studio

Watch Rogelio Douglas Jr. perform at Q’s Bar & Lounge

Starting 2022 with a bang, Palazzo Versace Dubai will see the triumphant return of singer Rogelio Douglas Jr. to the stage at Q’s Bar this weekend. The performer will be bringing down the house with his live performances featuring the songs of Otis Redding, John Legend and Pharrell Williams, mixed in with the sounds of Motown. Following the immense popularity of his three residencies, Rogelio will be performing his soulful music at Palazzo Versace’s intimate jazz bar for five nights only. AED 350 per person minimum spend on weekends.

GO: Email or call 04 556 8805 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 8 January 2022

Brunch under the shadow of Ain Dubai at SHI

SHI, the opulent Chinese restaurant near Ain Dubai, offers a new brunch featuring an indulgent three-course set menu. The brunch commences with a variety of sushi, followed by crispy duck bao buns, dim sums, prawn salad and crispy soft-shell crab. Diners can then indulge in main courses, with choice in Wagyu beef in black pepper sauce, wok-tossed lobster, grilled Chilean seabass with honey sauce and corn-fed chicken with black bean sauce. Desserts include taro crème brûlée and mochi, while DJ Joker takes the lead on entertainment. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 380 (soft beverages), AED 480 (house beverages) and AED 650 (bubbly).

GO: Email or call 04 393 9990 for reservations and more information.

SHI Bluewaters Dubai

Enjoy a Botanical Brunch at The London Project

The London Project on Bluewaters Island has moved its weekly Botanical Brunch to Saturday lunchtimes to welcome the UAE’s new working week. Guests can expect free-flowing beverages, a fusion of sharing-style starters, a choice of main course, as well as a selection of sweets and live entertainment at the foot of Dubai’s newest must-see attraction, Ain Dubai. An energy-inducing atmosphere is provided by a live saxophonist and resident DJ Rootical Deep, who takes to the decks to create an upbeat vibe with current beats. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 375 (house beverages) and AED 475 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit or call 054 306 1822 for reservations and more information.

The London Project

Sunday 9 January 2022

Enjoy a winter wonderland at the Chalet 105 pop-up

Chalet 105 returns for another season, delighting guests with a distinctly offbeat and mountainous setting at two different locations in Dubai – La Cantine du Faubourg and Twiggy by La Cantine. Warm hospitality and hearty alpine cuisine set the stage for a unique dining experience enhanced by the collaboration with Montblanc, the luxury European Maison that takes its name from the snow-capped mountain. Designed with vintage furniture, skis and a lovely fireplace, Chalet 105 lends the perfect atmosphere to a festive dinner event with friends, colleagues or loved ones. A special selection of Savoie inspired cuisine offers an authentic alpine experience from cheese fondues, raclettes to delectable chocolate desserts.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Life is Sweet Brunch at Al Maeda

For a perfect Sunday with beautiful views, diners are invited to indulge in the Life is Sweet brunch featuring some of Al Maeda’s signature food and beverage options. The brunch is complemented by live entertainment, outdoor seating, pool and beach access. Sundays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 425 (sparkling beverages).

GO: Call 055 166 8092 for reservations and more information.

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