Weekend brunches, live performances and plenty of excuses for fun in the sun.
Friday 11 March 2022
Enjoy a Carrie Bradshaw themed brunch at Hudson Tavern
This Friday evening brunch is inspired by the television character, Carrie Bradshaw. Diners will be handed a Cosmo upon arrival as they dine on New York classics, including shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad and Nashville hot chicken sliders. Hudson Tavern’s master mixologist will whip up signature cocktails and the venue will be decorated with props inspired by the legendary series. Fridays, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 395 (cocktails and bubbly).
GO: Visit hydedubai.com for reservations and more information.
Watch Giggs perform live on the Palm
Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah will host British Grime artist Giggs on Friday night. The rapper rose to fame after his critically acclaimed debut album Walk in Da Park in 2008 and has since collaborated with Drake, Ed Sheeran, Skepta, JME and Lethal Bizzle. Friday 11 March, from 10pm. Entry by reservation only.
GO: Visit sohogardendxb.com for reservations and more information.
Saturday 12 March 2022
Indulge in Dubai’s longest brunch at AKA
Dubai’s longest brunch has started at The Pointe and includes five hours of food, beverages and fun. Diners can order unlimited food and drink from a menu full of the Japanese restaurant’s delicious dishes that include a chef’s selection of sushi, Wagyu sando, spicy seafood noodles and chicken skewers. Desserts boast chocolate fondant and a mochi selection. DJ Loskin will be keeping the vibe buzzing with a playlist that includes mainstream hits throughout the five-hour party. Saturdays from 1pm to 6pm. AED 310 (soft beverages for ladies), AED 350 (soft beverages for gents), AED 510 (house beverages for ladies), AED 550 (house beverages for gents), AED 745 (Champagne for ladies) and AED 890 (Champagne for gents).
Enjoy afternoon tea with Pierre Gagnaire at InterContinental Dubai Festival City
The only afternoon tea by a three Michelin star chef in Dubai. Indulge in an authentic Parisian culinary experience with the man himself at Choix by Pierre Gagnaire. The offering includes signature scones, pastries and the finest tea selection. Saturday 12 March, from 5pm. AED 100 per person.
GO: Visit www.dubaifestivalcityhotels.com for reservations and more information.
Sunday 13 March 2022
Enjoy 25% discount on brunch at Akira Back Dubai
The Social Sunday at Akira Back Dubai offers a relaxed way to end the weekend overlooking Burj Al Arab and the waters of the Arabian Gulf. Hosted on the terrace or within the chic confines of the restaurant, diners can indulge in a choice of three starters, such as creamy spinach salad, eggplant miso, lobster tempura and the signature AB Tacos. Main courses invite foodies to select one sushi or sashimi dish and one main course, from options that include the famous miso black cod or 48-hour short rib. The Sunday Social culminates with Harumaki or the spice souq for dessert. Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 695 (bubbly).
Have a leisurely Sunday brunch at The Surf Club
Surf Club at Palm West Beach offers a beach-side brunch on Sunday afternoons. To begin, brunch-goers can graze on honey glazed short ribs, baked feta and honey and a mixed sushi platter. To follow, diners have a choice of main from dishes such as Black Angus ribeye, spaghetti alle tartufo and miso-glazed salmon. To end the afternoon, sharing desserts include profiteroles, key lime pie and pineapple carpaccio. Bringing a true Californian cool meets Hamptons glamour to Dubai, Surf Club will keep the tempo of the afternoon flowing with an upbeat soundtrack. Sundays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 395 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).