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The best things to do in Dubai this week: 14 to 20 August

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As we venture into the middle of August, brunches and bold dining experiences return in full force following the slow summer season. Read on for our picks of the week.

Monday 14 August

Embark on a sunset soirée

attiko at W Dubai – Mina Seyahi offers dining with 180-degree views of the Dubai skyline as part of its new Summer Social offer. Drawing inspiration from Asian gardens, the space is adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows that embrace the panoramic scenery, so diners can enjoy the view while indulging in a generous sushi platter and a premium bottle of wine or sake. Available Monday to Thursday from 5pm. AED 295 per person.

GO: Email or call 04 350 9983 for reservations and more information.


Tuesday 15 August

Join a fiesta with Torno Subito’s Ferragosto Special Menu 

The FACT Award-winning Torno Subito will celebrate Ferragosto with a special set menu. The MICHELIN Starred Italian restaurant at W Dubai – The Palm will toast the occasion with a menu of Italian delicacies. From the tantalising Fritto Riviera, Pizza Bufalina, and Agnello Scottadito to the flavorful Patate E Peperoni and Meluzo Alla Mediterranea, the culinary selection will commemorate the Italian holiday that marks the pinnacle of summer. Tuesday, 15 August, from 6:30pm to 11pm. AED 450 per person.

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

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Wednesday 16 August 

Paint and sip on Palm Jumeirah

Sola Jazz Lounge at Raffles The Palm Dubai has joined forces with ArtFem to create a Jazz-themed Paint and Grape event. Here, attendees can tap into their inner artists in a guided painting workshop while grooving to jazz. Each participant will be equipped with all the required materials to craft their own masterpiece. The food selection includes Crab Cakes, Fried Chicken Sliders, Mac N Cheese Bite and Popcorn Shrimp Tacos, and Fried Chicken Sliders. Guests can also select three beverages from an exclusive cocktail menu. Wednesday, 16 August, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 399 per person. 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information. 

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Thursday 17 August 

Experience Silk Night at Hutong Dubai

Acclaimed Northern Chinese restaurant Hutong Dubai has launched its splendid “Silk Night”. Here, ladies are invited to indulge in two hours of Italian sparkling wine, house spirits and cocktails. Nestled in the heart of DIFC, Hutong Dubai is an exceptional destination where the interiors are inspired by ‘The Four Arts’ of the Qing Dynasty. “Silk Night” forges the perfect backdrop for a glamorous evening. Thursdays, from 10pm. AED 98 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Friday 18 August 

Enjoy an elegant afternoon tea

Experience the essence of summer with Address Grand Creek Harbour’s new “A Summer Fantasy” afternoon tea. Discover an array of carefully chosen teas, delightful sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and picture-perfect pastries crafted with the finest seasonal ingredients. Expect Salmon Sandwiches, Milles Feuilles, Chocolate Saint-Honoré, Citrus Baba, Lemon Basil Swiss Roll, Vanilla Canelés, and Chocolate Macaron Crunchy Praline. Available daily from 2pm to 7pm. AED 195 per person and AED 350 per couple.

GO: Email or call 04 275 8833 for reservations and more information.


Saturday 19 August 

Tuck into a new brunch

The newly opened Reef & Beef in Downtown Dubai is the ultimate haven for steak enthusiasts. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, immerse yourself in a sharing-style brunch featuring Dibba Bay Oysters, velvety Burrata, Steak Tartar, Australian Tenderloin, Grilled Whole Baby Chicken, and Chargrilled Sea Bream. This opulent set menu extends its offerings to include an ensemble of complementary sides and sauces, ranging from French Fries to Truffled Mashed Potato. Brunch ends with the unveiling of a Grand Dessert Platter. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 150 (soft beverages, AED 200 (house beverages) and AED 300 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.


Sunday 20 August 

Take a trip to Cuba at CÉ LA VI Dubai

Wind down the weekend at CÉ LA VI Dubai, where a night of enchanting live music awaits. Prepare to be mesmerised by the sensational Cubache band, who will transport you to the heart of Cuba with their captivating rhythms and melodies. While enjoying the music, why not tuck into the FACT Award-winning restaurant’s new menu, featuring Beef Short Rib Crquettes, Hamachi Crudo, Grilled Red Mullet and an extensive sushi selection? Sundays, from 9pm to 11pm.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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