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The best things to do in the UAE this week: 3 to 9 October

From culinary adventures to live entertainment, FACT has you covered with a week of fun activities. 

As we venture into the first week of October (and the arrival of coolers weather), brunches, memorable dining experiences and live music are all on the agenda. Read on for our picks of the week across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Monday 3 October 2022

Celebrate Wine Week

Embark on a trip to the vineyards of Italy and enjoy a selection of deep reds and crisp whites with your family and friends. Address Boulevard’s Wine Week promotion is available during dinner service amidst the luxurious surroundings of The Restaurant, offering a three-course Italian-inspired menu complemented with wine pairings. Available 3 to 9 October, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 399 per person.

GO: Email dineatboulevard@addresshotels.com or call 04 561 8888 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 4 October 2022

Dine at the world’s highest infinity pool

Located on Level 77 of the Address Beach Resort, ZETA Seventy Seven offers diners a culinary treat with its Asian fusion menu and views across the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah. Offering a range of delicacies over four unique courses, guests can enjoy a sky-high dining experience featuring crispy fried prawns, chicken robata, grilled lobster and miso black cod whilst towering high above the glittering Dubai skyline. Available daily. AED 477 per person. 

GO: Visit www.addresshotels.com for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 5 October 2022

Dance the night away at Dubai Opera

Footloose The Musical is shuffling its way from London’s West End to Dubai Opera. The musical is based on the 1980s film. Tap your toes to the 80s soundtrack, and catch a glimpse of the stars Jake Quickenden and Darren Day in action. The musical runs from 5 to 8 October and tickets start from AED 275.

GO: Visit www.dubaiopera.com for more information.

Dubai Opera’s autumn season

Thursday 6 October 2022

See The Gypsy Queens perform live

Multinational French pop band, The Gypsy Queens, will perform live for two consecutive evenings at Beefbar Dubai this week. Expect wine and fine food backed by a selection of toe-tapping songs performed by the band comprising five singers and musicians. In the past, the Gypsy Queens have performed for the likes of Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Madonna and over 50 heads of state. Known for their acoustic sets inspired by The Beach Boys and The Beatles, it promises to be an unmissable night of live music. Available on 6 and 7 October, from 9pm. 

GO: Call 04 423 2238 for reservations and more information.

The Gypsy Queens

Friday 7 October 2022

Party at a Gatsby-inspired Brunch 

Taking guests back in time to the glamour of the roaring 1920s, the Gatsby Brunch at Ray’s Bar provides a flawless fusion of delicious cuisine, live music, classic cocktails and sensational views from the 62nd floor of Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. The traditional cold bites encompass healthy classics such as Waldorf salad and potted Alaskan crab, while the array of hearty hot bites features delicious morsels such as braised short rib, lamb wellington and spinach and artichoke tart. The decadent journey ends on a sweet note with rhubarb and apple pie, wild berry pavlova, sticky toffee pudding and more delectable and perfectly crafted desserts. Fridays, from 5pm to 9pm. AED 379 (house beverages), AED 479 (sparkling) and AED 679 (bubbly).

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

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Saturday 8 October 2022

Enjoy a French Saturday afternoon picnic

A refined and relaxed brunch alternative, Picnic C’est Chic at Brasserie Boulud makes eating out on weekends a family-friendly affair, with a French-inspired picnic hamper brimming with a fine selection of barbecue grillades, freshly baked breads, colourful salads, and some French fancies from the pastry kitchen to end the meal on a sweet note. Brasserie Boulud was recently recognised within the UAE Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand category, making it the perfect excuse to visit (if you haven’t already). Available on Saturdays. AED 195 (soft beverages) and AED 349 (house beverages).

GO: Visit sofitel-dubai-theobelisk.com or call 04 324 9999 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 9 October 2022

Visit a water circus 

We are buzzing with excitement as Cirque du Liban, the Middle East’s first travelling water circus, have put together a show bursting with spectacular stunts and amazing aerialists. The Fontana show at Festival Bay is so unique that it takes place in the tailor-made Aquatic Theatre. The big top tent has seats arranged in a grandstand format, so you won’t miss a drop of the water-packed action. The thrilling theatrics range from a dancing musical fountain to motorcycle stunts. During the show, you’ll be wowed by a range of circus performers including dancers, aerialists and good old-fashioned clowns. Available daily.

GO: Visit www.cirqueduliban.com for tickets and more information.

Fontana in Dubai

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