The best things to do in the UAE this week: 19 to 25 September
Culinary escapades, nightlife soirees and a round of pub golf are just some of the fun things you can experience across the seven emirates this week.
Monday 19 September 2022
Have a chic business lunch
New Italian restaurant Chic Nonna is now open for lunch, allowing diners to take advantage of the venue’s impressive dining room with its views of the Burj Khalifa. Impress your colleagues and clients with a menu of traditional Italian flavours brought to life with a contemporary twist. The business lunch offering features two or three courses, including coffee. Available daily from 12pm to 3pm. AED 135 (two courses) and AED 165 (three courses). You can read FACT’s recent review of Chic Nonna here.
GO: Visit www.chicnonna.com for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 20 September 2022
Party on a rooftop at this ladies’ night
With its stunning rooftop location and views over Dubai Water Canal, nightlife venue Seven Sisters Dubai combines Nikkei cuisine, out-of-this-world cocktails and immersive entertainment for its Tuesday evening Vibes & Views Ladies Night. Here, diners can indulge in a dish from Seven Sisters Dubai’s eclectic fusion menu, in addition to an open bar for three hours. The package is priced at AED 100 for those who want to party from 7pm to 10pm and AED 120 for the night owls looking to experience Seven Sisters between 10pm and 1am.
GO: Visit https://7sistersdubai.com for reservations and more information.
Wednesday 21 September 2022
Partake in a twilight tipple
Dubai-based Jimmy Barrat was previously the global bar development director of Zuma. However, after spending fifteen years with the group, he has decided to venture out independently with the opening of Ergo inside The Dubai EDITION. For an early evening tipple, Ergo’s daily aperitivo offers two dishes and two beverages from a selection that includes beef tartare, Ergo wagyu sliders, pan-seared shrimps in pastis sauce, and smoked oysters. Beverage options include the Ergo Negroni, Raging Bull, Kingda Ka, Ron Jeremy or a glass of rosé or pinot noir. Available daily from 6pm to 9pm. Read FACT’s recent review of Ergo here.
GO: Follow @ergo.dubai on Instagram for more information.
Thursday 22 September 2022
Eat modern Japanese for lunch
NIRI Restaurant and Bar, perched on the picturesque Saadiyat shoreline, is embracing the locale with the launch of a business lunch menu curated by head chef and sushi master, Yasuyuki Takemoto. The menu showcases exciting new additions such as baby chicken, shio bream, alongside guest favourites such as hamachi goma ponzu and mushroom yakimeshi. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 99 per person (miso soup, starter, main and dessert).
GO: Visit www.nirirestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Friday 23 September 2022
Indulge in a spice soirée
Fine-dining Indian restaurant Varq at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, invites diners to indulge in its new evening brunch. Celebrating Indian flavours and delicacies, expect a gastronomic journey through some of India’s most coveted culinary traditions, with handpicked ingredients, modern presentation, and a curated beverage selection. Fridays, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 399 (soft beverages), AED 599 (house beverages) and AED 799 (Champagne).
GO: Email email@example.com or call 058 569 1033 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 24 September 2022
Brunch like you’re on the Italian Riviera
Live La Dolce Vita every Saturday with Michelin-lauded Torno Subito’s La Riviera Saturday brunch. Bringing a taste of the Italian Riviera to Palm Jumeirah, diners can expect a selection of refreshing beverages and delectable Italian dishes, including cured sea bream pistachio, tagliatella cuttlefish, burrata with basil pesto, pasta mista ceci cozze and cannolo di ragu Napoletano provola e pomodoro, followed by the classic tiramisubito and pink cheesecake. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 425 (house beverages) and AED 525 (premium beverages).
GO: Visit www.tornosubitodubai.com or call 04 245 5800 for reservations and more information.
Sunday 25 September 2022
Play a round of pub golf
Adding to its big-screen sports, daily promotions, and a mouth-watering grill menu, Blu Sky Lounge & Grill at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi has introduced some extra sporting fun. Tee it up with the new Trackman, offering the only pub golf in the capital to ensure that Friday-night-feeling every night of the week. Prices start from just AED 85 per hour for up to four people.
GO Visit https://bit.ly/trackmangolfreserve for reservations and more information.