The best things to do in the UAE this week: 30 January to 5 February
For adventures across the emirates, FACT have you covered.
As we venture into the first week of February brunches, jazz nights and interactive workshops are all on the agenda for a week of fun and frivolity. Read on for our picks of the week.
Monday 30 January
Experience the allure of French dining
Head to Penelope’s Brasserie & Jazz Bar Américain on Monday evenings to enjoy the French bistro classic, Steak Frites. Originating in France, this heartwarming dish consists of a steak served with tossed fries, a salade de maman, and paired with a bottle of house wine. With views of Yas Marina as your backdrop, it’s the ideal way to kick-start the week in style. Mondays, from 5pm. AED 399 per person.
GO: Visit www.penelopes.ae or call 052 221 0097 for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 31 January
Participate in a glow-in-the-dark art class
Infinity des Lumières has partnered with We Love Art to launch the first 5D painting experience in the UAE. Available to those 16 years and above, the experience includes a 40 x 50cm canvas of the Dubai skyline to bring to life with glow-in-the-dark paint. Guests will also have access to Infinity des Lumières current exhibit, ‘Raise Vibration’, after the class. Tuesday 31 January, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 390 per person.
GO: Visit www.infinitylumieres.com for reservations and more information.
Wednesday 1 February
Head to a mafia-inspired restaurant for a night of jazz
Experience a sophisticated evening at The Nice Guy’s new Wednesday Jazz Night series. Here, guests can enjoy live jazz performances while dining on a menu featuring Lobster Pizza, Cacio e Pepe, and Margherita Pizza paired with indulgent craft cocktails. The intimate lounge and restaurant, inspired by the decadent era of Mafia bars and restaurants, features a recently opened outdoor patio and terrace with views of DIFC’s skyline. The event is by reservation only. Wednesdays, from 8pm to 11pm.
GO: Follow @theniceguydubai on Instagram for more information.
Thursday 2 February
Enjoy a Caribbean feast
Caribbean hotspot Miss Lily’s is the place to feast on Jamaican delights on Thursday nights. The Foreign + Yard offer includes a menu of Caribbean cuisine, including Beef, Chicken, or Callaloo Patties, Curry Goat served with steamed roti and jasmine rice, or the Yaad Bird with jerk chicken, coleslaw, and mac & cheese. Expect Caribbean vibes from DJ Crown Prince and Mr. Levier in addition to craft cocktails. Thursdays, from 7pm. AED 220.
GO: Visit www.misslilys.com for reservations and more information.
Friday 3 February
Check out an intimate omakase
Solemann Haddad’s FACT Award-winning omakase now boats arena seating for 12 people and a new menu. Presenting an alluring blend of Middle Eastern flavours and the Japanese pursuit of perfection across nine exciting courses, the new menu at Moonrise also pays homage to Solemann’s childhood inspirations. Enjoy creations such as the grilled cheese (36-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano and black pepper emulsion), Hokkaido Scallops (Ponzu Beurre Blanc and Fried Kelp) and Khoory Kabab (fermented A5 Wagyu, celeriac, smoked kabab jus and a shiso bouquet). Moonrise offers nightly seatings at 6:30pm and 9:30pm, from Monday to Saturday. AED 650 per person.
GO: Visit www.moon-rise.xyz for reservations and more information.
Saturday 4 February
Try a new family brunch in the capital
Enchanted is the ultimate family brunch at Vendôme inside the majestic Emirates Palace. Expect a variety of international dishes, including Beef Wellington, Seared Asian Beef, Lime Shrimp, Grilled Sea Bass and Classic Ratatouille. Meanwhile, a troupe of entertainers will include singers, dancers and fairy tale characters. Children can sing and dance in the Fairytale Corner, decorate cookies at the Mini Chef Corner and enjoy the Face Painting Corner. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages), AED 550 (premium beverages), AED 650 (bubbly) and AED 150 (children aged four to 12 years).
GO: Visit www.familybrunchdubai.com for reservations and more information.
Sunday 5 February
Have dinner with Kylie Jenner
The London Project has partnered with Madame Tussauds to create an exclusive package offering guests admission to Madame Tussauds and a two-course meal. Expect to see an impressive lineup of A-listers recreated in wax before and tucking into The London Project’s signature dishes such as Seafood Casuela and Tiger Prawns Linguine. Available daily. AED 495.
GO: Visit www.thelondonproject.com for reservations and more information.