The best things to do in the UAE this week: 10 to 16 October
For fun and foodie adventures across the emirates, FACT have you covered.
As we venture into the second week of October, big plans are afoot. Not only will we be hosting the fourth annual FACT Spa & Wellness Awards UAE, but there are plenty of events, experiences and restaurants to keep you occupied.
Monday 10 October 2022
Have a Yum Cha experience at The Pointe
Known for its upscale dining environment and extensive menu, experience a traditional taste of China at Chuan. With the restaurant’s new Yum Cha offer, guests can revel in an array of appetisers, delectable dim sum, delicious desserts, and more. The Yum Cha menu gives guests a glimpse into the gastronomic marvel of Chuan whilst gazing upon the city’s most impressive fountain view from the spacious terrace, or sitting at the sleek and polished bar. Available Monday to Friday, from 4.30pm to 9pm. AED 188 per person.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 564 3888 for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Experience the best of Vegas at The Theater Dubai
The Theater welcomes a new season by celebrating its first anniversary on 10 October. The thrilling new Viva Las Vegas show sees international dancers and singers from Rome, Paris, St. Tropez, and Ibiza take to the stage to perform. Expect a myriad of fantastic shows consisting of dancers, acrobats, aerialists, and singers, with creative legend Guy Manoukian at the helm of this mind-blowing spectacle. The Theater Dubai is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 7pm to 3am.
GO: Visit www.thetheaterdubai.com or call 04 222 2268 for reservations.
Wednesday 12 October 2022
Celebrate one year of Caviar Kaspia
To celebrate the restaurant’s first anniversary, Caviar Kaspia have gone all out, reviving New York’s world-famous Studio 54 with a raucous costume party. The love of Disco music will take centre stage, transforming the DIFC hotspot with glitter and funk. From flared pants, statement earrings, and big hair, get your platforms ready to celebrate Caviar Kaspia whilst enjoying Royal Beluga caviar under a shimmering disco ball. Wednesday, 12 October, from 8:30 pm to 11pm. A deposit of AED 500 per head is applicable to secure bookings.
GO: Call 04 243 5633 for reservations and more information.
Thursday 13 October 2022
Discover the Japanese art of Kabuki
Netsu by Ross Shonhan at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, will pay homage to the traditional art of Kabuki with an exhibition from Japanese photographer Hiroshi Watanabe. Kabuki is a classical form of Japanese dance-drama dating back to 1603, and Watanabe’s acclaimed ‘Kabuki Secrets’ portrait series will be the first time his work has been exhibited in the Middle East. To elevate the experience further, Netsu will be serving a selection of theatrical dishes and cocktails throughout the month. These include the tuna tamaki hand roll, wagyu kawarayaki grill and Mont Blanc dessert, each prepared tableside to bring a Kabuki-inspired theatrical element to the experience. Available 12 October to 12 November, from 6:30pm to 11:30pm.
GO: Call 04 777 2232 for reservations and more information.
Friday 14 October 2022
Dine overlooking Al Maryah Island
The Instagramable Aqua restaurant at Rosewood Abu Dhabi offers gorgeous waterfront views from its chic dining room and terrace. Here, diners can enjoy an array of options, including a raw bar serving oysters paired with exquisite dressings such as apple jelly, kalamansi syrup and sa-cha aioli. Diners can also relish in Indian and Mexican flavours or the popular ‘Wood & Fire’ menu, which boasts tuna tartare and 12-hour burnt-end brisket. Available daily.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 15 October 2022
Indulge in Japanese and Korean cuisine
Feel the beat of contemporary Japanese and Korean cuisine in the heart of Al Barsha. At WAWA Dining, prepare to devour the flavours of fresh, exquisite, and exemplary dishes that will transport you to the land of the rising sun in one bite. From their crowd favourite, volcano maki, to the new and elevated tuna pizza, the Japanese experience isn’t complete without a slice of matcha cheesecake. Open daily from 12 to 3pm and 6pm until late.
GO: Visit https://wawa-dining.co or call 04 501 6189 for reservations and more information.
Sunday 16 October 2022
Make a splash with a Latin American pool day
With the cooler months finally here, the chic Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island has launched the ultimate Sunday offering, allowing guests to chill poolside and vibe out to live music whilst enjoying food and drinks at Capila – Pool Bar & Grill. Make a splash, bask in the winter sun and enjoy Latin American dishes such as anticuchos prepared at the live BBQ station. Sundays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 210 (soft beverages) and AED 295 (house beverages).
GO: Email email@example.com or call 02 208 6900 for reservations and more information.