Business lunches, weekend brunches and live music result in the best things to do in Dubai this weekend.
Friday 13 May 2022
Kick-off the weekend with an authentic Italian lunch
Inside the opulent Waldorf Astoria DIFC, The Artisan offers an impressive three-course business lunch. Begin with the Zuppa di Lenticchie di Castelluccio or the classic Bruschetta al Pomodoro, before tucking into the main courses of either Spaghettini al Pomodoro e Burrata or corn fed chicken breast. To finish, The Artisan’s homemade cheesecake will refresh the palate. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm. AED 120 (three courses).
GO: Call 04 338 8133 for reservations and more information.
Escape to Bavaria at Ernst
Dubai’s first authentic Biergarten and Wirtshaus is now open at 25hours Hotel One Central. Ernst caters to every type of appetite and palate, offering classic dishes such as Bavarian sausage, traditional pretzels, sauerkraut and veal escalope. A spacious outdoor terrace overlooks the Burj Khalifa and is where guests can participate in curling, a national sport in Bavaria.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and more information.
Saturday 14 May 2022
Tuck into Turkish delights at Sirali
Known for fusing Turkey’s 500-year-old culinary legacy with modern and artistic presentations, Sirali in Al Habtoor City is launching a breakfast menu this weekend. The bountiful offering includes Sahine made of butter, honey and tahini and served with roasted sesame, Antep pita bread made with cheese, sugar, and pistachio, and scrambled eggs with tomatoes and green pepper. Available on Saturdays only. AED 160 per person.
GO: Call 058 582 7092 for reservations and more information.
Groove to live music at Q’s Bar and Lounge
Jeremy Isaac is the latest artist in residence at Palazzo Versace Dubai. Having worked with Angie Stone, Charlie Wilson and Celine Dion, the singer brings his unique blend of neo-soul, Latin percussion and modern R&B to Palazzo Versace Dubai’s fully soundproofed, all-around leather interior jazz bar and lounge for your listening pleasure. Wednesday to Sunday, from 7pm to 1am. AED 250 per person minimum (Wednesdays and Thursdays) and AED 350 per person minimum spend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).
Sunday 15 May 2022
Surround yourself with sun, sand and sea at Eva Beach House
Eva Beach House is Dubai’s latest beachside destination, blending Tulum-style seaside dining with an artisanal culinary experience. While most of the venue is devoted to high-energy dining, there’s also a beach and pool where guests may gather for refreshments or a leisurely weekend while enjoying the sunset against West Palm Beach views and a soundtrack of Tulum’s mystical – and always rhythmic – vibes.
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Brunch on Tokyo-style pizza at Akiba Dori
Japanese street-food restaurant Akiba Dori have launched a brand-new Sunday Brunch exclusively for the new JBR location. Set within the outdoor air-conditioned terrace space at The Pavilion, brunch-goers can expect a table full of Akiba’s signature dishes, including Akiba rock shrimps, crispy calamari, Akiba maki rolls, gyoza, chicken katsu sliders, Tokyo-style Pizza and desserts to finish. Sundays from 12pm to 4pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 449 (premium beverages).
GO: Call 058 824 5150 for reservations and more information.