Culinary creativity, concerts and entertainment bars are just some of the fun things you can enjoy across the UAE this weekend.
We may be midway through November already, but before the festive onslaught starts, we’ve collated the best culinary offers, concerts and exhibitions for you to enjoy this weekend — you can thank us later.
Friday 17 November
Have lunch at Signor Sassi
Signor Sassi is marking the arrival of its weekday lunch with the Andiamo A Pranzo menu. Translated as “Let’s go to lunch,” this offer includes a three-course menu of Signor Sassi signatures. Indulge in the Soup of the Day or Aubergine Parmigiana before enjoying Pizzetta Margherita, Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, Scottish Salmon Fillet or the Veal Lemon Escalope. Complete your meal with a refreshing Lemon Sorbet or the show-stopping Tiramisu. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 2:45pm. AED 145 (one starter, one main, and one dessert).
Put your game face on
Triple 7 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View, offers a dose of nostalgia with its vintage arcade machines and trendy bar. The adult-only venue features neon accents, graffiti-covered walls, bowling, pinball machines and virtual reality experiences. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, a menu of gourmet sliders, loaded nachos, made-to-order pizza and refreshing craft beverages await.
GO: Visit www.777dxb.com for reservations and more information.
Enjoy a meat feast
At Chef’s, a new smokehouse in Satwa, diners can indulge in a meaty meal of burgers, ribs, smoked BBQ sandwiches, and smoked platters, all slathered with the restaurant’s signature sauces. The FACT team adored the brisket plate accompanied by brioche toast, Chef’s fries, coleslaw and pickles, in addition to the Chef’s Smoked Burger, packed with the finest Wagyu beef.
GO: Follow @chefs_emirates on Instagram for more information.
Saturday 18 November
Immerse yourself in the world of Hayao Miyazaki
At the Theatre of Digital Art in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a work of art. The theatre offers an immersive multimedia experience that blends art, music and technology. For one night only, visitors can experience a mesmerising fusion crafted by Hayao Miyazaki and Joe Hisaishi, and presented by Armenian pianist Gayane Aslanyan. Prepare for an extraordinary musical voyage featuring renowned melodies from the animated movies Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke amidst an anime-inspired artwork in a 360° setting. Saturday 18 November at 8pm.
Visit www.toda.ae for more information.
Experience a sociable Saturday soirée
Embrace the al fresco dining season with the rhythmic beats of Del Mare-styled live DJ music at Alba Terrace in The Abu Dhabi EDITION. Indulge in a Mediterranean brunch, accompanied by a curated selection of bespoke Amalfi-inspired cocktails and a sommelier-curated wine collection. Whether you prefer the intimate interiors or dining amidst lush greenery, surrounded by serene pools and elegant wooden furnishings, this Mediterranean-themed retreat transcends the ordinary brunch experience. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 265 (food only) and AED 395 (food and house beverages).
Party at the All Africa Festival
The All Africa Festival is coming to Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Park this weekend. It will bring together entertainment from international musicians and local DJs while celebrating African culture. French-Congolese singer, songwriter, and rapper Gims will headline the event on Saturday 18 November. Known for his musical style that blends hip-hop and Afrobeat influences, revellers can expect to hear the tracks Sapés Comme Jamais and J’me Tire. Tickets to the All Africa Festival are now available from AED 105 via Platinumlist.
GO: Visit https://abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net for more information.
Sunday 19 November
Tuck into the all-day Belgian brunch
Experience an exceptional culinary journey with the all day brunch at Belgian Beer Café. The extended 11-hour brunch offers a fusion of flavours, exciting games, sports screenings and refreshing beverages. Sundays from 12pm to 11pm. AED 199 per person (three-hour sitting featuring traditional Belgian delights, free-flowing Belgian draught hops, grape, and house spirits).
GO: Email email@example.com for reservations and more information.
Brunch beneath the stars
Embark on the perfect weekend getaway with a sensational brunch beneath the stars at Buffalo Wings & Rings. Round up your friends and create lasting memories as you revel in a dazzling evening of wings, rings and a whole lot more. Available on weekend evenings from 8pm to 11pm. AED 119 (soft beverages) and AED 199 (house beverages).
Experience a night of retro chic
Elevate your Sunday evenings with a touch of 80s glamour at Bar Du Port. Retro Chic evenings come with fantastic terrace views, a DJ spinning disco tunes, and an exclusive package for ladies’. Expect a musical journey through the 80s and 90s, featuring tunes from Biggie and Tupac to Abba, Bon Jovi and Madonna. Sundays, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 180 for ladies (including two signature dishes and two glasses of wine)
GO: Visit www.barduportdubai.com for reservations and more information.