The best places to drink, dine and dance in the UAE this weekend.
Friday 12 August 2022
Treat yourself to afternoon tea
Enjoy an exquisite afternoon indulging in the Sahn Eddar Afternoon Tea at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Crafted from carefully sourced ingredients, the elegant menu offers a Mise en Bouche of Alaskan King Crab, Crustacean Jelly, Royal Baeri Caviar with Blinis, and a selection of finger sandwiches. The experience ends with homemade plain and raisin scones and a selection of delicate pastries. Available daily, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 490 (soft beverages) and AED 590 (including a glass of bubbles).
GO: Call 800 323232 for reservations and more information.
Dance the night away
Perched high above Dubai, on the 42nd floor of Media One Hotel, is acclaimed nightlife venue B018.DXB. The Beirut import will host a set from international DJ Edu Imbernón this weekend. From the lounge bars of Lebanon, the forests of Brazil and the beaches of Goa, Edu’s truly global touring schedule now brings him to the bunker at B018.DXB. Over the years, Edu has curated original music and remixes from the likes of Pleasurekraft, Blond:ish, Hot Since 82, Solomun and David August. Expect a unique evening of revelry revolving around melodic, emotive, and energetic electronic music.
GO: Follow @b018.dxb on Instagram for more information.
Saturday 13 August 2022
Gather the family for a new brunch
Those looking to elevate their summer season should look no further than the new Nahaam Saturday brunch at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. The Nahaam brunch sees delicious delicacies delivered straight to the table in a relaxed, sharing-style format. Begin with ‘Fresh Beginnings’ such as creamy burrata with confit candy tomatoes and a selection of sushi, sashimi, and seafood on ice. The ‘Metre Board’ is a striking centrepiece that boasts home-smoked beef brisket, grilled beef striploin, lamb fillet, and fresh seafood specialities like battered snapper fish and hearty grilled prawns. From chocolate fudge cake to cherry cheesecake and crème brûlée to freshly prepared nitrogen ice cream, everyone’s favourite desserts can also be enjoyed. Saturday from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverage), AED 375 (house beverages) and AED 550 (bubbly).
GO: Call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.
Party with a disco legend
Head to a hedonist, dystopian counter-culture Asian Mediterranean bar and restaurant inspired by the 70s Chinatown of New York this weekend. Electric Pawn Shop at the H Hotel Dubai brings legendary DJ Danny Krivit from New York to Dubai this weekend. Danny’s funk-laced beats and disco sounds will take over the decks of Electric Pawn Shop alongside co-Owner and DJ Lobito Brigante. Saturday 13 August, from 6pm.
GO: Visit www.electricpawnshop.com for reservations and more information.
Sunday 14 August 2022
Tuck into a wood-fired breakfast
11Woodfire on Jumeirah Beach Road has already been recognised by the Michelin Guide Dubai and a royal visit from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. The venue has recently expanded its offerings with a new breakfast menu, featuring Beef Cheeks Benedict, French Toast Egg Slider and Salted Cod and Chorizo Stew. Elsewhere, the Slayer Breakfast features enjoy eggs your way with sourdough bread, smashed avocado and sautéed asparagus.
GO: Follow @11woodfire on Instagram for more information.
Indulge in sunsets and seafood
Sontaya at The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is elevating the summer season with a curated menu dedicated to the most majestic of all seafood ingredients. The luxurious and decadent Lobster King experience is designed for two to share. Starting with a delicate amuse-bouche platter, guests are eased into the evening with starters such as poached Boston lobster broth and Saengwa salad. Dumplings filled with chaw muang lobster and hoi cho king crab are followed by the signature Sontaya Talay. The evening concludes with a platter of traditional Asian pastries. Available on Saturdays and Sundays, from 6pm to midnight. AED 595 per couple.