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Your UAE Weekend Guide: 27 to 29 January

9 top dining deals to enjoy this weekend.

The final weekend in January has arrived and we have plenty of brunches, breakfasts and beverages to recommend. 

Friday 27 January 2023

Prepare to have your mind blown

Mind magician Keith Barry brings his magic to McGettigan’s JLT this weekend. Having appeared in over forty international TV shows in addition to his own successful series, “Hypnotize Me” and “Deception with Keith Barry”, the magician has performed magic on celebrities such as Bono, Nicole Scherzinger and Woody Harrelson. Having sold out venues across the US, Australia, Canada, Spain, South Africa, and the UK, Barry now brings his “Mind Games” to Dubai. Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January, from 7pm. AED 75 (including a complimentary drink).

GO: Visit mcgettingans.com/shop for reservations and more information.

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Join a cocktail collab

Following successful takeovers in October and November, Sidecar, currently ranked #26 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list, will showcase its skills at the Library Bar in The Abu Dhabi EDITION. Hailing from Delhi, Sidecar’s Bar Manager, Lopsang Lama and his team will bring their unique tastes and mixology techniques to the Library Bar, where visitors can enjoy their creations while listening to the in-house DJ. Friday 27 January, from 7pm.

GO: Call 02 208 0000 for reservations and more information. 

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Celebrate Brunch Nation

Experience the flavours of the British Isles and beyond at The Croft. Take a seat next to the open kitchen and watch the skilled chefs create classic British dishes, while taking in the views of Dubai Marina. Brunch Nation offers dishes and beverages inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Commonwealth. Fridays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 399 (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.marriott.com and more information.

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Saturday 28 January 2023

Escape to Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

Enjoy the breezy weather overlooking the Indian Ocean at Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort this weekend. Guests checking into the beach resort are guaranteed a sea-facing room, access to the private beach and swimming pool, a dedicated kid’s club, and more than seven restaurants and bars. The hotel’s Half Board package includes buffet meals at Views Restaurant, where you can enjoy flavours from around the World, lunch at Gonu Bar & Grill or Italian delights at Sapore.

GO: Visit www.marriott.com for reservations and more information.

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Indulge in the Ultimate Island Brunch

White Restaurant at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island offers a unique brunch experience within the elegant dining room or on the ocean-view terrace. The brunch features a variety of live cooking stations showcasing international cuisines from the hotel’s collection of award-winning restaurants, such as Mare Mare for a taste of Italy and Tean for Levantine flavours. The brunch also includes music from a live band. Available Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 475 (house beverages), and AED 600 (premium bubbly).

GO: Email jsirestaurants@jumeirah.com or call 02 811 4342 for reservations and more information.


Brunch in the clouds

Prime68 presents a new generation of steakhouse, where supreme quality ingredients are served in an elegant yet modern style. Enjoy an afternoon feast above the clouds with prime steaks and signature dishes, served family-style. Saturdays, from 1pm until 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages).

GO: Visit www.marriott.com for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 29 January 2023

Indulge in a Parisian breakfast

Curated by Chef Izu Ani, the elegant breakfast menu at La Maison Ani is inspired by his passion and Parisienne Joie du Vivre. La Maison Ani’s beautiful petit déjeuner menu features a selection of classic egg dishes, cooked to preference, Chef Izu’s signature French Toast, a colourful fruit salad and vegan mango chia pudding. Diners can also relish in freshly baked artisan breads, homemade Viennoiserie, and enticing pastries. Available daily, from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

GO: Email reservations@lamaisonani-restaurants.com or call 04 456 1989 for reservations and more information.

La Maison Ani

Have a leisurely weekend meal at RSVP

At RSVP, guests can enjoy a unique blend of old-world elegance and Asian influences. The BoxPark restaurant has now introduced a Parisian-style breakfast and brunch, featuring a homemade Boulangerie offering bread, pastries, and desserts, as well as classic dishes like scrambled eggs with caviar and smoked salmon and French toast. The brunch also features a selection of fresh juices, smoothies, and specially curated mixed drinks. Available Saturdays and Sundays.

GO: Visit www.atelierhousehospitality.co for more information.

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Enjoy a Grecian lunch 

At the FACT Award-winning GAIA, guests can experience the vibrancy of Greek cuisine with a menu of light dishes, salads, and small plates for lunch. The menu includes traditional spreads like Tzatziki and Taramosalata, as well as healthy salads like Watermelon Salad and Cauliflower Salad. Seafood delicacies include Seabream Carpaccio, Grilled Octopus, and Prawn Saganaki. Other highlights include Baked Feta and Zucchini or Calamari Tempura. Guests can dine in the stunning restaurant or on the terrace, surrounded by vivid bougainvillaea and artistic Aegean plates, perfectly immersing them in a Grecian escape. Available daily from 12pm.

GO: Email reservations@gaia-dubai.com or call 04 241 4242 for reservations and more information. 

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