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Your UAE Weekend Guide: 5 to 7 August

The first weekend of the new month is finally upon us, so we’ve lined up three days of food, fun and frivolity.

Friday 5 August 2022

Celebrate the Italian festival of Ferragosto

Throughout August, the FACT award-winning Scalini will celebrate the Italian festival of Ferragosto with a specially curated. Scalini’s special plates capture the serenity of summer in Italia. They include Astice Alla Catalana (succulent lobster served with crunchy celery, red onions, and cherry tomatoes), Calamarata Con Ragu Di Polpo (Neapolitan style pasta with octopus ragout, drizzled with Amalfi lemon and fresh basil), and Emilia Romagna (grilled monkfish with glazed Moderna’s balsamic vinegar). End the festivities on a sweet note with Italian-style doughnuts or the semifreddo al pistachio, crowned with raspberry and white chocolate. Available daily until 31st August, from 12pm. 

GO: Call 04 349 0068 for reservations and more information.

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Immerse yourself in Shades of Play 

Play at the H Hotel welcomes guests to experience its renowned dinner show concept this summer. Enjoy a decadent selection of delicacies, world-class entertainment and signature cocktails. Expect wild mushroom risotto finished at the table inside a parmesan wheel and the Pacific yellow tail. Offering an all-immersive experience, Play hosts enigmatic live entertainment while you dine.

GO: Visit https://playrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 6 August 2022

Party at a Latin American Night Brunch

DESEO, the Latin American-inspired restaurant at ME Dubai, will launch a new night brunch this weekend. Here, guests can enjoy a selection of authentic Latin flavours, including Maiz Maiz (a sweet corn dish), beef or cheese Empanadas and El Mar Y La Tierra (grilled Wagyu steak). To round off the brunch, visitors may indulge in the signature dessert platter featuring Tres Leches and the Instagrammable Pina Colada Ice Cream. Saturdays, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 440 (Cava).

GO: Email deseo.me.dubai@melia.com or call 04 525 2536 for reservations and more information.

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Enjoy a night of live music

New York-based singer Ayanna Joni is now performing at Q’s Bar and Lounge at Palazzo Versace Dubai. Ayanna is a former contestant on the television show The Voice, where she struck the judges with her blind audition of Demi Lovato’s hit “Sorry Not Sorry.” In the past, Ayanna has opened for Ludacris and Gym Class Heroes and featured as a background vocalist for Kid Cudi, 2 Chainz and Royce Da 5 9. Known for its intimate ambience and unmatched acoustics, the Fact award-winning ‘best lounge’ in Dubai offers an unparalleled live music experience.

GO: Email dining@palazzoversace.ae or call 04 556 8805 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 7 August 2022

Relax with a summer hammam experience

The Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort has expanded its choice of decadent hammam treatments this summer. The Moroccan Hammam deeply purifies and exfoliates to reveal a radiant and healthy aura. After every part of the body has been carefully and expertly cleansed, scrubbed and moisturised, the ritual is concluded with a Ghassoul mask. Available daily, from 11am to 11pm. AED 700 (60-minute treatment).

GO: Email iridium.saadiyat@stregis.com or call 02 498 8996 for reservations and more information.

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Experience a four hands Omakase

Bringing together the creative talent of two of Nobu’s greatest gastronomes, Nobu Hospitality’s Corporate Chef Hervé Courtot and Nobu Dubai’s Chef Damien Duviau will join forces to present an exclusive Four Hands Omakase Menu. Guests at Nobu Dubai can enjoy a variety of creations, including sardine yuzu soy olive oil, a seasonal vegetable chawanmushi, and red mullet coriander dressing and kalamansi tomato salsa. From the indulgent onigiri duo caviar and truffle to a thoroughly modern dry miso truffle nori tacos, as well as inventive lamb loin with yuzu kosho yakitori and pickle artichoke, there is no doubting that these dishes are set to bring culinary magic to Nobu Dubai and thrill all that try them. Available from Sunday 7 to Tuesday 9 August. AED 675 per person.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com/dubai/restaurants/nobu or call 04 426 2626 for reservations and more information.

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