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Your UAE Weekend Guide: 2 to 4 June

Will it be the beach, brunch or a concert this weekend?

The first weekend in June has arrived, so team FACT have picked the best things to do this weekend.

Friday 2 June 2023

Book a summer staycation

For the ultimate summer escape, book yourself a Club Exclusive Stay at InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa. Unlock a world of Exclusive Privileges with a spacious Club InterContinental room or suite and enjoy an elevated beachfront getaway. Expect a private lounge, dedicated front desk, adults-only pool, complimentary buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and an AED 250 credit at Spa InterContinental. 

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

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Treat yourself to a beach day

Discover the idyllic coastal retreat of Bal Harbour Beach in Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah. Nestled along the Palm West Beach shoreline, this picturesque beach club spans 7,000 square meters of sun-drenched private beachfront, offering fun in the sun for the entire family. Take in the skyline views as you indulge in a menu of poke bowls, flatbreads and a collection of cocktails. AED 150 on weekdays (fully redeemable on food and beverages) or AED 250 on weekends (fully redeemable on food and beverages).

GO: Call 04 666 1111 for reservations and more information.

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Enjoy a beachfront lunch

Escape to the Italian Riviera at Ristorante Loren, located above SÄN Beach in West Palm Beach. The restaurant’s new summer menu offers diners a light and refreshing culinary journey with dishes like Branzino alla Catalana and Spaghetti Vongole E Bottarga, showcasing authentic Italian tastes and the finest ingredients. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 250 per person (three-course menu, water, and coffee).

GO: Visit www.lorenristorantedubai.com or call 04 557 8293 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 3 June 2023

Bop along to an R&B Brunch

Situated at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, the new RnBEATS Brunch at ANNEX provides plenty of reasons to party. Hit the lounge and indulge in a delectable Pan Asian-inspired menu and unlimited drinks throughout this three-hour immersive experience. Sip on exquisite cocktails while admiring the views of the marina and the Abu Dhabi skyline. Saturdays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 150 (ladies) and AED 245 (gents).

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

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Party with Jonny Rock

A Revered figure in London’s underground electronic music scene for nearly two decades, Jonny Rock takes the stage at Honeycomb Hi-Fi this weekend. Boasting an impressive career as a producer and DJ, Jonny has played a pivotal role in championing Turkish music, while his talents have earned him residencies at legendary parties in the UK capital, including Classic at The End, Key at Phonica, and Herbal. Saturday 3 June, from 11pm to 3am. AED 350 (minimum spend on the terrace) and AED 450 (minimum spend indoors).

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

Dubai Guide

Watch a tuna cutting ceremony 

F.R.N.D.S Grand Café invites guests for a spectacular dining show this weekend. Known for its individualistic and innovative approach to the culinary scene, F.R.N.D.S Grand Café will put on a Bluefin cutting show, where diners can watch the chefs showcase their intricate blade work. After the spectacle ends, guests will be treated to a selection of perfectly cooked tuna dishes. Saturday 3 June, from 8pm.

GO: Visit https://frndsgrandcafe.com or call 04 564 2399 for reservations and more information.

F.R.N.D.S. Grand Café

Sunday 4 June 2023

Immerse yourself in the world of Banksy

The world’s most famous street artist is back in Dubai. While we won’t see his face, we will see his renowned pieces when Banksy: Art of the Rebel takes over the Theatre of Digital Art until 30 June. Banksy: Art of the Rebel offers a 360-degree, immersive experience, where visitors will feel like they are stepping into the artwork, as fifty pieces will be projected on the walls. This is a rare opportunity to view the artwork close-up and in a different light. The show runs daily from 10am to 10pm. AED 95 for adults and AED 65 for children.

GO: Visit www.toda.ae for more information.

Banksy Dubai

Party poolside

Situated on the 24th floor of the Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Portuguese Nikkei restaurant, OAnjo, is gearing up for a pool party. Lounge on a sunbed or hit the pool with Vilebrequin floaties while a live DJ spins the freshest beats. HAMAC Beach Boutique will also be present to add a touch of glamour while catering to all of your swimwear needs. Sundays, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 99 per person (four house beverages and two tapas items).

GO: Email oanjo.dubai@sheraton.com or call 04 377 2007 for reservations and more information.

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Have afternoon tea in the sky

Embark on a journey of pure indulgence with the afternoon tea at At.mosphere. Prepare to be enchanted by the sky-high setting inside the world’s tallest building and the captivating selection of teas, coffees and treats. Take your afternoon to new heights with bespoke cocktails and sparkling grape. Available daily, from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED399 per person (classic package), AED 599 per person (sparling package) and AED 810 per person (premium sparkling package). 

GO: Visit www.atmosphereburjkhalifa.com or call 04 888 3828 for reservations and more information.

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David Tapley - Editor-in-Chief
As editor-in-chief of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications, David is a self-proclaimed hip-hop aficionado, championing all things, food, travel, street art, and streetwear across the UAE and the KIngdom of Saudia Arabia.

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