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Your UAE Weekend Guide: 30 September to 2 October

Culinary collaborations, weekend brunches and beachfront picnics make for an enjoyable weekend in the UAE.

The first weekend in October is finally upon us, and these are the things we are most looking forward to before the return to work next week. 

Friday 30 September 2022

Experience a Four Hands Dinner

Talea, Emirates Palace’s signature Italian restaurant, will roll out an exclusive four-hand dinner curated by Chef Antonio Guida and guest Chef Riccardo Gaspari. The five-course experience celebrates the best of Italian cuisine, promising guests an intimate dining experience that draws on the maestros’ distinctive culinary styles to create family-style cooking that invokes the true taste of Italy. Available from 30 September to 2 October. AED 400 per person (five courses).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Party with electronic duo HVOB

It’s been a year since B018.DXB opened the doors at Media One Hotel, so the Beirut import will be throwing a party to celebrate its first anniversary. HVOB will be flying in to play alongside local DJs, including Jixo & Danz, Aleph Kaf and Julian Trax. Hailing from Vienna, HVOB are an electronic duo who have championed a unique and captivating sound, complete with hypnotic vocals. Friday 30 September, from 10pm.

GO: Call 050 423 0018 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 1 October 2022

Sing along to the best of Broadway

FACT Award-winning restaurant Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria DIFC is ushering in the winter season with a New-York theatre inspired ‘Best of Broadway’ brunch. Embark on a journey into the theatrical world as you enter a backstage dressing room full of Insta-worthy opportunities. Unlimited appetisers, mains, and desserts will be available, and drinks will flow all afternoon, whilst vocalists will perform popular Broadway hits. Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm. AED 300 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 750 (sparkling).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Enjoy a Kill Bill-inspired brunch

Elevate your weekend with the Matsuri Brunch at Gonpachi. From the famous robata Grills to maki rolls, this brunch is filled with fine food and an infectious vibe. Gonpachi is the restaurant seen in the movie Kill Bill. It has been meticulously reconstructed in Dubai with an expansive dining room replete with wooden pagodas, rice barrels, Bonsai trees, and a mezzanine deck overlooking the restaurant space. Available on Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 450 (premium beverages).

GO: Call 054 791 3321 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 2 October 2022

Add some golfing action to your weekend brunch

Finish the weekend strong with the Sunday Funday Brunch at Topgolf Dubai. The experience includes two hours of classic Topgolf gameplay, a three-course set menu and unlimited beverages. Sundays, from 11am to 2pm. Prices from AED 200 per person.

GO: Email or call 04 371 9999 for reservations and more information.


Have a beachfront picnic

Palm Avenue is a dreamy poolside oasis at the heart of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, offering guests the ideal location to enjoy a sunset picnic by the beach. Purchase a basket filled with cheese, cold meats, chutneys, water, and a bottle of wine, and bask in sunset views over the Arabian Gulf. Available daily, from 6pm to 8pm. AED 495 per couple.

GO: Call 04 818 2153 for reservations and more information.

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