Bombastic bingo, big brunches, and arts and crafts all make for a fun-filled weekend.
The first weekend in September is upon us and these are the things we are most looking forward to this weekend in the UAE.
Friday 2 September 2022
Play bingo with boyband Five
Bongo’s Bingo isn’t your average game of bingo. Expect the unexpected at this raucous party inside Atlantis, The Palm’s Asateer Tent. Play bingo on a grand scale with music between rounds and prizes such as a Henry Hoover up for grabs. Don’t be alarmed if the evening is interrupted by a dance party from boyband Five, who will be bringing their nostalgic ’90s tunes to this Palm Jumeirah event. Friday 2 September, from 7pm. AED 150 per person.
GO: Visit https://dubai.platinumlist.net for reservations and more information.
Prepare for a Friday Feast
Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai’s Friday Feast features flavourful food from 11 global hotspots, including China, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the USA. Indulge in an impressive line-up of signature dishes includes Mexican tacos, Indian tandoors and Japanese sushi, all served from Feast’s live cooking stations. Fridays, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 425 (premium beverages) and AED 600 (champagne).
Saturday 3 September 2022
Enjoy a taste of Italy at The Beach
The first licensed Eataly in the UAE is now serving brunch. The four-hour feast at The Pavilion at The Beach offers a true Italian dining experience paired with views of the Dubai coastline. Tuck into roasted tomato bruschetta, Sardinian fregola pasta served with sauteed prawns or fresh maccheroncini pasta with artichokes. Main course options such as chicken medallions with beef ham, will also be served. Round off the afternoon with tiramisu or Sicilian cannoli. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 495 (premium beverages).
Brunch in London (without leaving Dubai)
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai’s London Social brunch is back for a new season and plenty of fun in the sun. Transporting diners from the shores of the Arabian Gulf to the streets of London, brunch-goers can expect a culinary journey across the UK capital from the spices of Brick Lane and the Arabesque charm of Edgware Road to the vibrant stalls of Little Italy and Borough Market. Highlight dishes from the expansive buffet include crispy duck pancakes, Arabic mixed grills, butter chicken, and traditional British fish and chips. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 650 (sparkling).
Sunday 4 September 2022
Celebrate the mid-autumn Moon Festival
Chef Dong’s mid-autumn Yum Cha Brunch at Dai Pai Dong inside the luxurious Rosewood Abu Dhabi will feature tempting bites, moreish dim sums, roasted meats and delightful desserts. This leisurely weekend brunch is ideal for catching up with friends and family within a Chinese-inspired atmosphere to celebrate the glittering Moon Festival. Available on 3 and 4 September, from 12pm to 9pm (three-hour package). AED 298 (soft beverages) and AED 428 (house beverages).
Get creative at this arty cafe
Known for its quirky decor and quality coffee, Art House Cafe in Abu Dhabi’s trendy Al Bateen neighbourhood has long held a reputation for fantastic food and fabulous fun. Take a seat inside a cushioned oil drum and munch on shakshuka, pancakes, oxtail kare kare or lobster baked pasta. After your meal, participate in arts and crafts, with plate or bottle painting priced at AED 25 per person. It’s the ideal treat for young families. Art House Cafe is open daily from 9am to 10:30pm.
GO Visit https://arthousecafead.com for reservations and more information.