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Your UAE Weekend Guide: 16 to 18 September

If you’re searching for bombastic brunches, pleasing pool parties and Insta-worthy dining destinations this weekend – look no further. 

It’s the middle of September and with the weather finally beggining to turn, it’s time to head outside for some fun in the sun. With that in mind, these are the FACT team’s top picks for weekend revelry and destination dining over the coming days.

Friday 16 September 2022

Brunch at the beach

Tucked away at the end of Palm West Beach, the recently opened Eva Beach House offers the idyllic spot for brunch with an Instagrammable backdrop. The new ‘Brunch of Tulum’ offers diners a menu of international cuisine, refreshing beverages, and upbeat entertainment. Feast on burrata salad, maki rolls, seafood casserole, truffle and mushroom pizza, Wagyu beef striploin, and spatchcock baby chicken, before ending the meal with cheesecake and profiteroles. Brunch-goers can also expect a soundtrack of top hits and indie beats from live international DJs. Fridays, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages) and AED 790 (premium beverages).

GO: Call 04 510 4800 for reservations and more information.

Insta-worthy dining destinations

Disconnect at this pool party

Gorgeous weather, azure waters, decadent food and drinks and fabulous entertainment will all be present at this new pool party from the Secret Parties team. The Disconnected Pool Party at Palm Jumeirah’s Fluid Beach Club includes premium beverages, delicious bites and an electric mix of entertainment from instrumentalists and international DJs. Fridays from 12pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 100 (ladies can enjoy three house beverages or a glass of grape and two cocktails), AED 199 (ladies unlimited selected cocktails, grape and lunch) and AED 299 (gents five brews and lunch).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Fluid Beach Club

Saturday 17 September 2022

Party at a five-hour brunch

They say practice makes perfect, and to celebrate the halfway point to St. Patrick’s Day, McGettigan’s JLT will throw a bumper five-hour brunch. Expect traditional Irish food, unlimited beverages (including draught and sparkling options) and live entertainment from Irish Folk group Rack and Ruins. Such a monumental day calls for plenty of practice. Saturday 17 September, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 149 (soft beverages) and AED 299 (premium beverages). 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Insta-worthy dining destinations

Dance at Dubai’s highest pool party

Head to the 75th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences for Dubai’s highest pool party. The Privilege pool offers revellers the chance to dance and dine poolside whilst marvelling at unobstructed views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. The newly-launched Peach Club Party celebrates the weekend in style with good vibes, dancers and DJs, whilst the pool will be filled with inflatables. Saturdays, from 2pm to 9pm. AED 75 for ladies (including one drink voucher) and AED 185 for gents.

GO: Call 04 607 0654 for reservations and more information.

Insta-worthy dining destinations

Sunday 18 September 2022

Visit an Insta-worthy dining destination in the capital

Homegrown concept Forever Rose Café has opened a 3D library-themed café at The Galleria Al Maryah Island. The new addition to the upmarket mall is designed to feel like a storybook, where guests are immersed in a fairytale-like experience through the cafe’s 2D illustrations with 3D elements woven throughout. From furniture and accessories to drawings on the walls, the monochrome feel transports customers into a fantasy world. The room, cups and plates are all illustrated in black and white sketch strokes, leaving only the customers, food, beverages, and unique Forever Roses in vivid colours.

GO: Follow @foreverrosecafe on Instagram for more information.

Insta-worthy dining destinations

Embark on a culinary journey to Puglia

Become immersed in the best Italian cuisine at Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar, where authentic dishes and contemporary design make for an outstanding dining experience. The charming Italian eatery at Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas is taking diners to Italy’s region of gastronomic excellence this month. Savour authentic dishes such as insalata Greca, baccalà con le patate alla salentina and a dessert of torta pasticciotto leccese across a charming four-course set menu. Available daily from 12pm to 11pm. AED 299 per person.

GO: Visit or call 02 697 000 for reservations and more information.

si ristorante italiano

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