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The FACT UAE guide to the week ahead: 27 November to 3 December

For culinary adventures across the emirates, FACT has you covered. 

As we venture into the final week of November, these dining experiences across the emirates will help ease you into the National Day weekend. Read on for our picks of the week.

Monday 27 November

Enjoy superb sips at Savant

With sweeping views spanning the city and reaching out to the ocean, Savant at SO/ Uptown Dubai is a new den for drinking and dining. Offering guests a reason to celebrate every day, Savant presents a daily happy hour from 5 pm to 8 pm, featuring five signature drinks for AED 150. Cocktails available include The Accountant (white rum, clarified pineapple cordial, and coconut water), The Cartographer (Plymouth Gin, red wine, fig syrup, and lemon juice) and The Painter (lavender and blueberry-infused Pisco, lime sherbet, pear liqueur and peach bitters).

GO: Visit https://so-hotels.com for more information.


Tuesday 28 November

Participate in a gingerbread workshop 

Jones the Grocer at Mall of the Emirates has launched a gingerbread workshop just in time for the festive season. Children aged 6 to 14 years can look forward to an immersive experience as they put on their aprons and chef hats for a one-hour baking session. The Gingerbread House workshop allows children to assemble and decorate their houses with colourful sweets and icing under the guidance of experts. Tuesday 28 November at 4pm. AED 149 per person.

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

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Wednesday 29 November

Head to this mafia-inspired restaurant for a night of jazz

Experience a sophisticated evening at The Nice Guy’s new Wednesday Jazz Night series. At the recent FACT award winner, guests can enjoy live jazz performances while dining on a menu featuring Lobster Pizza, Cacio e Pepe, and Margherita Pizza paired with indulgent craft cocktails. The intimate lounge and restaurant, inspired by the decadent era of Mafia bars and restaurants, features a recently opened outdoor patio and terrace with views of DIFC’s skyline. Reservations are essential. Wednesdays, from 8pm to 11pm.

GO: Follow @theniceguydubai on Instagram for more information.

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Thursday 30 November

Enjoy a cinema experience under the stars

Nestled atop Galleria Mall on Al Wasl Road, VOX Moonlight’s open-air cinema is set to enchant audiences again. Elevating the viewing experience, this unique cinema experience presents an array of seating options. Couples and friends can indulge in the ultra-luxe experience of private cabanas (for two people) or opt for laid-back luxury with comfortable loungers (for two people). For a more relaxed setting, bean bags with footrests are perfect for sinking into while enjoying the latest blockbusters beneath the glittering night sky. Premium Mocktails, sushi, burgers, hotdogs, and cinema snacks can be conveniently ordered to the seats, while the viewing experience features top-notch visual technology and Dolby 7.1 Surround audio.

GO: Visit voxcinemas.com for reservations and more information.

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Friday 1 December

Book a National Day staycay

Celebrate the UAE National Day long weekend at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, where an exclusive offer awaits UAE residents. Enjoy up to 15% off the Best Available Rate and a 15% discount at all restaurants, including a delightful breakfast. Residents are invited to immerse themselves in extraordinary experiences at the private beach or unwind by the Olympic-sized swimming pool. Create memories with this exceptional package, carefully curated to showcase Fairmont Bab Al Bahr’s unique offerings. Reservations require proof of UAE/GCC residency upon check-in.

GO: Visit www.fairmont.com or call 02 654 3333 for reservations and more information.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Saturday 2 December

Have brunch at a FACT Award winner

Winner of ‘Best Newcomer – Casual Dining’ at the FACT Dining Awards Dubai 2023, SOON Nobby x True Izakaya has launched its new Akihabara Brunch. The brunch menu transports guests to the bustling streets of Tokyo with an intricately designed selection featuring Scallop Crudo, Potato Somen and Onsen Egg Salad, Chirashi Temaki and Tamago Sando. The main courses include three choices of Japanese Curry and Japanese Mushroom Claypot Rice. A decadent dessert created by Head Chef Brian Hoang ends this brunch on a sweet note. Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm. AED 190 (food only), AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 375 (house beverages).

GO: Email reservation@soondxb.com or call 055 434 0575 for reservations and more information.

SOON Nobby x True Izakaya

Sunday 3 December

Enjoy a Nomadic brunch experience

Nomadic Tune is returning to Laguna Beach Taverna & Lounge this winter. Every Sunday, revellers in the emirates will be treated to the lively essence of Mykonos on Palm Jumeirah, where they can dance on the sand and enjoy an unlimited Mediterranean culinary experience, accompanied by a selection of free-flowing options including cocktails, wine, sparkling wine, premium spirits, and beer. As a final flourish, guests can enhance their looks at the complimentary festival makeup and hair braiding stations. Sundays, from 12pm to 9pm, with the brunch running from 12 pm to 3 pm. AED 299 for ladies and AED 349 for gents.

GO: Call 058 57 57 662 for reservations and more information.

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