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Six fantastic dining options to try in Dubai this weekend: March 4 to 6

Culinary masterclasses, leisurely lunches and new restaurant openings. These are the top spots for dining in Dubai this weekend.

Thursday 4 March 2021

Visit AKA, a new Cyberpunk-inspired Japanese lounge at The Pointe:

AKA is an intimate yet glamorous destination for those seeking a dining experience with an eclectic edge. The menu is an exquisitely prepared selection, encapsulating a bold fusion of contemporary visuals with Japan’s traditional flavours. Signature dishes include ceviche seabass, a flavourful sashimi Platter of salmon, tuna, sweet shrimp, smoked eel, uni, and salmon roe, and miso black cod served with wasabi sauce, sakura, lime, and Yuzu Daikon.

GO: Follow @aka_dubai on Instagram for reservations and more information.

Steak Night at Foxglove and Soho Beer Garden:

Kick-off the weekend and indulge in a well-deserved dinner for two, with a mouth-watering pairing of 200gm Australian Wagyu Striploin and a bottle of red or white Argentinian Santa Julia grape for AED 320. The venue provides the ideal setting to dine, drink, and enjoy good times with friends, family or that special someone. Thursdays, from 8pm to midnight.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Friday 5 March 2021

Embark on a culinary journey across continents with the new Premium Lunch at MASTI, La Mer:

Challenging perceptions around traditional Indian cuisine, MASTI is raising gastronomy and mixology levels with their new Premium Lunch. To start, diners can choose both a cold and hot appetiser to prime the palate, including dishes such as tangy cassava chaat and for the more adventurous, smokey chipotle paneer tikka. Show-stopping mains such as MASTI-fied paella and the famous saag paneer lasagna will follow, providing a globally-inspired fusion of flavour, colour and texture. Lunch ends on a sumptuous high with a choice of one dessert from a selection featuring choco-lotus delight, rasmalai coconut cake or the chocolate delice. Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm. AED 195 (four-courses food only)

GO: Email or call (0)4 344 4384 for reservations and more information.

Indulge in authentic Turkish flavours with an all-new set menu at Besh, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates:

Indulge in traditional Turkish cuisine with the Taste of Besh Set Menu, which uses vintage recipes from 150-year-old cookbooks as inspiration. Standouts include a mix of cold starters, hot mezze straight from the oven, traditional Turkish charcoal grill platters and sweet delights. All conveniently served to the table as you catch up with family and friends. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 185(soft beverages) and AED 295 (house beverages).

GO: Email or call (0)4 377 2353 for reservations and more information. 

Saturday 6 March 2021

Tuck into the new menu at KIMPO, Conrad Dubai:

Taking its prime influence from Korea, Kimpo Bar and Eatery owns that Brooklyn-meets-Seoul warehouse vibe. Korean fried chicken is their speciality, but you’ll also find a range of exciting East-Asian dishes to try, including the new V2 Kimpo Pizza with Wagyu beef and truffle ponzu, Korean Bao Buns with slow-cooked minced meat, Korean pickled onions and Kimchi mayo and Kimpo-lisious Poke Bowls. The restaurant is designed with Instagram in mind, so expect neon signs and vibrant modern street art by Dubai-based graffiti artist Ramy Elzaghawy. Open daily from 4pm to 1am. 

GO: Call (0)4 444 7444 for reservations and more information.

Culinary Master Classes at Wakame, Sofitel Downtown Dubai:

Explore your culinary skills with private sushi, cocktail, dim sum and dessert master classes at Wakame. From shopping lists to final tastings, Wakame’s team of skilled chefs will guide you through every step as you learn how to create a selection of Wakame’s signature dishes and inspiring cocktails. Become an expert sushi chef for the day, master the steps to making the restaurants famous chocolate lave cake, or create your own signature drink. Available daily, from 1 to 5pm. AED 250 per person. 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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As the editor-in-chief for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications, David Tapley is a self-proclaimed Hip-Hop aficionado, championing all things, food, travel, street art, and streetwear across the UAE and KSA.

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