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The FACT UAE guide to the week ahead: 22 to 28 January

Brunches, lunches and wine tastings are just some of the fantastic things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this week.

Food glorious food! This week brings a slew of theme nights, masterclases, brunch and lunches to our sunny shores. So, if you’re looking to discover the most fantastic things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi before anyone else, keep reading.

Monday 22 January

Try a banging new business lunch

Are you eager to explore the latest offerings in the city’s dining scene? Venture to The Citronelle Club at SO/ Uptown Dubai for a business lunch that fuses culinary traditions from Southeast Asia and China with a touch of French elegance. The menu includes Crunchy Som Tum Salad, Dim Sum Platters, Glazed Chicken Skewers, Lamb Saddle with hibiscus and berry compote and Steamed Mediterranean Sea Bass. Conclude your dining experience on a sweet note with a fluffy Hong Kong Egg Tart or a decadent Chocolate Mousse served with crispy rice. Available Sunday to Friday, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 125 (two courses) or AED 160 (three courses).

GO: Visit 050 421 0753 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 23 January

Enjoy a Parisian evening brunch

Josette in DIFC extends its French fancy to a new Tuesday evening brunch. Immerse yourself in a fabulous evening where Parisian sophistication harmonises with exquisite culinary delights and live DJ entertainment. The three-hour soiree showcases the restaurant’s signature dishes. Tuesdays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 600 (house beverages) and AED 850 (Champagne).

GO: Visit https://josette.com for reservations and more information. 

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Wednesday 24 January

Dine on Japanese delights

Embark on an immersive journey through the prefectures of Japan with a four-course omakase experience at SUSHISAMBA. Guided by a distinguished Japanese spirit specialist, guests will savour premium Japanese whiskeys, such as the Nagahama Roman Blended Whisky and the Kujira 10 YO, expertly paired with a selection of dishes. In the private dining room, guests can dine on Chef Kyung Soo Moon’s culinary creations, such as Seafood Cazuela, Sushi Moriawase, and Japanese Doughnut Andagi. It’s definitely one of the most fantastic things to do in Dubai this week. Wednesday 24 January, from 8pm. AED 799 per person.

GO: Email reservations@sushisambadubai.com or call 04 278 4888 for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 25 January

Rock out with OneRepublic

Are you a fan of the songs ApologiseCounting Stars and Love Runs Out? Well, you’ll be in luck as the American rock band behind the hits, OneRepublic, is coming to Dubai. The concert is on Thursday, 25 January, at Bla Bla Dubai. Plus, rising Saudi Arabian star Mishaal Tamer will be the support act. Over their career, OneRepublic have sold more than 16 million records worldwide, and their hit songs include Rescue Me, Stop and Stare and Wanted. Lead singer Ryan is a successful songwriter who has penned lyrics for musical greats, including Adele, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift.

GO: Visit www.livenation.me for tickets and more information.


Friday 26 January

Sip wine in a subterranean cellar

Embark on a journey of indulgence at La Cava’s Maestro Series on 26 and 27 January. The underground wine bar inside Rosewood Abu Dhabi will host an exclusive dinner on the 26th, showcasing the prestigious Clos Pisarra wines curated by the Maestro Sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji. Adding an extra layer of excitement, Kemiji and esteemed winemaker Maruxa Roel will fly in from Spain to personally guide you through the exceptional wines. On the 27th, immerse yourself in a thrilling wine-tasting experience complemented by authentic Spanish tapas.

GO: Email abudhabi.lacava@rosewoodhotels.com or call 02 813 5520 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 27 January

Dance on the sand

DJ AMÉMÉ headlines the first 2024 DJ party at the FACT Award-winning Kyma Beach Dubai this weekend. The beachfront venue will be transformed into an open dance floor where revellers can groove to the beats of the West African-born DJ and producer known for his signature blend of Afro-electronic music. With lounging options for every taste, guests can unwind on a sunbed, gazebo, or cabana or treat themselves to a premium experience in the VIP Lounge, located close to the DJ booth. Saturday, 27 January, from 11am until late. Prices from AED 200 per person.

GO: Visit https://kymabeach.ae for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 28 January

Experience an island staycay

Embark on a tranquil island escape at Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island. Cherish a one-night retreat in a Deluxe Island Sea View room with a romantic set menu dinner at ULA, two cocktails per person, and breakfast at The Market for AED 1,299. Elevate your sojourn with a two-night stay indulging in a Deluxe Island Sea View room, breakfast for two, dinner at ULA, two cocktails per person and a rejuvenating 60-minute massage for two for AED 1,199 per night.

GO: Visit ularasalkhaimah.com/events for reservations and more information.

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