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The best things to do in the UAE this week: 4 to 10 September

The week ahead is filled with excitement.

As we enter the first week of September, brunches and bold dining experiences are back in action following the slow summer season. Read on for our picks of the week.

Monday 4 September 2023

Have breakfast by the beach

Head to Lucky Fish at the always vibey Palm West Beach for a healthy and fresh breakfast. The breakfast selection focuses on heart-healthy dishes such as avocado toast, freshly baked croissants, oatmeal, and yoghurt parfait. We’d recommend the eggs Benedict, homemade crepes, savoury cottage cheese pancakes or the signature Lucky Fish French toast. The pretty beachfront restaurant boasts views of Ain Dubai, Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. Available daily from 10am. 

GO: Call 04 569 3447 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 5 September

Check out a new dinner show

After wowing audiences in Monte Carlo and Porto Cervo this summer, Billionaire Dubai returns to its roots for a spectacular new season. Diners can expect an extraordinary show featuring radiant costumes and captivating musicians, dancers, and acrobats. Chef Batuhan Piatti Zeynioglu’s menu of Italian and new-Asian dishes will ensure this dinner show results in a night to remember.

GO: Call 04 510 3100 for reservations and more information.

Wednesday 6 September 

Celebrate with chef Reif Othman

The FACT award winning REIF Japanese Kushiyaki is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a special one-night-only menu. Marking this significant milestone, a curated menu of 14 sharing-style dishes will be served at the Dubai Hills Business Park location. The 14-course culinary journey will include signature dishes such as Duck Claypot Rice, Hokkaido Scallop Kushikatsu, Marble Bun with Date Maguro Tuna and Satsuma Wagyu Hand Roll with Uni. Available on Wednesday, 6 September at 6pm and 8:30pm. AED 414 per person.

GO: Email reservations@reifkushiyaki.com or call 04 255 5142 for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 7 September

Get lost in Latin rhythms

Experience the vibrant rhythms of Latin Night at La Salle Bistro in Saadiyat Beach Club on Thursday nights. Dive into the lively ambience with live entertainment and savour a tempting selection of tapas while sipping on unlimited selected beverages. Thursdays, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 199 per person. 

GO: Visit www.lasalle.ae or call 02 656 3535 for reservations and more information.

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Friday 8 September

Experience a culinary collab

Palazzo Versace Dubai is poised to orchestrate an evening of culinary mastery with Chefs Mansour Memarian and Gary Mehigan. The exclusive four-hands dinner at Vanitas will feature Uni Brioche with Crustacean Foam, Mushroom Tartlet with Quail Egg and Bearnaise, Yellowtail Kingfish with Avocado, WNormandy Scallops, Ricotta & Flinders Truffle Tortellini, Line Caught Salmon and Slow Cooked MBS 5+ Wagyu with Celeriac Puree and Bone Marrow. Available on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September, from 8:30pm. AED 1,400 per person (nine-course set menu) and AED 2,000 per person (nine-course set menu paired with wine).

GO: Email dining@palazzoversace.ae or call 04 556 8805 for reservations and more information.

Palazzo Versace Dubai

Saturday 9 September

Enjoy plenty of plate-smashing fun

OPA Dubai knows precisely how to create the ultimate island-hopping fantasy for those lusting for a Greek holiday without leaving Dubai, serving all the classics in a cheery setting. For brunch, guests can expect delicious food made with an endless flurry of love and passion, firmly rooted in tradition. Sharing-style appetisers, for starters, will feature dips such as crispy lamb hummus and tzatziki, fresh Greek Salads, homemade meat pie, Tangy Tuna Tartare, and cheeses. Diners can then move on to the main courses, with a choice of roasted Sea Bass, a grilled marinated Chicken Kontosouvli served with sides, or a lush Lobster Orzo with tomato sauce and seaweed butter. Saturday 9 September, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 445 (bubbles).

GO: Email reservations@opadubai.com or call 04 357 0557 for reservations and more information.

OPA Summer Brunch

Sunday 10 September

Brunch at MayaBay

When it comes to our picks of the week for brunch, it has to be MayaBay. The restaurant has unveiled a stylishly laid-back brunch beneath the Burj Al Arab. This diverse weekend feast presents an array of vegetarian, meat, and seafood choices, complemented by an Asian-infused drink selection. Anticipate a spread of freshly crafted rolls, MayaBay’s signature beef and seafood sashimi, gyoza, dumplings, unlimited dim sum, and more. Enriching the ambience, MayaBay’s in-house DJ adds a live musical flair to the experience.

GO: Visit www.mayabayrestaurant.com or call 04 275 2500 for reservations or more information.

MayaBay Brunch

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