For culinary adventures across the Emirates, FACT has you covered.
With the FACT Dining Awards taking place this week and the festive season on its way, the dining scene is bursting with culinary adventures. Read on for our top picks of the week.
Monday 20 November
Experience the region’s first listening bar
Honeycomb Hi-Fi brings to life a record store, izakaya kitchen and the Middle East’s first listening bar to the Pullman Dubai Downtown hotel. From the record storefront, guests enter into “The Listening Room”, where the warm interior lighting brings a honey hue to the perforated wooden wall panels resembling a honeycomb, whilst acoustic foam-covered ceilings reaffirm the audio-centric dining and drinks experience. The casual Japanese menu is broken down into cold/raw, hot, binchotan grill and rice/noodles sections.
GO: Follow @honeycombhifi on Instagram for more information.
Tuesday 21 November
Enjoy an evening of cheese and wine
Embark on a global culinary adventure featuring exceptional wines and cheeses at Meliá Desert Palm. Enjoy a sophisticated evening of celebration, where you can indulge in exquisite wine, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and homemade pastries. Tuesday 21 November.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 602 9323 for reservations and more information.
Wednesday 22 November
Try Sirali’s raucous Raki Nights
It’s been just over a year since its opening, and Sirali is going strong, earning rave reviews for its elevated take on Turkish cuisine. A dining institution rooted in traditional dishes (especially of the carnivorous variety), Sirali is located in Al Habtoor City, and a focus on authenticity reigns across the restaurant’s ornate interiors and culinary offerings. Head to the Turkish hotspot on Wednesday evenings for a memorable night of revelry with Raki Nights. Wednesday from 8pm. AED 250 per person, or elevate your experience with a bottle of Yeni Raki for AED 400.
Thursday 23 November
Immerse yourself in dance
Experience an evening of seaside artistry, where extraordinary masterpieces and culinary delights converge to craft an unforgettable experience. Embark on a journey into the world of elegance with Stuart Lawson’s “Dancer’s Soul.” This artistic affair invites you to delve into the enchanting realm of ballet at Gallery 7/40, where you’l; be captivated as the esteemed dancers of the legendary Bolshoi Ballet take the spotlight. The exhibition blends strobe and continuous lighting techniques to reveal hidden facets. Thursday 23 November, from 7pm to 11pm.
GO: Follow @gallery7.40 on Instagram for more information.
Friday 24 November
Treat yourself to a Saadiyat Staycay
Indulge in an enchanting winter getaway at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas’ new Winter Staycation Break offer. Immerse yourself in relaxation and rejuvenation, and savour complimentary breakfast and dinner. Revel in the possibility of a room upgrade, granting you breathtaking views and exclusive privileges, including a 30% discount on spa treatments and a 20% discount on dining. AED 1,499 per room per night on a half-board basis. Plus, two children up to the age of eleven can stay for free.
Saturday 25 November
Enjoy a boat trip and brunch
Sofitel Dubai The Palm has launched a new brunch experience that promises a whirlwind of delectable dishes and free-flow of your favourite beverages. From tempting starters to heavenly desserts, brunch at Laguna Lounge encourages diners to bask in the sunshine and feel the sea breezes. Why not embark on a pre-brunch boat cruise with Seamocean to make the meal even more memorable? AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 499 (premium beverages). Seamocean boat cruises cost AED 158 per adult and AED 105 per child (aged six to 11 years)
GO: Call 04 455 5656 or 052 925 0736 for reservations and more information.
Sunday 26 November
Experience the new dinner show at Krasota
Dubai’s pioneering gastro-theatre has launched a new show called “Imaginary Future” which seamlessly intertwines storytelling, visual arts, and AI technology to delve into the wonders of the future. At the core of this remarkable spectacle is a seven-course meal meticulously curated by the acclaimed Chef Vladmir Mukhin. The menu explores the realm of future gastronomy, posing the question: what might food be like in the future? Anticipate an array of innovative dishes that tantalise the taste buds and challenge traditional culinary norms. Available daily at 5:30pm and 9pm. Prices from AED 1,830 per person.
GO: Visit https://krasota.art for reservations and more information.