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The best things to do in Dubai this week: 8 to 14 May

Drink, dine and dance across Dubai this week.

Lunches, brunches and destination dining are all on the cards for a celebration of food in Dubai this week.

Monday 8 May

Experience a taste of Argentina

Sucre is hosting a four-course dinner in celebration of the diverse flavours of Argentina. The event will feature two acclaimed chefs, Javier Rodriguez and Julieta “Chula” Galvez, showcasing their creativity using locally-sourced ingredients. Javier is an Argentinian chef and entrepreneur who owns five restaurants, including the renowned Papagayo. Galvez is an accomplished pastry chef known for her unique desserts, often featuring edible flowers, widely regarded as works of art. The menu they have created includes dishes such as Tartare Tonnato and Grilled Maillard Duck with Pine nut purée, roasted red pepper, and raspberry vinaigrette. Guests will also enjoy a range of wines. Monday 8 May, from 8pm. AED 450 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 9 May

Jazz up your week

Grab the guys for Sola Jazz Lounge’s new gents’ night at Raffles The Palm. Here, gentlemen can enjoy live renditions of Frank Sinatra classics from singer Ciaran Fox, accompanied by a Jack Daniels cocktail inspired by Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. The offer includes Sola’s Signature Burger and a bespoke Gentleman’s Jack Cocktail. Tuesdays, from 8pm to midnight. AED 145 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 10 May

Savour super sushi

Sumosan has made a mark on the Dubai dining scene since opening at The Dubai EDITION earlier this year. The Japanese juggernaut is enticing diners with its new bento box lunch offer. Guests can start with a mixed baby leaf salad or the Albemarle Roll. Followed by main course options of grilled boneless chicken thighs with yakitori sauce, Black Angus fillet with yakiniku sauce, or tofu steak with Japanese mushrooms in spicy teriyaki sauce. The meal ends with a scoop of ice cream. Available daily, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 140 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 11 May

Relax at Rüya

Anatolian restaurant Rüya Dubai has launched Nazar Nights at The St. Regis Dubai The Palm. Here, guests are encouraged to enjoy a selection of Nazar signature cocktails, available in three variations, each distinguishable by its unique ingredients and colour. Whether stopping in for dinner or drinks, Nazar Nights will elevate your night out, with special guest DJs adding to the ambience. Thursdays, from 8pm. AED 50 per cocktail.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Friday 12 May

Visit an instantly Instagrammable cafe

Renowned for its Instagrammable ambience and visually stunning design, Saya Brasserie has opened a new location at Dubai Hills Mall. Diners can expect a pink wonderland filled with rows of faux flowers, potted plants, and velvet chairs upholstered in pink. The menu offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including the Saya Benedict, Shakhshuka, Beef Tenderloin, Norwegian Grilled Salmon, Lamb Shank and Triple Chocolate Pancakes.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 13 May

Brunch like a butcher

Carna, on the 74th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences, is now home to the Toscan Drunch. This Italian experience promises to evoke nostalgia with its picnic-inspired offering. Expect fresh and smoked mozzarellas, a Manzo board featuring coppa, salami, bresaola, and pancetta, and the Tuscan classic, Pappa Al Pomodoro. Guests can then indulge in Parmigiana, Grilled Pincaha, Grilled Fish and freshly Roasted Baby Potatoes. Ending on a sweet note, guests can indulge in Milk and Honey and Strawberry Crostata. Expect live music, dancers, and non-stop beats from the resident DJ. Saturdays, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 650 (premium beverages).

GO: Email or call 04 607 0737 for reservations and more information. 

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Sunday 14 May

Enjoy a family feast

Embark on a Sunday family lunch at The Artisan inside the Waldorf Astoria in DIFC. Indulge in an array of traditional Italian dishes inspired by different regions of Italy, starting with Bruschetta Caprese and followed by main course options, including slow-cooked beef short ribs with polenta and Spaghetti al Pomodoro. Finish the family feast on a sweet note with Tiramisu or Vanilla Ice Cream Pops. Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 300 for adults and AED 70 for children. 

GO: Call 04 338 8133 for reservations and more information.

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