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The FACT UAE guide to the week ahead: 13 to 19 May

Get your calendars out – exhilarating adventures, brunch and culture await.

Will you enjoy a bountiful brunch, an immersive art exhibition, or fulfil your sense of adventure throughout the week?

Monday 13 May

Enjoy a night of Jazz Kissa at the region’s first listening bar

Jazz Kissa, a concept that hails from Japan, refers to cafés that prioritise the appreciation of recorded jazz music. These venues feature high-quality audio systems, vast music collections, and at their zenith, around 600 Jazz Kissa existed across Japan. Now, Dubai’s Honeycomb Hi-Fi embraces this rich tradition, offering a slice of Jazz Kissa culture every Monday night. The venue promises an engaging experience with a lineup of resident selectors and jazz experts who will delve into the extensive history of jazz, from its New Orleans roots to styles like bebop and cool jazz. Guests can also enjoy weekly specials on a selection of sake, whiskey, and cocktails. Available on Mondays from 7:30pm to 2am.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 14 May

Dine at Bulgari Yacht Club

Bulgari Resort Dubai is one of the most luxurious hotels in the UAE. Now, it is expanding its fine dining offering, thanks to Chef Niko Romito. The critically acclaimed chef has taken over the Yacht Club Restaurant which draws inspiration from the fish trattorias of the Italian Adriatic coast. The team prides itself on using the best fish produce, and dishes are cooked on the open grill with wood and charcoal. The starters include raw crustaceans, fish and molluscs. Mains range from Linguine Alle Vongole Veraci to Risotto Alla Marinara. Plus, desserts include Tiramisu and Vanilla Panna Cotta.  

GO: Visit for more information. 

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Wednesday 15 May

Ride the Jais Sledder

Everyone’s talking about Ras Al Khaimah’s latest attraction – and for good reason. Located at Jais Adventure Park and entitled Jais Sledder, the longest toboggan ride in the region reaches speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour as it descends the super scenic Hajar mountain range. The exhilarating ride takes roughly eight minutes to cover 1,885 exhilarating metres of hairpin curves and undulating whirls, with sledges designed to seat two people comfortably.

 GO: Visit for more information.

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Thursday 16 May

Dine on dim sum at Demon Duck

Located within the serene coastal retreat of Banyan Tree Dubai, Demon Dim Sum Nights offers an evening of exceptional flavours curated by the innovative Chef Alvin Leung. Highlights include the aromatic Chicken & Black Truffle Fun Gao, Wagyu Short Rib Gyoza with black truffle, and the Spicy Hokkaido Scallop Siu Mai. For those with a taste for innovation, the Duck Gyoza with miso and foie gras, and Wasabi Prawn Toast with tobiko and mango salsa offer a unique take on classic dishes. Available on Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm. AED 288 (soft beverages), AED 428 (house beverages) and AED 688 (Champagne). 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Friday 17 May

Enjoy skyline views at S Bar

Perched on the 71st floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, S Bar offers stunning skyline views and a new menu blending Japanese-fusion and Latin American flavours. The offering features vibrant and fresh options perfect for leisurely lunches and elevated evening dining. Highlights include the Japanese Seaweed Salad, Noodle Salad, Softshell Crab Roll and Wagyu Beef Tataki. Additionally, S Bar now offers an express four-course lunch for AED 99, featuring hearty bowls, salads, and sushi, ideal for a sophisticated midday meal.

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

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Saturday 18 May

Re-live the days of Disco at OKKU

Situated in the heart of Palm Jumeirah, OKKU is taking it back to the Disco era each weekend with a specially crafted brunch menu, lively tunes, colourful sake barrels, disco balls, and refreshing drinks. Diners can tuck into chilli-miso baby chicken yakiniku, duck salad, miso salmon teriyaki, spinach goma, yuzu-zaikyo miso black cod and wagyu steak in addition to an unlimited selection of ceviches, kushiyaki, maki rolls, nigiri, oysters, sashimi and temaki. Available on Saturdays from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages), AED 495 (prosecco and cocktails) or AED 695 (Champagne).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 19 May

Try the Tokyo Twilight brunch at JUYI

Journey to Tokyo at JUYI Restaurant & Lounge’s new evening brunch. Enjoy a set menu showcasing a selection of sushi, nigiri, salads, snacks and pizzas that will transport you to the heart of Japan. Quench your thirst with unlimited beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks for an evening of indulgence. Available on Sundays from 7pm to 11pm. AED 159 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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