Prepare for luxurious lunches, memorable masterclasses, and sunny staycations this week.
For those sticking around for the summer, there’s still plenty to keep us occupied despite the scorching heat. While we retreat indoors, culinary adventures and educational masterclasses await. Read on for our picks of the week.
Monday 10 July
Tuck into a discounted lunch
Indulge in the FACT Award-winning flavours of Reif Japanese Kushiyaki in Dubai Hills Business Park at a discounted price. Curated by FACT’s Chef of the Year 2022, Reif Othman, the restaurant will offer a lunchtime discount of 10% to all diners this summer. Treat yourself to signatures such as Reif’s Marble Bun, Sandos, Sushi or grilled Kushiyaki Skewers. Available on weekdays, from 12pm to 3pm until 31 August.
Tuesday 11 July
Participate in a masterclass at MayaBay Dubai
MayaBay Dubai will host its inaugural Sushi and Sake Masterclass this week. Led by Head Chef Shane Mac Neill and Wine Director Eleonora Caso, prepare to experience the rich culinary traditions of Japan. This hands-on experience will guide you through the art of sushi making, where Chef Shane will share his expertise, techniques, tips, and secret culinary wisdom. You will learn the intricacies of creating exquisite sushi using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. And as you savour each bite, you’ll be introduced to the perfect sake pairings. Tuesday 11 July, from 11am to 2pm. AED 219 per person.
Wednesday 12 July
Take a seat at Gaia’s chef’s table
Whether it’s a special occasion or a desire for an exceptional dining experience, the Chef’s Table at the FACT Award-winning Gaia offers an ideal setting to indulge in culinary delights. Guests can opt for their favourite dishes from the à la carte menu or enjoy a curated menu tailored to their preferences. With a focus on the finest, freshest produce and daily imports of fish and seafood, guests can personally select their fish from Fish Market located upstairs, ensuring a dining experience tailored to their tastes. Available daily, from 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to 11.30pm.
GO: Call 04 241 4242 for reservations and more information.
Thursday 13 July
Join a mixology masterclass
Embark on a journey of mixology mastery with H Bar’s expert team of mixologists. In this hour-long masterclass at The H Dubai, guests can learn the art of crafting innovative cocktails while enjoying exquisite canapés. Whether you’re a seasoned cocktail enthusiast or eager to perfect your cocktail-making skills, H Bar offers an immersive experience that will leave you with the knowledge and expertise to create exceptional libations. Available daily, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. AED 175 per person, AED 310 per couple and AED 140 per person for groups of five or more.
GO: Visit www.hhoteldubai.com/offers for reservations and more information.
Friday 14 July
Celebrate Bastille Day
Josette invites guests to celebrate the essence of French culture and culinary traditions with an elegant high tea on Bastille Day. Step into the Le Moulin Rose room, where an atmosphere of charm and sophistication awaits with Josette’s Sparkling Afternoons. Indulge in a curated selection of decadent treats featuring delicately crafted sandwiches and pastries adorned with the French flag and edible decorations. Friday 14 July, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. AED 185 (soft beverages) and AED 250 (Champagne).
Saturday 15 July
Book a summer staycation
Are you looking for a fun-filled family staycation in Abu Dhabi? InterContinental Residences Abu Dhabi boasts plenty of family-friendly facilities, including swimming pools, beach access, a spa and fun activities for children. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and dinner at Selections Restaurant, and take advantage of the hotel’s summer offer while making memories with your nearest and dearest. The offer is valid until 30 September 2023.
Sunday 16 July
Tuck into Pitfire Pizza’s latest creation
The Queen of Pizzas has officially arrived at Pitfire Pizza. Crafted by the Pizza Queen, Michele Johnson, the Queen B Pizza features Pitfire’s sourdough base, complemented by a tangy tomato sauce, and crowned with a velvety ball of creamy burrata. The pizza is generously topped with chopped cherry tomatoes, basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze and is available at all Pitfire dine-in locations for AED 70. If you still need to visit the FACT Award-winner, now’s the perfect excuse.
GO: Visit www.pitfiredubai.ae for reservations and more information.