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The FACT UAE guide to the week ahead: 24 to 30 June

Celebrate summer with dining deals, live music and amazing attractions.

Summer has arrived, and for those not jetting off to cooler climes, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Dubai. From pool parties and brunches to live music and lunches, these are the best ways to celebrate summer in Dubai this week.

Monday 24 June

Try the burger and cocktail offer at Leña

Leña Dubai has introduced a new aperitivo at their stunning bar. The restaurant from Andalusian Chef Dani García now offers “Burgers and Cocktails,” where guests can indulge in a classic cocktail or a glass of house wine and enjoy one of the restaurant’s beautiful burgers complimentary with their first drink. The cocktail selection includes summer favourites such as the Aperol Spritz, Margarita, Negroni and Paloma, alongside a variety of white, rosé, and sparkling wines. Available Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. AED 50.

GO: Call 04 453 7523 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 25 June

Caffeinate at this cool coffee pop-up

A leader in luxury specialty coffee, Mokha 1450 has opened a pop-up experience at Tonique Collective in Alserkal Avenue. This exciting collaboration offers Mokha 1450’s signature coffee beverages alongside new and distinctive non-alcoholic coffee experiences, including the Mokha Martini (VIBE espresso, cold brew, cacao, and tonka) and the Salted Old Fashioned (cold brew, salted caramel, aromatic bitters, and orange). Available daily from 8am to 9pm.

GO: Follow @mokha1450 on Instagram for more information.

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Wednesday 26 June

Tuck into a Persian business lunch

Residents of Dubai and Sharjah can now escape the office and enjoy a lunch of Persian delicacies from Berenjak. Both branches of the restaurant have introduced a lunch menu of moreish mazeh and kababs. The mazeh selection includes Berenjak’s Panir Sabzi, their famous black chickpea hummus, black truffle olivieh, and kashk-e bademjoon. For the mains, tuck into the koobideh kabab, jujeh kabab, jujeh kabab tond, barreh kabab tond, and ghaimeh bademjoon, all served with house rice. Available Monday to Thursday from 12pm to 5pm.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 27 June

Hit the town

Named after the Italian word for “bright” and the Arabic terms for “sweet, pure, peaceful, and unique,” Kiara in DIFC is a social hub that transcends the traditional cocktail bar experience by blending the elegance of a lounge with the dynamic energy of a nightclub. Guests will be mesmerised by its moody interior that evokes the glamour of a bygone era through plush seating, ambient lighting, and intricate décor. Signature drinks are prepared by master mixologists, using the finest ingredients to create both classic and innovative concoctions. From a perfectly balanced Negroni to exotic, locally-inspired mixes, the cocktail menu is designed to impress.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Friday 28 June

Enjoy a nostalgic night

The multi-talented singer-songwriter, musician, fashion designer, model, and presenter Lisa Maffia will take the stage at Barasti Beach Bar. Performing for thousands of garage-heads in the summer shade on the middle deck, Lisa is set to deliver an unforgettable evening filled with high-energy hits. Expect to hear the tracks “21 Seconds,” “All Over,” and “Oh No (Sentimental Things)”, which are guaranteed to get the crowd moving. For those looking for a VIP experience, an exclusive mezzanine level offers semi-private seating and a dedicated bar. Entry is free.

GO: Visit for more information.

Saturday 29 June

Have brunch at BCH:CLB

Immerse yourself in the vibrant scene at BCH:CLB, which is moving its brunch indoors to beat the heat this summer in Dubai. Expect panoramic views, live performances, and tunes from resident DJs set the stage for a lively brunch. Enjoy signature cocktails and dine on Mediterranean delights including live seafood stations before taking a dip in the sparkling pool. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 375 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages), AED 595 (premium beverages) and AED 745 (Champagne).

GO: Call 04 834 3803 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 30 June

Indulge in a Royal Roast

QWERTY’s Traditional Royal Roast at Media One Hotel offers a fun and memorable meal. Begin with the classic prawn cocktail, savoury sausage rolls or the chef’s soup of the day. For the main event, choose from roast beef or tender roast lamb, or opt for a mixed roast to sample the best of both. Each main course is accompanied by an assortment of sides, including glazed carrots, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. To conclude the feast, bread and butter pudding and a classic trifle are served. Sundays from 12:30pm to 9:30pm. AED 149 (for the month of June).

GO: Email for reservations and more information.


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