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The FACT UAE guide to the week ahead: 16 to 22 October

Your week ahead, sorted.

Read on for our picks of the week’s best dining deals, brunches and lunches across the seven emirates.

Monday 16 October

Experience a cool culinary collab

Chef Kelvin Cheung is teaming up with Chef Himanshu Saini of Trèsind Studio for a one-night-only collaborative dinner at Jun’s. Chef Kelvin will showcase an eclectic mix of elevated dishes, while Chef Himanshu will venture beyond his usual repertoire of fine-dining Indian cuisine to prepare a more informal menu for the occasion. Menu highlights include Blossom Chaat with Pumpkin Mash and Chaat Seasoning, Root Vegetables Okoy with Cashew Cheese sauce and Kaluga Caviar, Shrimp Dumpling paired with Alleppey Curry and a Trio of Chutneys, Smoked Saffron Pineapple and Gorgonzola Cheesecake with Black Sesame Chikki. 16 October, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 395 per person (twelve-course menu).

GO: Call 04 457 6035 for reservations and more information.

Tresind Jun's Dubai

Tuesday 17 October

Celebrate 13 years of LPM

Winner of multiple FACT Dining Awards, LPM Restaurant & Bar is gearing up to commemorate its 13th anniversary in Dubai. As a toast to this momentous milestone, guests can savour timeless favourites from the iconic à la carte menu while sipping on the Rosette cocktail, a signature creation available only on this particular night. The evening will also include melodies from a live band and an electrifying DJ.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 18 October

Check out the new artist in residence at Q’s Bar and Lounge 

Palazzo Versace Dubai is bursting with fashionable restaurants and bars. Q’s Bar and Lounge has been created by the legendary musician Quincy Jones, and has a new artist in residence, Oumnia. The singer and songwriter hails from the Netherlands, and has written songs for Afrojack, Martin Garrix and Rita Ora. She performs soulful songs from Alicia Keys to Aretha Franklin from Wednesday to Sunday. Make a night of it and order food and drinks, from Beef Ribs to Cheeseburger Sliders and cocktails named after Jones’ greatest hits. It’s one of the best evenings out you can have across the seven emirates.

GO: Visit for more information.

Q's Bar

Thursday 19 October

Dine with a MasterChef maestro

Wakame Restaurant will collaborate with Chef Dee Williams of MasterChef Australia fame for a four-day culinary extravaganza this week. The special menu celebrates a fusion of flavours and features Lamb Pan Rolls (AED 145), Jaffna Style Lamb Curry (AED 185), MasterChef Signature Crab Curry (AED 395) and Tropical Pana Cotta (AED 85). Available from 19 to 22 October.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Friday 20 October

Make a splash at the UFC Splashdown Pool Party

Dive into the ultimate poolside paradise as Saadiyat Beach Club presents a sensational Pool Party featuring the one and only Mohamed Ramadan as part of the UFC 294 celebrations in the capital. This is your chance to party with the stars and make a splash in style at the FACT Award-winning venue. Friday 20 October, from 8pm to 1am. AED 145 (ladies) and AED 199 (gents)

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 21 October

Book brunch and a movie

Are you looking to enhance your weekend movie-watching affair? Roxy Cinemas presents an enticing fusion of two beloved pastimes: brunch and movies. Visit Roxy Cinemas at Boxpark, City Walk, Dubai Hills Mall or JBR and enjoy a three-course meal with a refreshing mocktail. Tuck into the Buffalo Chicken Burger or the Lobster Roll before finishing with the irresistible Burnt Butter Toast. This gastronomic journey unfolds in either Roxy Cinemas’ Platinum Lounge or inside the auditorium. Saturdays, from 12pm to 6pm. AED 289 per person.

GO: Visit for more information.

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Sunday 22 October

Dig into Amazónico’s new Tropicalia Weekend Parilla

Finish the weekend in style and head to the fine dining South American restaurant, Amazónico. The Tropicalia Weekend Parilla offers a marvellous menu with premium cuts of meat, grilled over charcoal. The starters include Arepas, Ensalada de Verano and Pan de Queso. The highlights range from the Brazilian grilled rump steak, Picanha, to the New Zealand Leg of Lamb. Sit in the jungle chic spot, and enjoy the smooth sounds of Diego and Giselle. The lunch takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm and starts from AED 350. 

GO: Visit for more information.

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