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The FACT UAE Weekend Guide: 24 to 26 November 

F1 races, epic concerts and spectacular dining deals are all on the agenda for a memorable weekend in the United Arab Emirates.

The final weekend of the month is upon us, bringing Formula 1 fun and plenty of things to see and do across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Read on for your FACT UAE Weekend Guide.

Friday 24 November

Dine with Chef Nobu

Embark on a memorable culinary journey at Nobu Dubai’s exclusive sushi bar, where a limited number of guests will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a ten-course menu. Positioned at the forefront, diners will relish front-row seats as Nobu’s chefs present a customised selection of the finest sushi and sashimi. Chef Nobu himself will also be visiting the restaurant throughout the week. Available from 23 to 25 November, from 6pm to midnight. AED 1,050 per person.

GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.

Weekend Guide

Groove to nostalgic R&B runes

Head to Twenty Three in Media City to enjoy an evening of nostalgic beats and captivating skyline vibes with the newly launched Old School Jam. This event features a trio of talented DJs—Nana B, Joe Lang, and Lucasdirty—spinning a nostalgic soundtrack of hip-hop and R&B that will keep you grooving throughout the night. Complemented by live vocals from Eirini and captivating dance acts, this nostalgic event is not to be missed. Fridays, from 8pm. AED 99 (unlimited grapes for ladies) and AED 199 (unlimited hops and grapes).

GO: Visit oldschooljamdxb.com for reservations and more information.

Weekend Guide

See Chris Brown live at Etihad Park

The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 is racing into town, and with it comes a live performance from Chris Brown. The R&B megastar hails from Virginia, United States and has sold more than 217 million records across the world. His hit songs include Beautiful People, Kiss Kiss, Look At Me Now, Loyal and Under the Influence. He has collaborated with artists including Busta Ryhmes, Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne and T-Pain. He will take to the stage in Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Park as part of the Yasalam After-Race Concerts.

GO: Visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com for tickets and more information.

Chris Brown

Saturday 25 November
Luxuriate at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Immerse yourself in unparalleled luxury at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, where exclusive accommodations await. Enhance your stay with personalised check-in and check-out services, providing you with privileged access to the lavish Pearl Club Lounge. Here, each day features sumptuous breakfasts, refined afternoon teas, and delightful happy hours. Enjoy an additional 30 minutes of complimentary Spa Bliss as a special indulgence when you reserve a 60-minute spa treatment. 

GO: Visit www.hilton.com for reservations and more information.

Weekend Guide

Visit DIFC’s new cocktail den

The Guild has revealed an opulent cocktail bar and cigar lounge known as The Aviary. Adorned with art-deco interiors and six dazzling chandeliers, this space offers a haven for night owls loking to party in an intimate space amidst DJs, tribal drummers, and the occasional piano sets. The beverage menu features timeless classics such as the ‘Classico Negroni’ or the ‘Classico Martini… The Guild Way’ in addition to playful creations like Berry with Me (Bourbon and Dominque Porter Rosé Wine) or Bradshaw & The City (vodka with pineapple soda). The Aviary is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 8pm until late.

GO: Visit www.theguilddubai.com for more information. 

Weekend Guide

Dance The Night Away

Elevate your evenings at the ANNEX rooftop, where a mesmerising panorama seamlessly merges the city’s skyline with the stars. Immerse yourself in the sophisticated ambience of the second floor—a carefully crafted space designed for elegant social gatherings. While those in pursuit of vibrant beats should head to the ground-floor club, ANNEX at The Abu Dhabi EDITION is the place to revel in pulsating nightlife and live performances by both international and local DJs. 

GO: Visit www.annexabudhabi.com for reservations and more information.


Sunday 26 November

Dine at a FACT Award winner

In anticipation of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023, the FACT Award-winning Penelope’s Brasserie & Jazz Bar Américain have prepared gourmet offerings to celebrate the event. As evening approaches, guests can delight in the F1 Tasting Menu, a two-hour gastronomic experience featuring the restaurant’s signature dishes such as Burrata Salad, Canadian Lobster Linguini, Crispy Calamari and Tuna Tartare. The F1 tasting menu is priced at AED 850 per person. Available from Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November.

GO: Visit www.penelopes.ae for reservations and more information.


Visit the CÉ LA VI pop-up

Buckle up for an electrifying end to the race weekend because the CÉ LA VI F1 pop-up will dazzle guests with fine dining delights, a live performance by CLAPTONE and top-tier entertainment at Yas Marina Circuit. Gain access to the chic rooftop terrace boasting panoramic vistas of the track and Yas Marina. Sunday 26 November, from 9pm.

GO: Email f1ad@celavi.com for reservations and more information.

F1 weekend

See an epic concert

Prepare for an extraordinary musical spectacle as the Foo Fighters take centre stage as the headliner for the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023. Founded by Dave Grohl in 1994, these American rock sensations are renowned for their electrifying stage presence and stadium anthems. With a vast collection of chart-topping hits such as Best of YouEverlongLearn To Fly, and Monkey Wrench, Foo Fighters have solidified their status as a powerhouse in the music industry. After the show, head over to WHITE Abu Dhabi and finish the weekend with a performance from the American rapper Meek Mill, who is known for the singles Going Bad, Ima Boss and Tupac Back.

GO: Visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com for more information.

Foo Fighters

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