Will it be lunch, brunch or afternoon tea this weekend?
While many have left our sunny shores in search of cooler climes this summer, those of us left behind can enjoy quieter roads and an abundance of summer offers. From sky-high pool parties to MICHELIN meals, here are the best things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this weekend.
Friday 14 July 2023
Have lunch at the new Nobu
Nobu Dubai has recently relocated to the crown of Atlantis, The Palm and now offers an express lunch of Nobu classics. Begin with one of six Nobu starters, including the crispy squid coriander shiso aioli, salmon new style, spinach dry miso, crispy shiitake salad, white fish dry miso or avocado crispy rice. For the main event, there are seven dishes to choose from including baby umami chicken, grilled salmon anticucho, eggplant miso, cauliflower jalapeno, or duck breast orange miso. To end the lunch on a sweet note, diners can enjoy the Nobu cheesecake, seasonal exotic fruit or mochi ice cream for an additional AED 35. Available on Fridays and Sundays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 175 per person.
Indulge in a summer afternoon tea
Experience a captivating summer journey at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach’s Shai Salon. Inspired by his idyllic summers spent in the South of France, Senior Executive Pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert has crafted a menu that captures the essence of the season. The highlight of the summer afternoon tea lies in its emphasis on freshness and fruitiness, showcasing a delectable array of treats crafted with ingredients primarily sourced from the Mediterranean region. Indulge in exquisite creations such as the Raspberry and Tarragon Tart, Pistachio and Yuzu Flower, and Rosemary Brioche Feuilletée. Available daily from 2pm to 8pm. AED 240 for one person or AED 420 for two persons.
GO: Call 04 270 7805 for reservations and more information.
Dine at FACT’s restaurant of the year
Embark on a culinary journey that transcends borders at Ossiano. From the picturesque French coast to the vastness of international waters, indulge in a symphony of seasonal ingredients and delightful surprises at this underwater restaurant at Atlantis, The Palm. Prepare to be captivated by extraordinary moments, where the narrative comes alive with shimmering plankton and the harmonious fusion of French and New York cultures. At Ossiano, all ingredients are thoughtfully sourced from the oceans or within a 50km radius of a coastline, ensuring a dining experience that not only delights the senses but also cherishes our precious marine resources. Available Tuesday to Sunday, from 6pm to 1am. AED 1,250 per person.
GO: Visit www.atlantis.com for reservations and more information.
Saturday 15 July 2023
Try the new brunch at Amazónico
Immerse yourself in a lush green paradise at the FACT Award-winning Amazónico. The restaurant’s highly anticipated Tropicalia Weekend Parilla offers a sensational barbecue sharing-style menu featuring premium cuts of grilled meat. Expect Pan de Queso, Arepas, and Patacones, accompanied by dips and toppings such as Guacamole, Pulled Veal, and Chicken Avocado salad. Following the appetisers, brunch-goers can indulge in a selection of charcoal-grilled meats including Picanha, Argentinian Chorizo, Peruvian chili-marinated Baby Chicken, New Zealand Leg of Lamb, and orange-marinated Veal Ribs. Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 350 (bites, mains and dessert).
GO: Visit https://amazonicorestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Tuck into a dim sum lunch
Every Saturday, guests at Hakkasan Abu Dhabi can enjoy an exceptional dim sum lunch. The menu is prepared with Hakkasan’s trademark touch and features delicious soft-shell crab taro croquettes, truffle chicken Xiao long bao, fresh Chilean seabass dumplings, roasted duck pumpkin dumplings, king crab dumplings, and the Wagyu beef puff. Saturdays, from 12pm to 3:30pm. AED 98 (three baskets of dim sum) or AED 138 (five baskets of dim sum).
GO: Visit https://hakkasan.com for reservations and more information.
Make a splash at Abu Dhabi’s highest swimming pool
Escape the summer heat with the Aqua Affair pool party at Andaz Capital Gate. The leaning tower boasts the highest pool in the capital, with an outdoor pool deck suspended 100 meters above the ground. Expect live beverage stations, a resident DJ and panoramic views. Saturday 15 July, from 4pm to 8pm. AED 149 (soft beverages), AED 249 (house beverages) and AED 399 (pool packages).
GO: Visit www.hyattrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.
Sunday 16 July 2023
Brunch at La Niña
Each Sunday La Niña will transform into a culinary haven, offering a brunch package that offers three hours of indulgence. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you embark on a journey through the flavours of Modern Iberian Latino cuisine. Experience the delights of Olivas Marinadas, Tacos de Camarones, Gambas Al Ajillo, and various other tempting options. Sundays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 525 (house beverages) and AED 725 (premium beverages).
GO: Visit http://www.laninarestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Tuck into the Trèsind tasting menu
Trèsind has been delighting patrons with its modernist approach to fine-dining Indian cuisine for nearly a decade, earning numerous awards along the way. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Mohammed Zeeshan, Trèsind now offers a Premium Chef’s Tasting Menu, available for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences. The tasting menu takes you on a culinary journey featuring Arugula Pani Puri, Lamb Kofta Nihari, Missi Roti with Green Chili Butter, Cannoli Samosa with Tomato Chutney, and the modernist Chaat Tart. Available daily, from 12pm to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm. AED 550 per person.
GO: Visit https://tresind.com/dubai-reservation/ for reservations and more information.
Experience hubbly bubbly nights
Indulge in a remarkable evening brimming with fragrant hubbly bubbly at either Deck Too or the Glass Garden in Address Sky View. Whether your preference lies with timeless classics or daring innovations, the extensive selection caters to every discerning palate. Available daily, from 2pm to 11pm. Prices from AED 128.
GO: Visit www.addresshotels.com for more information.