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The FACT UAE Weekend Guide: 13 to 15 October

Culinary pop-ups and plenty of brunch options guarantee a memorable weekend in the UAE.

As you prepare for another weekend of fun in the sun, there is plenty of culinary excitement to keep your bellies full and your spirits high.

Friday 13 October

Partake in a leisurely breakfast

Head to Huqqa Dubai, where a brand-new breakfast menu awaits. Dive into the exquisite Crab Benedict, relish the decadent Millefeuille Scramble, or savour the simplicity of an Egg Sando. Plus, there’s Baklava Borek, Foie Gras Bruschetta and Corn Bacon Pancakes for those seeking unique flavours. Adding to the experience, diners are encouraged to sit on the terrace and enjoy the view overlooking The Dubai Fountain or retreat from the heat with plush seating in the cosy indoor area. Available daily, from 10am to 3pm.

GO: Call 800 487 72 for reservations and more information.

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Enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea

Sahn Eddar, inside Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, has introduced its all-new afternoon tea. The menu pays homage to the flavours of Dubai and features Mango Coco Curry, Pistachio Religieuse and Karak Chai dulcey to start. These are followed by Salmon Brioche, Crab Rye Roll, Bresaola Toast and an assortment of freshly baked scones. The grand finale arrives with the Gateaux de Savoie, prepared with vanilla and date sugar and served alongside a homemade French hazelnut spread. Available daily, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 490 (soft and hot beverages) and AED 590 (soft and hot beverages and one glass of champagne).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Savour superb sips

For two evenings this weekend, Hakkasan Dubai hosts a collaboration between world-renowned mixology maestros, Andrew Ho and Bastien Ciocca from Hope & Sesame. Here, you can sample six signature cocktails or two mocktails designed exclusively for the event. The ‘Fairly Complicated’ combines gin, Long Jing tea, apple, white port, and grapefruit, while ‘Ango’ intrigues with its combination of rum, aromatic bitters, and beetroot. Hope & Sesame is celebrated for its groundbreaking innovations in mixology, employing modern techniques such as vacuum distillation to create an unforgettable cocktail experience. Available on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October, from 8pm to midnight. Signature cocktails are priced from AED 85.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 14 October

Experience a bubbly breakfast

Elevate this weekend in the UAE with a brilliant breakfast at Sfumato, where classic breakfast beverages such as Bellini, Mimosa and Rossini will ensure a leisurely start to the day. Order any food item from the breakfast menu and receive two hours of free-flowing selected beverages. The breakfast classics on offer include Avocado on Sourdough, Cottage Crepes, Eggs Benedict, Granola with Orange-infused Labneh, Omelette with Caviar Bearnaise and are also available. Available on Saturdays, from 10am to 2pm. 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Celebrate the return of the Traiteur Brunch

Dubai’s most lavish brunch returns to Brasserie du Park at Park Hyatt Dubai this weekend. The Traiteur Brunch unfolds in an al fresco setting, offering picturesque views of the marina and city skyline. Tuck into gourmet delights that include Angus Beef Carpaccio, Comte Cheese Beignet, Dibba Bay Oysters and a selection of sashimi and sushi. Diners are encouraged to visit the Cheese Room before indulging in the lavish dessert bar. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 695 (sparkling beverages), AED 825 (Champagne) and AED 925 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Tuck into a British brunch

Inspired by the vibrant food markets of London, brunch at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar offers an elevated dining experience for the whole family this weekend in the UAE. The culinary adventure unfolds with various food market-style stations, including British cheese, fishmonger’s stalls and an oyster bar. Before visiting the Lost Chambers Aquarium, guests can also savour signature dishes like Roast Beef and Salmon En Croute. Available on Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages), AED 695 (Champagne) and AED 150 (children aged four to 11 years).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Bread Street Kitchen

Sunday 15 October

Have a roaring good time

Roaring Rabbit at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, joins forces with Pangea – Infinite Solutions to present a mammoth LED screen for watching all the Cricket World Cup action. Enjoy a selection of bar bites with unlimited house beverages for AED 199 per person, or opt for three house cocktails or three house beverages for just AED 99. At Roaring Rabbit, every boundary, catch, and wicket will be celebrated with unwavering enthusiasm.

GO: Email or call 04 275 4444 for reservations and more information.

Roaring Rabbit

Witness the new dinner show at Babylon

Prepare yourself for the long-awaited return of Babylon this weekend in the UAE, which is back with a new show called Gardens Of Love. Drawing inspiration from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the maestros of hedonism have crafted an immersive, theatrical journey of song and dance. While being dazzled by the displays on stage, tuck into Crispy Chicken Tempura, Japanese Wagyu & Foie Gras Maki, Octopus Carpaccio, Salmon Tiradito, Tiger Prawns Hamayaki and Wagyu Bresaola & Fig Pizza.

GO: Email or call 04 352 7750 for reservations and more information.

Babylon in Dubai

Try a vegetarian degustation menu

Dubai’s first and only all-vegetarian degustation fine dining experience is now open at Dubai Hills Business Park. Helmed by culinary maestro Chef Rahul Rana, Avatar showcases a modern twist on soulful Indian cuisine. Using fresh, local ingredients and catering to vegan and gluten-free diets, Avatara aims to break through the limited perceptions of vegetarian food and offer an unforgettable dining experience with its new Chakra-inspired menu.

GO: Follow on Instagram for more information.


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