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The FACT UAE Weekend Guide: 14 to 16 June

Will it be brunch, business lunch or a concert this weekend?

This weekend heralds the arrival of Eid Al Adha, so gather your loved ones and read on for our picks of the best things to do in Dubai this weekend.

Friday 14 June

Get back to business

Nestled in the heart of Dubai at The Lana – Dorchester Collection, Riviera by Jean Imbert offers a stunning French-Mediterranean dining experience with picturesque views of Marasi Bay Marina. Decorated in tranquil shades of blush, sage, blue, and yellow, the restaurant boasts a thoughtfully crafted business lunch menu featuring Gazpacho, Quinoa Tabbouleh, Roasted Chicken, Seabass Fillet and Tagliolini with zucchini sauce. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 135 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Riviera By Jean Imbert this weekend

Stay at SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences

Beat the heat in style with SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences’ luxurious summer staycation offer. With relaxing treatments, a serene ambience, and bespoke hospitality, visitors can enjoy the FACT award-winning Ciel Spa or make a splash at the Privilege pool for a day of non-stop fun. Rates from AED 1,499 including an overnight stay in a standard room for two people inclusive of a 60-minute massage for two, and access to the pool, spa facilities, and gym.

GO: Email for reservations and more information.

SLS Dubai this weekend

Enjoy dinner and a show

Soho Garden The Palm has recently introduced a new addition to its vibrant nightlife scene with the launch of ‘Show Theater’. Here, guests will be immersed in a captivating atmosphere of entertainment with international acts performing live each evening, blending Oriental and Western genres. To further elevate the experience, guests can look forward to weekly appearances by superstar guest artists like Naji Osta and Ziad Burji. Available on Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm. AED 250 minimum beverage spend per person (bar seats and high tables), AED 350 minimum beverage spend per person (back lounges and tables) and AED 450 minimum food and beverage spend (front lounges and tables).

GO: Call 054 233 5555 for reservations and more information.

Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah this weekend

Saturday 15 June

Enjoy brunch at Arrazuna

The Market Brunch at Arrazuna by Mehmet Gürs promises a delightful blend of timeless flavours and modern culinary delights, all served up in a vibrant market-style setting. Dubai’s beloved Ripe Market takes centre stage with a selection of vendors selling artisan products to diners. The brunch offers a lively atmosphere where families can come together for a day of delight and delicious food, interacting with chefs and indulging in various experiences, including coffee tastings, wine and cheese samplings, and a distillery experience. Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30pm to 4:30pm (The Ripe Market from 11am to 6pm). AED 249 (soft beverages) and AED 349 (house beverages).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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See Jason Derulo live in Dubai

The line-up of R&B megastars performing at Coca-Cola-Arena continues to expand, this time with news that Jason Derulo will return to Dubai. The award-winning singer is bringing his Nu King World Tour to the UAE. Since breaking through with his five-times-platinum single Whatcha Say, Derulo has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including chart-topping hits like Talk Dirty, Wiggle and Swalla. Derulo’s upcoming concert in Dubai is not his first stint in the UAE. In fact, he’s frequented the city many times — the last time in September 2023 when he performed at Blu Dubai for his birthday. 

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

Your Dubai Weekend

Visit a cocktail collab

Mimi Kakushi is teaming up with The Botanist Gin and welcoming Giorgio Bargiani from The Connaught Bar in London for this year’s World Martini Day celebration. Named the world’s best bar for two consecutive years at The World’s 50 Best Bars in 2020 and 2021, The Connaught Bar is a premier global cocktail destination, distinguished by its exceptional service and memorable guest experiences. Named International Bartender of the Year in 2023, Giorgio Bargiani is globally renowned for his signature Martini pour, captivating guests with his showmanship and storytelling, making each drinking experience memorable. Available on Saturday, 15 June from 7pm to 11pm.

GO: Call 04 379 4811 for reservations and more information.

Giorgio at Mimi Kakushi

Sunday 16 June

Celebrate Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, dive into fun where dads and their children can team up and showcase their skills in a thrilling Topgolf tournament. Each father-child duo will enjoy two hours of exciting competition, laughter, and unforgettable bonding moments. Plus, participants can enjoy a 10% discount on all food and drinks during the event. Available on Sunday, 16 June, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. AED 250 per team (two players).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Father's Day in Dubai

Experience Soju Gogi Weekends

Hoe Lee Kow, the latest innovative dining venture by Chef Reif Othman, has launched Soju Gogi Weekends, which involve unlimited soju, cocktails, beers, and a platter of Hoe Lee Kow’s finest grills. Soju (a Korean alcoholic drink made from rice) and Gogi (meaning meat in Korean) Weekends blends the vibrant flavours of Korean BBQ with the creativity and flair of Chef Reif Othman across a menu of beef bulgogi, chicken bulgogi, grilled mushrooms, and Sut Bul Gui (charcoal-grilled beef). Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 11pm. AED 288 per person (two-hour package).

GO: Call 04 255 5142 for reservations and more information.

Hoe Lee Kow weekend offer

Watch the Euro 2024

Football fans won’t miss a second of Euro 2024 action at Wavehouse this weekend. With six dedicated screens across the venue, beverage promotions, and a menu perfect for watching the big games, it’s the ultimate spot to watch England take on Serbia this weekend. Guests can stay refreshed all day with an extensive beverage selection and three brand-new football-themed milkshakes. Available daily from 12pm to 1am. Entrance is free, but bookings are recommended.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Weekends at Wavehouse

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