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Your UAE Weekend Guide: 21 to 23 July

Celebrate the long weekend in style. 

With another long weekend on the horizon, we’ve lined up the best brunches and beach days for you to enjoy. Here are our picks of the best things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this weekend.

Friday 21 July 2023

Sample the Sucre business lunch

Discover the culinary delights of Sucre with its new business lunch in the heart of DIFC. Begin with enticing starters like the classic Caesar Salad, the flavorful Tuna Tartare, or the popular Yellowtail Ceviche. For the main course, indulge in coriander-infused Baby Chicken, Ajillo Prawns with garlic, Gnocchi Sorrentina accompanied by burrata and cherry tomato sauce, Paccheri Pasta with truffle, or the Australian Angus Ribeye with chimichurri. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 80 (one main course and a side) or AED 115 (one starter, one main course, and a side).

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

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Experience steampunk glamour at Amelia

Amelia’s latest culinary escapade invites diners to enjoy magnificent vistas of Dubai’s skyline while indulging in an afternoon tasting menu. Expect edamame, sake Nikkei, Yasai Maki, Rollo de Camarones, Gyoza de Pollo, Flammkuchen a la Trufa, Passion Yuzu Cheesecake and Mochi. This retro-futuristic steampunk-inspired venue defies traditional dining norms, offering an experience that harmoniously blends mixology, gastronomy, and music. Available from Monday to Friday, from 5pm to 7pm. AED 145 per person.

GO: Visit https://amelialounge.com for reservations and more information.

Amelia

Enjoy a sunset pool party

Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi has introduced its Sunset Soirée Brunch at rooftop hotspot AT25. The scorching summer offer includes four hours of unlimited house beverages, pool access to beat the heat, and a sharing brunch platter for two. AT25’s resident DJ will keep you grooving with feel-good beats that will lure you onto the dancefloor. So grab your swimsuit, sunglasses, and friends, and kick off the weekend in style. Fridays, from 6pm to 10pm. AED 99 per person (sharing brunch platter, unlimited house beverages and pool access).

GO: Call 02 304 7777 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 22 July 2023

Experience the Baikingu Brunch

Offering a sophisticated twist on the traditional izakaya style of informal eating, Zuma’s new Baikingu Brunch begins with a selection of starters, including Zuma’s signature shrimp tempura, crispy fried squid, and an assortment of sashimi, nigiri and maki. The offering also includes beef yakiniku from the live robata cooking station, followed by signature main courses such as miso-marinated black cod, jumbo tiger prawns, and grilled Australian wagyu ribeye. To end the brunch on a sweet note, guests can indulge in various desserts, including sorbets, ice creams, chocolates, and exotic fruits. Saturdays from 12:30pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 595.

GO: Visit https://zumarestaurant.com for reservations and more information.

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Brunch on the Palm

Get ready for the grand return of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai’s Saturday Panorama Brunch. Taking place after dark, you can join a vibrant crowd at Raia rooftop lounge, where you can tantalise your taste buds with a curated selection of international cuisine paired with signature cocktails while enjoying live music and captivating performances. Why not transform your brunch experience into a memorable staycation? Arrive earlier in the day and relax by the pool or beach, then check in at sunset to slip into your glamorous brunch outfit. Stay for the after-brunch party, dancing until the early hours before retiring to your room for a restful night’s sleep. Saturdays, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 299 (house beverages), AED 399 (bubbles), AED 849 per person (brunch and stay) or AED 1,099 for couples (brunch and stay).

GO: Visit https://link.tajexoticapalmdubai.com/5lD6dE for reservations and more information.

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Book a daycation

Rixos The Palm Hotel and Suites offers an all-inclusive daycation this summer, with access to the resort’s temperature-controlled swimming pool and private beach and fitness activities in the outdoor wellness area. Little ones can enjoy the Rixy Kids’ Club, where they’ll have their own mini pool. All food and drinks are taken care of with access to the breakfast and lunch buffet at A La Turca. At lunch, guests can enjoy unlimited soft and house beverages at A La Turca. Plus, at I-Chill Beach Lounge soft and house beverages are available throughout the day. Available daily. AED 399 per person (weekdays) and AED 499 (weekends).

GO: Visit https://all.accor.com for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 23 July 2023

Journey to Latin America

Get ready to dive into the lively streets of Plaza Vieja through the enchanting “Brunch in Plaza Vieja” experience at Rumba Cuban Bar & Kitchen at Club Vista Mare. Indulge in a mouthwatering selection of Latin American delicacies and savour handcrafted libations that embody the essence of the region. From tantalising tacos de carne asada to irresistible shrimp empanadas, brace yourself for a culinary journey that will ignite your taste buds and leave you longing for another bite. Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 230 (soft beverages), AED 295 (house beverages) and AED 350 (premium beverages).

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

Rumba

Relax and recharge

Soul Senses Spa & Wellness is the first Bali-themed Spa in Dubai. Relax and recharge during an immersive experience that transports you to Bali, with the island’s sights, sounds, and scents. With customised packages for your experience, guests can choose from various treatments and facilities to create the ultimate personalised spa day. Unique flower bath options include the Aromatic milk bath, Cleopatra bath or Red grapes, lime and cinnamon bath. 

GO: Call 050 301 0810 for reservations and more information.

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Try the new menu at The Nice Guy

Get ready for a culinary sensation as The Nice Guy unveils its new menu. Building upon the authentic Italian flavours that keep guests returning time and again, this refreshed offering draws inspiration from the rich tapestry of Italian cuisine. Highlight dishes include the Beef Tartare with capers, anchovy, and egg yolk; Crispy Burrata with blistered tomatoes, sweet peppers, and pesto sauce; Lobster Tagliatelle with semi-dried tomatoes, basil, and charred lemon; Cauliflower Steak featuring roasted artichokes, sundried tomatoes, and pesto sauce; and Date Cake with white chocolate ganache, salted caramel, and a sesame tuile. Available daily, from 5pm to 1am.

GO: Follow @theniceguydubai on Instagram for more information.

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