September 16 signifies a day of independence for the country; and is marked by festivities, fireworks, parades and parties. Commemorate the occasion with these handpicked experiences
Hotfoot to this chic restaurant for their one-day special dish of sizzling fajitas. Choose between a chicken or beef option, with sauteed bell peppers, onions and cheddar, topped with a chipotle chilli sauce, guacamole, pico de gallo and tortillas.
September 16 from AED69 onwards. The Beach JBR from 12-9pm and City Walk from 12-8pm. Call The Beach JBR at +9714 430 7252 and City Walk at +9714 240 6877.
ZOCO, The Atrium at Al Habtoor City
Celebrate the day with soft-shell chicken, beef and vegetarian tacos, accompanied by infused sips. Alternatively, dine a la carte on Mexican-style dishes such as tlayuda and traditional or fusion guacamole and more. A mariachi will be on later in the evening, so get your groove on and sway to the melodious tunes.
September 16 from 5pm onwards at AED75 per person (inclusive of five chicken, beef or vegetarian tacos and a creative concoction). Call +9714 437 0044.
La Tablita, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights
Grab your mates and make your way to La Tablita for delightful dinner to celebrate the special day. Treat yourself to traditional Mexican street food, punchy sips and a scrumptious tacos selection. A DJ spinning catchy tunes and a mariachi will have you up and dancing all night long.
September 16 from 7pm-1am. AED199 onwards per person. Call +97156 398 7255 or book online.
Señor Pico, West Palm Beach
This casual eatery is hosting a fiesta where diners can tuck into unlimited Mexican eats including Sopecito de chorizo, Ceviche mixto tostadas and Duck carnitas; along with Churros and a Carlota de limón for a sweet ending. Sip on speciality beverages by the coast, accompanied by panoramic views of the Dubai Marina skyline.
September 16 from 7-10pm. AED199 per person (inclusive of unlimited mocktails) and AED299 per person (inclusive of unlimited creative concoctions). Call +9714 568 2502 or visit the website.
Epicure, Melia Desert Palm Dubai
Make your way to this polo resort on Friday for a family-friendly celebration to commemorate the day. Indulge in authentic Mexican fare such as prawn aguachile, vegan ceviche, chicken tacos al pastor, lamb birria tacos and beef enchiladas. Look forward to a tres leches cake and chilled beverages.
September 17 from 1-8pm (choose any three-hour slot). AED250 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), AED350 per person (inclusive of house beverages) and AED450 per person (inclusive of bubbly). Call +9714 602 9323 or email email@example.com.