10 spectacular things to do in the UAE in February

From new restaurants to omakase-style dining, here’s a roundup of all the things to do in the UAE in February

Brasserie Boulud

Star chef Daniel Boulud has returned to Dubai for a special two-night-only gala dinner at Brasserie Boulud, the fine dining restaurant recently awarded under the Bib Gourmand section in the Michelin Guide. Tuck into its lavish five-course menu featuring a selection of French delicacies such as Saumon a l’oseille and Raviolis artichaud & truffes, all created from premium ingredients.

February 6 and 7. 7pm onwards. Call +9714 281 4020.


Ukrainian restaurant, YOY, is hosting Yuriy Kovryzhenko, a renowned Ukrainian chef and TV presenter, for a special one-off dining experience. Indulge in a selection of traditional dishes served ‘Heston Style’ including Katchka (roasted Duck with apple and cranberry sauce) and Kholodets (jellied oxtail served lollipop style) against the backdrop of the world’s tallest fountain at The Pointe.

February 4 and 5. AED400 per person. Visit Instagram.

Table Otto

The French-Italian restaurant has unveiled new dishes to its delectable menu across its venues at Dubai Mall, Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, and Al Jimi Mall in Al Ain. Tuck into Table Otto’s latest additions that include Mushroom soup, Braised coffee honey BBQ ribs, Sage and brown butter white pasta, Oven baked rigatoni beef ragout, and Truffled wild mushroom risotto.

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Gaining popularity in London’s hipster Shoreditch and part of the longest-established Peruvian Restaurant group in London and the UK, Andina Dubai is a laid-back neighbourhood restaurant and Picanteria with a vibrant ambience. Inspired by traditional, family-run Andean eateries, the venue draws upon Peruvian cuisine and finds joy in flavours, people and music. The extensive menu includes their signature ceviches, Grilled octopus, Panca blazed Beef brisket, Salmon tiradito, Beetroot and cauliflower causa, Anticuchos, and more, alongside Latin American-inspired beverages.

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Maiz Tacos

The homegrown Mexican eatery now serves up breakfast classics alongside their own creations including Chilaquiles (fried tortillas topped with red salsa, a sunny side up egg, and avocado), and their twist on Steak and Eggs (juicy flank steak with fluffy eggs topped with chimichurri salsa on a corn tortilla). The new breakfast menu also includes Maiz Guac with elotes (a Mexican street corn) atop homemade brioche topped with cotija cheese, chipotle, coriander and poached eggs, the Impossible chilli con carne huevos burrito and the Torrijas (caramelised cinnamon-soaked brioche bread, topped with bananas, vanilla whipped cream, and chocolate hazelnut crumble), amongst other delectable dishes.

Call +97150 151 7665.


Michelin Guide award-winning Chef Solemann Haddad’s intimate eight-seater Omakase concept has expanded to house 12 diners in a new arena-style seating, set around the open prep kitchen. Relish eleven courses from this ingredient-focussed menu, accompanied by refreshing 0% ABV cocktails and teas, and tuck into favourites such as Explosion (Pani puri with foie gras puri, date syrup, saffron and pineapple chutney and autumn truffle), Trip to Masafi (Charred madai, sweet corn, dill, brown butter and bzar), 90’s Garlic Bread (1-year-old charcoal khubz, confit garlic & brown miso mornay, 32-month aged comte), Hokkaido Scallops (Ponzu beurre blanc, fried kelp) and Khoory Kabab (Koji fermented A5 Wagyu farmed in Jordan, alongside celeriac, smoked kabab jus and a shiso bouquet). Diners conclude their experience with Starry Nights, evoking evenings by the fire in the desert.

AED650 per person. Call +97150 697 2946.

Le Petit Beefbar

Beefbar needs no introduction! From Monaco to Dubai, Paris, Mykonos, Hong Kong, and the world, the latest concept from the brand, Le Petit Beefbar, stems inspiration from the mother brand to create a refined, cosy restaurant with a lavish touch and an overall chic feel. Nestled at DIFC Gate Village alongside Caviar Kaspia and La Table, the menu presents all-time favourites, the Insane rock corn, Signature bao buns, the Mini Big K Kobe beef bacon burgers & sauces, Steak, frites and sauce, with an extract of sauce Originale Relais de Paris, and the Relais shawarma, in addition to scrumptious desserts.

Call +9714 580 2599.

Organic Foods & Café

Homegrown brand Organic Foods & Café, known for offering fresh organic and biodynamic foods, groceries, supplements, meat, dairy, and more, is giving its customers the opportunity to win two return Emirates flight tickets to New York City. All you need to do is spend AED150 in-store or online anytime between January 9 and February 5 to enter the competition.

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Call +9714 220 0224.