13 spectacular things to do in the UAE in August

From ultimate spots to celebrate special occasions to exciting new offerings to indulge in, here are the things to do in the UAE in August

My Square

My Square, the laid-back bistro-style restaurant within DoubleTree by Hilton – Business Bay, warmly invites you to savour an exceptional assortment of Oriental cuisine during its Malaysian Night, an immersive culinary journey that transports diners to the lively streets of Kuala Lumpur. Embark on a culinary journey with revitalizing Ulam ulam salad, invigorating cucumber-pineapple Acar nenas and timun, Smoked mackerel sambal dip, and Cacur sayur. Delight in main courses featuring Popia sira, Nasi kerabu, Ayam masak merah, Ayam bakar pandan, Chicken satay with peanut sauce, and aromatic Beef rendang. End with fusion desserts such as Rose syrup bandung profiteroles and Pandan brulee, or Kueh ketayap and Bubur pulut hitam.

Every second Friday, from 7pm. Call +9714 551 1544.

CÉ LA VI Dubai

Throughout summer, the brunch guarantees an unmatched dining experience paired with Dubai’s iconic vistas. Expect premium menus curated by Executive Chef Howard Ko featuring dishes crafted using the finest ingredients that cater to every palate. Enjoy a vibrant ambience with live music, mesmerising magic tricks, and live DJ performances, enhancing your Saturdays.

Every Saturday from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED390 including soft beverages. AED490 including house beverages. From AED 590 per person including bubbly. Contact +971 4 582 6111 or email reservation-dxb@celavi.com.


Created in partnership with Two at Symphony, Krema has introduced a limited edition summer treat called Melts. Perfect for the summer, this delectable collaboration offers frozen cheesecake bites in three delightful flavours: mango, raspberry, and milk chocolate.

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The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah

Experience ultimate luxury at The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, a serene haven just 25 minutes from the city centre. Seamlessly blending contemporary architecture with natural beauty, the resort offers panoramic ocean views and pristine white sand beaches. Outdoor enthusiasts can indulge in activities such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, cycling, and golfing, while those seeking relaxation can enjoy yoga, spa treatments, and exclusive lounges. The resort’s culinary scene is diverse, with Vinesse restaurant standing out for its international menu brimming with an array of culinary delights.

Contact +9716 504 4888.

The Greedyman Pizzeria

The Greedyman Pizzeria has announced its first outlet in Dubai. With a strong presence in India, the chain has received numerous accolades including the Best Newcomer award and Best Pizzeria for two consecutive years. The Dubai menu features a tantalizing range of pizzas, sides, and desserts, offering classic and bold flavours such as Jerk Chicken and Chorizo. 

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Prepare to embark on a gastronomic voyage with RARE, the UAE’s first gourmet food truck serving a delightful fusion of Japanese and Latin American-inspired cuisine. Guests can explore a range of signature dishes such as A5 wagyu nakkuru, Chocolate wagyu fillet, Wagyu beef tsukune, Tsukune yakitori, Seared Japanese tuna akami buddha bowl, and Wagyu maki. For those seeking vegetarian options, opt for the Veggie cubano (grilled tofu, okonomiyaki, Japanese mayo, and pickled veggies).

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Coach Café

Coach proudly unveils its groundbreaking dining venture, Coach Café, a one-of-a-kind culinary haven celebrating the brand’s iconic New York heritage. Nestled within Bloomingdale’s at Dubai Mall, this immersive experience promises to transport visitors to the picturesque charm of a New York City sunset. A captivating display of yellow hues sets the stage, encapsulating the essence of the golden hour in the Big Apple. This multi-sensory wonderland, where each dish on the carefully crafted menu pays homage to classic city diner fare, features an array of beverages, tarts, and the quintessential cheesecakes. Coach Café also offers an exclusive selection of Coach’s premium leather goods and limited-edition pieces.

Open until September 30th, 2023.

Pierre’s TT, InterContinental Dubai Festival City 

Renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire and his team have announced the reopening of Pierre’s TT, bringing back its relaxed and charming atmosphere with breathtaking views. Step into a realm of contemporary French gastronomy, where the venue artfully showcases fresh ingredients to prepare exquisite masterpieces such as the Wild turbot meunière and Langoustine marinated in orange reduction.

Call +97152 898 8491.

MINA Brasserie

MINA Brasserie invites guests to savour an unforgettable breakfast experience curated by the renowned Chef Michael Mina. Tuck into MINA Brasserie’s extraordinary breakfast offerings, featuring Full English breakfast (perfectly cooked eggs, hashbrowns, sizzling turkey bacon, and baked beans), Middle Eastern breakfast (labneh, hummus & shakshouka), Vegan shakshouka, Avocado toast, and the nourishing Acai bowl.

Contact +9714 506 0100.

Akiba Dori

things to do in the UAE in August

The Japanese street food spot has launched a mini Akibas menu, tried and tested by children over two rounds of tastings and feedback. The non-spicy kids’ menu features Tokyo-Style Neapolitan pizza, Chicken strips with waffle fries, Mini cheeseburgers, Crunchy chicken katsu sandwich, Maki rolls, and East-inspired noodles.

Available at Dubai Hills Mall, Dubai Design District, and Yas Bay outlets. For ages 12 & under. Visit website.


The Latin-American restaurant offers a lush green oasis where guests can escape the desert heat and enjoy the new Tropicalia Weekend Parilla for the ultimate summer dining experience. The barbecue-sharing-style feast begins with a variety of bites such as Pan de queso (cheese bread), Arepas (corn cakes), and Patacones (fried plantain) accompanied by delicious dips and toppings. The star of the menu is the selection of charcoal-grilled meats including Picanha, Argentinian chorizo, Peruvian chilli-marinated baby chicken, and orange-marinated Veal ribs. The vibrant atmosphere is enhanced by the energetic mix of electro-pical beats, creating a lively ambience for a memorable afternoon.

Every Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm-3pm. Call +9714 571 3999.

Toro Toro

Experience a vibrant journey through Latin America at Toro Toro’s Fiesta Del Sol event. Indulge in authentic dishes from Peru to Mexico, complemented by a lively atmosphere and South American music. Enjoy three hours of unlimited drinks and tantalising bites while savouring Salmon tiradito, Lomo saltado (a beef tenderloin, sautéed onions, crispy potatoes, creamy rice, and Peruvian spices), and Corn-fed chicken tacos, followed by the decadent Passion fruit cheesecake.

Every Friday, from 7pm-12am. AED275 per person. Call +9714 317 6000.


Nespresso, renowned for sustainable coffee production, has unveiled its latest Nano boutiques at Sahara Centre, Al Ain Mall, and Abu Dhabi Marina Mall. Explore the brand’s latest collections, featuring state-of-the-art coffee machines, enticing coffee flavours, and stylish accessories to elevate your coffee corner. Open now at Sahara Centre and Al Ain Mall, these boutiques invite visitors to indulge in the art of coffee exploration and savour a range of exquisite coffees, each crafted with precision and passion. Reopening this month, the Abu Dhabi Marina Mall boutique transforms into a Nano boutique, ensuring a thoughtful customer journey with enhanced engagement. With these three new additions, Nespresso’s presence in the region grows to five Nano boutiques, reaffirming their dedication to enhancing the coffee experience and catering to discerning coffee connoisseurs in the area.