15 spectacular things to do in the UAE in June

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

Isola Ristorante

Isola Ristorante provides an ideal indoor dining experience featuring Chef Francesco Bagnato’s exquisite Italian cuisine such as Lobster linguine and Grilled Sea bream in a setting evocative of Italy’s Southern Islands. Perfect for gatherings with loved ones, the restaurant also offers a special three-course ladies’ night set menu every Tuesday, including three beverages, priced at just AED155.

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Apricot Dubai

Apricot Dubai invites you to indulge in its #ApricotSummer menu, featuring refreshing dishes like Blueberry Yoghurt Pancakes and Grilled Prawn Mango Tacos, alongside summery desserts and iced beverages such as Apricot iced tea and Pistachio Summer Baklava.

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Jones The Grocer

Jones the Grocer is bringing the excitement with an expanded lineup of their renowned Cheese & Grape nights across Dubai and Abu Dhabi! Join the fun every Friday from 6pm at Jones Palm West Beach in Dubai and multiple locations in Abu Dhabi, including Al Mamoura and Al Raha. For just AED199 per person, indulge in unlimited pours, a tantalising array of artisan cheeses, and a tempting hot bites board. Upgrade your experience with a deluxe charcuterie board for an additional AED50. With live music adding to the vibrant ambience, these nights promise an unforgettable start to the weekend!

Call +97152 527 1750.

 

Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Experience the Soiree Brunch and Sushi Social at Barfly by Buddha-Bar Dubai, offering refined Asian-fusion delicacies against the backdrop of panoramic rooftop vistas and live entertainment. The Soiree Brunch promises a sumptuous journey through carefully crafted flavours, while the Sushi Social invites you to indulge in the artistry of sushi-making paired with the finest beverage selections.

Soiree Brunch: Every Saturday, from 7-11pm. AED365 per person including soft beverages. AED445 per person including house beverages. AED545 per person including premium beverages. Sushi Social: Every Tuesday, from 7-11pm. AED199 per person. Call +9714 230 0057.

 

Salero

Experience a unique Spanish culinary journey at this tapas and bodega, blending traditional food-sharing platters with a modern twist, accompanied by authentic Flamenco dancers, guitarists, and singers for an unforgettable experience.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 8-10:30pm. Entertainment: Singer/Guitarist – 8pm-10:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Singer/Guitarist and Flamenco Performance – 8pm-10:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call +9714 409 5888. For more information, visit website.

 

CityDrinks

CityDrinks, Abu Dhabi’s top online delivery platform, is revolutionising the way you enjoy drinks at home with Genie, its cutting-edge AI Sommelier now integrated into their app and citydrinks.ai. Since launching in November 2023, CityDrinks has become a preferred choice for thousands of customers, handling over 200 daily orders, while its AI Sommelier, Genie, powered by advanced GPT-4 Turbo technology, offers lightning-fast, multilingual recommendations and storage management tips.

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Primi

C2’s Italian eatery, Primi, introduces a new business lunch menu available on weekdays from 12pm to 4pm, offering two courses with coffee for AED99 or three courses with coffee for AED129. The menu boasts an array of appetisers, including crispy calamari fritti and traditional bruschetta, followed by enticing main courses such as beef meatballs stuffed with mozzarella and prosciutto pizza, with a choice of tomato soup or dessert for those opting for the three-course option. Concluding the meal on a sweet note, guests can indulge in a playful twist on tiramisu, complemented by a variety of coffee options.

Call +97156 992 4326.

 

La Mar by Gastón Acurio

La Mar, led by acclaimed Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio, presents an exclusive menu celebrating Peru’s beloved national dish, cebiche. Available from June 24th to June 29th, this limited-time menu features eight signature cebiches from La Mar restaurants globally, allowing diners to explore diverse flavours such as the Cebiche La Mar San Francisco, Cebiche La Mar Miami, and the iconic Cebiche La Mar Lima.

Call +9714 426 2626.

 

Hakkasan Dubai

Throughout June, Hakkasan Dubai presents its Cantonese Journey menu by Executive Chef Andy Toh, priced at AED488 per person, showcasing seasonal ingredients and sustainable produce sourced locally and internationally. The menu features a blend of traditional Cantonese dishes with contemporary twists, beginning with a chrysanthemum chicken soup and progressing through dishes like roasted sesame chicken roll and poached Shanghai dumplings with locally sourced ingredients.

Until June 30, from 6-11pm. Call +9714 426 2626.

 

Butter by the Dozen

Butter by the Dozen, led by Founder and Chief Baking Officer Asma Jabri, introduces a delightful array of artisanal cookies, offering classic flavours such as Valrhona® chocolate chip, Peanut butter, and Nutella, freshly baked in-house daily using Danish butter and Asma’s signature browning technique for a rich, nutty flavour.

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3 Fils

As summer begins, 3 Fils presents a special seasonal menu featuring returning favourites that have delighted diners. Highlights include Zucchini Bombs, with zucchini flowers stuffed with prawns and scallops in oyster sauce and sesame oil, served with sweet Kombu ghee. Another standout is the Tamagotoro Nigiri + Caviar, combining otoro nigiri with caviar, a fried quail egg, and sweet nikiri sauce. For indulgence, the Toro Croissant + Caviar is topped with Kabosu sour cream, mashed avocado, Japanese Bluefin tuna, and Kaluga caviar, while other notable dishes include Hamachi Nori Tempura and Shake Don, a layered bowl of torched ponzu mayo, Norwegian salmon, chukka wakame, oba leaf, and sushi rice.

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Republic Adda Bar & Lounge

Republic Adda Bar & Lounge, known for its fusion of Indian flavours and welcoming vibes at DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay, is launching Bollywood-themed quiz nights every Tuesday starting May 28th. The Republic Quiz Night offers trivia enthusiasts and Bollywood experts a chance to compete for fabulous prizes, including instant rewards, free dining vouchers, and luxurious staycations.

Every Tuesday, from 8pm. Call +97152 924 7596.

 

Prime68

Prime68, the award-winning steakhouse on the 68th floor of the iconic JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, is offering a special business lunch deal for AED125 per person until the end of summer. Available every Thursday and Friday from 12pm to 3pm, guests can enjoy a three-course meal featuring signature starters, mouthwatering main courses, and divine desserts, all with stunning views of Dubai’s skyline. The menu includes options like French Onion Soup, Black Angus Filet Mignon, and Eton Mess, ensuring a memorable dining experience.

AED 125 per person (food only). Call +9714 414 3000.

 

La Petite Brasserie

Park Hyatt Dubai introduces La Petite Brasserie, offering a delightful experience with its gastronomic treats, relaxed interiors, and lively ambience. Located at the iconic Brasserie Du Park, La Petite Brasserie aims to elevate the dining experience for its guests. The venue invites patrons to enjoy laid-back French dining in an elegant setting, with a menu featuring authentic French delicacies such as Wagyu Tartare, Hamburger Des Champs, and Hazelnut Filo Mille Feuille.

Call +9714 602 1814.

 

Bull & Bear

Experience the essence of New York glamour with Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre’s new Saturday brunch at Bull & Bear. The brunch features a four-course menu with delights such as Dibba Bay oysters, Brooklyn burrata, beef meat polpette, and prawn cocktail, complemented by sweet treats from the dessert trolley. The experience is further enriched with live jazz performances, including a singer-guitarist, saxophone player, and a resident DJ spinning deep house jazzy tunes, capturing the spirit of New York’s roaring 20s.

Every Saturday, from 1-4pm. From AED355 per person. Email bullandbear@waldorfastoria.com.

 

Icon Bar, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City

 

Dive into sports, game day grub, and all the action at the Football Fan Zone, complete with live sports, in-bar games, and entertainment. The Iconic Summer Brunch features a table-served feast accompanied by beverages for three hours. Choose a time slot between 12pm and 9pm, cheer for your team and savour  afternoon brunch at this relaxed hotspot. The downstairs area is family-friendly, while the upstairs is reserved for adults only.

Every Saturday from June 15 until August 31. AED298 for the soft drinks package, AED398 for house drinks and AED498 for the premium package. 2 for 1 deals are available. Contact +9714 366913, email bars.mediacity.dubai@radissonblu.com and visit radissonhotels.com.