6 spectacular things to do this week in the UAE

Whether you’re looking for a sumptuous afternoon tea or a special chef’s tasting menu, here are all the things to do this week in the UAE


Paris-born patisserie Ladurée has introduced a scrumptious new brunch featuring an array of dishes to indulge in with your loved ones. Tuck into a selection of mini viennoiseries and bread served with butter, honey and jam; the Benedictine soft-boiled eggs, 2 slices of warm French toast served with maple syrup or Chantilly cream and jam; the Ladurée granola, plain yogurt, fresh fruit salad served with 2 macarons; or the freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice with Ladurée coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Daily from 10am to 3pm. AED 225. Vist website.


Enjoy TABŪ’s exquisite selection of dishes with Chef Roberto Segura’s signature tasting menu, which boasts twelve courses accompanied by a beverage pairing of your choice. The award-winning restaurant’s set menu includes Otoro tartare with sesame cones, Avo-Yuzu kosho and caviar, Salmon usuzukuri style with avo-yuzu, passion fruit, and nama shichimi, 50-hour slow braised wagyu beef short rib with yakiniku and crispy garlic, and the fan-favourite Vegan tres leches.

Daily. Starting from AED600 per person. Call +9714 4569 455.


CALI-POKE has launched a ninth outlet in Dubai Marina’s Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR), bringing its authentic fusion of fresh fish and Peruvian and Hawaiian blends to another new location in Dubai. The California-born brand aims to blend culinary traditions by incorporating fusion dressings and Pacific styles with cuts of fresh fish, offering a menu filled with signature bowls, authentic poke sauces and healthy mixes to choose from.

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Ciao Bella

Sicilian ambassadors of Slow Food Sicily, Chefs Faulisi Gesualdo and Giuseppe Patti, are heading to Dubai to give diners an exclusive taste of authentic Sicilian cuisine – a fervent nod to the eras of colonisation in Italy. The three-course menu pays homage to Saraceni, the Arabic population in Sicily living in the region for the past 264 years, with flavourful dishes inspired by Arabic influences. The menus highlights are Arancine con erbe selvatiche sfincione (vegetarian stuffed rice balls with wild Mediterranean herbs and traditional Sicilian pizza), Sfinci con la ricotta (traditional Sicilian bigne, sweetened ricotta cheese, and cherries), Pasta con le sarde alla siciliana (fresh sardines, raisin, pine seeds, wild dill, and breadcrumb), and Polpo a strascina sale con patate e olive (octopus cooked in traditional Sicilian style, with potato, olives and cherry tomato).

February 16 and February 17.  Starting from AED249 per person. Call +97156 784 7170 or email massimo@mediaonehotel.com. Visit the website or Instagram.


Renowned Japanese Chef Tetsuya Yanagida will be collaborating with the modern Pan Asian restaurant, Mogao by Socialicious, with a special menu featuring highlights such as Sashmi moriawase (Chef’s selection of assorted fish), Yakitori sune niku (Grilled chicken shank meat with teriyaki sauce); Kushiyaki bincho maguro (Grilled Albacore tuna with teriyaki sauce), and more.

Dishes start from AED29. Call +9714 5548 220.

Oak Room

Sited at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Oak Room welcomes you to its latest dining experience, Supper Club, bringing a specially curated menu for diners to indulge in accompanied by live entertainment to sway all night long. The memorable three-hour special starts off with the venue’s signature sourdough and marmite butter, followed by delectable canapés. Enjoy the evening with raw sharing-style platters of fresh seafood, beef and vegetables, as well as a selection of mains such as Wagyu flank steak 6+, Confit of duck or Pan seared black cod, a Garden salad, and Triple cooked chips. Discerning diners can amp up the experience with an upgraded luxury chef’s selection that includes Surf & turf, Wagyu strip, and Canadian lobster.

Every Saturday. 7pm. AED345 including soft beverages. AED465 including house beverages, grapes, and concoctions. AED585 including bubbly and premium grape. Call +9712 208 0000 or email oakroom.auh@editionhotels.com. Visit website.