6 spectacular things to do this week in the UAE

From Dubai’s biggest picnic to a special chef’s pop-up kitchen, here are all the things to do this week in the UAE

The Grand Picnic

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Explore Dubai’s annual, The Grand Picnic, by Flat12 and explore exquisite rare sports cars, trucks, and motorcycles at one of the city’s oldest parks. Back for a third year, the family-friendly event encourages car owners to dress according to their car’s era while non-car owners can dress from any era of their choice. The Grand Picnic will feature six food stalls by Flat12 Cafe, Ugly Noodles, Ice Kream, Double Patty, Lit Pizza and My Pekoe.

Safa Park. January 22. From 10am-6pm. Visit website.


French luxury bakery and patisserie brand, Ladurée, has introduced a limited edition 8-piece macaron box for the occasion of Chinese New Year. The box, featuring signature favourites, is available at Dubai outlets across the Dubai Mall restaurant, Dubai Mall’s Tea Room, Mall of the Emirates’ Tea Room, Dubai Festival City Mall, Nakheel Mall, Dubai Hills restaurant, City Centre Al Zahia restaurant, Abu Dhabi Mall restaurant, Yas Mall restaurant and Marina Mall restaurant.

AED145. Visit website.

La Table

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Sited at Gate Village in DIFC, La Table has unveiled the region’s first chefs’ pop-up kitchen concept, where the venue welcomes a new chef, menu and décor after every three months. For the first season, La Table will be led by the world’s first Arab pitmaster Chef Hattem Mattar with a menu featuring Pastrami on rye, Pastrami Rueben, Tri-tip sandwiches, Fries poutine, Chorizo mac and cheese, and plenty more.

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The London Project

The London Project has collaborated with Madame Tussauds to launch an exclusive new package which includes a ticket to Madame Tussauds and a two-course feast accompanied by beverages. Look forward to a line-up of 60 wax statues of A-list celebrities and The London Project’s sumptuous dishes such as the Seafood casuela and Tiger prawns linguine.

AED495. Call +971 54 306 1822. Book here.

Marea Dubai

Marea Dubai has launched a special ten-course tasting menu filled with Italian dishes curated by Chef Yunus Emre Aydin. The menu features a classic Margherita, Burnt marrow tartare’ pani puri, and a Flaked Alaska salad of Alaskan king crab marinated with fermented grape jus.

Tuesday-Saturday. Dinner only. Starting from AED590 per person. Book here.


From Dubai’s biggest picnic to a special chef’s pop-up kitchen, here are all the things to do this week in the UAE

Salia, Address Beach Resort Fujairah’s brand new modern seafood bar & grill, is serving fresh seafood dishes and innovative concoctions, produced through traditional methods and locally sourced ingredients. Order from a selection of dishes that include Charred heirloom tomato salad, Pearl couscous salad, Grilled Omani tiger prawns, Smoked charred octopus tentacles, and Baked whole sea bream ras el hanout, while overlooking the coast of the Indian Ocean.

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