Top 5 long weekend ideas

Looking for ways to make the most out of your weekend break? Take a peek at our top five picks:

Market Kitchen, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

In celebration of the National Day holiday, Market Kitchen is serving up a four-course menu with each dish inspired by a different flag colour. The red appetiser features tuna ceviche followed by a tabbouleh salad course, representing the distinct green shade. The white colour is embedded in mains with steamed hammour, while the final black course comprises a cream of tayn and tawarikh (chocolate coffee mousse, date and fig pudding with rose and honey coulis).

Until December 6. From 7-11pm at AED250 per person. Contact 800 101101.

Hutong, DIFC

The contemporary Northern Chinese restaurant will be launching a new Saturday brunch with the weekend mood elevated by a live saxophonist and beats from DJ Ivan Minuti. Savour wild mushroom and truffle bao, beautifully crafted to look like real mushrooms, the classic Hutong dan dan noodles and plenty more. Polish off your meal with a selection of signature desserts accompanied by ice-cream and sorbets.

Brunch from 12:30-4pm. AED 298 per person (food only); AED 398 per person (house beverage package); AED648 per person (premium beverage package). Hutong will be serving a special edition dim sum platter to celebrate the National Day, at AED155 per person. Contact +9714 220 0868.

The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

Be spoilt for choice by exclusive staycation offers at The H Dubai. Book a staycation and enjoy four complimentary tickets to either Laguna Waterpark or Green Planet at AED399 per night. Beach lovers can opt for the Staycation with Nikki Beach Access. Enjoy complimentary access on weekdays with free upgrade, breakfast and more at AED349 per night. To relax and rejuvenate, you can’t go wrong with the Ultimate Suite Spa-cation starting from AED850, which includes a 30-minute Peloton bike class, 120 minutes of relaxing spa time and an AED100 F&B voucher.

Contact +9714 501 8888.  


Nassau, Jumeirah Golf Estates

Celebrity Chef Silvena Rowe has unveiled a sushi menu at Nassau. Inspired by travels to Japan, the menu is carefully curated to appeal to all palates and features tuna sushi, salmon sushi, crazy prawn tempura, crunchy California and plenty more. Chef signatures include rolls such as rocky roll (unagi, tempura prawn, crab stick wrapped with avocado) and dragon maki (grilled prawns wrapped with avocado, tuna and unagi covered with teriyaki sauce). For vegetarian options, asparagus sushi and avocado sushi, are enticing options.

From 6pm-12am daily. Contact +9714 360 1816.

Taj Hotels

Award-winning hotels Taj Dubai and Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers have introduced the ultimate winter escape by offering a two-day staycation starting this Thursday. Packed with entertainment, brunch and relaxation, enjoy the best of both hotels. Inspired by the Greek island of Paros, head to the chic rooftop restaurant of the same name at Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers this Thursday.

Staycation guests receive AED200 worth of food and drinks to spend between 6-9pm at Nisi on 46. Be entertained with live music by Jaymie Deville and the resident DJ, and the next morning, indulge in a hearty Friday breakfast at the popular Shamiana before making your way to Taj Dubai for brunch. Tuck into a retro brunch at The Eloquent Elephant showcasing an à la carte style menu serving all-time favourite British classics. Spend the rest of your afternoon by the pool or at the spa, before relishing your last meal at the hotel with a delicious breakfast at Tesoro on Saturday morning.

Until December 18. AED1,499 for two people for a two-night stay. Contact +9714 438 3100.