Things to do this weekend and in the weeks ahead

A culinary pop-up, beach breakfast and fresh seafood by the ocean are on the cards for this weekend. Read through for plenty more…

Dubai, UAE

Anantara The Palm Dubai

Award-winning author of four bestselling barbecue cookbooks and television personality, Barbecue Master Chef Jord Althuizen will be showcasing his extraordinary grill skills by cooking up a storm for diners! Expect sumptuous sharing platters featuring Smokey’s Vitello Tonato, Southern Style Cornbread with Black truffle-honey butter, and Texas Style Smoked Turkey with Carolina Gold Sauce & mustard-caviar. Chef Jord’s flavour palette will be completed with innovative appetisers and dips including smoked feta cream with grilled peach, thyme & honey chutney, fire-roasted red beet hummus with pistachio crunch, and smoked fish dip with jalapeño-chives oil. A fully immersive dining experience awaits guests, served directly from the grill or smoker. Don’t miss the Heart Stopper profiteroles dished up for dessert alongside marinated and grilled pineapple with coconut-mascarpone.

November 18-20, from 6pm. AED425 per person, including grape, hops and soft drinks. Email


Peaches & Cream

Pack your beach bag and head to this retro 80’s inspired beach hub on Palm Jumeirah for a special breakfast coupled with water sports activities. Guests can experience one hour of beach sports activities including stand-up paddling, single-seat kayak, and double-seat kayak, followed by a delish breakfast. The set menu includes a choice of Truffle scramble, Mushroom toast, Acai bowl, and Pitaya smoothie bowl, along with tea or coffee (hot or iced) and water.

Saturday and Sunday, 8am12pm. Stand-up paddling with breakfast & beverage for AED100, Single-seat kayak with breakfast & beverag for AED100 and Double-seat kayak with breakfast & beverage for AED150. Visit the website.


Rüya Dubai

Mayfair’s renowned Anatolian hotspot, Rüya London, is coming to the shores of Palm Jumeirah this December, with a new location at The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm. Look forward to a vibrant, refined setting featuring an open kitchen, patterned tiles – an ode to the rich history of the Anatolian region – and the juxtaposition of marble and metal, making this venue rustic and regal. As for the menu, the gastronomic offerings stem inspiration from the bountiful terrains of Western Asia’s Anatolian region – the shores of the Mediterranean to the banks of the Black Sea.



The Dubai Mall is now home to this highly anticipated Japanese restaurant boasting stunning views of The Dubai Fountain. The homegrown concept headed by the award-winning executive chef Ricardo Bojador, fuses traditional Japanese precision with contemporary flavours. The menu is brimming with classics such as the signature KATA Maki Roll with striploin beef, caviar and foie gras, and the Black Sesame creme brûlée dessert, best relished with spritz mocktails starring Italian bitters, sparkling grape and soda.

Contact +97154 582 9933 or visit the website.


Chival, La Ville Hotel & Suites

Celebrating Thanksgiving or prepping ahead? Order a turkey cooked to perfection, with all the trimmings including roasted and mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, braised red cabbage, brussels sprouts and chestnuts, accompanied by a moreish turkey gravy, cranberry-and bread-sauce.

November 24 to December 30. Half roast turkey (2.5kg) for AED450, and Full roast turkey (5kg) for AED750. Contact +9714 403 3111.



Salia, Address Beach Resort Fujairah

Sited between the mountains on the coast of Fujairah, Salia is a modern seafood bar & grill serving the freshest seafood dishes and creative concoctions. The homegrown beachside concept honours timeless traditions merged with local culture and aromatic spices. Dine al fresco, looking out to the coast of the Indian Ocean, and tuck into fresh delights sourced from local farmers and fishermen. Whet your appetite with charred Heirloom tomato salad, Pearl couscous salad, and grilled Confit squid to begin, followed by grilled Omani tiger prawns, smoked charred Octopus tentacles, and baked Whole sea bream ras el hanout.

Visit the website.