What’s happening this week?

From fundraising brunches to Taste festivals and an all-American BBQ feast, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE 


Mamarama and Moreish by K will host Together for Pakistan, a two-day fundraising brunch and dinner to support the natural disaster catastrophe affecting millions of lives in Pakistan. In collaboration with XVA, Oda Concepts, Pop-Up Shop Factory, and partnering with the Emirates Red Crescent, the United Arab Emirates affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the brunch proceeds will be donated to the flood relief initiatives in solidarity with the victims of Pakistan.

Mamarama located at Oud Metha welcomes diners for heartwarming South Asian comfort food and a cultural dining experience by Head Chef Kunwal Safdar and Creator of Moreish by K. The brunch features a decadent array of traditional Pakistani dishes and art pieces to help raise fundraise for the cause. The collaboration marries creativity, exquisite flavours and culinary charm.

Brunch on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2  from 12-4pm and Diner from 7pm onwards. AED195 per person.Call +9714  3290 403.Visit website or Instagram.

Taste of Dubai Festival 

Taste of Dubai is back! Experience a magnificent three-day festival at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from February 3-5, 2023. The festival promises to take guests on a gastronomical journey with world-class chefs and restaurants, interactive masterclasses, live music and entertainment, kids’ village, Taste VIP lounge, premier retailers and an expected 15,000 foodies, friends and families. 

Taste of Dubai will showcase 15 of the top restaurants in the region, Michelin-recognized restaurants, world-class chefs from around the world and upcoming sought-after culinary talent. Each restaurant will feature a menu of three mouthwatering dishes, served in taster-size portions and visitors can enjoy creating their own tasting menu from their favourite restaurants. 

For an interactive experience, learn from your favourite celebrity chefs at Taste’s barbeque school, enjoy pasta, coffee and mixology masterclasses and food styling and photography workshops. Don’t forget retail therapy – discover premium food, drink and lifestyle items from artisan and small local producers. 

Visit the website.

Caña by Tamoka

Caña by Tamoka, the palapa-styled beach bar located on the pristine shores of the Arabian Gulf reopens! Expect Latin American cuisine, creative concoctions, Caribbean beverages, lively parties with exotic fire dancers, bongo drummers,  music on Sunset Sundays, complimentary beach access and a relaxed ambience. 

The Caña experience, a one-of-a-kind caravan-style food truck dining experience will offer delectable bites from Antillean and Latin American cuisine including flavoursome Pollo jerk, Choripan, Boniato frito, and Choclo asado.  On the drinks front, Cana features a creative concoction menu of exciting mixology including sugarcane, vanilla, peach, and lime flavours and a range of grapes and hops. 

The perfect place to unwind, enjoy the unbeatable views, sip away on irresistible concoctions and enjoy mouthwatering Latin American food. 

Call +9714 318 6099 for reservations. Visit website or Instagram.


Expect a classic all-American BBQ feast at CLAW BBQ. The venue located at Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah overlooks breathtaking views of Dubai and JBR The Beach and boasts two floors of entertainment, making it a perfect party spot. Diners can look forward to a fun-fuelled day with generous portions of American comfort food, concoctions, a grand games room, DJs and all-American entertainment or dust off your old varsity jacket, and hop onto the mechanical Rodeo Bull.

The menu boasts mouthwatering burgers, succulent steaks, juicy shrimp, fiery wings, sizzling fajitas and flavoursome crabs. For a sweet finish, try the desserts and spectacular milkshakes. Take your pick from classic beverages to hops and grapes. 

Sunday-Thursday 12pm-2am and Friday and Saturday 12pm- 3am. Visit the website or Instagram. 

Factory by McGettigan’s 

Head to Factory Bar + Kitchen by McGettigan’s at Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah for contemporary street food, mouthwatering bar classics including sizzling grilled meats, burgers, pastas and bespoke concoctions. Diners can also satisfy their Sunday roast cravings with three mouthwatering options featuring Roasted rib rye, Roasted chicken, or Roasted cauliflower with trimmings and sides including mash potato, broccolini, parsnip and carrot mash, braised red cabbage, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower gratin and gravy. Paired with a selected beverage of either a glass of house grape or a pint.  

The new venue is a stone’s throw away from Palm West Beach, with stunning city and beach views, a lively ambience, live DJs and bands, and sophisticated interiors with rustic and industrial elements. A cosy spot for post-brunch shenanigans, an intimate evening with loved ones or after-work catch-ups. 

Mondays-Fridays from 4pm-3am and Saturdays-Sundays from 12pm-3am. Call  +9714 230 0063 for reservations. Visit the website or Instagram.