What’s happening this week?

From Breast cancer awareness offerings to mouthwatering grills and exquisite French delicacies,here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE 

The Abu Dhabi EDITION

The Abu Dhabi EDITION

This October, The Abu Dhabi EDITION is turning pink, from the hotel’s exterior and pool lights to room amenities and dining menus, in honour of Breast cancer awareness month. The venue offers exclusive staycation packages and culinary experiences to help raise funds for Al Jalila Foundation’s PINKtober campaign providing essential support to breast cancer patients and survivors.

Make a beeline for the ultimate “Pinktober” package, featuring early check-in, late check-out, access to the hotel’s swimming pool, and afternoon tea for two. Guests can also enjoy pink concoctions and dishes curated by Michelin-starred Chef Tom Aikens at the refind Oak room, Alba terrace and Market at EDITION.

Call +9712 208 0000 or email guestexperience.auh@editionhotels.com for reservations. Visit the website or Instagram. 

Ray’s Grills, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Picture this, a magnificent sky dining experience with 360 views of the city, sumptuous meats, sharing-style Chateaubriand and meaty Tomahawk specially curated by Chef Daniel Irvine. The grill party back is back! The menu features Angus beef, Tuna and mushroom tartare; Signature Chef’s salad; Shrimp cocktail and crab cakes; Grilled seafood; Cauliflower steak and mouthwatering double-patty smash burgers, to name a few. For meat lovers, an exquisite array of world-class meat cuts and succulent grills paired with aromatic grapes, hops and signature concoctions is available. For an elevated experience, diners can relax post diner and sip away on fine grapes at Ray’s Bar. Diners can get there via a mysterious secret passageway from Ray’s Grill, providing guests with a thrilling way of exploring the hidden charms of the iconic hotel.

Monday to Saturday from 6.30pm and 11pm. Call +9712 811 5666 for reservations. Visit the website or Instagram.

Sorso,The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Sorso, a refined bar at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal welcomes diners for a spectacular night of Soul and R & B tunes and a live performance by renowned Philadelphian jazz vocalist and recording artist, Tracey Preston. Tracey has performed alongside talents including Vivian Green, Jessica Reedy, and BET’s Sunday best winner, Joshua Rodgers and performed on BB Kings in New York City and FOX’s Good Day Philadelphia. The sensual music star and songwriter takes centre stage with her band presenting a mélange of gospel choir tunes, soulful melodies and contemporary rhythm and blues, leaving diners with a memorable experience.

The perfect spot to unwind, and enjoy a fine selection of Italian and European meat cuts and International cheeses paired with beautifully handcrafted beverages. The elegant art deco interiors with maroon tones, alluring ambience and dim lit, make it a cosy spot. Diners can immerse themselves in Soul and R & B music whilst enjoying delightful concoctions.

Wednesdays-Saturdays from 8-11pm. Visit the website or Instagram.

Pierre`s TT

Enjoy the al fresco season at Pierre`s TT at InterContinental Dubai Festival City with a sensational new menu by three Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire and his Chef de Cuisine, Mathieu Balbino. The team at Pierre’s TT presents creatively handcrafted French delicacies including Sardine rillettes and squid ink crystals; Pan-fried squid rings with black garlic butter sauce, grilled mushroom duxelles and the Crunchy Amadai, to name a few. For a divine ending, diners can indulge in the Chocolate marquise adorned with caraïbes meringue, roasted hazelnut and pear wedges.

A stylish restaurant with a relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere overlooking picturesque views of Dubai Creek and the city’s skyline, makes it the perfect spot to unwind. From exceptional service to impressive platters and beautifully crafted concoctions, Pierre`s TT promises a captivating evening.

Monday-Saturday from 6:30-11:00 pm. Call +9714 701 1199 or e-mail pierres.dubai@ihg.com for reservations. Visit the website or Instagram.

CHOIX Patisserie TT Restaurant

Afternoon tea and dessert on the terrace overlooking the city’s skyline and water views is an excellent idea. Gather friends, family or loved ones and indulge in an exquisite selection of Parisian delicacies by three Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire and his team. 

Embrace the Avenue des Champs Élysées culinary way of life with CHOIX’s Afternoon tea with a French twist, delicate pastries including macaroons and choux pastry, finger sandwiches with refined French ingredients, and the finest selection of tea and coffee.

Daily from 12-6pm. AED125 per person. (inclusive of unlimited coffee and tea). Visit the website or Instagram.

Break the Block , D3

Head along to Break the Block, a unique two-day street food party at Dubai Design District, from November 5-6. Expect live music, showstopping performances, street food, sensational art, skating, and more.

Highlights will include burgers, pizza, Asian cuisine, Mexican food, coffee and decadent desserts. High Joint, The Phil By High, Pizzaz, Chiki, Birria Tacos, Sakura, Fifth flavour, Local fire, Mini BBQ, Pedalo Gelato, Here-O Donuts, will be a few of the restaurants participating. Expect music from international, and local DJs and artists, providing a musical escape.

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China Bistro

Looking for sensational Pan Asian cuisine? Gather friends or family and head over to China Bistro, an award-winning restaurant serving dishes from China, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan. Signature dishes include Nasi Goreng chicken, Mee Goreng vegetable (noodles flavoured with sun-dried tomato, superior soy, and chilli paste) and Wok Hakka noodles prawns, to name a few.

Visit the website or Instagram.