From Diwali Celebrations to Indian-inspired wings and Oriental Brunch, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE
Rang Mahal, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights with loved ones at Rang Mahal! Rang Mahal, which translates to ‘Palace of Colours’, celebrates cuisine from India in all its diversity. The restaurant boasts an intimate setting with lit-up Indian murals and vibrant colours complimenting the spirit of the menu. Expect exceptional traditional, Jain and vegetarian delicacies bursting with flavours.
Diwali Celebration at Rang Mahal includes a glorious six-course Indian feast with signature flavours inspired by the festive occasion. Highlights include an array of appetizers, grills, curries, masala dishes, bhuna and main courses. Signature dishes on the menu include Minced lamb kebab, melt-in-your-mouth Mangalorean ghee roast prawns inspired by Karnataka’s bunt community, Sea Bass Moilee, with coconut and ginger broth and tempered asparagus, Butter poached lobster in creamy mustard sauce, amul cheese and herb oil and Baked whole lamb leg with dry mango tossed vegetables, lamb jus, and olive naan. Paired with an array of beverages carefully curated to compliment the heritage dishes.
Open daily from 6pm-12am. Diwali Celebrations Oct 23 and 24, from 6pm onwards. AED225 per person for vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu. Call +9714 414 3000 for reservations. Visit the website or Instagram.
SUQ Restaurant, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Time to get spooky! SUQ Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach invites diners for a Halloween-themed Brunch. The moment you enter a captivating marble staircase leads to the gateway of the property’s palatial Arabic market beautifully adorned with Halloween decorations. SUQ’s international buffet boasts glorious sushi, pasta, seafood and a Halloween-themed pastry corner filled with Chef Nicolas Lambert’s world-renowned creations. The restaurant’s lush terrace and sunshine-hued space allow diners to unwind whilst enjoying entertainment from the live bands. Parents can relax whilst remain close to their children by the new kid’s spooky play corner. SUQ presents a memorable life event where kids can dress up, compare their costumes and have a blast.
Make your way to Asil, Rixos Premium Dubai for a unique Oriental Brunch featuring Turkish, Lebanese and Moroccan cuisine. Diners can head to the terrace which looks out to Jumeirah Beach and Ain Dubai.
Asil’s Oriental Brunch menu boasts a magnificent selection including Corn on the cob and Lavash crackers, Mezzes platters, Oriental rolls, Seabass marine and stuffed Mussels, Mucever and Manti, to name a few. Highlights include the mouthwatering Turkish and Lebanese Brunch BBQ platters. Indulge in the divine Em Ali, made with mixed nuts and maras ice cream and the Turkish Lokma’s, drizzled with white and dark chocolate, sugar syrup, and roasted hazelnuts and more.
Double Tree By Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
Islander’s Brunch at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is back! Gather your friends and loved ones for a sublime brunch that launches on October 1 at the Vespa & Brasserie Terrace. Brimming with vibrant dishes, irresistible Indian, Turkish, Asian, Italian and European flavours, a new live burrata station, and a vegetarian corner, all five dining outlets have something exquisite for diners.
Expect sushi and nigiri, cold cuts, healthy salads, antipasti, oysters, and personalized meals from live pasta stations, grills, antipasti, and oysters. Diners can enjoy the grand cheese platters starring over 30 types of cheeses while the decadent dessert section includes fried ice cream and a chocolate fountain. For children, the fabulous, dedicated kids’ corner includes cotton candy, a popcorn machine, sweet delicacies and more.
Brunch packages for AED299 per person, (inclusive of unlimited house beverage and sparkle), Maldives package for AED349 per person inclusive of unlimited house beverage and sparkling and access to the Anchor bar) Brunch and Stay package available for AED1,111. Visit the website or Instagram.
Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
A hidden gem tucked away within the Arabian dunes, this exclusive and serene luxury resort & spa has unveiled a unique Unwind and Dine experience, perfect for an unforgettable escape or weekend staycation. Pamper yourself at Saray Spa with a therapeutic signature massage followed by sumptuous lunch at Bait Al Hanine or dinner at Terra Secca with idyllic views of the desert and palm trees. Expect a personalised massage treatment by an expert therapist who uses premium aromatic oil, to leave the body feeling de-stressed and re-energised. Saray Spa is a captivating oasis featuring a sauna, steam room, whirlpool, salt room, ice bucket, hot and cold plunge pools and a snow cave, designed to revitalise the body and soul.
After a pamper session, embark on a culinary journey with mouthwatering Mediterranean-inspired dishes at Bait Al Hanine, or authentic Italian delicacies at Terra Secca. Bait Al Hanine transports guests back in time with Bedouin tribes and intricate Middle Eastern-style ornaments. On the other hand, Terra Secca takes diners on a trip across Italy with its culinary offerings.
Available until the end of October, AED620 per person, AED1,200 for couples (inclusive of a 60min massage and three-course lunch or dinner). Call +9712 204 4553 or email reservations.Alwathba@luxurycollection.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
Looking for Indian-inspired wings that pack in a spice punch? Roobaru’s offers wings in exquisite flavours starring Thecha (Maharashtrian, green chilli, peanut and lime flavours), Inchipuli (tamarind and ginger South Indian), Bang Bang (signature masala dry rub comprising of spices from Seven Indian states), BBQ x Tadka, American BBQ wings infused with a tempered spice blend and Butter Chicken wings. We tried the tender, melt- in- your mouth BBQ x Tadka coated in warm bbq sauce. Each bite was juicy, flavoursome and comforting.
Diners can also celebrate Diwali with Roobaru’s sweet & sour Chef’s specials, featuring the Wild mushroom truffle kulcha, an Indian sourdough naan stuffed with seared wild mushrooms topped with delectable sliced black truffle. Next try the flavoursome Sweet and sour kanji pani puri with raw mango infused with spiced carrot pani served in a semolina shell with new baby potatoes, tamarind and herb chutney. To round off this magnificent experience, the Coco for yuzu, a decadent homemade coconut dome parfait with yuzu citrus filling on a biscuit base with a zesty lemon glaze is a real treat. For chocolate lovers indulge in the RM² Chocolate Bar, a marbled chocolate mousse bar with homemade chocolate crunch atop a Parle G biscuit base.
Open daily from 12pm-11pm. Diwali Specials available from October 17- 23 from 12pm-11pm. Call +9715 4776 6384 for reservations. Visit Instagram.
W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
This October, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island supports breast cancer awareness by raising funds for Brest Friends & the Al Jalila Foundation with a range of activities and events. Expect a PINKTober B.I.G. Brunch at Garage, Michelin- starred Chef Vineet Bhatia at Angar restaurant, Halloween brunch, live entertainment, plenty of themed brunches, pink bites and pink outfits throughout the hotel.
Vineet Bhatia Pop-up, October 24-29 from 12:30pm- 3:30pm and 6pm-11pm. Pinktober B.I.G-Brunch Every Saturday from 1pm- 4pm. Soft beverage package, AED320 per person, House beverage package AED420 per person and Sparkling package, AED589 per person. Visit the website or Instagram.
The Pit – House of Barbecue
If you are a fan of a grand BBQ feast, you’ll be delighted to hear an authentic American BBQ joint The Pit – House of Barbecue is coming to Dubai. Hailing from Jordan, the one-stop destination features smoked and meaty dishes, including juicy burgers, briskets, deli meats, roasted chicken, bone ribs, slow-smoked meats including lamb, beef, chicken, and turkey and more. The Pit also offers bona fide Texan flavours elevated with Jordanian flair and unique curated sauces and rubs.
Open daily from 12pm-12am. Visit Instagram