What’s happening this week?

From exceptional Mediterranean delicacies to sensational barbecue buffets and Latin American flavours, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE


The Coast, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai

Looking for a little slice of paradise in Dubai, where you can enjoy breathtaking ocean views, a sensational barbecue buffet, al fresco dining and exquisite concoctions? The Coast at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm boasts a setting that evokes a relaxed ambience. Gather your friends and family to indulge in an array of sublime grilled meat and seafood, soak up the sun, and unwind to the sounds of the ocean whilst enjoying handcrafted beverages. 

Fridays and Saturdays from 6-10pm. Starting from AED399 per person. Call +9714 275 4444 or email restaurants.exoticadubai@tajhotels.com for reservations. Visit the website or Instagram. 


Head over to Asil for exceptional Mediterranean delicacies starring Lebanese, Turkish and Moroccan flavours. Expect new dishes by renowned chef Mouhamad Ourad, and stunning views of Jumeirah Beach and Ain Dubai from the terrace. Highlights include raw seafood featuring exquisite Saint Vaast oysters and tuna tartar. Tuck into sumptuous hot mezze such as the Duck pastilla, Kebbeh mishwiye and Grilled octopus, to name a few. Mains follow with a selection of succulent meats, including lamb chops, Shish barak, Lobster couscous, and Tomahawk served with truffle potato and winter vegetable casserole. For vegans, the Asil Vegan heaven, a mix of grilled fresh artichoke, oyster king mushrooms, orange prunes relish served with barigoule sauce is a must-try.

Daily from 1pm-2am. Saturday brunch from 12:30pm-4:30pm. Visit the website or Instagram


The award-winning restaurant unveils a Dark Brunch in DIFC, and promises to bring “contemporary and flaming” Northern Chinese flavours to the city. Expect opulent interiors, a lavish three-course menu with beautifully curated concoctions, lively entertainment for partygoers and a magnificent dining experience.

Begin the feast with an array of unlimited starters, and delectable dim-sums, followed by a fine selection of speciality dishes including the Kung po chicken and Wok-tossed sea bass with leek, and end with Hutong’s signature dessert platter.

Thursday from 9pm- 12am. AED288 per person (inclusive of soft drinks), AED388 per person (inclusive of house beverage) AED448 per person (inclusive of bubbly & concoctions. AED588 per person (inclusive of premium, selected grape or bubbly. AED1,688 for bubbly. Visit the website or Instagram

LPM Restaurant & Bar

The award-winning LPM Restaurant & Bar Dubai will reopen its doors to diners on November 15, offering a riveting experience. Expect a brighter and free-spirited space with bold colours, striking art from 20th-century artists, and belle epoque influences. The best part? The soon-to-be-unveiled menu by Global executive chef Adriano Cattaneo including King crab and tomato tart, Artichoke hearts salad with truffle vinaigrette, homemade Pecorino tortellini with truffle and Lemon tart with Italian meringue, to name a few.

Call + 9714 439 0505 for reservations. Visit Instagram.

The Docks, Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah

Visit this gastropub to catch the FIFA World Cup on large screens at the al fresco terrace and enjoy unbeatable world-cup dining offers. The offerings feature the World Cup Bucket, a 5-bottle hops bucket, the Game Platter including Beef brisket sliders, onions rings, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, Belgian fries, and the World Cup Combo featuring nachos or a hot dog (beef or chicken) with a pint.

November 18-December 20 from 12pm3am. World Cup Bucket for AED149, The Game Platter for AED89 per person and World Cup Combo for AED69 per person. Visit the website or Instagram.

November 18-December 20 from 12pm3am. World Cup Bucket for AED149, The Game Platter for AED89 per person and World Cup Combo for AED69 per person. Visit the website or Instagram.