What’s happening this weekend?

From new Friday evening brunches to delightful daycations & staycations, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE

Café Bateel

This award-winning restaurant renowned for its sophisticated dishes has introduced a new seasonal menu inspired by the wholesome flavours of the Mediterranean summer. Each menu item has been created using premium ingredients sustainably sourced from home-grown farms, including Bateel’s date groves in Al Ghat, Saudi Arabia, to the wheat fields of Umbria, Italy, and local farms in the UAE. In addition, Café Bateel supports sustainable agriculture by providing partner farms with composting ingredients to ensure organic and quality yields.

The Minestrone soup, a fiery beef broth with exquisite richness really is one of the standouts on the menu. It is served with small meatballs, Umbrian beans, Orzo pasta, crunchy croutons, and Parmigiano Reggiano. Additionally, the wild black cod is a delicacy that seafood-loving visitors must experience.

Call 800 228 335. Visit the website or Instagram

Eat Greek Dubai Hills

Already well-known across the UAE with prime locations at The Galleria, The Beach at JBR, and Mall of the Emirates, Eat Greek has now opened at Dubai Hills Mall, Dubai’s newest shopping mall and lifestyle destination. Highlights from the menu include Keftedakia Greek beef meatballs, grilled octopus and prawns Saganaki. For seafood enthusiasts, indulge on seafood & fish fillet orzo, made of Kritharaki pasta with fresh tomatoes, calamari and baby prawns. Or if you are more a meat lover, try the Kontosouli slow-roasted beef loin from the chargrill.

First floor at Dubai Hills Mall. Monday to Thursday from 11 am-10:30 pm. Friday to Sunday from 11 pm-12 am. Call +9715 8586 0310. Visit the website or Instagram.


ZETA Seventy Seven

Blow the budget and enjoy the ultimate daycation at the world’s highest outdoor infinity pool. ZETA Seventy Seven has an incredible summer escape to help you cool off and escape the heat. Ideal for groups of up to seven guests, enjoy a fully airconditioned private cabana experience, light bites and signature beverages.

Level 77 Address Beach Resort. Daily from AED7,777. Call +9714 879 8866. Visit the website

Ella’s Eatery

Ella’s Eatery has introduced a tempting all-you-can-eat brunch on Friday evenings, making it the ideal way to kick-start the weekend. Enjoy three hours of unlimited dishes from the specially curated selection of mini Ella’s Eatery favourites including salmon croquettes and beetroot falafel to start, pizzas, salads and beef sliders as part of the main dish menu, and delectable desserts such as brownies and ice cream.

Friday between 4-11pm. From AED99 per person. Call +9714 557 9085. Visit Instagram

Two.0, Cove beach, Abu Dhabi

Looking for a nutritious breakfast to start your day? Head to Two.0, a chic Mediterranean restaurant located at Cove Beach, Abu Dhabi, for a delectable keto full breakfast accompanied by the picturesque view of Al Reem Island. Treat your family, friends, and yourself to a plethora of healthy keto dishes, such as organic eggs, halloumi cheese, sauteed kale, bacon, crushed avocado and pumpkin seed toast.

Daily from 9-11.30 am. AED65 per person. Call +9715 6398 7895. Visit the website or Instagram

Iris Dubai

Iris Dubai has launched an ‘Unlimited Sushi Menu’ at the renowned rooftop lounge bar in Meydan. The new dining experience will take you on a culinary journey serving up some of the bar’s most popular Japanese dishes such as Iris’ signature Uramaki rolls, like ‘spicy tuna’ and ‘Iris special’ non-stop for two hours.

Meydan Grandstand. Wednesday from 8 pm to late. From AED220 per person. Call +9715 6951 1442. Visit the website or Instagram