What’s happening this weekend?

From World Oyster’s Day celebrations to magnificent weekend brunches and award-winning breakfasts, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE

SLS Dubai

The renowned luxury hotel is providing visitors a tailor-made summer staycation to unwind in the center of the city. Booking a signature suite in August will grant you access to exclusive perks, including a delightful breakfast for two and a free hotel upgrade. Selected wellness treatments at Ciel Spa will be 25% off for the ultimate retreat.

In addition, visitors at Carna by Dario Cecchini can enjoy the modern flavours and artisanal cuisine with a special discount of 25% on food and beverages. The offer is elevated even further by giving visitors access to the Privilege pool, which is located on the lofty 75th level and has views of the breathtaking Dubai skyline.

Until August 31. Room rates start from AED750. Bookings should be confirmed in advance by sending an email to reservations.dubai@slshotels.com with the promo code SLSSUMMER2022 to confirm the special rate and the availability accordingly. Call +9714 607 0757 and visit the website or Instagram



Celebrate World Oyster’s Day on August 5th with Roberto’s ‘Oyster with a View’ menu. Diners can choose from three packages offered at the Lounge. Two freshly shucked Gillardeau oysters n.2 are available for AED130 when coupled with a glass of grape, half dozen are available for AED500 when paired with a bottle of Italian grape and a dozen are available for AED600 with a bottle of Italian grape too.

Roberto’s, Gate Village, DIFC. Daily from 5-7pm. Call +9714 386 0066 and visit the website or Instagram


LPM Restaurant & Bar Abu Dhabi

Experience a sophisticated Sunday brunch, La Vie en Rosé, serving a refined variety of food, beverages, and music that represent LPM’s ethos of sharing, Riviera style.

The menu offers unlimited starters to share, including the restaurant’s iconic burrata with tomatoes and basil and snails in garlic butter. Main course highlights include grilled sirloin steak and grilled lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine. Delectable desserts such as warm chocolate mousse with malt ice cream, vanilla crème brulée, or LPM’s renowned cheesecake are served for the entire table to share to end the meal on a sweet note.

Sunday from 12-4:30pm. Bookings are open from 12-1:30pm for a 3 hours package, dine in only. From AED375 (minimum of 2 people). Call +9712 692 9600 and visit the website or Instagram


11 Woodfire

The one-Michelin star restaurant, located on Jumeriah Beach Road, is now extending its services with a new breakfast menu, comprising dishes carefully designed to bring excellent flavours that are grounded by woodfire cooking.

The menu includes options such as beef cheeks benedict, served with creamy hollandaise, pickled baby vegetables and perfectly poached eggs, the French toast egg slider – a rich omelette with American cheese and charred onions, and the salted cod and chorizo stew. Moving on to the traditional Wagyu Burger, the flavourful smoked gouda served with a side of sweet potato fries has the ideal woodfire taste.

Call +9714 491 9000 and visit Instagram


Taiko welcomes you to a vibrant atmosphere and an exotic culinary voyage down the historic Silk Road. It combines traditional Asian craftsmanship with modern nuances.

Discover a five-course brunch menu with an Asian fusion influence that has delectable highlights like oyster passionfruit, chilled omani shrimp, sushi platter, black angus striploin, and saffron & miso black fish. The show kitchen also has a live sushi bar and a char-fired robata grill. Sit back, enjoy the exquisite food, and sip inventive concoctions while dancing to the music from a live DJ.

Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk. Saturday from 1-4pm. From AED355 per person. Call +971 4281 4010 and visit the website or Instagram


With the introduction of a six-item burger menu, modern Indian eatery Farzi Dubai is putting its highly praised culinary skills between two buns. The sizzling collection of comfort food slammers will be available for takeaway at Farzi Mall of the Emirates & City Walk or for delivery via Deliveroo, and will range from minced roast mutton kebab to vegetarian burgers.

Transforming traditional versions of the original burger and elevating them to new heights, the highly skilled team at Farzi have spiced up a classic chicken burger with bahari spice and yoghurt chili mayonnaise and your standard beef burger with juicy black angus beef topped with wild mushrooms and a sweet tangle of caramelized onions.

Call +9715 0407 5590 and visit the website or Instagram



There is nothing better than a family outing that checks off every requirement for the ideal day. The ‘Into the Jungle’ Brunch at Giardino promises one-of-a-kind experiences for the whole family in the welcoming surroundings of the fashion-inspired setting, that stretches throughout the expansive terrace. While the kids are having fun, parents can choose from a wide selection of gourmet treats offered at live cooking stations, such as traditional British roasts, skilfully prepared sushi, the freshest seafood, and a variety of Indian and Southeast Asian dishes. The “Kid’s Corner” offers an enticing array of treats, as well as small plates like sliders, pasta, and other light bites for younger palates.

Palazzo Versace – Jaddaf Waterfront – Dubai. Saturday from 1-5pm. From AED315 per person. AED150 for children between 4 to 11 years. Infants up to 3 years dine for free. Call +9715 0836 1513 and visit the website or Instagram


Pickl, a beloved and well-regarded burger restaurant in Dubai, is once more defying convention. The trend-setting company has declared that summer will be officially skipped and has launched its first-ever “Pumpkin Spice Season”, introducing dishes inspired by autumnal hues, spiced fragrances, and delectable ingredients, for all those who are counting down the days until autumn.

The two new menu items are “Pumpkin Spice Season” ice cream sando, a perfectly-fried potato bun packed with mouth-watering pumpkin spiced ice cream, drizzled salted caramel syrup and a pinch of cinnamon sugar, and “Pumpkin Spice Season” gooder shake, a pumpkin spice flavoured shake topped off with whipped cream, salted caramel syrup drizzled on top, and cinnamon sugar.

Both will be available to enjoy for a limited time only across all dine-in locations, plus the shake is also available on delivery with Deliveroo.

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In the mood for some delectable kebabs? Peppermill, a premium casual dining establishment that serves inventively prepared Indian cuisine, is introducing a new deal, which includes unlimited kebabs with naan. Additionally, three pints of non-alcoholic hops are available to combine with your kebabs for AED99.

Vegetarians can dine on limitless amounts of soyabean kebabs, malai broccoli, tandoori aloo, and ghongra paneer tikka while the non-vegetarian plate will serve chicken tikka, murg malai tikka, mutton seekh kebab, mutton boti kebab, malai prawn, and mahi tikka.

From August 7 to September 7. AED99 per person. Visit Instagram