What’s happening this weekend?

From exciting ladies’ nights to Pakistan Independence Day celebrations and Scandi-inspired bakes, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE

Surf Club

Ladies plan ahead for next week and experience a new ladies’ night. The renowned beach bar and restaurant Surf Club Dubai, known for its lively ambiance and energetic beats, has now introduced an exciting ladies’ night every Wednesday from 6 pm to 11 pm, where ladies can enjoy a specially curated platter and bottomless blends and grapes for AED199.

Surf Club is also offering you the chance to enjoy weekly sunset sessions from 5-7pm with premium concoctions and small bites, such as the flavourful baked feta & honey, juicy grilled calamari, crispy squid, and steamed pepper clams for AED199.

Call +9714 589 5444 and visit the website or Instagram


Bageri Form

Enjoy handcrafted cruffins, pastries, tartines, and delectable Scandi-inspired bakes. The homegrown bakery has created a magnificent menu full of delightful snacks and delicacies, such as toffee cruffins, potato and Caesar salad tartines, ricotta and berry tartine and chocolate & almond bostocks.

You can also find 24-hour fermented sourdough loaves alongside Italian focaccia, buns adorned with a variety of toppings, family-style loaf cakes, zaatar croissants, pizza buns, jars of homemade spreads, and more. The bakery is also offering UAE-wide delivery from 8am-8pm on weekdays and 9am-10pm on weekends. Free delivery is available for orders over AED250 in Dubai, and for orders over AED400 across the UAE.

Call +9714 570 8777 and visit the website or Instagram


Barbecue Delights

Celebrate Pakistan Independence Day at Barbecue Delights, a Pakistani restaurant that offers a weekend buffet comprising continental and south Asian favourites. The menu features traditional Pakistani breakfast favourites such as spicy chane/chole (chickpeas), soft halwa, nihari, paya and hot poori’s.

Indulge in fattoush, hummus, banjan borani, reshmi kebab, mutton seekh kebab, and rich curries such as beef nihari, chicken haleem, and mutton karahi. Pair these with steamed rice, chicken biryani, savoury afghani pulao or plain and roghni naan.

JBR and Ibn Battuta. 12-3pm and 6:30pm onwards. JBR for just AED69 for adults & AED39 for children and Ibn Battuta for AED59 & AED39. Visit the website or Instagram


The H Dubai

 Experience Art, Bubbles & Bites, a spectacular afternoon that combines stunning artwork from renowned French-born painter Philippe Seigle, exquisite cuisine and bubbles.

For AED279 for two, you can enjoy a glass of bubbles, well crafted canapes while taking in the thought-provoking artwork of the renowned modern artist.

Until August 31. Daily from 12pm onwards. Call +9714 501 8888 and visit the website or Instagram



For those who want a Greek vacation without leaving the city, renowned Greek restaurant, OPA, is offering a ‘Summer edition brunch’ that features breads and dips including spicy feta, hummus, tzatziki and taramasalata, hot starters such as grilled halloumi, beef carpaccio, Greek salad and tuna tartare. Mains include pastitsio, moussaka, grilled chicken and sea bass.

Experience authentic Greek entertainment and cuisine twice a month on Saturdays.

Fairmont Dubai. Call +9714 357 0557 and visit the website or Instagram


Weslodge Saloon City Walk

Weslodge Saloon is expanding their midday menu into the weekend, adding seasonal plate additions to their popular business lunch, making it an extended, tastier event.

Enjoy some of North America’s best comfort food classics such as seabass ceviche, veggie-friendly zucchini carpaccio, Baja fish tacos, Weslodge’s infamous Casablanca bowl salad, luscious fried chicken laced with tabasco honey, a beetroot feta risotto and NY striploin straight from Weslodge’s renowned hardwood & charcoal grill.

Daily from 11am-3pm. AED85 for two courses. Call +9715 0731 9808 and visit the website or Instagram


For six days, the joyful Obon Festival will be celebrated in Japanese restaurant Hidemasa, serving an exclusive set menu from August 13-19 to commemorate the event. The Obon Festival, commonly referred to as the “Bon Festival,” is an annual Buddhist ritual practiced in Japan to honour one’s ancestors.

The menu features remarkable dishes such as sake carpaccio, lightly seared beef tataki, crispy hyokomame gyoza, grilled lemongrass chicken skewers, saikyo miso marinated black cod and agedashi tofu.

August 13-19 from 12-3pm and 7pm-12am. Call and visit the website or Instagram


Award-winning restaurant Hutong has created an exquisite “Golden Hour Menu” with its best signature dishes that will take you all the way to Hong Kong.

A choice of six dishes, including the popular wild mushroom & truffle bao, black garlic & chicken siu mai, and Hutong Prawn Roll, will be available as starters. For mains, the menu features a variety of carefully crafted dishes, such as hot sanchen spiced chicken, mapo tofu, and pan-seared sea bass with crispy leek. To end the evening on a sweet note, indulge in soft, rich and utterly tempting treats such as golden fortune and bao & soy.

Sunday to Thursday from 6-7:30pm. AED198 per person. Call +9714 220 0868 and visit the website or Instagram

Corniche Dining

Relish a scrumptious brunch at Corniche Dining while you enjoy relaxed afternoons with family every Saturday. Dive into a tempting spread of international dishes and refreshing beverages accompanied by live music that creates and lively and fun atmosphere.

While you brunch, the little ones can be entertained in the kid’s play area. Pool access is available for those longing for a pre-brunch or post-brunch dip.

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Saturday from 1-4pm. From AED255 per person including soft beverages. Call +9712 813 7777 and visit the website or Instagram


Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah

Get in the summer spirit at the Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah. Stay at the heart of the city and explore the surrounding attractions. Indulge in the many exciting culinary and experiential offerings at The Garden bar or by the pool.

With prices starting from AED250, when booking for a minimum of 3 nights until September 15, you get a voucher to activities around Ras Al Khaimah, including two free Jais Sledder tickers and 30% off Jebel Jais attractions.

Call +9717 228 8888 and visit the website or Instagram