What’s happening this weekend?

From sensational Italian brunches to exciting sports bars and flavourful Mediterranean cuisine, here are our suggestions for everything exciting in UAE. 

Lucky Fish 

A Mediterranean spot with modern flair nestled at the stunning Palm West Beach offers mouth-watering seafood, unbeatable views of the iconic Dubai skyline, interiors reflecting a tranquil coastal line and luxurious beach cabanas.

Highlights include Treasures of the Gulf throughout August, where diners will be treated to weekly seafood-inspired specials including 30% off local seafood and selected bottles of grapes. For Oyster Week until mid-September, enjoy a fine selection of oysters sourced from the pristine waters of Dibba Bay Fujairah, available for a special price of AED10 per piece. Diners celebrating their birthdays receive a 20% discount on the entire bill plus a complimentary surprise. 

Daily from 11am till late. Email info@luckyfishdubai.com or call +9714 569 3447. Visit the website or Instagram. 

Larte Ristorante

Larte Ristorante, situated at Studio One Hotel in Dubai Studio City offers diners a fresh spot with a summer holiday feeling to beat the heat. Tantalise your tastebuds at this refined Italian restaurant, offering the best of contemporary Italian design, culinary creativity, and artistic expression.LARTE Ristorante’s philosophy focuses on simplicity, honesty, and seasonal food. 

The venue is hosting a Ferragosto Brunch on Saturday 20 August, with a 3-course menu, free flow beverages, pizza making, face painting for children, pool, and game room access. It’s promised to be Bellissimo! 

Saturday 20 August. AED699 for two adults & two children, House Package for AED299 & Soft Package for AED175. Call +9714 581 6870 for reservations or email ciao@studioonehotel.com. Visit the website or instagram. 

Meze, DoubleTree By Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island 

Make your way to the sophisticated Meze for authentic Turkish BBQ dinner and Lebanese cuisine while soaking in picturesque views of the Arabian Gulf Sea on Marjan Island. 

The menu offers a delectable spread of succulent mixed grills cooked with fragrant spices, served with delicious cold mezze and warm freshly baked bread. Signature favourites include a perfectly Grilled New Zealand Lamb Rack, tender and Lokum Steak as well as fresh Tiger Prawns in salt. Inspired by the vibrant colours and flavours of the orient’s spice markets, diners are transported to a land of colourful steep cobbled lanes and delectable culinary marvels.

Saturday from 6pm.AED268 for two adults. Call +9717 203 0104 for reservations. Visit the website or Instagram.

Offside, JA Ocean View Hotel

Head over to watch the big leagues on the biggest indoor screen in JBR & Dubai Marina! Whether you are looking to watch top sporting action, play pool, darts or foosball, this buzzing sports bar is the perfect place to be! 

When hunger strikes you can satisfy your cravings with bar food including moreish padrón peppers, BBQ ribs, a fluffy bao bun filled with succulent pulled beef, and a half-meter hot dog that will light up your Instagram feed. An authentic smoker, meanwhile, will churn out mouthwatering American classics such as house-smoked chicken wings with homemade BBQ sauce and a pit-smoked brisket sandwich.

Call +9715 6522 0219 or email eatout.ovh@jaresorts.com. Visit the website or Instagram.  


The vibrant South Asian restaurant Mamafri has launched an impressive Abu Dhabi branch at Sheikha Fatima Park Al Bateen. The menu takes diners on an exquisite culinary journey to the Southeastern streets of Asia where stir fry food is the star highlight of their cuisine.

Expect traditional noodles such as Indonesian Mie Goreng, heartwarming Mama’s Special Rice and the iconic Mamafri Wagyu Sandos, made with only the finest quality juicy cuts. To end, try the fruity, and tropical ‘Coco Cloud’ dessert!

Open from 12pm-12am on weekdays and 12pm-1am on weekends. Visit the website or Instagram.