What’s happening this weekend?

From sunsets and birthdays to gourmet burgers and staycations, here’s our suggestions for an incredible weekend in the UAE



Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott Marquis


The eatery has launched a new range of gourmet burgers available for dine-in and delivery.

The new burger line-up includes the Weslodge Classic, with a double beef patty on a potato bun with pickles, double cheese and secret sauce; a Wagyu fillet sando served with oyster sauce and potato sticks; the Blazing Saddle chicken sando with a fried hot-sauced fillet, served with blue cheese sauce; the Vancouver, a patty topped with foie gras, a quail egg and aged cheddar; the Toronto, with short ribs on a sourdough bun with mozzarella, coleslaw and French mustard; the Down To Earth with a plant-based patty, double cheese and mushrooms; and the Beyond Meat Burger on a potato bun with secret sauce.

Monday to Saturday from 5:30pm-1am. Call +9714 560 1700 or WhatsApp +97152 915 33 35.




The colourful eatery has a birthday celebration planned for your special day.

How does it work? Book a table for six friends and yourself to experience a three-course set menu with free-flowing beverages for three hours; and your dining package will be completely free. The birthday special also includes a typical piñata and a churros selection for the celebrant.

Saturdays to Thursdays from 12pm-1am and Fridays from 12:30pm-1am. AED149 per person (inclusive of soft beverages) and AED219 per person (inclusive of house beverages). Call +9714 327 5878 or visit the website.


Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai

Siddharta Lounge

Visit the venue for indulgent food and punchy sips, complete with a stunning sunset, only valid for the month of April.

Aptly called ‘When The Sun Goes Down’, the promotion will see you start your evening with a refreshing beverage, before tucking into Siddharta special food platter from a brand-new menu.

Daily from 5-7pm. AED99 per person. Call +9714 317 6000 or visit the website.


Goldfish Sushi & Yakitori, The Galleria Mall

GOldFish Sushi & Yakitori

Staying home this weekend? This Japanese restaurant is now offering home delivery and takeaway services.

Inspired by authentic Japanese dishes with a contemporary twist, diners can look forward to tsukune yakitori, shiitake yakitori, sashimi, tempura lobster maki rolls, tuna and avocado hand rolls, clay pot rice bowls, sliders and spicy noodles.

Daily from 12-11pm. Order on Chatfood or the website.


Mövenpick Hotel JLT

Movenpick JLT

Enjoy an incredible staycation deal at the hotel, complete with views of the striking Dubai Marina skyline or the JLT lake.

Choose to stay in a Superior Room, a Premium Room or a Junior Suite, with each room rate fully redeemable on F&B outlets in the hotel and at RIVA Beach Club. The property is also providing guests with credit for the Elmax Salon and Spa to use throughout their stay, where those who book a Superior Room will receive a voucher of AED100 and AED200 for booking a Premium Room or Junior Suite.

Ongoing to May 11. AED349 (Superior Room), AED399 (Premium Room) and AED449 (Junior Suite). Call +9714 438 0000.


Abu Dhabi

Nahaam & SOLE, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Conrad Abu Dhabi

As the weather gets warmer, the hotel is inviting brunch-goers to their indoor Summer Friday Brunch across both Nahaam and SOLE.

Look forward to house-smoked beef brisket and butter chicken, along with sushi and sashimi at Nahaam. Italian offerings at SOLE include live pasta stations and a DIY focaccia station. Seafood enthusiasts can visit the raw bar for poached Atlantic lobster tails and green-lipped mussels; while meat eaters can opt for the smoked beef sausage. Don’t forget to visit the pastry corner for eclairs and freshly-made churros.

AED370 (inclusive of soft beverages), AED495 (inclusive of house beverages) and AED695 (inclusive of bubbles). Call +9712 811 5666 or email EtihadTowers.FBreservations@conradhotels.com.


Umm Al Quwain

Vida Beach Resort

Vida UAQ

Escape the city for a beach-side family and pet-friendly staycation.

Families can rest and rejuvenate at this waterfront destination, as the kids partake in a kid’s club with an outdoor playground or take a dip in the kid’s pool. Enjoy water sports on the beach and when the hunger pangs hit, make your way to one of many restaurants for an al fresco meal.

Ongoing. AED425 onwards. Call +9716 706 5000 or visit the website.