The weekend is here!

From afternoon teas and Olympic-inspired bites to laidback lunches and themed nights, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE



Café Society, TAMANI Marina Hotel

Cafe Society

Sit down to an elegant afternoon tea at this chic space in Dubai Marina. Sip on a selection of aromatic teas, while you tuck into delightful sweets such as cakes and wafers and savoury bites including sandwiches and more.

Daily from 2-6pm. AED199 onwards for two people. Call +9714 318 3755 or email


Armani/Hashi, Burj Khalifa

Armani/Hashi, Burj Khalifa

Enjoy a panoramic terrace setting overlooking the Downtown Dubai skyline, while indulging in a culinary homage to the Tokyo Olympics. The tableside service of temaki sushi includes spicy tuna, wagyu and more, paired with a signature sip.

Ongoing to August 31. AED125 per person (inclusive of temaki sushi stand and one signature beverage). Call +9714 888 3666 or email


Cloud Lebanese Restaurant, Studio One Hotel

Cloud Lebanese Restaurant, Studio One Hotel

Grab your mates and hotfoot to this Mediterranean-inspired space that’s serving up two appetizers and three house beverages at a cool, discounted price. Choose from deep-fried fish, juicy shrimps and more, with accompanying dips.

Friday to Saturday from 5-8pm. AED99 per person (three house beverages and two appetizers). Call +97156 219 8919.

Great British Restaurant, Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

The Great British Restaurant, Dukes the Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel

Make your way to this stunning hotel on the Palm Jumeirah to experience a unique culinary concept every day of the week. Tuck into scrumptious dishes from India, the Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East and more.

Daily from7-10:30pm. Sunday is British Night, Monday is Italian Night, Tuesday is Asian Night, Wednesday is International Dinner Buffet, Thursday is Mediterranean Night, Friday is Russian Night and Saturday is Arabic Night. AED120 per person (food only), 50 per cent off for kids aged 6-12 and complimentary for kids aged 5 and below. Call +9714 455 1101 or email


Just Vegan, Jumeirah 

Enjoy unlimited assorted vegan dishes such as vegan chick’n popcorn, Madras curry pizza, shawarma plates, korma with vegan meat sauce and more. Lastly, end on a sweet note with ice-creams and cakes.

Thursday to Friday from 7-10pm and Saturday from 3:30-6:30pm and 7-10pm. AED49 per person. Call +9714 546 3392.


Open Sesame, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown

This artsy-social eatery has launched a new Friday ‘Marasi brunch’, that offers live entertainment; delightful bites such as pulled beef sliders, cod croquettes and lamb souvlaki; and desserts such as matcha tiramisu, blueberry panna cotta and more.

Every Friday from August 13 onwards, from 2-5pm. AED199 per person (Falcon pack, inclusive of soft beverages), AED295 per person (Flamingo pack, inclusive of house beverages) and AED345 per person (Camel pack, inclusive of house beverages and bubbly). Visit the website.


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Address Hotels + Resorts

Address Hotels

Book a stay with breakfast at any Address Hotels + Resorts this summer and enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a half-board experience with dining options across the brand’s addresses.

Ongoing to September 15. Available at Ristorante at Armani Dubai, The Restaurant at Address Downtown, Al Bayt and Thiptara at Palace Downtown, The Restaurant at Address Sky View, The Restaurant at Address Fountain Views, Cabana at Address Dubai Mall, The Restaurant at Address Boulevard, Nezesaussi Grill at Address Dubai Marina and The Restaurant at Address Beach Resort. Call +9714 423 8888 or email


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Abu Dhabi

Garage, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Enjoy a hearty, party brunch with friends and family at Garage and experience flavours from the concept’s five distinct food hubs. Choose from Pan-Asian cuisine, Levantine dishes, juicy meat cuts and more.

Friday from 1-4pm. AED279 per person (inclusive of soft beverages) and AED379 per person (inclusive of house beverages) and AED529 per person (inclusive of sparkling). Visit the website.


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49er’s Steakhouse and Club, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

49er’s Steakhouse and Club, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

Enjoy a fun dining experience in this wild-west themed setting. The long-running steakhouse and club’s Friday brunch will have you relishing Chili Cheese Fries, Fried Chicken, Carolina chicken salad and sweet treats; with unlimited beverages.

Fridays from 1-4pm. AED149 per person (inclusive of soft beverages) and AED199 per person (inclusive of house beverages). Call +9712 645 8000 or visit the website.