From exotic meals to summer deals, here’s our suggestions for an incredible weekend in the UAE
Sumo Sushi & Bento
The Japanese eatery has launched a ‘fashion meal’ in partnership with Dubai-based influencer, entrepreneur and travel and fashion magazine editor Josh Yugen. The meal includes dark samurai sushi rolls and chicken teriyaki with rice and veggies. Diners can also add on Josh Yugen’s favourite sips and dessert at special prices.
Sumo Sushi & Bento branches across UAE. AED55.50 per Fashion Meal, AED30 per Rock and Roll Shrimp, AED25 per Yugen Berry beverage, AED15 per Purple Yam milkshake and AED10 per Purple Yam Ice Cream. Dine-in across UAE or order online.
Couqley French Bistro & Bar
The cosy restaurant has expanded their sandwich selection to include delicious new summer-style bites. Tuck into a juicy lobster roll or a scrumptious shrimp roll served atop a soft brioche; a chicken-avocado or pulled beef baguette with fries; or a steak and truffle brie or a shrimp and avocado ciabatta.
Daily from 12pm-1am. AED57 onwards per roll. Dine-in or order online. Call +9714 514 9339. Visit Instagram.
La Tablita, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights
Make your way to this Mexican restaurant on Saturday morning and treat yourself to a flavour-packed breakfast served with a Latin twist. We’re talking hearty breakfast burritos, bakes and Spanish lattes.
Saturdays from 9am-1pm. AED65 per person. Call +97156 398 7255 or visit Instagram.
Bistrot Bagatelle, Fairmont Dubai
Round off your weekend on a dynamic note at the Bagaeton brunch at Bagatelle Dubai, complete with gourmet French-inspired cuisine and Latino and Reggaeton beats. Enjoy sublime bites from a menu featuring burrata au melon, lobster rolls and delightful desserts.
Bagaeton night brunch on Saturdays from 8pm-late (three-hour package). AED350 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), AED390 per person (inclusive of peach punchy sips), AED450 per person (inclusive of house beverages) and AED490 per person (inclusive of premium house beverages). Call +9714 354 5035 or email email@example.com.
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Beat the heat with Pedalo Gelato’s latest dairy-free and gluten-free vegan options. ‘Peaches and Dream’ offers a blend of creamy peach and melon gelato with fresh fruit purée; while the frozen ‘Mojito Magic’ has a sweet-sour lime and mint flavour profile.
Order online on Deliveroo, Talabat, Zomato and Careem. Visit Instagram.
Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
Calling all UAE residents. Beat the summer heat at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, amidst crystal blue waters sunny skies and ivory sands. Parents can enjoy a relaxing stay while kids splash around on water slides.
Ongoing to August 31. AED700 onwards per night (inclusive of room upgrade, F&B credit, two La Perle bronze tickets and 30 per cent off at Elixir Spa. Call +9714 44 90869 or visit the website.
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W Lounge, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Get together with your mates and celebrate the long-awaited return of live entertainment at this epic venue. Kick-start your weekend with Nitro Thursdays, which promises a playful post-work party complemented by limitless creative concoctions and mouthwatering bites.
Thursdays from 8-11pm. AED280 per person. Call +9712 656 0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Instagram.
Sontaya, The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Make your way over to this Southeast-Asian restaurant and savour to your heart’s content, spiced curries and flavoursome crab creations. The gorgeous venue, nestled amidst floating pavilions that look out to the sea, is inviting diners to experience selection of innovative dishes through their innovative Crab & Curries offer.
August 5 to 31 from 6-11pm. Call +9712 498 8888 or email email@example.com. Visit the website.