From new menus and restaurants to rare exhibitions and daycations, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE
Lucky Fish, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah
Lucky Fish is not just an effortlessly chic restaurant with a menu inspired by the flavours of the ocean and the Mediterranean. The space has unveiled an exclusive display of a rare silver platter and gold medallion, both part of a 24-piece rare Picasso collection produced in the 1950s. Spend your weekend indulging in scrumptious dishes with a side of art.
Call +9714 569 34 47 or visit the website.
Khyber, Dukes The Palm
Make your way to one of the top North Indian restaurants in the city, renowned for its stunning murals, ornate details and incomparable authentic delicacies. Diners can savour nostalgic dishes with inventive flair in a limited-edition Summer Set menu including a starter, main and dessert; or they can tuck into a Special Set menu of mouthwatering classics.
Daily from 5-11pm. AED99 per person (Summer Set menu) and AED120 per person (Special Set menu) with add-on of AED50 per person (soft beverages for 2 hours) and AED120 per person (house beverages for 2 hours) Call +9714 455 1101 or email email@example.com.
Malak Al Tawouk
Staying home? This popular Lebanese street food spot has added a range of new sandwiches to its existing menu. The delish fajita sandwich is stuffed with chicken, green and red peppers, onion and melted cheese, with mayo and Mexican-inspired sauce; while the chicken sub features grilled chicken with garlic mayo, cheese, corn, pickles and tomato.
AED22. Call 600500961 or order through the mobile app. Dine-in at outlets in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi (Khalifa city).
This home-grown Indian restaurant has opened a second outlet in Garhoud, with a menu that pays homage to the dhabas (roadside shacks on Indian highways serving home-cooked dishes) in India. Enjoy elevated Indian classics such as tandoori murgh (roasted chicken marinated in yogurt) served in a mini-truck; dal makhani marke (creamy lentil gravy) in a mini-brick well; and pudina lamb seekh kebab (mint-flavoured lamb) served in an iron stand.
Call +9714 223 7233 or visit Instagram.
The casual restaurant has added a twist to their menu with the launch of new veggie dishes. TGI Fridays conceptualized their ‘No Meat? No Problem!’ menu to feature appetizers such as buffalo broccoli bites, beetroot bean sliders, signature potato twisters, sizzling veggie fajita, a beetroot bean burger, marinara pasta and more.
Dine-in at TGI Friday outlets across the UAE or order online.
Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club
Kick off your weekend amidst the sprawling greens of a golfing destination, while indulging in cheese and grape. Jazz Thursdays are back and this venue is offering diners an unlimited assortment of cheese boards, with four artisanal specialty cheeses and condiments; complemented by house grape and the soulful tones of live jazz.
Jazz Thursdays from 7:30-11pm. AED199 per person (2 hours of cheese boards and grape). Call +9714 417 9999.
M One, Millennium Place Barsha Heights
Take a culinary trip around the world at this all-day dining restaurant with South-East Asian food on Thursdays, seafood on Fridays and Indian cuisine on Saturdays. Choose to dine al fresco or sit indoors as you enjoy bites from a live cooking station, complemented by a selection of plates from a buffet.
7-11pm. AED99 per person (Thursdays – Asian), AED149 per person (Fridays – Seafood) and AED99 per person (Saturdays – Indian). Call or WhatsApp +971586060831.
JA Hatta Fort Hotel
Escape to the mountains and enjoy a daycation at the JA Hatta Fort Hotel. Take advantage of contemporary Arabic-style deluxe rooms and avail a 25 per cent discount on F&B, or simply unwind and cool off by a family or adults-only pools. Thrill seekers can also try their hand at archery, air gun shooting and kite flying, or partake in pony rides and more.
10am-5pm. Rooms at AED400 (week rates), AED600 (weekend rates) and 25 per cent off F&B. Pool-only access at AED250 (adults) and AED150 (kids, up to 12 years), with AED100 redeemable on F&B. Call +9714 809 5333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
% Arabica, Abu Dhabi Marina Mall
The specialty coffee concept has opened a new store at the Capital’s Marina Mall. The brand’s founder, Kenneth Shoji, has teamed up with award-winning architect, Christ Precht; and together they designed new % Arabica Pods – flexible and expandable units that can be deployed anywhere. The store also features a retail wall where customers can pick up % Arabica merchandise and beans sourced from coffee farmers around the world.
Ground Floor from 8am onwards. Visit Instagram.
Capila Pool & Bar, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Keep it cool this summer at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island’s Capila Pool & Bar. Abu Dhabi’s hot new venue has launched a must-have combo of delectable poke bowls and sips. Tuck into tender salmon, tuna or grilled chicken, whilst sipping on a cold beverage to beat the heat.
Daily from 12-9pm. AED99 per person. Call +9712 208 6900 or email email@example.com.
The Forge, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Calling all meat lovers! Embark on a gastronomic journey with the finest selection of tenderloin from New Zealand and USA, along with the much-admired Australian Wagyu. Diners can discover a unique tasting experience of the finest cuts and flavours.
Sunday to Friday from 6-11pm. AED189 onwards per person. Call +9712 818 8282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.