From scrumptious breakfasts and limited-edition burgers to romantic staycations, here’s our suggestions for an incredible weekend in the UAE
Bounty Beets, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
Look forward to a hearty breakfast at this healthy food venue with an all-you-can-eat breakfast, including tea, coffee and juice. Enjoy scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, granola, Acai bowls, breakfast pizzas, stuffed zucchini taco shells, salmon bowls and more.
Make your way to this contemporary Arabic restaurant for a flavour-packed breakfast for two deal that offers omelette or shakshuka, fava beans of your choice, falafel, mixed manakish and a vegetable platter. Vegans can also indulge in a specially-curated vegan Arabic menu.
Weekends from 10-12am. AED79 (for two people). Call +9714 358 5822. Visit Instagram.
Champagne and Tea Lounge, Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel
Treat yourself to an afternoon out at this luxurious resort sited on the Palm Jumeirah. The venue’s elegant Champagne and Tea Lounge is inviting diners to indulge in a selection of mouthwatering pizzas, juicy burgers and sumptuous afternoon tea bites, with aromatic tea or bubbly and hops to accompany.
Daily from 12pm-1am at AED90 per person (pizza or burger with a bottle of hops) or 1pm-5pm at AED99 per person (afternoon tea, inclusive of food only) and AED120 per person (afternoon tea, inclusive of loose tea and a glass of bubble). Call +9714 455 1101 or email email@example.com.
This indie burger joint will be serving up a limited edition ‘Brits Burger’, complete with a fruity mocktail and chips on the side. Expect a twist to the classic fish and chips, with a crisp cod fillet, placed atop a helping of minted mushy peas and garnished with dill pickles, tartar sauce and a spiced lemon wedge, cushioned between two soft potato buns.
The Blacksmith Bar and Eatery, Wyndham Dubai Marina
If a weekend roast is what you’re craving, visit this restaurant for their smoked roast offer. Enjoy a plate filled with succulent meat and accompanied by all the trimmings including a brisket Yorkshire pudding, roasted carrots, potatoes and seasonal root vegetables, a pumpkin puree and their signature roast gravy.
Saturday to Sunday from 5-11pm. AED99 per person (inclusive of food only) and AED129 per person (inclusive of food and one beverage). Call +9714 407 8873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Hyatt Dubai
Spend the last of the summer season with your loved one at Park Hyatt Dubai’s ‘Romance at the Park’ staycation. The waterfront property is offering couples an in-room Western or Middle Eastern breakfast or breakfast at Brasserie Du Park, a luxurious rose petal bath and strawberries and cream, a glass of bubbles at Noepe, and a cool 20 per cent discount on a treatment at Amara Spa.
August 26 to November 2. AED1,004 onwards per night. Book online or call +9714 602 1234.
Check out The Ultimate List of Staycations in the UAE.
If you’re a fan of Asian flavours, make your way to China Bistro and tuck into dishes such as prawn tempura, crispy potato with lime and chilli, fire-roasted chicken, chicken wings, roast lamb, one-pot meals and hot pots, chicken and vegetable dumplings and more.
Shop number 2 and 3, Bhawan Tower, King Faisal Road. Weekdays from 11:30-12am and weekends from 11:30-2am. Visit Instagram.
Namak, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Start the weekend right at Namak with their Thursday Tandoori offer. Enjoy unlimited delicacies such as kebabs and tikkas, served with freshly-baked naan bread. Choose to complement your meal with refreshing soft or house beverages.
Thursdays from 7-11:30pm. AED148 per person (inclusive of soft beverages) or AED248 per person (inclusive of house beverages for three hours). Call +971 2 698 8137 or email email@example.com.
Go! Greek, Cloud Restaurants
Planning to stay home this weekend? This casual Greek dining concept is offering Abu Dhabi residents fresh, contemporary Mediterranean street food straight to their doorstep. Tuck into juicy lamb souvlaki pitas, chicken gyros, flame grilled calamari, flavour-packed salads and more.
Daily from 10am-10pm. AED30 onwards. Order online.