What’s happening this weekend?

From hot summer food challenges to delightful seasonal afternoon meals, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE.


Mango Tree Thai Bistro

Mango Tree Thai Bistro

This Thai food destination is launching its first-ever FIRE BOWL Challenge this weekend. Running throughout July and August, the Fire Bowl challenge will set tongues afire with three spicy dishes: Tom yum goong, Massaman lamb curry and Thai beef and pumpkin salad. Diners are challenged to finish any of these 3 Fire Bowls in under 8 minutes to get the dish for free.

July 1 to August 31 from 12:30pm onwards. The 3 Fire Bowls priced at AED80 onwards. Call +9714 318 2319. Visit Instagram.


CLAY Dubai

Clay restaurant Bluewaters Island Dubai

Make your over to CLAY Dubai to enjoy a lunch menu that showcases three freshly-made cebiches. De Esquina is a medley of octopus and tuna in La-Yu and Ají amarillo oils, with squid karaage, seaweed, sweet potato and bits of rice nori crackers. The Ají & Corn arrives in the form of premium sea bream, a spicy Rocoto Ají emulsion, corn à la robata, kiwicha crackers and fake cushuro caviar; while the Passion Camu Camu features cured salmon with a splash of passion camu camu sauce and panca ají oil, topped with cassava, banana crackers, mint emulsion, mint oil and a sprinkle of banana green powder.

July 1 to 5 from 1-3pm. AED210 per person. Visit Instagram.


Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Treat yourself to a delightful summer afternoon tea at the chic Osmo – Lounge and Bar, located in Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Ideal for socialising indoors with friends and family, the event features a selection of delicate menu items prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients. The savoury menu includes roasted, pulled beef sandwiches, vegetable tagine in Saj basket and avocado brioche, served alongside indulgent sweet treats such as raspberry and violet profiterole, mandarin macaroon and chocolate and peach tart to name a few. A refreshing welcome drink accompanies, followed by a signature summer drink and tea or coffee. The offering is complete with iced teas and coffees, perfect to beat the heat.

Daily from 2-6pm. AED185 per person. Call +9712 208 6900. Visit Instagram.