From barefoot beach vibes to tango shows and cool new dining concepts, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE
Caña by Tamoka
Looking for a slice of paradise in the UAE, where you can enjoy breathtaking sunset views, tempting treats and perfect creative concoctions? Tamoka’s little sister, Caña by Tamoka, the licensed ‘palapa’ beach bar on the JBR strip with uninterrupted views of Ain Dubai, boasts a setting that evokes barefoot beach vibes. Here, you will discover enticing Antillean-inspired mixology from expert craftsmen; or you can join in the mixology fun by creating your own signature citrus-based brew with your preferred infused spirit, favourite flavour blend of mango, pineapple or guava and chosen style of straight-up, shaken or blended, adorned with fire-grilled pineapple or toasted coconut. When the hunger pangs strike, reach for light sinful bites as you sway to upbeat tunes from the resident DJ, followed by sublime notes from a skilful saxophonist. The best part? No reservations required whenever you visit this swanky spot.
Read our review of Tamoka Dubai here.
Carna by Dario Cecchini
Craving a traditional roast? Visit Carna by Dario Cecchini, perched high up on the 74th floor of the SLS Dubai, for an unbeatable Sunday Roast. Tuck into scrumptious starters such as Prawn cocktail, Leek & potato soup, Bollito broth and salad. Mains follow with a selection of succulent roasted meat, including Roast chicken, Roast prime rib and Roast beef with gravy; accompanied by Yorkshire puddings, Bread sauce, Mint sauce and Root vegetables. A rich and indulgent Bread and butter pudding, Trifle and a Sticky toffee pudding with ice-cream round off your experience; and the beverage station is ready to complement with a selection of concoctions and fresh juices.
Sunday from 1pm onwards (for three hours per package). AED295 per person (inclusive of soft package), AED395 per person (inclusive of basic package), AED525 (inclusive of family package) and kids under 12 dine complimentary. Call +9714 607 0761. Visit the website or Instagram.
La Casa del Tango by Enrique Macana
Dinner and a show? Yes please! Make your way to La Casa Del Tango to witness Bohemian Rhapsody, The Greatest Tango Show featuring the revolutionary music of Queen brought to life by the art of tango. The bold show will elevate your dinner experience, as you tuck into contemporary Argentinian cuisine and bites from an asado grill, together with vegetarian options and decadent desserts.
The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Head to The Penthouse at FIVE Palm Jumeirah for a spectacular ‘Skyline Thursday – deep tech house event’ showcase from one of Europe’s top exports, German DJ and Producer Robin Schultz. Dance the night away; and when the hunger pangs strike, take your pick from award-winning Japanese cuisine, such as Baby squid karaage, Wagyu tataki and Truffle tart flambee, that fuses traditional flavours with French cooking methods.
TiNDLE x Sides
TiNDLE, the ridiculously good chicken made from plants, has joined forces with Sides, by internet sensation the Sidemen, to serve up a selection of mouthwatering bites. The pop-up at Kite Beach features TiNDLE burgers and plant-based chicken tenders paired with a choice of tantalising vegan sauces such as Classic BBQ, Chipotle, Korean BBQ, Louisiana, Garlic Vegan Mayo, Teriyaki and Buffalo.
Butcher & Still, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
This 1920s steakhouse has launched a cracking new Friday-only menu. Begin your weekend right with a spectacular lunch featuring dishes such as the American classic corn chowder, a smoked chicken Cobb salad and a choice of three platters to share, including the American bounty, generous cheese and Butcher & Still sausage platters. The baby Seafood tower will be a real treat for those in the mood for treasures from the sea; and those looking for a heartier option can take their pick from four jumbo deli sandwiches – Reuben, Club, Roast beef and Croque monsieur. End with a delightful Peach Melba with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice-cream.
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Lotsa! Lazy Cake
Staying home this weekend? Lotsa! Lazy Cake has introduced their first vegan edition lazy cakes featuring fudgy, crunchy and delightfully scrumptious flavours. Available in two flavours, the Original ‘OG’ and Lotus Fudge, the vegan lazy cakes come in boxes of six and twelve, making a perfect treat to indulge in while you stay home and relax.