What’s happening this weekend?

From celebratory menus and karaoke spots to summer ice-creams and winter terraces, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE



 Khyber, Dukes the Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel

Hotfoot to this  exotic and vibrant dining destination for an experience packed with Indian-inspired nostalgia. Khyber is hosting a glamourous Friday Bollywood Night with live music from Khyber’s resident DJ and sumptuous bites such as Samosa Chaat, Palak Paneer, Dal Dhaba and Rabri.

Friday Bollywood Night at Khyber from 7-11pm. AED120 per person. Call +9714 455 1101 or email dukesthepalm.dining@royalhideaway.com. Visit Instagram.


Jiangnan Spring, Ibis Style Hotel, Dragon Mart

Jiangnan Spring, Ibis Style Hotel, Dragon Mart

Pencil in a visit to this new chic Chinese restaurant offering traditional flavours with a modern twist such as Braised goose feet with abalone sauce, Peking style roast duck, Charcoal grilled beef steak and more; accompanied by exotic beverages. Expect a space that is also home to 14 private dining rooms and 19 karaoke rooms.

Call +9714 201 3333 or +97156 563 8888. Visit Instagram.


Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer

Tuck into a 25th Anniversary celebratory throwback menu including signature dishes created by celebrity chefs who have graced the Jones the Grocer kitchens over the past 25 years. Expect delicacies such as Huevos Estrellados con pimientos de padrón, Portobello and porcini mushroom frittata, Baked ricotta salad and Roast pumpkin soup; and desserts such as Plum and hazelnut tart and Tiramisu.

Available at Jones the Grocer locations across the UAE. September 23 to December 23. Visit the website.


McGettigan’s DWTC

McGettigan’s DWTC

The Irish pub is turning nine this weekend and is celebrating with a whole day of special birthday offers such as creative concoctions on offer, live music, extended happy hours, a cake-cutting ceremony and a birthday brunch. Enjoy three classic courses accompanied by limitless beverages.

September 24, Friday from 3pm-2am at AED29 for creative concoctions. Birthday Brunch from 7-10pm at AED299 per person (three courses and house beverages). Email contact@mcgettigans.com.


Al Khaima, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa

Al Khaima, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa

With the weather cooling down, this charming Arabic restaurant nestled amidst the gardens of Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, has opened its doors and is now inviting diners to savour scrumptious traditional Middle Eastern dishes. Look forward to an entertaining evening at this casual yet stylish space.

Monday to Saturday from 6pm-12am. Dine à la carte. Visit the website.


London Dairy

LondonDairy LowCal ice cream

Make the most of the end of Summer and treat yourself to 473ml tubs of low-calorie ice creams from London Dairy. Comprising 1/3rd the calories of regular ice cream, say hello to flavours such as Salted caramel, Vanilla bean, Hazelnut chocolate fudge, Birthday cake and Peanut butter cup.

Available in-stores and online.


Abu Dhabi                             

Hoi An Restaurant, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Hoi An Restaurant Super Sapa, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Say hello to a new Super Sapa dinner experience at this Vietnamese restaurant. The menu designed by Hoi An’s chef de cuisine, Ta Van Ninh, features an unlimited selection of appetisers and a rotation of authentic main courses and desserts, so that diners can enjoy a twist to the menu every day.

Tuesday to Saturday from 6-9pm. AED168 per person (inclusive of soft beverages) and AED248 per person (inclusive of house grape, hops and signature concoctions). Golden Circle programme loyalty members receive 25 per cent off. View the menu. Call +9712 509 8555 or email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com.



Bab Al Bahr, Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort

Bab Al Bahr, Ajman Saray

Drive down to this hidden gem at Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort and enjoy a scrumptious Surf and Turf brunch, accompanied by winning sips, a live DJ and a stunning sunset in the evening. The ultra-chic beach side restaurant is offering a menu featuring seafood, succulent steaks, specialty salads, appetizers and delectable desserts.

Friday from 7-10pm and Saturday from 1-4pm. AED175 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), AED195 per person (inclusive of hops and grapes) and AED245 per person (inclusive of hops, grapes and house beverages). Call +9716 714 2222 or email FB.AjmanSaray@luxurycollection.com.



The Yellow Chilli

The Yellow Chilli Sharjah

Treat yourself to a Tandoori Night at this aromatic festival in The Yellow Chilli’s Al Qasba branch, featuring a live kebab station, juicy mixed grills, Indian-inspired mocktails and an array of smoky tandoori dishes including chicken, lamb, seafood and veggie options. Make it a meal with a complimentary side of grilled onions, tomatoes, potato wedges and a choice of biryani or naan.

September 23 to 30 from 6:30pm-late. Call 800 75892.