The best places to dine, drink and dance in Dubai this week.
As we approach the last week of September, there’s plenty of fun to be had across the emirates. These are the FACT team’s picks of the week, from afternoon teas and brunches to cocktails, lunches and places to dance in Dubai.
Monday 25 September 2023
The Nice Guy has crafted a new happy hour menu for those in search of after-work drinks followed by somewhere to dance in Dubai. Featuring beloved classics and new specialities, the happy hour menu features crafted cocktails such as the Aperol Spritz, Handsome Johnny, and Pisco Sour, in addition to The Nice Guy Burger, Saffron Arancini and Loni’s Chopped Salad. Available Sunday to Friday, from 5pm to 7pm.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 26 September 2023
Indulge in the Queen’s Afternoon Tea
Discover a fusion of flavours with HuQQabaz Dubai’s new afternoon tea, where sweet and savoury delights take on a tempting Turkish twist. Savour the rich tapestry of Turkish cuisine through finger sandwiches with hummus, walnut labneh, lamb shish, and falafel. Then, indulge in sweet sensations, including brownies, profiteroles, and the decadent mille-feuille. Sip on fragrant Turkish tea, the bold notes of Turkish coffee or the tropical flavour of shisha amidst an ambience that exudes opulence. Available daily, from 2pm to 7pm. AED 289 for two people.
Wednesday 27 September 2023
Try a new tasting menu
Fi’lia, the sky-high dining destination at SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, has unveiled its inaugural tasting menu, narrating Chef Célia Stoecklin’s love affair with Italy. Highlight dishes include The Tropea (an intriguing blend of caramelised onion, parmesan, and black pepper transformed into savoury ice cream), the Carpaccio (an artful presentation of truffle-infused beef carpaccio), the Agnolotti pasta and Merluzzo (succulent black cod with a vibrant red bell pepper coulis). Dessert options include the Olive Oil Sorbet and the “Limone,” stuffed with lemon yoghurt mousse, meringue, mandarin, and mint gel. Available daily. AED 345 per person.
GO: Visit www.sbe.com for reservations and more information.
Thursday 28 September 2023
Thursdays are for tapas
MASTI inside the Dubai EDITION has recently launched its Thursday Tapas Night where MASTI’s masterful chefs have created a series of culinary delights such as Avocado Ceviche Pani Puri, Cassava Chaat, and Chicken Tikka Masala Waffle. During the evening, diners are encouraged to try MASTI’s cocktails, including the Golden Highbal, Oh, My Coconut and Mahar Mojito. Thursdays, from 7pm. AED 150 per person (a two-course menu and three complimentary beverages).
Friday 29 September 2023
Tempt yourself with truffle
At.mosphere, the fine dining restaurant on the 122nd Floor of Burj Khalifa, draws inspiration from French heritage while infusing the menu with Asian and Middle Eastern flavours. The result is the new ‘Taste of Truffle’ menu, which celebrates the revered delicacy over seven distinct courses. Among the highlights is the Sous Vide Wagyu Short Ribs, skillfully infused with Périgord truffle. Available daily, from 5.30pm to 10pm. AED 995 (seven-course vegetarian set menu) and AED 1,150 (seven-course set menu).
Saturday 30 September 2023
Party at the exclusive SUSHISAMBA brunch
Prepare to be transported into the heart of Brazil with SUSHISAMBA Dubai’s Copacabana Brunch. Designed to honour Brazil’s National Day, this lively and colourful brunch will feature a live station for sashimi, sushi, and antichuchos. Served to the table, diners can then enjoy Australian Angus tenderloin with a spicy soy kick and black cod with white miso. There will also be Samba dancers and a live DJ to enliven the culinary journey, providing diners with somewhere to dance in Dubai. Saturday, 30 September, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 649 (house beverages) and AED 799 (Champagne package).
GO: Visit www.sushisamba.com for more information.
Sunday 1 October 2023
Experience Arabian grandeur
Experience One&Only Royal Mirage’s enchanting afternoon tea, which pays tribute to the opulence of old Arabia. With views of palm-lined gardens, shimmering fountains, and the turquoise pool of the Arabian Court, Samovar Lounge’s high tea ceremony is a work of art. Immerse yourself in an elegant menu steeped in tradition with Bahgrir (Moroccan-style pancakes drizzled with fresh honey from the hotel’s apiary) perfectly paired with mint tea made from freshly plucked mint leaves from the resort’s herb garden. For those seeking a classic experience, cosy up with a cream tea featuring an assortment of delicate finger sandwiches, scones adorned with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam, and an array of biscuits, cakes, and pastries. Available daily from 3pm to 6pm. AED 165 per person (classic package) or AED 175 per person (including a glass of champagne).
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