The FACT UAE Weekend Guide: 1 to 3 March

The FACT UAE Weekend Guide: 1 to 3 March



For adventures across the Emirates, FACT has you covered.

As we edge into the month of March, we're visiting beaches, concerts and the UAE's best dining destinations. Read on for our picks of the week across the Emirates.

Friday 1 March

Enjoy a chic escape at Anantara Santorini

Crafted to reflect the buildings of its namesake island, the low-lying white buildings of Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat blend gently with the surrounding landscape and house a collection of 22 ultra-private accommodations, complete with spacious interiors, sun-drenched terraces, and uninterrupted sea views. Guests will find relaxing moments on the resort's private beach and an expansive outdoor pool overlooking the Gulf. The indoor cinema, meanwhile, provides private screenings on demand with the option of late-night movies with custom gourmet cuisine. Bespoke spa treatments can be enjoyed in private beachside cabanas, while a 24-hour butler service is also offered.

GO: Visit for more information.

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi

Sip and dip

Dubai's BCH:CLB and Candypants have collaborated to create a new ladies day, DollHouse DAY:CLB. Settle into one of the luxurious loungers and enjoy the Insta-worthy views. The clean, contemporary club has bursts of colour, from the orange towels to the statement logo. The fun-filled entertainment includes hula hoopers, roller skaters and a roaming violinist. Ladies' Day takes place on Fridays from 12pm to 5pm. Packages start from AED 205 for cabin crew and teachers, AED 245 for ladies' general admission and AED 345 for men's general admission.

GO: Follow @bchclbdxb on Instagram for more information. 

across the emirates

See Tom Jones perform at Saadiyat Nights

Abu Dhabi is hitting the high notes. Saadiyat Nights has announced that the singing superstar Tom Jones will head to the capital. Tom hails from Treforest, Wales. He first started performing with the Welsh group, Tommy Scott and the Senators. In 1965, he released his first album, Along Came Jones. His hit songs include Delilah, Kiss, It's Not Unusual, She's a Lady and What's New Pussycat? Over his career, he has sold over 100 million records and performed with stars including Cerys Matthews, Robbie Williams and Stereophonics. 

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

Tom Jones Saadiyat Nights

Saturday 2 March

Have lunch at Leña

Lavish Leña is now open for lunch. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the St. Regis Gardens, diners can anticipate a menu brimming with creativity from world-renowned Chef Dani García. Tuck into Andalucian Bluefin Tuna Tartar, Baba Ganoush Leña Style, or Charcoal Grilled Tuna Steak prepared over charcoal. Leña presents a meticulously selected range of French and Spanish wines to enhance the meal. Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 3pm.

GO: Call 04 453 7523 for reservations and more information.

across the emirates

Take a dip in Tagomago's new floating pool

Tagomago inside the Azure Residences lighthouse on Palm Jumeirah exudes a relaxed luxury and a laidback atmosphere where you can feel the sand between your toes. However, it's the Spanish restaurant's floating pool that creates a peaceful and elegant environment for relaxation. The pool area offers a select yet comprehensive menu of Spanish delicacies and Tagomago favourites. Available daily from 10am until sunset. Pool access costs AED 200 on weekdays and AED 250 on weekends.

GO: Follow @tagomagodubai on Instagram for more information.

across the emirates

See John Legend live in the capital

Saadiyat Nights is an open-air musical event in Abu Dhabi, and John Legend has joined the star-studded lineup. The singer is unique in being an EGOT winner, as he has won all of the major entertainment awards – the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. He is expected to perform songs from his new and old records, which show off his soulful voice, keys and lyrics. All of MeUsed To Love U and Ordinary People are just some of the hits we hope he performs in the capital.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

John Legend in AlUla

Sunday 3 March

Experience Cafe Kitsuné's funky fox pop-up

Café Kitsuné Dubai pays homage to French artistic heritage with its 'Barista Fox' pop-up. Adorning an array of merchandise such as sweatshirts, t-shirts, tote bags, baseball caps, ceramics, and tumblers, the Barista Fox is portrayed in a colour scheme that mirrors Café Kitsuné's beverages, from deep espresso brown to creamy latte beige. This pop-up event refreshes the café's ambience with a chic checkered design, while matcha enthusiasts will appreciate the exclusive Kitsuné Matcha from Uji, Japan, featured in an assortment of new latté flavours, pastries, and desserts. The pop-up is available daily until 31 March.

GO: Follow @cafekitsune.uae on Instagram for more information. 

across the emirates

Relax poolside at Rockfish 

Revel in the opportunity to sip on an array of signature drinks and indulge in exquisite seafood offerings while basking in the breathtaking views of Burj Al Arab from the Wadi Pool at Rockfish. The menu features selections like raw Bluefin Tuna, Yellow Tail & Red Mullet, a luxurious Oyster & Caviar assortment, alongside a variety of appetisers, main courses, and desserts. This experience grants guests complimentary access to the hotel's Wadi Pool, including a sunbed, towels, umbrellas and shower facilities. Available daily. AED 400 per person (from Monday to Thursday, including AED 250 food and beverage credit) and AED 500 per person (from Friday to Sunday, including AED 250 food and beverage credit).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Feast on dim sum delights

Located in JBR and Last Exit - Al Khawaneej, Jixiang Dimsum offers a picturesque dining experience for those craving genuine Chinese flavours. The menu features an enticing assortment of dim sum, such as the Chicken & Prawn Wong Tong, Sesame Prawn Duo Shi and a selection of Udon Noodles and Bao Buns. Ideal for a casual feast or a night at home, Jixiang Dimsum blends tradition with convenience.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Jixiang Dimsum