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Six fantastic things to do in Dubai this weekend: January 28 to 30

The best dining experiences, beach clubs and brunches for an exceptional weekend in Dubai.

Thursday 28 January 2021

Enjoy the Menu Del Dia Business Lunch at Lola Taberna Española:

In Spain, Menu del Dia refers to ‘menu of the day’ and is typically a three-course meal, starting with a primer plato to get started, a Segundo plato to follow, and finished with a postre, a happy ending. From 12pm to 4pm, guests can enjoy the business lunch offer at Lola Taberna Española featuring a fixed menu or two or three courses of delicious Spanish dishes. Sunday to Thursday; from 12pm to 4pm. AED 65 (two-courses) and AED 89 (three-courses).

GO: Call (0)4 247 6688 for reservations and more information.


Kick start the weekend with a Caribbean Brunch at Missippi’s Avani Hotel, Ibn Battuta:

Party Next Door will take your Thursday night brunch experience to another level. Serving up authentic Caribbean cuisine, a party-ready soundtrack, and “vibes to make you feel like you’re in the islands.” Unpretentious platters of island favourites such as curry goat with a delicious homemade gravy, Jamaican jerk chicken, salt fish fritters, rice and peas, and moreish sides including plantain, festivals and fresh mango salad are all washed down by island-inspired punch. Music will be a mix of Afrobeats, dancehall, early 90’s and 00’s R&B. Thursdays, from 8pm to 2am.

GO: Call (0)58 508 0860 for reservations and more information.


Friday 29 January 2021

Friday Brunch at Café Nikki, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai:

Celebrate the weekend in a stunning beachfront setting. Café Nikki is the perfect place to celebrate life under the sun, where music, dining and good vibes are aplenty. The brunch also includes complimentary pool and beach access. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 435 (house beverages) and AED 655 (Champagne). 

GO: Call (0)4 376 6000 for reservations and more information.


Enjoy a Snowpiercer Themed brunch at Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre:

Netflix enthusiasts will know that Snowpiercer has garnered a loyal fan following obsessed with the Sci-Fi series. This action-packed thriller documents a train that circumnavigates the earth following an ice age bought about by a catastrophically failed attempt to stop global warming. The Snowpiercer themed brunch at Warehouse celebrates the arrival of season two of the show and will incorporate cool winter vibes throughout. Friday, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 259 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 702 2455 for reservations and more information.


Saturday 30 January 2021

Afternoon tea to remember at Noor Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai:

Step into Noor Lounge at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai to be welcomed by a canopy of gilded trees and floor to ceiling windows framing the panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. Served on a unique stand mimicking the iconic Canopy of Light, Noor Lounge’s Afternoon Tea features a glamourous selection of savoury and sweet bites ranging from smoked salmon and roast beef finger sandwiches to scones with clotted cream and petit gateaux. AED 320 for two people.

GO: Call (0)4 777 2223 for reservations and more information.


Visit Bla Bla Beach Club:

Promising to embody Dubai’s go big or go home ethos, Bla Bla Beach Club is now open in JBR. Both phases of the 100,000 square foot venue’s are now open and include twenty bars, a beach club and three restaurants.! The LightBox Bar specializes in juniper concoctions, Tag Bar mimics a New York street, complete with graffiti, The Japanese Bar features a light-up floor, The Hollywood Bar boasts a celebrity feel and The Maximalist Bar features out of the box drinks. It sounds like there’s plenty to explore!

GO: Call (0)58 606 3535 for reservations and more information.


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David Tapley - Editor
Dubai-based editor for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications across Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. Specialised in food, hospitality, arts, culture, and travel-related content.

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