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Six fantastic things to do in Dubai this weekend: January 4 to 6

The best spots for dining, sundowners and roast dinners in Dubai this weekend.


Thursday 4 February 2021

Sunset Sips at TAIKUN, Downtown Dubai:

Inviting guests to wind down after a day at work or to enjoy weekend sundowners, TAIKUN’s ‘Sunset Sips & Bites’ menu is now available. Chilled vibes are to be expected, accompanied by Pan Asian flavours from the kitchen and a range of happy hour-priced beverages from AED 30. On the sharing-style bites menu, visitors will find salted or chilli garlic edamame, wasabi hummus with crispy wonton chips, avocado salad, tom yum or miso soups, tuna or beef tacos, beef sliders, salmon sashimi pizza, mixed yakitori of beef, prawns and scallops glazed with shiso butter, and maki rolls. Daily from 4pm to 8pm. 

Go: Call (0)4 528 3780 for reservations and more information.


Check out new restaurant The Hidden Hog, DIFC:

The Hidden Hog, a modern bistro bar serving elevated traditional European cuisine, has opened its doors in the heart of Dubai’s thriving financial district. Offering an engaging atmosphere and a sumptuous menu that includes traditional charcuterie, slow-cooked real ribs slathered in smoky BBQ sauce, sous vide cheeks and much more. Only the finest fresh ingredients are used to ensure a truly authentic European culinary experience.

GO: Email reservations@thehiddenhog.com or call (0)4 364 0126 for reservations and more information.


Friday 5 February 2021

Friday Supper Club at Sho Cho Dubai, Dubai Marine Beach Resort: 

Ideal for a lively evening dining with friends and loved ones, the new Friday Supper club menu showcases the exceptional range of authentic Japanese cuisine that Sho Cho has offered the city over the past 20 years. The Friday Supper Club provides a set menu with starters such as edamame, prawn spring rolls and mushroom gyoza. Irresistible main courses including organic chicken breast and grilled salmon are available with maki to share, paired with free-flowing beverages from 5pm onwards. Diners can also opt for ice cream or sorbet for a sweet ending to a delicious meal. Fridays from 5pm onward. AED 235 per person (set menu and free-flowing beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 346 1111 for reservations and more information.


Tuck into Old School Flavours at Black Tap:

Cult burger and milkshake brand Black Tap are starting the month with the addition of three burgers, a brand-new CrazyShake milkshake, and snacks to their already expansive menu. The bubblegum flavoured Old School Drive In CrazyShake is inspired by a trip to the cinema and features a vanilla frosted rim, fruit skittles, gumballs, fruit sorbet pop, rainbow popcorn, whipped cream and a gummy cherry. The three new burgers include the Mulberry Street BurgerPhilly Cheese Steak Burger and the Smokehouse Turkey Burger.

GO: Visit https://blacktap.com for more information.


Saturday 6 February 2021

Enjoy a weekend Roast Dinner at Foxglove DXB:

The newest extension of Dubai’s Soho Garden, Foxglove is a brand-new British gastropub offering guests a gastronomic experience next to the Meydan Racecourse Grandstand. Foxglove has something for everyone, blending traditional décor, games, and a welcoming and entertaining atmosphere. End your week by tucking into an absolute feast of a roast dinner. Enjoy a leg of New Zealand Lamb, Sirloin of Angus Beef or Half Roast Chicken, along with duck-fat roasties and all the trimmings. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 99 per person, or AED 120 (including a pint of hops)

GO: Visit www.destinationsoho.com for reservations and more information.


Watch the Six Nations at The Dubliner’s, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre:

Every Six Nations game will be shown at the popular Irish pub, The Dubliners. To celebrate this sporting event, The Dubliner’s has introduced a ‘Scrummy’ offer with a portion of chicken wings or calamari rings, plus a pint of Irish stout for AED 66. Available daily from 6 February to 20 March.

GO: Email restaurants.lmd@lemeridien.com or call (0)4 702 2455 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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