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Six fantastic things to do in Dubai this weekend: February 25 to 27

The best spots for dining, beach days and outdoor fun in Dubai this weekend.

Thursday 25 February 2021

Check out the new Soluna Restaurant & Lounge:

Bringing a piece of the Mediterranean to Dubai, Soluna Restaurant & Lounge is a new casual dining restaurant boasting a stunning rooftop terrace, where guests can soak in the cooler weather and enjoy a laidback afternoon or a lively evening after work. The menu features a choice of starters, including a selection of Mezze, Homemade Tzatziki, Greek Babaganoush and Skordalia, and an impressive array of mains, including Lamb Sheftalia, Greek-style Ribeye Steak, Souvlaki Skewers, and Dubai’s favourite, Chicken Shawarma. Indulge in a sweet ending with delicious desserts such as Loukomades, traditional Arabic KunafaMedjool Date Pudding, or Melomakarona cookies. 

GO: Email info.soluna@trypdubai.com or call (0)4 247 6644 for reservations and more information.


SBG Weekend Grillers at Liwan, Swissôtel Al Ghurair:

Bring the whole gang down to the al fresco terrace of Liwan, Swissôtel Al Ghurair’s signature dining restaurant for a sizzling weekend evening. Savour a delightful grilling experience under the stars. Seared, braised or grilled, outdoors or inside – the choice is yours. Thursdays and Fridays, from 6:30pm. AED 160 per person.

GO: Email foodandbeverage.alghurair@swissotel.com or call (0)4 293 3270 for reservations and more information.


Friday 26 February 2021

Enjoy a Wellness Workshop at Koko Bay Beach, Palm West Beach:

The chic beachfront restaurant offers a relaxing yoga and meditation session, with all proceeds going to Emirates Environmental Group. Guests can breathe in the fresh ocean air as they enjoy a peaceful session to awaken the mind, body and soul. Following the workshop, spend the morning revitalising by sipping on a range of healthy drinks, from refreshing coconut to a fresh blend of rejuvenating fruits and veggies, available at the Koko-Nut Cart. Friday, from 7am to 9am. AED 100 per person.

GO: Call (0)4 572 3444 for reservations and more information.


A Seascape Lunch at Café Nikki, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Escape to Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai and relax on the al fresco patio while enjoying wholesome lunch staples. The weekend outdoor getaway welcomes sun-kissed diners to tuck into a menu of globally inspired flavours. The offer also includes complimentary access to the pool and beach. 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.


Saturday 27 February 2021

Beach Days at Aprons & Hammers Beach House, Palm West Beach: 

If you’re in the mood for a seafood soiree with your toes in the sand and scenic views of Dubai Marina, then a visit to Aprons & Hammers Beach House is a must. For AED 150, you will receive a sun lounger to laze and tan on the private beach, with the value fully redeemable on food and beverages. The venue also features a pet-friendly terrace. Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm to midnight.

GO: Email palmwest@apronsandhammers.com or call (0)4 589 5444 for reservations and more information.


Tuck into the new menu at The City Grill, Al Habtoor City:

Offering guests a culinary journey through South African cuisine, Chef Siraj Hussain has introduced a selection of classic dishes to the menu at The City Grill. The starters include Lemon Butter Garlic Calamari, Pan-fried Scallops, Spiced Passion Fruit Crab Roll, Beef Tartar with Quail Egg and an all-new Cheese platter with a selection of aged cheeses, salami, pastrami, fruits and crackers. Blackboard specials include delicious options like Chicken or Beef Espetada, The City Grill Burger, South African Grilled Boerewors and Pap and Lamb Chops. The desserts have also received a seasonal upgrade, with Amarula Malva Pudding, South African Milk Tart and the Chocolate Moelleux. Available Tuesday to Sunday, from 5pm to 1am.

GO: Call (0)4 437 0088 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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