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The FACT UAE Weekend Guide: 5 to 7 July

Will it be beverages, brunch or the beach this weekend?

Before the UAE empties out for the summer, we have compiled the best things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this weekend, from bombastic brunches to blissful beach retreats.

Friday 5 July

Have lunch at L’Amo

L’Amo Bistro Del Mare at Dubai Harbour has launched a summer lunch menu. Starting with refreshing dishes such as Buffalo Mozzarella Cream with fresh octopus and tomato, L’Amo Salad, Sea Bass Carpaccio or Zucchini Parmigiana with prawns. The main course selection offers Pennete Allo Scarpariello with fresh Datterino tomatoes, Spaghetti Aglio with fresh chilli, sea bream tartare, and caviar. For meat lovers, the Wagyu Tagliata paired with rocket and parmesan is a must-try. For dessert, indulge in Artisanal Gelato or Mini Baba Allay Frutta, a light cake drizzled in syrup and topped with cream. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 135 (two courses) or AED 155 (three courses).

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

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Tuck into a dessert tasting menu

Brix Journey, the only fine dining dessert bar in Dubai has launched its new set menu, “The Silk Road.” The set menu offers an enchanting voyage through the rich culinary landscapes of China, India, Persia, Türkiye, Greece, and Italy, from the delicate garden of China with citrus notes infused with elderflower and pandan to the luxurious saffron caviar bites of Persia, and the indulgent sweets of Italy providing a perfect balance of rich chocolate and aromatic coffee. Complementing each course are carefully curated non-alcoholic drink pairings that enhance and elevate the flavours. Available on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 8pm (60-minute experience).

GO: Visit https://brixdessert.com for reservations and more information.

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Dine at Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf

Embark on a culinary voyage across the ocean every Friday at The Market Place in Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf. Inspired by Dubai’s origins as a fisherman’s village, Executive Chef Alaa selects an exquisite array of seafood from Dubai’s fish market each Friday morning. By evening, guests are treated to the freshest seafood brunch in Dubai, featuring live oyster shucking and optional free-flowing drink packages. Available on Fridays from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Prices from AED 249 per person.

GO: Visit https://api.whatsapp.com for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 6 July

Embark on a Brunchcation

This summer, immerse yourself in the perfect blend of relaxation and indulgence at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. Begin your day with a refreshing swim or a relaxing morning at the beach, followed by the exquisite Grand Saturday Brunch. After brunch, unwind by the pool and soak in the serene ambience with plenty of things to do for the entire family. Available every Saturday until 28 September, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 445 (house beverages) and AED 595 (French bubbles).

GO: Visit https://widget.servmeco.com for reservations and more information.

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Enjoy a beautiful brunch by the beach

Indulge in a delightful Italian family-style brunch at Mare Mare, located in the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort. Join Brunchissimo every Saturday and enjoy a charming La Dolce Vita atmosphere, complete with Aperol Spritz and table-side tiramisu stations. Available on Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 500 (premium beverages).

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

Jumeirah at Saadiyat

Experience an immersive tribute to Palestinian folklore

The Theatre of Digital Art has revealed the next instalment in its “Women’s Voices of the Middle East” series: an immersive tribute to Palestinian folklore. This empowering concert showcases Rita Mikhael and her band, who will perform an array of traditional Palestinian folk songs and compositions by renowned artists like Marcel Khalife. TODA’s immersive 360° experience will allow audiences to delve into Palestine’s cultural tapestry, celebrating its musical traditions and the strength of its women. Available on Saturday, 6 July at 8pm.

GO: Visit https://toda.ae for reservations and more information.

TODA Palestine

Sunday 7 July

Participate in an Italian fiesta at Signor Sassi

Prepare to be whisked away to Sicily for a lively Italian festa at Signor Sassi. The Evviva Brunch offers guests a first-class ticket to a vibrant Sicilian party with dynamic DJ sets and live performances. The sharing menu features Beef Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Classic Sicilian Arancini, Homemade Truffle Ravioli, Pizzetta Spicy Salame and Vitello Tonnato with Capers. For those with a sweet tooth, indulge in Signor Sassi’s famous Homemade Tiramisu, followed by a refreshing Granita finale in Aperol, Strawberry, and Lemon. Sunday 7 July, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 425 (soft beverages), AED 545 (house beverages) and AED 775 (premium beverages).

GO: Email reservations@signorsassidubai.com for reservations and more information.

Signor Sassi Dubai culinary

Nibble on the summer menu at Netsu

Long before chopsticks became synonymous with Japanese dining, using hands was a natural part of eating, just as it was in many cultures around the world. By embracing this tradition, Netsu’s limited-edition summer menu pays homage to a time-honoured way of enjoying meals that emphasize simplicity. Guests can look forward to Warayaki-style Japanese Oysters, Fried Chicken Bao Buns, and Wagyu Truffle Sandos. The menu will also feature Netsu’s famous Japanese Wagyu A5 Nigiri, served with foie gras and fresh black truffle, and a Spicy Tuna Temaki handroll. Available daily until 31 August. AED 350 per person.

GO: Call 04 777 2232 for reservations and more information.

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Try TakaHisa’s latest culinary collab

TakaHisa is collaborating with INJA, the world’s first Indian-Japanese fusion restaurant from New Delhi. The event features a 12-course menu that masterfully blends the delicate nuances of Japanese cuisine with the rich and diverse flavours of Indian food. Trust us when we say that this is one of the best things to do in Duabi this weekend. Available on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July, with seatings at 1pm and 7pm. AED 2,500 per person, with limited seating for only 20 guests per time slot.

GO: Call 04 556 6688 for reservations and more information.


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