Your UAE Weekend Guide: 29 to 31 July

Your UAE Weekend Guide: 29 to 31 July



Business lunches, brunches and breezy afternoon teas all result in the best things to do across Dubai and Abu Dhabi this weekend.

Friday 29 July 2022

Indulge in a boujee business lunch

End the working week in style with lunch at DIFC’s new Japanese restaurant, Hidemasa. Indulge in a dynamic menu of Japanese favourites from acclaimed chef Hide Yamamoto, including sake carpaccio, grilled chicken skewers, sushi, baked miso cod, yakitori donburi, and show-stopping desserts for a sweet end to an exquisite meal. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 135 per person.

GO: Call 04 250 9459 for reservations and more information.

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Brunch at the world’s tallest five-star hotel

Beat the summer heat with a buzzy 68th-floor brunch at Weslodge Saloon Business Bay. The brand-new Friday evening brunch promises three hours of bottomless eating and drinking alongside tunes from a rotating roster of guest DJs. Expect a menu of North America’s most craved flavours, including Dibba Bay oysters, ahi tuna tartare, Canadian beef poutine, Southern fried chicken, whole seabass and grass-fed Angus ribeye. Fridays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 445 (bubbly). 

GO: Call 04 350 9288 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 30 July 2022

Vibe at Miss Lily’s Blazin’ Brunch

Miss Lily’s Blazin’ Brunch brings Jamaican flavours, upbeat tunes, and island vibes to Saturday afternoons in Dubai. The brunch menu features Jamaican favourites and all-star dishes, including jerk-inspired chicken and waffles, sweetcorn fritters and coconut fried shrimp with jerk yuzu sauce. A Jamaican rum shack with sun-kissed colours and the hottest hits from DJ Crown Prince make Miss Lily’s Blazin’ Brunch one for the books. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 225 (for ladies) and AED 350 (food and house beverages).

GO: Email or call 04 356 2900 for reservations and more information.

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Brunch with cartoon characters

Sidekicks inside the world’s only Warner Bros. themed hotel invites families to indulge in a weekend feast. The diverse menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, mini burgers and sweet potato fries, and stations for doughnuts, candy floss and popcorn. The family-friendly experience also features meet-and-greets with popular WB characters, including Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Kids’ entertainment also includes arts and crafts in the activity corner. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 185 (soft beverages), AED 290 (house beverages) and AED 395 (sparkling).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 31 July 2022

Enjoy a breezy afternoon tea

Known for having the world’s highest infinity swimming pool, Address Beach Resort JBR is also a culinary destination in its own right. Guests looking for a gastronomic experience this summer can enjoy the Breeze Afternoon Tea inside the hotel’s chic Lounge. Expect Alaskan king crab rolls, organic chicken roulade and sumptuous sweets, including pistachio madeleine and espresso tiramisu. Available daily from 3pm to 7pm. AED 328 per set.

GO: Email or call 04 879 8866 for reservations and more information.

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Check out a new Japanese restaurant 

MaKiRa is a new Japanese rolls and bowls destination that has recently opened at Dusit Thani Dubai. The concept is an ode to Japan’s most beloved dishes – Maki and Ramen - and embraces both traditional and modern cultures. The menu features Aburi Truffle Wagyu Roll, Ebi Tempura Uramaki, Torched Salmon Uramaki, Wagyu Beef Ramen, and a selection of salads, poke and chirashi. Available daily from 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to 11pm. 

GO: Email or call 04 317 4515 for reservations and more information.

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