Your UAE Weekend Guide: 10 to 12 March

Your UAE Weekend Guide: 10 to 12 March



Will it be brunch, beach or a bombastic party this weekend?

The second weekend in March is almost upon us, and it looks like it will be filled with music festivals, international DJs and beachfront fun. Read on for the best ways to while away your weekend in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Friday 10 March 2023

Enjoy a Gaudi-inspired dining destination

Are you a lover of art and premium cuisine? A new venue with a prestigious art collection is now open at The Club at Palm West Beach. Gallery 7/40 is s inspired by Catalan modernist architect Antoni Gaudi, featuring custom mosaic tile flooring and Murano glass chandeliers in vibrant shades of blue, green and gold. The innovative menu combines Spanish and Greek cuisines presented in a simple yet playful style, pairing perfectly with the colourful ambience of the venue and surrounding scenery of Palm West Beach.

GO: Visit or call 058 550 0740 for reservations and more information.

Gallery 7/40

Continue celebrating International Women's Day

Jumeirah Al Qasr's Pierchic has the kind of romantic setting that makes us swoon. This week, it is celebrating Italian women in honour of International Women's Day. Head chef, Beatrice Segoni, has created a limited-edition set menu, which is inspired by the country's inspirational female leaders. The dishes include black cod livornese, chicken plin cacciatora, and zucchini flowers filled with ricotta and spinach. We love that it hasn't gone for the obvious celebrities, instead Physician Maria Montessori, Neurologist Rita Levi Montalcini and Scientist Margherita Hack. The lunch and dinner menus are available until 12 March and start from AED 500 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Enjoy stunning sundowners

Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum, the Mediterranean sky pool and restaurant on West Palm Beach, now boasts a Sunset Aperitivo offering. This menu showcases a range of Italian Mediterranean flavours, featuring small bites and signature cocktails, perfect for those looking to relax and take in the stunning 360-view of Dubai's iconic skyline during sunset. Available Monday to Friday, from 4pm to 8pm.

GO: Visit for more information.

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Saturday 11 March 2023

Party with Travis Scott

Wireless Festival will make its inaugural bow in the Middle East with an exciting lineup of local and international talent. Expect performances from Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, M.I.A., Wegz, Raja Kumari, Black Sherif, Ali Gatie, $kinny, K-Trap, King, Divine, Dizzytooskinny, Dafencii, Casa Vince and Young Stunners across two stages. There will also be plenty of food and beverage options and several big-name brand activations. Saturday 11 March. AED 295 (General Admission) and AED 795 (Golden Circle).

GO: Visit for more information.

Wireless Festival lineup

Sing along to Gregory Porter

Happy 20th birthday, Abu Dhabi Festival. To mark the occasion, there will be an exciting series of concerts at Emirates Palace. On March 11, American jazz musician Gregory Porter makes his UAE debut. Born in California, he originally intended to pursue a career in football. After suffering from a shoulder injury, the sport's loss was the music industry's gain. He went on to have a successful career in music, winning two Grammy Awards. The upcoming concert will see him perform tracks from his albums Liquid Spirit and Take Me to the Alley.

GO: Visit for more information.

Abu Dhabi Festival

Dance to DJ Nesta at Indochine

Acclaimed DJ Nesta has cemented himself as one of the tastemakers in Beirut's clubbing scene. After heading to London to hone his sound engineering skills back in 2013, Nesta devised his alter ego "Technophile", bringing out the twisted, melancholic side of his music and allowing him to delve into more experimental frequencies. A decade later, Nesta continues to create a versatile spectrum of music that stays true to his house beginnings. See what all the fuss is about with a night to remember amidst Indochine's tropical decor this weekend. Saturday 11 March, from 9pm to 3am.

GO: Email or call 04 208 9333 for reservations and more information.

Bistrotheque Brunch

Sunday 12 March 2023

Luxuriate at Soul Beach

Soul Beach stretches for one kilometre along the beautiful shores of Saadiyat Island in the captivating community of Mamsha Al Saadiyat. Be amazed by the powder white sands, deep azure blue waters and a choice of 400 sun beds to appreciate it all from. So, whether you love surfing, swimming, or just relaxing on the sand, this is the place for you. Soul Beach is open daily from 7am to sunset. AED 50 per person (weekdays) and AED 75 per person (weekends).

GO: Call 056 538 9037 for reservations and more information.

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Have a beachfront brunch

Surf Club at Palm West Beach offers a beach-side brunch on Sunday afternoons. Brunch-goers can graze on honey-glazed short ribs, baked feta and honey, a mixed sushi platter, black Angus ribeye, spaghetti alle tartufo and miso-glazed salmon. To end the afternoon, sharing desserts of profiteroles, key lime pie and pineapple carpaccio will be served. Bringing Californian cool meets Hamptons glamour to Dubai, Surf Club will keep the tempo of the afternoon flowing with an upbeat soundtrack. Sundays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 395 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).

GO: Email or call 04 589 5444 for reservations and more information.

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Gather with friends at F.R.N.D.S. Grand Cafe

Showcasing high-end Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine and cocktails amidst a relaxed ambience, the newly-opened F.R.N.D.S. Grand Cafe has joined the ranks of the elite downtown dining circuit. The striking design is inspired by the Art Deco era featuring brass, quartzite stone and walnut wood throughout the venue. Drawing inspiration from the classic cafes lining Champs-Élysées, the terrace at F.R.N.D.S. Grand Cafe exemplifies European charm. F.R.N.D.S. Grand Cafe is open from 9am for breakfast until late into the evening for dining and socialising.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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