The FACT UAE guide to the week ahead: 3 to 9 June

The FACT UAE guide to the week ahead: 3 to 9 June



Sip, spa and brunch across the Abu Dhabi and Dubai this week.

The first week of June has arrived, bringing with it a whole host of excitement. From summer spa days to culinary collaborations and (of course) brunch - read on for our picks of the best things to do this week.

Monday 3 June

Enjoy a spa and lunch deal

Banyan Tree Dubai offers a serene escape this summer, designed to pamper your senses and rejuvenate your spirit. Enjoy a personalised 60-minute treatment, followed by a two-course lunch at the chic Alizée, inspired by Mediterranean and Southern French cuisine. Conclude your day with complimentary access to the resort's stunning pools and pristine beach, offering the perfect retreat from daily life. Available Monday to Thursday for AED 550 per person or from Friday to Sunday for AED 650 per person.

GO: Call 04 556 6401 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 4 June

Party at a Parisian evening brunch

Josette in DIFC extends its French fancy to a new Tuesday evening brunch. Immerse yourself in a fabulous evening where Parisian sophistication harmonises with exquisite culinary delights and live DJ entertainment. The three-hour soiree showcases the restaurant's signature dishes. It's one of the best things to do in Dubai this week - we promise. Tuesdays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 600 (house beverages) and AED 850 (Champagne).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information. 

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Wednesday 5 June

Get back to business

Nestled in the heart of The Link at One&Only One Za'abeel, Arrazuna has launched a business lunch featuring a three-course menu curated by chef and entrepreneur Mehmet Gürs. Representing a fusion of flavours from the Arabian Peninsula, Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Arrazuna's business lunch is the perfect weekday culinary experience to share with colleagues, business partners, and friends. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 140 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 6 June

Indulge in the La Niña Experience

Chef Tim Newton's new seasonal menu experience includes twelve plates, each representing a taste of the rich culinary heritage of Spanish and Iberian cuisine. Each dish combines traditional ingredients with unique textures and techniques to create bold and complex flavours, delving into the richness of traditional Iberian cuisine, enhanced with zesty Latino spices. Available Sunday to Wednesday until 10:30pm and  Thursday to Saturday until 11:30pm. AED 550 per person.

GO: Call 04 395 1300 for reservations and more information.

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Friday 7 June

Take it back to the 80s

Farrago Bar & Lounge, located in W Dubai - Mina Seyahi, will host its second night of double-denim at its Retro 80 party. Expect a night filled with nostalgia, music, and revelry, featuring disco roller skaters, silver shimmers hanging from the ceiling, and disco lights reflecting off the mirrored dance floor. Dance the night away to carefully selected '80s music by Diamond Setter, spinning a dynamic blend of legendary classic soul, funk, and disco tunes. Friday 7 June from 9pm to 2am.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Farrago Bar and Lounge

Saturday 8 June

Experience a Portuguese folk festival

Embracing the spirit of Santos Populares, a Portuguese folk festival, Tasca by José Avillez atop Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, welcomes a month of joyful celebrations. Guests can expect live entertainment, traditional decorations, and the distinctive flavours of Portugal. The brunch menu includes sizzling garlic prawns, a traditional tenderloin steak sandwich, and Tasca's signature pastel de nata. Every Saturday in June, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages) and AED 750 (champagne).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 9 June

Escape to SAL Saadiyat

Indulge in barefoot luxury at SAL Saadiyat Island's adults-only pool and beach club, which is perfect for couples' retreats. Immerse yourself in a chic Mediterranean ambience with pristine beach sands, live saxophone performances and pulsating DJ beats. Enjoy poolside bites and signature drinks while relaxing on sunbeds, love beds, or luxury cabanas, all offering comfort and stunning Arabian Gulf views.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

SAL Saadiyat Island