The best things to do in the UAE this week: 26 June to 2 July

The best things to do in the UAE this week: 26 June to 2 July

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Celebrate Eid al Adha with dining deals, live music and amazing attractions.

The extended Eid al Adha break has arrived, and for those not jetting off to cooler climes, there's plenty of fun to be had across Abu Dhabi and Dubai. From pool parties and brunches to live music and lunches, these are the best ways to Celebrate Eid al Adha across the Emirates.

Monday 26 June

Tuck into the new summer menu at Hutong

Prepare your taste buds for an extraordinary culinary experience as Hutong Dubai introduces a limited-edition summer menu. Hutong's Summer Dinner Menu presents starters such as the Har Gow Platter, Prawn & Chicken Siu Mai, and Mushroom Xiao Long Bao. Guests can choose two appetisers before Head Chef Ren serves main courses of Ma La Crispy Braised Wagyu Beef, Ma La Chilli Prawns, and Mapo Tofu. Available Sunday to Thursday, from 6pm. AED 248 per person.

GO: Visit www.hutong-dubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 27 June

Sample Bar Du Port's new business lunch

Elevating lunchtime to new heights, Bar Du Port's Executive Chef Hadi Saroufim has created a business lunch menu that embodies the elegance and simplicity of naturalite cuisine. The menu starts with freshly baked bread and stuffed olives, before diners are asked to choose from dishes such as Chicken & Truffle Cromesquis, Rainbow Beetroot Salad, Pan-Seared Sea Bass Fillet, Australian Beef Tenderloin, and Coffee Tiramisu. Available Sunday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 120 (three courses) or AED 150 (four courses).

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

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Wednesday 28 June

Head to a mafia-inspired restaurant for a night of jazz

Experience a sophisticated evening at The Nice Guy's new Wednesday Jazz Night series. Here, guests can enjoy live jazz performances while dining on a menu featuring Lobster Pizza, Cacio e Pepe, and Margherita Pizza paired with indulgent craft cocktails. The intimate lounge and restaurant, inspired by the decadent era of Mafia bars and restaurants, features a recently opened outdoor patio and terrace with views of DIFC's skyline. The event is by reservation only. Wednesdays, from 8pm to 11pm.

GO: Follow @theniceguydubai on Instagram for more information.

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Thursday 29 June

Savour sushi at SLS Dubai

Continuing its tradition of offering exciting experiences, S Bar at SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences presents 'Rolling Thursdays', an evening dedicated to the art of sushi. Here, guests can savour a menu that includes Crispy Rice and Tuna Cannoli, Salmon Nigiri, Shrimp Tempura rolls, and Avocado Rolls with the city skyline as the perfect backdrop to their culinary experience. Thursdays, from 7pm. AED 195 per person.

GO: Call 04 607 0757 for reservations and more information.

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Friday 30 June

Indulge in nocturnal revelry 

The FACT Award-winning Saadiyat Beach Club is back with its highly-anticipated Night Pool Party that promises to take the summer nightlife scene to new heights. Prepare to revel in an enchanting atmosphere where pulsating beats and unforgettable moments will captivate revellers within a nocturnal paradise. A handpicked lineup of DJs will keep the energy soaring all night long. Friday 30 June, from 9pm. AED 150 for ladies (inclusive of one beverage) and AED 199 for gents (inclusive of one beverage).

GO: Visit www.saadiyatbeachclub.ae for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 1 July

Try the new brunch at Maison Mathis

Indulge in a delightful afternoon of food, drinks, and merriment at Maison Mathis voco Dubai the Palm. Over four hours, immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere complemented by live music performed by the soulful Charlene Duo. Begin your culinary journey with freshly shucked oysters, Wagyu Tartare, Superfood Salad, Grilled Octopus, and Mussels served with either garlic or cream. Savour Steak and Fries, Lamb Chops, or Chicken Brochette for the main course. Conclude your dining experience on a sweet note with freshly baked warm churros, served with dipping sauces. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 229 (soft beverages) and AED 329 (house beverages)

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

Maison Mathis

Sunday 2 July

Make a splash

Prepare for a splashtacular Eid al-Adha weekend filled with joy and excitement at La Perle. Gather your family and friends and immerse yourself in a state-of-the-art theatre, where gravity-defying acrobatic acts and breathtaking stunts await. Witness mesmerising performances, including bungee acts, silk acrobatics, and heart-stopping 18-meter-high dives. Let your imagination soar as you marvel at cascading waterfalls, a stage that transforms from a flood to dry within seconds, and the captivating theatrics enhanced by high-definition 3D mapping. It's the ideal way to celebrate Eid al Adha with the whole family. Shows at 6:30pm and 9pm.

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

Celebrate Eid al Adha