The FACT UAE guide to the week ahead: 11 to 17 September

The FACT UAE guide to the week ahead: 11 to 17 September



The best places to drink, dine and dance across the UAE this week.

Cocktail collaborations, evening brunches, live music and a car park rave are FACT"s top picks for the week ahead.

Monday 11 September 2023

Enjoy a cocktail collab

CLAP in DIFC will be teaming up with Drink Kong (currently no. 16 in The World's 50 Best Bars ranking) for the next instalment of their Tipsy Tomodachi Bar Takeover Series. Patrick Pistolesi, the visionary behind Drink Kong in Rome, focuses on core ingredients to create colourful cocktails. Head to the biggest rooftop in DIFC for breathtaking views and beguiling beverages. 11 September, from 8pm until late.

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Tuesday 12 September 2023

Experience tempo and tapas nights

At José by Pizarro, you can relish the flavours of Spanish cuisine through small tapas and lavish main courses sourced from top-tier local suppliers. Adding an extra layer of enchantment to the dining experience, accomplished Flamenco and classical guitarist German Cova will serenade guests with captivating melodies at the new restaurant inside Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. Tuesday to Sunday, from 7pm to 11:30pm.

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Wednesday 13 September 2023

Tap your toes at Mimi Kakushi's new Jazz Night

The FACT Award winning Mimi Kakushi has launched Minami Jazz Nights, which pairs the venue's Kikuchi cocktail menu with the vibrant jazz scene of Osaka's Minami district during the 1920s. Taking inspiration from the legendary 'Kikuchi Shigeya,' a trailblazing performer credited with reintroducing American Jazz to Japan, this weekly event marries music, mixology, and Japanese heritage. Wednesdays from 8pm.

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Mimi Kakushi

Thursday 14 September 2023

Party under the cover of darkness

Hutong Dubai's thrilling Dark Brunch is back for another season of revelry. Diners can expect an evening of Northern Chinese cuisine, captivating entertainment, and an opulent ambience. Under the guidance of Head Chef Ren, the menu features Duck Bao with Hoisin Sauce, Roasted Chicken Medallions with a fiery green chilli sauce, Scallops adorned with Black Truffle, Smoked Chilean Seabass and Spicy Crispy Octopus. Thursdays from 9pm to midnight. AED 288 (soft beverages), AED 388 (house beverages), AED 488 (Prosecco) and AED 648 (Champagne).

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Hutong Dubai

Friday 15 September 2023

Witness The Guild's second act

The Guild has unveiled its exciting second act with the opening of The Rockpool and The Salon. The former is an enchanting haven for seafood lovers, adorned with live king crab and Western Australian crayfish and boasting a 12-meter raw bar equipped with an oyster-shucking station. Highlights from the menu include Australian octopus carpaccio, grilled Hokkaido scallops and King crab cakes. Meanwhile, The Salon pays homage to the grill rooms of New York and Europe. Anchored around a red brick woodfire oven and grill, the culinary offering is designed for celebration and sharing. It includes Australian Wagyu, Japanese Wagyu, USDA Prime and whole-roasted French chicken.

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The Guild

Saturday 16 September 2023

Celebrate the return of Garage Nation

Garage Nation is back at the P7 Arena this weekend. Artists performing at the edition include famous UKG talents DJ Masterstepz, Twin MC's from So Solid Crew and MC Ultra. Oxide and Neutrino will headline the party with their infectious tracks Bound 4 Da Reload, No Good 4 Me and Up Middle Finger. So, limber up those legs, lace up your sneakers, and prepare for a night of noughties nostalgia. Tickets from AED 100 per person.

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Sunday 17 September 2023

Try the Taste of Bastion menu

Dive into a night of luxury at the contemporary French brasserie, Bastion, inside Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Indulge your senses with an authentic French journey through a meticulously crafted three-course menu. With each delectable dish, surrender to the spellbinding vistas of the renowned Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, crafting an utterly enchanting dining experience. Available daily, from 6pm to 11pm. Prices from AED 185 per person.

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Bastion Brunch