Seven of the best things you can do in Dubai this weekend
The weekend is finally here and to celebrate we’ve rounded up seven of the best things you can do in the city this weekend. From interactive art exhibitions to afternoon teas and brunches…

Thursday 15 October 2020:

Immerse yourself in art at Souk Madinat Jumeirah:

Theatre of Digital Art (ToDA) Dubai at Souk Madinat Jumeriah is the first art initiative in the UAE to combine multimedia exhibitions, contemporary immersive installations, and art in virtual reality. The result is an education and entertainment hub, displaying digital shows that combine high-end technologies with classical art, accompanied by stunning music, visual effects, and surround sound. This new exhibition showcases nine celebrated artists and portrays the most important art movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries led by Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Wassily Kandinsky. 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Enjoy the ultimate fish market experience at Two.0, Cove Beach Dubai:

Cove Beach Dubai has just launched a brand-new dining experience at Two.0. The Market concept, which blends succulent Mediterranean recipes with modern dining, offers guests the opportunity to indulge in fresh seafood options. At the same time, the all-new cook-and-grill live seafood cooking station will deliver sophisticated favourites, cooked to perfection by Cove Beach’s expert chefs. The menu also features new dishes such as seared Wagyu beef with wasabi truffle pearls and crispy rice and lobster risotto with lobster bisque and saffron.

GO: Email or call (0)50 454 6920 for reservations and more information.

Friday 16 October 2020:

Feast on new Italian dishes at Luigia, Rixos Premium Dubai:

Popular Italian restaurant Luigia has added 15 new dishes to its impressive menu of pizzas and pasta. Looking to delight guests who are longing for a taste of traditional Italian cooking, the new main courses include lasagne gratinate al forno a legna (wood-oven gratin beef lasagna) and gnocchetti Alla Sorrentina gratinati al forno a legna (wood-oven gratin potato gnocchetti with tomato sauce and Fior di Latte). Settle in for an authentic taste of Italy in a sophisticated and relaxed setting. 

GO: Call (0)4 3 49 6950 for reservations and more information.

Tuck into all you can eat dim sum at The Noodle House: 

The Noodle House has launched a limited-edition, all-you-can-eat, rolls and dim sum menu across its Dubai venues. Available every day, guests dining at The Noodle House at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Nakheel Mall, or JBR The Walk can opt for the ‘all-you-can-eat’ dim sum menu for AED 59 per person. Offering ten varieties of dumplings and rolls, diners can feast on hand-rolled purple yam spring rolls, vegetable and chicken spring rolls, and fried chicken pockets. In addition to the rolls, several dim sum favourites are on offer including prawn har gao, chicken siu mai, crystal shrimp dumplings, and edamame and truffle dumplings. 

GO: Call 800 666353 for reservations and more information.

Indulge in a British Roast Brunch at Nassau:

Located at Jumeirah Golf Estates, diners can feast on a variety of hearty traditional dishes curated by the celebrity chef Silvena Rowe at Nassau. The menu including a selection of sumptuous grass-fed meats such as roasted beef striploin, whole roasted chicken, and roasted shoulder of lamb; all served with Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, vegetables and gravy. End the feast with an array of desserts such as apple crumble, tiramisu and Eton mess. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 195 for adults, AED 380 for adults (inclusive of grape) and AED 95 for children.

GO: Email for reservations and more information.

Saturday 17 October 2020:

Discover Treasures of Arabia at Raffles Dubai.

Raffles Salon has launched the Treasures of Arabia, an Arabian themed Afternoon Tea experience, offering guests an authentic Middle Eastern journey while paying homage to Dubai. Carefully curated in a treasure box inspired by the 1001 nights folk tales, guests can indulge in delicate savoury bites, and oriental sweets such as crispy osmaliyeh wrapped shrimps, falafel with white sesame, stuffed apricot kashta and pistachio, date and caramel coffee cake, and saffron, pistachio and rose-infused scones, All complemented by a choice of unlimited Moroccan tea, Turkish coffee or Arabic coffee. Guests also have the opportunity to interact with a falcon while enjoying their afternoon tea on Saturdays between 2pm to 6pm. AED 160 per person.

GO: Email or call (0)4 324 8888 for reservations and more information.

Brunch at the beach at Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa

Sho Cho Dubai has launched a new Saturday Beach Brunch. For the first time in Sho Cho’s 20-year history, guests can enjoy modern Japanese cuisine and free-flowing beverages from the comfort of their sun loungers. They are offering à la carte bites from the classic menu, including edamame, prawn spring rolls and rock shrimp with creamy chilli. Additional dishes include tacos, mushroom gyoza, wasabi popcorn and a selection of refreshing ice lollies. Saturday from 11am to 7 pm. AED 350 per person.

GO: Email or call (0)4 346 1111 for reservations and more information.