Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai – September 16 to September 18, 2021.

An exclusive limited-edition menu

One of our favourite restaurants Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai has launched a new seasonal culinary experience featuring the world-famous porcini mushroom. Always innovating, Il Borro’s head chefs have curated an exquisite menu offering a variety of exciting dishes that highlight porcini as the main ingredient, with some dishes featuring a delicate and flavourful porcini and truffle combination. Guests can enjoy creations like Carpaccio di porcini (porcini Carpaccio with marinated fennel), pappardelle al ragù (homemade pappardelle with beef ragù), and Agnello “alla Cacciatora” (braised lamb shank). For a complete experience, Il Borro’s expert team of sommeliers have perfectly paired each dish with a distinct wine selection, including organic Tuscan wines from Il Borro’s own collection.

A night at Dubai Opera



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Dance and sing along to all of the classics from Abba as popular musical MAMA MIA! has arrived at Dubai Opera with tickets on sale for performances between September 13 to September 22, 2021. To book tickets visit the Dubai Opera website.

A rooftop reopening

Mercury Lounge Dubai

Located at the Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach, Mercury Lounge has reopened its doors, offering guests a taste of charming Sicily. With an evolving menu and theme, the rooftop bar transports guests to the valleys of Mount Etna and the bays of old Syracuse.

A party like no other


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Promising a party like no other, Bella Restaurant & Lounge’s new brunch Bella Vita is one to try. With a mouth-watering menu with dishes including Salmone Marinato, Margherita pizza, Burrata, Calamari E Gamberi and Arancino Al Tartufo and live entertainment including singers, dancers and acrobatics, this brunch delivers every arena. Taking place every Friday from 3pm to 6pm, prices for the brunch start at Dhs295 for the soft package, Dhs395 for house beverages and Dhs495 for sparkling.

A fashion pop-up


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Cotton Citizen, a brand loved by Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez and more, has launched a four-month pop-up in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates. Focussing on luxury basics, at the heart of the Califonia lifestyle brand is craftsmanship, timeless design, unique colour stories and innovative wash treatments. Experience the brand for yourself between September 1, 2021 and will run until December 31, 2021, across various locations at Mall of the Emirates.

A relaxing spa treatment

Relax and rejuvenate at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, DIFC with a nourishing 60-minute body cooling treatment for just Dhs299. The aromatic, deeply unwinding and skin-softening Aloe Vera body wrap leaves your skin feeling hydrated, nourished and refreshed with a host of added benefits including skin conditioning, cellulite reduction as well as cell renewal; followed by a relaxing facial massage, ensuring a luminous glow. You can also avail 20 per cent off on other 60-minute treatments booked. The offer is valid until Septmeber 30, 2021.

An Imperial Brunch


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Launching this weekend, DIFC hotspot Hutong has introduced a new brunch – the Imperial Brunch which pays tribute to the Manchu-Han Imperial Feast, a legendary banquet in the Qing dynasty. Brunch-goers can immerse themselves in the traditional Chinese entertainment and sounds of the resident DJ, whilst indulging in Hutong’s exquisite Chinese fare – the epitome of Northern Chinese cuisine. The three-course sharing feast features dim-sum, steamed bao buns and a fine selection of signature dishes such as Yun Nan Chicken Stir-Fried (with an aromatic truffle sauce) and Pan-fried Sea Bass. Taking place every Friday from 12pm to 3.30pm packages start at Dhs288 for soft drinks; Dhs388 for house drinks; and Dhs588 for premium.

Hakkassan is back


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Global restaurant Hakkasan closed its doors in Dubai temporarily over the summer, but it has now reopened with a refreshed look and a reimagined menu. The recent Hakkasan remodel features a stylish new lounge area, inviting guests to enjoy pre or post-dinner cocktails and signature bites in a more relaxed space. Meanwhile, the menu continues to offer restaurant signatures as well as a selection of brand-new dishes featuring sustainably sourced produce. This includes the Spicy Organic Yellowtail, Assam Seafood Toban, Curry Sweet Potato, and a locally handpicked King Oyster Mushroom Salad – capturing the very best of the UAE’s organic, fresh and local ingredients. Additional new signature dishes include the Mala Wagyu Short Rib with pumpkin crisp and the Lychee Lobster with yuzu pearl – dishes which have been crafted exclusively for Hakkasan Dubai.

Pick up a copy of Emirates Woman & Emirates Man

Emirates Woman x Fendi

September marks the month of ‘The Icon Issue’ for Emirates Woman. We are exceptionally proud to have partnered with FENDI for our cover shoot in this issue, a powerhouse of a brand that for this season sees Mr. Kim Jones at the helm, delivering nothing short of an iconic collection for FW21. Meanwhile, Emirates Man looks to a fresh season ahead for FW21 and Evgeny Kuzin, CEO of Bulldozer Group and a leader in the hospitality industry graced the cover for this issue.

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