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This weekend marks the start of the party season with numerous restaurants back serving up their famous brunches. You can also check out a new Zara store concept in the Dubai Mall which is the first of it’s kind in the world, and enjoy a cultural evening at the Dubai Opera.

Made in the UAE

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Offering panoramic views of the marina, Brasserie du Park at Park Hyatt presents social dining within a creek front setting. Every Thursday Chef Liz prepares a hearty and healthy feast made from fresh locally sourced ingredients. Farm to Fork celebrates local produce sourced directly from partner farms in the UAE, treating guests to piquant dishes made with organic and seasonal ingredients served in the classic Brasserie style.

Supersize Zara

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Stretching nearly 5,000 metres over a single storey, the new store Zara store in The Dubai Mall is a shoppers paradise. The flagship houses the full women’s, men’s and kids collections. The kids section also comes with an area that serves as both playroom and showroom with a screen built into the floor for interactive gaming and dedicated furniture.

Brunch with the Greeks

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OPA announces a relaunch of its Paros Brunch this Friday.  Get ready to feast your senses, enjoy foot-tapping beats while you smash your stress (and plates) away in true Greek style. Indulge in an authentic Mediterranean four-course brunch extravaganza alongside OPA’s traditional Zorba dance and live entertainment. Dhs350 for soft drinks and house beverages, Dhs395 for the champagne package.

At the movies

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In collaboration with Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, arthouse hub Cinema Akil is bringing the AFAC Film Week to Dubai. Kicking off on September 27, expect a rich programme that comprises a selection of contemporary feature narratives, documentaries, and shorts – including films from seven Arab countries. Tickets will be available for sale at Cinema Akil’s box office and www.cinemaakil.com and priced at Dhs52.50.

On the streets of Japan

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Netsu at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai introduces a weekend lunch menu, available exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays. Reminiscent of Japan’s distinct food stalls, guests can now experience the famous street food culture without leaving Dubai. Make sure to try Ramen , Katsu Sandos and Udon.

Family affair

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Eat and play your way through every Friday with the new family-friendly brunch at Olea, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. Starting this Friday and held from 10am-1pm, families will get treated to a leisurely breakfast, LEGO and American Girl play areas as well as a visit to the Magic Planet alongside an impressive brunch set up. Prices start at Dhs245.

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Fancy a cultural evening?  Dubai Opera is staging one of the most beloved comedies from William Shakepeare – Much Ado About Nothing. Running till September 28, tickets start from Dhs 150.

Brunch and ride

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This Friday, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE is hosting it’s first Pop-Up Brunch at Dhs350 from 1pm – 4pm. Not only can you bask in the sunshine while enjoying delicious food and sounds from the Balearic island, the venue has partnered with Careem to offer a 50 % discount off each ride using promo code: BMIUAE (up to Dhs55). Safe driver services are also available with 48 hours’ notice required.

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