Brunch at the Burj Al Arab, a beach day with a difference and a lavish seafood spread…

The weekend’s almost here and there’s so much at our disposal this last week of September. Take your pick from a seafood feast, special deals at Atlantis The Palm and seeing Rihanna in person. 


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Thursday September 27

Dine with your toes in the sand

You could easily while away an entire afternoon at this romantic Santorini-inspired spot. The tavern’s white-and-blue décor alone is distracting enough (we’re talking white-washed, cobbled alleyway, tables on the sand and picturesque views of The Arabian Gulf). But the fare –fresh octopus flown in from the Aegean, Black and Marmara Seas and traditional Turkish dishes – are in a league of their own.Even HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has visited here for lunch. Our advice? Stick around for sunset (and a sundowner or two). .

Fish Dubai, La Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, 6pm to 11pm. Tel (04) 511 7139.


A free open-air Tinie Tempah gig

Brit export Tinie Tempah will take to the stage at open-air superclub White Dubai. Expect to hear some of his best hits, including ‘Pass Out’ and ‘Girls Like’. The best bit? Ladies will be treated to unlimited drinks till midnight.

White Dubai, Meydan, Dubai, 11pm to 4am, Thursday September 27, Free. Tel (04) 443 0933.


A seafood feast

Seafood fans rejoice: we’ve never seen so much fresh fish in one place: we’re talking sushi stations, fresh Alaskan king crab, grilled oysters, black mussels, lobster, clams and more. Come for the lavish spread and complimentary mocktails but stay for the family-friendly entertainment – it gets livelier each hour.

Pullman Dubai JLT, 7pm-10:30pm, every Thursdays, AED119 with unlimited soft drinks, AED209 with unlimited house beverages, AED79 for kids from 6-12. Tel: (04) 567 1159 or make a reservation at


Friday September 28

Go to the launch of the new Burj Al Arab brunch

Where better to brunch than  the world’s only 7-star hotel? Start off with sushi doughnuts and quesadillas and move on to lobster and short ribs for dessert at the Burj Al Arab’s newly launched ‘California fusion’ feast. With spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf to boot, it’s a snip at AED 495. Forks and knives at the ready…

Scape, Burj Al Arab, 12:30pm-4pm, every Friday, AED495 for the Healthy Cali, which includes soft drinks and mocktails, AED695 for free-flowing signature drinks, fruit-based house beverages and drink stations and AED795 for unlimited premium French bubbly. Tel: (04) 301 7800.


Head down to the new pool party at Nikki Beach Dubai

We love this unusual party theme. One of our fave beach clubs will be paying homage to the four elements: water, earth, fire and air this season. Kicking off this month with water, there’s a blue dress theme, and plenty of fun to be had at the pool. Just don’t forget your beach float…

Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeirah, 11am-9pm. 250AED. Tel (04) 376 6162.



Saturday September 29

Amazing deals at Atlantis The Palm

Ever fancied giving every one of the The Atlantis Palm’s award-winning dishes a try? Now here’s your chance. Head to Nobu and sample their infamous miso-marinated black cod or go to Bread Street Kitchen to try Gordon Ramsay’s delicious veggie Wellington. So much talent and only one roof and all at purse-friendly prices. Just come here peckish…

Atlantis, The Palm. AED150 for Ronda Locatelli, Bread Street Kitchen and Ayamna, AED350 for Seafire Steakhouse and Bar, Oassiano Underwater Restaurant & Bar, Nobu. Tel (04) 426 2626.

Head to a beauty masterclass with Rihanna

Yep, you read that right. Form an orderly queue Fenty fans: there’s still just about enough tickets to join the Barbados beauty for her first ever masterclass in the UAE. The Wild Thoughts singer’s Fenty brand was named one of the best inventions of 2017 so you’re in safe hands.

Location TBC, Saturday 29th September, Fenty Beauty 3pm, Fenty Artistry and Beauty Talk.

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