7 amazing things to do, see, eat and book in the UAE

7 amazing things to do, see, eat and book in the UAE

26 Sep 2019

From Oktoberfest to Bruno Mars and Rita Ora


1-15 October

Party-goers are encouraged to kit themselves head-to-toe in lederhosen and head to Hamilton’s Gastropub for a unique Oktoberfest. Guests can feast on a wide variety of delicious meats, including ribs and sausages, which can be enjoyed with an assortment of beverages. The festivities will be filled with fun activities, upbeat music and, of course, plenty of drinks deals.

INFO: Hamilton’s Gastropub, 1–15 Oct, 4pm-2am, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat island, Abu Dhabi

7 amazing things to do, see, eat and book in the UAE


27 September

Miss Tess is turning two on September 27 and they’re throwing the ultimate party to celebrate. Hidden up in The Taj Hotel, Miss Tess boasts an incredible Asian menu, insane entertainment from live performers and am authentic party atmosphere. For their second birthday party, they’re doubling up on everything. Ordering a single drink? You’ll get a double. Ordering 6 pieces of sushi? You’ll get 12. You get the point.

INFO: Fri ,27 Sep, 6pm–2am, Miss Tess, Taj Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai

7 amazing things to do, see, eat and book in the UAE



The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi redefines its legendary afternoon tea experience with the launch of three new afternoon tea menus. Originated by Mrs. Astor – the founder of the first St. Regis in New York to host intimate gatherings with her closest friends – afternoon tea at The St. Regis is a timeless tradition. The ‘Classic’ menu is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the famous St. Regis High Tea, while the ‘Local’ afternoon tea menu takes inspiration from the region’s favourite desserts.

INFO:Daily, 2pm-6pm, Dhs195 (Dhs240 with a glass of French bubbly), The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

7 amazing things to do, see, eat and book in the UAE


31 December

It’s that time of the year again, folks. Yep, New Years is coming up faster than you’d like to think, and it’s time to start planning. And what better way to celebrate the arrival of 2020 than a world-class concert from one of the biggest names in showbiz? That’s right – the one and only Bruno Mars is heading to the capital to perform at Yas Island’s du Arena, as part of the ‘Resolution by Night’ festival. And that’s exactly where you’ll catch us come New Years’ Eve. 

INFO: Ticket prices start from Dhs350 per person, Tue, 31  Dec, doors open 6pm, du Arena, Abu Dhabi

7 amazing things to do, see, eat and book in the UAE


Every Sunday

When the sun sets, popular lunch spot Café M turns into Café W, a cozy little bar to grab a drink after a long day in the office. Grape and the City is the newest ladies night to launch at Media One. Every Sunday, get three drinks for Dhs30 and 30 percent off the food menu. This one is for sophisticated ladies who want a chilled, trendy venue to catch up with their pals. In other words, there’s no gimmicks, no loud music – just you, your favourite girls and delicious food and drinks.

INFO: Every Sunday 6pm–9pm, Café W, Media One Hotel, 04 427 1000 

7 amazing things to do, see, eat and book in the UAE


10-12 October

The weather is finally cooling down, and what better way to celebrate than with a beach festival on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah? Fortunately, Wake Up Call, the ground-breaking music festival series by W Hotels, is finally coming to Dubai! With a mix of big-name artists as well as new talent, Wake Up Call at W Dubai – The Palm will include performances by Rüfüs Du Sol, Rita Ora, Disclosure (DJ set) and local sensation, Hollaphonic.

INFO: Get a two-day pass plus a poolside party with unlimited bites and beverages at the Palm Sugar brunch for Dhs545, or a two-day pass plus an elevated VIP viewing experience on each night with unlimited select beverages from 7pm to 1am for Dhs695. Tickets from platinumlist.ae

7 amazing things to do, see, eat and book in the UAE


17-18 October

Following the success of last year’s DXB Cucumber Day, an annual celebration of the inimitable green fruit and its remarkable virtues – get ready for DXB Cucumber Carnival at Soho Garden on 17-18 October. DXB Cucumber Carnival is an action packed, festival-style weekend packed with performances, tastings, workshops and shows happening in tandem, all weekend.

INFO: DXB Cucumber Carnival  17-18 Oct, Soho Garden, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand, Dubai. Entry is free, however don’t forget your cucumber to access the V.I.C area to try exclusive tastings