Top 10 Things to Do in the UAE this Week
Thursday 13 June
They might not be the real thing but they’re just as good! ABBA tribute Björn Again are heading back to Dubai after seven years to perform the hits of the Swedish super group. Expect all the classics, from Super Trooper to Dancing Queen. The group was created in 1988 and has performed in 70 countries around the globe! The 90-minute show in the hotel’s ballroom will be rounded off by an after-show party with British DJ Johnny Hammond, who will play retro classics.
INFO: Dhs295, 7.30pm, Ritz-Carlton DIFC Dubai, www.dubaiplatinumlist.net
Friday 14 June
Japanese hotspot Sakura has launched a new Friday brunch. Sample home-cooked-style food including sushi, nimono, nabemono, noodles, teppan and tempura, rounded off with traditional Japanese sweets. The restaurant is in one of Dubai’s original institutions, the Crowne Plaza on Sheikh Zayed Road.
INFO: Dhs215 (adults, food only), Dhs105 (children), 12 to 4pm, 4th floor, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 800 CROWNE (276963), SZRdining.com.
With amazing views of The Dubai Creek, Fish Market is the place to go for delights from the sea. While this restaurant won’t offer much for those who aren’t fans of food all things seafood, fish eaters will love the Thai-style marketplace eatery that is one of Dubai’s oldest. Setting it apart from other places of its kind, Fish Market combines eating with shopping – our two great loves! There’s no menu or set price for the food here, instead the fish you select from the marketplace is weighed and the cost is then calculated.
INFO: 12.30 to 3.15pm and 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek, 04 222 7171, www.radissonblu.com/dubai.
Sizzling Saturdays at Toshi
Saturday 15 June
Experience the exotic tastes of Asia at the Toshi Restaurant, offering one of the city’s top buffets. A teppanyaki and wok show kitchen takes centre stage as you’re treated to some of the best local delicacies while savouring a magnificent view of the Jumeirah coastline. Food from Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and China dominates the menu at this Grand Millenium eatery.INFO: Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs195 (one glass of bubby or vino), Dhs295 (unlimited house drinks), 7pm to 11.30pm, Grand Millenium Dubai, 04 429 9999, www.grandmillenniumdubai.com
The D Bar and Grill
Friday 14 June
The D Bar and Grill, upstairs at McGettigan’s DWTC has launched a new Friday brunch dubbed D-licious. Both à la carte and buffet menu options are available, with dishes such as roast rib of beef, pork loin, fillet of salmon, lobster and a full fresh shellfish bar to choose from. Then you can head downstairs to the post-brunch party in the pub. We love the slightly later than usual time of 2pm to 6pm!
INFO: Dhs399, 2pm to 6pm, The D Bar & Grill, McGettigan’s, Building 8, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.mcgettigans.ie.
Ruth’s Chris Ladies’ Night
Thursday 13 June
Ladies get free selected house beverages, two cocktails and sparkling wine at this new weekly ladies’ night, while men will also be kept happy to pay Dhs25 for selected drinks.
INFO: 9pm to 11pm, The Address Dubai Marina, 04 454 9538, www.ruthschris.ae.
Wednesday 12 June
Stills restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island is offering teachers buy-one-get-one-free on drinks, as well as 25 per cent discount on food every Wednesday.
INFO: 7pm to 10pm, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island, 02 656 3000, www.crowneplaza.com.
Bateaux Dubai, the glass-enclosed, air-conditioned luxury vessel that cruises along Dubai Creek, has introduced its summer rates, which run until August 31. The dinner cruise with entertainment lasts for two and a half hours.
INFO: Dhs345 (with house drinks), Dhs245 (food only), 04 315 4777, www.jaresortshotels.com.
The China Club
The China Club restaurant at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Dine there throughout June for the fabulous chance to win two tickets to Hong Kong. There are also specials on food.
INFO: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, 04 222 7171, www.radissonblu.com/dubai.
This family restaurant has a new menu including Jungle Steak & Shrimp, Blue Mountain Chicken Burger and Tuki’s Rocky Mountain Mousse!
INFO: The Dubai Mall, 04 3308 515, 11am to 12am weekdays, 11am to 1am weekends, www.rainforestcafe.com.