12 Gorgeous Things to Do in Dubai This Weekend: October 14-16
Better days are ahead…
From unique pop-ups to new outdoor brunches, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in our guide to things to do in Dubai this weekend.
friday october 14
Live this unique experience of dining with four hands at Demon Duck
This Friday, two notorious chefs, demon chef Alvin Leung and Master Chef Canada winner Eric Chong, will collaborate for a rare four-handed culinary experience. For one night only, the duo will present a selection of unorthodox Asian dishes exclusively selected for the evening. Customers can expect a fixed five-course menu with pass-arounds like Laksa tuna tartar and appetizers such as sspicy scallop siu mai and slamb atay spiducci. Main courses include signature shalf-cooked demon duck, lobster with smoked butter and Wagyu beef with Singapore pepper sauce. The candy apple end the evening on a sweet note.
Demon Duck, Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Island, Dubai. 495 Dhs per person. 6:30 p.m., Friday, October 14. Tel: (0) 4 5566466. caesars.com
Shop weekly at Organic Foods for a chance to win big
Stock up on essentials? There are over 200 prizes to be won at Organic Foods with every Dhs 150 spent, including two flights to Bali. Between October 10 and November 6, online or in-store shoppers will automatically enter a prize draw with each store (so the chances of winning are limitless). In addition to flights to Bali, Organic Foods will be giving away 10 courses at Barre Effect, giant pizzas, vouchers, apothecary gift cards, goody bags and more.
Enjoy a sunset picnic on Waldorf Astoria Beach
Start the weekend with the perfect sunset experience at the Waldorf Astoria’s open-air restaurant, Palm Avenue. For 495 Dhs, couples will receive a picnic basket on the beach with a blanket, a bottle of grapes, cheeses, fruit chutney, dried fruits, bresaola, pastrami and a selection of sandwiches.
Palm Avenue, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah. Every day, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 495 Dhs per couple. Reservations are essential. Tel:(0)4 818 2222, hilton.com
Saturday October 15
Savor the exciting new menu when Le Guépard reopens
Planning on having dinner this weekend? The chic and dreamy French brasserie officially reopens for the new season on Saturday October 15 with a charming new menu and a revamped space. Inspired by the glamor of the 1930s, the brasserie and private restaurant offers 12 new dishes and three new desserts. What’s new? The menu takes a creative and modern twist on classic dishes such as salmon sashimi, chicken gyozas, and quinoa salad to start; youruffled pizza, black salmon and basil risotto for sector; and sweets like raspberry and caramel churros and mango cheesecake.
The Cheetah, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. leguepard-est2021.com
Celebrate Oli Oli’s 5th anniversary with exciting new activities for the whole family
Time flies when you’re having fun… OliOli celebrates its fifth birthday this weekend from October 15 to 30. With each ticket, the little ones will receive a free upgrade to a standard ticket over two hours that includes access to all galleries, even the new ones. The new temporary play area, Play-A-Thon, features old-school classics like PacMan, shake-up competitions, robot duel races and other surprises to keep little ones happy. Additionally, the Children’s Museum is extending its hours to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 7 p.m. the rest of the week, just in time for the midterm break.
OliOli, Al Quoz, Dubai. From October 15 to 30. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Friday. Toddler (12 to 23 months) Dhs63, Child (two to 16) Dhs126. Tel:(0)4 702 7300, olioli.ae
Enjoy a family brunch at Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen
Al fresco brunches are back, and what better place to enjoy weekend British cuisine than Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen? With live music, kids’ entertainment, and over three hours of unlimited drinks, the buffet-style brunch is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with family and friends. Customers can choose from a range of hot and cold starters, including a seafood and oyster bar, as well as classic British pies, a roast beef carving station and traditional fish and chips for main courses. We recommend saving room for dessert to indulge in Eton’s mess and sticky caramel pudding. Plus, all guests will receive complimentary access to the Lost Chambers Aquarium after brunch.
Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 425 Dhs house, 305 Dhs soft, 130 Dhs children from 3 to 11 years old. atlantis.com
Get a free breast cancer screening at La Mer Beach
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while there are tons of “pink” offerings in the city, there are some amazing businesses that are really contributing and helping the community. Friends Of Cancer Patients and partner Pink Caravan will be offering free clinical breast exams to women from 4pm to 10pm on October 15 at La Mer and from 4pm to 10pm on October 16 at Dubai Frame. Your friendly reminder to get checked out.
Pink Caravan, La Mer Central, Dubai. October 15, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. @thepinkcaravan
Treat yourself to a chic Middle Eastern brunch with a view at Bushra by Buddha Bar
Another new brunch for the bucket list. Bushra by Buddha Bar, located at Grosvenor House, launches its Middle Eastern-style Good News brunch every Saturday. With inspiring views of Dubai Marina and a gorgeous terrace to enjoy, the modern restaurant invites guests to enjoy non-stop live music, delicious food and three hours of unlimited drinks. What to eat? You will find authentic Arabic specialties such as Turkish pide, hummus, mixed grill and baklava.
Bushra by Buddha Bar, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 395 Dhs soft, 595 Dhs house. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tel:(0)4 317 6000, bushra-dubai.com
Sunday October 16
Sip a bowl of noodles at the pop-up Ugly Noodles, 25hours Hotel
Chopsticks at hand. Dubai’s famous noodle bar, Ugly Noodles, is hosting a cool pop-up at the 25hours hotel this weekend from 5-9pm. Sip on a mouth-watering bowl of noodles, including Dan Dan noodles and other Hong Kong classics such as cumin Wagyu beef skewers and Sichuan wontons.
Nomad Day Bar, 25hours Hotel, One Central, Trade Centre, Dubai. October 15 and 16, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. @25hourshoteldubai
Get cool and unique treasures during this pop-up event at The Courtyard
Feed your soul this weekend at the colorful pop-up of the Caravana concept store in Dubai’s artistic and photogenic space, The Courtyard. From October 15 to November 16, add life and color to your wardrobes and interiors with unique treasures and collectibles from around the world. A celebration of culture and originality, you will find a myriad of items for the home, fashion and jewelry. A must visit!
Be transported to Bali at Koko Bay’s new Sunday brunch
Can you imagine yourself on the mythical beaches of Bali? A favorite spot for sundowners in Dubai, Koko Bay has launched its first-ever brunch, Koko Loco. Taking place every Sunday, the four-hour brunch, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., invites guests to unwind or dance the afternoon away with a live DJ, signature cocktails, and its tasty menu. Koko Bay’s brunch menu features a selection of their renowned entrees such as Norwegian Salmon Tartare and Hoisin Pulled Duck Lettuce Cups to start; Fillet of Mediterranean sea bream and a classic Wagyu burger as a dish; and Basque Lemongrass Kokonut Cheesecake and Tres Leches Milk Cake for dessert.
Start the week with this Sunday evening ritual at COYA
If you’re looking for an escape from reality, look no further. The global musical event Rituals is finally back in Dubai, in the ultra chic and luxurious club Chanca by COYA. From 10 p.m. until late every Sunday, an incredible lineup of DJs will take the late-night crowd on an adventure with Peruvian cocktails and South American-inspired tribal beats. The ideal place for music lovers and partygoers.
Chanca by COYA, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah 2, Dubai. Sunday, from 10 p.m. Tel: (0)58 194 5873, @chancaclubdubai