Superb things to do this weekend in the UAE

From sustainable dinners to exciting new brunches and exciting cooking classes, here are our recommendations to make the most of the weekend with your family and loved ones.

Demon Duck

The internationally acclaimed Celebrity Chef Alvin Leung, known far and wide as the Demon Chef, is set to make a triumphant return to his Dubai home, Demon Duck. With a significant presence on Masterchef Canada and a commitment to Pan-Asian gastronomy, Chef Alvin is bringing his culinary talents to Dubai’s Bluewaters Island.

In a bid to champion local suppliers, Chef Alvin has meticulously curated a time-limited, sustainability-focused menu that champions farm-to-table and locally-sourced ingredients of the utmost caliber. Standout dishes on this exclusive menu include the Spicy Cuttlefish Kebabs, Mushroom Fan Gao, Sichuan Cucumber, Pan Chun Beetroot Carpaccio, Red Capsicum Tofu & Pine Nuts, Slow Roasted Demon Duck, Signature Duck Soup, Oysters & Yu Xiang Eggplant and Royal Hamour with Spicy Spinach.

Caesars Palace Dubai. Until November 4. 480AED per person, excluding beverages. Call +9714 556 6466 or email Visit the website or Instagram

Encore by CÉ LA VI

CÉ LA VI Dubai has launched the luxurious ENCORE Club Lounge, where you can immerse yourself in the stylish and refined ambiance of their fresh secret garden and club lounge. Every moment is designed to be a multi-sensory experience based on the four fundamental pillars of the CÉ LA VI brand: exceptional hospitality, breathtaking vistas, music, and masterful mixology. Celebrate the pursuit of pure pleasure – the joy of savouring delightful cuisine, the delight of sampling exquisite grape, the excitement of innovative blends, and the sheer happiness of moving to the beat on the dance floor.

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Call +9714 582 6111 or email Visit the website or Instagram

Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island

With the arrival of the delightful weather, the spectacular “Boons and Brunch” is back – an exciting new dining adventure and family day out, held every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm at the Boons Brasserie and Bar, nestled within the Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. Teenagers will especially appreciate the complimentary access to the new Xscape Teen Zone, an exclusive area where they can relax and indulge in a wide range of thrilling gaming stations with their newfound friends.

You can look forward to a generous variety of delectable dishes from around the globe, featuring the freshest offerings prepared at live food stations. For children, “Boons and Brunch” offers dedicated attention, including a playful garden area and a kids’ buffet brimming with child-friendly dishes and treats. The little ones can even craft and personalize their own milkshakes and savour the delightful world of cotton candy art.

Saturdays from 1-4pm. From AED225 per person. Children below 12 dine free. Call +9717 246 0000 or email


Prepare for an explosive culinary journey with wagamama’s exciting Firecracker Chicken cooking classes in Abu Dhabi. This unique experience invites budding culinary enthusiasts to learn the art of preparing one of the brand’s signature dishes, a bold and fiery curry bursting with fresh, vibrant ingredients. Get ready to don your chef’s hat and create a delectable storm of flavours in a warm and inviting setting.

wagamama outlets in Khalifa city, Abu Dhabi mall, and Reem mall. Wednesdays from 7-8pm until the end of November. AED99 per person

ZETA Seventy Seven 

Savour the pinnacle of opulence by joining ZETA Seventy Seven each Saturday, where you can bask in the lap of luxury with an exclusive cabana reservation for AED 2,777 per couple. Nestled in one of Dubai’s most breathtaking settings, offering unparalleled vistas, this stunning rooftop pool provides an idyllic backdrop for unwinding as you observe the world around you. Elevate your experience with the option of a floating breakfast or a lavish floating lunch for two, transforming it into a truly extraordinary getaway that breaks free from the mundane.

Address Beach Resort. Saturdays. AED2,777 per couple. Visit the website or Instagram 











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