The best places to eat in Dubai this weekend: September 23 to 25

The best places to eat in Dubai this weekend: September 23 to 25



Business lunches, brunches and new openings are all on the menu for a weekend of unforgettable dining in Dubai.

Thursday 23 September 2021

Cuban Lunch at Rumba Cuban Bar & Kitchen, Club Vista Mare

Rumba's Cuban Lunch offers authentic South American and Caribbean fusion dishes, traditionally served in Cuban homes for lunch. Indulge in favourites such as Taco Guajiro, Arroz a la Cubana, Chilaquiles Verdes, and Camarones Enchilados. The bar also serves a thirst-quenching selection of noon refreshers such as daiquiris, mojitos, margaritas and the Cuba Libre. Available Sunday to Thursday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 95 per person.

GO: Visit or call 04 570 8111 for reservations and more information.

Business Lunch at Punjab Grill, The Oberoi Dubai

The newly opened Dubai location of Punjab Grill offers an intimate dining experience with an innovative menu of modern Indian cuisine. Overlooking the Oberoi Courtyard, the business lunch begins with a choice of Dal or Tomato Shorba and appetisers such as the Punjab Grill's signature Watermelon Slider. Mains include Chicken Tikka Trio in Makhani Sauce, Paneer Multani, and the Dabur Black Cod. The restaurant's cosy and stylish interiors are perfect for a business meeting. Available Sunday to Thursday, from 12:40pm to 4pm. AED 125 per person.

GO: Call 04 889 5776 for reservations and more information.

Friday 24 September 2021

Reimagined Cantonese classics at Jiangnan Spring, Ibis Style Hotel, Dragon Mart 

Serving a signature menu of Cantonese classics and exotic beverages, Jiangnan Spring provides guests with a larger-than-life dining experience. Guests can expect reimagined Cantonese classics from the kitchen, such as braised goose feet with abalone, Peking style roast duck, Cantonese BBQ goose, charcoal-grilled beef steak, and signature China East sea cucumber. In addition, the restaurant offers a dining room for those who wish to walk in during the evenings and 19 funky KTV rooms for you and your friends to sing your heart out.

GO: Call 04 201 3333 for reservations and more information.

Enjoy The Garden Brunch at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Set amidst the lush surrounds of Al Forsan, with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, The Garden Brunch promises an indulgent and socially distanced spread. The brunch menu includes hot and cold mezzeh, fresh seafood stations, sushi, Lamb Ouzi and an extensive dessert selection. Make a full day of it by upgrading to the pool access package and enjoy a relaxing soak in the tranquil waters of this luxurious desert resort. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 550(soft beverages and pool access) and an additional AED 195 per person to upgrade to house beverages.

GO: Email or call 04 809 6194 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 25 September 2021

Supernatural Brunch at Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina

Summer is finally over, and beach season is back, which means Zero Gravity's big party brunch returns for the new season. With neon painted palm trees and giant inflatable flowers, the Supernatural Brunch is a colourful way to enjoy the pool and beach, fuelled by unlimited food and beverage stations, resident DJs, musicians and dancers. Saturdays, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 249 (ladies) and AED 299 (gents).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Saturday Soiree at Bounty Beets, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

The Saturday Soirée created by Purple Lotus is a special evening event including a nutritious three-course set menu, an aromatherapy masterclass by Malini Ohri and a relaxing gong and sound immersion session by Zarine Dadachanji. Dubai can be a hectic place, so it's essential to dedicate some time to relaxation. Saturday 25 September, from 5pm to 9pm. AED 333 per person.

GO Visit for reservations and more information.