WITH many of us still recovering from splashing out over the festive season and new year shenanigans a reasonably-priced ‘drunch’ is just what the wallet doctor ordered.
But while this Saturday fixture at Factory by McGettigan’s is helpful for the finances, it doesn’t skimp on the drinks and quirky style.
If you are seeking a calm and quiet Friday evening then the Azucar Brunch might not be for you.
But if you crave colour, culinary creativity and the opportunity to throw a few shapes, then Santè Ria’s lively weekly offering could be the place to let off that working week steam.
There’s possibly a good reason they get your food served fairly quickly at Santè Ria’s Azcur Brunch…the D word.
What begins as a fairly chilled dining affair evolves into a tasty, sociable dance-tactic start to the weekend.
OVER the years pub brand Mr Toad’s has established itself as a reliable spot for sports, drinks and a good feed in an easy-going atmosphere.
Now one of the biggest venues under the respectable reptile’s name has launched a brunch that will tick the boxes of folk seeking comfort food and friendly vibes.
When UK hotel brand Premier Inn opened its doors in Dubai’s Barsha Heights it brought with it another hospitality name known to plenty of expats and other city dwellers.
IT must be tough trying to conjure up a unique selling point to make a freshly-minted hotel destination stand out in Dubai.
But the recently opened Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm manages to not only bring something different to the city’s inimitable islands address…it leaves a very memorable impression.
IN a global city with no shortage of hotels and resorts it can take a lot to rise above an increasingly crowded roll call of holiday and staycation options.
Yet the Taj Exotica gives anyone familiar with the UAE’s vast hospitality offering plenty to ponder and savour as a destination of depth and choice.
WITH record temperatures also currently toasting cities in the Land of the Rising Sun the scorching Dubai summer can only add to the authenticity of Japanese restaurant and bar Ikigai.
Then again, even if it was snowing outside this Marina marvel, the fab food served up here could convince most tastebuds they had travelled a few thousand miles east.
IT is amazing where a short lift ride can take you…
In the case of Ikigai, ascending just one floor transports you from modern Dubai hotel lobby to what could be a cosy, night-time Japanese street.
In a city that thrives on creating experiential dining scenarios, the Ikigai attention to detailed decor is backed up by a menu that also delivers the real deal.
ONE of the region’s best-know entertainment destinations is open and greeting guests once again.
Having had the previous season cut short by Covid-19, Global Village has unveiled its 25th anniversary year with all the safety precautions that we’ve come to expect.
GLOBAL Village is such an unusual - if not unique - family attraction it is often a challenge to describe it to those who have never been.
With multicultural themes, products and costumes at its core, the sprawling Dubailand destination is home to a colourful mix of shopping, shows, food and culture from near and far.
In fact, in spite of what the pandemic might have thrown its way, Global Village is back with an even bigger offer to the millions who usual pass through its gates each season.
ONE of the many aspects of our lives in the UAE to go dark during the past few months of pandemic drama is live entertainment - not least comedy nights.
But this Thursday sees The Laughter Factory returning to action for the first time since March 13 with a trio of talented mirth merchants.
SOFITEL Dubai Downtown last year celebrated its fifth birthday.
And while much has changed beyond the property, stylish luxury remains the constant within its walls.
LIVE in Dubai long enough and it is all too easy to get used to the dramatic and often evolving skyline that defines the city for so many.
As the electronic curtains of suite 1501 slowly ease open the full drama of Sheikh Zayed Road and yonder is there to remind of the dynamic contrast on offer.