From ultimate spots to celebrate Mother’s Day to exciting new offerings to indulge in, here are the things to do in the UAE in March
Pierre`s TT, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
In celebration of the new season, three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire and his Chef de Cuisine, Mathieu Balbino bring a new collection of authentic French delicacies. Embark on a gastronomical journey with seasonal dishes such as the Pan-fried squid rings with black garlic butter sauce and Swiss chard, Langoustine marinated in orange reduction served with bufala yoghurt, green apple and pine nuts or the Wild turbot meunière on the bone served with Saffron mussel velouté, shellfish, Portobello mushrooms and endive. End the sumptuous meal on a sweet note with the decadent Spring chocolate biscuit topped with praline, coconut, ginger and cocoa foam. Dine al-fresco on the restaurant`s lavish outdoor terrace while overlooking Dubai Creek for a memorable dining experience.
Monday to Saturday. Dinner from 6:30pm-11:00pm. Lounge serving beverages from 4pm-2am. Call +9714 701 1199 or e-mail email@example.com.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a laid-back afternoon tea at Emperor Lounge, nestled within Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm. Explore a selection of premium beverages, tea, and coffee accompanied by soulful melodies by a live musician at the upscale venue.
March 21. 2pm-5pm. AED225 for 2 people. Call +971 4 275 4444.
Calling all discerning diners to the scene as Fouquet’s Paris has launched another outpost here in the UAE. Renowned for its iconic venue in Paris on Champs Elysées and locations across New York, Cannes, Courchevel, Saint Barth and Abu Dhabi, the destination will now be at the heart of Downtown Dubai on Burj Plaza. Fouquet’s Dubai hosts a unique four-story experience featuring a pâtisserie, bar, brasserie, private dining room, and a rooftop terrace offering unparalleled views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and Opera District. Look forward to signature dishes such as Frog legs with Poulette sauce, Roasted veal carpaccio with red beetroot mousseline and Raifort cheese, and a Sea bass filet with white butter sauce, white cabbage and dill, amongst other specialities.
Susan’s Baking Company
Situated in Downtown Dubai, the newly-opened Susan’s Baking Company offers an array of freshly-made culinary delights, made from premium ingredients. Whether you’re looking for an all-day American breakfast or a coffee spot, the menu features dishes such as Classic American pecan pie, Sunny side eggs, Beef sausage, Rhubarb pancake, Blueberry cheesecake, and more.
7am-10 pm on weekdays and 7am-12 am on weekends. Call +9714 375 3281.
Koko Bay invites you to indulge in its sumptuous lunch menu accompanied by breathtaking views of the Dubai Marina skyline. Tuck into your choice of two appetizers and a main from its set menu featuring Hoison pulled duck lettuce cups, Water chestnut edamame, Truffle dim sum, Grilled Norweigan salmon, Kung pao chicken, and Black Angus striploin. End the feast on a sweet note with the delectable Choco loco and Pisco tres leche cake.
Starting from AED 139. Call +9714 572 3444.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Mark the festival of spring at the renowned Japanese restaurant for a three-day celebratory gathering surrounded by modern decor coupled with traditional Japanese elements. The Sakura festival at Izakaya features a specially curated set Bento Box menu including sumptuous favourites such as Steamed edamame, Miso soup, Seaweed salad, California rolls, Salmon avocado rolls, and Sake aburi. End the delightful feast with your choice of dessert from Seasonal fruits or the Green tea mochi, made with rice cake and green tea ice cream.
16th March until 18th March. 6pm onwards. AED245 including food. AED395 per person including house beverage pairing. Call +971 4 414 3000. Visit website.