What’s happening this weekend?

From cheese boards to vegan mocktail gummies and jazz evenings to theme nights, here’s our suggestions for everything exciting in the UAE



Couqley French Bistro & Bar

Couqley French Bistro & Bar

The quaint French spot invites diners to indulge in a selection of delectable cheeses, wherein you can choose between three, five or seven types of the dairy delicacy, pairing them with an exquisite grape flight. Expect condiments such as raspberry jam, candied walnuts, fresh figs, grapes and crackers to complete your cheese experience.

Saturday Cheese Night from 6-11pm (maximum three-hours of stay). AED99 for three Cheese Platter, AED139 for five Cheese Platter and AED179 for seven Cheese Platter. Three glasses of premium grape for AED149. Call +9714 514 9339 or book online. Visit the website or Instagram.


SOLA Jazz Lounge, Raffles the Palm Dubai

SOLA Jazz Lounge, Raffles the Palm Dubai

Make your way to SOLA for an evening of jazz, wherein the JR Trio will perform Latin jazz with a different guest on Fridays, Carrie Gibson’s Nuvo 5-piece band will feature funky jazz on Saturdays and Henrick Solera Duo will showcase their vocals and talent in keys on Sundays. Round off your experience with innovative signature sips with ingredients such as aquafaba, cloves, saffron, coriander and acacia honey; alongside bites of Crispy fried squid, Rock shrimp tempura and Black cod and prawn gyoza.

5pm-3am. Dine and sip à la carte. Call +9714 424 8888. Visit the website or Instagram.


Great British Restaurant, Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

The Great British Restaurant, Dukes the Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel

Discover distinct cuisines this weekend with the sophisticated Great British Restaurant’s spectacular Theme Nights offering. With a live DJ providing upbeat entertainment, adults and kids alike can sample scrumptious Mediterranean, Arab or British dishes from an expansive buffet.

7-10:30pm. Mediterranean Night on Fridays, Arabic Night on Saturdays and British Night on Sundays. AED190 per person (inclusive of dinner buffet and one soft beverage), 50 per cent off for kids aged 6-12 and kids aged 5 and below dine free. Call +9714 455 1101 or email dukesthepalm.dining@royalhideaway.com. Book online. Visit Instagram.


Abu Dhabi

Silk & Spice, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Silk & Spice, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Sit down to a special Lotus Set Menu at the elegant Thai restaurant, Silk & Spice. Look forward to bold flavours and vibrant colours from creative dishes that are packed with heat and rich textures, including two mouthwatering starters, one aromatic soup, two mains and one tempting dessert, served sharing-style.

Tuesday to Sunday for lunch or dinner from 12-3:30pm and 7-11pm. AED195 per person (inclusive of soft beverages) and AED295 per person (inclusive of free-flowing grape). Call +9712 813 7777 or WhatsApp +97156 997 7409. Visit the website or Instagram.


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Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah



You can get your vegan sugar fix from Sugargram this Veganuary. Apart from Dubai, the boutique cupcake brand that delivers bite-sized cupcakes is now also available in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Choose from cupcake flavours such as Red velvet, Chocolate mousse and Peanut butter cup; or opt for mocktail gummies in tropical flavours including as Peach bellini, Mint mojito, Pina colada and Strawberry margarita.

AED45 for box of five and AED145 for box of 25. Order on Deliveroo, Talabat or Chatfood. Visit Instagram.

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