With every passing day, the UAE food scene gets bolder.
So, this October, break out of your tried and tested routes and try something new – beer pong, indulge in black burgers or chill by an azure pool during happy hour:
1. Play Beer Pong at CLAW
Combine your love of drinking and sports and play a round – If you sink em, they drink em. What’s at stake? A special brunch for four and crates of hops.
The final will be on Tuesday, November 22 to compete for a booking in the Barn worth AED5000!
When: 9pm, October 25 2016
Where: Claw BBQ, Souq Al Bahar
For reservations, call 04 4322300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Celebrate Egg Day with Cars at Le Tresor
Have the light and filling semi-soufflé omelette at Le Trésor at the French-European fare from 10am until late, in a relaxing atmosphere with a a backdrop of classic cars.
When: Friday, October 14 2016
Where: Le Tresor, BOXPARK DUBAI
Call +971 4 343 6591
3. Taste Hops & Enjoy Bavarian Cuisine at Oktoberfest
Revel in ten days of craft beverages, culinary delights, German pop music [Gaudilosn is playing], samba and rock, a special ladies’ night on Tuesday and hop tasting classes.
You can even bring in Halloween with zombies and lederhosen from October 27 to 29.
When: October 20 to 29 2016
4pm to 2am on Thursday,
12pm to 2am on Friday,
12pm to 1am on Saturday and
5pm to 1am on all other weekdays.
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
How much: Weekday Pass for AED 25, Weekend Day Pass (Thursday or Friday) for AED 60 – Available online and at venue
For more info, visit www.oktoberfestdxb.com
4. Lay Back with Happy Hour at Purobeach
Surrounded by lush gardens, white chairs and blue waters and a stunning sunset, unwind with unlimited house beverages everyday.
Pool entry lets you use the sun beds, towels and a welcome tray with fresh fruit and water for AED 125 on weekdays & AED 175 for Fridays and Saturdays.
When: 6pm to 9pm, daily
Where: Purobeach Urban Oasis, Floor 6, Conrad Dubai, SZR
How much: AED 125 per person for unlimited beverages
9. Hang Out Harbourside at Senara
It boasts delicious British food, creative cocktails, an outdoor terrace and Instagram-worthy views of the Dubai coastline. Sourced locally, prepared fresh, their Fish and Chips are a good go-to.
Try a British Roast, classic Fisherman’s Pie or the Lobster & Squid Tagliatelle or their Seafood buckets.
Where: Palm Jumeirah, West Marina
5. Gorge on Food & Beers at the Gramercy
Have the famous Gramercy burger, Crab Burger, Chicken Wings, Nachos and Mini Burger selection all available for AED 45 each, with a bucket of five refreshing bottles of beer for only AED 148.
When: All October
Where: The Gramery, DIFC
6. Enjoy a Meal Designed by Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay returns to Dubai to celebrate Bread Street Kitchen & Bar’s first year anniversary. Enjoy bubbles and canapés followed by a three-course menu with wine pairing on October 21, designed by Gordon himself.
Signature dishes include: Beef Wellington with Truffle Mash and Honey Roasted Carrots
When: 7pm, October 20 & 21 2016
Where: Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis the Palm
How much: AED 550 per person
Limited space available. To reserve a table call 044261110 or email email@example.com.
10. Try Crispy Oysters and Caviar at Burj Al Arab
Nathan Outlaw At Al Mahara launched their British menu, brimming with delicious seafood. Open on September 24, one the signature dishes include Crispy Porthilly Oysters and Caviar.
When: 12:30pm to 3pm & 7pm to 11:30pm
Where: Nathan Outlaw Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab
How much: AED 450 for a three course lunch, AED 650 for a four course dinner.
7. Have Seafood by the Shore
Dine amidst a warm breeze to the soothing sound of the sea lapping the shore and enjoy a lavish seafood BBQ prepared for you over the open fire every other Friday.
When: 7pm to 10:30pm, alternate Fridays
Where: Amwaj Restaurant, Anantara Hotel
How much: AED 280 (including mocktails, soft drinks & local mineral water), AED 390 (including selected hops, selected cocktails & house wine)
8. Have Brunch After Dark at MOE hotel
Enjoy a vibrant brunch at the rooftop where the resident DJ turns up the tempo and the chef cooks up a storm on the barbecue.
When: 9pm, Thursday, October 27 2016
Where: 24 floor, Sheraton, MOE Hotel
How much: AED 220 per person, for unlimited sips and bites