The FACT UAE Weekend Guide: 7 to 9 June

The FACT UAE Weekend Guide: 7 to 9 June



Will it be destination dining, a poolside escape or a music festival this weekend?

The week is almost over, and we're looking forward to all the fun the weekend has in store. From delightful dinners to water-filled festivals, here are our picks of the best things to enjoy this weekend.

Friday 7 June

Give your morning a boost

Set in a charming lakeside setting, Sal's Bistro is a laid-back French bistro concept by the father-son duo, Joe and Jason Bassili. The casual spot offers fresh, healthy, home-style cuisine in a peaceful environment, offering a menu featuring their "Le Fumoir by Joe Bassili" smoked salmon. Kickstart your day with the venue's breakfast special, where you can enjoy any item from the brunch menu, complemented by freshly squeezed juice and a coffee for AED 70. Available daily from 9am.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.


Make a splash

The K-pop music event, Waterbomb Festival, is making its debut in Dubai. This event will combine music and water, and audience members are encouraged to take part in water attractions, slides and water fights. Previous sites have included bungee jumps, water cannons and zip lines, which have been used by the artists and audience. Benny Benassi, Big Naughty, Blackswan, Jessi, Nicky Romero, OTWO, Simon Dominic and tripleS have all been confirmed to join the star-studded lineup. Tickets start from AED 150.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information. 

Waterbomb Festival Dubai

Try a new Malaysian menu

Streetery Foodhall is collaborating with Chef Rene Johari to present "Truly Malaysian," a street food experience. Hailing from Terengganu, Chef Rene has refined his culinary skills under the guidance of legends such as Cheong Liew, The Galvin Brothers and Tim Hughes. Renowned for blending fine-dining sophistication with Malaysian soul, Streetery Foodhall's supper club-style experience offers a three-course menu of pomelo salad, Otak-Otak Bakar (spiced fish and shrimp patty) and Nasi Lemak Bungkus with coconut-flavored rice. End your meal with Sagu Gula Melaka, a creamy tapioca sago pudding with silky coconut milk and sweet palm sugar syrup. Available from 2 to 8 June at Streetery Foodhall in JLT and Streetery Motor City. AED 89 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Streetery UAE

Saturday 8 June

Tuck into a cartoon-inspired dinner

Fashion and food come together at dine-w/me X amongst few. The event reimagines food from popular characters in anime and cartoons. Guests will be gathered around a communal table, and the menu includes five dishes and two drinks. The starters include a Bug's Bunny Carrot Salad with feta cheese, and Po's Bread Buns with veggies. The mains include a Lady and the Tramp Spaghetti and Meatballs with mozzarella, kalamata olives and parmesan cheese. The desserts include Himi's Strawberry French Toast, and Homer's Spinkle Donut. Available on 8 and 9 June. AED 250 per person.

GO: Visit for more information. 

amongst few

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at Nobu

Tucked away in the crown of Atlantis, The Palm, Nobu Dubai now offers a weekend lunch experience. Diners start with two options from an extensive list of 14 starters, including chicken anticucho taco, prawn dumplings, seafood ceviche, shrimp tempura, and spicy tuna maki. The main course has nine dishes to choose from, such as grilled salmon aji Amarillo salsa, lamb chops wasabi pepper, roasted duck orange miso and seabass jalapeño shiso. Available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 165 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Nobu Dubai

Make time for tea

MOLI by SHI, translating to jasmine in Chinese, captivates with its classy, contemporary take on afternoon tea. The delightful Moli Yum Cha menu features dragon fruit tiger prawn, wagyu beef rainbow puff, miso tatin and matcha coffee tiramisu. The experience is accompanied by unique tea infusions such as liquorice mint, Persian rose and wild cherry. AED 150 per person or AED 265 per couple,

GO: Visit for more information.

Moli by Shi

Sunday 9 June

Embark on a Balinese Escape at Andaliman

For the ultimate weekend getaway in the heart of the city, Andaliman's Balinese Escape Lunch offers a delightful retreat, combining Indonesian cuisine with access to One&Only One Za'abeel's serene garden pool. Perfect for family and friends, diners can immerse themselves in the tranquil vibes of Bali and the Indonesian archipelago with an incredible four-course Indonesian spread and beverages. Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm. AED 285 (soft beverages) and AED 385 (house beverages. Sunbeds can be reserved at AED 100 per person, subject to availability.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Andaliman Restaurant UAE

Experience the Discovery Menu at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

The FACT award winning Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, invites diners to explore a cutting-edge take on historic British cuisine, dating back to the 1300s. The Discovery Menu offers a curated three-course set menu featuring some of Heston Blumenthal's most iconic dishes. The meal begins with the legendary Meat Fruit (c.1500), a whimsical mandarin and chicken liver parfait. For the main course, savour the Venison & Pickled Cherries (c.1846) served with braised, grilled red cabbage and new potatoes.  Enjoy the renowned Tipsy Cake (c.1810), a dessert featuring spit roast pineapple to end your evening on a sweet note. Available daily from 6pm to 7pm. AED 550 per person

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Dinner by Heston

Savour a new Sunday roast

Bull & Bear's newly introduced Sunday Roast blends the finest British traditions with American flair. Located in Waldorf Astoria DIFC, diners can indulge in succulent roast rib eye of beef or roast Cajun chicken, accompanied by garlic and thyme roast potatoes, honey butter biscuits, and bone marrow gravy. Immerse yourself in the classic American atmosphere and unwind to the soulful tunes of our singer-guitarist. Available on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 105 (food only) or add four beverages for an additional AED 149.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Bull and Bear