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4 Dubai Restaurants with Unique Experiences Worth Checking Out This Weekend

From checking out exciting new launches to revisiting old favorites, here’s everything you can get up to this weekend.

The Green Room

Photo: Courtesy of The Green Room

Located discreetly in the corner of Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah, The Green Room is Jumeirah’s newest upscale destination. With a menu that features Italian and Asian-infused dishes, the venue also offers its guests vibrant entertainment with a splash of groovy music. This unique hideaway can only be accessed through a secret corridor, which adds to its mystery and charm. The interiors of the setting are glamorous with private booths and lush green velvet armchairs placed under opulent chandeliers.

To celebrate the launch of Green Room there are multiple events and offers for guests to avail every night of the week. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to all the ladies where they can get a selection of four drinks and a sharing platter for AED 150 per person while Wednesdays host the backstage R&B brunch featuring some of Dubai’s most incredible DJs, complemented by three courses and three selected drinks. Thursdays to Saturdays will feature an exclusive burlesque-themed dinner show with singers and dancers from around the globe. Guests can end their weekend on Sunday with a night filled with the best in Hip-Hop and R&B while enjoying two starters and four selected beverages for AED 150 per person., 054 2335555

Avli by Tashas

Photo: Courtesy of Avli by Tashas

Inspired by restaurateur and founder Natasha Sideris’ Greek heritage, Avli is the second Dubai-based culinary concept from the Tashas Group. The restaurant focuses on authentic tastes and flavors which are carefully woven to showcase the essence of Greece’s capital city, Athens. Sideris pays tribute to her Athenian roots by blending items on the menu with personal memories of shared meals and puts together the dishes in a way her family would.

The menu features a phenomenal mezze, salads, vegan delicacies, seafood, and slow-cooked meats with the highlights being prawn saganaki, pastitsio, zucchini carpaccio, village sea bass, and bougatsa roubina, allowing the guests to journey through a menu full of true Mediterranean flavors, created with soul and authenticity. With its deep-set, mild steel arched doorways, cobblestone terrazzo floors, and an ambiance that’s deeply reminiscent of the ancient city, diners can now experience Greece in Dubai., 04 359 0008


Photo: Courtesy of Ossiano

Located in Atlantis, The Palm, Ossiano brings its visitors a dining experience 10 meters deep into one of the world’s largest aquariums. Helmed by celebrated chef Gregoire Berger, a new chapter in the Ossiano journey begins by offering a progressive fine dining cuisine paying homage to the riches of the ocean and coastal land. Ossiano offers a nine to 11-wave tasting menu which is led by Berger’s lifelong respect for seasonality, terroir, and sea foraging, with all ingredients sustainably sourced from the oceans or within 50km of coastline.

The restaurant’s debut menu, available from March to Summer 2022 invites its guests to journey through Berger’s memories of travel and childhood, beginning with the oceans of Brittany and moving through several coastal cities across the world. The sumptuous menu includes highlights such as  ‘Feeling the warmth of the west side’, featuring a delicate welk shell on a bed of sand, filled with umami dashi with sourdough and seaweed butter, as well as ‘Sitting on the dock of the bay’; Brittany brown crab, fragrant kari gosse and bouillabaisse essence. The intimate dining setting immerses its guests in a truly mesmerizing underwater experience and offers a visceral treat to the senses., 04 262626

Carnaval de Barranquilla at Hotel Cartagena


Hotel Cartagena’s Carnaval de Barranquilla brings a festive spin to the weekend. The venue is all set to host a grand celebration on June 17, to honor the second largest festival in Latin America. Representing one of the most notable folkloric traditions of Colombia, guests can immerse themselves in a journey into age-old South American heritage through a fusion of cultures, lively music, and vibrant dances featuring their in-house entertainers. The place will also launch three carnival-themed events throughout the year in September 2022, and in February 2023. The festivities will also include a menu with delicacies such as the juicy arepas de carne mechada, melt-in-the-mouth hamachi tiradito, succulent lamb chuletón, and the luscious Puerto Rican braised short rib with an option to also choose from two packages each inclusive of a lucullus style meal and refreshing drinks with the deals starting from AED 400., 04 350 9287

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