What’s hot and happening around UAE this May. Take your pick from our roundup of new opening and Ramadan offerings across UAE May, 2021.
Hunter and Barrel, Vida Emirates Hills
Hailing from Australia is this award-winning high-end casual dining restaurant and lounge concept, renowned for its hunt, gather and fire-inspired creations. The venue showcases two private dining spaces, expansive patio seating, an adjoining full-service bar and lounge, and an elevated DJ booth. Meat-lovers can feast on succulent smoky meats, open fire prawns and smoky chicken wings, Angus beef and comfed chicken burgers and prime cuts including fillet, rump, sirloin and rib-eye. and a 1.3kg tomahawk or 700g Angus T-bone designed to be shared. All steaks are either grain-fed, CAB prime or wagyu, with marble scores between 2-7+.
In addition to this. Hunter & Barrel’s also offers sumptuous charcoal roasted skewers and vegetables, so there’s something for everyone. Polish off your meal with a sweet ending of pavlova or baked pain perdu.
Location : Emirates Hills – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone : +971 4 589 0970
Cinque, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Nothing says La Dolce Vita more than this modern Italian fine dining experience reimagined. Created by the award-winning Chef Giuseppe Pezzella, diners can expect dishes inspired by the true flavours of Italy’s Amalfi Coast and best-kept secrets of local Italian kitchens. Signature dishes include roasted octopus with snowpeas, marinated potatoes, cucumber confit and sweet onion, linguine alia Nerano and slow-cooked lamb chops with sweet potato puree, spicy tomato tart and lamb jus. Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with the delectable mango e chocolate; white chocolate mousse, mango and mango sorbet.
Location : No 1 Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 455 9989
Urban Kitchen, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Break your fast with family, friends and loved ones at this lavishiftar buffet. The mail begins wth a traditional Arabic lentil soup or Moroccan harira, followed by cold and hot mezze including hummus, moutabal, fatoush, tabbouleh, meat sambousek, plus live stations for falafel, shawarma and manakeesh. For mains, fill your plate with lamb ouzi, biryani and mixed grills, and don’t miss the sweetest part of the buffet featuring the famous Egyptian sweetUmm Ali and the flavoursome kunafa. Diners can head outdoors to Orchid lounge to relax back after the meal.
AED785 per person (inclusive of Ramadan juices) and AED90 for children between 6-12 years old. Children aged 5 years and younger dine for free.
Location : Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (Al Muroor Road),, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 2 698 8137
The Lighthouse Restaurant & Concept Store
A homegrown restaurant and concept store. The Lighthouse brings together the best of F&B and retail, under one roof. The recently unveiled outlet at Mall of the Emirates offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu comprising an innovative interpretation of Mediterranean-inspired soul food classics and pastries. New dishes exclusive to this outlet include the spelt and artichoke salad; grilled octopus with smoky hummus; short rib with Parmesan risotto: slow-cooked lamb couscous; short rib burger; roasted cauliflower risotto, pear Tatin; caramel thyme tart; and double chocolate cake, to name a few. Do stop by the concept store for a curated selection of hand-picked gifting items.
Contact +9714 238 0027
The Ritz-Cariton, Dubai
Order a lavish Iftar or Suhoor spread and prep your dining table for a family meal at home. The spread includes a choice of three tiers, comprising favourites such as lentil soup, stuffed vine leaves, a plethora of dips and salads, falafel, kibbeh, fatayer, seafood and meat mixed grills, barramundi with saffron rice, Emirati lamb harees and desserts such as Umm Ali, cheese kunafa, katayef nuts and cheese and fruit platter. All boxes serve up to four people and are available for takeaway from The Lobby Lounge.
Available until May 12. From AED680 for the bronze box (inclusive of dates and dried fruit, hot and cold mezze, chicken vermicelli soup, four main courses and three desserts) to AED1.350 for the gold box (inclusive of 17 hot and cold mezze dishes, two soups, mains and seven desserts)
Contact +9714 318 6150.
Break your fast at the stunning Armani/Pavilion this Ramadan and embark on a culinary journey across the continents. The extensive Iftar buffet showcases the best of signature dining from the hotel’s five award-winning restaurants, complemented by the gentle sounds of seasonal music. Savor a medley of dates and fresh juices, before moving onto European classics, exotic Indian spiced favourites, contemporary Italian delights, delectable Japanese dishes and authentic flavours from the Levant to the Mediterranean.
AED 275 per person (inclusive of Ramadan juices).
Contact +9714 888 3666.
Ayamna, Atlantis The Palm
Beirut-born Chef Ali has curated a special set-menu for an Iftar and Suhoor experience this Ramadan. The wide array of Lebanese cuisine features signature dishes including slow-cooked lamb shoulder and mixed grill, fish tagine, baked ouzi, and shrimps kunafa. No meal is complete without dessert, and here the tempting assortment includes date cheesecake with baklava ice cream, katayef. Opera cake, and a moist maamoul mad bil ashta (semolina butter cake). Bespoke, pre-recorded entertainment brings both Iftar and Suhoor to life, and guests can head out to the starlit terrace after, to unwind with a cup of tea or coffee.
The Iftar experience is available for AED210 per person (inclusive of water and Ramadan juices), while Suhoor is priced at AED185 per person minimum spend on the set menu or a la carte offerings.
Contact +9714 426 2626.
The City Grill, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City
Diners are invited to share the ceremonial breaking of the fast with friends and family at The City Grill. If you’re looking for a different kind of Iftar, perhaps something with South African flair, make a beeline for this eatery that offers a variety of traditional treats along with contemporary dishes. Quench your thirst with beverages such as rose milk, qamar al-din, laban or jallab, before tucking into cold mezze, cheese or vegetable rolls, samosa, kibbeh, fish fry, chicken tagine, and a hearty mix grill platter of beef, chicken, fish, prawns and boerewors. End your meal with an assortment of desserts like tahini halva, kunafa, aish el saraya (Lebanese bread pudding), Halawet el-jibn (Sweet cheese roll) or a refreshing fruit plate.
AED 199 per person.
Contact +9714 437 0088
The Void Neighbourhood Hangout, Studio One Hotel
Hotfoot to this eatery for their Friday special. Relish sharing-style starters such as avocado fritters, loaded naan nachos, and chicken naan. Take your pick from mains including lamb kofta with sumac salad and garlic sauce, minted chicken tikka. blacked salmon and charred vegetable skewers. Sharing-style salads such as German potato salad, healthy quinoa and smokey chicken and naan salad, make for a substantial side. And for dessert, feast on a decadent vanilla fried ice cream with chocolate sauce.
From 1-4 pm. AED150 inclusive of soft drinks and AED299 with house beverages.
Contact +9714 5816870.
Gather your friends and head to this modern Mediterranean restaurant inspired by contemporary flavours. Break your fast with a Ramadan juice and tuck into a four-course meal featuring a bread and spread platter including Opso hummus, tzatziki, tyrokafteri spiced cream cheese and red pepper hummus served with freshly grilled pita and sourdough bread. Take your pick from mezze options such as feta saganaki. metsovone croquette, feta kataifi, and lentil soup, amongst others, and for mains, savour the grilled sea bream with Arabian spices, chicken souvlaki or moussaka.
Available until 8pm. AED220 per person
Contact +97154 424 4999.