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Fun Things To Do In Dubai With Friends - Playbook’s Top F&B Picks

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September 14, 2023

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What's On This Week

Dubai is a city that never sleeps, with an endless array of exciting activities and events happening every week. As a resident, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to picking how to spend your days, either during weekdays or in the weekends. Looking for some inspiration on what to do? We've asked the team and rounded up some of our favourite top promotions and offers from the city's hottest restaurants and beach clubs, so you can plan an epic week out.

Best Food & Drink Offers

SOON by Izakaya - Monday Set Menu Offer 

SOON Izakaya is a trendy Japanese-inspired restaurant located in the heart of Dubai, offering a unique blend of traditional Japanese flavors and modern twists. And for those of you who, like Lewys, love a good deal, SOON Izakaya is offering a set menu with 4 cocktails for AED175 per person on Monday from 12pm to 1am. Enjoy a variety of Japanese-inspired dishes and drinks in a lively atmosphere, perfect for a post-work wind down or a night out with friends. - Lewys Dowler, Director

Armada Towers 2, JLT, @soondxb, +971 55 434 0575

Mare by Bussola - Weekend Pool Day 

Mare by Bussola, a lively Italian restaurant located in the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, is Sadie's absolute go-to on the weekend. Every weekend and public holiday, you can access their pool and beach with a minimum spend of AED500 per person. What makes this so special is that it is fully redeemable on food & beverages! Soak up the sun and take a dip in their infinity pool overlooking the Arabian Gulf, while feasting on Mare's delicious Italian fare. It's the perfect spot for a relaxing pool day with panoramic views of the iconic Dubai Marina skyline. - Sadie Smith, Director

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort,, +971 4 511 7373

Gallery 7/40 - Weekend Pool & Beach Access

If you feel like soaking up the sun a little longer, Gallery 7/40 at The Palm West Beach has a weekend pool and beach access offer for AED300 per person, redeemable on food and beverages - an offer Hilary can't resist! Spend the day lounging by their temperature-controlled pool and on their private beach, taking in views of luxury yachts sailing by. With the AED300 credit, you can indulge in poolside cocktails and Mediterranean bites. - Hilary Badelles, Marketing Executive 

The Club, Palm Jumeirah,, +971 58 550 0740

Barasti - Brunch, Bubbles and Bikinis

End your weekend on a high note with Natan at Barasti on Dubai Marina, with their famous Brunch, Bubbles and Bikinis on Saturdays and Sundays. For AED229 per lady or AED269 per gent, you'll be treated to a lively atmosphere with party vibes, colourful inflatables, and unlimited food and drinks from live stations. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends while enjoying the Barasti vibes. - Natan Kupczyk, Marketing Executive 

Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai Marina,, +971 4 318 1313

Fogueira Restaurant & Lounge - Casa Latina Brunch

If you're craving an indulgent brunch, head over to Fogueira at Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai. Their Casa Latina brunch on Saturdays is the ultimate Brazilian churrasco experience, which David loves! With succulent grilled meats and seafood served rodizio-style, along with live stations dishing out Brazilian favourites like feijoada bean stew and pão de queijo. Enjoy sweeping views of the Dubai coastline as you indulge in this lively celebration of South American flavours. With packages starting from AED350 including soft drinks, it's a steal. - David Isaac, Intern 

Delta Hotels By Marriott, JBR,, +971 50 189 6214

Smoke & Mirrors - Cigars & Sunset

As the sun begins to set, Vaib makes his way over to Smoke & Mirrors on Sheikh Zayed Road for their 'De Humo Y Tragos' promotion. From 5pm - 7pm daily, unwind on the open-air terrace with breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline, and enjoy hand-rolled cigars with a complimentary drink. There's no better way to cap off the day than watching the sunset with a cigar in one hand and an expertly mixed cocktail in the other. - Vaibhav Kataria, Intern 

SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, Business Bay,, +971 50 738 2280

So there you have it - six exciting offers at Dubai's top restaurants and beach clubs to make the most of your weekend. Whether you're looking for a pool day escape, a lavish brunch, sunset drinks, beach club access or a lively party, Dubai has something amazing happening every day of the week.

Download Playbook now to discover more exciting offers at the city's best venues and be sure to follow Playbook on social media to stay up to date on upcoming events and deals. We'll see you out and about this weekend at one of these fantastic places!

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