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Playbook Team's Top Spots For The Weekend

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November 14, 2023

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What's On This Week

The weekend has arrived in Dubai and it's time to make some plans! If you're looking for the hottest spots to hit up this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we've got you covered. We've handpicked a few of the best brunches, parties, meals, and more to help you make the most of the weekend.

IL Motto - Friday Wine & Cheese Night 

Transport your tastebuds to the Mediterranean every Friday and Saturday evening at IL Motto. This classic Italian delicatessen curates the finest Italian grapes, cheeses, cured meats and more. Their weekly wine and cheese night allows you to sample the signature grapes paired with a selection of gourmet cheeses, all for AED159 per person - an offer Hilary can't resist! - Hilary Badelles, Marketing Executive

Guest enjoying a Friday Wine & Cheese offer at IL Motto
JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR,, +971 50 573 7921

Brunch by Candlelight at Ula

If you share Sadie's passion for brunch, you'll want to check out this brand new beachside brunch at Ula. Every Friday between 8pm and 11pm, tuck into a three-course meal and three hours of unlimited house beverages, all for just AED395 per person. Brunch is served by candlelight, with boho decor and chilled-out vibes - it's the perfect place to gather with friends, overlooking the glittering marina skyline views. - Sadie, Director

Bar area at Ula
Dukes The Palm, Palm Jumeirah,, 04 566 3041

Saturday Brunch at Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum

For an indulgent Saturday by the water, make your way to Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum. Float the day away poolside with friends at this chic Mediterranean venue located on Palm West Beach. Their incredible Saturday brunch starts from AED350 for a sharing platter and unlimited drinks - now that's Samir's kind of deal! Relax to live tunes alongside international delights like pizza, seafood, and more. The views of the Dubai skyline are truly priceless. Samir - Sales Executive

View of Burj Al Arab from Tonino Lamborghini
Raddison Beach Resort, Palm Jumeirah,, +971 58 559 4222

Candypants Brunch Redefined - Akira Back

The Candypants Saturday Brunch at Akira Back is another lively brunch hot spot. Enjoy the scenic sights of Dubai while sipping on cocktails and tucking into delectable Japanese dishes. If you're a big fan of rooftop bars and sunset views, just like Josh, head next to the SoBe brunch afterparty for 3 drinks for AED 100. With live music, DJ sets, and memorable moments around every corner - your weekend is sure to be sweet! Josh - CEO & Co-Founder

Group of friends enjoying their time at Candypants' Akira Back party
W Dubai, Palm Jumeirah,, +971 58 177 9831

Pool Brunch Party at Wane Palm

Wane Palm is pulling out all the stops this weekend with their pool party brunch. Kick off in style with dancing, singing, and revelry galore as you soak up the sun by the pool. Ladies can enjoy for just AED199 while Zeeshan and the guys will pay AED299 - quite the steal for an afternoon of fun in the Dubai sun! The party runs from 1pm so don't be late as the vibes will be off the charts. - Zeeshan, Quality Assurance Engineer

Poolside party at Wane Palm
Raddison Beach Resort, Palm Jumeirah,, +971 52 884 2570

PizzaExpressLive Double Trouble Brunch

Party straight into the weekend with Cam's all time favourite PizzaExpress Live and their incredible "Double Trouble Brunch" offer, Buy one and get the second completely free. Indulge in unlimited starters, main dishes from the woodfired pizzas and pastas, decadent desserts, and refreshing beverages. With live entertainment from 12:30pm - 3:30pm and packages from AED278 for two, it's one not to miss. Cam - Sales Executive

Guests enjoying the Double Trouble offer at PizzaExpress Live
Doubletree by Hilton, Business Bay,, 04 566 5722

Lock Stock & Barrel Sunday Roast 

Nothing warms the soul like a hearty Sunday roast, and Tom's top recommendation for this weekend at Lock Stock & Barrel in JBR is here to hit the spot. Indulge in tender chicken, juicy beef, or succulent lamb served with all the trimmings like fluffy Yorkshire puddings. Enjoy a refreshing house bevvie of choice alongside for just AED120. With the sports on and guaranteed buzzing atmosphere, this offer is the ultimate weekend feast. Tom - Sales Executive

Guests enjoying a Sunday Roast at Lock Stock & Barrel
Grand Millennium, Business Bay,, 04 873 3399

Whether you're looking for the best Sunday Roast, Party Brunch, Beach Club or a romantic dinner out, Dubai has something amazing happening every weekend! Visit Playbook or download the app to discover more exciting venues and offers! Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on upcoming events and deals.

See you around this weekend!

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