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5 hottest Dubai venues to check out this season

Pull up a chair as we present the latest news, reviews and must-try menu highlights from the city’s most talked about restaurants, bars and cafés

Rediscover Indian cuisine at the award-winning Masti in Dubai’s La Mer neighbourhood. As the name suggests, the menu is all about fusion fun and presents chef Prashant Chipkar’s inventive take on Indian cuisine featuring global influences. Discover unique iterations of popular dishes from around the globe fused with exotic spice blends from the Indian subcontinent, with the likes of paneer lasagna, stuffed charcoal chicken, sweet chilli glazed lamb chops and sun-dried tomato prawns.

Diners seeking the acclaimed chef’s specialities can reserve their spot for the venue’s weekly chef’s table events featuring his exclusive creations. 

With Expo 2020 Dubai bringing the world together, Liwan at Swissôtel Al Ghurair will host special brunches featuring dishes from 15 countries across 15 Fridays until March 31, 2022. Diners can sample unique dishes while junior visitors will be entertained with activities, including workshops for cooking, painting and gardening as well as Zumba.

Dubai’s favourite Southeast Asian restaurant, Blue Jade, blends fine food and festivity at its Saigon Social brunch, taking place every Thursday evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. Inspired by the sights and sounds of Ho Chi Minh City, one of the largest cities in Vietnam, formerly known as Saigon, the menu features an extensive selection of authentic dishes served family-style. Highlights include the pineapple seafood fried rice, ginger lotus sea bass, grilled chicken with lime leaves and more.

Following a showstopping interior revamp, Amazonico has opened its doors once again with a reimagined jungle paradise theme. This fresh look also brings with it a new late-night music programme, an updated menu of Latin American specials and a selection of new cocktails. From raw seafood to grilled meats, diners can taste the eclectic flavours of Latin America and enjoy the vibrant setting at this DIFC haunt.

The award-winning Hutong restaurant in DIFC has launched a new brunch concept, inspired by the legendary banquets hosted by Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty in the late 1600s. Guests will be treated to cultural entertainment while indulging in northern Chinese cuisine. The three-course sharing menu features dim sum, bao buns and the venue’s signatures, including stir-fried chicken with truffle sauce and pan-fried sea bass.


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