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î WAKA Restaurant & Bar, The Oberoi Dubai Enjoy the best of Latin American cuisine at WAKA Restaurant & Bar’s Late Brunch that takes place every Friday from 8pm – 11.30pm with packages inclusive of fantastic food, beverage and entertainment. Waka is the latest addition to the growing number restaurants in Dubai serving Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian fusion food). At Waka’s new Friday Late Brunch, there’s an a la carte menu, alongside buffet options for main course. All dishes on the a la carte menu can be ordered an unlimited amount, there’s wakamole (the restaurant’s take on traditional guacamole), sizzling chicken anticucho served straight to the table and plenty of different types of maki. For main course there’s a tasty ‘cazuela de lubina’ (sea bass, Peruvian dry potato, aji, cheese and black mint) that’s well worth a try. The buffet bar keeps it simple, with four options: del Mercado ceviche, sansei tuna ceviche, corn salad and a mixed salad. Priced at Dhs285 with food and soft drinks, Dhs375 for food and house beverages, Dhs550 for food and premium beverages, Dhs200 for house beverages only and Dhs400 for premium beverages only. Call 04-4441455 or e-mail

î La Cantine du Faubourg, Jumeirah Emirates Towers

î Gaucho, DIFC Gaucho DIFC is ringing in Eid with a 2 for 1 roast offer. Start off the festivities with slow braised back ribs or a quinoa tartare, followed by a succulent bife de chorizo or bife de ancho, served with roasted potatoes, carrots, parsnips, sautéed broccoli, homemade Yorkshire pudding. And, what’s an Eid culinary treat without a little something sweet? Pick between ‘mango mess’ or chocolate brownie with dulche de leche. Priced at Dhs210 per person for two hours with unlimited grape and hops. Call 04-4227898, or e-mail events.

Every Saturday from 12noon to 4pm, at the elegant modern Parisian destination at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, La Cantine du Faubourg serves up brunch. In a relaxed atmosphere, the bright and sunny venue lets natural light come in through its glassed pergola. La Cantine du Faubourg turns into a Parisian bedroom with a bed centre stage, clocks on the tables, menus in the shape of newspapers, and staff wearing silk robes and pyjamas. Enjoy pastries, eggs dishes, signature dishes and sweets all brought to the table, allowing the conversation and laughter with friends to flow. Priced at Dhs265 with mocktails, fresh juices, soft drinks and hot beverages, Dhs400 with house beverages added on and Dhs550 with bubbly added on. E-mail or call +971 555377495.

î Nineteen, Address Montgomerie î Dusty’s, DIFC If you have a sweet tooth, this one’s for you. Dusty’s in DIFC has revised its dessert menu! Featuring an array of unusual textures and flavours, the new menu boasts six sumptuous desserts. Inspired by chef Alper’s Mediterranean kitchen ethos, Dusty’s new desserts revolve around premium ingredients and optimal freshness. Designed to awaken your inner child, the desserts are loaded with everything good in life - sugar, butter, cream, and a blinding amount of chocolate. To hear more, visit or call 04-3545435.

Revel in a fresh Mediterranean spread surrounded by chic interiors and unrivalled views of the golf course as Nineteen relaunches a delicious new menu at its Friday Mediterranean Brunch. Taking place every Friday from 12.30pm until 3.30pm, brunch is priced at Dhs290 per person including soft beverages and Dhs380 per person including house beverages. Call 04-3905600 or e-mail

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