Dubai’s cheapest bubbly brunch
Taking place for one Friday only on March 7, Spectrum on One is rolling prices back to what they were ten years ago, when the restaurant became one of the first to make the weekly event something of a Dubai ritual. On this special occasion, guests can expect to pay just Dhs155 per person (don’t you wish you’d moved here in 2004) and – surprise, surprise – it’s expected to book up fast. Diners will be able to tuck into all the brunch’s signature dishes, at a fraction of the regular price.
Dhs155. Friday March 7, noon-3.30pm. Spectrum on One, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Dubai’s most savoury dessert
Nofara Café’s Yorkshire pudding éclair features the classic British pudding (a traditional accompaniment to a meal of roast beef, vegetables and a generous pouring of gravy) filled with custard cream and dipped in chocolate. The overall effect is something not altogether dissimilar to a profiterole. Pick one up from the main café, or head down to Ripe’s organic market in Safa Park, held every Friday 9am-2pm.
Dhs15. Nofara Café, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 432 2023).
The UAE’s slowest dinner
Head to Lexington Grill at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah to get your hands on the country’s slowestprepared steak. Your meal is hung for a minimum of 21 days before being cooked, allowing the flavours to grow stronger as the moisture evaporates from the meat – it should be one of the tastiest steaks you’ve ever had.
From Dhs185 for a sirloin steak. Lexington Grill, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, www.waldorfastoria.com (07 203 5555).