Stargazing barbecue to be held at Dubai's Hillhouse Brasserie

The electricity will be turned off at the venue to mark Earth Hour

Stargazing barbecue to be held at Dubai's Hillhouse Brasserie

Being right in the heart of the city, it’s not too often that we get to wistfully gaze at the stars in the night sky.

But as part of Earth Hour, you can do just that at Hillhouse Brasserie this Saturday – where a sustainable menu is being served by candlelight accompanied by telescopes and astronomers to help you spot the wonders of the galaxy.

The electricity will be turned off at the Dubai Hills Golf Club venue for an hour – from 8.30pm to 9.30pm – on Saturday March 30.

Chefs will then fire up the barbecue grill, offering an unlimited set menu of rump steak, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, loaded burgers and more.

Healthier options include a baby gem and blue cheese salad as well as a fennel coleslaw, quinoa, broccoli and pumpkin salad to complement the grill options.

Meanwhile, the restaurant’s terrace and lawns will be converted into a stargazer’s lab, with comfortable rugs and miniature tents as well as entertainment from a live acoustic guitarist.

Dubai Astronomy Group’s Ahmad Al Hariri will also share his insights while explaining the roots of stargazing in Arabian culture. If you’ve never stared through a telescope before, don’t worry – he’ll be pointing out some of the easier-to-find constellations in the sky.

Hillhouse Brasserie manager David Meikle said: “Earth Hour represents a one-off night where the sustainable stars align for everyone.

“We want to make a difference – so why not dine by candlelight under the stars and enjoy the true glory of our planet by observing its humble place in the galaxies beyond us.”

Numbers are limited at the event, so it’s important that wannabe stargazers RSVP in advance by emailing
It’s going to be a starry night.
From Dhs150. 8.30pm-9.30pm, Sat Mar 30. Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai Hills Estate, (800 666 353).

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