Burns Night in Dubai
Time Out Dubai has a list of restaurants in Dubai celebrating Burns Night (January 25) and serving haggis, including The Ivy, D&A and Rivington Grill
In commemoration of the national poet, Robert Burns, a few Dubai restaurants will be paying culinary homage with traditional Scottish-themed dishes on January 25. Whether you're after something Downtown, off the Sheikh Zayed Road or Umm Seqeim, we've suggested a some places to enjoy grub that will make you think you're in Scotland.
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And so you don't look out of place, here are five things you need to know about the iconic poet.
- Burns had 12 children, the last of which was born the day the great poet was laid to rest, at the age of 37.
- Auld Lang Syne, written by Robert Burns appears in the Guiness Worlds Records as one of the most popular songs of all time.
- Only Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus (as well as relgious figures) have more statues of themselves in the world than Burns.
- It has been claimed one of the most popular pop songs of all time, Thriller by Michael Jackson was inspired by some of Burns' work.
- In 2009, Burns was the first person to be commemorated on a Coca Cola bottle.
When Jumeirah Beach Hotel abbreviated its resident bar, Dhow & Anchor, it also gave it a major upgrade. Now it’s still as busy as it ever was, but alongside the sports playing (fairly discreetly) on the bar-side screens and hearty roasts with all the trimmings, is a broader, quality menu to entice families wanting that little bit more from their well-priced weekend meal. (Jamie’s Italian, at the other end of the hotel, must now be keeping a nervous eye on it.) Outside is a great terrace with views of the Burj Al Arab, but inside it’s often very busy too, with punters of all ages tucking into excellent fish and chips, quality chicken goujons, crispy whitebait and the best Scotch egg we’ve found anywhere in Dubai. (Though, to be fair, it’s not a long list.) This is one of the most reliable places to stop for a relaxed, quality spot of pub grub.