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7 fun things to do in UAE this weekend: Food, comedy and more

Published on September 24, 2020 at 06.00

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Dunes to oceans

Abu Dhabi Culinary Season’s Chef’s Table series is running instalments under the banner of From Dunes to Oceans until October 15. It features 10 of the capital’s best-loved restaurants including Tori No Su, Hoi An and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse curating limited-edition, menus that embrace Khaleeji culture.
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Vibin’ Saturday

If you’re missing visiting the Caribbean, Miss Lily’s at Sheraton Grand Hotel offers a local alternative with a vibin’ Saturday burst of Jamaican plates, refreshments and tunes to match. Foreign + Yard will tap into your zest for life, ensuring the end of weekend blues are nowhere to be found. Kick things off by choosing either Patties (beef, chicken or callaloo/ vegetarian), Peppa Shrimp (whole white prawns and scotch bonnet pepper) or Stamp & Go (salted cod, Jamaican spices and tomato salsa). Follow that with the famous Yaad Bird (fried or jerk chicken) and coleslaw served up with dirty mac & cheese. On from 6pm for Dh165 for food.
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Eat out to help out

Help those still reeling from August’s Beirut explosion as Phoenicia at JA Oasis Beach Tower Dubai hosts a Benefit Beirut Dinner by acclaimed Chef Greg Malouf tonight; donating 100 per cent of food proceeds to worthy causes in the Lebanese capital via the Emirates Red Crescent charity. Tickets to the dinner at Phoenicia Dubai are Dh200 per person and includes a selection of award-winning mezze, a choice of main course and a specially created dessert. Opening Hours: 6pm. Book at
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Pie spy

To mark the changing season, homemade fall pies have returned to Clinton St. Baking Company. Pecan, apple, pumpkin, and more, whether it’s a solo treat or a cozy get together with family and friends you can get in on the action to dine in at City Walk or take home from Dh25.
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Stream Emmy winners

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards honoured the best in TV programming on Sunday and you can catch a lot of it in the UAE on OSN. Top winner Watchmen took home Emmys for Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Writing and Outstanding Limited Series, in addition to seven Creative Arts Emmys; while Succession, won Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor, Directing and Writing, in addition to three Creative Arts Emmys. Fans of Disney’s The Mandalorian were thrilled with the show’s seven awards at the Creative Arts Emmys for outstanding special visual effects, sound editing, sound mixing, production design, music composition, stunt coordination, and cinematography awards. Other Emmy award-winning series that you can catch up on include Euphoria, I Know This Much is True and The Handmaid’s Tale. Winner of the Outstanding Television Movie Emmy, Bad Education is also available on OSN for Hugh Jackman fans.
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Laugh out loud

It's once again time to step away from your screen and join in with a live comedy show. This month's Laughter Factory has three spellbinding acts that guarantee an evening of non-stop guffaws. Stephen Carlin, Pierre Hollins and Sally Anne-Hayward will all take to the stage at the Grand Millenium Barsha Heights from 8pm tonight and at the same time at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah tomorrow.
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Fireworks tonight

After a six-month refurbishment period and with new musical fountain shows, events and an unbelievable laser and projection mapping experience, IMAGINE, the visual and sensory extravaganza at Festival Bay will be making its return just in time to celebrate the start of the 2nd edition of Dubai Home Festival this evening. Marking its comeback with a spectacular firework display at 9pm, IMAGINE will debut a new exclusive Baby Shark medley.
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