COOL NEW SPOT
Seagrill on 25°
November; cooling temperatures, fresh sea breezes, the beautiful outdoors. The new menu at Seagrill On 25° offers you the ideal way to enjoy all three, with its light, airy interior and extensive terrace boasting a stunning view of the Marina. Chef Lazarou’s Mediterranean-inspired new concept serves simple yet delicious fare featuring fresh, sustainable produce and the finest olive oil. Expect cuisine from across Europe – including France, Spain, Italy and Greece – and a casual, chilled atmosphere just perfect for kicking back, relaxing and making the most of the winter weather. Fairmont The Palm, call 04 457 3388 for reservations
Some Sauce with that?
Mini fashionistas will love the new Saucette boutique at Galleria Mall in Jumeirah. Jam-packed full of hip designer children’s brands from all over the world as well as home-grown favourites, accessories and lifestyle items, Saucette is sure to be a hit with Dubai’s trendy tots. Al Wasl Road, 04 344 0012
With the weather cooling down, now’s the perfect time to get outside and get active. HDS Mini Golf – the latest offering at Jumeirah Lake Towers – is an all-weather miniature golf course suitable for all ages and abilities. Animal-themed par two, three and four holes will challenge all levels of golfer and there are refreshments on offer at the nearby Take A Break coffee shop. Dh35 for 45 minutes. Call 050 924 3456.
Treat your little ones to a movie you might even enjoy yourself; The Penguins of Madagascar is full of sneaky adults-only wit to keep you entertained. Follow the cheeky creatures as they team up with an undercover organisation to stop the evil Dr Octavius Brine and save the world... Out on November 27.
New mum and in a bit of a pickle? British maternity nurse and author of baby care books, Rachel Waddilove is back in Dubai this month for a series of seminars and home visits. Visit www.rachelsbabies.com for details.
IN THE CAPITAL...
Kick Back After a long, hard week you’ll find a spot of R&R at Anantara Eastern Mangroves. Thursday night’s Pool Deck BBQ is back after the summer, offering buffet starters and salads as well as a mouth-watering barbecue and dessert station. From Dh189. For bookings call 02 656 1168.
Your number’s up October saw the relaunch of popular nightspot Eight Abu Dhabi, back with its impressive roster of theme nights from Wednesday to Sunday. Taking its inspiration from the uber-trendy Meatpacking District of New York, this bar and cocktail lounge offers a variety of music from R ’n’ B to retro as well as a lively dance floor. Call 050 144 6662 for details.
Saturday Seafood Spend a leisurely Saturday afternoon at Flooka’s new brunch, where you’ll enjoy an extensive buffet, including a wide variety of seafood and Arabicinspired dishes along with a generous drinks package and a beautiful view of the mangroves. And there’s no rush to finish – brunch is on from 12pm until 5.30pm. Packages start from Dh220; Dh120 for children. Call 02 441 8244 for reservations.