The Weekend Edit: Good Food and All-Day Fiestas

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Netsu Weekend Lunch

Netsu Weekend Lunch at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

THE LUNCH: Netsu at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira
Combining innovative Japanese street food flavours with a theatrical Kabuki-inspired setting, the Nestu weekend lunch is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The curated menu is creatively crafted by Chef Ross Shonhan and includes favourites such as ramen, katsu sandos and baos. For dessert, try traditional shaved ice (named Kakigori) with sweet toppings like caramel popcorn and crème brûlée. A great destination for tuck-in treats and a weekend catch-up, the Nestu Weekend Lunch is available on Friday and Saturday, from 12.30pm to 4pm; +971 4 777 2232

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Swimming pool at Rosewood Abu Dhabi

THE ALL-DAY PARTY: Fiesta at Glo, Rosewood Abu Dhabi
As the weather cools, the open-air venues come back to life and the party season begins. To celebrate the re-launch of its terrace, Glo, the Rosewood Abu Dhabi is hosting an all-day affair of live entertainment, named the Fiesta. The event will include DJs, dancers, a saxophonist, a percussionist and plenty of games, whilst you enjoy a picture-worthy view of Al Maryah Island. Whether you want to dress up for the party or keep it casual at the pool, the Fiesta promises a fun-filled ambience in luxurious surroundings. Glo’s Fiesta will take place on October 4 from 12pm to 11pm, tickets start from Dhs100 with complimentary entry for ladies before 4pm; +971 56 565 6757

artwork by Suzi Fadel Nassif

Fridalism by Suzi Fadel Nassif

THE AFTERNOON VIEWING: Teatro Del Alma at Coya Abu Dhabi
Showcasing mixed media work from Lebanese-born artist, Suzi Fadel Nassif, the Teatro Del Alma exhibition will feature contemporary creations influenced by Picasso, Dali, Kahlo and Warhol. Coya’s energetic setting will be further enhanced by a vibrant burst of colour and texture embedded within Nassif’s artwork. For art enthusiasts, a twist of surrealism will spur an emotive connection and reveal a story of joy or sorrow. All 25 pieces displayed will be available to purchase, or just to admire. Teatro Del Alma will run from October 1 until mid-November at Coya Abu Dhabi, located at the Four Seasons at The Galleria Al Maryah Island; +971 02 306 7000

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Blue and white interiors at Mazi Abu Dhabi

The popular London restaurant, Mazi, has arrived in Abu Dhabi. Set to be the ultimate Greek restaurant in the UAE, Mazi introduces the concept of sharing small plates that are reinterpreted versions of classics dishes. Located at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, the décor depicts a sea-washed Greek town with fishing boats and rustic architecture in a palette of Aegean blue and crisp white. The terrace is set within a garden of olive trees – which makes it an idyllic setting for a Friday evening spent sampling loukoumades with lavender honey and fresh grilled octopus from famed Chef Sarantos Rapatas. +971 2 498 8888

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Pool at Nikki Beach Dubai

THE EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Forever Young at Nikki Beach
Considered the first global luxury beach club concept, the Nikki Beach brand is now marking its twentieth year with a celebration like no other. At Nikki Beach Dubai, an exclusive event of music, dining, art, fashion and entertainment will take place in the urban oasis of Dubai’s Pearl Jumeira. To commemorate the occasion, Nikki Beach will release a coffee table book, a signature home fragrance and an original song titled, ‘Forever Young’ – a sophisticated souvenir to mark your time at the exclusive beachside location. The event will take place on October 4 from 11am to 8pm; +971 4 376 6000