x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 14 December 2017

Hit List: Patriotic feasts across the country, float at The Dubai Fountain and more

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Coya restaurants in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are paying tribute to National Day with a special dessert. Courtesy Coya
Coya restaurants in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are paying tribute to National Day with a special dessert. Courtesy Coya

Patriotic feasts worth dining out on

National Day is on everyone’s minds this weekend, and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes using their menus to show their patriotism. Some of our favourites worth a try this weekend include Coya’s special dessert - the passion chocolate marquise, dark muscovado centred, maracuja snow (well, that’s a mouthful) - looks delicious. If that’s not mouthwatering enough, try the specially curated National Day menus at Burger & Lobster, 7 Elephants Dubai and other restaurants across the Emirates.

Take aim at this offer

Ready to take up a new hobby or brush up on your marksman skills? Al Forsan Shooting Club has three new packages available, including the Five-Gun Special 25m Range, which features the Beretta 9mm, Glock and more; the Five-Gun Special 50m Range with the Taurus 44 Magnum revolver and Ruger long-range 22 calibre pistol for maximum accuracy; and the Multi-Gun Special with an elite selection including the Blaser 223 calibre sniper rifle and a 12-gauge Beretta shotgun. Prices from Dh350 at Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. Call 800 2536 7726 or email info@alforsan.com

Al Forsan Shooting Club offers a variety of new shooting packages.
Al Forsan Shooting Club offers a variety of new shooting packages.

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Artistic flavour comes to D3

If you have artistic flair and like the same in your dining experience, you’ll want to seek out the new Italian restaurant at Dubai Design District. We’re loving the colourful interior at Benvenuto al Larte Dubai, an outlet straight out of Milan offering a “multi-sensory” dining experience. The vibrancy of this D3 gem complements the menu, which features rarely seen dishes including oven-baked ziti ragu and truffled clams casarecce. It’s worth putting on your dining hit list of new listings in the city. Call 04 240 0441 or see www.dubaidesigndistrict.com

Larte Dubai is one of the brightest new restaurants at D3. Courtesy Larte Dubai
Larte Dubai is one of the brightest new restaurants at D3. Courtesy Larte Dubai

Float into the weekend

If you’ve got friends visiting or just want a new take on The Dubai Fountain why not check out the view from the new floating platform. The Boardwalk is very cool in that it allows you to get up close to the world’s largest performing water feature. Start from Burj Park or the fountain promenade and stroll down the 272-metre platform – you’ll be just nine metres from the fountain itself. It’s open from 5pm to 11pm daily and costs just Dh20. Well worth it, we’d say! Go to www.burjkhalifa.ae

Now you can get closer to the Dubai Fountain on a floating platform.
Now you can get closer to the Dubai Fountain on a floating platform.