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Like its name sug­gests, Yum Cha the new Fri­day brunch at Yuan – the fine-dining Chi­nese restau­rant at At­lantis the Palm – is de­li­cious. Savour over 40 scrummy dim sum dishes like steamed chicken dumplings with shrimp, mush­room and to­biko (fly­ing fish roe) or the crispy duck and pump­kin puffs along­side sal­ads, noodles and rice, tra­di­tional Chi­nese desserts and a broad se­lec­tion of free-flow­ing teas in a glam­orous, el­e­gant am­bi­ence mod­elled on a si­heyuan (a tra­di­tional Chi­nese house). From Dh188 per per­son, 11.30am3.30pm, call 04 426 0000 for reser­va­tions.

Ev­ery­one knows we’re fans of The Act Dubai. Now, the high­est theatre in the world on Shangri-La Ho­tel Dubai’s 42nd floor has raised the bar to greater heights, with its onenight-only din­ner show ‘One Night at The Opera’ on March 21. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Emi­rates Opera Project – the first pro­fes­sional opera group in the UAE, com­posed en­tirely of opera singers living here – ex­pect grandiose ren­di­tions of scenes from op­er­atic clas­sics like La Travi­ata. While the mu­sic trans­ports you to Italy, the Peru­vian bites will have your taste­buds singing Latin Amer­i­can tunes. Dh385 for a three-course set menu. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 8.30pm. Call 04 355 1116.

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