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.