AED1,000 biryani coming to Dubai
AED1,000 biryani coming to Dubai

AED1,000 biryani coming to Dubai

A Dubai restaurant is celebrating one year of business by launching a special biryani dish that will sell for AED1,000.

Yes, you did read that correctly. One thousand dirhams. For a biryani. And this is what you’ll get. To be honest, it looks like a biryani that’s just completed the Dubai marathon and been given a space blanket to keep warm. But maybe that’s just us.

The biryani will be covered in 18-karat edible gold and will be big enough to feed four to six people.

If you have AED1,000 to spare and fancy a biryani, you’ll need to book at table at Bombay Borough in DIFC.

Cool idea, and all – but the DubaiLAD team will stick with our five dirham shawarmas, thanks!

Dubai bans all entertainment with immediate effect

If you are heading out for dinner this weekend, you’ll want to check out this story.

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has issued strict new instructions that all hotels and restaurants must stop entertainment activities with immediate effect.

Recent inspections have found more than 200 violations for breaching Covid-19 guidelines. And they’ve gone one step further at some places and closed down 20 establishments.

The entertainment suspension comes into effect today across Dubai, Thursday January 21. And it will continue indefinitely until further notice.

The official statement from the DTCM says: “The department will continuously assess the new situation with the health authorities. We appreciate your constant cooperation and value your efforts to serve the public good and protect the health and safety of society”.

What the new rule means in practice is that no bars, restaurants and venues will be able to have singers, DJs or dancers. Bars and restaurants will still be open and able to serve food and drinks.