December is proving to be a month of culinary experience as Dubai's hot spots launch new offerings that should not be missed. Whether you're looking for brunch, afternoon tea or a cultural smorgasbord that also combines music and the arts, these are the places you need to be at this weekend.

Afternoon high tea at Angelina

The preferred choice of fashion icon Coco Chanel, Angelina has now introduced a new afternoon high-tea session that serves delectable delights including light sandwiches – the tomato and mozzarella, cucumber and cream cheese, and ham and cheese – along with  prawn and salmon mousse as well as peanut butter and fois gras mousse. You can choose to round off the tantalising session with the signature Montblanc pastry or sip into its popular L'Africain hot chocolate, made from cocoa sourced from Niger, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.

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The Angelina afternoon high-tea is priced at Dhs220.

Brunch at Catch Dubai

Starting this Saturday, Catch Dubai at the Fairmont Hotel is launching a new brunch concept. Choose from a range of starters including avocado on toast, lobster roll, cinnamon rolled pancakes and chicken salad before moving to mains including chicken and waffles, crab cake benedict, steak and eggs or the restaurant's trademark herb-roasted branzino.

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Catch Dubai's new brunch starts from Dhs275.

A mix of food and culture at Al Serkal Avenue

With the cool year-end chill hitting Dubai, it's time to head outdoors as Al Serkal Avenue hosts Area 01, an event that combines gastronomy with music and the arts. A diverse selection of over 50 culinary choices, including food trucks, will be on onsite to provide food fare as you enjoy the music as well as art performances and installations.

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Area 01 runs from December 16-17 at Al Serkal Avenue. 

Also, discover Ruya, the new Anatolian restaurant in Dubai.