Get through the week with these top-notch discounts in restaurants across the city
Time Out Dubai staff
You don't have to wait until the weekend to enjoy a great meal out. We've got 16 brilliant money-saving offers for you to try, and we reckon you can definitely justify treating yourself to more than one of these a week. Swipe through the gallery above to find a deal near you.
MONDAY 23 Diwali deal at Rajdhani The Indian restaurant, which serves vegetarian food, is offering up a full thali for Dhs45, including unlimited helpings, for the Festival of Lights. Dhs45. Sat-Thu noon-4pm, 7pm-11.30pm; Fri 1pm-4pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until Oct 21. Karama (04 334 7977).
Nobu Noir ladies’ night Ladies get three free mixed drinks and items from the Tails and Tapas menu from Dhs40. Free. Food from Dhs40. Mon 8.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
TUESDAY 24 Cheese and grape at The Powder Room Fancy a cheese and grape night? The Powder Room is now open in DIFC for that very purpose. It has a 1920s feel and is offering cheese boards with breads, crackers, nuts and chutneys for just Dhs90 an hour. Dhs90 (per hour of unlimited cheese and grape). Tue-Thu 5pm-11pm. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 343 5518).
Two Can Dine at Weslodge Saloon Enjoy a four-course dinner for two, plus a glass of grape for just Dhs300. Dishes on the couples’ menu include salmon, steaks, desserts and more. For more couples’ deals see page 16. Dhs300. Tue 6pm-2am. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 560 1700).
WEDNESDAY 25 Diwali Deal Diwali at Bombay Bungalow A whole feast of Indian fusion plates will be served up for just Dhs145 a person. Dishes include a mix of Bungalow favourites such as lentil soup, vegetable samosa, harissa chicken tikka and burrata butter chicken. Dhs145. Daily noon-midnight. Until Oct 28. The Beach, opposite JBR (800 692 8779).
Ladies’ night at BiCE Ristorante The Italian eatery’s ladies’ night runs every Wednesday, when you’ll get two hours of drinks and signature bites for just Dhs100. Men, fear not, you can get in on the bites deal for Dhs100, though all drinks are priced individually. Dhs100. Wed 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).
Ladies’ night at Maiden Shanghai Get free bubbly and “boom boom” chicken, every Wednesday at Maiden Shanghai’s new ladies’ night. Free. Wed 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai (04 247 5222).
Rush Hour at Benihana Head to this Japanese-American eatery each day from 5pm to 7pm and you’ll get sharing plates of sushi, sashimi, tempura and other nibbles (think edamame and salt and pepper squid) for Dhs25 each. Drinks are from just Dhs20 in that time, too. Dhs25. Daily 5pm-7pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 2000).
THURSDAY 26 Ladies’ night at Yuan Get free mixed drinks and 30 percent off a special menu, with dishes including roasted duck roll with mango and Chinese buns filled with wagyu rib-eye and mushrooms. Free. Thu 8.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
FRIDAY 27 Halloween brunch at Candypants Candypants is hosting a Halloween megabrunch. Not only are there prizes up for grabs for the best outfits, there’s even a Dhs45 discount on the brunch package to those coming in fancy dress. Dhs395 (selected beverages), Dhs350 if wearing fancy dress). 1pm-4pm. Fri Oct 27. Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 220 4638).
Halloween brunch at Yalumba Don your favourite fancy dress – the scarier the better – and enjoy unlimited food and beverages all afternoon alongside some spooky décor. Dhs499 (house beverages and bubbly). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Fri Oct 27. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
South Beach Fridays at Key West Chill out with a lazy lunch. Try dishes from the Caribbean, Floridian, Latin food stations. Then unwind to some tunes on bean bags on the sand. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs340 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeira (04 376 6000).
SATURDAY 28 Saturday roast at Nezesaussi Grill Round off your weekend with a chilled-out roast dinner with your mates at this Downtown sports bar. Dhs99 (food only), Dhs179 (three drinks). Sat noon-8pm. Ongoing. Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 888 3444).
Willy Wonka Afternoon Tea at The Lotus Lounge This one-off event has Willy Wonka-themed cakes, desserts and more for all the family. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (sparkling grape). 2pm-5pm. Sat Oct 28. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).
ZOCO’s birthday fiesta The Latin American restaurant turns one and there’s a special tapas-style menu with bites such as seafood molote for Dhs30. From Dhs30. 7pm-2am. Today only. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 437 0044).
SUNDAY 29 Halloween waffles at Eggspectation Dine at either branch of Eggspection (The Beach or City Walk) between Sunday October 29 and Tuesday October 31 and you’ll get a Halloween cocoa waffle absolutely free. Free. Daily 7am-midnight. Oct 29-31. The Beach, opposite JBR (4 430 7252), City Walk (04 240 6877).