Looking for a meal in Dubai this week? Whether you’re in the mood for French or Italian, Spanish or steak, here are 17 ways to enjoy lunch or dinner in the city for less.
MONDAY 20 Moules frites Mondays at Couqley Tuck into a large cast iron pot of traditional moules served with crispy fries at Couqley every Monday. Plus, you can upgrade to a bottle of grape for Dhs299. Dhs249 (food only), Dhs299 (with a bottle of house grape). Mon noon-1am. Ongoing. Cluster A, JLT (04 514 9339).
The Italian Way at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Enjoy a special limited-edition dinner menu with hops pairing this month. Dishes on the three-course menu include mussels. Dhs350 (food and hops pairing). Daily noon-3.30pm, 7pm-1am. Until Nov 30. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 275 2555).
TUESDAY 21 Cheeky Mid Weeky At Rove Enjoy a full buffet with appetisers, salads and desserts, plus one main course and three drinks for just Dhs99 every Tuesday. Dhs99. Tue 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Various locations including Rove Downtown, www.rovehotels.com.
Ladies’ night at Salero Tuesdays offer a fun fiesta with good vibes from resident DJ David Salcedo. Ladies get three free drinks and 30 percent off all food. Prices vary. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5888).
WEDNESDAY 22 Caviar night at Prime68 Steakhouse Every Wednesday this month, Nicholas Narsavidze of Amstur Caviar will discuss the varieties and origins of the delicacy and you can enjoy a five-course caviar-inspired menu. Dhs400. Nov 22 & 29, 7.30pm-9.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
Samba Night at Chamas Head over for a Latin party complete with Samba dancers and a Latino band, plus enjoy 18 cuts of churrasco meat. Dhs205 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs599 (bubbly). Wed 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
THURSDAY 23 Thanksgiving dinner at Latitude Dig into a full buffet, which includes roast turkey, all the traditional trimmings and a selection of sweet pies for dessert. Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly), Dhs175 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). 6.30pm-11pm. Thu Nov 23. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
Thanksgiving meal at Mazina Head to this family-friendly Thanksgiving feast. Enjoy an international buffet, with traditional roast turkey, and plenty of sweets and desserts. Dhs175 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Thu Nov 23. Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).
Thanksgiving at The Hide The Hide chefs have prepared a special menu of roasted butternut squash salad, followed by roast turkey and pumpkin pie. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages). 7pm-midnight. Thu Nov 23. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
FRIDAY 24 Breakfast at Boulevard Kitchen Start your day with breakfast at The Terrace by Boulevard Kitchen. Enjoy dishes from the buffet including eggs, fruit, pastries and more to set you up for the morning. Dhs125. Daily 6am-11am. Ongoing. Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 888 3444).
Business lunch at Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera Every day of the week between noon and 4pm you can enjoy a two-course menu including sashimi fish salad, watermelon with feta and soft shell crab sandwiches. Dhs130. Daily noon-4pm. Ongoing. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 362 7312).
Lunch at Asado A new weekend lunch celebrates Latin American market food. Dishes include sea bass ceviche, beef chorizo and not forgetting some traditional churros. Plus you can pair it with unlimited grape, too. Dhs200 (food only), Dhs230 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages). Fri-Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Palace Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 888 3444).
SATURDAY 25 Sushi Saturday at Asia Asia If you’re after unlimited sushi and dim sum, with a side of Marina views, Asia Asia is your go-to Saturday spot. Order up some platters of sushi (maki rolls, nigiri et al) and tasty dim sum (we recommend the chicken ones). You also get a bottle of grape, too, all for just Dhs299 for two. Sounds like a great date day to us. Dhs299 per couple. Sat 2pm-7pm. Ongoing. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 276 5900).
Sharing plates at The Atlantic Dubai This deal comes with a pot of mussels, a dozen oysters and a bottle of sparkling grape for just Dhs199 per couple.And of course, some Dubai Fountain views. Dhs199. Sat 2pm-11pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 442 5662).
SUNDAY 26 Lunch at Eat Greek Dig into dishes such as chicken skewers with grilled pitta and fried potatoes for just Dhs45. Plus all mains come with salad and a drink. From Dhs45. Sun-Thu noon-7pm. Ongoing. Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall branches only. www.eatgreekkouzina.com.
Roast at The Rose & Crown Head to the Brit pub every Saturday and Sunday and enjoy a full roast dinner for two with a bottle of grape for Dhs199. Dhs199. Sat and Sun noon-midnight. Ongoing. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0022).
Street Food Nights at Kitchen6 Dig into dishes from the stalls of China, Singapore, Europe, South America and more at this evening buffet. Dhs195 (soft drinks). Sun 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).