Cheap restaurant deals in Dubai for the week ahead
Ditch the soggy sandwich and go here instead
Time Out Dubai staff
It’s the week before payday and the struggle is real. We want to splash out on delicious meals in nice restaurants, but we’ve spent all of our money… on delicious meals, in nice restaurants.
The prospects look bleak, but before you settle down with your oven chips and tin of beans (shudder) take a look at these thrifty offers below, for a meal deal that doesn’t involve a soggy sandwich and a miniature bag of grapes.
Thursday 22 Under Dhs100 Chasing Marrakech at 3in1 Fancy a shawarma? Vida Downtown’s 3in1 has a new night, Chasing Marrakech, where you can dig into dishes such as shawarma quesadillas, along with mezze, all accompanied by some live music. From Dhs45. Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 888 3444).
Under Dhs200 Cheese and jazz at jones the grocer Love cheese? Then head to the Emirates Golf Club branch of jones the grocer to enjoy a cheese and grape night, all accompanied by live jazz. What a way to end the week. Dhs199. Thu 7.30pm-11pm (two hour package). Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).
Friday 23 Under Dhs200 Brunch at Crown & Lion Enjoy a roast dinner, as well as five drinks for just Dhs173 at this old school British pub. If you’re not a fan of roasts (and who isn’t?) then you can also grab fish and chips or a full English breakfast. Dhs173. Fri 11am-4pm. Ongoing. Byblos Hotel, Barsha Heights. (04 448 8000).
Under Dhs200 Sin bin brunch at Nezesaussi Grill Dig into pub grub and play some bar sports and arcade games at this brand-new cheap and cheerful Dubai Marina brunch. Dhs199 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).
Saturday 24 Under Dhs300 Couples’ deal at ZOCO For a Saturday date, enjoy three-course meal, plus a bottle of house grape for Dhs250 between you. Dig into tacos, guacamole, churros and more and groove to some Latino tunes, too. Dhs265. Sat 12.30-5pm. Ongoing. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0044).
Under Dhs100 roast dinner at garden on 8 Head to this Media City hangout on a Saturday or Sunday and get a roast for just Dhs99. Choose between chicken, beef or lamb and enjoy the sport on TV, too. Dhs99. Sat-Sun, noon-11pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Under Dhs150 Saturday roast at Bread Street Kitchen Love a British roast? Dig into roast sirloin of beef or roast chicken at this weekend feast from Gordon Ramsay. Dhs135. Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Sunday 25 Under Dhs250 Roll Call Sundays at Catch Dubai Visit this trendy seafood restaurant and treat yourself to unlimited gourmet maki rolls every Sunday from 7pm until 9pm, paired with authentic Japanese beverages. Dhs210. Sun 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 357 1755).
Monday 26 Ladies’ deal Ladies’ night at Key West Ladies, head to this chilled-out beach bar at Pearl Jumeira, kick off your shoes and get a combo platter of Floridian food and free-flowing house beverages every Monday night from 7pm to 11pm. Dhs120. Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Pearl Jumeira (04 376 6290).
Under Dhs100 Limited edition menu at Via Veneto Dig into a set menu for under Dhs100 with views of the Burj Khalifa light show. Dishes include foccacia and meatballs to start, followed by a choice of risotto, pasta, or saltimbocca di pollo (prosciutto-stuffed chicken), and for dessert you’ll be presented with a platter of Via Veneto favourites. Dhs99. Tue, Wed & Sat, from 7.30pm; Thu & Fri, from 9.30pm. Manzil Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 242 7882).
Under Dhs100 Wings ‘n’ Tings at Ting Irie Forget your ordinary wings, the res-taurant is serving up seven flavours with a Caribbean twist, from creamy coconut curry to Jamaican jerk. Not spicy enough? Take on the Spicy Wing Challenge. Eat six scotch bonnet wings and you’ll get discounts on your food. From Dhs50. Mon & Wed, 5pm-2am. Ongoing, Souk Al Manzil, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 557 5601)
Tuesday 27 Gents’ night at The Hide Gents, Tuesdays aren’t just about the ladies. Get unlimited house grape with any order of prime cuts or dry-aged meat at this Madinatsteakhouse. You’re welcome. Prices vary. Tue 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).
Ladies night at Okku Ladies, head to this Japanese restaurant and you’ll get free-flowing sparkling grape as well as a set ladies’ night menu including sushi and teryaki salmon, all for under Dhs198. Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Ladies’ night at STK Ladies, gather your friends and book for dinner at this trendy steakhouse at Rixos Premium JBR. Not only will you get three free drinks, there’s a special menu for Dhs149, too. Dhs149. Tue, 7pm-1am. Ongoing. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 323 0061).