Visit the farmers' market or celebrate Thanksgiving
Barbecue by the pool at Club Olympus Try grilled seafood, roasted meats and desserts, plus shisha. Dhs199 (food only), Dhs289 (selected beverages), Dhs99 (kids aged six to 12). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 317 2222).
Latino Live at Zaytoun A barbecue served under the stars to the backdrop of live Latino rhythms. Dhs185 (food only). Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Mediterranean night at The Talk Mediterranean cuisine with a twist – everything from Greek dishes to Spanish and Italian favourites. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (selected house beverages), free for children under 12. Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Mussels night at The Wharf Get stuck into black pot mussels, cooked in a different sauce each week and served with fries and garlic bread. Dhs110. Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Pizza night at Bunkers Fun for the family with an exciting choice on the pizza menu. Prices from Dhs60 (adults), Dhs30 (kids). Thu 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Seafood night at AOC French Brasserie Lobster, oysters, shrimps, crabs and mussels are all up for grabs. Also takes place on Saturdays. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (selected house beverages and bubbly). Thu and Sat 7pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai, JBR (04 448 4870).
Seafood Night at Na3Na3 Dishes include spicy gazpacho with chilled shrimp skewer, as well as live seafood cooking stations. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).
Soirée Souvinir de France at Bistro Madeleine For a piece of Parisian culture, enjoy this night of music while you tuck into an authentic French buffet, featuring cold cuts of pork and beef tartare, live cooking stations, cheese fondue and crêpe desserts. Dhs185 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Steak night at The Med Media One’s barbecue offers steaks and traditional accompaniments served on the terrace. Dhs199 (food only), Dhs279 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Sushi night at Benihana Sample authentic sushi, sashimi and other Japanese delicacies at this family-friendly and fun restaurant. Dhs189 (selected house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Thanksgiving at Baker & Spice This Souk Al Bahar favourite will be serving a family-style version of the Thanksgiving feast – and can also prepare and deliver a feast to your home. The menu includes corn chowder (Dhs28 per person), and roast chicken with roasted and sweet potatoes (Dhs275, serves four to six). Orders must be made at least four days in advance. Prices vary. 8am-11pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 425 2240).
Thanksgiving at Boulvar Head to this popular Deira venue for a veritable Thanksgiving feast. For those who like their turkey to go, the hotel’s Boulevard Gourmet is offering Thanksgiving takeaway treats (turkey, pumpkin and dried apricot quiche and pumpkin pie) from November 23-25, with dishes starting at Dhs75. Dhs125 (lunch), Dhs155 (dinner). 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).
Thanksgiving at Dunes Celebrate Thanksgiving in style with a roast turkey carving station, all-American accompaniments, special desserts and festive cocktails. Dhs195 (food only), Dhs285 (selected house beverages), half price for children, free for under fives. 7pm-11pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Thanksgiving at JW Marriott Hotel The Thanksgiving celebrations take place across Market Place, Hofbräuhaus and Bamboo Lagoon. Indulge in succulent turkey with all the trimmings, plus yams and mashed potato. Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs330 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).
Thanksgiving at The Gramercy Catch this special lunch and dinner, served with all the trimmings. Leftover turkey sandwiches will be served for lunch on November 25. Dhs135 (dinner; food only), Dhs225 (lunch; food only). Noon-3pm. The Gramercy, DIFC (04 437 7511).
Thanksgiving lunch and dinner at Pine Grill Chefs will prepare roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing accompanied by home-made cranberry sauce. Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs260 (selected house beverages). Noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm. Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community (04 885 2222).
Barbecue with Chef Norberto Palacios Join Norberto Palacios by the pool and learn the secrets of mastering a perfect barbecue. Also on Saturdays. Advance booking required. Dhs295 (recipes and a sit-down lunch), Dhs445 (recipes, lunch and selected house beverages). Fri-Sat 11am-1.30pm. Asado, The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Culinary Friday lunch at Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire Reflets serves a four-course menu matched with grape picked by the sommelier. Note: unless you’re feeling flush, don’t accept the offer of bubbly when you sit down (at Dhs240 a glass for rosé, it’ll cost nearly as much as your meal). Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (with grape). Fri noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Festival City (04 701 1127).
Farmers’ Market at Souk Al Bahar Dubai Farmers’ Market is back and visitors can expect to find an abundance of locally grown produce. Rediscover the joy of buying freshly picked produce. Free. 9am-3pm. Until mid-April 2012. The Terrace (next to Baker & Spice, opposite Burj Khalifa), Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 427 9856).
Friday dim sum lunch at Long Yin Steamed and fried dim sum, with a two-for-one deal on hop-based beverages. Dhs18 per portion. Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Sizzle and barbecue at Clique This affordable and fun barbecue event makes a nice change to the run-of-the-mill brunch. Dhs150 (food and two hop-based beverages). Fri 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 330 0000).
Thanksgiving brunch at Market Café Try traditional Thanksgiving favourites such as roast turkey with baked squash, mashed potato, broccoli and cranberry sauce. Children can enjoy a variety of activities in the kids’ tent, with face painting, balloon making, hand printing, word puzzles, quizzes and much more. Receive 20 per cent discount on your total brunch bill if you finish your meal and depart by 2pm. Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (selected house beverages), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for children under six. 12.30pm-4pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
Yum cha at Hukama Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha. Enjoy a selection of the finest Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum. Dhs145. Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 436 8928).
Pie and pint night at The Wharf Tuck into a variety of home-made pies, accompanied by a pint, at this traditional English pub. Dhs90. Sat from 7pm. Ongoing. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Ripe Food Market Head down to Dubai Garden Centre on Saturdays to pick up boxes of fresh fruit and veg; smaller boxes can feed one to two people for a week, while larger boxes can feed a family for a week. Dhs80 (small), Dhs130 (large). Sat 9.30am-1pm. Ongoing. Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, by the Gold and Diamond Park, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).
Saturday roast at 25/55 Café Bistro This traditional dinner offers a variety of meat carved at the table, served with traditional accompaniments. Dhs170 (soft drinks); Dhs220 (selected house beverages). Sat 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (04 362 7955).
Saturday roast at Nineteen Choose from an array of meats, accompanied by crisp roast potatoes and fresh, seasonal vegetables, as well as a starter and dessert buffet. Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. Sat noon-3.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Seafood grills and sushi thrills at The Talk Try spiced fish and shellfish straight from the grill, plus fresh sushi prepared by the sushi chefs. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs230 (house beverages). Sat 6.30pm-11pm. Until December 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Thaipas at Sukothai ‘Thaipas’ lunch menu with all the Thai favourites. Dhs119 (soft drinks), Dhs169 (selected house beverages). Fri, Sat 12.30pm-2.45pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2615).
Unwind at The Terrace Enjoy a barbecue with free-flowing frosty hops and pink grape beverage. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (selected house beverages), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for children under six. Sat 5pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Italian barbecue Savour tasty fish and meat delicacies grilled on the Rosso terrace, with views of the Arabian Gulf. Dhs65 (food only). Sun 12.30pm-3.30pm. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).
Lobster Sundays at Fish Market Seafood Restaurant Every Sunday, Chef Sombun will cook any size of lobster from the Fish Market’s seafood display for Dhs85. Dhs85 (lobster), other dishes vary in price. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Until November 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Tango and dinner at Asado Capture the fire and passion of Argentina every Sunday evening with an evening of Argentinian food and optional tango lessons and performances. The evening begins with a three-course summer menu. Dhs222. 7pm (tango starts at 9.30pm)-11.30pm. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
The Wharf Sunday roast Enjoy traditional roast dinner with a choice of Aberdeen Angus roast beef, spit-roast chicken or rosemary lamb leg, all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Dhs110. Sun 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Vintage night at Nineteen A four-course menu paired with selected beverages. Dhs375. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Curry and hops at Spectrum on One Feast on unlimited servings of Indian curries, complemented by India’s top-selling, hop-based beverage. Dhs150. Mon 7pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Curry night at The Wharf Enjoy the curries of the day served with steaming rice and fresh naan bread. Dhs110. Mon 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Glasshouse dinner and drinks promotion Enjoy a variety of selected drinks for Dhs1 when you buy a two-course meal. Prices vary. Mon and Wed 8pm-late. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
Tempt-Asia at Chef’s House Every Monday, choose from an ensemble of full-flavoured ingredients and premium spices. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Truffle season at Splendido Sardinian chef Corrado brings the truffle festival to Splendido. White truffles from Italy and black truffles from France will be used in dishes such as duck ravioli with foie gras and duck jus. From Dhs75. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 28. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 399 4000).
An Indian journey at Horizon Feast on diverse curries, naans and tandoori kebabs as part of this Indian promotion. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (selected beverages), Dhs289 (premium beverages). Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).
Curries of the world at Chef’s House Choose from a range of meat, fish, and vegetarian options from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius and many more curry-loving nations. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Chef François’s gourmet Tuesdays at Le Classique Features an à la carte menu of Chef François’s top 10 dishes, along with a starter and dessert buffet, plus free-flowing grape-based beverages. Dhs320 (grape), Dhs195 (soft drinks). Tue 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 2222).
Mediterranean nights at AOC French Brasserie Featuring food from Italy, Spain, Greece and Morocco. Dhs180 (soft drinks). Dhs280 (selected house beverages and bubbly). Tue 7pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4870).
Rib night at The Wharf Sample sticky beef ribs served with mash or fries, garnished with signature sauce. Dhs110. Tue 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Seafood night at Topkapi An extensive seafood buffet featuring dishes such as seafood thermidor, paella, mussels in garlic, cream and coconut, and crab curry. Dhs130. 7.30pm. Until December 31. Taj Palace Hotel, Deira (04 223 2222).
The Italian Job meal deal Every Tuesday night features rich and authentic Italian pastas and pizzas. Dhs85 (food only), Dhs105 (one glass of selected house beverage), Dhs125 (unlimited selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
A taste of Asia at The Talk Sample the tastes of a large and diverse continent. A fresh and extensive buffet dedicated to Indian and Asian specialities. Dhs165, Dhs220 (includes hop-based beverages), children under 12 dine for free. Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Al Muna theme nights Wednesday is a night for seafood lovers, while Thursday is a journey up the Silk Route through China, Central Asia and Northern India. Dhs285 (Wed; soft drinks only), Dhs250 (Thu; soft drinks only). Wed-Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
All you can eat at Benihana Chow down on fnigiri, sushi, sashimi and makimono, or Benihana’s signature teppanyaki. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (selected beverages), Dhs279 (premium beverages), Dhs99 (children aged six to 12). Mon, Wed, Sat 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3089).
All you can eat at Thai Kitchen Diners can feast on an extensive list of unlimited dishes. Dhs220. Wed 7pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club (04 602 1234).
Cheese and grape evening at Plantation Featuring more than 20 cheeses from France, plus a sommelier to guide you through the grapes. Dhs170 (cheese and grape). Wed 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4873).
Culinary journey of Persia at Shabestan This culinary treat features delicacies from three regions in Iran known for great cuisine: Mashhad, Hamadan and Tehran. This week, the journey concludes in Tehran with Persian dishes such as mast-o-khiar, halim bademjam, kalam polo, Iranian sweets and tea. Dhs160. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm (lunch), 7.30pm-11.15pm (dinner). Until November 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Latino loco at Chef’s House An evening spiced up with tortillas, quesadillas, burritos and more. There’s also a live barbecue station, and salsa music courtesy of DJ AnOn, with percussion by Hush from 9pm onwards. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Lunch menu at Chi’Zen Try two or three courses of Chinese classics at the Festival City and Mall of the Emirates branches. Dhs49 (two courses), Dhs69 (three courses). Sun-Thu 12.30pm-4pm. Until November 30. Marina Pavilion, Dubai Festival City (04 232 9077); Mall of the Emirates (04 354 9288).
Mediterranean night Enjoy all-you-can-eat tasty Mediterranean fare. Dhs179 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Channels, Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0000).
Mussels night at Brauhaus Feast on a pot of succulent Dutch mussels with fries and a carafe. Dhs159. Fri-Wed 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. Jumeirah Rotana Hotel, Al Dhiyafa Street, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Pierre Gagnaire at Reflets The renowned Michelin-starred chef is back in Dubai to take charge of the kitchen. Book your table and have the chance to meet the man for yourself. Prices start at Dhs400. 7pm-11.30pm. Until December 5. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1111).
Sapa menu at Hoi An Sapa – a North Vietnamese method of cooking – can be enjoyed in Hoi An this November. Choose from a selection of meat, fish and vegetables and cook them yourself at your table on the sapa grill. Dhs430 (per couple). Daily 6.30pm-1am. Until November 30. Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Seasonal menu at Shang Palace Chef Mok prepares signature dishes such as pan-fried beef short rib with black pepper sauce, and stir-fried prawns and celery with XO sauce. Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm, 8pm-midnight. Until November 30. Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Surf and turf at The Wharf Treats from both land and sea at this weekly night, with half a North Atlantic Canadian hum lobster and a 200g striploin steak served with both fries and salad. Dhs450. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Sushi at Spectrum on One This gut-busting deal includes all-you-can-eat sushi, maki, tempura and teppanyaki, with bottomless servings of Japanese rice-based beverage. Dhs150. Wed 6.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
The MED in France Indulge in the favourites of French cooking every Wednesday. Bottles of grape beverage start at Dhs88. Dhs135 (food only). Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Wall of fame night at JW’s Steakhouse Finish the 20oz filet mignon and a bottle of grape, and your name will be honoured on the restaurant’s Wall of Fame. Dhs650. Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
White truffle promotion by Giorgio Locatelli The à la carte menu features beef carpaccio, rocket salad, parmesan with shaved white truffle; bruschetta with pork lard and truffle; and veal cutlet and potato purée with truffle. Prices start at Dhs90. Daily noon-2.45pm (lunch). 6pm-10.45pm (dinner, Sat-Wed), 6pm-11.45pm (dinner, Thu-Fri). Until November 30. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).