Benihana’s sushi night 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).
Bistro Madeleine’s Soirée Souvinir de France Enjoy this night of Gallic 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).
Chef’s House Running Skewers Chefs will be grilling seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggies and bringing it to your table until you say ‘Stop!’ Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Club Olympus’ barbecue by the pool Grilled seafood, roasted meats and desserts. Dhs199 (food only), Dhs289 (selected beverages), Dhs99 (kids aged six to 12). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 317 2222).
Ember Grill & Lounge’s steak night Savour all-you-can-eat chargrilled meat at this friendly steakhouse, with live jazz. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Horizon’s Asian flavours A genuine South East Asian feast featuring authentic and fragrant ingredients. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (selected house beverages), Dhs85 (children aged six to 12). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Horizon, Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).
Palm Grill’s two-for-one deal This contemporary steakhouse introduces an array of 2-for-1 dinner deals throughout January. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-12.30pm. Until January 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).
Mazina’s Mongolian weekend buffet Succulent meat treats from the buffet. Dhs160 (food only), Dhs125 (bucket of selected house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Until January 31. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
The Fountain’s grill night Tender meat cuts and seafood every Thursday and Friday night. Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs165 (selected house beverages). Thu-Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
The Talk’s Mexican night Sample Mexican cuisine, from sizzling seafood to spicy grills and wholesome regional dishes, washed down with Mexican hop. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children 12 and under). Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
The Wharf’s mussels night Try 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).
Toshi’s Thai night Experience the taste of Thailand at this all-you-can-eat buffet. Dhs169 (soft drinks and one house beverage), Dhs235 (selected beverages). Thu 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM (04 429 9999).
Zaytoun Latino Live A barbecue under the stars with live Latino rhythms. Dhs185 (food only). Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Asado’s barbecue lessons Join Chef Norberto and learn the secrets of cooking a perfect barbecue. Also on Sat. 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).
Choices Indian night Acquaint yourself with the culinary heritage of India at this evening buffet. Dhs179 (selected beverages). Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai (04 282 0000).
Clique Sizzle and Barbecue 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).
Hukama yum cha Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha. Enjoy Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum. Dhs145. Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 436 8928).
Long Yin dim sum A delectable dim sum spread of steamed and fried dumplings, with an excellent two-for-one deal on beverages. Dhs18 per portion. Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire Culinary Friday Lunch Reflets serves a four-course menu matched with grape. January 2012 heralds a new, exciting menu. Note: unless you’re feeling flush, don’t accept the offer of bubbly when you sit down (they serve the premium pour costing Dhs240 a glass). Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (with grape). Fri noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Souk Al Bahar Farmers’ Market Visitors can expect to find an abundance of locally grown produce, enabling them to 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).
25/55 Café Bistro Saturday roast This traditional dinner offers a variety of meat carved at the table, served with all the accompaniments. Dhs170 (soft drinks); Dhs220 (selected house beverages). Sat 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (04 362 7955).
Al Badia Golf Club picnic brunch Guests are handed a picnic basket on arrival and can enjoy live cooking stations, and a Candyland station. Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs550 (premium bubbly), Dhs895 (premium pink bubbly). Noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai (04 701 1127).
Minato Saturday night buffet Enjoy Japanese classics in the tatami room, at the teppanyaki table or at the sushi bar. Dhs198 (includes selected house beverages), Dhs160 (food only). Sat 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).
Nineteen’s Saturday roast Choose from an array of traditional roast meats, accompanied by roast potatoes and veg, 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).
Ripe Food Market 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, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).
The Terrace’s Saturday barbecue 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).
The Wharf’s pie and pint night Tuck into a selection 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).
Asado’s tango and dinner evening Capture the passion of Argentina every Sunday with an evening of Argentinian food and optional tango lessons and performances. The evening begins with a three-course summer menu. Dhs222. 7pm-11.30pm (tango starts at 9.30pm). The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Levantine’s Sunday saver Every Sunday, four people can eat for the price of three at this Atlantis stalwart. Prices vary. 7pm-1am. Until March 31. Levantine, Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).
Nineteen’s vintage night Guests can try a four-course menu paired with selected beverages. Dhs375. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Media One’s ‘Feed Me’ package An all-inclusive food and drink package for two hours. Chefs will be presenting various platters, and bartenders are on hand to mix drinks. Dhs120 per person for two hours. Daily 2pm-4pm, 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
The Talk’s Sunday Roast Tuck into the UK’s top Sunday meal – perfectly roasted, freshly carved joints, live grill stations for seafood and meats, and classic European desserts. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children under 12. 6.30pm-11pm. Until March 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
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).
Bento at Z:ONE An array of Asian bento boxes starting from Dhs32. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 11am-6pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Café Chic greenhouse detox menu Chef Etienne and his culinary team create a unique five-course ‘greenhouse detox menu’, featuring low-calorie foods, with selected herbs and vegetables from the Café Chic greenhouse. Dhs395 (food only), Dhs430 (with a trio of health drinks: wheatgrass smoothie, carrot and ginger, and beetroot with passion fruit). Sat-Thu 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2615, 04 702 2455).
Chef’s House: Tempt-Asia Every Monday, choose from a selection of full-flavoured ingredients and traditional spices from across the Asian continent. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Curry night at The Wharf Try 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 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).
Lakeview’s movie and sushi night Catch a movie under the stars every Monday and indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura. Screenings take place at 7pm and 9pm featuring comedy, action and romantic classics. Dhs75 (food only). Mon 7pm, 9pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Mango Tree’s ‘Pair and Dine’ promotion Indulge in a five-course pairing menu, which offers a wide spectrum of Thai flavours perfectly matched with the recommended grapes. Dhs250 (vegetarian menu), Dhs295 (non-vegetarian menu). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 426 7313).
Chef’s House presents: Curries of the World Choose from meat, fish, and vegetarian curry options from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius and more curry-loving nations. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Horizon’s Indian Journey Feast on diverse curries, naans and tandoori kebabs as part of this Indian promotion. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (selected beverages), Dhs85 (children aged six to 12). Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).
Channels’ 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).
Nineteen’s The Battle of the Chefs 2012 Using the same staple ingredient, each contender will create three unique and flavoursome dishes and you will determine a winner. Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs355 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Spectrum on One’s sushi night All-you-can-eat sushi, maki, tempura and teppanyaki, with bottomless servings of Japanese rice-based beverage. Well worth the money. Dhs150. Wed 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
The Plantation cheese night 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).
Terra Firma Steakhouse’s Tomahawk Challenge Terra Firma is challenging guests to devour 2kg of tomahawk rib-eye steak and 300g of thick-cut chips within 60 minutes. Those who succeed will receive their steak for free, enter the hall of fame and will receive a commemorative apron. Not for the faint of heart, or faint of stomach. Dhs690 (or free if you complete the challenge). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
The Talk’s taste of Asia Favourites from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are prepared at live cooking stations. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children 12 and under. 6.30pm-11pm. Until March 31 2012. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
The Wharf’s Surf & Turf Night Try treats heralding 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).
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. You still have to pay, but it’s all about status. Dhs650. Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).