Try Center Cut's Australian Night or picnic at the polo
Center Cut’s Australian night A three-course menu along with the best of Australian beverages. Dhs240 (selected house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Ewaan’s Arabian Nights Traditional Arabic cuisine and belly dancers. Guests can feast on mezze, falafel, saj, ouzi and a barbecue. Dhs250 (soft drinks). 8.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
JW’s Steakhouse Wall of Fame Night 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).
Spectrum on One’s sushi night All-you-can-eat sushi, maki, tempura and teppanyaki, with bottomless servings of Japanese rice-based beverage. Dhs150. Wed 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
The Market Café’s Seafood Wednesday An all-you-can-eat seafood buffet featuring lobster, crab, oysters and shrimps, plus plenty more. Dhs215 (selected beverages), Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for kids under six. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
The Plantation cheese night Features 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).
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. 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).
Benihana’s sushi night Authentic sushi, sashimi and other Japanese treats. Dhs189 (selected house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Bistro Madeleine’s Soirée Souvinir de France Authentic buffet of French fare – from cold cuts and various cheeses to flavoursome desserts. Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs185 (house red and white). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Chef’s House Running Skewers Seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggie skewers brought to your table. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
City Seasons Japanese night Dishes include chicken and seafood yakitori, sweet potato tempura and a wide selection of sushi and sashimi. Diners also stand a chance of winning an airline ticket to any of Bahrain Air’s 22 destinations by dropping their business card into the pot. Dhs79 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. City Seasons Hotel Dubai (04 294 2777).
Fountain Restaurant’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).
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. Ongoing. Horizon, Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).
Mazina cheese and grape pairing Cheese connoisseurs are invited to savour unlimited cheese and two glasses of selected beverages every Thursday. Dhs130. Thu 6.30pm-9pm. Until February 29. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Pool Bar barbecue Chill out beside the pool and savour tender grilled cuts and seafood with desserts. Dhs175 (food only), Dhs225 (selected beverages) Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
The Talk’s Mexican night Sample Mexican cuisine, from seafood to spicy grills and regional dishes, washed down with Mexican hops. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected beverages), free for children aged 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).
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 Saturdays. Advance booking required. Dhs295 (recipes and a sit-down lunch), Dhs445 (recipes, lunch and selected house beverages). Fri-Sat 11am-1.30pm. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Clique’s 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).
Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club polo picnics Bring your picnic basket and have a relaxed afternoon on the polo field every Friday. Dhs100 per car during tournaments, Dhs300 for a picnic box for two people; includes, car access to the polo field). Noon. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
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 dim sum spread of steamed and fried dumplings, with a two-for-one deal on beverages at this well-established Chinese restaurant. Dhs18 per portion. Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Nezesaussi Grill’s ‘Brekky for Lunch’ On weekends enjoy the Nezesaussi breakfast at lunchtime. Also on Saturdays. Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Shades barbecue Spend a lazy afternoon by the infinity pool, while feasting on all-you-can-eat barbecue. Dhs285 (pitcher of selected beverages; an additional Dhs100. Fri 11am-4pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Shang Palace’s Chinese New Year A specially created six-course menu from Chef Mok. Lion dancing will take place in the lobby today. Dhs288 (food only), Dhs400 (selected house beverages). Noon-2.30pm, 7pm-11pm. Until February 10. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888).
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).
Traiteur Argentinian Delights Chef Federico Heinzmann, chef de cuisine at Duhau restaurant at the Palacio Duhau, Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, will be showcasing the best of Argentinian cuisine. Dhs350-400 (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until February 10. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
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).
Asado grape tasting classes Sample the largest collection of Argentinian grape in the Middle East, with the help of a sommelier. Minimum six people. Advance reservations essential. Dhs220. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Epona Breakfast Enjoy an extensive breakfast overlooking the polo club’s riding arenas. Dhs75; Dhs35 for children aged six to 12. 7.30am-10.30am. Ongoing. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Al Qudra Road, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
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).
Ruth’s Chris ‘Sizzling Saturdays’ Enjoy a night of acoustic jazz in an atmosphere that would have suited the likes of Dean, Frank and Jimmy and friends. Rat Pack-tastic. Prices start at Dhs265 (for three courses). Sat 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Monarch Hotel (04 501 8666).
The Terrace’s Saturday barbecue Enjoy a barbecue with free-flowing frosty hops and pink grape beverage, not forgetting the great views. 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 night with an evening of Argentinian food and optional tango lessons and performances. The evening begins with a three-course summer menu. Dhs222. Sun 7pm-11.30pm (tango starts at 9.30pm). The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Channels: The English Channel Best of British, with a selection of favourites from pies and roasts to sweet puddings. Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (selected house beverages), Dhs199 (premium beverages). Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana (04 435 0201). 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).
Rosso’s Italian barbecue Every Sunday night, savour tasty fish and meat delicacies grilled on the barbecue. Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (selected house beverages). Sun 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).
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).
Fire & Ice: Flavours of Argentina The grill is staple to both Argentinian diet and culture, and a symbol of family and friendship. Fire & Ice offers guests the chance to experience the best ingredients Argentina offers. Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Until February 13. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
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. This week: Mr Popper’s Penguins at 7pm, and Legally Blonde at 9pm. 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 Meat, fish, and vegetarian curry options from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India and Mauritius. 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).