Benihana’s sushi night Authentic sushi, sashimi and other Japanese treats. Dhs199 (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).
Blue Orange’s lobster barbecue night Choose your own lobster and a variety of seafood such as freshly shucked french oysters, mussels, smoked fish, sushi and sashimi. Dhs350 (selected house beverages for three hours), Dhs250 (soft drinks). 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7136).
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).
Farriers seafood and barbecue race night Watch the on-track action while dining on a sumptuous buffet. Dhs250 (food only), Dhs375 (selected house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Meydan Hotel (04 381 3111).
Fire & Ice ‘Flavours of Indonesia’ The classic satay platter includes satay marangi (garlic-marinated beef fillet on a skewer), satay ayam (chicken satay with a peanut sauce), and satay kambing (lamb satay with an Indonesian lime and soy sauce). Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until March 15. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888). 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). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Horizon, Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).
JW Marriott’s ‘Dinner Dine Around’ Relish a buffet spread from Bamboo Lagoon, Hofbräuhaus and The Market Place. Dhs230 (soft drinks), Dhs330 (selected house beverages, Dhs110 for children aged six to 12. Thu, Fri 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Bamboo Lagoon, The Market Place and Hofbräuhaus at JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).
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).
Al Dawaar’s Emirati cuisine promotion Savour popular local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris, as well as local sweets served alongside an international buffet. Dhs175 (food only). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until March 31. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
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 for an afternoon on the polo field every Friday. Dhs100 per car during tournaments, Dhs300 for a picnic for two people; includes car access to the polo field. Fri from noon. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
Churrasco nights at Ember Grill & Lounge Join the fiesta with traditional Brazilian churrasco – enjoy succulent pieces of grilled beef and seafood on skewers, carved at your table by pasadors. Food is accompanied by a Brazilian band. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Fri 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
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 Guests can sample 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). Park Hyatt’s ‘Imperial Caviar’ and bubbly promotion The Terrace at Park Hyatt offers exclusive organic-farmed Imperial Caviar at its Raw Bar. Dhs650 for 30g, Dhs1,000 for 50g, Dhs1,990 for 100g. Fri 6pm-1.30am. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Rostang’s new truffle promotion Michel Rostang comes to Dubai to host a special dinner showcasing black Périgord truffles. These are Rostang’s speciality, and his truffle sandwich is what made him famous. Dhs550 (food only). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until March 10. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
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).
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. 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).
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).
JW’s Steakhouse: The Great Classic Chateaubriand A grilled, seasoned cut, served with classic chateaubriand sauce and potatoes château. Dhs275 (10oz), Dhs450 (20oz). Ongoing. Mon, Sat 6pm-midnight. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).
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).
Pullman’s ‘Mad for Barbecue’ Indulge in unlimited barbecued meats and seafood on the relaxing Vantage Terrace. Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs190 (hop-based beverages), Dhs380 (hop- and grape-based beverages). Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Pullman Dubai, Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2353).
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) per person. 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 of the creek. 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). Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Channels: The English Channel Feast on a best-of-British menu, 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).
Links Sunday Roast Begin the week with Sunday roast and a pint. Premier League football will be shown on the big screen. Prices start at Dhs75 per person. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
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).
Rosso’s Italian barbecue Every Sunday night, savour tasty fish and meat delicacies grilled on the barbecue at this JBR eatery. Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (selected house beverages). Sun 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).
Centre Cut Surf & Turf Feast on a three-course menu, with main courses straight from the grill. There are deals on Chilean beverages. Dhs470 (food only). Mon 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
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 Links Add a little spice to Monday evening with traditional curry favourites served in a cosy ambience. Prices start at Dhs75 per person. 6pm-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 390 5600).
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).
Flavours on Two Chaat Street Food Enjoy traditional chaat street food prepared at live cooking stations. Dhs179 per person (selected house beverages). Ongoing. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2201).
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. 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).
Brauhaus’s fondue and raclette night Every Tuesday, bring a friend and share a delectable cheese fondue, raclette and a carafe of grape-based beverage. Dhs179 per couple (selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Jumeirah Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
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).
Choices Indian night Guests can sample a range of authentic Indian cuisine, complete with live cooking stations. Dhs189 (selected house beverages). Tue 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai (04 282 0000).
Fountain Restaurant’s ‘Italian Job’ A rich and authentic Italian menu of freshly made pasta and pizzas. Dhs85 (food only), Dhs105 (a glass of grape or hop), Dhs145 (unlimited grape and hop). Tue 7pm-10.30pm). Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320). 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).
The Gem Garden’s Mexican Night Enjoy hearty Mexican delights from an open buffet, as well as a live fajita station. Dhs85 (food only), Dhs120 (selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Al Barsha (04 323 4333 ext 800).