Try Spectrum on One's sushi night or cheese at The Plantation
Benihana all you can eat and drink Feast on unlimited and delectable Japanese dishes including freshly made nigiri, sushi, sashimi and makimono or Benihana’s signature teppanyaki. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs99 (children aged six to 12). Wed 6pm-11.30pm. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3089).
Center Cut’s Australian night The steakhouse is serving a three-course menu, along with the best of Australian drinks. Dhs240 (selected beverages). Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Choices Mamma Mia Night Say ‘buon giorno’ to an impressive spread of Italy’s traditional dishes as you taste pizza, pasta, antipasti and other Italian culinary delights. Dhs179 (selected house beverages). Wed 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai (04 282 0000).
Ewaan’s Arabian Nights Traditional Arabic cuisine and belly dancers to entertain. Guests can feast on mezze, falafel, saj, ouzi and a barbecue. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Wed 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 for your food, but it’s all about status. Dhs690. Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
Pine Grill’s Chill & Grill Overlooking the lake and lush green landscape of Dubai Green Community, you can enjoy a sumptuous barbecue night with your family and friends. Dhs155 (soft beverages), Dhs260 (selected house beverages), Dhs65 for children aged six to 12. Tue, Wed and Fri 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Courtyard by Marriott, Green Community, www.marriottdiningatcy.ae (04 885 2222).
Spectrum on One’s sushi night All-you-can-eat sushi, maki, tempura and teppanyaki, with bottomless Japanese rice-based beverage. Dhs150. Wed 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Thai Kitchen’s Wednesday Nights All you can eat on an extensive list of dishes served to the table. Dhs220 (soft drinks). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira Creek (04 602 1234).
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, JBR (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: Wednesday Steam Pots Seafood delights in three easy steps: choose a combination of two from crab, prawns or lobster; then choose your flavour, and enjoy. Dhs400. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
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).
Fire & Ice ‘Flavours of Indonesia’ The classic satay platter includes satay marangi (garlic-marinated beef fillet on a skewer), satay ayam, and satay kambing. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until March 15. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
Fountain Restaurant’s grill night Tender meat cuts and seafood every Thursday and Friday night. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs185 (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).
Long Yin seabass promotion Steamed with premium soya sauce, sautéed with spring onions and ginger sauce, wok-fried with ‘Singapore chili sauce’ – however you like your seabass, there’s something for all tastes at Long Yin. Dhs185 per person. 7pm-11.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
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).
Taste of Dubai: Aarti Sequeira The American TV chef will prepare innovative Indian dishes at Dubai’s top food festival. Dhs60 (advance), Dhs75 (on the door), free for children under 12. 5.10pm-5.40pm (Philips Chef’s Theatre). Also on Fri 6 3.50pm-4.20pm; Thu 15 8.40pm-9.20pm (Miele Cookery School). Dubai Media City, www.timeouttickets.com
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 (04 317 2222).
AOC French Brasserie Mother’s Day Brunch Treat Mum to a gourmet Friday brunch at AOC French, which also offers guests the chance to win a weekend away at the new Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche and a private cooking class accompanied by three guests of your choice. Dhs195 (food only), Dhs295 (bubbly and a cocktail), free for children under 12. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4870).
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).
Shades barbecue Spend a lazy afternoon by the infinity pool, while feasting on an 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).
Taste of Dubai: Giorgio Locatelli The Italian chef will prepare tasty Italian dishes. Dhs60 (advance), Dhs75 (on the door), free for children under 12. Fri 4.40pm-5.10pm (Philips Chef’s Theatre); Thu 7.40pm-8.20pm, Fri 2pm-2.40pm (Miele Cookery School). Dubai Media City, www.timeouttickets.com
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).
Bunkers’ St. Patrick’s Day celebrations Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style amidst the greenery at Bunkers, our sport-themed restaurant. Indulge in traditional Irish dishes as you choose from a specially created à la carte menu. Prices vary. 6pm-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 390 5600).
Cabana’s St Patrick’s Day Not quite your traditional Irish hoedown, but nonetheless a chance to enjoy an ‘Irish-themed’ barbecue by the pool. Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. The Address Dubai Mall (04 488 3444).
Courtyard St Patrick’s Day Head to the Green Community for Irish-themed beverages, music and an à la carte menu. Prices vary. 6pm-11.30pm. Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community, Dubai Investment Park (04 885 2222).
Dubai Marina Farmers’ Market Baker & Spice bring locally grown produce to New Dubai. Visitors can expect to find fresh produce being sold in a community environment. Free. 9am-3pm. Until mid-April. Dubai Marina, behind Marina Promenade (04 362 4686).
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’ Unlimited barbecued meats and seafood on the 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).
Taste of Dubai: Gary Rhodes Gary Rhodes is virtually a British culinary institution. See him, and many more chefs, in action today – the last of the three-day festival. Dhs60 (advance), Dhs75 (on the door), free for children under 12. Sat 2.10pm-2.40pm (Philips Chef’s Theatre). Dubai Media City, www.timeouttickets.com
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).
Anise Mother’s Day lunch Mums dining at Anise for lunch will eat for free, when accompanied by their family including a full paying adult and children. Mums will also receive a colourful bouquet of flowers and a special Anise recipe to take away. Dhs195 per adult. 12.30pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
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).
Bistro Madeleine’s ‘Sweet Mother’s Day’ Bistro Madeleine will offer a free dessert from the Plateau de Patisseries to all Mums that order the daily special. Price of daily special varies on the day. Noon-11.30pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Carlton Tower’s Iranian New Year Carlton Tower Hotel Dubai celebrates the Iranian New Year with a special lunch buffet that will feature a selection of Persian dishes. Dhs75 per person. Daily 1pm-3.30pm. Until March 31. Carlton Tower Hotel Dubai, Deira (04 222 7111).
Channels: The English Channel Feast on a best-of-British menu, with favourites from pies and roasts to puddings. Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (selected 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 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).
The Talk Sunday Roast Freshly carved joints, live grill stations for seafood and meats, and classic desserts. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children under 12. 6.30pm-11pm. Until March 31. The Talk Restaurant & Lounge, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
The Wharf’s Sunday Roast Enjoy traditional roast dinner with a choice of Aberdeen Angus roast beef, spit roast chicken, studded rosemary lamb leg – all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Dhs120. Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
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 chaat street food prepared at live cooking stations. Dhs179 per person (selected 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 at this surprisingly affordable restaurant. 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).
Beach Bar & Grill ‘Spirit of Mauritius’ promotion Guests can enjoy menus specially created by Le Saint Geran’s Mauritian chefs. Dhs300 (per person). 7pm-11pm. Until March 24. One&Only Royal Mirage (04 399 9999).
Brauhaus’s fondue and raclette night Every Tuesday, bring a friend and share a delectable cheese fondue, raclette and a carafe of grape. Dhs179 per couple (selected 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 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’ Enjoy freshly made pasta and pizzas. Dhs85 (food only), Dhs105 (a glass of grape or hop or Dhs145 (unlimited grape and hop). Tue 7pm-10.30pm). Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Horizon’s Indian Journey Feast on curries, naans and tandoori kebabs. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (selected beverages), Dhs85 (children aged six to 12). Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (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).