Afternoon tea, cheese and grape and more from April 11-17
Al Nafoorah’s Bekka Valley experience Sample a four-course dinner presented by Chef Hadi Salami. Each course is complemented by grape beverages prepared by Kefraya from the Bekka Valley in Lebanon. Dhs395 (including grape). 7pm-11pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, West Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Benihana all you can eat and drink
Feast on unlimited Japanese dishes including nigiri, sushi, sashimi and makimono, or Benihana’s signature teppanyaki. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs99 (children aged six to 12). Wed 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. 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 a spread of pizza, pasta and antipasti. 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 tantalise and entertain. Guests can also 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).
Four Points by Sheraton’s Chinese buffet night Every Wednesday evening, this Chinese buffet offers authentic Chinese dishes. Dhs110 (includes one selected house beverage). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Promenade Restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, Khalid Bin Walid Street, Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
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).
Mazina: Steak, ribs and chops The promotion features an appetiser buffet with a choice of steak, ribs or chops with sauces and side dishes. A dessert buffet with a glass of selected beverage completes the evening. Dhs185. Wed, Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7421).
Minato’s Cherry Blossom Festival To celebrate the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, Radisson restaurant Minato presents a traditional set menu of classic Japanese dishes for lunch and dinner, prepared by Chef Nakagawa. Dhs190. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until April 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Pine Grill’s Chill & Grill Overlooking the lake and Dubai Green Community, enjoy a Wednesday barbecue night with family and friends. Dhs155 (soft drinks), 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).
Raffles Dubai’s The Collection afternoon tea (spring/summer Edition) Enjoy savouries and sweets inspired by designer fashion straight from the runway. Try the macadamia nut bucket bag embellished with milk chocolate caramel, the spring white chocolate stiletto encrusted with strawberry chips, and the hat stand nougat macaroon. Dhs199 (for two), Dhs399 (for two with a glass of bubbly each). Sat-Thu 2pm-7pm. Until August 31. Raffles Salon, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Spectrum on One’s sushi night All-you-can-eat sushi 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 Exchange Grill’s couples’ culinary adventure menu Star-crossed guests can enjoy a sharing menu from Chef Jasheer Valiya, including an amuse bouche (tuna tartare and Beluga caviar) and two glasses of bubbly. The experience continues with scallops, veal sweetbread and a tableside carving of wagyu beef, and concludes with a shared dessert. Dhs799 (per couple). 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. 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 ocean-based options. 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 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 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
Tuck into a range of 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. 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 South-East Asian feast featuring authentic 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).Locker Room’s Ninetynine: ‘6 to 9’ Enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet, as well as sports on the big screen. Dhs99 (includes three bottles of hops). Thu, Fri 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Barsha Hotel (04 341 7750).
Long Yin sea bass promotion
Steamed with premium soya sauce, sautéed with spring onions and ginger sauce, wok-fried with ‘Singapore chilli sauce’ – however you like your sea bass, there’s something for all tastes at Long Yin. Dhs185 per person. 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).Mazina’s cheese and grape night Cheese connoisseurs are invited to savour unlimited cheese and condiments. The deal also includes two glasses of selected beverages. Dhs130 (includes two glasses of grape). Thu 6.30pm-9pm. Ongoing. 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 Kitchen’s asparagus promotion Enjoy a special three-course meal, including signature dessert asparagus and avocado ice cream. This unique asparagus menu is served alongside the extensive à la carte menu. Dhs110 (soft drinks). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).The Talk: Out of Africa African culinary delights include fresh seafood, spicy favourites and meat grills, all of which are given a colonial twist. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. TheTalk Restaurant & Lounge, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Al Dawaar’s Emirati cuisine promotion Savour local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris, as well as local sweets and an international buffet at this revolving restaurant. Dhs175 (food only). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 317 2222).Clique’s Sizzle and Barbecue This affordable and fun barbecue event on Friday evenings 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 Creek Golf & Yacht Club presents Splash There will be movies showing on the big screen, plus food stations serving Arabic, Mexican, and Asian fare. After 8.30pm, DJ Donabelle spins some relaxing tunes. Free entry. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Pool, Dubai Creek (04 295 6000).Dusit Thani Songkran brunch Brunch takes on a Thai twist as Dusit Thani Dubai’s 24th-floor restaurants take guests through a traditional Thai street market to celebrate the Thai new year. Travellers will witness experts sculpting fruit, vegetables and blocks of ice, as well as music performances throughout the afternoon. All this will take place as you sample a selection of Thai dishes from across the country. Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (selected house beverages), Dhs465 (premium bubbly). Fri Noon-4pm. Ongoing. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Ember Grill & Lounge’s Churrasco nights
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
A 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 takes place on Saturdays. Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Madinat Jumeirah Chilli Crab Festival
Enjoy this Far-Eastern treat, which features live cooking stations, kids activities and live entertainment (from 6pm both days). There’s also the Chilli Crab Brunch Experience, taking place today. Free entry to the festival; brunch costs Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs275 (selected house beverages). 1pm-midnight; 1pm-3pm (brunch). Until April 14. Madinat Jumeirah Amphitheatre (04 366 6730).Pai Thai’s Songkran Festival The romantic Thai restaurant will be offering a sophisticated four-course Thai menu. There’ll also be traditional Thai dancing. Dhs285 (includes welcome drink). 7pm-11pm. Until April 15. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).Shades barbecue Spend an afternoon by the Address Dubai Marina 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. Fri 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 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).
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).Nineteen’s Saturday roast 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’
A night of acoustic jazz in an atmosphere that would have suited the likes of Dean, Frank, Jimmy and friends. Prices start at Dhs265 (for three courses) per person. Sat 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Monarch Hotel (04 501 8666).
The Terrace’s Saturday barbecue
A barbecue feast with free-flowing frosty hops and pink grape, 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).
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 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).Fire & Ice’s Flavours of Portugal Fire & Ice is offering a menu featuring a range of Portuguese fare. Enjoy bacalhau (traditional salted cod with new potatoes and sspetada mista), marinated beef, Portuguese chorizo sausage, and peppers, onions and tomatoes roasted over a charcoal fire. Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 14. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).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).Pachanga’s ‘Salsa at Sunset’ BNF Dance Academy instructors will sweep guests off their feet with hot salsa moves. Don’t feel like taking part? Then enjoy a three-course tasting menu. Dhs150. Sun 7pm ’til late. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2530).
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 Edge’s poolside barbecue
A great place for a family barbecue, featuring food hot off the grill with a wide array of salads, meats, seafood and desserts. Dhs195 (adults, food only), Dhs100 (kids aged three to 12, food only). Daily 7pm-10pm. Until April 15. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
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 this lovingly prepared three-course menu, with main courses straight from the grill and deals on Chilean beverages. Dhs470 (food only). Mon 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
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 and indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura. This week it’s Bewitched (7pm) and Horrible Bosses (9pm). Dhs75 (food only). Mon, 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Sofitel sushi and sake nights
Nigiri, maki, sashimi, California rolls with shrimps; miso soup station; salad bar with black noodles, buckwheat noodles and rice noodles; and special Japanese drinks. Dhs210 (selected house beverages). Mon 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Plantation Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4873).
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. Dhs189 (selected house beverages). Tue 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai (04 282 0000).
Fountain Restaurant’s ‘Italian Job’
Feast on a range of fresh pasta and pizzas. Dhs85 (food only), Dhs105 (a glass of grape or hop), Dhs145 (unlimited grape and hops). 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
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).BiCE’s oyster special’ Shigoku means ‘ultimate’ and these oysters are named appropriately. Dhs175 (six), Dhs330 (12), Dhs310 (six oysters and a glass of bubbly), Dhs599 (12 oysters and two glasses of bubbly). Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2520).