Try curry and cricket, enjoy sushi night and more from April 18-24
Amwaj’s seafood sensations An extensive selection of fresh seafood prepared in a variety of ways. Choose from oysters with red grape vinegar and shallots, crab and avocado, lobster thermidor and more. Dhs385 (soft drinks), Dhs520 (selected house beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
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, Sat, Mon 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).
iZ gets cricket fever Enjoy the Indian Premier League along with tasty snacks and dishes. There’s also a three-for-two promotion on selected beverages and a special snack menu. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, Sat-Wed 7pm-11.30pm, Thu-Fri 7pm-midnight. Until May 27. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
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 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).
Pax’s Italian coastal promotion Enjoy traditional Italian dishes incorporating Omani lobster. Main courses range from Dhs65-Dhs115 per person. Daily 7.30pm-1am. Until April 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, 133 Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
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).
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 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 One’s gourmet chocolate show Decadent chocolate-infused dishes and drinks are on special promotion until the end of the month. Prices vary. 9am-9.30pm. Until April 30. THE One, first floor, Jumeirah Theatre, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 6687).
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).
Wok In’s sushi night Enjoy an incredible selection of sushi, sashimi, katsu and Japanese rice-based beverage. Dhs125 (selected house beverages). Wed 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).
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).
Kempinski Hotel & Residences, Palm Jumeirah Try the new Argentinian barbecue on the beach. Dhs175 (food only), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), half price for children under 12. Thu-Sat 7pm ’til late. Ongoing. West Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah (050 600 4427).
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. Until April 30. 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).
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).
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, weather permitting. 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, weather permitting. Dubai Marina, behind Marina Promenade (04 362 4686).
Nineteen’s Saturday roast Enjoy a selection 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’ 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 An evening of Argentinian food and optional tango lessons and performances, every Sunday night. 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).
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 Wharf’s Sunday Roast Enjoy a 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 see Tower Heist at 7pm and Rat Race at 9pm. Dhs75 (food only). Mon, 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Sofitel sushi and sake nights Try nigiri, maki, sashimi, California rolls; a miso soup station; salad bar with black noodles, buckwheat noodles and rice noodles; and Japanese drinks. Dhs210 (selected house beverages). Mon 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Plantation Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4873).
Ember Grill & Lounge Vintage Nights ‘Vintage Nights’ features fine grape and a five-course feast of tuna carpaccio with shaved foie gras terrine, followed by crab cakes or wild mushroom pasta. The main course features grilled beef or grilled salmon. Finish with either apple crumble or fresh berries. Dhs295 (selected grape). Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Ember Grill & Lounge, The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).
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).
Hunters Room & Grill presents a Blackmore Dining Experience with Ben Hannon An extravagant five-course menu. Dhs1,100 (five-course menu, premium grape pairings, pre-dinner mixed drink). 7.30pm (reception), 8pm (dinner). The Westin Dubai (04 399 4141).
La Parrilla flavours of Chile Latino flare, food and grape. Dhs350 (food only), Dhs455 (grape pairing). 7pm ’til late. Until April 28. La Parrilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).