Pierre Gagnaire's return to Raffles and more from June 6 to 12
Al Mahara’s new menu Modern French seafood dishes at the Burj Al Arab’s signature restaurant. From Dhs260 (main course). Daily 12.30pm-2.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).
Amwaj’s seafood deal Offers one cold and one hot seafood platter to share, including oysters, sea urchin and lobster. Dhs385 (for two excluding beverages), Dhs520 (with beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
At.mosphere Grill’s spring menu Features watermelon salad, butter-poached langoustines, Blackmore wagyu flank, king prawn and the classic 122 sphere dessert. Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).
Barazura’s Beluga pairing The bar offers two delicacies, matching Beluga caviar with Russian beverage. From Dhs1,110. Sat-Wed noon-2am, Thu-Fri noon-3am. Until June 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Benjarong’s royal bento lunch A speedy Thai lunch in a luxurious location. Dhs120. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Bunkers’ Sri Lankan night A selection of à la carte dishes prepared by Sri Lankan chefs. From Dhs35-99. Sun-Wed 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 390 5600).
Center Cut’s Australian night This quality DIFC steakhouse serves a three-course menu, with premium Australian drinks. Dhs240 (selected beverages). Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Certo’s fish of the day Choose your favourite from the selection, and the chef will prepare it to your liking, whether that’s grilled, steamed or salt crusted. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until June 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Creekside’s sustainable Asian seafood buffet A large variety of freshly caught fish and home-made sushi. Dhs168 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (selected beverages). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 207 1717).
Fire & Ice’s wild seafood Offering line-caught sustainable seafood from Europe, including red mullet, John Dory and brill. From Dhs30. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until June 14. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Focaccia’s ‘Festa Italiana’ An Italian feast, with home-made pasta prepared to your taste. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs220 (house beverages). Wed 7pm-11pm. Until September 30. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Infini Pool Lounge’s outdoor summer Make the most of summer with an Arabic menu, a sea breeze and the chance to create your own shisha flavour. From Dhs60. Daily 10am-midnight. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4876).
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).
Nasimi Beach’s ‘Salmontini’ promotion Try salmon from Scotland’s West Coast, prepared in a Dubai-based smokehouse. Dhs65-145. Daily noon-11.30pm. Until June 30. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).
Oeno’s cheese and grape night Enjoy cheese, dips, charcuterie and home-made bread in the cheese room, as well as 50 premium grapes. Dhs150 per person. Wed 7pm-9.30pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai, Jumeirah Beach (04 511 7136).
Pax’s live lobster Pick out a live Omani lobster, then decide on the cooking method (grilled, steamed or roasted). Dhs250 (main course). Daily 7pm-1am. Until June 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Reflets’ special guest Chef Pierre Gagnaire returns to the kitchen for a limited time. Set lunch and à la carte dinner available. Dhs350 (Wed ladies’ lunch, four courses and bubbly), Dhs350 (Thu, four courses and grape). Wed and Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until June 7. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
Ripe’s new store Ripe community farm shop sells locally sourced and organic ingredients. Prices vary. Open Sun and Tue-Thu 8am-2pm, Mon 8am-7pm,Sat 2pm-5pm. Street 11 (off Street 8a), Al Manara (04 379 0441).
Rococo’s Taste of Italy promotion Experience Tuscan and Sicilian flavours, with Italian grape pairing. Dhs250 (four courses with grape pairing). Daily from 7pm. Until June 7. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4860).
Sakura’s shabu shabu and sukiyaki Choose from five varieties of these Japanese hot pot dishes. Dhs99. Daily, noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Until June 10. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Seafood Market’s live snow crab Dishes include Hong Kong-style, deep-fried with spicy XO sauce and steamed with spring onions and home-made soy sauce. Dhs450 per kg. 12.30pm-5pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until June 30. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Spectrum on One’s sushi night Enjoy all-you-can-eat sushi with bottomless Japanese rice-based beverage. Dhs150. Wed 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Talk Restaurant and Lounge’s ‘Taste of Asia’ A South-East Asian buffet, with authentic dishes from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and more. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected beverages). Free for kids aged 12 and under. Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
The Exchange Grill’s couples’ menu A romantic menu for two, including scallops, veal sweetbreads and high-grade wagyu beef. Dhs799 per couple. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until June 30. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
The Market Cafe’s seafood evening An all-you-can-eat seafood buffet including lobster, crab, oysters and shrimp. Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (selected beverages), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for children under six. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
The Plantation cheese night Features over 20 French cheeses, plus a sommelier to guide you through the grapes on offer. Dhs170 (cheese and grape). Wed 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4873).
The Wharf: Wednesday steam pots Choose two from crab, prawns or lobster; then choose your flavour. Dhs400. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Vivaldi’s Mediterranean summer lunch The buffet includes antipasti, starters, mezze, hot dishes and desserts. Dhs102 per person. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel, Deira (04 207 1717).
Wok In’s sushi night Enjoy sushi, sashimi, katsu and Japanese rice-based beverage. Dhs125 (selected house beverages). Wed 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).
Arcadia cheese and grape night Features 15 French cheeses and free-flowing grape beverages. Great value. Dhs149. Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Monarch Dubai Lobby Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Bistro Madeleine’s Soirée Souvenir de France From cold cuts and various cheeses to flavoursome desserts. Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house red and white). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Blue Elephant’s Sawadsdee Siam night Traditional dishes from all regions of Thailand. Dhs199 (unlimited beverages). Thu 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Blue Orange’s lobster night Enjoy fresh seafood and live cooking. Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages). Thu 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh Road (04 511 7136).
Bunkers’ pasta and chilli night A choice of à la carte pasta and chilli specials. From Dhs50-95. Thu-Sat 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Celsius’s Mediterranean night An all-you-can-eat buffet of dishes from Spain, Italy, Greece and France. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs195 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).
Certo’s new grape menu The new selection includes several Italian regions. Prices vary. Daily noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Chef’s House Running Skewers Seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggie skewers brought to your table. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
City Season’s Japanese night Dishes include chicken and seafood yakitori and sweet potato tempura, plus 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). Thu 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).
Kempinski Hotel, Palm Jumeirah’s Argentinian barbecue Enjoy a beachside barbecue. 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’ 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).
Mazina’s asparagus menu Seasonal special dedicated to asparagus. From Dhs50. Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Na3na3’s seafood night Dishes at this seafood extravaganza include spicy gazpacho with chilled basil shrimp skewer and live cooking stations for grilled seafood on the terrace. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected beverages). Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).
PAX introduces sea urchin Discover the flavour of sea urchin eggs, a traditional Sardinian delicacy, in the dish ‘spaghetti ai ricci’. Dhs95 (main course). Thu 7.30pm-1am. Until June 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Ronda Locatelli’s spring signatures Seasonal specials from celeb chef Giorgio Locatelli. Prices vary. Sat-Wed noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Thu-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm. Until June 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Sushi’s bento boxes This Japanese lunch box includes sushi, sashimi, rice, meat or fish, vegetables and soup. Dhs120 (bento box, soft drinks, coffee or tea). Daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
The Address’s ‘Dive in Movies’ Take in a film by the pool, with barbecue and snacks. See Film listings for details. From Dhs65 (movie, popcorn and soft drink). Dhs35 for children six to 12. Thu-Fri from 7pm (screenings at 7.30pm and 9.30pm). Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
The Ivy’s Live! night Enjoy live jazz to accompany your dinner. Free entry; mains from Dhs50. Thu 8pm-11pm. Until June 14. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8762).
The Talk: Out of Africa African culinary delights include fresh seafood, and meat grills, with a colonial twist. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Al Dawaar’s Emirati cuisine promotion Savour traditional local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris. The revolving restaurant offers great views. Dhs175 (food only). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Armani/Ristorante’s asparagus masterclass The first in a series of events taking place every second Friday of the month. Today’s class focuses on asparagus. Dhs700 per person, Dhs1,000 per couple (including lesson and three-course set lunch). Today only, 10am-2pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Certo’s cold plates A summer menu of Italian cold specialities, including platters, salads, vegetables and fruit. Dhs65 (three dishes). Daily noon-3.30pm. Until June 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club presents Splash There are movies showing on the big screen, plus Arabic, Mexican and Asian food stations, and relaxing tunes from DJ Donabelle after 8.30pm. Free entry. Fri 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 – succulent 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).
Ewaan’s ‘Layali Ewaan’ Enjoy an Arabian night of mezze, falafel, saj and ouzi in elegant surroundings. Dhs250. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).
Grand Hyatt’s grand football tent Watch the Euro 2012 games and enjoy food and beverages inside an air-conditioned tent, with grandstand-style seating. Dhs55 (entry and one drink). Open from 6pm on match days. Until July 1. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222)
Hukama yum cha Enjoy Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum. Dhs145. Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (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).
Na3na3’s Halla night A Middle East-inspired evening of authentic Arabic food and live performances from a singer and oud player. Dhs185 (soft drinks) hs245 (selected beverages). Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).
Nezesaussi Grill’s ‘Brekky for Lunch’ On weekends enjoy the Nezesaussi breakfast at lunchtime. Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Shang Palace’s yum cha promotion This feast includes 12 types of steamed dim sum, hand-pulled noodles, rice, soup and dessert. Dhs115 per person. Fri-Sat noon-3pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Spectrum on One’s ‘A Taste of Home’ Goan home cooking from resident family cook Mama De Souza. Menus change weekly. Dhs150 (four courses). Sun-Fri 7pm-10pm. Until June 15. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Spikes’ football fever Enjoy sharing platters while watching the Euro 2012 games. Join Al Badia’s Facebook competition to win free food for four. Dhs70 (sharing platter). Open 11am-11.30pm on match days. Until July 1. Al Badia Golf Club, InterContinental Dubai, Festival City (04 701 1127).
Tastes of Thailand Throughout the festival, diners at 13 participating Thai restaurants will have the chance to win a trip to Bangkok. For more info, contact the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Prices vary. Until July 7. Tourism Authority of Thailand, Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 324 0184).
The Hub’s Euro 2012 special Enjoy traditional Irish à la carte dishes while watching matches on the big screens. From Dhs75; from Dhs90 for Euro 2012 combo, including food and one hops beverage. Open 4pm-1am on match days. Until July 1. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4860).
The Huddle Sports Bar and Grill’s Euro 2012 menu Offering a special food platter, as well as nachos, chicken tikka and more during match screenings. Diners spending Dhs100 or more will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad. Dhs159 (food and selected beverages). Open noon-3am on match days. Until July 1. Citymax Al Barsha (04 409 8000). Other locations: Bur Dubai (04 407 8000).
The Talk Lounge’s tapas and salsa evening Offering authentic tapas, dancers and DJs. From Dhs15 (tapas dish). Fri 10pm-2am. Until July 29. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
The Terrace’s football fever Fans can view the Euro 2012 games in an air-conditioned tent. Traditional pub grub is available. Prices TBC. Open 5pm-2am on match days. Until July 1. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
25/55 Café Bistro Saturday roast 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).
Ripe Food Market Pick up boxes of fresh and locally sourced fruit and veg. Dhs80 (small), Dhs130 (large). Sat 9.30am-1pm. Ongoing. Dubai Garden Centre, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).
Ruth’s Chris ‘Sizzling Saturdays’ A night of acoustic jazz in an atmosphere that Dean, Frank, Jimmy would enjoy. Prices start at Dhs265 (for three courses) per person. Sat 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Monarch Hotel (04 501 8666).
Thai Kitchen’s hot pot ‘Juhm jihm’ is a speciality from Esarn (Chef Suppatra’s home province). Dhs150 (per person, minimum two people). Sat-Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
The Terrace’s caviar and bubbly promotion The Raw Bar offers organically farmed Imperial caviar. From Dhs650 per 30g. Fri-Sat 6pm-1.30am. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222)
Asado’s tango and dinner evening An evening of Argentinian food and optional tango lessons and performances. The evening begins with a three-course summer menu. Dhs290. 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).
Dunes’ ‘Tastes of the Mediterranean’ A culinary tour, with Sundays focusing on Spain, Mondays on France and Tuesdays on Italy. Dhs175 (excluding beverages), Dhs255 (including house beverages). Sun-Tue 7pm-11pm. Until June 30. Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. (04 405 2703).
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).
Talk Restaurant and Lounge’s Sunday roast Offers freshly carved roasts, live grill stations for seafood and meat, and classic European desserts. Dhs165 (soft drinks); Dhs225 (selected beverages); free for kids aged 12 and under. Sun 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
The Wharf’s Sunday roast Enjoy roast dinner of Aberdeen Angus roast beef, spit roast chicken, or studded rosemary lamb leg – all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Dhs120. Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Centre Cut surf and turf Feast on a three-course menu, with main courses served straight from the grill. Great deals on Chilean beverages. Dhs470 (food only). Mon 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Indo Thai’s unplugged gypsy jazz South-East Asian dining with an unusual accompaniment: acoustic gypsy jazz. Prices vary. Mon 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).
Jules Bar’s Filipino Independence Day The celebration includes Filipino dishes and live entertainment. Dhs50. Mon and Tue 8pm-2.45pm. Until June 12. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Lakeview’s movie and sushi night Catch a movie under the stars and indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura. Films are screened at 7pm and 9pm – see Film listings for details. Dhs75 (food only). Mon, 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Sofitel’s salsa night A feast of Latin music and mixed drinks. Dhs50 minimum spend. Mon 9.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4873).
Ember Grill & Lounge vintage nights Fine grape and a five-course feast including tuna carpaccio with foie gras terrine, wild mushroom pasta and more. 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).
Infini Pool Lounge and Rococo’s aperitivos Pre-dinner in Italian style with a gourmet antipasti platter and a bottle of the grape of the week. Dhs150-190 (platter and bottle of grape). Daily 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4860).