Lantern festival at Hoi An and wild berry dishes at Certo
Al Mansour’s summer cruise The dhow cruise boasts an Arabian buffet and oud player. Dhs135. Daily 8pm-10.30pm (boarding at 8.30pm). Until August 31. Radisson Blu, Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Amwaj’s seafood deal 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).
Armani/Peck’s Taste of Peck A four-course meal of deli-inspired dining served in sharing style. Dishes include cold cuts, ossobuco alla Milanese, orecchiette with seafood ragout and asparagus. Dhs240 (four courses), Dhs120 for children under ten. Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 888 3444).
Aspen Café’s sushi menu Offers a variety of sushi favourites, including nigiri, maki rolls and sashimi. Prices vary. Daily 11.30am-11pm. Until July 19. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).
Bateaux Dubai’s dinner cruise This is your last chance to cruise down the creek before Bateaux Dubai closes for the summer. Enjoy a four-course dinner at a new special summer price. Dhs245 (welcome beverage and four courses). Dhs345 (grape, hops and four courses). Daily, 7.45pm-11pm. Until July 21. Dubai Creek, opposite British Embassy, Bur Dubai (04 399 4994).
Benjarong’s royal bento lunch A speedy Thai lunch in a luxe location. Dhs120. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
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). Mon, Wed, Sat 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3089).
BiCE’s summer menu A three-course lunch with dishes such as minestrone, buffalo mozzarella, lamb, salmon and tiramisu. Dhs150. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until August 31. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2520).
Bunkers’ Sri Lankan night A selection of à la carte dishes prepared by Sri Lankan chefs. From Dhs35-99 per course. Sun-Wed 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 390 5600).
Center Cut’s Australian night 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 frutti di bosco promotion The special wild berry-themed menu includes single dishes, or a three-course themed set menu. Dhs210 (three courses). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until July 15. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Creekside’s sustainable Asian seafood buffet Serving 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).
Fazaris’s seafood and sushi night A buffet including sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, tempura and more, with views of the Burj Khalifa and fountains from the terrace. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (selected beverages). Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
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).
Hoi An’s lantern festival The restaurant recreates the experience of the lantern festival, which takes place in the Vietnamese city of Hoi An. Set menu and à la carte dining available. Dhs299 (six courses with soft drinks). Dhs399 (six courses with grape pairing). Daily 7pm-midnight. Until July 15. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
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).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s dine before nine deal Head to one of four restaurants early for a bargain gourmet meal. Dhs120 (three courses at Al Nafoorah), Dhs180 (three courses at Amala, Lalezar or Vôi). Daily 7pm-9pm. Until July 20. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444). 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 Wall of Fame. Dhs690. Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
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).
Pergolas’ Indian night A new evening promotion, featuring curries and fresh bread. Dhs189 (selected beverages). Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1111).
Sicilia’s Vespa promotion Pose beside the real Vespa scooters and enjoy a special menu of regional Italian favourites. From Dhs35 (à la carte). Dhs170 (four-course set dinner). Daily 12.30pm-2.30pm, 7pm-11pm. Until July 15. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).
Somerset’s daily burgers The burger special at this British pub changes regularly to include choices such as Angus steak, Middle Eastern chicken and teriyaki salmon. Dhs70 (per burger). Mon, Wed-Fri 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mövenpick Bur Dubai (04 310 4330).
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).
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 Meat Co’s Under African Skies promotion Guests who have tickets to this African show get a free bottle of house red or white (up to the value of Dhs185) or mocktails when ordering one main course or more. From Dhs55 (main course). Sat-Wed noon-11.30pm, Thu-Fri noon-12.30am. Until August 31. Madinat Jumeirah (04 368 6040); Souk Al Bahar (04 420 0737). The Plantation cheese night Features more than 20 French cheeses, plus a sommelier to guide you through the grapes. Dhs170 (cheese and grape). Wed 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai JBR (04 448 4873).
The Track’s children’s menu On weekends this summer, children under 14 can eat for free from the Kids and Teens menus when dining with paying adults. From Dhs47 (adult main courses), free for children under 14. Fri-Sat 8am-10.30pm. Ongoing. Meydan Golf, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3780).
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).
Thyme’s value-back vouchers When you dine here, receive a voucher for the amount spent on food towards your next visit. From Dhs95 (buffet lunch, food only). Daily 7am-11am, 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11pm. Until July 31. Oasis Beach Tower, The Walk at JBR (04 315 4200).
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 Try sushi, sashimi, katsu and Japanese beverage. Dhs125 (selected beverages). Wed 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).
Yalumba’s theme nights The venue hosts a series of regular all-you-can-eat-and-drink theme nights, with Asian on Saturday, Indian and Arabic on Sunday, Mediterranean on Monday, Chocolate on Wednesday and barbecue on Thursday. Dhs149 (soft drinks), Dhs209 (house beverages), Dhs250 (premium beverages). Sat-Thu 8pm-11pm.Until July 19. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Arcadia cheese and grape night Features 15 French cheeses and free-flowing grape beverages for guests to sample. Great value. Dhs149. Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Lobby Lounge, The H Hotel, 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 (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).
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 Seasons’ Japanese night Enjoy seafood yakitori and sweet potato tempura, plus sushi and sashimi. Diners could win a ticket to one of Bahrain Air’s destinations by dropping off their business card. Dhs79 (food only). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. City Seasons Hotel Dubai, Deira (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. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).
Na3na3’s seafood night Dishes include spicy gazpacho with chilled basil shrimp skewer. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected beverages). Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).
Sushi’s bento boxes A Japanese lunch box with sushi, 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’ Watch a film by the pool, with barbecue and snacks. 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 Live jazz accompanies dinner at this British venue. Free entry; mains from Dhs50. Thu 8pm-11pm. Until July 19. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).
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).
Ember Grill & Lounge’s churrasco nights Join the fiesta with Brazilian churrasco – grilled beef and seafood on skewers, carved at your table by pasadors and 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 Enjoy Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum. Dhs145. Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8928).
Icon’s British brunch The brunch introduces a new element of fun, with Wii games now available and ten-for-eight deal when groups of this size book in advance. Dhs129 (selected beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Until July 13. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
KGrill’s Indian delights The theme night includes a buffet, live cooking stations, Indian music, henna painting and hand massages. Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs85 for children aged 12 and under. Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).
La Moda Terrace’s four for three deal Guests in groups of four can dine for the price of three at this buffet brunch. Dhs155 per person. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Until July 20. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
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 Arabic food and live performances from a singer and oud player. Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (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).
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 Ivy’s Wimbledon strawberries Enjoy strawberries and cream with a glass of bubbly – a British tradition. Dhs130. Sun-Thu noon-11pm, Fri, Sat noon-11.30pm. Until July 8. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).
The Rivington Grill’s Wimbledon special Sample strawberries and cream, and jelly made from fruity English beverage. Dhs35 (strawberries and cream), Dhs40 (jelly). Daily noon-11pm. Until July 8. Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0903); Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6464).
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).
Warehouse’s Independence Day brunch Indulge in a feast of American classics including cheeseburgers, hotdogs, spicy wings and apple and pumpkin pie. Dhs199 (house beverages), Dhs299 (premium beverages and bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2560).
25/55 Café Bistro Saturday roast Meat is carved at the table, served with all the usual accompaniments. Dhs170 (soft drinks); Dhs220 (selected house beverages). Sat 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (04 362 7955).
Café M’s Ole Tapas night Offers hot and cold tapas with a range of grape and mixed Spanish grape beverage. Dhs149 (selected beverages). Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
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 and 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 cooking classes Masterclasses from Chef Suppatra are available on request and with advance reservations. From Dhs350 (food and soft drinks); from Dhs525 (with a glass of bubbly or grape). Sat noon-3pm. Ongoing (on request). Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1804).
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 A best-of-British menu, with pies, roasts and puddings. Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (selected beverages), Dhs199 (premium beverages). Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana (04 435 0201).
Fire and Ice’s Irish feast The special includes Irish oysters, steak pie made with Irish beverage and dry-aged grass-fed beef. From Dhs70 (rib eye per 100g). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until July 14. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Honyaki’s new beverage Offering a twist on classic Cuban mixed drinks, the restaurant now serves its own version using a traditional Japanese beverage. Dhs60. Daily 7.30pm-12.30am. Until July 31. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
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).
Radisson Blu’s summer lunches A range of bargain lunchm deals, all for Dhs85, from Certo, Icon and Chef’s House restaurants. Dhs85 (per person, food and soft drinks). Certo daily 12.30pm-3.30pm. Chef’s House Sun-Thu noon-3.30pm. Icon daily noon-4pm. Until August 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
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).
Fresh’s Italian night Pasta and other Italian favourites are available. Dhs99. Mon 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Hotel, Al Barsha (04 501 6181).
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).
Segreto’s special menu Try authentic Italian dishes such as ravioli with aubergine, mozzarella and fresh tomato and basil sauce. From Dhs75 (starters). Daily 11am-7pm. Until July 31. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
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).
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).
Channel’s Mexican night This theme night offers quesadillas, burritos, tacos and more. Dhs189 (unlimited beverages), Dhs199 (unlimited premium beverages). Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, Al Barsha (04 435 0000).
Chef’s House’s global curries Serving spiced dishes (including meat, fish and vegetarian options) from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius and more. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (house beverages). Tue 7pm-11pm. Until July 19. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Ember Grill & Lounge vintage nights Fine grape and a five-course feast including tuna carpaccio with foie gras terrine. 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 Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Horizon’s Indian journey Offers curries, naan and tandoori kebabs. Dhs169 (soft drinks); Dhs219 (selected house beverages); Dhs85 for children aged six to 12. Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3087).
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. Until July 19. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4860).