Enjoy an early bargain at Vôi or celebrate Bastille Day
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).
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).
Bateaux Dubai’s dinner cruise This is your last chance to cruise down the creek, in what has become something of a Dubai institution, before Bateaux Dubai closes up 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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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). 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 Meat Co’s Under African Skies promotion Guests who have kept their tickets to this recent 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).
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).
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).
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). 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).
AOC French Brasserie’s Bastille day brunch A special buffet of French classics, with a special kid’s buffet and play area. Dhs195 (food only), Dh295 (selected beverages). 12.30pm- 3.30pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4870).
Armani/Ristorante’s masterclass A four-hour culinary masterclass on the artichoke, followed by a three-course lunch (including paired beverages) with dishes such as tagliatelle with artichokes, fresh baby spinach and smoked ricotta. Dhs700 (Dhs1000 per couple). 10am-2pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
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 a 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).
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).
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate’s last brunch A special brunch offering for the last one before Ramadan, with bubbly, chocolate cake and prizes for dressing up. Guests who book in advance will receive a half price gift voucher. Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). Dhs495 (bubbly). Dhs145 for those aged 13-17. Dhs95 for six to 12 year olds. Children under six eat for free. 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).
Na3na3’s Halla night A Middle East-inspired evening of Arabic food and live performance s 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).
Titanic’s sunset tango Watch professional tango dancers perform, whilst enjoying Latin themed food and beverages. From Dhs120. 6pm-2am. Meliá Dubai, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
Mazina’s generation creation brunch Enjoy brunch while testing your culinary skills with cooking challenges and activities. This month’s brunch concentrates on making fatayer pastries. Dhs195 (soft drinks). Free for under six-year-olds, half price for seven-12 year olds. 12.30pm-3.30pm. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
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).
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).
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).
KIZA’s Swagger Sunday Enjoy an African-themed set menu, half price bottles of grape and music from DJ Tribe. Dhs165 (three-courses). Dhs265 (three-courses with wine pairing).Sun 6pm-3am. Ongoing. The Lodge, Oud Metha, Bur Dubai (04 334 4159).
Radisson Blu’s summer lunches A range of bargain lunch 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).
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).
Segreto’s special menu Try some authentic Italian dishes from this new menu 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).
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).
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).