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Al Mansour’s summer cruise This dhow cruise dinner boasts an Arabian buffet. Dhs135. Daily 8pm-10.30pm (departs at 8.30pm). Until August 31. Radisson Blu, Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Armani/Amal’s summer feast A creative three-course menu, featuring a vegetarian option. Dishes include clove-smoked paneer with fennel and rose petals. Dhs225 (vegetarian). Dhs250 (non-vegetarian). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until August 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Armani/Ristorante’s signature dining Start the evening with a mocktail at vertiginous bar At.mosphere, before heading to Armani/Ristorante for a four-course meal of fine Italian dining. Dhs500. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until December 30. Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Benihana’s seafood teppan night Guests can sample a seafood-focused menu, including prawns, hammour, salmon and cream dory. Dhs199. Wed sunset-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud(04 282 0000).
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 special summer price. Dhs245 (welcome drink and four courses). Dhs345 (grape, hops and four courses). Daily, 7.45pm-11pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek, opposite British Embassy, Bur Dubai (04 399 4994).
Bistro Madeleine’s seafood platter Enjoy an extensive seafood selection, including lobster, tiger prawns, oysters, mussels and crab. Dhs160 per person; Dhs300 per couple. Fri-Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
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).
Chutney’s chef’s table An evening of Awadh cooking from northern India. Dhs95 (soft drinks), Dhs165 (premium beverages), Dhs210 (inclusive of house beverages), Dhs295 (inclusive of premium beverages). Daily 7pm-11.15pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Glasshouse’s Arabic or Indian deal Enjoy a three-course business lunch of Arabic or Indian dishes. Dhs75. Mon and Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 30. Hilton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Street (04 212 7550).
Gozo Garden’s evening brunch The daily themed buffet nights offer a variety of cooking styles, including oriental on Wednesdays, seafood on Fridays and Latin on Mondays. Dhs149 (selected beverages). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud (04 702 8888).
Medzo’s two for one Buy one main course and get another for free at this award-winning Italian restaurant. Prices vary. Daily 2.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
Neos’ new sharing plates The venue introduces a new food menu, offering sharing platters including polenta-crusted chicken and five-spice calamari. Dhs150 per platter. Daily 6pm-2am. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 7700).
Pergolas’ Indian night This evening promotion features curries and fresh bread. Dhs189 (selected beverages). Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1111).
Rodeo Grill’s carvery night Feast on grilled ribeye steak, carved at your table, accompanied by a selection of starters and side dishes. From Dhs185 per person. Wed sunset-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Shiba’s mango mania A three-course menu of mango-inspired dishes, including a mocktail. Dhs160. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until August 31. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
Somerset’s burger of the day The British-style venue offers a daily special burger, including Angus steak, Middle Eastern chicken, teriyaki salmon and vegetarian bean burger. Dhs70. Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri, 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4330).
Spice Island’s grand buffet A daily deal offering six live cooking stations, an extensive range of cuisines and entertainment for children. Dhs179 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (house beverages), Dhs299 (premium beverages), Dhs69 for children aged six to 12, free for children under six. Daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Deira (04 262 5555).
Table 9’s cookery school Each class is themed on a particular item of produce. Choose from bread, fish, chocolate and chicken. Dhs495. Wed and Fri 9.30am-1.30pm. Hilton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Street (04 212 7551).
Thai Kitchen’s feast night The award-winning restaurant offers unlimited servings of Thai specialities, brought to your table. Dhs220. Wed, 7pm- midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
The China Club’s dim sum deal A selection of traditional dim sum, noodles, rice dishes and Chinese specialities, as well as unlimited flavoured iced teas and other soft drinks. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
The Dubliner’s daily specials and sports Enjoy some simple, unfussy pub grub with daily specials, while you watch live sporting events. From Dhs55 (daily special). Open Sat-Thu noon-2.45am. Until August 31. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
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).
Wok In’s ‘Wok It your way’ promotion A bespoke dinner: choose from a selection of ingredients to create your own rice- or noodle-based main course and the chef will prepare it for you. Dhs99 (food only). 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. Ongoing. 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 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).
Café Arabesque’s Levantine buffets A family-friendly lunch on Fridays, and buffet nights on Thursday, featuring dishes from Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Dhs139 (soft drinks). Fri 12.30pm-4pm, Thu 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
Crowne Plaza Dubai’s half-price deal Several of this Sheikh Zayed Road hotel’s food outlets will be staying open this month. When you visit, you’ll get 50 percent off your next visit at Sakura, Oscar’s, Western Steakhouse, Harvesters, Al-Fresco, Cappuccino’s, Al Dana or Wagamama. Prices vary. Daily noon-8pm. Until August 31. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
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).
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).
Mazina’s cheese and grape night Cheese connoisseurs can 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).
Wok In’s sushi night Try sushi, sashimi, katsu and Japanese beverages. Dhs150 (selected beverages). Tue and Thu 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).
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).
Jigsaw’s steak night Enjoy all-you-can-eat steak, with your choice of cooking method and trimmings. Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs155 (house beverages). Fri 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).
Sukhothai’s Thai salads The restaurant has introduced a salad bar, where you can create your own bespoke Thai-style spicy salad. Dhs59 (unlimited salad bar), Dhs89 (salad bar plus one rice or noodle dish). Daily 12.30pm-2.45pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Blue Elephant’s Royal Thai Night Enjoy a buffet of traditional Thai dishes, including satay, pad Thai, tom yam and more. Dhs189. Sat sunset-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Nelson’s breakfast Breakfast is available all day at this English venue. Dhs55. Sat noon-11pm. Ongo ing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
Sukothai’s ‘thaipas’ menu A set menu of Thai favourites that includes starters, soups, main courses and desserts. Dhs 119 (soft drinks). Fri and Sat 12.30pm-2.45pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
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 a selection of organically farmed Imperial caviar. From Dhs650 per 30g. Fri-Sat 6pm-1.30am. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
KIZA’s Swagger Sunday Enjoy an African-themed set menu. Dhs165 (three-courses), Dhs265 (three courses with grape pairing). Sun sunset-3am. Ongoing. The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 334 4159).
Links’ Sunday roast A traditional English roast with all the trimmings, as well as live sport including matches from the English Premier League. From Dhs75. Sun 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Prego’s business lunch The Italian restaurant is offering a special deal on set menus and 25 percent off à la carte dining. Dhs99 (two courses). Sun-Thu noon-3.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
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).
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).
Channels’ theme nights A week’s worth of themed dining with Mexican on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday, English food on Sunday and sushi on Monday. Sun, Tues, Wed. Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (house beverages), Dhs199 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Mon: Dhs129. 6pm-7.30pm. Thu-Fri: Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs209 (house beverages), Dhs219 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
Chutney’s chef’s table An evening of Awadh cooking from northern India. Dhs95 (soft drinks), Dhs165 (premium beverages). Daily 7pm-11.15pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Links’ bavette night Enjoy the French classic of bavette beef, with fries and a drink. From Dhs130, including a house beverage. Mon 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Oeno’s wind-down Mondays Sample a selection of 50 types of grape in between visits to the cheese room. Dhs165. Mon 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 511 7136).
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, Thu and Fri, 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mövenpick Bur Dubai (04 310 4330).
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).
Amika A three-course special deal. Dhs125 (women), Dhs195 (men). Sun-Thu 8pm-3am. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
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).
Pachanga’s unlimited churrasco The South American venue offers this Brazilian barbecue speciality, including seafood and steak. Other South American and Mexican specialities are also on offer. Dhs195. Tue 6.30pm-11.30pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2530)
Somerset’s pizza nights Indulge in pizzas from a selection that includes Margarita, fruit de mare, prosciutto and rocket and pollo picante. From Dhs70. Tuesday 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4330).
Yalumba’s seafood night Offers a diverse selection including the catch of the day, oysters, mussels, lobsters, prawns and tuna steaks. Dhs219. Tue 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).