Asia Republic’s Singaporean special Alongside the normal menu, try authentic Singaporean dishes created by chef Eric Cheam from the Mandarin Oriental Singapore. Prices vary. Daily noon-11.30pm. Until October 13. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Benihana’s seafood teppan night Sample a seafood-focused menu, including prawns, salmon and cream dory. Dhs199. Wed sunset-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Benjarong’s royal noodles The restaurant introduces noodle dishes inspired by recipes from the Thai royal palaces, such as stir-fried flat ribbon noodles served with prawns, egg and kale, or flat ribbon noodle soup. From Dhs60. Daily, noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until October 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Bistro Madeleine’s seafood platter Sample seafood 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).
Brauhaus’s Oktoberfest Sample traditional Bavarian food, plus live Bavarian entertainment. Dhs269 (selected beverages). Wed-Fri 7pm-11pm. Until October 12. Jumeira Rotana Hotel, 2nd of December Street, Satwa (04 308 4322).
Bunkers’ Sri Lankan night A range of à la carte dishes prepared by Sri Lankan chefs. Dhs35-99 per course. Sun-Wed 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 390 5600).
Café M’s CW cheese and grape night Fine cheeses and cheesy dishes (fondue, soufflé and hot fried cheese) can be enjoyed with a quality grape selection. Dhs149. Tue-Thu 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Fire & Ice’s foie gras and mushroom promotion Try a new menu of dishes using two sought-after ingredients. The selection includes seared foie gras with caramelised onions and pear, or porcini mushroom cannelloni with garlic confit. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until October 30. Raffles Dubai,Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Glasshouse’s Dhs1 beverage deal Order a combination of any two main courses and enjoy drinks for Dhs1 each. From Dhs150 (two main courses). Wed and Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7550).
Grand Hyatt’s Oktoberfest Celebrate the festival in a tent (as you would in Munich), with an à la carte menu of German dishes, live music and a dirndl fashion show. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 7pm-1am, Fri and Sat 7pm-3am. Until October 27. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Hofbräuhaus’s Oktoberfest The party includes a buffet of traditional Bavarian dishes, a sausage-eating contest and live music. Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages). Thu and Fri (buffet) 7pm-11pm; Sat-Wed (à la carte) 6pm-2am. Until October 13. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).
Kiku’s Kobe beef special Offers Japan’s famous speciality beef served teppanyaki style, or grilled with a choice of three different sauces. Discounts on Japanese beverages are also available. From Dhs600 (250g). Daily 12.30pm-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm. Until October 31. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Lalezar’s Ottoman grill night Try traditional Turkish-style mixed grills, with mixed platters of meat or fish to share. Dhs550 (for two). Wed 3pm-midnight. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
M’s food and beverage fair A new monthly event. Enjoy grape from around the world, plus home-style dishes, carved meats and cheeses. Dhs195 (food only), Dhs320 (selected beverages). Wed 7.30pm-10.30pm. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 417 9999).
M’s Beef Bistro’s French Charolais beef A showcase of beef produced by the family-run Jean Roze business, founded in 1955. The grass fed, Limousine, Blonde d’Acquitaine and Parthenaise breeds are offered in a variety of cuts. From Dhs245 (250g tenderloin). Daily 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7pm-11.45pm. Until October 31. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Miyako’s 25th anniversary The UAE’s first Japanese restaurant celebrates 25 years in Dubai with 25 dishes priced at Dhs25 each. It includes tuna with spicy yukke sauce and grilled red snapper. Dhs25. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-midnight. Until October 31. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
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).
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 grape masterclass The restaurant’s sommelier will guide you through the colour, clarity, acidity and aroma of a variety of grapes. Dhs400. Wed and Fri 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Street (04 212 7551).
Thai Kitchen’s feast night Unlimited servings of Thai specialities, brought to your table. Dhs220. Wed, 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
The Fountain Restaurant’s food for life menu An evening of healthy dishes, such as salmon en papillote with red cabbage and citrus fruit, and udon noodles with sautéed chicken. Dhs120 (soft drinks). Dhs175 (house beverages). Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Wok In’s ‘Wok It your way’ promotion 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 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 cheeses and free-flowing grape. Dhs149. Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Armani/Lounge’s bubbly and dark dolci deal A selection of deals on dark chocolate pralines, teamed with a bottle of bubbly. From Dhs890 (bottle of premium bubbly and four pralines). Daily 8am-2am. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Bistro Madeleine’s Soirée Souvenir de France Cold cuts, various cheeses and 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 Taste 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).
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).
Gaucho’s mini masterclass The venue now offers complimentary grape lessons with the sommelier for restaurant guests. Free for diners. Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Ongoing. DIFC (04 422 7898).
Kempinski’s Argentinian barbecue Offers a selection of seafood, spit-roast lamb, barbecue ribs and steaks. Dhs185 (food only). Dhs275 (house beverages). Thu-Sat, 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, The Crescent West, Palm Jumeirah (04 444 2501).
Make Business Hub’s film nights The Thursday evening movie screenings continue. This week takes a food theme with a screening of El Bulli.There will also be complimentary popcorn. Free. Thu 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until October 18. Al Fattan House, JBR (04 392 9216).
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).
Palm Garden Terrace’s Oktoberfest A Bavarian buffet and beverages, plus music from Bavarian band Hememndorfer Musikanten. Dhs165 (Sun-Wed, food only), Dhs185 (Thu-Sat, food only). Daily 7pm-midnight. Until October 20. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort (04 399 5533).
Pergolas’ al-dente night A night of Italian cooking at this themed evening buffet. Dhs189. Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Murooj Rotana Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1111).
The Californian’s deep blue evening A seafood night serving sushi and your choice of fish. Dhs150 (food only), Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
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 local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris. 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 – a range of grilled beef and seafood skewers carved at your table, plus a Brazilian band. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (selected house beverages). Fri 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Fire & Ice’s 19th-century menus To celebrate Raffles’ 125th anniversary, Fire & Ice has introduced speciality dishes from 125 years ago. This month, try French salad with roasted Angus striploin and fingerling potatoes from 1861, or a beef steak pie from Mrs Beeton’s iconic cookbook. From Dhs55. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until October 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
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 trimmings. Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs155 (house beverages). Fri 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).
Make Business Hub’s ReCaf breakfast The venue offers a selection of single-origin coffees (made using different brewing methods) for the price of the usual cup. Dhs16 per cup. Fri 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan House, JBR (04 392 9216).
Minato’s shiogama yaki Try this beef cooked in a sea-salt crust as part of a six-course menu of Japanese home cooking. Dhs230 (six courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until October 31. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Nezesaussi’s brekky for lunch Wake up late at the weekend and enjoy breakfast at lunchtime. Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire’s culinary lunch This four-course menu is paired with grape beverages. Note: only accept the pre-dinner drink if you’re feeling flush. Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (grape pairing). Fri noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
Table 9’s cookery school Each class is themed on a particular item of produce, such as bread, fish, chicken or chocolate. Dhs495. Wed and Fri 9.30am-1.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Street (04 212 7551).
The Gramercy’s cheers to the weekend This new Friday night promotion offers discounts on premium bubbly, plus a food menu that includes bubbly prawns and fresh oysters, as well as live music. Sharing dishes from Dhs50. Fri 6pm-2am. Ongoing. The Gramercy DIFC (04 437 7511).
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).
Arcadia’s guest chefs As part of the H Hotel’s new Mediterranean promotion, guest chefs from around the region will visit the kitchen every two months, culminating in a Friday brunch and a Wednesday evening black-tie dinner, themed around the Mediterranean cuisine of the month. This month focuses on Lebanon, with chef Hischam Farhart from the Phoenicia Hotel Beirut. This week, guests can enjoy his Lebanese mezze in Arcadia. Dhs149 (including grape). Daily 7pm-10pm. Until October 16. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8614).
Blue Elephant’s Royal Thai Night Enjoy a buffet of Thai dishes, including satay, pad Thai, tom yam and more. Dhs189. Sat sunset-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Lobby Lounge’s tea ceremonies Enjoy tea ceremonies as performed by a variety of cultures. October is dedicated to Chinese ceremonies and November to Moroccan. Dhs55, including matching sweets. Sat-Thu 3pm-7pm. Until November 30. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Nelson’s breakfast Breakfast is available all day at this English venue. Dhs55. Sat noon-11pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
Ripe maket The weekly farmers’ market is back with a new location at The Courtyard. Prices vary. Sat 9am-1pm. Ongoing. The Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 380 7602).
Thai Kitchen’s cooking classes Masterclasses from Chef Suppatra are available 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).
Dusit Deli’s green month This month’s special dishes include pistachio-flavoured desserts such as yoghurt cake and mousse cake. From Dhs18. Open 24 hours. Until October 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
KIZA’s Swagger Sunday Enjoy an African-themed set menu. Dhs165 (three courses), Dhs265 (three courses with grape pairing). Sun sunset-3am. Ongoing. Al Nasr Leisureland (04 334 4159).
Layali Lounge’s laid-back nights Relax by the pool while listening to Arabic music and tasting live grills, mezze, fresh saj and more than 30 shisha flavours. From Dhs80. Daily 8pm-1am. Until November 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
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).
Benihana all you can eat and drink Feast on 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, JBR (04 428 3089).
Café M’s Ole Tapas night Guests can sample hot and cold tapas with grape and mixed Spanish beverage. Dhs149 (selected beverages). Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Frankie’s pizza nights Enjoy a starter of antipasti, then choose your own combination of toppings for the pizza. Dhs105 (two courses). Mon 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai Marina (04 399 4311).
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 Guests can 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).
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).
Al Dana’s seafood night Tuck into fresh seafood from the buffet. Dhs195. Tue 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Amala’s vegetarian menu Try a range of Indian vegetarian specialities. Dhs180. Tue 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Amika’s meal deal A three-course special deal. Dhs125 (women), Dhs195 (men). Sun-Thu 8pm-3am. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
AOC French Brasserie’s Tennessee barbecue Try Southern classics such as baby back ribs, fried chicken and rye-based mixed drinks, as well as eating from the buffet for an extra cost. Dhs170 (barbecue and mixed drinks), Dhs210 (barbecue, buffet, soft drinks), Dhs310 (barbecue, buffet, mixed drinks and selected beverages). Tue 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 448 4870).
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).
Oeno’s grape deal Buy two glasses of grape and get the rest of the bottle for free. Prices vary. Tue 6pm-1am. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7136).
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, pollo picante and more. From Dhs70. Tuesday 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4330).
The 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).
The Talk Restaurant & Lounge’s Riviera nights A southern European evening featuring the food of Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected beverages); free for children under 12. Tue 6.30pm-11pm. Until November 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Yalumba’s seafood night Offers a selection including the catch of the day, oysters, mussels, lobsters, prawns and tuna. Dhs219. Tue 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Ongoing daily deals
Amwaj’s tapas deal Enjoy a selection of six tapas, including oysters and a glass of sparkling grape. Dhs99. Mon-Fri 7pm-midnight. Until November 30. Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Armani/Ristorante’s signature dining Start the evening with a mocktail at At.mosphere on the 122nd floor, 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).
Asado grape tasting classes Sample one of the largest collections of Argentinian grape in the Middle East, with the help of a sommelier. Minimum six people. Advance reservations essential. Dhs220. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Bateaux Dubai’s dinner cruise Enjoy a four-course dinner while cruising down Dubai Creek. 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).
Channels’ theme nights A week’s worth of themed dining: Mexican on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday, English food on Sunday and sushi on Monday. A new theme night has been introduced offering food from the Pacific Islands on Saturdays. Sat-Wed Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (house beverages), Dhs199 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. 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), from Dhs165 (selected beverages). Daily 7pm-11.15pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Dante’s lunch deal The Italian restaurant offers a choice of two- or three-course set menu. Dhs89 (two courses), Dhs99 (three courses). Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM (04 429 9999).
Mango Tree’s ‘Pair and Dine’ promotion A five-course pairing menu with Thai flavours matched with grape. Dhs250 (vegetarian menu), Dhs295 (non-vegetarian menu). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 426 7313).
Table 9’s gourmet getaway Enjoy a four-course dinner for two and an overnight stay at the hotel, with breakfast. Dhs999 per couple (excluding tax). Sun-Fri 6.30pm-midnight. Until November 30. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).
Terra Firma Steakhouse’s tomahawk challenge Devour 2kg of rib-eye steak and 300g of chips within 60 minutes, and you’ll dine free and enter the hall of fame. Free if you complete the challenge; Dhs690 if you don’t. Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).