Diwali feasts, pizza acrobatics and brilliant business lunches
Amala’s Diwali menu An all-you-can-eat à la carte menu of Diwali-inspired dishes, including traditional sweets. Dhs285 (food only). Daily 6pm-1am. Until November 14. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
A month long culinary journey through Sicilian ingredients, including fish, cheeses and mushrooms. Prices vary. Daily noon-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Until November 30. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai(04 423 0982).
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).
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).
Rococo’s bespoke tasting menus Choose from the à la carte selection to create your own tasting menu of three to eight courses. There ‘s also an option for grape pairing. From Dhs170 (three courses), from Dhs250 (three courses with grape pairing). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel JBR (04 448 4860).
The Med’s Super Skewers Order from a variety of skewers served with salad and antipasto. Dhs149 (food only), Dhs249 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 427 1000).
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).Armani/Amal’s Diwali menu The Indian restaurant puts on a special menu for the festival. Dhs300 (food only) Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 16. Armani Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 888 3444).
Armani/Ristorante’s truffle masterclass Learn how to use this premium ingredient, finishing with a three-course lunch of the dishes you have made, including Angus beef tartare with shaved Norcia truffle and roasted wild sea bass with cauliflower puree and white truffle. Dhs1,000 per couple, including three-course lunch with grape pairing. 10am-2pm. Armani Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Barasti’s big breakfast Enjoy a full English breakfast, or one of the healthy options. Prices vary. Fri-Sat 9am-noon. Ongoing. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 318 1313).
Boardwalk’s weekend breakfast Try a buffet selection of hot and cold breakfast dishes, with live cooking stations, freshly baked bread and stunning views of the creek. Dhs80. Fri-Sat 7am-11.30am. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Ember Grill & Lounge’s churrasco nights Try 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).
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).
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).
Rivington Grill’s barbecue Enjoy British barbecue favourites with a contemporary twist on the restaurant’s terrace. Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages). Fri-Sat 12.30pm-4.30pm. Ongoing. Souk Madinat Jumeirah(04 366 6464).
Table 9’s birthday dinner The restaurant celebrates its birthday with a special dinner menu, with grape pairing and bubbly. Dhs750 (grape and bubbly). 6.30pm-midnight. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).
The Gramercy’s cheers to the weekend The 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).
The Talk Restaurant & Lounge’s Indochine night A buffet of dishes from around South-East Asia, including the cuisines of Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), free for children under 12. Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Until November 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 449 8888).
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/Hashi’s izakaya night
A casual dining experience of Japanese bar food matched with an exotic beverage selection. Try dishes such as yellowtail carpaccio and wagyu beef tataki. Dhs300 (food only), Dhs420 (beverage pairing). Sat 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai(04 888 3444).
Lobby Lounge’s tea ceremonies Enjoy tea ceremonies as performed by a variety of cultures. November is dedicated to Moroccan tea ceremonies. Dhs55, including matching sweets. Sat-Thu 3pm-7pm. Until November 30. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Nobu’s Sunset Saturdays Enjoy sundowners and canapes in Nobu’s garden. Dhs450 (food and mixed drinks). Sat 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Ripe market The weekly farmers’ market is back in a new location, at The Courtyard in Al Quoz. Prices vary. Sat 9am-1pm. Ongoing. The Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 380 7602).
The China Club’s dim sum deal A selection of traditional dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Kiza’s Swagger Sunday Enjoy an African-themed set menu at this Oud Metha venue. Dhs165 (three courses), Dhs265 (three courses with grape pairing). Sun sunset-3am. Ongoing. Al Nasr Leisureland (04 334 4159).Links’ Sunday roast Guests can feast on an English roast with all the trimmings while watching live sport, including football 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).
Rosso’s Italian barbecue Grilled fish and meat prepared on the terrace, overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Dhs189 (soft drinks). Sun 8pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).
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).
Z:ONE’s bento box deal Choose from an extensive variety of Japanese bento boxes, which include tasty salads, fried rice and a hot dish. You can also try the Asian influenced plates. A great option for an express lunch. Dhs48. Sat-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Benihana all you can eat and drink Feast on Japanese dishes including nigiri, sushi, sashimi and makimono, or Benihana’s signature teppanyaki. Dhs209 (soft drinks), Dhs99 (children aged six to 12). Sat and Mon 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. Check out its other deals too. Dhs105 (two courses). Mon 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Oasis Beach Tower, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 399 4311).
Glasshouse’s Dhs1 beverage deal Order a combination of any two main courses and enjoy drinks for Dhs1 each. From Dhs150 (two main courses). Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7550).
Kaleidoscope’s Diwali promotion Themed decor, staff in costume and diya lamps set the scene for traditional Indian food from live cooking stations and entertainment. Dhs205 (food plus welcome drink). Half price for children aged three to 12, free for children under three. Daily 6pm-11pm. Until November 14. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
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).
Peppercrab’s Straits kitchen promotion The venue offers a Singaporean-style hawker setting, serving authentic Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes from the area. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 7pm-11.30pm, Fri-Sat 7pm- midnight. Until November 18. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Pachanga’s pay as much as you like night Try the restaurant’s signatures dishes, from a set-menu of sharing plates, and then pay as much as you decide it is worth. Prices vary (depending on how much you wish to pay). 6pm-midnight. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2530).
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).
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).
Mahec’s Diwali menu A set menu of traditional Indian specialities, including a vegetarian option, with dishes such as green pea and potato tikki and kadhai paneer. Dhs139 (vegetarian), Dhs159 (non-vegetarian). Daily, 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until November 15. Meridien Village, Le Meridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2615).
Nezesaussi’s ladies’ night food deal Ladies can enjoy a free main course up to the value of Dhs100 when they spend Dhs50 on beverages. Tue 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Oeno’s grape deal Buy two glasses of grape and get the rest of the bottle free on Tuesday evenings. 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 during the evening. Dhs195. Tue 6.30pm-11.30pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2530)
The Fountain Restaurant’s ‘Italian Job’ Feast on a range of fresh pasta and pizzas every Tuesday evening. 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 An evening featuring the food of Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Until November 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Ongoing daily deals
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 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 Asado’s master 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 on board this floating restaurant while cruising down Dubai Creek and seeing the sights. 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. There is now also a Pacific Islands themed event 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 a 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 followed by 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).