Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club’s BBQ Donuts Jump aboard one of these doughnut-shaped boats and head out on a tour of the creek while tucking in to a barbecue. Dhs180 (30 minutes), Dhs300 (one hour), Dhs500 (two hours). Menus from Dhs90 to Dhs160. Daily, times vary. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Falls Lobby Lounge’s Christmas market A winter wonderland serving indulgent Swiss and German Christmas sweet treats. Prices vary. Open 24 hours. Until December 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Fountain Restaurant’s food for life menu An evening of healthy-eating dishes, such as salmon en papillote with red cabbage and citrus fruit. Dhs120 (soft drinks). Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Mahec’s Indian grape pairing Sample grape from Sula in India, paired with a special five-course menu. Dhs399. Daily 7pm-midnight. Until December 10. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road, Garhoud(04 702 2455).
Miele’s festive cookery class Learn to make tasty canapés for Christmas parties with Chef Andy Campbell. Dhs400 per couple. 6.30pm-9pm. Miele Gallery, Sama Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 64353).
PAX’s Latino night Enjoy live Latino music, with Latin American dishes such as chilli. Dhs150 (food only), Dhs185 (soft drinks) Dhs225 (house beverages). Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Ronda Locatelli’s white truffle menu The celebrity-endorsed restaurant introduces a menu of dishes using this premium truffle variety. Prices vary. Sat-Wed noon-10.30pm; Thu-Fri 6pm-11.30pm. Until December 15. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Shanghai Chic’s bottomless dim sum Try a selection of barbecued chicken buns, crystal shrimp dumplings and oven-baked honey cod in rose tea vinaigrette. Dhs139 (soft drinks). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).
Table 9’s grape masterclass At this regular event, the restaurant’s sommelier explains the colour, clarity, acidity and aroma of a variety of grape drinks for guests to sample. Dhs400. Wed and Fri 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
The Market Café’s taste of Argentina festival Guest chef Miguel, from the Park Hyatt in Mendoza, prepares specialities such as rinones, empanadas and lomo. Buffet and à la carte options are available. Dhs195 (buffet with soft drinks). Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until December 9. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Yalumba’s theme nights Try all-you-can-eat Asian on Saturday, Indian and Arabic on Sunday, Mediterranean on Monday, chocolate on Wednesday and barbecue on Thursday. Dhs149 (soft drinks). Sat-Thu 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
West 14th’s barbecue night Dubbing itself ‘East Meats West’, the international menu at this barbecue includes American-style mini burgers and Indian lamb tandoori. There is also a DJ. Dhs150 (soft drinks). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Arcadia cheese and grape night Features 15 varieties of cheese, alongside free-flowing grape. Dhs149. Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Crossroads’ barbecue night Sample an international barbecue selection, including Arabic, Balinese and Caribbean dishes. Dinner is served on the patio, which offers cosy armchairs, a pagoda, views of the Botanical Garden and a ‘shisha sommelier’. Prices vary. Thu 9pm-midnight. Until April 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Dubai Christmas Festival An al-fresco fair with live music, food and gift stalls. From Dhs30 (in advance), Dhs40 (on the door). Thu noon-6pm, Fri 2pm-11pm, Sat 2pm-10pm. Until December 8. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.dubaichristmasfestival.com (no number).
Gaucho’s mini masterclass The venue now offers complimentary grape lessons with the sommelier for guests who are dining at the restaurant. Free for diners. Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Ongoing. DIFC (04 422 7898).
Kempinski’s Argentinian barbecue This barbecue event offers seafood, spit-roast lamb, 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).
Le Méridien Village Terrace’s barbecue promotion Among this venue’s regular weekly al-fresco events, Thursday night is barbecue night, withan international selection that includes tandoori and teppanyaki stations. Dhs219 (house beverages), Dhs259 (premium beverages). Thu 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Méridien Village Terrace, Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2449).
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).
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).
Mövenpick JBR’s Christmas tree lighting The tree will be lit, accompanied by carols performed by the hotel choir and festive refreshments. 7pm-9pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Options by Sanjeev Kapoor’s Bollywood experience Guests can experience the Bollywood-themed decor and menu. From Dhs250. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until December 14. Convention Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 329 3293).
Rococo’s bespoke tasting menus Choose from the à la carte menu to create a bespoke tasting menu of up to eight courses. From Dhs170 (three courses), from Dhs250 (with grape pairing). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel JBR (04 448 4860).
The H Hotel’s Christmas lights The tree in the lobby will be lit, and visitors can enjoy complimentary mince pies and hot chocolate, accompanied by singing from a choir. There will be a festive grape and cheese evening held straight afterwards. Free for the tree lighting. 6pm-7pm. Dhs149 (grape and cheese evening). 7pm-10pm. Arcadia Lobby Lounge, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
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 a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and katsu dishes, accompanied by 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).
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 A buffet selection of hot and cold breakfast dishes, with live cooking stations, fresh bread and views of the creek. Dhs80. Fri-Sat 7am-11.30am. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Chef’s House’s seafood night Take your pick from the buffet, including catch-of-the-day options, cooked to your liking. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Elia’s Christmas pastry class Learn to make Greek sweet festive treats such as kourabiedes and melomakarona. Dhs250. Noon-2pm. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2690).
Ember Grill & Lounge’s churrasco nights Try traditional Brazilian churrasco: a selection of grilled beef and seafood skewers carved at the table, plus there’s also 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).
Italian Dairy Products at Carrefour The local cheese-making company will be demonstrating how it makes items such as ricotta and burrata. Free. 4pm-6pm. Carrefour, Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (06 526 9042).
Links’ barbecue promotion This family-friendly evening event has a playground to entertain the children, while adults can enjoy views of the golf course. There are à la carte European main courses, including beef, fish and a non-Muslim selection. There is also a regular barbecue menu at Bunkers restaurant in the same hotel. Dhs60-Dhs190 (main courses). Thu-Sat, 5pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Make Business Hub’s ReCaf breakfast The venue offers a selection of single-origin coffees for the price of the usual cup. Dhs16 per cup. Fri 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan House, JBR (04 392 9216).
Rivington Grill’s barbecue Try 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).
Spike Bar’s barbecue Enjoy barbecued dishes, with live entertainment and views of the golf course’s fairways. Dhs110 (food only). Fri 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9999).
The Gramercy’s cheers to the weekend Get discounts on 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 Irish Village’s barbecue Choose from a range of meats – from chicken to steak – and get a free hop or short beverage with each order. Dhs50 (includes one drink). Fri, Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).
The Ivy’s Christmas brunch The ‘Rat Pack’-inspired event offers live jazz and a three course set menu. Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly). Fri noon-4pm. Until December 14. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).
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)
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, Downtown Dubai(04 888 3444).
Beachcombers’ barbecue special Chill out by the shore at this relaxed event. The selection of barbecued seafood and fish dishes on offer follows a primarily Asian theme. Dhs230 (including tea, coffee and water). Sat 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah (04 406 8999).
Double Decker’s laid-back barbecue A relaxed affair in the garden, serving classics such as steaks, ribs, burgers and chicken. Dhs169 (house beverages). Sat 3pm-7pm. Ongoing. Al Murooj Rotana (04 321 1111).
Links’ carnival on the lawn An al-fresco family event, with games and activities for children. Shawarmas and soft drinks are included in the price. Dhs50 (adults), Dhs110 (children). 3pm-6pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
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).
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 Try dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai’s gingerbread class A Christmas-themed children’s cookery class. Kids can learn to decorate a gingerbread house, and enjoy an afternoon tea. Dhs225. Sat 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. The Library Bar, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 318 6150).
The Terrace’s barbecue Unwind with a hearty selection of barbecue dishes, alongside salads, cheese and charcuterie. Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (grape and hops). Sat 1pm-5pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1804).
Kiza’s Swagger Sunday Enjoy an African-themed set menu. Dhs165 (three courses), Dhs265 (three courses with grape pairing). Sun 7pm-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).
Pool Bar’s barbecue A rooftop barbecue with an à la carte choice of dishes such as tiger prawns with chilli and lime, beef sirloin steaks and Mediterranean vegetables. Dhs60 per dish. Daily 6pm-10pm. Until March 31. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).
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, The Walk at 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).
The Meat Co’s all-you-can-eat ribs This deal, available at both locations, does what it says on the tin. Dhs185. Sat-Sun noon-11pm. Until February 17. Madinat Jumeirah (04 368 6040). Souk al Bahar (04 420 0737).
Z:ONE’s bento box deal Choose from an extensive variety of Japanese bento boxes, which include 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).
Armani/Amal’s tandoori night An evening of tandoori specials, cooked at live stations. Dhs390 (soft drinks and half a bottle of grape). Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
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).
Bistro Madeleine’s seafood platter Sample 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).
Café M’s Ole Tapas night Sample hot and cold tapas with grape and 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 toppings for the pizza. Also check out the other deals. 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).
Legends’ DIY barbecue Guests can prepare their own dishes at the individual grilling tables, or let the chefs do the cooking for them. Dhs155 (food only). Mon-Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club (04 295 6000).
Oeno’s wind-down Mondays Guests can sample a selection of 50 types of grape in between visits to the well-stocked cheese room. Dhs165. Mon 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7136).
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 The chance to 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 a selection of 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 soft drinks), Dhs210 (with mixed drinks), Dhs310 (with mixed drinks and selected beverages). Tue 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4870).
Café M’s CW cheese and grape night Sample fine cheeses and cheesy dishes (fondue, soufflé and hot fried cheese), which can be enjoyed with a quality grape selection. Dhs149. Tue-Thu 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
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)
Sicilia’s Sicilian night Offers seasonal specials of antipasti, breads, pizza and pasta dishes. Dhs139 (soft drinks), Dhs199 (sparkling grape). Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).
Sushi Sushi’s evening special Tuck into unlimited sushi and sashimi, as well as an extensive set menu of Japanese dishes, such as salads, noodles and rice. Dhs189 (house beverages). Sat and Tue 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 282 9908).
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).
Wavebreaker’s barbecue A relaxed beachside barbecue event that offers guests an à la carte surf-and-turf-style menu. Dhs179 (surf and turf); Dhs155 (ribs). Daily 10am-8pm. Ongoing. Wavebreaker, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk at JBR (04 399 1111).
Ongoing daily deals
Armani/Ristorante’s signature dining Start the evening with a mocktail at At.mosphere on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, 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 high-end floating restaurant, while cruising down Dubai Creek and seeing the sights of Old Dubai. 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 of themed dining: Mexican on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday, English on Sunday and sushi on Monday, plus a Pacific Islands 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 Enjoy an evening of Awadh cooking from northern India. Dhs95 (soft drinks), from Dhs165 (grape and hops), Dhs210 (beverages). Daily 7pm-11.15pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Dante’s lunch deal 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 featuring a range of Thai flavours matched with grape. Dhs250 (vegetarian menu), Dhs295 (non-vegetarian menu). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 426 7313).
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).