Songkran, farmers' market, seafood nights and more food offers
Benihana’s ‘Japas’ night An event offering all-you-can-eat Japanese-style tapas. Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (house beverages), Dhs99 for children aged six to 12. Wed and Sun 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3089).
Benihana’s seafood teppan night
Sample a seafood-focused menu, including prawns, salmon and cream dory. Dhs209. Wed 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Benjarong’s Songkran special
Celebrate Thai new year with a menu of Royal Thai cuisine, plus classical dance and music. From Dhs269 per person (four courses). Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 15. Dusit Thani Dubai (04 317 4515).
Chor Bazaar’s thali deal Includes naan, prawns, chicken and lamb dishes. Dhs139 (soft drinks). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate,The Gardens (04 444 5613).
Double Decker’s moules frites promotion Sample this Belgian delicacy. Prices vary. Daily noon-3am. Until April 30. Al Murooj Rotana (04 321 1111).
Fire and Ice’s 125-year anniversary The promotion continues, rediscovering dishes from cookbooks dating back to the 19th century. April offers croquettes of chicken, a recipe from 1816, stewed beef tongue with morels and spring veg from 1861, and Mrs Beeton’s baked semolina pudding custard. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Fountain Restaurant’s food-for-life menu Guests can enjoy an evening of healthy-eating dishes, such as salmon en papillote with red cabbage and citrus fruit. Dhs120 (soft drinks), Dhs145 (glass of grape or hops), Dhs195 (unlimited grape and hops). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Glasshouse Brasserie’s curry night Sample three courses from a selection of curries from Thailand, Indonesia and India, from the live cooking stations or à la carte menu. Dhs100. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7550).
Hanabi’s tuna carving show Chef Toshiyuki Suzuki displays his expert carving skills on fresh yellowfin tuna. The event also includes a special tuna-focused menu. Dhs179 (house beverages). 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
Mazina’s Mongolian night Guests can choose from a selection of meat, vegetables and sauces, which are prepared to your liking at live cooking stations. Dhs185. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Nais Italian Kitchen’s takeaway lunch boxes The deal offers a salad, panini or pasta, plus an Italian cake for dessert and a soft drink. Dhs35. Sat-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).
Ossiano’s cheese and grape deal Try platters of cheese from Hervé Mons, teamed with the sommelier’s grape suggestions. Dhs75 (three cheeses), Dhs150 (six cheeses). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0760).
Pachanga’s milonga night Dine and dance to Latin sounds from the DJ. Dhs250 per person. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, Dubai Marina (04 318 2530).
Park Hyatt’s Dine around at the Park Try a dinner served across several venues in the hotel, with different courses served at Traiteur, Café Arabesque, Thai Kitchen and The Terrace. Advance booking required. Dhs395 per person; Dhs195 (grape pairing). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Sea Mood’s new Italian dishes The sustainable (and affordable) seafood spot introduces two new Italian pasta dishes to the menu: seafood carbonara and marinara pasta. Dhs29 per dish. Daily noon-1am. Ongoing. Mankhool Road, Satwa (04 385 7977).
Teatro’s lobster promotion An à la carte selection of dishes using lobster as the primary ingredient. Prices vary. Sun-Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 13. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Table 9 by Nick & Scott’s bubbly dinner Sample six courses paired with premium bubbly. Dishes on the menu include seafood such as crab, lobster and scallops, and peaches and cream for dessert. Dhs950 per person. 6.30pm-midnight. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (O4 212 7551).
Tamanya’s sushi night The rooftop terrace bar hosts a sushi and sashimi night, with Japanese hops. Prices vary. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
The Market Cafe’s seafood night A seafood buffet selection that includes lobster, crab, oysters and shrimps. Dhs219 (soft drinks). Dhs249 (selected beverages). Dhs99 for children age six to 12. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
A.O.C. French Brasserie’s seafood night Enjoy live entertainment and indoor and outdoor seating, plus a seafood buffet that includes crabs, mussels, clams, lobster, oysters and sushi. Dhs220 (soft drinks). Dhs310 (selected beverages). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR, The Walk (04 448 4733).
Arcadia cheese and grape night
This weekly cheese event features 15 varieties of cheese, alongside a selection of free-flowing grape. Dhs149. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Blue Flame’s movie nights
Watch movies in the hotel’s screening room with popcorn and candyfloss, over a three-course dinner. This week, see Taxi Driver and Singin’ in the Rain. Thu-Fri 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
Brauhaus’s Bavarian night
Guests can sample a buffet of traditional southern German dishes. Dhs179 (food only). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeira Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Fire and Ice’s wagyu beef promotion
This month, the steakhouse introduces an à la carte selection of Australian wagyu, with a marble score of 8+. Cuts include wagyu tenderloin, striploin and rib-eye. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Gaucho’s mini masterclass
The venue offers free 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).
Hanabi’s Taste of Japan festival
Try dishes made with fish imported from Japan, such as ‘unidon’ (sushi rice bowl topped with sea urchin sashimi); or ‘masaba sashimi’ (mackerel sashimi). Dhs45-Dhs180 per dish. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
Le Méridien Village Terrace’s barbecue promotion
Thursday night is barbecue night, with tandoori and teppanyaki stations. Dhs219 (house beverages), Dhs259 (premium beverages). 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Méridien Village Terrace, Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2449).
Medley’s seafood night
Try a buffet selection including lobsters, prawns, oysters and shrimps, prepared in a variety of styles. Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs310 (selected beverages), Dhs480 (bubbly). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre (04 603 8080).
Pachanga’s capoeira night
Watch this Brazilian art of combative dance while enjoying churrasco for dinner. Dhs210. 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2530).
Portugal Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant’s fado performances
The restaurant showcases live fado music each evening during dinner, with the usual à la carte menu available. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-midnight. Until April 18. Sea View Hotel, Al Mina Road (04 3597427).
Rostang’s grape escape
The regular Thursday-night grape event features a buffet of French specialities, teamed with a selection of French and New World grape. Dhs220 (food only), Dhs320 (house beverages). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).
Soho Bar and Grill’s stone experience
Order a steak from the selection cooked on the volcanic stone grill at the table, and get a free glass of grape. Prices vary. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
Spectrum on One’s ‘dupper’
A new concept of combined supper and dinner, offering food, mixed drinks and live entertainment. Dhs350 per person. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Rivington Grill’s grape and cheese nights
Choose from four types of cheese, two white grape varieties and two reds from Rivington’s menu, with unlimited servings for two hours during the evening. Dhs195. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6464).
Terra Firma’s long lunch
The restaurant offers a lunchtime deal of three courses, with a focus on steak. Dhs130 (food only); Dhs229 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Asado’s beverage club The restaurant hosts an Argentinian grape class guided by the sommelier. Guests can taste four beverages, with cheese and canapés. Advanced booking required, available for groups of a minimum of six people. Dhs260. Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Baker & Spice’s farmers’ market
The local, organic market returns with a new location. Prices vary. 9am-1am. Ongoing. Ballroom Gardens, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 427 9856).
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 (04 318 1313).
Blue Planet Green People’s farmers’ market
The family-friendly market offers organic produce as well as activities such as book reading for children and a gardening workshop for adults at 11.30am. Free entry. Fri 10.30am-2.30pm. Ongoing. Outside Al Seef 2, Cluster U, JLT (04 369 5209).
Boardwalk’s weekend breakfast
Feast on a buffet 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
Choose 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, Media City (04 366 9111).
Deira Organic Produce Market
This government initiative is a farmers’ market with organic and locally grown produce. Free entry. Fri and Sat 9am-4pm. Ongoing. Next to Deira Fish Market (no number).
Dusit Thani’s Songkran brunch
A special edition of the weekly brunch, with a focus on Thai street food. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs235 (house beverages), Dhs285 (sparkling grape), Dhs495 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).Ember Grill & Lounge’s churrasco nights Sample churrasco (skewers carved at the table), plus a Brazilian band. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).Hukama yum cha Try Chinese teas and dim sum. Dhs145. 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). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472)
K Grill’s Emirati seafood promotion
Choose from the fresh fish and seafood and the chefs will prepare it to your liking. Also includes a live sushi station. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 409 5999).
Make Business Hub’s ReCaf breakfast
The venue offers single-origin coffees for the price of the usual cup. Dhs16 per cup. 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan House, JBR (04 392 9216).
Ripe farmers’ market
The organic veg event runs on Fridays in Jumeirah, selling local produce, as well as arts and crafts. Free entry. Fri 9am-1pm. Ongoing. Le Gourmet Café, Jumeirah Beach Road, near THE One (04 380 7602).
Rococo’s bespoke tasting menus
Create a bespoke tasting menu. From Dhs170 (three courses), from Dhs250 (with grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel JBR (04 448 4860).
Table 9’s grape masterclass
Learn about grape as the in-house sommelier explains the colour, clarity, acidity and aroma of a variety of grape for guests to sample. Dhs400. Wed, Fri 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek (04 212 7551).
Armani/Hashi’s izakaya night Sample some casual Japanese bar food matched with exotic beverages. Dhs300 (food only), Dhs420 (beverage pairing). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai (04 888 3444).
At.mosphere’s seafood Saturdays
Sample a lunch of hand-dived scallops, giant prawns, oysters, lobster from Maine, and Australian yellowtail kingfish tuna. Minimum of two diners required. Dhs450 (food only), Dhs690 (two glasses of bubbly). 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3706).
Blue Marlin Ibiza’s brunch
The Ibiza-style beach club’s brunch offers dishes from the chef’s selection menu, plus live cooking stations and free Spanish grape for ladies between 1pm and 4pm. Dhs240 (selected beverages). 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Mazina’s bouillabaisse night
A weekly special of this fish stew, which originates from the city of Marseille in France. Dhs185. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Pine Grill’s chill and grill deal
Relax at this regular and family friendly poolside barbecue buffet. Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs260 (house beverages), Dhs65 (children aged six to 12). Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community, Dubai Investment Park (04 885 2222).
Gharana’s Indian street food night
A night of live entertainment that also includes a selection of Indian street food. Dhs95 (soft drinks). Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai, Barsha (04 323 4333).
Náis Italian Kitchen’s breakfast promotion
The breakfast menu offers coffee, orange juice and your choice of eggs. Dhs35. Sat-Thu 9am-noon. Ongoing. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).
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 canapés in Nobu’s garden. Dhs450 (food and mixed drinks). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).Ripe farmers’ market The weekly market offers locally sourced produce. Prices vary. 9am-1pm. Ongoing. The Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 380 7602).
Rosso’s food ‘happy hour’
Diners can claim 25 percent off pasta and pizza between 6pm and 7pm on weekday evenings. Prices vary. Sat-Thu 6pm-7pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3088).
Soho Bar and Grill’s all-you-can-eat nights
The new steakhouse offers an unlimited choice from the set menu, plus unlimited beverages. Dhs189 (food and selected beverages). Tue and Sat 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
The China Club’s dim sum deal
Try a selection of dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Armani/Amal’s Malabar special The menu showcases the flavours of northern Kerala, including dishes such as plantain and coconut cakes with tomato chutney, and king crab stir-fried with chillies, ginger and curry leaf. Dhs400 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until May 30. Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Mazina’s Sunday carvery
A family-sized feast of roast meats and a selection of vegetables, including roast potatoes and bubble and squeak. Dhs185 per person. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).
Rosso’s Italian barbecue
The deal includes grilled fish and meat barbecued on the terrace, overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Dhs189 (soft drinks). 8pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk at JBR (04 428 3088).
Alfie’s pie and pint deal Try British pies with fillings such as leek and wild mushroom or beef and Irish beverage. Dhs99. Sun-Thu 3pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11pm. Ongoing. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Café M’s Ole Tapas night
Guests can feast on hot and cold tapas accompanied by grape and Spanish beverage. Dhs149 (selected beverages). Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Amala’s vegetarian menu A chance to try a wide selection of traditional Indian vegetarian food. Dhs180. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Nobu’s special dinner
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa visits his Dubai restaurant, preparing a set menu of signature dishes paired with Japanese beverages. Advance booking required. Dhs1,200 per person. 7pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).
Pachanga’s unlimited churrasco
Sample a Brazilian barbecue speciality, including seafood and steak on skewers. Dhs195. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2530).
Sushi Sushi’s evening special
Tuck into unlimited sushi and sashimi, as well as Japanese dishes such as salads, noodles and rice. Dhs189 (house beverages). Sat and Tue 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 282 9908).
Ongoing daily deals
Bateaux Dubai’s dinner cruise Try a four-course dinner on board this high-end floating restaurant, which cruises down Dubai Creek. Dhs350 (food only), Dhs470 (selected beverages). Daily 7.45pm-11pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek, opposite British Embassy, Bur Dubai (04 399 4994).
Channels’ theme nights
A week of themed dining, with Mexican options on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday, English on Sunday and sushi on Monday, plus Pacific Islands on Saturdays. Sat-Wed Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (house beverages), Dhs225 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Thu-Fri Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs235 (house beverages), Dhs245 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).