Mango festival, cooking school, Maifest and more foodie fun
Alfie’s oyster night Indulge in quality oysters from the UK with a little bubbly. Dhs620 (one bottle of sparkling grape and 12 oysters), Dhs145 (sparkling grape and six oysters).Wed and Thu 5pm-7pm. Until May 30. Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Belgian Café’s new chef The venues welcomes new Belgian chef, Stijn Surinx, with a promotion. Tell the new Belgian manager Steve how ‘Stijn’ is pronounced, and you’ll go into a draw to win a dinner for eight. Free. Daily noon-midnight. Until June 14. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Brauhaus’ Maifest Celebrate with authentic German food, hops and grape plus music. Dhs229 per person. Wed-Sun 6pm-1am. Until May 12. Jumeira Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Carnevale’s cooking masterclass Learn to make Italian classics with chef Artemisia. The class includes a trip to the fish market and lunch. Dhs185 per person. 8am-1pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8999).
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).
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).
Grand Hyatt’s Maifest Hosted in an air-conditioned festival tent, the Bavarian-inspired event involves food such as German asparagus and flame cake, and an original Oktoberfest band from Munich. Prices vary. Wed and Thu 7pm-1am. Fri and Sat 7pm-3am. Until May 11. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Hofbräuhaus’ Maifest German food and beverages alongside live entertainment from German band Luechtturm. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs350 (house beverages). Sat-Wed 6pm-2am. Thu and Fri 7pm-11pm. Until May 31. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Rd, Deira (04 607 7977).
Lafayette Gourmet’s food festival The first food market festival with the chance to sample food from around the world, including produce from French market Rungis and 130 varieties of cheese. Free to attend. Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. Until May 12. Galeries Layfayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Mahec’s mango festival An à la carte menu of sweet and savoury dishes using mango. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Until May 15. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2615).
Minato’s ‘haru’ spring lunch In honour of the arrival of spring, try a set menu lunch of haru curry, nikujaga teishoku or haru udon. Dhs70. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until May 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7333).
Náis 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).
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).
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).
Sea Mood’s Italian dishes The sustainable (and affordable) seafood spot introduces two Italian pasta dishes to the menu: seafood carbonara and marinara pasta. Dhs29 per dish. Daily noon-1am. Ongoing. Mankhool Road, Satwa (04 385 7977).
The Talk’s South of the Border night A buffet of Latin American dishes including tortillas, spiced tamales and traditional chilli salvers. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), free for kids under 12. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
West 14th’s ‘Streets of New York’ barbecue The steakhouse has styled itself on a New York street side food kiosk, serving sandwiches, burgers and American-style desserts. Dhs295 (selected beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Arcadia cheese and grape night This weekly 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, plus a three-course dinner. From Dhs190 per person. Thu-Fri 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
Brauhaus’ 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).
Gaucho’s mini masterclass The venue offers free grape lessons hosted by the sommelier for guests who are dining at the restaurant. Free for diners. Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Ongoing. DIFC (04 422 7898).
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, Palm Jumeirah (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 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).
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).
Armani/Ristorante’s cooking class Enjoy 90 minutes of tutelage while preparing a three-course lunch. Dhs700 per person, Dhs1,000 per couple. 10am-2pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
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, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Baker & Spice’s farmers’ market The local, organic market has returned, now located in the gardens of Jumeirah Emirates Towers. 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, Dubai 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).
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, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8999).
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. One complimentary shisha is also included. Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs125 for children. Both packages including one complimentary shisha per person. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al 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).
Nineteen’s Friday breakfast club Sample international offerings at this late serving breakfast promotion. Dhs150. 11am-2pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
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).
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 and Fri 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
The Rib Room’s explorer promotion Carnivores can enjoy a four-course set menu of the steakhouse’s signature dishes. Dhs180 (food only). Fri-Sat 7pm-midnight. Until May 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
The Talk’s fish market night Choose from a vast selection of fresh fish, crustaceans and molluscs. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), free for kids under 13. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Western Steakhouse’s slow cooking promotion Western Steakhouse presents a menu of slow-cooked specialities, including veal, beef, lamb and turkey cooked for more than eight hours. From Dhs69 per dish. Daily noon-11pm. Until May 15. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Al Iwan’s Moroccan night Enjoy Moroccan cooking and belly dancing performances. Dhs425 per person (food only). Sat 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).
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, Downtown 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).
Certo’s tagliatone promotion Following traditional Italian recipes, the restaurant offers a season of à la carte ‘tagliatone’ specials made with large cuts of meat, cooked to your liking, carved at your table and served with a selection of seasonal vegetables. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until May 17. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Girders’ big British breakfast Try a traditional British breakfast menu. Dhs69. Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Ongoing. JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (04 814 5599).
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).
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, JBR (04 428 3088).
SoHo Bar and Grill’s all-you-can-eat nights The 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. Dhs108. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (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 Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
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).
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, JBR (04 428 3088).
Alfie’s pie and pint deal The ongoing deal offers a selection of traditional British pies with fillings such as leek and wild mushroom or beef and Irish beverage, each paired with a pint. 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 at this regular evening deal. Dhs149 (selected beverages). Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Legends’ ‘Let’s Meat on Mondays’ Sample steaks from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Argentina and the US, plus paired grape chosen by the sommelier. Dhs200 per person (choice of meat and two beverages), Dhs320 (unlimited meat and selected beverages). 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Amala’s vegetarian menu A chance to try Indian vegetarian food. Dhs180. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Pachanga’s unlimited churrasco Sample a Brazilian barbecue speciality, including seafood and steak on skewers. Dhs195. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (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 Mexican options available on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday, Pacific Islands on Saturday, English on Sunday and sushi on Monday. 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).