Try a dim sum masterclass, or watch the kids make pasta at Carluccio's
Al Bayt’s gold cappuccino Sample the ‘Palace cappuccino’ made with 22 carat gold dust and served with lavender, rose and pistachio macaroons made in-house. Dhs80. Daily, open 24 hours. Ongoing. The Palace Downtown (04 428 7806).
Al Mansour dhow cruise The summer cruise features an Arabic buffet dinner and oud player. Dhs135 per person. Daily 8pm-10.30pm. Until August 31. The Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Arcadia Lounge’s tapas night Twelve varieties of Spanish tapas and Spanish grape beverages. Dhs149 per person. Wed 7-10pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).
Blue Flame’s ethical foie gras The restaurant introduces a selection of dishes made with ethically sourced foie gras from Belgian suppliers Nivo Finesse. Prices vary. Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
Blue Jade’s dim sum class The class features five varieties of dim sum, including a specially devised dessert. Dhs395 per person. 4pm-7pm. The Ritz-Carlton JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Blue Jade’s summer deal Enjoy a 50-minute cooling treatment at the new Ritz-Carlton Spa, followed by a three- course Asian dinner. Dhs500 per person. Tue-Sun 7pm-11pm. Until August 31. Ritz Carlton JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Blue Jade’s yin and yang hours A happy hour promotion with a twist; try Miyagi oysters paired with fruit-infused Japanese beverages. Dhs100 per person. Tue-Sun 5pm-8pm. Until August 31. Ritz Carlton JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Chor Bazaar’s thali deal Includes naan, prawns, chicken and lamb dishes. Not one of the city’s cheapest thalis but impressive. Dhs139 (soft drinks). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).
Chutneys’ early bird deal Get a 50 percent discount on food and 20 percent discount on beverages during August, when booking a table for business lunch or an early dinner. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-1.30pm, 7pm-8pm. Until August 31. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Der Keller’s Frisian night The German restaurant offers an à la carte selection on Wednesdays of dishes from Friesland in North Germany. Prices vary. 6pm-11.30pm. Until August 28. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8999).
Fountain Restaurant’s food-for-life menu Guests can enjoy an evening of healthy eating dishes,such as salmon en papillote withred cabbage and citrus fruit. Dhs120 (soft drinks). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Lafayette Gourmet’s perfect pasta promotion See chefs demonstrate their pasta skills or join a masterclass held today and next Wednesday. Dhs145 (cooking class). Cooking classes: Monday August 26, 10.30am-noon. Wednesday August 28 7.30pm-9pm. Until August 31. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Long Yin’s halwayoo fish The fish of the month will be served steamed with garlic sauce and coriander or wok-fried with Singapore chili sauce. Dhs210 per kg. Daily 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until August 30. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Miyako’s teppanyaki A set menu deal, including seafood, meat and seasonal vegetable varieties of teppanyaki. Dhs250 per person. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Nofara Café Choose a freshly prepared sandwich or salad plus an iced tea, made in-house at this recommended new café. Dhs35. Sun-Thu 11am-2pm. Until August 31. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 432 2023).
Roberto’s early-bird deal Reserve a table for dinner between 7pm and 8pm and receive a free drink. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-8pm. Until August 31. DIFC (04 386 0066).
Ronda Locatelli’s pizza deal A lunch deal of pizza and Italian hops or a mocktail. Dhs100 per person. Daily noon-6pm. Until August 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s early bird A set menu for early diners. Dhs149 per person. Daily 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Seafood market’s Devon crab special Try ‘live’ Devon crab and choose from a variety of cooking styles. Dhs380 per kg. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2490).
Splendido’s antipasti platter This deal offers Italian cold cuts, freshly baked bread and condiments to share. Dhs150 (sharing platter). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until August 31. The Ritz-Carlton JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
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).
The Market Cafe’s seafood night An all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with lobster, crab, oysters and shrimps. Dhs249 per person (house beverages). Dhs219 (soft drinks). Dhs99 children aged six to 12. 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
The Observatory’s lunch deal Dishes include halloumi and eggplant salad, herb-crusted lamb cutlet and espresso cremé brulée. Dhs90 (two courses). Dh120 (three courses). Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).
The Thai Kitchen’s Wednesday night special Enjoy unlimited Thai dishes served straight to your table. Dhs220 per person. 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Brauhaus’ Bavarian night Sample a buffet of traditional southern German dishes. Dhs179 (food only). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Hard Rock Cafe’s rocking combo The deal includes a burger, plus hops or mixed drink and a selected T-shirt from the ‘Rock Shop’. Dhs170 per person. Sun-Thu noon-1am, Fri and Sat noon-2am. Ongoing. Dubai Festival City (04 232 8900).
Sizzling Wok’s Asian buffet night With cooking stations, weekly changing menus and vegetarian options. Dhs69 per person (including one house beverage). 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).
The Med’s super skewers Choose from a variety of skewers, salads and antipasti. Dhs164 (food only). Dhs274 (house beverages). 8pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Carluccio’s pasta class for kids Children can learn to make their own pasta at this regular weekly class. Dhs85. 10.30am-noon. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif (04 284 3728).
Da Shi Dai’s dim sum An affordable deal, offering freshly made fried and steamed classic recipes. Dhs88 per person. Fri and Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina (04 426 4636).
Fire & Ice’s 125 year competition The year-long promotion for the 125 year anniversary of sister hotel Raffles Singapore concludes with a competition to win a two-night stay at the Singapore property. Dine at Fire & Ice up until September 17 for a chance to win. Dhs125 (two course set menu). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 17. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
Long Yin’s dim sum A selection of steamed and fried Cantonese buns and dumplings for lunch. There is also a buy-two-get-one-free promotion available on Chinese drinks. Dhs21 per dish. 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Mazina’s S&S deal The sushi and steak deal also includes sashimi, salad and side dishes. Dhs300 per person (food only). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Armani/Hashi’s izakaya night Sample some casual Japanese sharing plates and bar snacks, matched with beverages. Dhs300 (food only), Dhs420 (beverage pairing). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444). Channels’ theme nights Try Mexican 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. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
Sunday September 1
Mazina’s Sunday carvery A family-sized feast of roast meats and a selection of vegetables, including bubble and squeak. Dhs185 per person. Iftar-midnight. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).
Signature By Sanjeev Kapoor’s Deccan food festival The ‘Plateau on the plate’ promotion explores Nizam cooking, including kodi mirialu koorma, an andhra- style chicken curry flavoured with peppercorn. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until September 12. Melia Dubai, Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
Chor Bazaar’s Monday mela An Indian street-food inspired menu. Dhs149 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).
Layette Gourmet’s dim sum masterclass Learn to make chicken, seafood and vegetables varieties of dim sum. Dhs145 per person. Monday September 2 10.30am-noon, Wednesday September 4 7.30pm-9pm. Until September 4. Gallerie Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Arcadia Lounge’s mezze night A Turkish-inspired mezze menu by celebrity chef Silvena Rowe. Dhs149 per person (house grape). Tues 7-10pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).