Blue Jade’s journey to Thailand The promotion for October includes a four-course menu of authentic Thai cooking. Dhs225 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 31. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Balance Café’s grill festival A month-long festival of grilled platters, including meat, seafood and vegetables. Dhs45 (vegetarian platter). Dhs55 (non-vegetarian platter). Daily noon-10pm. Until November 15. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4051).
Caramel’s pink promotion In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the venue is serving a special of pink baked Alaska in aid of a regional breast cancer charity. Dhs45 per dish. Sun-Thurs 11am-2am, Fri and Sat 7pm-2am. Until October 31. DIFC (800 227 2635).
Grand Hyatt’s Oktoberfest The event takes place in an air-conditioned festival tent, serving Bavarian food and drink, with music from Munich band Die Kirchdorfer. Prices à la carte. Tue-Sat 7pm-midnight. Until November 2. Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2271).
Hofbräuhaus’ Oktoberfest German food and drink is teamed with entertainment such as an ‘oompah’ band, a sausage eating contest and the chance to decorate your own lebkuchen heart, plus you can win a trip to Munich. Prices à la carte. Sat-Wed 6pm-2am. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs250 (house beverages). Dhs450 (premium beverages). Thu and Fri 6pm-2am. Until October 31. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
Hyatt Dubai’s 2 for 1 The hotel group offers a buy-one-get-one free promotion on main courses, across its properties in Dubai, including 16 restaurants such as Traiteur and Miyako. Diners must present discount vouchers from Hyatt’s website. Prices and times vary. Until October 31. Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2221).
Nobu’s fifth anniversary Chef Nobu himself will be hosting an evening of mixed drinks and canapés to celebrate Nobu Dubai’s fifth year. There will also be a silent auction in aid of the Matsuhisa Foundation. Dhs595 per person. 8pm-midnight. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Nomad’s Spanish nights An evening of Spanish tapas and Flamenco dance classes and live Spanish guitar music. Dhs50 per person (classes only, food priced à la carte). 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8571).
Ossiano’s bubbly menu A new set menu deal including a premium bottle of bubbly. Dhs3,500 per couple. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Villa Beach Restaurant’s Galvin La Chapelle menu The Galvin brothers’ week at Jumeirah Beach Hotel sees Michelin-starred Jeff Galvin in residence. Today is the last chance to sample a special dinner menu from the chef’s London restaurant Galvin La Chapelle Villa Beach. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 30. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8999).
Armani/Ristorante’s truffle menu The seasonal ingredient is offered in a choice of two different seven-course menus: classic or contemporary cooking. Dhs800 per person (food only). Dhs1,450 per person (grape pairing). Until November 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Picante’s Spanish beverage night Spend Dhs200 per person on the menu and enjoy unlimited Spanish beverages. Dhs200 minimum spend per person. Thu 7pm-midnight. Until October 31. Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
The Kitchen’s forest special The October menu features ingredients from the forest such as game, nuts and mushrooms. Dhs110 per person (soft drinks). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until October 31. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Friday November 1
3in1’s urban picnic Launched today, the new event is a poolside, picnic concept, where guests will be given a basket and blanket and a DJ spins chill out tunes. Dhs225 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). 1pm-5pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5923).
Armani/Amal’s Diwali menu A Diwali tasting menu featuring dishes such as paneer asparagus rolls, banana leaf-wrapped coastal spiced pomfret and Keralan chicken curry with fennel and fresh coconut. Dhs325 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 7. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Fire & Ice’s grape and cheese special Sample a selection of French artisanal cheeses, made using traditional techniques and matched with French grape. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until November 30. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Grand Hyatt’s Bavarian brunch Takes place in the Oktoberfest tent, with German food such as apple strudel and ‘obatzda’ spicy cheese. Prices à la carte. 12.30pm-4pm. Until November 1. Grand Hyatt (04 317 2271).
Noire at Spectrum on One The ‘dine in the dark’ experience offers a three-course meal, served to guests in a pitch-black room, by waiting staff wearing night-vision goggles. Dhs325 per person (Dhs27 per guest is donated to Sightsavers Middle East). Fri-Mon 7.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Radisson Blu’s competition Dine in one of seven restaurants, such as The China Club and Fish Market in Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, to be entered into a prize draw to win a Fiat 500 or one of seven flights and hotel stays to Europe. Prices and times vary. Until November 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Ripe’s farmers’ market The organic farmers’ market returns, in a new location in Safa Park, with events such as yoga classes and cooking workshops. Free entry. Fri 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).
THE DEK on 8’s Soak event Live cooking stations, help yourself beverage stations, plus music, ‘surprise’ entertainment and use of the pool. Dhs295 per person. 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
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).
Wheeler’s surf and turf A two-person platter of whole grilled lobster, 360g fillet of beef, French fries, béarnaise sauce, salad and dessert. A bottle of house grape and four bottles of hops are included in the deal. Dhs350 per person. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Antique Bazaar’s Diwali event A four-course set menu, with veg and non-veg options, and entertainment from live ghazal singers. Dhs150 per person. 7.30pm-3am. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Rodeo Grill’s mushroom and truffle menu Dishes on this à la carte seasonal menu include green asparagus and soft scrambled eggs topped with black truffle, or seared veal tenderloin with marinated giroles and black truffle shaving. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until November 9. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Zafran’s new menu The selection has had a refresh, including a kids’ menu, and dishes such as fish biryani, or saffron and pista kulfi with rabri for dessert. Prices vary. Sun-Wed noon-11pm. Thu-Sat noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Mall, Marina (04 399 7357). Other location: Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif (04 284 0987).
Monty’s tapas The refurbished restaurant (formerly Bunkers) offers a menu of Spanish sharing plates. From Dhs109 per person. Sun-Thu 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 888 3828).
Nezesaussi’s Aussie steak night Unlimited platters of Australian steak and chops, including side dishes and live music to entertain you whilst you dine. Dhs250 (house beverages). 7pm to 11pm. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 5927).
Arcadia Lounge’s mezze night A Turkish-inspired mezze menu by celebrity chef Silvena Rowe. Dhs149 per person (house grape). Tues 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).
Pachanga’s churrasco Tempt your taste buds with a Brazilian barbecue. Dhs195. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (04 318 2530).
Rostang’s moules frites night All-you-can-eat mussels and fries is on the menu here. Dhs145 per person (food only). Dhs250 per person (selected beverages). 6.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s 2-for-1 deal Order two à la carte mains courses on Tuesdays and get the cheapest free. Prices vary. 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Sonamu’s Korean barbecue Feast on this venue’s all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue. Dhs179. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).