Angelina Tearoom’s daily brunch The selection includes eggs prepared however you like and mini Viennoiserie-baked goods. Dhs120 per person. Daily 10am-2pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 362 750).
Carluccio’s gingerbread house decorating
Children can decorate their own house and then take it home. Dhs90 per child. 3pm-5pm. Marina Mall (04 399 7844).
Chef’s House’s sushi night
Sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes are on offer at the buffet and live cooking stations. Dhs135 per person (soft drinks). Dhs195 per person (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
BiCE’s vinoteca night Sample six varieties of grape, paired with Italian nibbles. Dhs285 per person. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).
Fire & Ice’s festive menu Dine on the terrace on New York-style grill recipes and seasonal flavours for the month of December. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until December 31. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
ICHO’s business lunch Sample three savoury courses, plus miso soup, in 30 minutes at this speedy lunch deal. Dhs100 per person. Sat-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).
La Farine’s festive experience The round-the-clock café has created a life-sized gingerbread house. It is also serving mulled grape, roasted chestnuts, afternoon tea and festive hampers to buy. Plus expect visits from Santa. Prices vary. Open 24 hours. Until December 23. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 414 0000).
MAKE Business Hub’s business lunch Choose among dishes such as soup or salad plus a main course and dessert. Mention ‘business lunch’ when you are ordering. Dhs79 (food only). Sun-Thu 11am-3pm. Until December 31. Al Fattan Tower, Dubai Marina (04 392 9216).
Mezza House’s business lunch Includes soup, cold starter, main course, dessert and soft drink, with the option to have shisha. Dhs69 (without shisha). Dhs79 (with shisha). Sun-Thu 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 420 5444).
Hakkasan’s festive menu A four-course set menu of sharing plates, with a welcome mocktail or mixed drink. Dhs488 per person. Daily 7pm-2am. Until December 30. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).
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).
Sake No Hana’s zensai promotion The Japanese venue introduces a special of mixed drinks teamed with small plates. From Dhs75. Sat-Wed 6am-9pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 432 7800).
Sakura’s sushi deal This lunch deal offers guests all you can eat on sushi. Dhs129 per person. Dhs65 (children aged six to 12). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276963).
THE One Deli’s Christmas menu A two- or three-course festive menu, teamed with a glass of mulled punch and a coffee. Dhs79 (two courses). Dhs96 (three courses). Sun-Thu 9am-11am, Fri and Sat 9am-noon. Until January 2 2014. THE One Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (04 345 6687).
Zaroob’s lunch deal The affordable offer includes a main course, dessert and soft drink. Dhs39. Sun-Thu 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 927 662).
SoHo Bar & Grill’s Ribs and Rock ’n’ Roll night Tuck in to ribs whilst listening to music from the 1950s-1970s. Prices vary. 6pm-2am. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
Urban Bistro’s December discount
Throughout the month of December, the eatery offers a buy-one- get-one-free deal on main courses during dinner time. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 6pm-10pm. Until December 31. CNN Building, Dubai Media City, Dubai (04 362 4330).
3in1’s urban picnic This 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).
Center Cut’s Christmas menu
A four-course degustation menu, finishing with warm Christmas pie with berry compote and vanilla cream for dessert and accompanied by live jazz and blues. Dhs350 per person (including soft drinks). Wed-Fri 6.30pm-11pm. Until December 30 (excluding December 25). The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Lafayette Gourmet’s festive brunch
Traditional Christmas lunch with the all the trimmings plus a cookie- decorating station for kids. Dhs145 person. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
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).
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).
Rivington Grill’s dessert platters
The Souk Al Bahar branch celebrates its fifth anniversary today by offering diners a complimentary dessert platter, featuring five signature recipes. Also, guests visiting the restaurant before December 20 will be entered into a competition to win a meal for four, every month, for five months. Prices vary. Noon-10.30pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0903).
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).
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. Dhs350 per person. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Balance Cafe’s bake festival Recipes include baked ricotta tart with ginger glaze and baked cherry-crusted cake with piquant orange coulis. From Dhs55 per dish. Daily 11am-10pm. Until January 10 2014. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4051).
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).
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 (04 888 3828).
Nezesaussi’s Aussie steak night
Unlimited platters of Australian steak and chops, including side dishes and live music. Dhs250 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 5927).
Toshi’s Asian barbecue night
The weekly event features live barbecue stations and outdoor seating. Dhs175 per person (soft drinks). Dhs195 (one glass of bubbly). Dhs295 (unlimited selected beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM (04 429 9999).
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. Prices vary. Sun-Wed noon-11pm. Thu-Sat noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Mall, (04 399 7357). Other location: Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif (04 284 0987).
Arcadia Lounge’s mezze night Get to feast on a Turkish-inspired mezze menu by celebrity chef Silvena Rowe. Dhs149 per person (house grape). Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).
Jazz@PizzaExpress’s open mic night
At this weekly event, diners can head up on stage or watch others. Normal à la carte menu is available. Prices vary. 8pm-1am. Ongoing. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
Tempt your taste buds with a Brazilian barbecue. Dhs195. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (04 318 2530).
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).