Noble House: Our devotion to Noble House at the Raffles Hotel has never been in question. It was both our Chinese restaurant of the year and our ultimate restaurant of the year in 2008. The only barrier to complete worship has been our reluctance to fork out the hefty price tag. City Cards can potentially save themselves hundreds of Dirhams every visit thanks to the 15 per cent discount. Click here to see how much you can save.
White Orchid: This Jebel Ali restaurant is one of the city’s coolest secrets. Even in the summer scorch we have the feeling it will have an icy sharpness about it. Sit on the terrace overlooking the verdant gardens and the hotel’s private beach, and take your pick from a menu featuring a mish mash of Asian cuisine from Thailand, China and Singapore. Click here to see how much you can save.
China Club: The China Club’s interior has a sort of world-worn charm, and the homely food is excellent. While it’s perfectly acceptable to dine out at this bastion of traditional Chinese fare in the evening, the daytime yum cha (or dim sum) is truly where the restaurant makes its mark. Click here to see how much you can save.
Thai Chi: Hardcore food enthusiasts get very annoyed with a restaurant like Thai Chi. It is not possible to specialize in cuisines as diverse and different as Thai and Chinese. It would be like being a daredevil stuntman and an insurance calculator. Not mutually beneficial. Our advice is to poke any hardcore enthusiast you might know in the eye, pick up your City Card and head out for a fun, thrifty and, if not altogether authentic, enjoyable night of dining. Click here to see how much you can save.
Long Yin: The 50 per cent saving on a lunch feat at Long Yin is one of the best offers available on a Time Out City Card. The setting may be rather bland, but the food at Long Yin is a cut above the rest, and the service is hawk-eyed, to say the least. Click here to see how much you can save.