Dubai summer deals 2018: Restaurants and meals out
If you're looking for savings this summer, we've got great news for you
Time Out Dubai staff
There are endless offers on exquisite dishes throughout Dubai – meaning more food in your mouth and more dirhams in your pocket.
From meaty deals such as 50 percent off steaks for gent’s night at Hunters Room & Grill, to the vegetarian friendly (and aptly named) meat-free Mondays at Baker & Spice, food-lovers of all types will find a special offer that suits the needs of their taste buds.
Have a look through our list below and see what strikes your fancy. Be warned, a glance through it may have your mouths watering. We know ours did.
All-day breakfast at Plantation Restaurant & TerraceHead to this JBR restaurant for a set menu of breakfast items featuring eggs, pancakes, fruit, baked goods and more, at any time of the day, and all for just Dhs49.
Dhs49. Daily 24 hours. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).
All-you-can-eat dim sum at The Royal Budha Enjoy dim sum Fridays at The Royal Budha, where you’ll get all-you-can-eat dim sum and unlimited tea. Dhs78. Fri noon-6pm. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333).
Bangkok night market at Spice Emporium Enjoy dishes from live cooking stations at this extensive dinner.
Dhs205 (food only). Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).
Breakfast of Champions at Brothaus Bakery Bistro Start your weekend off in the right way by digging into jumbo sausages and a glass of hops for just Dhs75 every Friday from noon until 3pm. Dhs75. Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay (04 369 0000).
Business lunch at Jekyll & Hyde Enjoy a two-course meal for Dhs75 at this DIFC pub. Dhs75. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 343 5518).
Business lunch at The Scene Try a two-course meal including beef carpaccio and fresh mussels. In a hurry? Check out the express version and get soup, a sandwich and chips for under Dhs50. Dhs49 (express), Dhs75 (two-courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 422 2328).
Butcher’s Block at JB’s Gastropub This deal features serving up a variety of cuts and types of meat together with complementing sides and condiments. Dhs229 (for two), Dhs419 (for four). Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
Early supper at Marina Social Book in for a bargain early supper of Marina Social classics every day from 6pm until 7pm. Dhs160 (two courses), Dhs210 (three courses). Daily 6pm-7pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).
Fresh catch at Hoi An Dig into a platter of fresh seafood including oysters, king crab, lobsters, mussels, prawns and more. Dhs605 (for two people). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Prices vary. Tue 7pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).
Get 30 percent off Bateaux Dubai As part of JA Resorts & Hotels massive summer promotion, with 30 percent off stays and experiences under the brand’s portfolio, get 30 percent off a dinner cruise along the Creek with Bateaux Dubai. All you need to do is book with the code JAX30. For more information or reservations, visit www.jaresortshotels.com or call (04 814 5500).
Good vibes by the pool at The Restaurant Saturdays are made for relaxing, so enjoy an afternoon of bites by the pool.
Dhs295 (two people with pool access). Saturday 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Happy hour at Iris Dubai Head to this rooftop bar throughout June and you’ll get a happy hour deal, plus free nibbles during #IrisSunsets. Prices vary. Daily 6pm-9pm. Until June 30. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (056 951 1442).
Healthy take away deal at Sophie’s Get a healthy take away meal from this café this summer for just Dhs44. This includes one main course and two salads of your choice, plus you’ll can get a slice of cake at half the regular price for dessert. Dhs44. Daily 6pm-9pm. Until August 31. Metro Central Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 452 9529).
Huntress night at Hunters Room & Grill Gather the ladies and head to this steakhouse for special menu, where you’ll get 50 percent off food plus unlimited grape. Prices vary. Wed 7pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).
Popular Peruvian-Nikkei fusion restaurant in Business Bay, Waka, has launched a brilliant new offering for in time for summer. Maki Mondays is offering up unlimited maki rolls, along with a glass of grape for Dhs150. Dhs165. Mon 8pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Oberoi, Business Bay (04 444 1455).
Enjoy a proper roast dinner at this Marina spot. Choose from beef, chicken or lamb.
Dhs119. Sat 1pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).
Set summer menu at Iris Dubai Gather your pals and go to Iris Dubai for stunning Downtown views and a special set menu. You’ll get a choice of three starters, two mains and two desserts for two people or six starters, four mains and four desserts for four people. Dishes include poke salmon or tuna salad, Mediterranean salad, spicy tuna maki, beef short rib tacos, grilled corn-fed chicken and chocolate chip cookie pie. Dhs250 (for two), Dhs420 (for four). Daily 6pm-midnight. Until June 30. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (056 951 1442).
Social Club at Marina Social Dig into a selection of signature dishes at Jason Atherton’s Dubai Marina restaurant.
Street food buffet at Gharana Dig into unlimited Indian street food at a special buffet at Gharana every Saturday evening for under Dhs100. Dhs95. Sat 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333).
Thai Journey at Spice Emporium Taste Thai favourites including noodles and curries every Wednesday. Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages). Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).
All you can eat Brisket at Links
Dig into all you can eat smoked beef brisket at this golf club restaurant. Dhs99 (with two sides). Thu from 6.30pm, Fri 3pm-9pm. Ongoing. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 3905600).
Enjoy a glass of bubbly with a small plate at this Mall of the Emirates bar. Dhs75 (one glass, one bite), Dhs150 (one bottle, one bite). Daily noon-2am. Until August 31. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2356).
Business lunch at Crab Market
Try lunch at this new restaurant in DIFC. Dishes include spaghetti alla vongole, soft shell crab and burrata ravioli. Dhs95 (two courses and a drink). Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 564 55 25).
Enjoy a grape and cheese night at this spot at M Hotel Downtown by Millennium. Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs159 (grape). Wed-Thu 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. M Hotel Downtown by Millennium, Downtown Dubai (04 450 2068).
Enjoy one of four curries, along with a hearty serving of saffron rice, naan and a drink for just Dhs69 at this quirky parsi eatery in The H Dubai. Dhs69. Tue 5pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8607).
Fancy a mid-week curry? Head to this new gastropub from the duo behind the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Award-winning folly by Nick & Scott. For just Dhs125 you’ll get for unlimited curry – choose from either chicken, lamb or paneer, plus rice and accompaniments – as well as three drinks every Tuesday. Dhs125. Tue 4pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
Discounted breakfast at Link Café
Peckish in the mornings? This summer offer means you’ll get 30 percent off your brekkie from May until August at Link Café. Prices vary. Daily 6am-11am. Until August 31. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).
Enjoy proper British fish and chips, plus a dessert at this newly refreshed pub from British chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price. Dhs90. Thu 4pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
The new theme night includes dishes from across the Middle East including from Lebanon and Jordan. Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs310 (house beverages). Tue 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4309).
Head to this trendy revamped British for a slap-up roast every Saturday and Sunday. Plus, you’ll get a pint thrown in for free. Dhs110. Sat-Sun noon-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
Make the most of your lunch hour with a tasty toastie at this pub from the famous chefs. Plus, you’ll get a cuppa as well. Dhs48. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
Unlimited noodles at The Noodle House
Craving a bowl of noodles that never ends? Dubai’s popular Asian street food restaurant The Noodle House has just the treat. Until Sunday June 10, get your fill with the Asian eatery’s new deal, starting at just Dhs55. Indulge in limitless servings of sesame tofu (Dhs55), goji java soto (Dhs65), miso tsukemen (Dhs65) and the best-selling duck wonton ramen (Dhs60). The offer is available at many Noodle House branches throughout Dubai, including in Dubai Mall, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Burjuman, DIFC and Dubai Media City.
Wild Wings Wednesdays at Aloft Me’aisam Dig into a platter of chicken wings and unlimited drinks for Dhs90 at this trendy new hote. Dhs99. Aloft Me’aisam, Dubai Production City (04 248 7070).
Wingman Wednesdays at Perry & Blackwelder’s Get unlimited chicken wings or a pitcher of hops every Wednesday for Dhs99. Dhs99. Wed noon-1.45am. Ongoing. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).