Summer deals in Dubai 2018: City’s best offers and discounts

How to save money in the UAE during the hotter months

As the weather heats up for summer, Dubai will be resplendent with money-saving deals and offers.

You can make huge savings at restaurants and bars across the city, while there are also brilliant discounts on some of the best things to do.

If you’re looking for a day out or something more active, waterparks and golf courses are among the places knocking down their prices.

For something a bit more relaxing, we’ll be bringing you all the latest spa and pool offers throughout the summer months.

Keep an eye on Time Out Dubai for the very best deals from across the city.

Meals out

All-day breakfast at Plantation Restaurant & Terrace
Head 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).

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).

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).

Gents’ night at Hunters Room & Grill
Get 50 percent of steaks every Tuesday.
Prices vary. Tue 7pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).

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).

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).

Ladies’ night at Chamas Churrascaria & Bar
Get three free drinks and 20 percent off the tapas menu at this Latin bar.
Prices vary. Mon 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 305 6843).

Lobsterlicious at Dunes Café
Enjoy Canadian lobster accompanied by Fine de Claire oysters and wagyu beef every Thursday.
Dhs425 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages). Thu 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Maki Mondays at Waka
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).

Meat-free Mondays at Baker & Spice
Enjoy a variety of dishes including pea and mint pappardelle and cheesy polenta.
Dhs79 (two courses). Mon 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 297 5797).

Saturday roast at Marina Social
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).

Social Club at Marina Social
Dig into a selection of signature dishes at Jason Atherton’s Dubai Marina restaurant.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages). Mon-Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).

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).

Bites & Bubbles at Vantage
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).

Cheese and grape night at La Terrasse Pool Deck
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).

Curry combo night at Moombai & Co
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).

Curry night at The Lion by Nick & Scott
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).

Fish and chips at The Lion by Nick & Scott
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).

Levant night at Feast
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).

Match day roast at The Lion by Nick & Scott
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).

Oysters and bubbly at Crazy Fish
Head to F1 supremo Flavio Briatore's seafood restaurant for unlimited oysters and a glass of bubbly for Dhs220.
Dhs220. Daily 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (056 115 1724).

Pie night at The Lion by Nick & Scott
Dig into a steak pie, washed down with a pint for Dhs105 every Friday at this gastropub at The H Dubai.
Dhs105. Wed 4pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).

Toasted sandwich and a cuppa The Lion by Nick & Scott
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).

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).

Days out

Discounted admission at Wild Wadi Waterpark
One of the city’s most famous waterparks is offering a splashing (sorry) summer deal. With general admission during the winter (for people more than 1.1m tall) at Dhs336, UAE residents can save nearly Dhs200 during summer, with day rates starting from Dhs149 including VAT. Non-residents are charged Dhs336, while there’s also a special all-you-can-drink package with unlimited soft drinks for Dhs169.
From Dhs149. Open daily 10am-7pm. Until September 30. Umm Suqeim (04 348 4444).

Get active

Golf deals at Address Montgomerie
While plenty of people will raise an eyebrow at the prospect of playing golf in the middle of summer, getting yourself an early tee-time (and we mean proper early) at around 6am to 7am will get you back in the clubhouse by about 11am, having avoided the majority of the heat. At the Address Montgomerie, Dhs5,000 will get you unlimited access to the course, par three, driving range, practice greens, gym and pool, plus 20 percent off food and beverage, a 50 percent off selected spa treatments, 10 percent off apparel at the pro shop, special rates on lessons and more.
Dhs5,000. Until September 30. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 363 1295).

Golf lessons at Els Club
And if your game is in need of a bit of tweaking over the summer, why not get involved with the club’s unlimited lessons programme. Dhs4,000 will get you two months of unlimited golf lessons (you choose which two months). Book in as many lessons as you like, with your chosen instructor, and you can also make the most of unlimited fitness packages at the club’s fitness facilities. Get your swing, and your belly, into shape this summer.
Dhs4,000. Until September 1. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City (04 425 1000).

Summer golf discounts at Els Club
One of the city’s top golf clubs, The Els Club in Dubai Sports City is offering a Dhs5,195 summer offer which includes unlimited golf seven days per week, plus cash back on a range of facilities and services, including 15 percent off food and beverages, 10 percent off retail soft goods, 5 percent off retail hard goods, 10 percent off lessons at the Butch Harmon School of Golf. There are also a range of benefits at associated venues, including Palazzo Versace and special rates at other Troon-managed courses.
Dhs5,195. Until September 30. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City (04 425 1000).

Pool day deals

Dip and Dine at Shades
This deal has arrived at Shades at Address Dubai Marina for the summer. From Sunday to Thursday, pay Dhs210 for pool access and you’ll get Dhs100 back to spend on food and drinks. At the weekend it’s Dhs315, with Dhs150 credit. Lounge by the delightful infinity pool and enjoy views across Dubai Marina.
Dhs210 (Sun-Thu), Dhs315 (Fri-Sat). Daily 7am-8pm. Ongoing. Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).

Relax by the pool at Raffles
Soak up stunning panoramic views of the city skyline while lounging at the swim-up bar at Raffles. The hotel's summer pool access offer includes a Dhs100 food and beverages voucher for each person meaning you can order some mixed drinks while you laze by the pool.
Dhs225. Daily. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi City, (04 324 8888).

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