Dubai’s best business lunches

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Dubai’s best business lunches

THE Business lunch is a popular idea here in Dubai, and with good reason. As what’s better than eating a meal at a top restaurant for a more affordable price? Check out these set weekday menus for your next lunch break.

At.mosphere Restaurant

Okay, so this may not be bargain, per se, but for a meal in the world’s tallest building it’s worth forking out a dirham or two. For Dhs400 you’ll get a set menu at swanky restaurant At.mosphere, situated on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa. Embrace those views as you nibble on cauliflower brioche, chicken ballotine and pavlova. Why go out for lunch unless you do it properly?
Dhs400. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).

Avli by tashas
Check out this Greek spot in DIFC at lunch time and you’ll get two starters, main and hot drink for Dhs130. It’s just been launched and dishes include Greek salad, beetroot dip, chicken gyros and lamb bifteki.
Dhs130. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Gate Village 9, DIFC (04 359 0008).

Love super-fresh Mediterranean food? Cool eatery BOCA has a “market lunch”, that runs every week day and changes daily, depending on what ingredients can be sourced from The Waterfront fish and vegetable market in Deira.
Dhs95 (two courses), Dhs135 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 323 1833).

Café Belge

Take a midday break and head to this Belgian spot where you’ll get two courses and a hot drink for Dhs95, or three courses for Dhs120.
Dhs95 (two courses), Dhs120 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).

Want a side of Marina views with your speedy pan Asian lunch? Cargo has just launched a new lunch deal where you’ll get a meal and a soft drink for just Dhs59. One to take visitors to next time they’re in town...
Dhs59. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 361 8129).

Crab Market
If you’re a fan of seafood, you know where to go. You can get a one-, two- or four-course menu and dishes include fish of the day, seared salmon rolls and shrimp and avocado.
From Dhs65. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 564 55 25).

Crown & Lion
If you’re looking for a cheap bite for lunch, get a main course and pint for just Dhs65 every weekday. Proper pub grub for lunch? Go on then.
Dhs65. Sat-Thu 11am-5pm Byblos Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 448 8000).

Eat & Meat
Dig into a full lunch buffet at this Sheikh Zayed Road spot for just Dhs75. You’ll get access to the salad bar, cheese table and live cooking stations, too, plus desserts.
Dhs75. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8623).

Choose from a range of live cooking stations including Asian, Continental, salad and desserts and enjoy dishes including sandwiches, tacos, soups and hot dogs.
Dhs59. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4444).

Gaucho Dubai
You can get your teeth into two small plates, soup, a main (including steaks) and a side for Dhs120 at this DIFC spot. Sweet tooth? Round off your lunch with a scrummy slice of cheesecake or brownie for an extra Dhs25.
From Dhs120. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Gate Village 5, DIFC (04 422 7898).

La Petite Maison

Looking for somewhere to wow your lunch date? As part of the Déjeuner d’Affaires you’ll get two starters, one main and a hot drink for just Dhs180 a person. Dishes include the famous grilled lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine, slow-cooked duck or tiger prawns.
Dhs180. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Gate Village 8, DIFC (04 439 0505).

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).

This restaurant has a menu from the team behind folly by Nick & Scott, and it now has a new business lunch. You can choose two or three courses, plus a hot drink and dishes including pumpkin velouté, sea bream and apple crumble and custard.
Dhs95 (two courses), Dhs120 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm.Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City (04 525 7633).


This world-famous chain has one of the best business lunch deals around. For Dhs137 you’ll get two dishes – think sushi, gyoza and robata – plus miso soup. Tuck in.
Dhs137. Sun-Thu noon-2pm. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 425 5660).

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