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Breakfast at Boulevard Kitchen
Dig into a family-friendly breakfast every day at Boulevard Kitchen. Dishes include freshly-baked pastries, live cooking egg stations, French toast and foul.
Dhs125. Daily 6.30pm-11am. Ongoing. Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 888 3444).
Breakfast at Address Boulevard
Start your day off the right way with a breakfast buffet. The Restaurant at Address Boulevard offers up cold cuts, cereal, pastries and more, plus your choice from the à la carte menu.
Dhs140. Sun-Thu 6am-11am, Fri-Sat 6.30am-noon. Ongoing. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
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, all day from 6am until 2am, and all for just Dhs49.
Dhs59. Daily 6am-2am. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).
Business lunch at At.mosphere Restaurant
This swanky restaurant, situated on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, offers a classy two-course lunch menu for Dhs220, or a three-course option for Dhs275. Dishes include garden salad, corn-fed chicken, sea bass and chocolate fondant for dessert.
Dhs220 (two courses), Dhs275 (three courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Burj Khalifa, Business Bay (04 888 3828).
Business lunch at 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 Dhs110.
Dhs95 (two courses), Dhs110 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
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).
Business lunch at Eat & Meat
Dig into a full lunch buffet at this Sheikh Zayed Road restaurant for just Dhs75 a person. 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).
Business lunch at Feast
Choose from a range of live cooking stations including Asian, Continetal, salad and desserts and enjoy dishes including sandwiches, tacos, soups and hot dogs for just Dhs59.
Dhs59. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4444).
Business lunch at Gaucho Dubai
You can get your teeth into three courses for just Dhs125 at Gaucho Dubai, choosing from the likes of salmon carpaccio and braised back ribs to start, followed by sirloin steak, Gaucho burger or lobster tacos.
Dhs125. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Gaucho Dubai, DIFC (04 422 7898).
Business lunch at Günaydın Dubai
This Souk Al Bahar restaurant specialises in meat cuts and traditional dishes, and now has a business lunch. For Dhs120 you can get a four-course meal, with dishes including cold mezzes, lentil soup, salads, kebabs, meatballs and more.
Dhs120. Sun-Thu noon-2pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 554 0700).
Business lunch at La Petite Maison
Looking for somewhere to wow your lunch date? Time Out Dubai’s Best French Restaurant, La Petite Maison, is now offering up a special deal. As part of the Déjeuner d’Affaires – meaning "special lunch" – you’ll get two starters, one main and ice-cream of the day for just Dhs180 a person. It runs from Sunday to Thursday from noon until 3pm and dishes include the restaurant's famous half roasted baby chicken marinated in lemon, homemade mafaldine pasta with mushrooms and aged parmesan, grilled sea beam or deep fried baby squids.
Dhs180. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Gate Village 8, DIFC (04 439 0505).
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).
Croissant and coffee at Jones the Grocers
Head to the new grab-and-go spot at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and you’ll get coffee and a croissant for Dhs25.
Dhs25. Sun-Thu 7am-10pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Crown & Lion
If you’re looking for a cheap bite for lunch, get a main course and pint for just Dhs65 every weekday.
Dhs65. Sat-Thu 11am-5pm Byblos Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 448 8000).
Daily Market lunch at BOCA
Try this DIFC eatery’s special lunch, made with fresh ingredients sourced daily from The Waterfront fish and vegetable market.
Dhs90 (two courses), Dhs126 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 323 1833).
Dim Sum Plus at Shang Palace
Dig into in 36 varieties of unlimited dim sum, cooked three ways: steamed, baked and fried.
Dhs98. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Dine & Dash at Tesoro
Nip into Tesoro for a two-course lunch that’s quick, easy and hits the spot. The menu consists of favourites from the global Tesoro menu including biriyanis, steaks and curries. Just make sure you don’t dribble it down your business suit.
Dhs90. Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3.30pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3100).
Free coffee with every sundae at Counter Culture Café
Fancy a free cuppa? Head to Counter Culture Café and buy a sundae for Dhs45, and you’ll get a coffee absolutely free.
Dhs45. Daily 6am-11pm. Ongoing. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotels & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).
Hops and tacos at Key West Bar & Grill
What other way to recline on the beach than with a pint in one hand and a taco in the other? Key West will give you both for Dhs99 in a deal that’s available every day – and that’s about how often we like our tacos. Choose from the likes of pulled chicken, shredded beef, achiote fish and a veggie option and let the good times roll.
Dhs99. Open daily noon-11.45pm. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeria (04 376 6290).
Lunch bento at Tanuki
Dig into a bento box at this Japanese outlet at The Dubai Mall for just Dhs65 during the week.
Dhs65. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 580 8228).
Lunch deal at Café Bateel
Choose from eight main courses from the new lunch menu, plus a dessert and hot drink for just Dhs69.
Dhs69. Daily noon-3pm. Various locations including Dubai Marina Mall, www.bateel.com.
Lunch menu at Gürkan Şef Steakhouse
This Turkish steakhouse has a weekday deal where you’ll get a choice of two different three course mals. The Fast Hot is an express lunch for Dhs99, while the Big Hot is a fuller menu for Dhs129.
From Dhs99. Sun-Thu noon-7pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 379 9777).
Lunch special at Le Petit Belge
Peckish at midday? Head to this JLT spot and get salad or sandwich with fries for just Dhs52, including a soft drink.
Dhs52. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Pullman Hotel & Residence, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster T, JLT (04 242 7794).
Lunch deal at Nara Pan Asian
Fancy a lunch break? Head to this new Asian spot in JLT and you can get three courses for under Dhs100 every weekday. Dishes include chicken teriyaki, sushi and Japanese cheesecake – all for just Dhs79.
Dhs79. Sun-Thu noon-3.30pm. Cluster A, JLT(04 421 1356).
Mix and Match at Cabana
Build your lunch from a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and drinks by the pool. For Dhs105 you can get two items from a set menu, plus soft drinks.
Dhs105. Daily noon-3.30pm. Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Rapido lunch at Salero
Take a lunch break at this Spanish spot and get one tapas, one portion of paella, plus a soft drink for just Dhs117. Or tackle three tapas dishes for the same price.
Dhs117. Sun-Thu noon-5pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5888).
Thali Lunch at Bombay Brasserie
Who doesn’t want a platter for lunch? Especially when it’s an Indian thali. The lunchtime menu at Bombay Brasserie lets you get stuck into a load of authentic dishes from North India, including kebabs and curries. Best of all, they are served individually, meaning you don’t have to share a thing.
Dhs125. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3100).
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).
Unlimited dim sum at TOKO Downtown
Love dim sum? Fancy eating as much of those bite-sized morsels of happiness as possible? You’re in lucky as swanky restaurant TOKO Downtown, at Vida Downtown, is offering up an all-you-can-eat deal, especially for lunchtimes. For under Dhs100, you can dig into six varieties of dim sum as well as noodles, tempura and rice dishes every weekday from noon until 3pm.
Dhs98. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Aperitivo at Torno Subito
Massimo Bottura’s Torno Subito restaurant has a nightly aperitivo offer, featuring two signature mixed drinks and five bites for Dhs125. The deal is available every day of the week from 6pm to 8pm.
Dhs125. Daily, 6pm-8pm. W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 245 5555).
Arabian night at The Lido
The QE2 hosts an Arabesque foodie night every Thursday for Dhs135. The Arabian nights will include Middle Eastern classics from across the region, with hot and cold mezze, freshly baked bread, grills, ouzi, harrees, tharead and sweet Arabic desserts.
Dhs135 (food only), Dhs65 (kids aged 12 and below), free (kids aged four and below). Thu 7pm-11pm. QE2, Port Rashid (04 526 8811).
Dhs49 dinner at Brambles
Brambles in Dubai’s Barsha Heights is offering up a special meal deal that will have you saving your dirhams. Brambles’ dinner special runs every day from 7pm until 10pm, and comes in at a pocket-friendly Dhs49. And for that you’ll get a main course, drink and cookie.
Daily 7pm-10pm. Metro Central Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 452 9529).
Arabic night at Flow Kitchen
Dig into hot and cold mezze, grills and more at this all-day dining spot on the Palm.
Dhs195 (food only). Thu 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Boodle Fight at C.U
Get a piled of seafood and sauces at Zabeel House Mini for just Dhs150 to share.
Dhs150 (serves two or three). Daily 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Zabeel House Mini, Al Seef (04 707 7077).
Burger and a pint at Joe’s Backyard
If you’re a fan of burgers and pints, look no further than this rooftop spot in Dubai Festival City. For just Dhs99 you’ll get a beef burger, chips and two cold pints.
Dhs99. Sun-Wed 5pm-midnight, Thu 5pm-2am, Fri-Sat 1pm-2am. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City (055 709 4509).
Cheese and grape night at Grapeskin
Nibble on a cheese board stocked with three types of cheese, complemented with a glass of grape, every night.
Dhs85 (with three small glasses of grape), Dhs180 (with three medium glasses of grape), Dhs225 (with three large glasses of grape). Sun-Wed 4pm-1am, Thu-Sat 4pm-2am. La Ville Hotel & Suites,
Al Safa Street, City Walk (054 309 5948).
Early dinner at Billionaire Mansion
Enjoy a sharing menu of signature dishes from chef Reif Othman, as well as a bottle of grape and the live shows at this cool nightspot in Business Bay.
Dhs395 (per person). Tue-Sun 8pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 510 3100).
Five-course feast at BASTA!
Prepare your appetites, there are five courses of Italian food you need to demolish. This deal sees you get five dishes for just Dhs160, from the menu from US Michelin-starred chef David Myers.
Dhs160 (per person, minimum two people). Daily 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 512 5522).
Frevo churrascaria experience
Enjoy watching a selection of meats carved at your table, before polishing them all off at this Brazilian restaurant on the Palm.
Dhs295. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Healthy lunch at Zeste Café
Get a two-course healthy lunch from the “lunch on the go menu” at this café for just Dhs49. Dishes include macro super bowl, chicken with broccoli, avocado and chicken panini, kimchi benedict and poke super bowl.
Dhs49. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Ladies’ night at The Restaurant at Address Boulevard
Ladies, order food to the value of Dhs150 and you’ll get a free bottle of grape to wash down your meal, any night of the week.
Prices vary. Daily 6pm-10pm. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Lobster night at Tong Thai
Time Out Dubai’s Best Thai Restaurant 2019 has a lobster night where you’ll get anything from wok-fried tom yum lobster to crispy lobster and creamy curries. Each lobster will set you back Dhs195.
Dhs195. Tue-Thu, 6pm-11.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
Paris, Paris! at BQ – French Brasserie & Kitchen
Enjoy three courses, plus drinks and live cooking stations at this fancy French restaurant every Thursday night.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
Pairing menu at Leonardo
Start the weekend with a grape-pairing dinner at Leonardo. The Italian restaurant in Dubai Marina has a special menu every Thursday, where you’ll get three courses for Dhs179 and five four Dhs249. You can add the grape pairing for an extra Dhs120.
From Dhs179. Thu 6pm-11.30pm. Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina (04 563 5555).
Pre-theatre menu at The Loft at Dubai Opera
Head to this swanky restaurant before your show and you’ll get a special two- or three-course set menu. Dishes include burrata with heirloom tomatoes, cucumber and basil, yellowfin tuna tartare, braised Angus ribs, seared sole and crème brulee
Dhs195 (two courses), Dhs235 (three courses). Daily 5pm-2am. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 362 7312).
Seafood night at Eat & Meat
Fish fan? Take advantage of a special seafood night every Thursday at this Downtown Dubai spot. For Dhs275 you can dig into prawns, fish fillets, shellfish and more – plus if you splash out an extra Dhs50 you’ll get unlimited house drinks.
Dhs275 (food only), Dhs325 (house beverages). Thu 8pm-11pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8623).
Seafood night at Plantation Brasserie, Bar and Terrace
Enjoy a special seafood night every Thursday at this JBR spot. You’ll get starters from the buffet, as well as shrimp bisque and a range of grills served to your table.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4848).
Smørrebrød at Lobby Lounge
Try the Danish speciality at Lobby Lounge. Choose from sweet and savoury with options such as smoked salmon with cream cheese, grilled halloumi with cucumber and Kalamata tapenade or Nutella with wild berries.
Dhs60 (for three). Daily noon-2am. Ongoing. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Sushi and a pint at Ramusake
Visit this cool Japanese spot in JBR and you’ll get sushi and a pint for just Dhs50.
Dhs50. Thu-Tue 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 559 5300).
Tasting menu at Besh
Enjoy a selection of signature dishes, served family-style for Dhs155 a head.
Dhs155. Daily 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2353).
Thursday discounts at RIVA
Palm residents, get 50 percent off food at RIVA Ristorante every Thursday night. Dig into dishes including pizza, pasta and grills.
Thu 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Shoreline Building 8, Palm Jumeirah (04 430 9466).