Eating out events in Dubai

Thursday 1

Après Christmas menu
Feast on tapas, two- or three-course festive set menus and specially designed cocktails.
Festive menu from Dhs199, cocktails from Dhs45, tapas from Dhs45. Sat-Wed 11.30am-1am, Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Until December 25. Mall of the Emirates (04 341 2575).

Barbecue by the pool at Club Olympus

Try grilled seafood, roasted meats and desserts, plus shisha.
Dhs199 (food only), Dhs289 (selected beverages), Dhs99 (kids aged six to 12). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 317 2222).

Black and white truffle promotion at Fire & Ice
Both kinds of truffles are realised in all their glory at this week-long promotion.
From Dhs100. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until December 7. Raffles, Wafi, Sheikh Rashid Road (04 324 8888).

Festive afternoon tea at the Park Hyatt Dubai
Celebrate the festive season by enjoying afternoon tea with a festive twist.
Dhs140 (per couple), Dhs220 (per couple with a glass of bubbly). Sun-Thu 2pm-6pm. Until December 25. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).

Festive takeaways from Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Until the end of the month, you can feast on festive takeaways, complete with turkey, garlic mash, Brussels sprouts, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce, Christmas pudding and vanilla sauce.
Dhs750 (turkey and condiments for six to eight people); Dhs300 (pork belly). Daily 8am-11pm (delivery available). Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).

Latino Live at Zaytoun
A barbecue served under the stars to the backdrop of live Latino rhythms.
Dhs185 (food only). Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

Left Bank festive offerings
There are plenty of festive treats and special set menus at both Left Bank venues.
Festive menu from Dhs199, cocktails from Dhs45, tapas from Dhs45. Daily 10.30am-2am (Madinat), Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat noon-2am (Souk Al Bahar). Until December 25. Madinat Jumeirah (04 368 6171), Souk al Bahar (04 368 4501).

Mediterranean night at The Talk
Try Mediterranean cuisine with a twist, from Greek to Spanish and Italian favourites.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (selected beverages), free for children under 12. Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).

Mussels night at The Wharf
Get stuck into black pot mussels, cooked in a different sauce each week and served with fries and garlic bread.
Dhs110. Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

Pizza night at Bunkers
Fun for the family with an exciting choice on the pizza menu.
Prices from Dhs60 (adults), Dhs30 (kids). Thu 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Seafood night at AOC French Brasserie
Lobster, oysters, shrimps, crabs and mussels are all up for grabs. Also takes place on Saturdays.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (selected house beverages and bubbly). Thu and Sat 7pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai, JBR (04 448 4870).

Seafood Night at Na3Na3
Dishes include spicy gazpacho with chilled shrimp skewer, as well as live seafood cooking stations.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).

Soirée Souvinir de France at Bistro Madeleine
For a piece of Parisian culture, enjoy this night of music while you tuck into an authentic French buffet, featuring cold cuts of pork and beef tartare, live cooking stations, cheese fondue and crêpe desserts. Dhs185 (selected house beverages).
Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

Special festive afternoon tea by The Collection at Raffles
This special afternoon tea starts today, featuring an array of Christmas-themed delicacies. There’s also a seven-metre-tall advent calendar filled with prizes that can be won daily.
Dhs199 (for two), Dhs399 (for two with bubbly). Daily 2pm-7pm. Until December 24. Raffles Salon, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

Steak night at Ember Grill & Lounge
Savour all-you-can-eat chargrilled meat at this friendly steakhouse, with live jazz.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).

Steak night at The Med
Media One’s barbecue offers steaks and traditional accompaniments served on the terrace.
Dhs199 (food only), Dhs279 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Sushi night at Benihana
Sample authentic sushi, sashimi and other Japanese delicacies at this family-friendly and fun restaurant.
Dhs189 (selected house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).

Takeaway Christmas hampers and turkey at The Montgomerie
Pre-book the Christmas hamper crammed with festive biscuits, muffins, mince pies, nougat, ginger bread men, fruit cake and lots more. Alternatively, order a pre-prepared turkey with trimmings for takeaway.
Dhs800 (per turkey); Christmas hampers from Dhs250. Daily 9am-7.30pm. Until December 25. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Taste of India at Hyatt Regency
Fragrant and zesty spices feature in this new promotion. Enjoy an extensive buffet, which includes a chaat bar, main courses, Indian desserts, juices and lassis.
Dhs135 (soft drinks). Thu 12.30pm-4pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

Thai night at Toshi
Experience the taste of Thailand at this all-you-can-eat buffet.
Dhs169 (soft drinks and one house beverage), Dhs235 (selected beverages). Thu 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM (04 429 9999).

Turkey to Go at Pronto
Enjoy a Fairmont tradition – Turkey to Go, a holiday takeaway feast featuring a whole roast turkey, with stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey jus, all ready to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
Dhs595 (serves eight to 10 people), Dhs695 (serves 10 to 12 people), Dhs795 (serves 12 to 15 people). Until December 27. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).


Friday 2

Barbecue with Chef Norberto Palacios
Join Norberto and learn the secrets of a perfect barbecue. Also on Sat. Advance booking required.
Dhs295 (recipes and a sit-down lunch), Dhs445 (recipes, lunch and selected house beverages). Fri-Sat 11am-1.30pm. Asado, The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).

Culinary Friday lunch at Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire
Reflets serves a four-course menu matched with grape picked by the restaurant’s sommelier. Note: unless you’re feeling flush, don’t accept the offer of bubbly when you sit down (at Dhs240 a glass for rosé, it’ll cost nearly as much as your meal).
Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (with grape). Fri noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Festival City (04 701 1127).

Friday dim sum lunch at Long Yin
Feast on steamed and fried dim sum, with a two-for-one deal on hop-based beverages.
Dhs18 per portion. Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).

Indian night at Choices
Acquaint yourself with the culinary heritage of India at this evening buffet.
Dhs179 (selected beverages). Fri 7pm-midnight. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai (04 282 0000).

Sizzle and barbecue at Clique
This affordable and fun barbecue event makes a nice change to the run-of-the-mill brunch.
Dhs150 (food and two hop-based beverages). Fri 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 330 0000).

Yum cha at Hukama
Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha. Enjoy Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum.
Dhs145. Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 436 8928).


Saturday 3

Pie and pint night at The Wharf
Tuck into a selection of home-made pies, accompanied by a pint, at this traditional English pub.
Dhs90. Sat from 7pm. Ongoing. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

Ripe Food Market
Pick up boxes of fresh fruit and veg; smaller boxes can feed one to two people for a week, while larger boxes can feed a family for a week.
Dhs80 (small), Dhs130 (large). Sat 9.30am-1pm. Ongoing. Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, by the Gold and Diamond Park, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).

Royal Thai night at Blue Elephant
Enjoy a buffet fit for a king with savoury flavours of fresh Thai ingredients prepared live in front of you every Saturday. Sample dishes including satay, pad Thai and tom yam.
Dhs179 (selected beverages). 6.30pm-midnight. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).

Saturday night buffet at Minato
Enjoy Japanese classics in the tatami room, at the teppanyaki table or at the sushi bar.
Dhs198 (includes selected house beverages), Dhs160 (food only). Sat 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).

Saturday roast at 25/55
Café Bistro This traditional dinner offers a variety of meat carved at the table, served with all the traditional accompaniments.
Dhs170 (soft drinks); Dhs220 (selected house beverages). Sat 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (04 362 7955).

Saturday roast at Nineteen
Choose from an array of meats, accompanied by roast potatoes and veg, as well as a starter and dessert buffet.
Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. Sat noon-3.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Seafood grills and sushi thrills at The Talk
Try spiced fish and shellfish straight from the grill, plus fresh sushi prepared by the in-house sushi chefs.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs230 (house beverages). Sat 6.30pm-11pm. Until December 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).

St Nicholas Day at Belgian Beer Café
Enjoy a special buffet spread in honour of St Nick.
Dhs185 (includes one bottle of hops). Midnight-3.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM (04 429 9999).

Thaipas at Sukothai
‘Thaipas’ lunch menu with all the Thai favourites.
Dhs119 (soft drinks), Dhs169 (selected beverages). Fri, Sat 12.30pm-2.45pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2615).

Unwind at The Terrace
Enjoy a barbecue with free-flowing frosty hops and pink grape beverage.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (selected house beverages), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for children under six. Sat 5pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).


Sunday 4

Festive party packages at Rivington Grill
Until the end of the month, Rivington Grill is offering several set Christmas menus to get you in the mood for the big day.
Dhs350-Dhs450 per person. Daily noon-11.30pm. Until December 31. Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0903).

Italian barbecue
Savour tasty fish and meat delicacies grilled on the Rosso terrace, with views of the Arabian Gulf.
Dhs65 (food only). Sun 12.30pm-3.30pm. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).

Tango and dinner at Asado
Capture the fire and passion of Argentina every Sunday with an evening of Argentinian food and optional tango lessons and performances. The evening begins with a three-course summer menu.
Dhs222. 7pm (tango starts at 9.30pm)-11.30pm. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).

The Wharf Sunday roast
Enjoy traditional roast dinner with a choice of Aberdeen Angus roast beef, spit-roast chicken or rosemary lamb leg, all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Dhs110. Sun 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

Vintage night at Nineteen
A four-course menu paired with selected beverages.
Dhs375. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).


Monday 5

Curry and hops at Spectrum on One
Feast on unlimited servings of Indian curries, complemented by India’s top-selling, hop-based beverage.
Dhs150. Mon 7pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

Curry night at The Wharf
Enjoy the curries of the day served with steaming rice and fresh naan bread.
Dhs110. Mon 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

Glasshouse dinner and drinks promotion
Enjoy selected drinks for Dhs1 when you buy a two-course meal.
Prices vary. Mon and Wed 8pm-late. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).

Kenyan carnival of food at Méridien Village Terrace
Say ‘jambo!’ to a selection of special meats grilled Kenyan style and enjoy entertainment by Flames Band and the Masai dancers.
Dhs209 (selected house beverages), Dhs250 (premium beverages). Daily 8pm-11pm. Until December 7. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).

Movie and sushi night at Lakeview
Catch a movie under the stars every Monday and indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura. Screenings take place at 7pm and 9pm featuring comedy, action and romantic classics.
Dhs75 (food only). Mon 7pm, 9pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

Pierre Gagnaire at Reflets
The renowned Michelin-starred chef is back in Dubai to take charge of the kitchen. Book your table and have the chance to meet the man.
From Dhs400 per person. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until December 5. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1111).

Tempt-Asia at Chef’s House
Every Monday, choose from a selection of full-flavoured ingredients and traditional spices from across the Asian continent.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).


Tuesday 6

An Indian journey at Horizon
Feast on diverse curries, naans and tandoori kebabs as part of this Indian promotion.
Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (selected beverages), Dhs289 (premium beverages). Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).

Curries of the world at Chef’s House
Choose from a range of meat, fish, and vegetarian options from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius and many more curry-loving nations.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Chef François’s gourmet Tuesdays at Le Classique
Features an à la carte menu of Chef François’s top 10 dishes, along with a starter and dessert buffet, plus free-flowing grape-based beverages.
Dhs320 (grape), Dhs195 (soft drinks). Tue 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 2222).

Festive bootcamp at The Palace
Get ready for the festive food onslaught with executive chef Jean Luc Morcellet, who will lead a culinary demonstration teaching techniques and trade secrets on how to prepare a festive feast, including turkey, turnips and everything in between. Conclude with lunch, and recipes to take with you.
Dhs295 (lunch and recipes). 11am-2pm. The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).

Gingerbread house warming at Aquarium Lounge
The Gingerbread House opens today and, at the stroke of 6pm, St Nicholas will be on hand to give away goodies.
Dhs49 (mince pies, gingerbread, hot chocolate and hot punch). 4pm-8pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira, Salahuddin Road (04 262 5555).

Mediterranean nights at AOC French Brasserie
Featuring food from Italy, Spain, Greece and Morocco.
Dhs180 (soft drinks). Dhs280 (selected house beverages and bubbly). Tue 7pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4870).

Rib night at The Wharf
Sample sticky beef ribs served with mash or fries, garnished with signature sauce.
Dhs110. Tue 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

Seafood night at Topkapi
A seafood buffet featuring premium dishes such as seafood thermidor, paella, mussels in garlic, cream and coconut, and crab curry.
Dhs130. 7.30pm. Until December 31. Taj Palace Hotel, Deira (04 223 2222).


Wednesday 7

A taste of Asia at The Talk
A buffet dedicated to Indian and Asian specialities.
Dhs165, Dhs220 (includes hop-based beverages), children under 12 dine for free. Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).

Al Muna theme nights
Wednesday is a night for seafood lovers, while Thursday is a journey up the Silk Route through China, Central Asia and Northern India.
Dhs285 (Wed; soft drinks only), Dhs250 (Thu; soft drinks only). Wed-Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

All you can eat at Benihana
Chow down on fnigiri, sushi, sashimi and makimono, or Benihana’s signature teppanyaki.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (selected beverages), Dhs279 (premium beverages), Dhs99 (children aged six to 12). Mon, Wed, Sat 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3089).

All you can eat at Thai Kitchen
Diners can feast on an extensive list of unlimited dishes.
Dhs220. Wed 7pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club (04 602 1234).

Cheese and grape evening at Plantation
Featuring more than 20 cheeses from France, plus a sommelier to guide you through the grapes.
Dhs170 (cheese and grape). Wed 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4873).

Latino loco at Chef’s House
An evening of tortillas, quesadillas, burritos and more. There’s also a barbecue station, and salsa music courtesy of DJ AnOn, with percussion by Hush from 9pm onwards.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected beverages). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu, Media City (04 366 9111).

Mediterranean night
Enjoy all-you-can-eat tasty Mediterranean fare.
Dhs179 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Channels, Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0000).

Surf and turf at The Wharf
Treats from both land and sea at this weekly night, with half a North Atlantic Canadian hum lobster and a 200g striploin steak served with both fries and salad.
Dhs450. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

Sushi at Spectrum on One
This gut-busting deal includes all-you-can-eat sushi, maki, tempura and teppanyaki, with bottomless servings of Japanese rice-based beverage.
Dhs150. Wed 6.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

The MED in France
Indulge in the favourites of French cooking every Wednesday. Bottles of grape beverage start at Dhs88.
Dhs135 (food only). Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Wall of fame night at JW’s Steakhouse
Finish the 20oz filet mignon and a bottle of grape, and your name will be honoured on the restaurant’s Wall of Fame.
Dhs650. Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).

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