Meal deals in Dubai

Dining offers and new menus from May 23 to 29

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Wednesday 23

Al Mahara’s new menu
Chef Maxime Luvara launches a new selection of modern seafood dishes at the Burj Al Arab’s signature restaurant.
From Dhs260 (main course). Daily 12.30pm-2.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).

Amwaj’s seafood deal
Offers one cold and one hot seafood platter to share. Choices include Coffin Bay oysters, sea urchin, Boston lobster and more.
Dhs385 (for two excluding beverages), Dhs520 (with beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Aspen’s express breakfast
Options for a quick start to the day include muffins, croissants, juice, tea and coffee.
Dhs45. Daily 7am-noon. Until May 30. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).

At.mosphere Grill’s spring menu
Introducing dishes such as watermelon salad, butter-poached langoustines, Blackmore wagyu flank, king prawn and the classic 122 sphere dessert.
Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).

Barazura’s Beluga pairing
The bar offers two delicacies, matching Beluga caviar with Russian beverage.
From Dhs1,110. Sat-Wed noon-2am, Thu-Fri noon-3am. Until June 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Benjarong’s royal bento lunch
A speedy three-course lunch of Thai cuisine, served in a luxurious location.
Dhs120. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Center Cut’s Australian night
This quality steakhouse in DIFC is serving a three-course menu, along with the best of Australian drinks.
Dhs240 (selected beverages). Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).

Café M’s CW cheese and grape night
On CW nights, fine cheeses and cheesy dishes (fondue, soufflé and hot fried cheese) can be enjoyed with a quality grape selection.
Dhs149. Tue-Thu 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Certo’s cartoccio promotion
Cartoccio is a healthy Italian cooking technique of baking in a paper wrapper.
Dhs120. Daily 7.30pm-11pm. Until May 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Creekside’s sustainable Asian seafood buffet
A large variety of freshly caught fish and home-made sushi.
Dhs168 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (selected beverages). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 207 1717).

Dubai Lobby Lounge’s set menu
Offers four set menus, served on rotation, so each day offers something different.
From Dhs180 (three-course set menu and mocktail). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until May 31. The Ritz-Carlton, JBR (04 318 6150).

Focaccia’s ‘Festa Italiana’
An Italian feast featuring (among many other dishes) a range of homemade pastas, prepared to your individual taste at live cooking stations.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs220 (house beverages). Wed 7pm-11pm. Until September 30. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

JW’s Steakhouse Wall of Fame night
Finish the 20oz filet mignon and a bottle of grape, and your name will be honoured on the restaurant’s Wall of Fame. You still have to pay for your food, but it’s all about status.
Dhs690. Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).

KGrill’s carnivore cravings menu
The selection includes wagyu-grade steaks, Black Angus beef and Canadian lobster.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until May 30. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).

Nasimi Beach’s ‘Salmontini’ promotion
Celebrating salmon from Scotland’s West Coast, in a variety of smoked styles and cuts from a Dubai-based smokehouse.
Dhs65-145. Daily noon-11.30pm. Until June 30. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).

Pax’s live lobster
Pick fine Omani lobster straight from the tank, and then decide on the cooking method (opt for grilled, steamed or roasted).
Dhs250 (main course). Daily 7pm-1am. Until June 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Ripe’s new store
Ripe has just opened its community farm shop, selling a variety of locally sourced and organic ingredients.
Prices vary. Open Sun and Tue-Thu 8am-2pm, Mon 8am-7pm, Sat 2pm-5pm. Street 11 (off Street 8a), Al Manara (04 379 0441).

Rostang’s ‘Cote de Boeuf’ special
Try 1.2kg of ribeye steak, served with garnishes such as veal-wrapped green beans and garlic stuffed tomatoes, and a choice of sauces (béarnaise, pepper and bordelaise).
Dhs495 (for two). Daily 1pm-10.30pm. Until May 31. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).

Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s two-for-one offer
To celebrate the opening of its second outlet in Dubai Marina, the restaurant is offering two for one on main courses at both venues.
Prices vary. Until May 31. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538); The Monarch Dubai (04 501 8666).

Seafire’s spring lamb
Sample lamb from the best regions of New Zealand and Australia.
From Dhs120 (starters), Dhs250 (main courses). Wed 6pm-midnight. Until May 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Seafood Market’s abalone special
Try abalone dishes prepared in your chosen style.
Dhs690 per kg. Daily 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until May 31. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

Spectrum on One’s sushi night
All-you-can-eat sushi with bottomless Japanese rice-based beverage.
Dhs150. Wed 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

Splendido’s desgustation menu
Enjoy four courses from the set menu, each paired with a matching glass of grape.
Dhs400. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11pm. Until May 31. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 318 6150).

Talk Restaurant and Lounge’s ‘Taste of Asia’
A buffet selection of South-East Asian cuisines, with authentic dishes from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and more.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected beverages). Free for kids aged 12 and under. Wed 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).

The Plantation cheese night
Features more than 20 cheeses from France, plus a sommelier to guide you through the grapes on offer.
Dhs170 (cheese and grape). Wed 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4873).

The Wharf: Wednesday steam pots
Seafood in two steps: choose two from crab, prawns or lobster; then choose your flavour.
Dhs400. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

Traiteur’s white asparagus and grape pairing
The kitchen has created a range of dishes using this seasonal vegetable, all matched with a particular grape variety.
Dhs150-200 (main courses). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Until May 31. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

West 14th’s beach barbecue
Enjoy a beachside Arabian barbecue to the sound of DJ Nishan and ’80s tunes.
Dhs95 (food only). Wed 7pm-10pm. Until May 30. Oceana Beach Club, The Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).

Wok In’s sushi night
Enjoy sushi, sashimi, katsu and Japanese rice-based beverage.
Dhs125 (selected house beverages). Wed 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).


Thursday 24

Arcadia cheese and grape night
The evening features 15 types of French cheese and free-flowing grape beverages. Great value.
Dhs149. Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Lobby Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).

Bistro Madeleine’s Soirée Souvinir de France
From cold cuts and various cheeses to flavoursome desserts.
Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs185 (house red and white). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

Blue Elephant’s Sawadsdee Siam night
Traditional dishes from all regions of Thailand.
Dhs199 (unlimited beverages). Thu 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000)

Celsius’s Mediterranean night
An all-you-can-eat buffet of dishes from Spain, Italy, Greece and France, including freshly prepared pasta and pizza.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs195 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).

Chef’s House Running Skewers
Tuck into a range of seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggie skewers brought to your table.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

City Seasons’ Japanese night
Dishes include chicken and seafood yakitori, sweet potato tempura and a wide selection of sushi and sashimi. Diners also stand a chance of winning an airline ticket to any of Bahrain Air’s 22 destinations by dropping their business card into the pot.
Dhs79 (food only). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. City Seasons Hotel Dubai (04 294 2777).

Dusit Delicatessen’s tropical range
The Dusit Deli’s summer range takes on a tropical tone, with mango mouse cake, mango fruit cake and more.
Prices vary. Open 24 hours. Until June 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515)

Fountain Restaurant’s grill night
Tender meat cuts and seafood every Thursday and Friday night.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs185 (selected house beverages). Thu-Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).

Kempinski Hotel, Palm Jumeirah’s Argentinian barbecue
Enjoy a beachside barbecue.
Dhs175 (food only), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), half price for children under 12. Thu-Sat 7pm ’til late. Ongoing. West Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah (050 600 4427).

Kitakits’ Filipino fiesta
An extensive buffet of home cooking-style Filipino food, with favourites such as pinoy, crispy pata and pancit canton. Special two-for-one promotion available during May.
Dhs38. Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Marco Polo Hotel, Al Muteena, Deira (04 272 0000).

JW Marriott’s ‘Dinner Dine Around’
Relish a buffet spread from Bamboo Lagoon, Hofbräuhaus and The Market Place.
Dhs230 (soft drinks), Dhs330 (selected house beverages), Dhs110 for children aged six to 12. Thu, Fri 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Bamboo Lagoon, The Market Place and Hofbräuhaus at JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).

Mazina’s asparagus menu
Seasonal special dedicated to asparagus.
From Dhs50. Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

Millennium Lounge’s racetrack burgers
The Meydan offers a special burger menu inspired by horse-racing countries.
From Dhs70. Daily noon-11pm. Until May 31. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111)

Na3na3’s seafood night
Dishes at this seafood extravaganza include spicy gazpacho with chilled basil shrimp skewer and live cooking stations for grilled seafood on the terrace.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected beverages). Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).

PAX introduces sea urchin
Discover the unique flavour of sea urchin eggs, a traditional Sardinian delicacy, in the dish ‘spaghetti ai ricci’.
Dhs95 (main course). 7.30pm-1am. Until June 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Ronda Locatelli’s spring signatures
Seasonal specials from celeb chef Giorgio Locatelli.
Prices vary. Sat-Wed noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Thu-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm. Until June 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Rostang’s grape event
Sample grape varieties from France and California, served with a buffet of French specialities.
Dhs195 (excluding beverages) Dhs295 (unlimited selected grape). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Until May 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Shiba’s dim sum promotion
It’s your last chance to try a selection of special offers for dim sum at dinner time.
Dhs30. Thu-Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Until May 31. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).

The Talk: Out of Africa
African culinary delights include fresh seafood, spicy favourites and meat grills, all of which are given a colonial twist.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).


Friday 25

Al Dawaar’s Emirati cuisine promotion
Savour traditional local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris, as well as local sweets at this revolving restaurant, which offers great views of Dubai.
Dhs175 (food only). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

Asado celebrates Argentinian National Day
A one-off evening brunch featuring empanadas, quinoa, traditional beans and beef stew, short ribs, veal brisket and much more.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (Argentinian grape), Dhs100 (children aged seven to 12), free for children under six. 7pm-midnight. The Palace, The Old Town (04 428 7971).

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club presents Splash
There will be movies showing on the big screen, plus food stations serving Arabic, Mexican, and Asian fare. After 8.30pm, DJ Donabelle spins some relaxing tunes.
Free entry. Fri 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Pool, Dubai Creek (04 295 6000).

Ember Grill & Lounge’s churrasco nights
Join the fiesta with traditional Brazilian churrasco – enjoy succulent pieces of grilled beef and seafood on skewers, carved at your table by pasadors. Food is accompanied by a Brazilian band.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Fri 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).

Hukama yum cha
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 (04 436 8928).

Long Yin dim sum
A spread of steamed and fried dumplings, with a two-for-one deal on beverages at this well-established Chinese restaurant.
Dhs18 per portion. Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).

Na3na3’s Halla night
A Middle East-inspired evening of Arabic food (bread, saj and a buffet of authentic dishes), and live performances from a singer and oud player.
Dhs185 (soft drinks) Dhs245 (selected beverages). Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).

Nezesaussi Grill’s ‘Brekky for Lunch’
On weekends enjoy the Nezesaussi breakfast at lunchtime. Also takes place on Saturdays.
Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).

Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire’s culinary lunch
This four-course menu is paired with grape beverages. Note: only accept the aperitif if you’re feeling flush.
Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (grape pairing). Fri Noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).

Shang Palace’s yum cha promotion
This feast includes 12 types of steamed dim sum, hand-pulled noodles, rice, soup and dessert.
Dhs115 per person. Fri-Sat noon-3pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Souk Al Bahar farmers’ market
Visitors can expect to find an abundance of locally grown produce, enabling them to rediscover the joy of buying freshly picked produce.
Free. Fri 9am-3pm. Ongoing (weather permitting). The Terrace (next to Baker & Spice, opposite Burj Khalifa), Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 427 9856).

The Talk Lounge’s tapas and salsa evening
A vibrant offering of authentic tapas, dancers and DJs.
From Dhs15 (tapas dish). Fri 10pm-2am. Until July 29. Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).

The Terrace’s caviar and bubbly promotion
The menu at the Raw Bar now offers organically farmed Imperial caviar.
From Dhs650 per 30g. Fri-Sat 6pm-1.30am. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).


Saturday 26

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

Dubai Marina Farmers’ Market
Baker & Spice brings locally grown produce to New Dubai. Visitors can find fresh produce and a community vibe.
Free. 9am-3pm. Ongoing (weather permitting). Dubai Marina, behind Marina Promenade (04 362 4686).

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, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).

Ruth’s Chris ‘Sizzling Saturdays’
A night of acoustic jazz in an atmosphere that would have suited the likes of Dean, Frank, Jimmy and friends.
Prices start at Dhs265 (for three courses) per person. Sat 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Monarch Hotel (04 501 8666).

Thai Kitchen’s hot pot
‘Juhm jihm’ is a speciality from Esarn (Chef Suppatra’s home province).
Dhs150 (per person, minimum two people). Sat-Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

The Terrace’s Saturday barbecue
A barbecue feast with free-flowing frosty hops and pink grape, plus great views of the creek.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (selected house beverages), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for children under six. From 5pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).


Sunday 27

Asado’s tango and dinner evening
An evening of Argentinian food and optional tango lessons and performances. The evening begins with a three-course summer menu.
Dhs290. Sun 7pm-11.30pm (tango starts at 9.30pm). Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).

Channels: The English Channel
Feast on a best-of-British menu, with favourites from pies and roasts to puddings.
Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (selected beverages), Dhs199 (premium beverages). Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana (04 435 0201).

Dunes’ ‘Tastes of the Mediterranean’
A culinary journey through the region, with Sundays focusing on Spain, Mondays on France and Tuesdays on Italian specialities.
Dhs175 (excluding beverages), Dhs255 (selected house beverages). Sun-Tue 7pm-11pm. Until June 30. Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. (04 405 2703).

ikandy’s ‘From Russia with Love’ night
In addition to DJ sets and Russian beverages, the evening includes Russian food specialities such as caviar and herring.
From Dhs55 (snacks). Sun 7pm-2am. Ongoing (weather permitting). Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

iZ gets cricket fever
Enjoy the Indian Premier League along with tasty snacks and dishes. There’s also a three-for-two promotion on selected beverages and a special snack menu.
Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, Sat-Wed 7pm-11.30pm, Thu-Fri 7pm-midnight. Until May 27. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).

Pachanga’s ‘Salsa at Sunset’
BNF Dance Academy instructors will sweep guests off their feet with hot salsa moves. Don’t feel like taking part? Then enjoy a three-course tasting menu.
Dhs150. Sun 7pm ’til late. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2530).

Talk Restaurant and Lounge’s Sunday roast
Offers freshly carved roasts, live grill stations for seafood and meat, and classic European desserts.
Dhs165 (soft drinks); Dhs225 (selected beverages); free for kids aged 12 and under. Sun 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).

The Wharf’s Sunday roast
Enjoy a roast dinner with a choice of Aberdeen Angus roast beef, spit roast chicken, studded rosemary lamb leg – all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Dhs120. Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).


Monday 28

Centre Cut surf and turf
Feast on this three-course menu, with main courses served straight from the grill and great deals on Chilean beverages.
Dhs470 (food only). Mon 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).

Indo Thai’s unplugged gypsy jazz
South-East Asian dining comes with an unusual accompaniment: an acoustic performance of gypsy jazz.
Prices vary. Mon 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).

Lakeview’s movie and sushi night
Catch a movie under the stars and indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura. Films are screened at 7pm and 9pm.
Dhs75 (food only). Mon, 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

Sofitel’s Salsa night
A feast of Latin music and mixed drinks.
Dhs50 minimum spend. Mon 9.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4873).


Tuesday 29

Ember Grill & Lounge vintage nights
Fine grape and a five-course feast of tuna carpaccio with foie gras terrine, followed by crab cakes or wild mushroom pasta. The main course features beef or salmon. Finish with either apple crumble or fresh berries.
Dhs295 (selected grape). Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Ember Grill & Lounge, The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).

Fountain Restaurant’s ‘Italian Job’
Feast on a range of fresh pasta and pizzas.
Dhs85 (food only), Dhs105 (a glass of grape or hop), Dhs145 (unlimited grape and hops). Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).

Horizon’s Indian journey
Offers curries, naan and tandoori kebabs.
Dhs169 (soft drinks); Dhs219 (selected house beverages); Dhs85 for children aged six to 12. Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3087).

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