Best meal deals in Dubai

Discount dishes and special menus in the city this week

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Wednesday 6

Armani/Amal’s Scottish-Indian fusion night
An ambitious pairing of Scottish beverages with a five-course tasting menu of modern Indian cooking.
Dhs500 (five courses). 7pm-11pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 888 3444).

At.mosphere’s winter flavours
Sample an à la carte menu of seasonal dishes, including langoustine raviolo with sautéed sweetbreads, or try the seven-course tasting menu.
Dhs770 (seven-course menu). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).

Benihana’s Japas night
A new event offering all-you-can-eat Japanese-style tapas.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (house beverages), Dhs99 for children aged six to 12. Wed and Sun 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3089).

Cavalli Club’s Spanish grape dinner
Try dishes prepared by Michelin-starred chefs Diego Guerrero, David Munoz and Jodi Roca, accompanied by Spanish grape.
Dhs300 per person. 8pm-11pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Chor Bazaar’s thali deal
Includes naan, prawns, chicken and lamb dishes.
Dhs139 (soft drinks). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate,The Gardens (04 444 5613).

Fish Market’s 24th birthday
Celebrate the seafood restaurant’s anniversary with mixed drinks and a menu of ten specials.
Dhs240 per person (food only). Wed-Thu 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11pm. Until March 23. Radisson Blu, Deira Creek (04 205 7333).

Fountain Restaurant’s food-for-life menu
An evening of healthy-eating dishes, such as salmon en papillote with red cabbage and citrus fruit.
Dhs120 (soft drinks). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).

Glasshouse Brasserie’s curry night
Sample three courses from a selection of curries from Thailand, Indonesia and India, from the live cooking stations or à la carte menu.
Dhs100. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Street, Deira (04 212 7550).

Hanabi’s Taste of Japan festival
Try dishes made with fish imported from Japan, such as ‘unidon’ (sushi rice bowl topped with sea urchin sashimi); or ‘masaba sashimi’ (mackerel sashimi).
Dhs45-Dhs180 per dish. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).

Nais Italian Kitchen’s takeaway lunch boxes
The deal offers a salad, panini or pasta, plus an Italian cake for dessert and a soft drink.
Dhs35. Sat-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).

Tamanya’s sushi night
The rooftop terrace bar hosts a sushi and sashimi night, with Japanese hops. Prices vary.
5pm-2am. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

The Market Cafe’s seafood night
A seafood buffet selection that includes lobster, crab, oysters and shrimps.
Dhs219 (soft drinks). Dhs249 (selected beverages). Dhs99 for children age six to 12. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).


Thursday 7

Arcadia cheese and grape night
This weekly event features 15 varieties of cheese, alongside free-flowing grape.
Dhs149. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).

Brauhaus’s Bavarian night
Guests can sample a buffet of traditional southern German dishes.
Dhs179 (food only). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeira Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).

Chor Bazaar’s thali deal
Includes naan, prawns, chicken and lamb dishes.
Dhs139 (soft drinks). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate,The Gardens (04 444 5613).

Gaucho’s mini masterclass
The venue offers free grape lessons with the sommelier for guests who are dining at the restaurant.
Free for diners. Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Ongoing. DIFC (04 422 7898).

Le Méridien Village Terrace’s barbecue promotion
Among this venue’s weekly al-fresco events, Thursday night is barbecue night, with tandoori and teppanyaki stations.
Dhs219 (house beverages), Dhs259 (premium beverages). 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Méridien Village Terrace, Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2449).

Rostang’s grape escape
This week, the regular Thursday-night grape event features a buffet of French specialities, teamed with a selection of French and New Zealand grape.
Dhs220 (food only), Dhs320 (house beverages). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Terra Firma’s long lunch
The restaurant offers a lunchtime deal of three courses, with a focus on steak.
Dhs130 (food only); Dhs229 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

Top Chef Cooking School’s barbecue masterclass
Weber’s international barbecue champions will teach guests how to prepare dishes such as grilled salmon with a mixed herb crust.
Dhs325. 7pm-9pm. Villa 196, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 385 5781).


Friday 8

Al Bahou’s Mother’s Day brunch
The brunch offers dishes from Morocco, India, Italy and China. Book for a table of four and your mum’s brunch will be free.
Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).

Asado’s beverage club
The restaurant hosts an Argentinian grape class guided by the sommelier. Guests can taste four beverages, with cheese and canapés. Advanced booking required, available for groups of a minimum of six people.
Dhs260. Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).

Barasti’s big breakfast
Enjoy a full English breakfast, or one of the healthy options.
Prices vary. Fri-Sat 9am-noon. Ongoing. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 318 1313).

Blue Planet Green People’s farmers’ market
The family-friendly market offers organic produce as well as activities such as book reading for children and a gardening workshop for adults at 11.30am.
Free entry. Fri 10.30am-2.30pm. Ongoing. Outside Al Seef 2, Cluster U, JLT (04 369 5209).

Boardwalk’s weekend breakfast
Feast on a buffet of hot and cold breakfast dishes, with live cooking stations, fresh bread and views of the creek.
Dhs80. Fri-Sat 7am-11.30am. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

Chef’s House’s seafood night
Choose from the buffet, including catch-of-the-day options, cooked to your liking.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Deira Organic Produce Market
This new government initiative is a farmers’ market with organic and locally grown produce.
Free entry. Fri and Sat 9am-4pm. Ongoing. Next to Deira Fish Market (no number).

Ember Grill & Lounge’s churrasco nights
Sample churrasco (skewers carved at the table), plus a Brazilian band.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).

Hukama yum cha
Try Chinese teas and dim sum.
Dhs145. noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8928).

Jigsaw’s steak night
Enjoy all-you-can-eat steak, with your choice of trimmings.
Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs155 (house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).

K Grill’s Emirati seafood promotion
Choose from the market selection of fresh fish and seafood and the chefs will prepare it to your liking. Also includes a live sushi station, plus a range of side dishes and regional specialities.
Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 409 5999).

Make Business Hub’s
ReCaf breakfast The venue offers single-origin coffees for the price of the usual cup.
Dhs16 per cup. 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan House, JBR (04 392 9216).

Pachanga’s capoeira night
Watch this Brazilian art of combative dance, while enjoying churrasco for dinner.
Dhs210. 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2530).

Ripe farmers’ market The organic
veg event now runs on Fridays in Jumeirah, selling locally grown produce, as well as arts and crafts.
Free entry. Fri 9am-1pm. Ongoing. Le Gourmet Café, Jumeirah Beach Road, near THE One (04 380 7602 ).

Rococo’s bespoke tasting menus
Choose from the à la carte menu to create a bespoke tasting option of up to eight courses.
From Dhs170 (three courses), from Dhs250 (with grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel JBR (04 448 4860).

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers’ Women’s Day
Enjoy Italian antipasti, freshly shucked oysters plus items from the chocolate dessert bar.
Dhs350 per couple (bubbly). 7pm-11.30pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 207 1410).

Table 9’s grape masterclass
Learn about grape as the in-house sommelier explains the colour, clarity, acidity and aroma of a variety of grape for guests to sample.
Dhs400. Wed, Fri 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek (04 212 7551).

Talk Restaurant’s salsa and tapas event
Enjoy a dinner of à la carte tapas dishes, while watching salsa dancers and learning your own moves from the professionals.
Free entry. 10pm-2am. Until March 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 449 8888).


Saturday 9

Armani/Hashi’s izakaya night
Sample some casual Japanese bar food matched with exotic beverages.
Dhs300 (food only), Dhs420 (beverage pairing). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai (04 888 3444).

Blue Marlin Ibiza’s brunch
The Ibiza-style beach club’s brunch offers dishes from the chef’s selection menu, plus live cooking stations. There’s free Spanish grape for ladies between 1pm and 4pm, plus music from the in-house DJs.
Dhs240 (selected beverages). 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Mazina’s bouillabaisse night
A weekly special of this fish stew, which originates from the city of Marseille in France.
Dhs185. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

Nezesaussi’s brekky for lunch
Wake up late at the weekend and enjoy breakfast at lunchtime.
Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).

Nobu’s Sunset Saturdays
Enjoy sundowners and canapes in Nobu’s garden.
Dhs450 (food and mixed drinks). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Ripe farmers’ market
The weekly market offers locally sourced produce.
Prices vary. 9am-1pm. Ongoing. The Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 380 7602).

Rosso’s food ‘happy hour’
Diners can claim 25 percent off pasta and pizza between 6pm and 7pm.
Prices vary. Sat-Thu 6pm-7pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3088).

The China Club’s dim sum deal
Try a selection of dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes.
Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).

The Terrace’s barbecue
Unwind with a hearty selection of barbecue dishes, alongside salads, cheese and charcuterie.
Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (grape and hops). 1pm-5pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1804).


Sunday 10

Alfie’s pie and pint deal
Try traditional British pies with tasty fillings such as leek and wild mushroom or beef and Irish beverage.
Dhs99. Sun-Thu 3pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11pm. Ongoing. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).

Fish Market’s ‘crazy’ lobster Sundays
Choose your lobster, of any size, and the chef will prepare it to your liking.
Dhs99. 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11.15pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).

Links’ Sunday roast
Feast on a roast dinner while watching sport, including English Premier League football.
From Dhs75. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Mazina’s Sunday carvery
A family-sized feast of roast meats and a selection of vegetables, including roast potatoes and bubble and squeak.
Dhs185 per person. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).

Rosso’s Italian barbecue
The deal includes grilled fish and meat barbecued on the terrace, overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
Dhs189 (soft drinks). 8pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk at JBR (04 428 3088).

The Underground Pub’s roast
This pub’s deal offers a traditional English roast and a bucket of five beverages.
Dhs159. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4444).

Tokyo@The Towers’ donburi menu
Try a Japanese rice bowl dish consisting of freshly prepared fish, meat and seasonal veg simmered together and served with rice.
From Dhs75 per dish. Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm; Fri-Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until March 16. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).

Vivaldi’s Mother’s Day menu
Try three courses from a special Mother’s Day à la carte menu.
Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (house beverages), Dhs320 (sparkling grape).7pm-11.30pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers (04 207 1410).


Monday 11

Benihana’s kuidaore night
An all-you-can-eat concept from Osaka, offering a selection of Japanese teppanyaki dishes.
Dhs209 (soft drinks), Dhs229 (soft drinks at teppanyaki table), Dhs99 for children aged six to 12. Sat and Mon 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 2000).

Bistro Madeleine’s seafood platter
Sample lobster, tiger prawns, oysters, mussels and crab.
Dhs160 per person; Dhs300 per couple. Fri-Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

Café M’s Ole Tapas night
Guests can feast on hot and cold tapas accompanied by grape and Spanish beverage.
Dhs149 (selected beverages). Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).


Tuesday 12

Amala’s vegetarian menu
A chance to try a wide selection of traditional Indian vegetarian food.
Dhs180. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Pachanga’s unlimited churrasco
Sample a Brazilian barbecue speciality, including seafood and steak on skewers. Other South American and Mexican dishes are also on offer.
Dhs195. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2530).

Sushi Sushi’s evening special
Tuck into unlimited sushi and sashimi, as well as Japanese dishes such as salads, noodles and rice.
Dhs189 (house beverages). Sat and Tue 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 282 9908).

The Talk Restaurant’s hawker’s market
A ‘market’-style buffet of dishes from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages); half price for children aged seven to 12, free for children under seven. 6.30pm-11pm. Until March 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 449 8888).


Ongoing daily deals

Bateaux Dubai’s dinner cruise
Try a four-course dinner on board this high-end floating restaurant.
Dhs350 (food only), Dhs470 (selected beverages). Daily 7.45pm-11pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek, opposite British Embassy, Bur Dubai (04 399 4994).

Channels’ theme nights
A week of themed dining: Mexican on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday, English on Sunday and sushi on Monday, plus Pacific Islands on Saturdays.
Sat-Wed Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (house beverages), Dhs225 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Thu-Fri Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs235 (house beverages), Dhs245 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).

Terra Firma Steakhouse’s tomahawk challenge
Devour 2kg of rib-eye steak and 300g of chips within 60 minutes, and you’ll dine free and enter the hall of fame.
Free if you complete the challenge; Dhs690 if you don’t. Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

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