68 meal deals in Dubai

Cinco de Mayo, oysters, guest chefs and more foodie fun

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Wednesday 1

Alfie’s oyster night
Indulge in quality oysters from the UK with a little bubbly.
Dhs620 (one bottle of sparkling grape and 12 oysters), Dhs145 (sparkling grape and six oysters).Wed and Thu 5pm-7pm. Until May 30. Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).

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).

Fountain Restaurant’s food-for-life menu
Guests can enjoy an evening of healthy-eating dishes, such as salmon en papillote with red cabbage and citrus fruit.
Dhs120 (soft drinks), Dhs145 (glass of grape or hops), Dhs195 (unlimited grape and hops). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).

Grand Hyatt’s Maifest
Hosted in an air-conditioned festival tent, the Bavarian-inspired event involves food such as German asparagus and flame cake, and an original Oktoberfest band from Munich.
Prices vary. Wed and Thu 7pm-1am. Fri and Sat 7pm-3am. Until May 11. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

Hanabi’s tuna carving show
Chef Toshiyuki Suzuki displays his carving skills on fresh yellowfin tuna. The event also includes a tuna-focused menu.
Dhs179 (house beverages). 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).

Manhattan Grill’s guest chef
Chef Jay McCarthy visits for a New York-style meat promotion. Dishes on the special à la carte menu include grilled ribeye steak and pecan crème brûlée.
Prices vary. Wed-Thu and Sun 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm; Fri and Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Until May 5. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).

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).

Park Hyatt’s Dine around at the Park
Try a dinner served across several venues in the hotel, with different courses served at Traiteur, Café Arabesque, Thai Kitchen and The Terrace. Advance booking required.
Dhs395 per person; Dhs195 (grape pairing). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

Sakura’s Japanese buffet
The buffet includes sushi, sashimi, soup and a nabe hot pot section, as well as a teppan table.
Dhs195 per person (buffet). Dhs230 per person (teppan table). Wed and Fri 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).

Sea Mood’s Italian dishes
The sustainable (and affordable) seafood spot introduces two Italian pasta dishes to the menu: seafood carbonara and marinara pasta.
Dhs29 per dish. Daily noon-1am. Ongoing. Mankhool Road, Satwa (04 385 7977).

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).

The Talk’s South of the Border night
A buffet of Latin American dishes including tortillas, spiced tamales and traditional chilli salvers.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), free for kids under 12. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).

Traiteur’s grape dinner
A four-course dinner paired with a selection of grape, hosted by Pascal Jolivet, a grape maker based in France’s Loire Valley.
Dhs450 per person. 7pm-11.30pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

West 14th’s ‘Streets of New York’ barbecue
The steakhouse has styled itself on a New York, street side food kiosk, serving sandwiches, burgers and American-style desserts.
Dhs295 (selected beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).


Thursday 2

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

Blue Flame’s movie nights
Watch movies in the hotel’s screening room with popcorn and candyfloss, plus a three-course dinner.
From Dhs190 per person. Thu-Fri 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).

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).

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

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).

Medley’s seafood night
Try a buffet selection including lobsters, prawns, oysters and shrimps, prepared in a variety of styles.
Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs310 (selected beverages), Dhs480 (bubbly). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre (04 603 8080).

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).

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

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

Soho Bar and Grill’s stone experience
Order a steak from the selection cooked on the volcanic stone grill at the table, and get a free glass of grape.
Prices vary. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).

Spectrum on One’s ‘dupper’
A concept of combined supper and dinner, offering food, mixed drinks and live entertainment.
Dhs350 per person. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

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).

The Shore’s Cinco de Mayo menu
The eatery offers a special set menu in honour of the Mexican celebration.
Dhs250 (food only). Dhs540 (house beverages). Thu-Mon 9am-10pm. Until May 6. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0760).

Western Steakhouse’s slow cooking promotion
Western Steakhouse presents a menu of slow-cooked specialities, including veal, beef, lamb and turkey cooked for more than eight hours.
From Dhs69 per dish. Daily noon-11pm. Until May 15. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).


Friday 3

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).

Baker & Spice’s farmers’ market
The local, organic market has returned, now located in the gardens of Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Prices vary. 9am-1am. Ongoing. Ballroom Gardens, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 427 9856).

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, Media City (04 366 9111).

Deira Organic Produce Market
This 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).

K Grill’s Emirati seafood promotion
Choose from the fresh fish and seafood and the chefs will prepare it to your liking. Also includes a live sushi station. One complimentary shisha is also included.
Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). Dhs125 for children. Both packages including one complimentary shisha per person. 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).

Nineteen’s Friday breakfast club
Sample international offerings at this late serving breakfast promotion.
Dhs150. 11am-2pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Ripe farmers’ market
The organic veg event runs on Fridays in Jumeirah, selling local 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
Create a bespoke tasting menu.
From Dhs170 (three courses), from Dhs250 (with grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel JBR (04 448 4860).

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, Deira (04 212 7551).

The Rib Room’s explorer promotion
Carnivores can enjoy a four-course set menu of the steakhouse’s signature dishes.
Dhs180 (food only). Fri-Sat 7pm-midnight. Until May 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).

The Talk’s fish market night
Choose from a vast selection of fresh fish, crustaceans and molluscs.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), free for kids under 13. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).


Saturday 4

Al Iwan’s Moroccan night
Enjoy Moroccan cooking and belly dancing performances.
Dhs425 per person (food only). Saturday, 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).

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).

At.mosphere’s seafood Saturdays
Sample a lunch of hand-dived scallops, giant prawns, oysters, lobster from Maine, and Australian yellowtail kingfish tuna. Minimum of two diners required.
Dhs450 (food only), Dhs690 (two glasses of bubbly). 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3706).

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

Certo’s tagliatone promotion
Following traditional Italian recipes, the restaurant offers a season of à la carte ‘tagliatone’ specials made with large cuts of meat, cooked to your liking, carved at your table and served with a selection of seasonal vegetables.
Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until May 17. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Náis Italian Kitchen’s breakfast promotion
The breakfast menu offers coffee, orange juice and your choice of eggs.
Dhs35. Sat-Thu 9am-noon. Ongoing. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).

Nobu’s Sunset Saturdays
Enjoy sundowners and canapés 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 on weekday evenings.
Prices vary. Sat-Thu 6pm-7pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3088).

Soho Bar and Grill’s all-you-can-eat nights
The steakhouse offers an unlimited choice from the set menu, plus unlimited beverages.
Dhs189 (food and selected beverages). Tue and Sat 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).

The China Club’s dim sum deal
Try a selection of dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes.
Dhs108. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).


Sunday 5

Armani/Amal’s Malabar special
The menu showcases the flavours of northern Kerala, including dishes such as plantain and coconut cakes with tomato chutney, and king crab stir-fried with chillies, ginger and curry leaf.
Dhs400 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until May 30. Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Benihana’s ‘Japas’ night
An 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, JBR (04 428 3089).

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).

Monday 6

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

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


Tuesday 7

Amala’s vegetarian menu
A chance to try 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.
Dhs195. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (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).

Ongoing daily deals

Bateaux Dubai’s dinner cruise
Try a four-course dinner on board this high-end floating restaurant, which cruises down Dubai Creek.
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, with Mexican options 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).

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