39 top meal deals in Dubai

Cheap dining and special menus on offer this week

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Wednesday 14

Al Bayt’s gold cappuccino
Sample the ‘Palace cappuccino’ made with 22 carat gold dust and served with lavender, rose and pistachio macaroons made in-house.
Dhs80. Daily, open 24 hours. Ongoing. The Palace Downtown (04 428 7806).

Blue Flame’s ethical foie gras
The restaurant introduces a selection of dishes made with ethically sourced foie gras from Belgian suppliers Nivo Finesse.
Prices vary. Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).

Blue Jade’s yin and yang hours
A happy hour promotion with a twist; try Miyagi oysters paired with fruit-infused Japanese beverages.
Dhs100 per person. Tue-Sun 5pm-8pm. Until August 31. Ritz Carlton JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).

Chor Bazaar’s thali deal
Includes naan, prawns, chicken and lamb dishes. Not one of the city’s cheapest thalis but impressive.
Dhs139 (soft drinks). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).

Chutneys’ early bird deal
Get a 50 percent discount on food and 20 percent discount on beverages during August, when booking a table for business lunch or an early dinner.
Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-1.30pm, 7pm-8pm. Until August 31. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).

Der Keller’s Frisian night
The German restaurant offers an à la carte selection on Wednesdays of dishes from Friesland in North Germany.
Prices vary. 6pm-11.30pm. Until August 31. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8999).

Gourmandises’ Eid cakes
The bakery introduces a range of cakes for Eid. There is also an ongoing 30 percent discount on cakes and breads between 8pm-10pm (except Tuesday and Thursday).
From Dhs130 (Eid cakes). Daily 7.30am-10pm. Until August 15. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).

Long Yin’s halwayoo fish
The fish of the month will be served steamed with garlic sauce and coriander or wok-fried with Singapore chili sauce.
Dhs210 per kg. Daily 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until August 30. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).

Nomad’s summer specials
New seasonal recipes are added to the à la carte menu, changing on a weekly basis. Try lobster salad, tuna tartar or chilled seafood bouillon.
Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8571).

Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s early bird
A set menu for early diners.
Dhs149 per person. Daily 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).

Seafood market’s Devon crab special
Try ‘live’ Devon crab and choose from a variety of cooking styles.
Dhs380 per kg. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2490).

The Market Cafe’s seafood night
An all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with lobster, crab, oysters and shrimps.
Dhs249 per person (house beverages). Dhs219 (soft drinks). Dhs99 children aged six to 12. 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

The Observatory’s lunch deal
Dishes include halloumi and eggplant salad, herb-crusted lamb cutlet and espresso cremé brulée.
Dhs90 (two courses). Dh120 (three courses). Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

The Thai Kitchen’s Wednesday night special
Enjoy unlimited Thai dishes served straight to your table.
Dhs220 per person. 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).


Thursday 15

Al Mansour dhow cruise
The summer cruise features an Arabic buffet dinner and oud player.
Dhs135 per person. Daily 8pm-10.30pm. Until August 31. The Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).

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

Claypot’s 67th Indian Independence Day
Claypot celebrates with a buffet of specialities from across India, which will be free for children under six as well as adults over 67 years old.
Dhs67 per person. 7pm-midnight. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).

Hard Rock Cafe’s rocking combo
The deal includes a burger, plus hops or mixed drink and a selected T-shirt from the ‘Rock Shop’.
Dhs170 per person. Sun-Thu noon-1am, Fri and Sat noon-2am. Ongoing. Dubai Festival City (04 232 8900).

Roberto’s early-bird deal
Reserve a table for dinner between 7pm and 8pm and receive a free drink.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-8pm. Until August 31. DIFC (04 386 0066).

Sizzling Wok’s
Asian buffet night With cooking stations, weekly changing menus and vegetarian options.
Dhs69 per person (including one house beverage). 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).

The Med’s super skewers
Choose from a variety of skewers, salads and antipasti.
Dhs164 (food only). Dhs274 (house beverages). 8pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).


Friday 16

Blue Jade’s summer deal
Enjoy a 50-minute cooling treatment at the new Ritz-Carlton Spa, followed by a three course Asian dinner.
Dhs500 per person. Tue-Sun 7pm-11pm. Until August 31. Ritz Carlton JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).

Fire & Ice’s 125 year competition
The year-long promotion for the 125 year anniversary of sister hotel Raffles Singapore concludes with a competition to win a two-night stay at the Singapore property. Dine at Fire & Ice up until September 17 for a chance to win.
Dhs125 (two course set menu). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 17. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).

Long Yin’s dim sum
A selection of steamed and fried Cantonese buns and dumplings for lunch. There is also a buy-two-get-one-free promotion available on Chinese drinks.
Dhs21 per dish. 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).

The Market Café’s chocolate buffet
At today’s edition of the regular Friday brunch, The Market Café hosts a special buffet selection from chocolate brand Felchlin Switzerland.
Dhs219 per person (soft drinks). Dhs99 children aged six to 12. Free for children under six. 12.30pm-4pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

Saturday 17

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

Channels’ theme nights

Try Mexican on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday, Pacific Islands on Saturday, English on Sunday and sushi on Monday.
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. Media Rotana, Tecom (04 435 0201).


Sunday 18

Benihana’s ‘Japas’ night
All-you-can-eat Japanese-style tapas.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (house beverages), Dhs99 for children aged six to 12. Wed and Sun sunset-midnight. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3089).

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

Monday 19

Chor Bazaar’s Monday mela
An Indian street-food inspired menu.
Dhs149 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).

Tuesday 20

Der Keller’s schnitzel night
Sample traditional schnitzel, options including breaded turkey and emmental cheese.
Dhs160 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Until August 31. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8999).

Lafayette Gourmet’s perfect pasta promotion
Join in one of the pasta-making classes or see chefs demonstrate their pasta skills throughout the event, which runs daily until Saturday August 31.
Dhs145 (cooking class). Cooking classes: Monday August 26, 10.30am-noon. Wednesday August 28 7.30pm-9pm. Until August 31. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).

Pachanga’s churrasco
Brazilian-style barbecue is available at this regular themed night, including seafood and steak, served at the table on skewers.
Dhs195. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (04 318 2530).

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