Chef’s House’s sushi night
Sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes are on offer at the buffet and live cooking stations.
Dhs135 per person (soft drinks). Dhs195 per person (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Fire & Ice’s festive menu
Dine on the terrace on New York-style grill recipes and seasonal flavours for the month of December.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until December 31. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
La Farine’s festive experience
The round the clock café has created a life-sized gingerbread house. They are also serving mulled grape, roasted chestnuts, afternoon tea and festive hampers to buy. Plus expect visits from Santa. Prices vary. Open 24 hours. Until December 23. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 414 0000).
Nomad’s Spanish nights
An evening of Spanish tapas and Flamenco dance classes and live Spanish guitar music.
Dhs50 per person (classes only, food priced à la carte). 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8571).
Ossiano’s bubbly menu
A new set menu deal including a premium bottle of bubbly.
Dhs3,500 per couple. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Ronda Locatelli’s white truffle menu
A special à la carte selection using this season special.
Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Until further notice. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Sake No Hana’s zensai promotion
The Japanese venue introduces a special of mixed drinks teamed with small plates.
From Dhs75. Sat-Wed 6am-9pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 432 7800).
Sakura’s sushi deal
This lunch deal offers guests all you can eat on sushi.
Dhs129 per person. Dhs65 (children aged six to 12). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276963).
The Bombay’s Konkan coastal food festival
An à la carte selection of dishes from the west coast of India, with a focus on seafood.
Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-2am. Until December 7. Marcopolo Hotel, Al Mutheena Street (04 272 0000).
THE One Deli’s Christmas menu
A two or three course festive menu, teamed with a a glass of mulled punch and a coffee.
Dhs79 (two courses). Dhs96 (three courses). Sun-Thu 9am-11am, Fri and Sat 9am-noon. Until January 2 2014. THE One Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (04 345 6687).
Mazina’s cooking classes
Mazina hosts two chocolate truffle making masterclasses this week, held today and Tuesday.
Dhs300 per person. Thu and Tue 10am-noon. Until December 10. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Sizzling Wok’s dim sum festival
Eat as much dim sum as you like for a bargain Dhs39 per person.
Dhs39 per person Sat-Wed 7pm-11pm. Until December 15. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).
Urban Bistro’s December discount
Throughout the month of December, the eatery offers a buy one get one free deal on main courses during dinner time.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 6pm-10pm. Until December 31. CNN Building, Dubai Media City, Dubai (04 362 4330).
3in1’s urban picnic
his event is a poolside picnic concept, where guests will be given a basket and blanket and a DJ spins chill out tunes.
Dhs225 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). 1pm-5pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5923).
Center Cut’s Christmas menu
A four-course degustation menu, finishing with warm Christmas pie with berry compote and vanilla cream for dessert and accompanied by live jazz and blues.
Dhs350 per person (including soft drinks). Wed-Fri 6.30pm-11pm. Until December 30 (excluding December 25). The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Noire at Spectrum on One
The ‘dine in the dark’ experience offers a three-course meal, served to guests in a pitch-black room, by waiting staff wearing night-vision goggles.
Dhs325 per person (Dhs27 per guest is donated to Sightsavers Middle East). Fri-Mon 7.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Ripe’s farmers’ market
The organic farmers’ market returns, in a new location in Safa Park, with events such as yoga classes and cooking workshops. Free entry.
Fri 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).
THE DEK on 8’s
Soak event Live cooking stations, help yourself beverage stations, plus music, ‘surprise’ entertainment and use of the pool.
Dhs295 per person. 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Nofara Café’s gingerbread house decorating
The cafe invites children to decorate their own pre-baked gingerbread house, assisted by the chefs. Includes a light lunch and juice.
Advanced booking is necessary. Dhs120 per child. From 10am. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 432 20230.
Wheeler’s surf and turf
A two-person platter of whole grilled lobster, 360g fillet of beef, French fries, béarnaise sauce, salad and dessert. A bottle of house grape and four bottles of hops.
Dhs350 per person. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Balance Cafe’s bake festival
Recipes include baked ricotta tart with ginger glaze and baked cherry crusted cake with piquant orange coulis.
From Dhs55 per dish. Daily 11am-10pm. Until January 10 2014. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4051).
The Gramercy’s comedy night
Watch comedian Barry Hilton perform while you eat your dinner.
Dhs175 (entry plus one beverage). Dhs300 (entry plus thrre course dinner). Sun and Mon 9pm-midnight. Until December 9. DIFC (04 437 7511).
Zafran’s new menu
The selection has had a refresh, including a kids’ menu, and dishes such as fish biryani, or saffron and pista kulfi. Prices vary.
Sun-Wed noon-11pm. Thu-Sat noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Mall, (04 399 7357). Other location: Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif (04 284 0987).
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).
The refurbished restaurant (formerly Bunkers) offers a menu of Spanish sharing plates.
From Dhs109 per person. Sun-Thu 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 888 3828).
Nezesaussi’s Aussie steak night
Unlimited platters of Australian steak and chops, including side dishes and live music to entertain you whilst you dine.
Dhs250 (house beverages). 7pm to 11pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 5927).
Toshi’s Asian barbecue night
The weekly event features live barbecue stations and outdoor seating.
Dhs175 per person (soft drinks). Dhs195 (one glass of bubbly). Dhs295 (unlimited selected beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM (04 429 9999).
Arcadia Lounge’s mezze night
Get to feast on a Turkish-inspired mezze menu by celebrity chef Silvena Rowe.
Dhs149 per person (house grape). Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).
Jazz@PizzaExpress’s open mic night
At this weekly event, diners can head up on stage or watch others. Normal à la carte menu is available.
Prices vary. 8pm-1am. Ongoing. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
Tempt your taste buds with a Brazilian barbecue.
Dhs195. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (04 318 2530).
Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s 2-for-1 deal
Order two à la carte mains courses on Tuesdays and get the cheapest free.
Prices vary. 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Sonamu’s Korean barbecue
Feast on this venue’s all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue.
Dhs179. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
Ketchup’s express lunch
The express lunch deal includes two courses and one beverage.
Dhs64. Sun-Thu 10am-5pm. Ongoing. Emaar Boulevard Plaza, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 363 8595).
Bubbly, sandwiches and English scones served on board one of the resort’s abras.
Dhs500 per person. Daily 4pm-6pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Traditional treats from England, including blueberry scones with cream.
Dhs95 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (pink bubbly), Dhs245 (mixed bubbly drink). Daily noon-6pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
This extravagant seven-course tea is worth it.
Dhs350, Dhs395 (including a glass of bubbly). Daily 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. Ongoing. Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).
Try finger sandwiches and scones here.
From Dhs95 per person. Daily 3pm-6pm. One&Only Royal Mirage (04 399 9999).