Center Cut Steak House
A ‘White Christmas’ brunch, with al fresco seating on the terrace.
Dhs280 (soft drinks). Dhs450 (sparkling grape). Noon-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
A classic dinner includes turkey, mashed potato, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole and a red velvet or chocolate espresso cake.
Dhs199 (house grape, hops). Noon-2am. Until December 31. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 432 2300).
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).
Hakkasan’s festive menu
A four-course set menu of sharing plates, with a welcome mocktail or mixed drink.
Dhs488 per person. Daily 7pm-2am. Until December 30. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).
Enjoy a Christmas brunch.
Dhs395 (food only). Dhs595 (house beverages). Noon-3pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Radisson Blu Deira Creek
The brunch includes English and Japanese dishes, plus seafood and more.
Dhs199 (food only). Dhs249 (soft drinks). Dhs299 (house beverages). Dhs349 (sparkling grape). Dhs99 (children four to 12). Free for children under four. 12.30pm-4pm. Until December 26. Radisson Blu, Deira (04 205 7333).
A three-course meal and glass of bubbly.
Dhs225 per person. Noon-4pm. DIFC (04 437 7511).
One Deli’s Christmas menu
A two- or three-course festive menu, teamed with 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).
Angelina Tearoom’s daily brunch
The selection includes eggs prepared however you like and mini Viennoiserie-baked goods.
Dhs120 per person. Daily 10am-2pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 362 750).
ICHO’s business lunch
Sample three savoury courses, plus miso soup, in 30 minutes at this speedy lunch deal.
Dhs100 per person. Sat-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).
MAKE Business Hub’s business lunch
Choose among dishes such as soup or salad plus a main course and dessert. Mention ‘business lunch’ when you are ordering.
Dhs79 (food only). Sun-Thu 11am-3pm. Until December 31. Al Fattan Tower, Dubai Marina (04 392 9216).
Mezza House’s business lunch
Includes soup, cold starter, main course, dessert and soft drink, with the option to have shisha.
Dhs69 (without shisha). Dhs79 (with shisha). Sun-Thu 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 420 5444).
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).
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 (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).
SoHo Bar & Grill’s Ribs and Rock ’n’ Roll night
Tuck in to ribs whilst listening to music from the 1950s-1970s.
Prices vary. 6pm-2am. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
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).
Zaroob’s lunch deal
The affordable offer includes a main course, dessert and soft drink.
Dhs39. Sun-Thu 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 927 662).
3in1’s urban picnic
This 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).
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).
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.
Dhs250 (house beverages). 7pm-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).
A five-course set menu of Indian cooking and live entertainment from the band.
Dhs375 (soft beverage). Dhs475 (house beverage). 7.30pm-2am. Four Points by Sheraton (04 397 7444).
Atlantis The Palm
Dine on the beach at the Royal Gala dinner, with a view of the fireworks.
Dhs3,200 per person. Free for children three and under. From 7.30pm-midnight. Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
A six-course set menu for dinner.
Dhs495 (glass of sparkling grape). 7.30pm–1am. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
A five-course meal plus a view of the fireworks and live entertainment.
Dhs1,350 (house beverages and a glass of bubbly). Dhs2,000 (house beverages and bottle of bubbly per couple). 6.30pm-3am. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).
A set menu of Thai cooking.
Dhs550 (soft drinks and midnight toast). Dhs800 (bottle of house grape). 7.30pm-3am. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Cavalli Club Restaurant and Lounge
A Great Gatsby themed party with a four-course dinner.
Dhs1, 650 per person. 9pm-4am.Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
A buffet including spicy Thai salads, Indian breads and curries, plus an entertainer. Book before December 15 for a 15 percent discount. Dhs550 (house beverages). Half price for children aged six to 12.
Free for children under six. Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).
A five-course menu, with a bubbly reception at midnight and DJ playing from 10pm.
Dhs1,250 per person (sparkling grape). 8pm-2am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 8890).
A three-course set menu.
Dhs999 (glass of bubbly). 7pm-1am. Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).
Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar
Dinner and music from the DJ.
Dhs950 (food only). Dhs1,150 (grape). Dhs2,014 per couple. 9pm-2am. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 414 0000).
Live cooking stations, music from a DJ and a view of the fireworks.
Dhs750 per person. Dhs295 (children aged five to 12). 8.30pm-2am. Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).
Sake No Hana
A six-course Japanese menu, with the option of sitting on the terrrace in view of the Burj Khalifa fireworks.
Restaurant menu: Dhs1,200 (house beverages). Lounge menu: Dhs1,500 (house beverages). Terrace menu: Dhs1,500 (house beverages). 6pm-3am. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 432 7808).
An al fresco lounge spot, offering a tapas buffet and live music.
Dhs850 (house beverages). 8pm-2am. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Live cooking stations, a raw bar, barbecue and chocolate fountains, plus live entertainment.
Dhs1,395 (premium beverages). 8pm-2am. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
A four-course meal of Thai cooking and live performances. Guests gain access to Ewaan, too.
Dhs1,200 (soft drinks). Dhs1,450 (bubbly). 8pm-midnight. The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).
Dinner and music from DJs.
Dhs699 (house beverages). 9pm-midnight. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
An eight-course Japanese menu.
Dhs599 (soft drinks). Dhs299 (children). 7pm-midnight. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 3373).
A barbecue by the beach in view of the fireworks.
Dhs1,000 per person. Dhs3,00 per person. 7pm-3am. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort beachfront, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2582).
An international buffet is on offer at this venue.
Dhs225 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Talk Restaurant and Soul Restaurant & Bar host a brunch buffet with live barbecue stations.
Dhs222 (soft drinks). Dhs333 (sparkling grape). Free for children 12 and under. 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 449 8781).
Radisson Blu Hotel Deira Creek
An international buffet brunch.
Dhs149 (soft drinks). Dhs249 (house beverages). Dhs269 (sparkling grape). Dhs75 children aged four to 12. Free for children under four. 12.30pm-4pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Fire & Ice
The seasonal special focusses on sustainable fish and seafood accompanied by seasonal organic vegetables.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
Gazebo’s afternoon tea
The newly launched deal includes a selection of scones, pastries and sandwiches with coffee, tea or fresh juices.
Cream tea: Dhs95 per person. Oriental tea: Dhs95 per person. Traditional afternoon tea: Dhs105 per person. Daily 3pm-7pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Benjarong’s group dining deal
This month, guests dining off the special set menu in groups of ten or more will receive a complimentary voucher for the hotel’s Friday brunch for the soft drink package.
Dhs245 per person (Benjarong set menu). Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Armani/Lounge’s afternoon tea
Three different options with a modern European edge, including Italian tramezzino sandwiches with organic smoked salmon and egg with cress, plus red berry, exotic fruit and Valrhona chocolate tartlets and traditional English scones.
Dhs280 (one mocktail). Dhs360 (glass of sparkling grape and fresh berries). Dhs900 (glass of vintage bubbly, caviar and three oysters). Daily 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
(04 888 3308).
Rosso’s barbecue night
Italian-style barbecue with grilled fish and meat.
Dhs189 per person. 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 2000).
Chef’s House’s TemptAsia night
A buffet with live cooking stations for contemporary Asian cooking.
Dhs135 (soft drinks). Dhs195 (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Salero Tapas & Bodega’s business lunch
The deal offers one cold tapa, one hot tapa and one dessert from a daily changing selection.
Dhs95 per person. Sun-Wed noon-6pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5888).
Jazz@PizzaExpress’s open mic night
At this weekly event, diners can head up on stage.
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).
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).