32 hot tables and dining deals

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Wednesday 29

Aspen by Kempinski’s Chinese tea
Try a Chinese-inspired afternoon tea deal, featuring fortune cookies made in-house.
Dhs295 per couple. Wed-Sat 3pm-6pm. Until February 1. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).

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).

BiCE’s vinoteca night
Sample six varieties of grape, paired with Italian nibbles.
Dhs285 per person. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).

Blue Jade’s dim sum happy hour
Unlimited dim sum and tea-infused mixed drinks.
Dhs150 per person. Daily 5pm-7pm. Until January 31. The Ritz-Carlton JBR (04 318 6150).

Claypot’s coastal journey
An à la carte menu of Indian seafood in Konkan, Goan, Maharashtran and Keralan style.
From Dhs40 per dish. Sat-Wed 7pm-midnight, Thu-Fri 7pm-1am. Until February 7. Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).

Fire & Ice
The seasonal special focuses on sustainable fish and seafood accompanied by seasonal organic vegetables.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).

Lafayette Gourmet’s Chinese new year menu
The venue boasts an all-Asian menu in celebration.
Prices vary. Daily 10am-10pm. Until February 7. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9933 ext 2394).

Long Yin’s seabream promotion
Choose from a selection of cooking methods such as steamed with premium soy sauce or deep fried.
Dhs210 per kg. Daily 12.30pm-5pm, 6pm-11pm. Until February 10. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

Mazina’s business lunch deal
A discounted promotion for Dubai Shopping Festival. Diners can eat from an international range of live cooking stations such as a Cantonese wok or the rotisserie grill.
Dhs110 (soft drinks). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Until February 2. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

PAX’s ‘fame game’
A hunters’ feast of seasonal winter game dishes, such as venison tenderloin with red berry sauce or wild rabbit with carob honey sauce.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Plantation Lounge’s cheese and grape night
More than 20 varieties of artisanal French cheese, plus white and red grape to try.
Dhs180 (silver package). Dhs250 (premium package with premium grape varieties). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 448 4733).

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).

Zheng He’s Chinese New Year menu
A set menu of traditional Chinese New Year dishes.
From Dhs188 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until February 1. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).


Thursday 30

Benjarong’s noodle promotion
The restaurant honours a tradition of beginning the year with noodles to symbolise wishes for a long life. Sample Thai specialities such as phad sie eiw with chicken, dark soy sauce and kale or flat rice noodle soup with fish balls, calamari, chicken, fried bean curd, white fungus and morning glory.
Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Nosh’s sushi night
The new eatery serves a sushi buffet.
Dhs190 (soft drinks). Dhs299 (house beverages). Dhs520 (bubbly). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

The Kitchen’s Caribbean menu
The promotion includes dishes such as coconut and pumpkin soup and jerk chicken.
Dhs110 per person (soft drinks). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until January 30. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

Friday 31

3in1’s urban picnic
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).

Dusit Delicatessen’s dim sum
In honour of Chinese New Year of the Horse, the deli will be running an à la carte promotion, including ha gao Shanghai dumplings and barbecue chicken buns.
Prices vary. Daily 11am-midnight. Until February 9. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

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
Head to the organic farmers’ market, with events such as cooking workshops.
Free entry. Fri 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).

Shang Palace’s Chinese New Year
Festivities in the hotel include a traditional lion dance at 10.18am today (traditionally considered an auspicious time to bring luck) and the distribution of hong bao, red envelopes (containing prizes such as Dhs500, a complimentary one night stay and more). Shang Palace Chinese restaurant will also be offering special set menus this week.
From Dhs288 per person (minimum of two guests). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until February 2. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

THE DEK on 8’s Soak event
Enjoy cooking and beverage stations, music as well as some ‘surprise’ entertainment on the night and use of the pool.
Dhs295 per person. 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).


Saturday February 1

Amala’s Bollywood nights
Get dinner teamed with a Bollywood movie screening at 3.30pm and 7.30pm.
Dhs285 per person (food and movie only). 6pm-1pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Sunday 2

Hakkasan’s Chinese New Year promotion
A five-course set menu including a welcome mixed drink, served at lunch and dinner.
Dhs488 per couple. noon-3pm, 7pm-1am. Until February 9. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).

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).

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).


Monday 3

Sapori di BiCE’s afternoon tea 2 for 1
For February, if two guests have the afternoon tea menu, they will also be able to try a free breakfast for two on their next visit.
Dhs220 per couple (afternoon tea). Daily 2pm-6pm. Until February 28. Jumeirah Citywalk, Al Wasl Road (04 344 2550).

St Tropez Bistro’s oysters and bubbly
Monday nights offer three French oysters and one glass of bubbly.
Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 3415).

Tuesday 4

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).

Hunters Room and Grill’s gentlemen’s agreement
The steak house is offering a 50 percent discount, valid either on meat or a bottle of grape on Tuesday nights.
Prices vary. 6pm-10.45pm. Ongoing. Westin Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 4141).

Jazz@PizzaExpress’s open mic night
At this weekly event, diners can head up on stage. Normal à la carte menu is also available, should you wish.
Prices vary. 8pm-1am. Ongoing. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

Saffron’s seafood night
The selection at this seafood buffet ranges from lobster bisque to spicy grilled tiger prawns.
Dhs225 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).

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