Our picks of the week
1 Moreish Moroccan cooking at Café Arabesque.
See Wed 19.
2 Sustainable fish and free dessert at Fish Market.
See Thu 20.
3 Time to eat locally at Dubai Food Carnival.
See Fri 21.
4 Brunch to recover from brunch at Cave.
See Sat 22.
5 Paella deals at Salero Tapas & Bodega.
See Tue 25.
Antique Bazaar’s thali bargain
Buy one thali and get one free.
Dhs85 per person. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-3am. Until February 28. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Aspen by Kempinski’s lunch deal
The set menu deal here promises to be served in just 45 minutes, or else you can claim it free of charge!
Dhs120 (two courses). Dhs150 (three courses). Sun-Wed noon-3pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).
At.mosphere’s winter special
Seasonal flavours in a five-or seven-course tasting menu.
Dhs650 (five courses). Dhs900 (seven courses). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Until February 28. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
BiCE SkyBar’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).
Café Arabesque’s Moroccan dishes
Visiting chef Youssef Talbi from the Hyatt Regency Casablanca prepares Moroccan dishes for the daily lunch and dinner buffet.
Lunch: Dhs140 per person (soft drinks). Dinner: Dhs180 per person (soft drinks). Wed-Fri noon-4pm, 6pm-midnight. Until February 21. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Fire & Ice’s wagyu special
This month’s promotion features Blackmore wagyu beef, which has a 9+ marbling grade.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until February 28. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
PAX’s shellfish promotion
Visit the vertiginous Italian eatery this month for a menu special using seafood from Italy.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-midnight. February 28. 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).
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).
The Act Dubai’s Dreams By The Act
A new concept with a choice of three different three-course set dinner menus and a weekly changing theatrical performance inspired by dreams.
From Dhs300 per person (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).
Cravin’ Cajun’s Louisiana festiva
A New Orleans-inspired street fair with Cajun and Creole cooking and a live jazz band.
Prices vary. Mon-Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Until February 28. Novotel Dubai, Al Barsha (04 304 9000).
Fish Market’s second year of sustainability
The restaurant celebrates its second anniversary as part of the Choose Wisely Campaign by treating dinners that order sustainable fish from the menu this month with a complimentary dessert of date cake filled with camel laban mousse.
Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until February 28. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
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).
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).
Dubai Food Carnival
This inaugural festival features visiting chefs such as John Torode and Sanjeev Kapoor, a pop-up all-organic, all-local restaurant by Silvena Rowe and stands from Dubai-based restaurants from Hakkasan to Mandilicious.
General admission Dhs60. Carnival Rowe pop-up restaurant Dhs225 (three courses). Fri and Sat 10am-11pm. Until February 22. Festival City, www.dubaifoodcarnival.com.
Flow Kitchen’s breakslow
Breakfast dishes with a laid-back ambience and al fresco areas.
Dhs155 (soft drinks). Dhs285 (house beverages and mixed drinks). Dhs445 (half a bottle of bubbly and mixed drinks). Fri 10.30am-3pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
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 to pick up fresh local produce and take part in 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
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).
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).
Rhodes Twenty10’s roast dinner
The new promotion includes beef sirloin, Yorkshire puddings, onion gravy, roast potatoes and fresh vegetables, plus a traditional English dessert of steamed treacle sponge with custard.
Dhs210 per person (food only). Sat and Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
Wheeler’s surf and turf
A two-person platter of whole grilled lobster, 360g fillet of beef, French fries, béarnaise sauce, salad and dessert, plus a bottle of house grape and four bottles of hops.
Dhs350 per person. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
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).
Saffron’s wildfire night
An Asian-inspired buffet with recipes such as traditional Peking duck and Thai wok-fried black-pepper beef.
Dhs225 per person (complimentary bottle of grape per four adults). 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
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).
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 steakhouse 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).
Salero Tapas & Bodega’s paella deal
Visit this new Spanish venue in Al Barsha for an all-you-can-eat promotion on Tuesdays, valid on the paella dish of the day.
Dhs80. Noon-5pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).
Sonamu’s Korean barbecue
Head to Deira to feast on this Asian venue’s all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue.
Dhs179. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777)