34 top meal deals in Dubai

Our weekly round-up of hot tables and edible offerings

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Our picks of the week

1 Northern Keralan cooking at Armani/Amal
See Wed 2.

2 A Punjabi harvest festival at Claypot
See Wed 2.

3 Try a pie and a pint deal at Alfie's
See Thu 3.

4 Oysters and bubbly at St Tropez
See Mon 7.

5 A free, foodie, family day at Taste of Wafi
See Sat 5.

Wednesday 2

Armani/Amal's regional flavours
This month's menu promotion focuses on Northern Keralan cooking. Dhs400 per person (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm.
Until April 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Asha’s business lunch
Offers a selection of kebabs, a curry dish and dahl of your choice, with rice, bread, salad and a dessert plus one soft drink.
Dhs75 per person. Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Wafi Pyramid, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).

Benjarong's Songkran menu
A special set menu in honour of the Thai new year festival.
Dhs325 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-10pm. Until April 30. Dusit Thai Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Claypot's Punjabi festival
Rustic north Indian dishes are served in celebration of Baisakhi, the North Indian harvest festival.
Dhs79 per person. Sat-Wed 7pm-midnight, Thu and Fri 7pm-1am. Until April 14. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai (050 100 7065).

Eauzone's business lunch
Claim a 15 percent discount on presentation of your business card. This business lunch offer is also valid at Olives, Beach Bar & Grill and Rotisserie within the same hotel.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 9999).

Elia's Greek Lenten table
The Greek restaurant honours this period of pre-Easter fasting with a menu featuring traditional Greek Lenten recipes.
From Dhs29 per dish. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 18. Majestic Hotel Tower, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 501 2690).

Madeleine Café's 'après midi'
Enjoy unlimited tea (or coffee), prepared by the café's 'tea guru' teamed with six different flavours of madeleine cakes.
Dhs120 per couple. Daily 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 4335).

Mazina's Mongolian night
Choose your ingredients, prepared to your liking at the cooking stations.
Dhs165 per person. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

Park Hyatt Dubai's
Dine Around the Park A dining concept, where each course is served in a different restaurant, including The Terrace, Traiteur, Café Arabesque and The Thai Kitchen.
Dhs395 per person. Dhs590 per person (including a glass of grape per course). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Deira (04 317 2222).

Reform Social & Grill's Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
An Alice in Wonderland inspired afternoon tea, with pocket-watch cupcakes and Queen of Hearts jam tarts, served in the garden. Advanced booking required.
Dhs95 per person. Dhs145 per person (glass of sparkling grape). Sat-Thu 3pm-5pm. Ongoing. The Lakes Club, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).

Sakura's cherry blossom promotion
The Japanese restaurant celebrates the festival from which it takes its name, with a selection of recipes using cherry as a key ingredient.
From Dhs22 per dish. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Until April 12. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).

The Act Dubai’s 'Toys in the Attic'
A new theatrical theme for this promotion, which offers a three-course menu and a live entertainment show.
From Dhs300 per person (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).

The China Club's Peking duck deal
Try Beijing's most famous dish, prepared in five different ways.
Dhs149 per person (minimum two people). Daily noon-3pm, 7.30pm-11pm. Until April 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira (04 205 7333).

TOKO Dubai's joto lunch
A three-course à la carte selection, including miso soup, edamame and green tea.
Dhs125. Daily noon-3.15pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).


Thursday 3

Alfie’s pie and pint deal
Traditional British pie recipes, such as spinach and goat's cheese or chicken, leek and wild mushroom, matched with a selected pint.
Dhs99 per person. Daily noon-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8088).

Aspen by Kempinski’s lunch deal
The set menu deal promises to be served in just 45 minutes, otherwise claim it free!
Dhs120 (two courses). Dhs150 (three courses). Sun-Wed noon-3pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).

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).

Friday 4

3in1’s urban picnic
A poolside picnic concept, where guests will be given a basket and blanket and a DJ spins chillout tunes.
Dhs225 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). 1pm-5pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5923).

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).

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 5

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).

Pai Thai's street food market
A new weekly event with a Thai street market-inspired space, serving lunch from live cooking stations.
Dhs195 per person (food only). Dhs95 (food only) children aged four-12. Noon-3.30pm. Ongoing. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

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).

Taste of Wafi
The new family friendly food festival now takes place every Saturday and offers visitors a chance to sample locally produced foods, including organic produce, plus kids' entertainment and fashion and beauty buys. Free entry. 10am-7pm. Until June 21. Wafi Mall, Colonnade Area, Oud Metha (no number).

Wheeler’s surf and turf
A two-person platter of whole lobster, 360g fillet of beef, French fries, béarnaise sauce, salad and dessert, house grape and four bottles of hops.
Dhs350 per person. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).

Sunday 6

Positano's festa Italiana
Amalfi-inspired selection includes antipasti, pizzas, pasta, seafood and a dessert room.
Dhs180 per person (soft drinks). 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).

Saffron’s wildfire night
Head here for an Asian-inspired buffet with recipes such as traditional Peking duck and Thai 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).

The Thai Kitchen's congee menu
A choice of two set menus with dishes including Chinese-style rice porridge such as pandan and taro congee, plus a main course and dessert.
Dhs160 per person (minimum two people). Sat and Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).


Monday 7

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

Voi’s Vietnamese barbecue class
Why not attempt this masterclass followed by a meal. Minimum of four guests are needed to take up the offer.
Dhs245 per person (glass of grape). 1pm-3pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Tuesday 8

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).

Choices's Italian night
Traditional dishes, including antipasti, pizza, risotto, pasta and desserts.
Dhs179 (soft drinks). Dhs219 (selected beverages). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).

Hunters Room and Grill’s Gentlemen’s Agreement
Get 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).

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