33 top meal deals in Dubai this week

Celebrate Songkran, try gourmet Brit grub and have an urban picnic

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Our picks of the week

1 Take the kids out for free at Seafire
See Wed 9.

2 Modern British cooking at Arabian Ranches Golf Club
See Thu 10.

3 Traditional Thai dancing at Sukhothai
See Sun 13.

4 An Easter-inspired menuat Armani/Ristorante
See Sun 13.

5 Dinner for a dirhamat SoHo Bar & Grill
See Tue 15.

Wednesday 9

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).

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 region's harvest festival.
Dhs79 per person. Sat-Wed 7pm-midnight, Thu and Fri 7pm-1am. Until April 14. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai (050 100 7065).

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).

Junsui's Songkran festival
Celebrate the Thai water festival with entertainment. Dhs530 per person. Daily 6pm-11.30pm.
Until April 16. Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

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

Seafire's free kids' menu
Children can now eat for free off the new kids' menu.
Prices vary. Daily 5pm-7pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

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. Park Hyatt Dubai, 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 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 Living (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, 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 10

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).

Arabian Ranches Golf Club's British gourmet night
A five-course menu of gourmet British cooking, with grape pairing.
Dhs325 per person (non members). 7.30pm-11pm. Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 888 3444).

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 (04 438 0000).

Friday 11

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).


Saturday 12

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).

Sunday 13

Armani/Ristorante's Easter menu
A six-course degustation menu of Italian spring flavours.
Dhs700 per person. Dhs1,250 (grape pairing). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 20. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3444).

Positano's festa Italiana
An 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).

Sukhothai's Songkran Festival
The celebration includes Thai dance performances and umbrella painting by an expert from Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Prices vary. 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7pm-11.45pm. Until April 16. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

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 14

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).

The Talk Restaurant's 'all about citrus'
A new weekly event with a buffet of meat, fish and vegetable dishes, cooked with citrus fruits. Free for children aged 12 and under.
Dhs165 (soft drinks). Dhs195 (house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel The Walk, JBR (04 449 8888).

Tuesday 15

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).

SoHo Bar & Grill's ladies' night dinner
Head here for a thoroughly alternative ladies' night experience, which offers dinner for only one dirham! There is also live entertainment.
From Dhs1. 6pm-10pm. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).

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