34 top eating out deals in Dubai this week

Our editor's weekly round-up of hot tables and dining deals

Our picks of the week

1 Belly dancing under the stars at Al Khaima
See Wed 16.

2 Grape pairing and a masterclass at Gaucho
See Thu 17.

3 Easter bunnies and egg hunts at Flow Kitchen
See Sun 20.

4 All-out English treats at The Ivy
See Sun 20.

5 A Michelin star menu at BiCE
See Mon 21.

Wednesday 16

Al Khaima's new entertainment
The Arabic restaurant launches a new programme of entertainment in the evenings, including belly dancing, Egyptian folk dancing 'tanoura' and a live Arabic band.
Priced à la carte. Thu-Wed 8.15pm-1am. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).

Armani/Amal's regional flavours
This month's menu promotion focuses on North 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).

Elia's Greek Lenten table
The Greek restaurant honours pre-Easter fasting with a menu featuring traditional 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).

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).

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 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 17

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).

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).

Gaucho's Argentine grape day
Today is a world day for an Argentine grape variety, and the restaurant celebrates with a four course dinner, with grape pairing and a masterclass at 7.30pm. Advanced booking required.
Dhs600 per person. 6pm-11pm. DIFC (04 422 7898).

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, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers(04 438 0000).

Friday 18

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).

Ewaan's Easter brunch
An international buffet.
Dhs285 (soft drinks). Dhs390 (house beverages). Dhs550 (bubbly). Half price for children aged six to 12. Free for children under six. 12.30pm-4pm. The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).

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).

Traiteur's Easter brunch
The menu includes seafood, roast lamb and a chocolate fountain.
Dhs465 (soft drinks). Dhs570 (sparkling grape). Dhs690 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

Saturday 19

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 family- friendly food festival runs every Saturday and offers a chance to sample locally produced foods, including organic groceries, plus kids' entertainment and fashion and beauty buys.
Free. 10am-7pm. Until June 21. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha (no number).

Sunday 20

Flow Kitchen's Easter brunch
Traditional dishes such as roast lamb and hot cross buns, plus a petting zoo and Easter egg hunt for the kids.
Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs450 (hops and grape). Dhs155 children aged six to 12. Noon-3.30pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).

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).

Shores's Easter brunch
Includes entertainment for children and an egg hunt.
Dhs160 (soft drinks). Dhs210 (house beverages). Dhs80 under 12s. Free for children under six. Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina (04 439 8888).

The Ivy's Saint George's Day menu
Celebrate England's national day with a three course menu of traditional English dishes.
Dhs200. Daily noon-11pm. Until April 26. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).

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 21

BiCE's guest chef
Michelin star Italian chef Claudio Sadler is in residence for three evenings, concluding with a four course gala dinner on April 23.
Dhs495 per person. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 23. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2520).

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 22

Arcadia's antipasti night
An assortment of cold cuts, grilled vegetables and Italian cheese, plus a pasta station.
Dhs149 per person. 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).

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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