Our picks of the week
1 Party time, German style, for Maifest at Brauhaus
See Wed 7.
2 Live music from Abri and Funk Radius at La Serre
See Wed 7.
3 Head to the Cinco de Mayo blowout at Izel
See Fri 9.
4 Sample a seasonal treat of asparagus at Ewaan
See Sat 10.
5 Become a master of mixology at Gaucho
See Sun 11.
Enjoy three days of German food and beverages this week, plus live music in an Alpine-style from Volte. Maifest guests have a chance to win flights to Zurich.
Dhs259 per person (selected beverages). Wed-Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Until May 9. Jumeirah Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Brio's 2-for-1 dinner
Pay for one, four-course set dinner and another guest dines for free.
Dhs120 per person. Daily 7pm-8pm. Until May 31. TIME Grand Plaza, Al Qusais (04 233 4020).
Don Alfonso 1890's lunch deal
A new midday menu of Italian dishes.
Dhs75 (main course only). Dhs105 (starter and main course). Dhs95 (main course and dessert). Dhs125 (three courses). Dhs150 (three courses and glass of sparkling grape). Mon-Sat noon-3pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1591).
Grand Hyatt Dubai's Maifest
Dubai's annual spring festival (in the style of Oktoberfest) returns with live music from Munich band Die Kirchdorfer and traditional Germans dishes in an air-conditioned tent.
Priced à la carte. Wed, Sat 7pm-1am, Thu, Fri 7pm-3am. Until May 10. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
La Serre Bistro's live music
Enjoy the usual dining experience and menu tonight, but with live music from Abri and Funk Radius. Limited availability.
Priced à la carte. 8.15pm-11pm. Vida Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 6969).
Reform Social & Grill's business lunch
A seasonal set menu at the British gastro pub, including dishes such as fish and chips, chicken liver pâté or beetroot cured salmon with horseradish cream and Irish soda bread. Also, there's steak or lobster (served as a salad, sandwich or with fries).
Dhs120 (two courses). Dhs140 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Ronda Locatelli's local menu
Try a four-course selection of classic Italian cooking prepared using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.
Dhs195 per person (food only). Sat-Wed noon-10.45pm, Thu-Fri noon-11.45pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
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. Until May 21. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
TOKO Dubai's joto lunch
Three-course à la carte selection, including miso soup, edamame and green tea.
Dhs125. Daily noon-3.15pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).
Antique Bazaar's Rajasthani food festival
Starting today, the restaurant introduces an à la carte selection of dishes from this region.
Priced à la carte. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-3am. Fri 7.30pm-3am. Until May 16. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta
Gate's dine around promotion Dine across the hotel's bars and restaurants, with one course served in each of the four venues. Minimum of ten guests.
Dhs499 per person (including sparkling grape). Daily 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5421).
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).
The Med's 'Meat Me'
A barbecue on the terrace, with seafood, meat and also salads and antipasti dishes, plus dessert platters to share. Bookings before 7.30pm receive one complimentary bottle of grape per couple, and tables of ten or more receive a complimentary bottle at The Dek on 8 after dinner.
Dhs195 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
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).
Izel's Cinco de Mayo party
Join the party, with a guitar battle and set menu or à la carte menu options. Mexican citizens can also claim a 15 percent discount this week.
Dhs380 per person (three courses and two beverages). 6.30pm-3am. Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7444).
Noire at Spectrum on One
The ‘dine in the dark’ experience offers a three-course meal, served to guests in a pitch-black room.
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).
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).
Ewaan's asparagus month
Starting today, this seasonal delicacy is available in recipes such as steamed green and white asparagus with Hollandaise sauce or goat's cheese and white asparagus salad, served at the buffet. Diners also have the chance to win a stay at the hotel, including afternoon tea.
Dhs250 per person. 7pm-10pm. Until May 20. The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).
Greenheart Organic Farms at Comptoir 102
A new weekly, organic farmers' market hosted in collaboration with UAE-based Greenheart Organic Farms at the chic French boutique and café Comptoir 102.
Prices vary. 11am-2pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.greenheartuae.com (056 640 7060).
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).
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 (04 324 4555).
Fish Market's lobster promotion
Pick out a fresh lobster from the selection with this bargain.
Dhs99. 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11.14pm. Until May 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Gaucho's mixed drinks master classes
The restaurant's multi-national team of mixologists have put together three globally inspired mixed drinks. Sign up for a private masterclass to learn how to make these drinks, or join in the group class taking place on Tuesday May 13 at 7.30pm. Duration of classes is one hour 30 minutes.
Dhs250 per person. Times subject to availability. Until May 17. DIFC (04 422 7898).
Positano's fiesta 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).
Rhodes Twenty10’s roast dinner
The 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-Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
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).
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 Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).
Crescendo's sabor a Mexico
A Tex-Mex inspired style selection that includes taquitos, fajitas, tacos and guacamole.
Dhs220 (soft drinks). Dhs350 (premium beverages). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).
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 an alternative ladies' night experience, which offers dinner for only one dirham. Yes, you read that correctly. There is also live entertainment.
From Dhs1. 6pm-10pm. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).