Our picks of the week
1 French opera, but no phantoms at The Ivy
See Wed 11.
2 Filipino Independence Day at Max’s Restaurant
See Thu 12.
3 Cheer your football team on at Neos
See Thu 12.
4 Time for a Japanese feast at GQ Bar
See Sun 15.
5 Learn to roll your own sushi at TOKO Dubai
See Sun 15.
Antique Bazaar's kebab festival
An à la carte selection of kebabs, available for a limited time.
Priced à la carte. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-3am. Until June 13. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
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).
Blue Jade's dim sum masterclasses
A three hour interactive class, with a welcome tea, Asian mocktails and souvenirs included in the price of the lesson. Advanced reservations required. Minimum of four per class.
Dhs425 per person. Daily 4pm-7pm. Until September 30. The Ritz-Carlton, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Seafood Market's live lobster
This month the special is live Canadian lobster, prepared in your chosen style. Options include deep-fried with mango wasabi dressing or baked with Thai yellow curry sauce.
From Dhs545 per kg. Daily 12.30pm-5pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until June 30. Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
The Bombay's Parsi food festival
A selection of Parsi food (a cuisine that fuses the food of Northern India and Iran) is available for a limited time.
Dhs59 per person. Wed-Sat 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-2am. Until June 14. Marco Polo Hotel, Al Muteena Street, Deira (04 272 0000).
The Ivy's opera night
For one night only, this British restaurant goes French, with live performances of French opera by the Emirates Opera Project and a three course menu of French cooking.
Dhs395 per person (three courses and soft drinks). 7pm-11pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard, email@example.com (050 564 7184).
Café Habana's World Cup menu
Watch the football and dine from a promotional World Cup menu, including drinks deals.
From Dhs95 (two courses). Dhs125 (three courses). Sun-Wed noon-midnight; Thu-Sat noon-2am. Until July 13. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 422 2620).
Infini Pool Lounge's Father’s Day
A selection of hot and cold mezze, mocktails, sweets as well as one house beverage per person.
Dhs80 per person. Thu-Sun 7pm-1am. Until June 15. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 448 4733).
Max’s Restaurant's sharing deal
In honour of the 116th year of Filipino independence, celebrated today, the restaurant offers its sharing meal for Dhs116, instead of Dhs149. The meal is intended for four and includes fried chicken, kare kare, rice, ice tea and a dessert platter.
Dhs116 for four. Daily 10am-2am. Until June 15. Trade Centre Road, Bur Dubai (04 325 7797).
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).
Neos' World Cup promotion
Offers a snack menu and variety of beverage packages (from hops to bubbly) to enjoy while viewing the games. Snacks from Dhs50.
Beverage packages from Dhs175 (five bottles of hops). Daily 6pm-2.30am. Until July 13. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
SCAFÉ's business lunch
The cooking school's students test their skills preparing a menu that changes every three months. The three course business lunch menu features daily changing specials.
Dhs65 (three courses). Sun-Thu 10am-4pm. Ongoing. SCAFA Cooking School, Cluster I, JLT (04 379 4044).
St Tropez Bistro’s jazz nights
Enjoy live performances of swing and jazz music by Anita Williams.
Priced à la carte. Thu and Fri 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 3415).
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).
Noire at Spectrum on One
The ‘dine in the dark’ experience offers a three-course meal.
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).
Warehouse's Friday 13th brunch
Enjoy unlimited hops and barbecue grills, in addition to cold cuts, salads and desserts from the buffet.
Dhs219 per person (house beverages). Dhs299 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Wheeler’s celebration dinner
An eight-course tasting menu for lunch, with beverage pairing.
Dhs225 (food only). Dhs375 (with beverage pairing). Fri and Sat noon-5pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Reform Social & Grill's Father’s Day
Choose roasts, carved at the table, such as a whole roasted chicken or beef topside, teamed with sharing platters of roast and seasonal vegetables. Whole joints available for minimum of four people, maximum of 12 people. Pre-order 48 hours in advance. Deposit required. Father's Day inspired mixed drink specials will also be available from Dhs40.
Dhs110 per person. Dhs55 per child. Sat-Mon noon-midnight. Until June 16. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (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).
GQ Bar's sushi Sunday
Unlimited sushi and sashimi, plus one Japanese mixed drink.
Dhs150 per person. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 321 4541).
La Porte des Indes's 2-for-1 deal
The French-Indian fusion spot is now offering a two-for-one deal on food and beverages each Sunday evening.
Prices vary. 22.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).
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. Ideal for British expats missing a good old carvery.
Dhs210 per person (food only). Sat-Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
TOKO Dubai's sushi masterclass
A two-hour class in making sushi and nigiri, followed by a sushi and Japanese beverage tasting.
Dhs300 per person. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).
Q43's 'the steaks are high'
'The Bull' is a 2kg platter of meat to share and comes with one bottle of grape.
Dhs599 per platter. 5pm-11pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).
Seafire's free kids' menu
Children can now eat for free off the kids' menu.
Prices vary. Daily 5pm-7pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
The Talk Restaurant's 'all about citrus'
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).