33 meals deals in Dubai

Our weekly round-up of hot tables and dining deals

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Our picks of the week

1 A meat feast and live matches at Links
See Wed 18.

2 The full degustation experience at Qbara
See Wed 18.

3 Pretend it is Christmas with brunch at Yalumba
See Fri 20.

4 See the sun go down over the Marina at Cargo
See Sat 21.

5 Django unplugged (sort of) at Tolosa Bodega
See Mon 23.

Wednesday 18

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).

Fuchsia's business lunch
The weekday deal at this new Thai eatery includes a choice of starter, main course and a lemongrass iced tea.
Dhs59 per person. Sun-Thu noon-3.15pm. Until June 30. Two Towers, TECOM (04 361 7117).

Links' World Cup offer
The venue will be showing the matches and serving a mixed grill platter that includes a selection of lamb chops, chicken skewers and more, along with side dishes such as roasted root vegetables, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and salad.
Dhs110 per person (food only). Dhs198 per couple (food only). Daily 11am-2.30am. Until July 13. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Oscar’s Vine Society's pairing promotion
A selection of main course recipes, using French, Spanish and Italian flavours, and a dessert, paired with grape.
From Dhs68. Fri-Wed 6pm-midnight, Thu 6pm-1am. Until June 28. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).

Qbara's degustation menu
The 'Qbara Experience' is a selection of signature dishes from the menu.
Dhs450 per person. Sat-Wed 7pm-2am, Thu and Fri 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 709 2500).

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 Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).


Thursday 19

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).

Jazz@PizzaExpress's Abri & Funk Radius
The funk and soul act plays live each Thursday evening and the usual menu is available.
Free entry, priced à la carte. 9pm-1am. Ongoing. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

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).


Friday 20

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. Until June 26. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

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).

Yalumba's Christmas brunch
Now an annual tradition, this summer brunch has a Christmas theme, including festive music and a visit from Santa. There is also a post-brunch happy hour from 3.30pm-7.30pm.
Dhs499 per person. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road (04 702 2455).

Saturday 21

Cargo's sundowner Saturdays
Choose any four dishes from the appetiser menu to create your own sharing platters. Also offers beverage deals, views of the Marina from the terrace and a soundtrack of jazz and house from the DJs.
Dhs99 per platter. 4pm-8pm. Ongoing. Pier 7, Marina Mall, Dubai Marina (04 361 8129).

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).


Sunday 22

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).

Harvesters Pub's World Cup promotion
The venue is showing the matches on the big screen, and serving food inspired by different teams in the tournament,.
From Dhs86 per dish. Daily noon-midnight. Until July 13. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).

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. 2.30pm-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
Pit your skills in the finer art of this Japanese delicacy with 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).


Monday 23

Q43's 'the steaks are high'
'The Bull' is a 2kg platter of meat to share and comes with one bottle of grape for you to enjoy.
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 an assortment of 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).

Tolosa Bodega French Bistro & Bar's lundi manouche
On alternate Monday evenings, this southern French pinxtos bar hosts an evening of live gypsy jazz performances in the style of Parisian legend Django Reinhardt.
Free entry, priced à la carte. 8pm-midnight. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9220).

Tuesday 24

Arcadia's antipasti night
On offer here you can expect 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 is offered up here 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).

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