Our picks of the week
1 Learn to roll your own sushi at Alfonso X
See Wed 6.
2 A 2-for-1 award-winning dinner at Asado
See Wed 6.
3 Lunch like the Belgians at Café Belge
See Wed 6.
4 It’s ‘showtime’, so join in at The Act Dubai
See Wed 6.
5 Tuck in to sushi and beverages at Toko Dubai
See Tue 12.
Alfonso X’s sushi lessons
Learn how to make sushi rolls, and sample your creations along with unlimited Japanese beverages.
Dhs119 per person (minimum of ten guests). Wed-Fri noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until August 29. Melia Hotel Dubai, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
Armani/Deli's pronto lunch
A deal of signatures from the Italian menu.
Dhs130 (two courses), Dhs160 (three courses). Daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Asado's summer deal
The award-winning Argentine restaurant offers a 2-for-1 deal on dinner this summer.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 15. The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).
BiCE SkyBar’s vinoteca night
Grape and nibbles.
Dhs285 per person. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).
Café Belge business lunch
A two or three course selection from a daily changing menu of Belgian cooking.
Dhs100 (two courses). Dhs120 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Casa de Tapas’s business lunch
Choose two tapas dishes, one main course and a beverage.
Dhs59 per person. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dubai Creek (04 416 1800).
GQ Bar’s ‘signature dining’ deal
Quote ‘signature dining’ to get a 30 percent discount on your total bill, when dining before 10.30pm.
Prices vary. Daily 8.30pm-10.30pm. Until August 31. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 321 4541).
Jumeirah’s Summer MasterCard dining deal
This summer, MasterCard holders get 20 percent discount in Jumeirah restaurants, when paying with their card. Valid for tables of two to six diners.
Prices and times vary. Until October 15. www.jumeirah.com/mastercard.
Levantine’s live seafood night
This popular Arabic restaurant has introduced a new nightly deal. Pick out your seafood from the selection and it will then be grilled ‘live’ at your table, and teamed with an assortment of traditional Lebanese mezze.
Dhs650 per person. Daily 7pm-2am. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Manhattan Grill’s 2-for-1 dinner
The steakhouse is offering a three course set menu dinner deal, which includes a bottle of grape, water and tea or coffee to end the meal.
Dhs550 per couple. Daily 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Mint Leaf of London, Dubai’s business lunch deal
The new modern-Indian restaurant hosts a lunch deal, with a weekly changing menu.
Dhs70 (two courses). Dhs90 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 706 0900).
Ossiano’s chef’s menu
A five-course set-menu, featuring a daily chef's selection.
Dhs750 per person (food only). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Picante’s grape and dinner deal
All-you-can-eat from the à la carte menu at this Portuguese restaurant, plus unlimited house grape.
Dhs225 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Plantation Lounge’s cheese and grape night
More than 20 varieties of artisanal French cheese, plus white and red grape to try. Dhs180 (silver package).
Dhs250 (premium package with premium grape varieties). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 448 4733).
Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre Hotel
This summer deal includes a buffet lunch at Medley restaurant, full day access to the pool and fitness area, plus a one hour massage.
Dhs299 per person. Daily, times vary. Until August 31. Deira City Centre, Deira (04 294 1222).
Ronda Locatelli’s after-dinner deal
Try a traditional Italian combination to end the meal with: coffee, plus a grape-based Italian after-dinner beverage.
Dhs50. Daily 8pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor’s Nizami food festival
The celebrity chef restaurant focuses on the ancient Nizami cuisine, plus Hyderabadi-style biryani.
Priced à la carte. Daily noon-11pm. Until August 31. Melia Hotel Dubai, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
The Act Dubai’s new show
The dinner-cabaret continues with a new season, and a new show called 'Showtime'.
From Dhs320 (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-midnight. Until September 30. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
UBK’s gourmet burger night
Choose between three different gourmet burger recipes, accompanied with hand-cut chips.
Dhs79. Thu 6pm-11.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).
SoHo Bar & Grill’s ‘Americana’ menu
In honour of July 4 (American Independence Day), the New York inspired steakhouse introduces a menu of US-inspired hot dogs and burgers.
From Dhs55 per dish. Sat-Wed 7pm-1am, Thu and Fri 7pm-2am. Until September 4. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
West 14th’s 2Up lunch
A business lunch deal with a playful twist. End the meal with a game of ‘2 Up’: flip the coins, and if they land on the same side, you can claim your lunch for free!
Dhs120 (two courses, with coffee or tea). Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Oceana Resort & Spa Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
At.mosphere’s August menu
The new menu special for the month features dishes such as burrata served with summer truffles, violet artichokes and pickled forest mushrooms, ‘tuna tartare Niçoise’ made with fresh borlotti beans, quail egg and an anchovy beignet.
Dhs650 per person (five-course tasting menu). Dhs900 per person (seven-course tasting menu). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Until August 31. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Flow Kitchen’s breakslow
A leisurely breakfast event.
Dhs185 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). Dhs465 (half a bottle of bubbly). Fri 11am-3pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
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).
Sobahn’s Friday dinner deal
A buffet of Korean, Japanese and more Asian cuisines, offered every week.
Dhs99 (food only). 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Matloob Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 7888).
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).
Saturdays Choose any four dishes from the appetiser menu to create your own platters.
Dhs99 per platter. 4pm-8pm. Ongoing. Pier 7, Marina Mall, Dubai Marina (04 361 8129).
Reform Social & Grill's ‘Man Vs Food’ specials
A challenging menu promotion that features the ‘super burger’ and ‘double pie’ served daily, as well as the 'mega roast' served on Saturdays and Sundays.
From Dhs115 (super burger). Daily 7pm-midnight. Until August 31. The Lakes Club, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
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).
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.
Sunset-11pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).
The Market Café’s summer deal
An all-you-can-eat buffet dinner, featuring Italian, Arabic and Indian dishes, plus desserts.
Dhs150 per person (food only). Sun-Tue 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until August 31. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
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).
Royal China’s ‘Monday yum day’
This weekly event at the Cantonese restaurant offers all-you-can-eat dim sum for four hours.
Dhs288 per person (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Balcony, Precinct Building 4, DIFC (04 354 5543).
c.taste’s burger night
All-you-can-eat burgers, prepared at live cooking stations.
Dhs99 (including two house beverages). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Centro Barsha, Al Barsha (04 704 0000).
Toko Dubai’s sushi offer
Enjoy sushi, nigiri and maki, in addition to Japanese beverages and live entertainment.
Dhs225 per person. Daily 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).