Our picks of the week
1 Discounted dining at Emaar Hospitality Group
See Wed 8.
2 Molecular surprises galore at Revo pop-up restaurant
See Wed 8.
3 Oktoberfest at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
See Wed 8.
4 Closing night for 'Showtime' at The Act
See Wed 8.
5 Michelin-star guest chef at BiCE Mare
See Tues 14.
BA Restaurant’s ‘lucky eights’
Modern Chinese haunt BA, which takes its name from the number eight in Chinese (considered to be a lucky number), is offering early diners a 28 percent discount on their meal before 8pm.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).
Emaar Hospitality Group's ‘Dine & Dream’
This new promotion requires you to register online, and then you'll be entitled to a 20 percent discount at over 37 food and beverage outlets. Plus there is a weekly draw (this month), with the chance to win a weekend stay for two nights, including breakfast and a gift card worth Dhs350.
Prices and times vary. Until October 31. www.dineanddream.com.
Revo pop-up restaurant
Chef Ray Taylor offers a pop-up dining experience, for a limited time this week, serving a five course set menu, inspired by molecular gastronomy. Expect menus written on 'edible bread paper' and dishes such as 'nitrogen lime green tea explosion air'.
Dhs500 per person (including beverage pairing and optional pick up and drop off). Wed-Sat 7pm-10pm. Until October 11. Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).
Karat’s Arabic afternoon tea
Includes local twists such as flavoured camel milk and sparkling date juice.
Dhs59 per person. Daily 5pm-9pm. Until October 9. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Lafayette Gourmet’s ‘seven days, seven ways’
Launched today, this new spree of themed nights features dim sum on Mondays, Arabic mezze and grills on Thursdays and more.
Dhs95 per person (soft drinks). Daily 6pm-9pm. Lafayette Gourmet, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Náis Italian Kitchen
Throughout October, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, this Italian eatery is offering female diners a ten percent discount on their bill. This month, you can also sample pink themed desserts such as strawberry mousse and raspberry tart.
Prices vary. Sat-Thu 11am-9pm. Until October 31. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort's Oktoberfest
The resort celebrates this Bavarian tradition with a buffet of German food, plus German beverages and traditional live music.
Dhs195 (food only). Dhs395 (hops and grape). 7pm-midnight. Until October 18. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 399 5533).
The Act Dubai’s dinner cabaret
Theatre performances, plus Peruvian cooking.
From Dhs320 (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-midnight. Until October 8. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
The noodle house’s Singaporean crab festival
The Asian eatery adds four Singaporean style crab dishes to the menu for a limited period. The menu features black pepper crab or chilli crab, using a choice of either mud shell or soft shell crab to prepare the recipe.
From Dhs85. Times vary. Until October 23. Locations citywide, www.thenoodlehouse.com (800 666353).
West 14th’s Route 66 night
A new, regular barbecue event with dishes inspired by destinations along America’s iconic Route 66 highway. The selection includes seafood starters, a salad bar, wagyu rump, Texas smoked brisket and Saint Louis-style deep-pan pizza.
Dhs200 per person (food only). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Cabana’s anniversary menu
The hotel celebrates its anniversary. Cabana serves a special five-course set menu across the month.
Dhs190 (five courses). Daily 5pm-9pm. Until October 9. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Dunes Café’s unlimited lobster
All-you-can-eat Boston lobster, prepared in a variety of ways, such as grilled or curried. The deal also includes oysters, fish and more seafood.
Dhs235 (soft drinks). Dhs315 (house beverages). 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Spices Restaurant’s Iranian night
Sample unlimited Iranian kebab specialities on Thursday evenings.
Dhs89 per person (soft drinks). 7pm-11pm. Until December 18. Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square (04 607 2777).
Shanghai Chic’s unlimited tasting night
Feast on Asian plates at this Chinese restaurant.
Dhs188 (food only). Dhs288 (house beverages). Tue-Sun 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).
Stage2’s seafood pairing
This new promotion offers diners a selection of seafood, paired with grape.
Dhs125 per person (three glasses of grape). Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 6827).
Flow Kitchen’s breakslow
A leisurely breakfast event.
Dhs185 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). Dhs465 (half a bottle of bubbly). Fri 11.30am-4pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Na3Na3’s Yemeni mandi night
Mandi is a Yemeni tradition of slow-cooked rice and meat.
Dhs210 (soft drinks). Dhs265 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
One on One Bar’s ‘perfect pairings’
Russian beverages with vine leaves on Mondays; Scottish beverages and wagyu beef on Tuesdays; French grape and burgers on Wednesdays; drinks and cigars on Thursday; and pints and pies on a Friday night. From Dhs180 per person. Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8233).
Sobahn’s Friday dinner deal
Korean and Japanese buffet.
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).
Casa de Tapas’ 2-for-1
A 2-for-1 deal on paella and Spanish beverages (excluding sparkling).
From Dhs55 per person for paella. Noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
Jumeirah’s Summer MasterCard dining deal
MasterCard holders get a 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.
Positano’s family lunch
Launching today, the Italian restaurant serves a selection of antipasti, pizzas, pasta, plus main courses and desserts.
Dhs160 per person (food only). Free for children under 12. Sat 1pm-6pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).
Taste of Wafi
A family friendly food and shopping event.
Free Entry. 10am-7pm. Until December 27. Colonnade Area, Wafi Mall, Oud Metha (04 324 4555).
Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night
Every Saturday evening, enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue, featuring mixed drinks, a dessert station and music.
Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower Dubai, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
A.O.C. French Brasserie's grape special
A special menu of grape for a limited time.
From Dhs50 per glass. From Dhs250 per bottle. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 18. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina (04 448 4733).
Fountain Restaurant’s street food promotion
Street food recipes from South East Asia, Southern Hemisphere and the Middle East.
Dhs110 (one soft drink or one glass of grape). Half price for children seven-12. Free for children six and under. Sat-Mon 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
caféM’s unplugged and unlimited night
Live acoustic music performances plus food from the café’s à la carte menu and unlimited beverages.
Dhs165 per person. 6pm-10pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Omnia Gourmet’s ‘brinner’
Breakfast dishes, served for dinner. The à la carte selection includes Gulf lobster Benedict and shakshuka.
Prices vary. 5pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Jumeirah 2 (04 343 7181).
BiCE Mare's guest chef
Two-Michelin-star guest chef Oliver Glowig devises a special set menu for the Italian restaurant. The chef will be in residence from October 14-16, but the menu will continue to be available until November 14. Dhs450 (four courses). Dhs550 (eight courses). Daily noon-midnight. Until November 14. Souk al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).
Imperium’s pan-Asian buffet
Includes dim sum and sushi.
Dhs225 per person. Dhs350 (house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Toko Dubai’s sushi offer
Guests on Tuesday nights can enjoy sushi, nigiri and maki, in addition to Japanese beverages and live entertainment in the lounge bar.
Dhs225 per person. 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).