31 best meal deals in Dubai this week

An ideal itinerary – as selected by our editors every week

Our picks of the week

1 Michelin-star chef cooks at BiCE Ristorante
See Wed 12.

2 Win a trip to Thailand at Thai Kitchen
See Wed 12.

3 Top London chef visit at Amala
See Thu 13.

4 Piazza Grande show at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
See Fri 14.

5 Bubbly pairing dinner at Hakkasan
See Tue 18.

Wednesday 12

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).

BiCE Ristorante’s gala dinner with chef Sergio Vineis
The Michelin-star chef offers a set menu dinner experience for four nights this week.
Dhs495 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 15. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2530).

BiCE Mare’s guest chef
Two-Michelin-star guest chef Oliver Glowig devises a special set menu for the Italian restaurant. The chef was in residence from October 14 to 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).

Hoi An’s truffle special
The Vietnamese restaurant introduces Italian white truffle from Alba for a special four-course dinner menu.
Dhs275 per person. Daily 7pm-midnight. Until November 15. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Italian cooking classes
As part of the Italian Cuisine World Summit, Michelin-awarded visiting chefs will be holding a schedule of cooking classes (each focusing on a different culinary topic). Lessons available for amateurs and professionals alike.
Dhs250 per person (including lunch). Daily 9.15am-1.45pm, 2pm-5pm. Until November 21. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Umm Suqeim, patrizia.dxb.summit@gmail.com (055 780 4746).

Nais Italian Kitchen’s Movember promotion
This month, not only is the culinary team at this Italian eatery growing moustaches in support of Movember, but the restaurant is also offering all male diners a ten percent discount.
Prices vary. Daily 11am-9pm. Until November 30. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).

Picante’s Sao Martinho festival
The Portuguese restaurant offers a special seasonal set menu in time for this festival.
Dhs160 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until November 22. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).

Salero Tapas & Bodega’s anniversary deal
This dinner deal to mark the venue’s first anniversary offers a choice of paella and any four tapas.
Dhs111 per person. Sun-Thu noon-1am, Fri-Sat noon-3am. Until November 30. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5888).

Segreto’s white Alba truffle menu
Special set menu using white truffles.
Dhs305 per person (three courses). Dhs335 per person (four courses). White truffle: Dhs88 per gram. Daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until November 15. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).

Teatro’s truffle promotion
From today, the restaurant will be offering this delicacy on an à la carte basis for a limited period this month.
Prices vary. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Until November 14. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).

Thai Kitchen’s competition
Dine at this restaurant before November 14 for the chance to win flights to Phuket with Thai Airways and a three-night stay at Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort.
Priced à la carte. Daily 7.30pm-midnight. Until November 14. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

White truffle masterclasses
This new addition to the Italian Cuisine World Summit is a three-hour masterclass covering all you need to know about the white truffle, held by ‘truffle man’ Massimo Vidoni. Advanced booking required.
Dhs2,500 per person. November 17 and 19, 3pm-6pm. November 13, 10am-1pm. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Umm Suqeim, info@itchefs-gvci.com (055 296 4827).

Thursday 13

Amala’s guest chef
Vivek Singh from London restaurant The Cinnamon Club is in the kitchen this week. Guests can dine à la carte from today until Saturday November 15, or sample a special tasting menu from Friday November 14 to Saturday 15.
Dhs325 per person. Thu-Sat 6pm-1am. Until November 15. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Armani/Ristorante’s truffle promotion
Dubai’s best Italian restaurant celebrates the white truffle season with two separate seven-course degustation menus dedicated to white and black varieties. One menu focuses on traditional cooking, the other on more creative and original recipes such as truffle crème brûlée with sweet garlic cappuccino.
Dhs900 (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Stage2’s seafood pairing
This 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).

Friday 14

Lafayette Gourmet’s ‘seven days, seven ways’
Theme nights featuring 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).

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).

The Piazza Grande Food Show
This two-day Italian food festival features stalls for freshly made pasta, a Tuscan-style grill, pizza, gelato, a burrata and mozzarella bar and Italian beverages. Michelin-star guest chefs will be participating in the event, and there will also be entertainment such as music, pizza acrobatics and competitions.
Free entry. Friday November 14-15, from 2pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, opposite Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).

PizzaExpress’ lunch deal
Three outlets in Dubai are offering an ‘express’ lunch deal, which includes a starter, main and a soft drink or water.
Dhs50 per person (soft drink). Sun-Thu noon-5pm. Bin Sougat, Al Rashidiya (04 285 2393). Other location: Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5134). Dhs60 per person (soft drink). Dhs80 per person (house beverage). Sun-Wed noon-4pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, JLT (04 441 6342).

Sobahn’s Friday dinner deal
Korean and Japanese buffet.
Dhs99 (food only). 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Matloob Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 7888).

Saturday 15

Benihana’s 50th anniversary
The restaurant celebrates the brand’s anniversary with five different promotional dishes, including golden sushi.
Dhs50. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until November 30. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 428 2000).

Casa de Tapas’ 2-for-1
A two-for-one deal on paella and Spanish beverages (excluding sparkling).
From Dhs55 per person. Noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).

STAY by Yannick Alléno’s caviar month
Sample a five-course set menu featuring a fine selection of caviar from around the world. Even dessert creations will be paired with caviar.
Dhs850 per person (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1010).

Taste of Wafi
A family-friendly food and shopping event.
Free. 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).

Sunday 16

Sizzling Wok’s 3 for 33 lunch
A bento box lunch, which features one starter, one main course and one dessert.
Dhs33 per person. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).

Monday 17

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. Ongoing. 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).

The Act’s dinner show
The latest dinner cabaret is ‘Money, Murder and Mayhem’, launching tonight. Enjoy a Peruvian menu while you watch this murder mystery.
From Dhs320 per person (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-midnight. Until December 31. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).

Tuesday 18

Hakkasan’s bubbly dinner
A premium bubbly house hosts an evening of paired dining tonight.
Dhs650 per person. 7.30pm-midnight. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).

Toko Dubai’s sushi offer
On Tuesday nights, guests 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).

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