Our picks of the week
1 Join in steak nights at Al Forsan
See Wed 17.
2 Enjoy a meal of soup and sushi at Sizzling Wok
See Wed 17.
3 Sample Iranian cooking at Spices Restaurant
See Thu 18.
4 Nikkei nights means sushi and beverages at Cabana
See Fri 19.
5 Get a discount on dim sum tonight at Yuan
See Tue 23.
Al Forsan’s steak nights
Enjoy A diverse selection of cuts, plus grape and hops pairing menus to match.
Dhs290 per person (soft drinks). Dhs435 per person (house beverages). Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubailand (04 809 6194).
Centre Cut Steak House’s Festive Menu
A four-course festive menu is available until the end of the month. Dishes include scallops with carrot puree and shimeji mushrooms, slow-cooked duck breast with chestnuts and cherry bigarade and warm mince pie with eggnog cream and caramelised pecans.
Dhs360 per person (soft drinks). 6.30pm-11pm. Until December 30. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Sizzling Wok soup and sushi deal
The special menu includes hiroshi bento with 24 assorted sushi rolls and shitake mushroom soup, or takara bento with 12 assorted sushi rolls and miso shiru soup.
From Dhs49. Daily 7pm-midnight. Until December 27. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).
Mint Leaf of London, Dubai's afternoon tea deal
Try Danish blue cheese and mint chutney stuffed bread pakora, aloo tikki and chana chaat on crispy filo.
Dhs99 per person (tea only). Dhs144 per person (glass of sparkling grape). Dhs399 per couple (plus bottle of sparkling grape). Sat-Thu 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 706 0900).
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).
PizzaExpress’ lunch deal
hree 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).
Traiteur’s classique v modern menu
The restaurant introduces two separate six-course menus, one classic (featuring dishes such as duck a l’orange and truffled beef tartare) and one modern (including leek essence, oyster and mussel soup).
Dhs495 per person. (food only). Dhs695 (with grape). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Until December 31. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
West 14th’s Route 66 night
A 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).
Al Forsan’s seafood night
Fresh seafood will be cooked at live cooking stations every Thursday night.
Dhs290 per person (soft drinks). Dhs440 per person (selected house beverages). Dhs145 (children aged four to 12). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road (04 809 6194).
Café Belge’s 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).
Seafire’s jazz night
Swing by the restaurant at Atlantis The Palm every Thursday for a three-course set menu and mixed drinks. Seafire’s new jazz band will be playing soul, funk and old-school jazz throughout the evening.
Dhs355 per person. 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Spices Restaurant’s Iranian night
Sample unlimited Iranian kebab specialities on Thursdays.
Dhs89 per person (soft drinks). 7pm-11pm. Until December 18. Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square, Al Mamzar (04 607 2777).
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).
UBK's gourmet burger night
Choose between three different gourmet burger recipes, accompanied with hand cut chips.
Dhs79. Thu 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A (04 438 0000).
Lafayette Gourmet’s ‘seven days, seven ways’
Dim sum on Mondays, Arabic mezze and grills on Thursdays and more. Dhs95 per person (soft drinks).
Daily 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Lafayette Gourmet, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Cabana’s Nikkei nights
Indulge in all you can eat sushi and yakitori.
Dhs210 (soft drinks). Dhs320 (house beverages). Fri 7.30pm-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 Thursdays, pints and pies on a Friday.
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).
Prime Steakhouse’s duo servings deal
Two people can enjoy juicy tenderloin steak topped with the restaurant’s signature sauce, as well as a bottle of grape.
Dhs595 for two people (including bottle of grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE’S festive brunch
The beach club’s one-off festive menu features turkey with roasted chestnuts and parsnips, plus bûche de Noël.
Dhs295 (selected beverages). 1pm-5pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
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).
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).
Fountain Restaurant’s street food promotion
Sample street food from South East Asia, the Southern Hemisphere and the Middle East.
Dhs110 (one soft drink or one glass of grape), half price (children aged seven to 12), free (children aged six and under). Sat-Mon 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
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).
Wildfire Enjoy the poultry and meat at this buffet.
Dhs235 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Saffron, Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).
The Talk’s topsy turvy night
An evening of Australasian cooking.
Dhs165 (soft drinks). Dhs195 (house beverage). Free for children under 12. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 449 8888).
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).
Sizzling Wok’s 3 for 33 lunch
A bento box lunch with 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).
The Act’s dinner show
The latest dinner cabaret is ‘Money, Murder and Mayhem’. 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).
Amici Restaurant’s theme nights
Regular themed buffet nights include pasta and pizza on Mondays, Asian on Tuesdays, Mexican on Wednesdays and international on Thursdays.
Dhs85 (soft drinks). Mon-Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Ibis Mall of Emirates Hotel, Al Barsha (04 382 3218).
Ruth’s Christmas menu
The steakhouse is offering a festive menu throughout December. Dine on delectable dishes inspired by the USA, including oysters, beef carpaccio topped with black winter truffles, USDA prime cut steak, Christmas turkey with all of the traditional trimmings and a New Orleans-style bread pudding served with whiskey sauce.
Dhs399 per person. Daily 6pm-2.30am (last food order by midnight). Ongoing. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Dubai Marina, www.ruthschris.ae, (04 454 9538).