30 best meal deals in Dubai this week

Russian food, truffles, discount dim sum and more foodie offers

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Our picks of the week

1Taste your way across Russia at Cabana
See Wed 7.

2 Have a Russian Christmas Latin-style at Chamas
See Wed 7.

3 Take a culinary tour at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
See Wed 7.

4 Enjoy bottomless dim sim at Sizzling Wok
See Sat 10.

5 Learn to mix it up at Tolosa Bodega
See Tue 13.

Wednesday 7

Al Fresco’s white truffle special
The restaurant introduces six different dishes, each available with fresh white truffle sliced on top.
Dhs42 per gram for truffle. Daily noon-11pm. Until January 8. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).

Andiamo’s white truffle month
For the whole of January, the Italian restaurant will serve dishes prepared with fresh white Alba truffle, such a beef carpaccio, pizza and freshly made tagliolini pasta.
Dishes from Dhs160 (including 5g of white truffle shavings). Additional truffle from Dhs20 per gram. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm; Thu-Fri 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until January 31. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).

Atlantis The Palm’s Festive Village
Poseidon’s Court has been transformed into a winter wonderland complete with elves, snowmen and a sleigh, with Santa putting in an appearance. Indulge in festive treats including cakes, cookies, gingerbread houses, mince pies, gourmet food hampers, hot roasted chestnuts and more.
Prices vary. Daily 8am-11pm. Until January 7. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Benjarong’s crab craze
This month’s special offers crab dishes, prepared Thai-style, such as spicy green papaya salad with crispy soft-shell crab and stir-fried Alaska king crab with red curry paste, string beans and sweet basil.
Priced à la carte. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (04 317 4515).

Cabana’s Russian tasting menu
Sample Russian seafood delicacies with a six-course tasting menu at this al fresco poolside lounge with views of the Burj Khalifa.
Dhs250 per person. Daily 9am-midnight. Until January 10. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Chamas’ Russian Christmas
A Christmas celebration with turkey and live Latin music.
Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs415 (grape, hops and Brazilian mixed drinks). 12.30pm-4pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).

Clé’s business lunch
Choose two or three courses at this modern Arabic venue by chef Greg Malouf. Dishes available include parmesan and zaatar crusted frogs legs, black angus rib-eye with creamed feta spinach and Amalfi lemon tart with saffron and caramel wafer.
Dhs95 (two courses). Dhs135 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.45pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).

Eataly’s DSF deal
To coincide with Dubai Shopping Festival, which starts today, this deal offers shoppers a late lunch or early dinner menu at a special price. The meal includes two courses – soup or salad followed by pizza or pasta – and an Illy espresso with which to end the meal.
Dhs39 per person. Daily 3pm-7pm. Until February 1. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s ‘Ottoman Opulence’ culinary tour
This progressive dining event starts in Plaj restaurant with a glass of bubbly and canapés followed by a cold starter at Indian restaurant Amala, Turkish mezze in Lalezar, main course in The Rib Room and a dessert buffet at Imperium. The experience finishes with tea or coffee and a digestif at Sultan’s Lounge terrace.
Advanced booking advised. Dhs1,490 per a couple. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

PAX Ristorante and Lounge’s winter special
The seasonal menu specials for January at this Italian restaurant include risotto with radicchio and Gorgonzola, broccoli cream with oyster mushrooms and fragrant herb croutons, and pan-fried cod with steamed new potatoes and spinach.
Priced à la carte. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

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
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. Ongoing. 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).

Sass Café’s aperitivo
Enjoy complimentary canapés with every beverage ordered.
From Dhs65 per beverage. Sun-Thu 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).

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).

Thursday 8

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).

Nomad’s seafood night
An international seafood buffet, including choices such as prime lobster, fried chilli crab, Spanish seafood paella and seafood pie.
Dhs230 per person (food only). Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud, (04 230 8571).

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).

Friday 9

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).

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).

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).

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).

Wheeler’s of St. James’s Great British roast
This weekend special offers a variety of roast meats. Dessert includes English classics of sticky toffee pudding or rhubarb and custard.
Dhs225 per person. Dhs375 per person (beverage pairing). Fri and Sat noon-midnight. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).

Saturday 10

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).

Long Yin’s sea bream special
A seasonal menu starting today offers sea bream prepared in a number of ways, including steamed with premium soy sauce or wok-fried with Singapore chilli sauce.
Dhs210 per kilo. Daily 12.30pm-5pm, 7pm-11pm. Until February 10. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

Sizzling Wok’s dim sum festival
A very affordable offer for unlimited dim sum.
Dhs39 per person. Sat-Wed 7pm-10pm. Until February 11. Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).

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, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Sunday 11

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).

Monday 12

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).

Tuesday 13

Tolosa Bodega's mixed drink masterclass
Learn the art of mixology. The class also includes five mixed drinks and welcome canapés. Advanced reservation required.
Dhs200 per person. Tue 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9220).

Yuan’s Dim Sum Happy Hour
Choose from a select dim sum menu for discounted dumplings.
Dhs88 (for two people). Dhs128 (for three people), Dhs168 (for four people), Dhs198 (for five people). Daily 6pm-7pm and 10pm-11pm. Ongoing. Yuan, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

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