32 best meal deals in Dubai this week

Truffles, pancakes, movies, barbecues and more ways to enjoy your meal

Our picks of the week

1 Indulge in black truffle at Alta Badia
See Wed 18.

2 Feast your eyes on foodie films at Food and Film
See Wed 18.

3 See a showcase of Arabic chefs at Fatafeat Kitchen
See Fri 20.

4 Street food and street art at Street Nights
See Fri 20.

5 Raise money for charity at Amwaj Rotana
See Sat 21.

Wednesday 18

Alta Badia’s truffle menu
Try a four- or seven-course set menu using Norcia black truffles from Umbria in Italy.
Dhs398 (four courses). Dhs475 (seven courses). Daily noon-midnight. Until March 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 3866).

At.mosphere’s winter menu
Enjoy seasonal specials this month including butternut and chestnut velouté, Dover sole tournedos served with popcorn tortellini and roasted rack of Rhug Estate lamb, and polenta à l’ancienne and rosemary jus.
Lunch: Dhs450 (two courses). Dhs600 (three courses). Dinner: Dhs900 (five courses). Dhs1,700 (seven courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).

Café Belge’s business lunch
Get 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).

Clinton Street Baking Company’s pancake promotion
Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) takes place this week from Tuesday February 17. Clinton Street Baking Company is celebrating all month with special recipes available for a few days at a time until the end of February.
Prices vary. Daily 8am-4pm, 6pm-11pm. Until February 28. Burj Views, Downtown Dubai (04 428 1331).

Eataly’s black winter truffle menu
This month, sample dishes made with this delicacy.
Prices vary. Daily 9am-11.30pm. Until February 28. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).

Food and Film
This month, as part of Dubai Food Festival, screenings of food-inspired films are taking place across the city. This week, you can see The Trip tonight and Ratatouille on Friday February 20, both showing at Beach Canteen, Kite Beach.
Free entry. Times vary. Until February 28. www.dubaifoodfestival.com.

Hattab Kitchen’s business lunch deal
This new spot in JLT launches a midday deal, which offers diners a choice of panini and soup of the day, plus side salad and soft drink.
Dhs40 per person. Daily noon-4pm. Ongoing. Dubai Gate 1, Cluster Q, JLT (04 431 0990).

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 at 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 couple. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Long Yin’s Chinese New year
Feast on a special four-course set menu of traditional and auspicious dishes to celebrate The Year of the Goat. Guests are also promised a lucky surprise.
Dhs260 per person. 12.30pm-5pm, 6pm-11pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

Taste Kitchen’s ‘we love mums’ promotion
Head to any branch of Taste Kitchen (there are now three in Dubai), buy any breakfast item and receive a complimentary coffee or tea, just for being a mum.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 8am-noon, Fri-Sat 10am-noon. Ongoing. Mercato Mall (04 344 4161). Other locations: Cedre Villas, Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 388 6121). Bur Dubai Spinneys (04 352 4591).

Thursday 19

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 frog’s 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).

Picante’s grape and dinner deal
It’s 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).

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).

Zheng He’s Chinese New Year
Sample a four-course set menu featuring marinated soy chicken with ginger and onion, wok-fried lobster with garlic and butter sauce, and pan-charred lamb chop. There will also be traditional entertainment and dancers.
Dhs588 per person. Noon-2.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Mina A’Salam, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5866).

Friday 20

Asia Asia’s Dubai Food Festival menu
Enjoy a three-course set menu with a glass of grape or a bottle of hops.
Dhs199 per person. Daily 5pm-7pm (for orders). Until February 28. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 276 5900).

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).

Dubai Food Festival’s Beach Canteen
Kite Beach in Jumeirah hosts a series of pop-up dining venues throughout the food festival. Participants include top international chefs including Jason Atherton (Thursday February 26 to Saturday 28) and Sanjeev Kapoor (Saturday February 21).
Free entry. Prices and times vary. Until February 28. Kite Beach, Jumeirah, www.dubaifoodfestival.com.

Fatafeat Kitchen Arabic food channel
Fatafeat and Galeries Lafayette team up to show off the talents of chefs (and their cooking) from across the region. The nine Arabic chefs will participate in cooking demonstrations throughout the two-day period.
Free entry. Fri-Sat 1pm-10.10pm. Until February 21. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaifoodfestival.com.

Fraîche Café & Bistro’s breakfast special
The breakfast deal is back, with a little difference. This deal offers unlimited breakfast dishes from the menu, but no juices or coffees.
Dhs75 per person (food only). Fri-Sat 8am-4pm. Ongoing. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).

Karma Kafé’s Dubai Food Festival menu
A three-course set menu with a glass of grape or a bottle of hops is on offer.
Dhs199 per person. Daily 5pm-7pm (for orders). Until February 28. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).

Street Nights
Head to Al Quoz for a two-day festival of street art and street food.
Free entry. Fri-Sat 5pm-2am. Until February 21. Street 4B, Al Quoz, www.streetnights.ae.

Saturday 21

Amwaj Rotana’s ‘a white night’
This charity dinner with a difference promises an al fresco selection of live cooking stations, plus lounge and jazz music from the DJ. And the dress code is – you’ve guessed it – white. The event is being held in support of Senses Residential Care Home.
Dhs295 (house beverages). 7pm-10pm. Amwaj Rotana, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 428 2000).

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

Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night
Enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue every Saturday evening 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 22

Shang Thai’s ladies’ day deal
On Sundays, ladies get 50 percent off the total lunch bill.
Prices vary. Sun noon-3pm. Ongoing. Matloob Buildings, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 5408).

Trader Vic’s Chinese New Year celebrations
Sample a limited-edition selection of Chinese-inspired dishes such as dim sum, Peking-style lamb chops with chilli, tomato and oyster sauce, and egg noodles.
Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-1.30am. Until February 21. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5646).

Monday 23

Java Jolt’s coffee giveaway
Head to this café in Dubai Silicon Oasis and just say ‘Java me’ when placing a food order to receive a free organic coffee, too.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 7am-7pm. Ongoing. Le Solarium Tower, Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 320 9292).

Jazz@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).

Reform Social & Grill’s steak and grape
Order a steak and get half bottle of selected red or white grape free.
Dhs140. Mon 6pm-11pm, Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).

Tuesday 24

Rosa Mexicano’s lunch special
Get two courses for Dhs69. Dhs69 per person.
Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 388 2505). Other location: Mirdif City Centre (04 285 8988).

Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar’s cheese and grape night
Enjoy five varieties of cheese and five varieties of grape at this new Italian venue.
Dhs120 per person. Tue 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).

Tolosa Bodega’s mixed drinks 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).

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