30 best meal deals in Dubai this week

Eid eats, the return of brunch, meal deals and more foodie offers

Wednesday 15

25° 55° Café Bistro’s business lunch
Enjoy a two-course set menu with a soft drink for lunch for the whole of July. The deal includes soup of the day, plus sandwiches with French fries or green salad.
Dhs85 per person. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Until July 31. Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (04 362 7900).

Aspen by Kempinski’s afternoon tea
Enjoy recipes with a twist such as soft tramezzini sandwiches, chocolate wrapped cheesecake, Valrhona chocolate truffles, fresh berry tart and caramelised tarte tatin.
Dhs295 for two. Daily 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).

Benihana’s seafood night
Enjoy a menu of seafood teppanyaki dishes such as prawn and salmon, plus miso soup, salad, hibachi vegetables, and a chocolate fountain. Dhs209 (soft drinks). Wed 7.15pm-11.30pm.Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).

Biryani Pot’s summer menu
Refreshing new summer drinks such as lemon and mint and mango lassi, plus light dishes including kathi rolls and salads such as masala quinoa and tamarind fattoush feature on the menu.
Priced à la carte. Daily 11am-midnight. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Road (04 338 2277).

Filling the Blues with Moti Roti
Local wrap specialist Moti Roti has introduced a charitable iftar initiative. Local food brands such as Taqado and Lebaneesh will donate iftar meals for labourers. You can volunteer to help hand the iftar meals out. Bringing additional donations of water, sweets and snacks is encouraged.
Free to attend. Daily from 5pm. Until the end of Ramadan. www.motiroti.me/fillingtheblues.

Gourmandises’s breakfast deal
A menu of healthy and express breakfast options available throughout July.
From Dhs55 per person. Daily 7.30am-11.30am. Until July 31. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

Jumeirah Restaurant Week extended
Only at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray that is. Apparently, the Palm Jumeirah resort enjoyed JRW so much that its restaurants (The Rib Room, Lalezar, Al Nafoorah and Amala) will continue to run this set-price menu promotion into August. Al Nafoorah and Lalezar will offer this promotion only after Ramadan. From Dhs120 per person. Until August 23. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

La Serre Bistro and Boulangerie’s ‘The House’ pop-up
During Ramadan, the restaurant has turned itself into a unique art pop-up. The walls have been stripped bare and art collective The Animation Chamber have quite literally been given carte blanche to paint straight onto the walls.
Prices vary. Daily. Boulangerie: 6.30am-10.30pm. Bistro: noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until July 17. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 6966).

Promenade’s express lunch buffet
Expect soup, salad, dessert, plus water and soft drinks.
Dhs40 per person. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Until the end of Ramadan. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).

Rhodes W1’s afternoon tea
Gary Rhodes’ restaurant offers a classic British selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches.
From Dhs195 per person. Wed-Sat 2.30pm-5pm. Ongoing. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

RWAQ Ramadan at The Walk
This late-night event for Ramadan features five zones dedicated to food, culture, art, fashion, and installations, located at the Murjan and Sadaf areas along The Walk, JBR. For dining, there are two dedicated marquees serving contemporary Arabic fusion menus.
Free entry. Daily 7pm-2am. Until the end of Ramadan. The Walk, JBR, www.rwaq.ae (800 62728).

Sass Café’s early-bird menu
Try the three-course menu deal for early diners.
Dhs195 (food only). Dhs380 (beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).

TRE by Roberto Rella’s business lunch
This brand-new Italian venture by local restaurateur Roberto Rella is offering a business lunch menu this month. Dhs105
(two courses). Dhs125 (three courses). Open daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 404 7700).

Thursday 16

Blue Jade’s Journey to Japan
Try the set menu of Japanese dishes. Dhs250 (food only). Dhs385 (beverages). Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).

Friday 17

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).

The Royal Budha’s dim sum deal
Enjoy the all-you-can-eat dim sum with this restaurant’s ongoing offer.
Dhs78 per person (unlimited dim sum and speciality tea). Fri noon-midnight. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai, Al Barsha (04 323 4333).

Saturday 18

Ossiano’s afternoon tea
Try this ‘underwater’ afternoon tea with live entertainment. From Dhs295 per person. Dhs450 per person. Sat 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Sunday 19

Ronda Locatelli’s Ronda Unpacked menu
Inspired by Giorgio Locatelli’s Italy Unpacked TV show, his Dubai restaurant has launched a bi-monthly degustation menu. Each of the four-course menus will be themed around a particular region of Italy. The menu for July and August looks at Sicily.
Dhs195 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm. Until August 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Rosso’s gentlemen’s night
Guys get a Dhs50 discount tonight, with two drinks and a pizza for Dhs120 per person. Dhs120 per person. Sun 9pm-midnight. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).

Monday 20

Dine at Armani Hotel Dubai
The hotel is offering signature dining deals across its restaurants. This includes four-course summer set menus starting from Dhs300 per person at Armani/Amal, Armani/Deli and Dhs400 for four courses at Armani/Ristorante. There is also a buffet option available at Armani/Mediterraneo starting from Dhs180.
From Dhs180 per person. Times vary. Until September 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Urban Bistro’s breakfast deal
Those visiting on Monday mornings can order any breakfast dish for Dhs16 and get a free cup of coffee, too.
Dhs16. Mon 9am-noon. Until August 31. CNN Building (Building 2), Dubai Media City (04 362 4330).

Tuesday 21

Blue Elephant Restaurant’s royal Thai buffet
An extensive buffet of Thai food with live cooking stations. Dhs209 (soft drinks).
Tue-Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).

Dunes Café's Butcher’s Block
Enjoy premium steaks, gourmet burgers, lamb chops and more.
Dhs235 (soft drinks). Dhs330 (beverages). Tue sunset-11pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 450 2703).

El Sur’s Tuesday tapas deal
Enjoy six tapas dishes from the menu, plus unlimited hops, grape and Spanish mixed beverage.
Dhs195 per person. Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 7700).

ubk’s all you can eat ribs
Get unlimited ribs, served with fries, salad, coleslaw and corn bread.
Dhs175. Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

Eid deals

A La Turca
A festive brunch, of international cooking is served on the second and third day of Eid.
Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs310 (beverages). Dhs390 (premium beverages). Half price for children aged three to 12. Free for children under three. 1pm-4pm. Second and third day of Eid. Rixos The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5454).

Al Dana
The Eid brunch includes Arabic food and seafood. Also expect live cooking stations and desserts.
Dhs145 per person. Dhs73 for children aged six to 12. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Three days of Eid. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276963).

Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with a brunch of traditional Arabic cuisine and Ramadan beverages.
Dhs179 per person (soft drinks). Half price for children aged six to 12. Free for children under six. 11am-3pm. First day of Eid. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 3087).

Jones the Grocer
A limited-edition Eid menu is available across all outlets. Dishes on offer include smoked salmon croquettes with asparagus and poached eggs for breakfast and Black Angus rib eye steak served with roasted vegetables and romesco sauce for lunch or dinner.
Prices vary. Daily 8am-10.30pm. Until July 26. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayad Road (04 346 6886). Other location: Ethiad Travel Mall (04 388 1038).

La Résidence Restaurant & Lounge
Enjoy a four-course sharing menu to a soundtrack provided by the DJ. Signatures on offer include duck foie gras and macaroni with vintage Comté cheese.
Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (beverages). 7pm-11pm. Three days of Eid. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 396 2211).

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