What’s On has details of special India Independence day events in Dubai as well as our guide to the best Indian restaurants in Dubai.
Experience the street food of Mumbai at the excellent new Indian restaurant Bombay Brasserie. Set in the Taj Dubai hotel in Business Bay, this elegant yet cosy restaurant is putting on a spread of delicious Indian snack such as chaat, vada pav, and the famous jalebi dessert. The food will be laid out on long black marble counters next to the restaurant’s open kitchen, which is surrounded by striking murals of Indian art. Bombay Brasserie’s street food night gives you unlimited food with the soft drinks package costing Dhs195 and the cocktails and wine package coming in at Dhs395.
Taj Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai, 6pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4383100. Metro: Business Bay. facebook.com/TajDubai
La Porte des Indes
Celebrate the 69th Indian Independence Day with a special brunch showcasing a vibrant selection of India’s most popular dishes. The fine dining venue, located in The Address Dubai Mall, celebrates the occasion with a variety of dishes across multiple courses that reflect the diversity of the nation’s traditional cuisine. Think live chaat stations, classics such as butter chicken and madras as well as three cheese kulcha and seafood curries.
The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Sat from noon, Dhs225 (soft beverages), , Dhs295 (house beverages), , Dhs395 (bubbly). Tel: (04) 4388610. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall laportedesindes.ae
Mint Leaf of London Dubai
The fine-dining Indian brunch is back – and just in time for Indian Independence Day – with a new menu available from 1pm to 4.30pm every Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a fine selection of contemporary Indian cuisine whilst soaking in the impressive views of the Burj Khalifa from either the lounge or restaurant. Dishes include Punjabi Chicken Masala, Lamb Bhoona, Chicken Lahori Boti, Sigri Prawn Skewers and the all time favourite Dal Makhni plus an extensive live grill station in the lounge, all served alongside a selection of beverage packages. The terrace and bar area will also be active with two live bars offering an extensive list of signature cocktails.
August 14 and 15
Emirates Financial Towers, South Tower, DIFC, Fri and Sat Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house cocktails), Dhs345 (prosecco), Dhs435 (champagne) . Tel: (04) 7060900. Metro: Financial Centre. facebook.com/MintLeafDXB
On the evenings of August 14 and 15, The Oberoi’s signature Indian restaurant is serving a special Independence Day Indian Thali for Dhs290 per guest. Order two thalis and get a bottle of wine or sparkling grape juice complimentary. Expect delicate Indian flavours and textures at this classy Indian place created by award winning Chef de Cuisine, Saneesh Varghese.
August 14 and 15
The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai, daily 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Fri 12.30pm to 3pm. Tel: (04) 4441407. Metro: Business Bay. oberoihotels.com