From short and sweet to long and leisurely…
Are you incredibly busy and important?
Well, of course you are. But no matter how full your schedule, you should always find time for a lunch break.
Fortunately, that doesn’t have to mean bringing stale sandwiches from home – or ordering Deliveroo to your desk. Many restaurants in Dubai have this wonderful thing called a ‘business lunch’, where you can enjoy a decent midday meal for a very reasonable price.
Whether you’re after a speedy sit-down, or an extended break, we’ve rounded up some of the best business lunch deals in Dubai.
Ravioli & Co
New Italian trattoria Ravioli & Co has just launched a business lunch which consists of a daily-changing three-course menu. Priced at Dhs89, you can choose a starter from three options – burrata, funghi gratinati, or a small tartare, while main course options include favourites like tagliatelle al ragu, ravioli di melanzane, and gnocchi alla romana. Round off your meal with tiramisu con nutella or bonnet for dessert.
Ravioli & Co, Burj Daman, DIFC, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 3pm. Tel: (04) 241 1616. ravioliandco.ae
Every Thursday, this Japanese hotspot offers a business lunch for Dhs99. The price includes a three-course meal and a cup of sake, with several tasty dishes to choose from, including salmon teriyaki, veal brisket, and sushi nigiri. There’s also two-for-one cocktails and selected house beverages until 6pm, if you want to start the weekend early…
Ramusake, DoubleTree by Hilton, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Thursdays from 1pm. Tel: (04) 559 5300. ramusake.ae
The Scene has something to suit every type of worker. If you’re after something quick, try the grab-and-go express lunch for Dhs49, where you get sandwiches served with soup, chips or salad. If time is on your side, you can opt for the hearty two-course business lunch for Dhs75.
The Scene, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 3pm. Tel: (04) 422 2328. thescenedubai.com
Hala Lebanese Organic
Here’s a healthy option that won’t break the bank: Hala Lebanese Organic’s business lunch includes a daily dish, soup, salad, drink and dessert all for Dhs51.
Hala Lebanese Organic, Convention Tower, World Trade Centre, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 5pm. Tel: (04) 323 1063. halaorganic.com
For a casual setting, head to this all-day dining spot in the DoubleTree by Hilton, where you can get three courses for Dhs75. There’s all sorts of different cuisines available from the live cooking stations, including western, Asian and Arabic dishes.
My Square, DoubleTree by Hilton, Business Bay, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 551 1544. doubletree3.hilton.com
Media One Hotel’s popular Asian street food haunt offers a range of Japanese-style bento boxes catering to the business crowd, for Dhs79. If you can get away with extending your lunch break, happy hour starts at 4pm, with drinks from Dhs25.
Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 420 7489. mrmiyagisdubai.com
This Mediterranean restaurant has a set menu combination offer of either a healthy appetizer and main course, or main course and dessert for Dhs70.
Ostro, DusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Barsha Heights, Sunday to Thursday 12.30pm to 3pm. Tel: (04) 567 2246. dusit.com
Head to this stylish brasserie for a ‘prix fixe’ lunch, consisting of three courses and a cheeky glass of wine for Dhs99.
The Maine, DoubleTree by Hilton, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 457 6719. themaine.ae
This revamped spot in DIFC offers a business lunch menu featuring seven delicious dishes from all around the world, ranging in price from Dhs25 to Dhs65. There’s also a fruit platter for Dhs45 that can be shared among colleagues.
7Elephants, Level C, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 354 4354. facebook.com/7elephantsdubai
Dhs69 will get you two courses at this DIFC fine-dining spot, with a diverse selection of dishes including spicy tuna avocado roll, chicken wings, cheeseburger and tuna steak.
Caramel, Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC, Sunday to Thursday 11am to 3pm. Tel: (04) 425 6677. caramel-group.com
A favourite among the Media City office dwellers, Qwerty has a two-course business lunch menu for Dhs79, or three courses – including all-you-can-eat dessert – for Dhs89.
Qwerty, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 3pm. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com
Tuck into the French chef’s dish of the day with a soup or dessert of your choice, plus tea or coffee, for Dhs99.
Choix Patisserie, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 2pm. Tel: (04) 701 1127. diningdfc.com