Your guide to Jumeirah Restaurant Week
A three-course dinner at the Burj Al Arab for Dhs250? We have the details…
Running from Sunday April 29 to Saturday May 5, Jumeirah Restaurant Week’s seven-day foodie festival will see almost 40 of Jumeirah’s best-loved restaurants in Dubai offering their signature dishes on three-course set menus (or buffets).
Ranging in price from Dhs150 to Dhs350, the menus offer a wide range of options to suit every palate and pocket. Here’s a look at some of our favourite deals…
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Dhs150 Set Menu
Give your taste buds a global tour with different flavours every evening. Highlights include authentic Italian food from Segreto or Trattoria Toscana, classic curries at Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s Naya, Mexican tacos at the beloved Tortuga and award-winning Chinese cuisine at Zheng He’s.
Dhs150 set menus are also available at P&B, Lalezar, La Veranda, D&A, Villa Beach, 360, The Palmery, Hanaaya, Latitude, Imperium, Arboretum, Tortuga, Shimmers, Al Hambra, Munod, Alta Badia and Nomad.
One to try: Tortuga
One of the most popular Mexican restaurants in town, Tortuga also boasts a beautiful view right across the Jumeirah Mina A’Salam waterways. The Jumeirah Restaurant Week Dhs150 set menu combines both the popular and more diverse Mexican dishes, including guacamole, chicken ‘mole’, Aztec tortilla soup and churros.
Dhs250 Set Menu
For more meaty options, The Rib Room venues at both Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Jumeirah Emirates Towers are serving up a three-course menu for Dhs250, which, with their track record, is guaranteed to be some of the best food you’ll have this year. Alternatively, Latin American La Parilla at Jumeirah Beach Hotel – truly a restaurant with a view – will be a sure bet for meat lovers looking for a romantic evening out. In the same price bracket, Californian-fusion restaurant Scape in the Burj Al Arab is offering three courses of delicious food in a luxe, laidback, alfresco setting.
Dhs250 set menus are also available at Pai Thai, Al Nafoorah, Al Iwan, The Hide, and Rockfish.
One to try: The Hide
This game-changing outlet at Jumeirah Al Qasr brings a real taste of America to the UAE, with juicy flank steaks, NY strips, and enormous onion rings with braised beef short rib among your options. The key lime pie alone is worth the reservation.
Dhs350 Set Menu
If seafood is your cuisine of choice, the classy Pierchic at Madinat Jumeirah with its super-cool lounge and bar area, creative menu options and friendly staff will always feel like a lovely treat, while Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara in the Burj Al Arab offers a new take on traditional, simple seafood dishes – think fresh herbs, subtle spice elements, and divine combinations. Both venues are offering three-course menus for Dhs350.
Dhs350 set menus are also available at Al Muntaha, and Summersalt (which includes a beach pass and a credit of Dhs150 to spend on food and drinks).
One to try: Summersalt
The only way you can beat this beach club’s view of the Burj Al Arab is if you get on a boat. The relatively new spot at Jumeirah Al Naseem is quite literally under the shadow of the Burj, and serves up a tasty selection of Mediterranean bites. Don’t miss the signature Summersalt wagyu cheese burger stuffed with crispy onions.
Jumeirah Restaurant Week, various restaurants, April 29 to May 5. Tel: (04) 366 5866. More info on website