Because business doesn’t have to be boring…
Meetings seem to be one of the unavoidable sides of Dubai that no one really wants to do, but will probably have to at some point.
In order to make them a lot more enjoyable, Dubai’s best restaurants have created a huge selection of business lunches to suit all budgets. Here are some of our favourite business lunches in Dubai to try…
1. The Restaurant at Address Downtown
If you’re looking to really impress a client, or give a suggestion to someone trying to impress you, look no further than The Restaurant at Address Downtown. The elegant decor combined with chic laid-back atmosphere makes it the ideal lunch spot for business or otherwise.
The offer: Dhs100 per person for a two-course set menu and soft beverages or Dhs125 per person for a three-course meal from the set menu and soft beverages.
The Restaurant, Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, daily. Tel: (04) 8883444. addresshotels.com
2. Gürkan Şef Steakhouse
This Turkish steakhouse understand that there are two types of lunches in business hours: the leisurely afternoon of in-depth discussion and the get-in-and-get-out rush. Therefore they have two different business lunch offers so you’re never stuck giving the waiter that look to hurry up.
The offer: Fast Hot Express Lunch – Dhs99 for a choice of 3 mains, dessert, soft drinks and Turkish tea or coffee or Big Hot Lunch – Dhs129 for salad, choice of 3 mains, dessert, soft drinks and Turkish tea or coffee.
Gürkan Sef Steakhouse, City Walk 2, Al Safa, Dubai, noon to 2pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 379 9777. gurkansefdubai.ae
Do you ever feel limited by the business lunch choices on offer? DIFC Italian, Roberto’s, is there to help with a huge 22 dishes on offer for business lunch. Pick from either two, three or four courses from the extensive menu or push the boat out and enjoy three courses from the new I Crudo menu, with a choice of fresh seafood delicacies from Roberto’s raw bar.
The offer: Dhs 95 for two courses, Dhs125 for three course, Dhs155 for four courses or Dhs180 for three courses from the I Crudo menu.
Roberto’s Restaurant and Lounge, Building 1, Gate Village, DIFC, noon to 3pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel (04) 386 0066. robertos.ae/dubai
Treat yourself to a luxury lunch menu at an affordable price at Beefbar. Enjoy three courses from a choice of Kobe beef shawarma, tagliata with rocket and parmesan cheese, a chicken salad and a delicious Kobe burger with fries.
The offer: A selection of five different menus, starting from Dhs75 for two courses plus Dhs38 for the dessert of the day.
Beefbar, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, noon to 3pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 352 2223. dubai.beefbar.com
Add a dash of Spanish flair to your mid-week munch with Salero’s Rapido Lunch. Choose from one tapa from a selection of hot or cold tapas options and a paella of the day or three tapas plus a soft drink of your choice.
The offer: Dhs120 for one tapa, one paella and one soft drink or three tapas and one soft drink
Salero, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, noon to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 409 5888. kempinski.com
Eshak boasts an expansive menu offering favourites from Uzbekistan, Georgia and the Middle East. Enjoy a main course, salad, hummus and soft drink or upgrade your package to include shisha for those with a more relaxing lunch in mind.
The offer: Dhs65 for main course, salad, hummus and soft drink or Dhs99 for the same plus shisha.
Eshak, Al Mustaqbal Street, City Walk 2, Dubai, noon to 3pm, Sunday – Thursday. Tel: (04) 385 5435. eshak.ae
Saving money on a business lunch shouldn’t mean compromising on taste and quality. Boca’s market lunch is created with fresh market-bought ingredients and rotates weekly with a choice of six tasty dishes.
The offer: Dhs90 for two courses and Dhs125 for three courses
Boca, Gate Village 6, DIFC, Dubai, noon to 3pm, Sunday – Thursday. Tel: (04) 323 1833. boca.ae
8. The Penthouse
Why not enjoy your lunch alfresco? The Penthouse is offering bento boxes as a light alternative to the typical lunch offerings. The menu changes daily with dishes varying from teriyaki salmon to beef bulgogi, grilled salmon bass and Japanese poke salad with sashimi and assorted nigiri.
The offer: Dhs120 per bento box
The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, noon to 4pm, daily. Tel: (052) 900 4868. fivehotelsandresorts.com
9. Alta Badia
Alta Badia takes inspiration from the Ladin delicacies of the Italian ski destination to bring you an authentic business lunch menu to enjoy while overlooking views of DIFC on your lunch break.
The offer: Dhs93 for two courses or Dhs112 for three courses.
Alta Badia, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, DIFC, Dubai, 12:30pm to 3pm, Sunday – Thursday. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com
10. Bistro Des Arts
Bistro Des Arts have a Plats du Jour menu with a different delicious option each day to ensure you’re never stuck for choice. The menu offers one of the following each day of the week: braised lamb shank, mussels, steak frites, beef bourguignon and salmon.
The offer: Dhs75 for two courses or Dhs90 for three courses
Bistro Des Arts, Dubai Marina Promenade, noon to 6pm, Sunday – Thursday. Tel: (04) 551 1576. bistrodesarts.ae.
11. Lima Dubai
Lima offers a three-course menu packed with flavour to shake up your lunch time routine. With options such as hot chicken ceviche, salmon causita, chaufa chicken rice or salmon nikkei, you can see why.
The offer: Dhs120 for a three course menu and glass of white or red wine, half pint of Peroni or soft drink
Lima, Fine Dining Courtyard, City Walk, Dubai, noon to 4pm, Sunday – Thursday. Tel: (056) 500 4571. limadubai.com
A favourite among the Media City office dwellers, Qwerty has a business lunch menu which rotates daily. Dishes are light and arrive quickly, so you can focus on the business at hand.
The offer: Dhs90 for three courses including a tea or coffee
Qwerty, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, noon to 3pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com
13. Burger & Lobster
DIFC hotspot Burger & Lobster is offering an surf ‘n’ turf business lunch, which includes a soup of the day, mini cheeseburger, signature mini lobster roll, grilled beef skewers, side of fries and dessert.
The offer: Dhs75 for all six dishes
Burger & Lobster, Burj Daman, DIFC, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 3pm. Tel: (04) 514 8838. burgerandlobster.com
14. Rose & Crown
Break up the office day with a trip to a quintessentially British pub for some comfort food. Their business lunch deal comprises of a 3 course meal with warm, hearty dishes to send you back to work feeling well-fed.
The offer: Dhs65 for starter, main, dessert and a regular soft drink or hot beverage.
Rose & Crown, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, 11am to 4pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 437 0022. roseandcrowndubai.com
For a more luxurious lunch experience, Zuma has the full package. Start with a miso soup with tofu, wakame, and green onion followed by two choices for a starter and a choice of one of 15 main options.
The offer: Dhs137 for soup, two starters and one main
Gate Village 6, DIFC, Dubai, noon to 2pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 4255660. Metro: Financial Centre. zumarestaurant.com.