7 restaurants to try in Dubai this week
No ties at Le Petit Belge
Thursday evenings in Business Bay have just become even more exciting as Le Petit Belge launches an afterwork offering that’s not to be missed. “No Ties” is the theme at the Belgian bar and demands you rid yourself of work, pressure and other unwanted commitments across a happy hour that lasts for, get this, ten hours. From 4pm until 2am you can grab a whole host of beverages for a discounted price. Need more convincing to go? Well, they’ve also got the Take The Shot brunch that’s packed with great food, and even more beverage deals.
When: 4pm-2am, Thursday
Where: Le Petit Belge, DoubleTree by Hilton, Business Bay
Contact: +971 4 564 6538, website
International Burrito Day
No, we’d never heard of it either, but we’re certainly on board with any occasion that celebrates the humble burrito. Taqado is offering customers four burritos for the price of two on April 6 at stores across the country. All you have to do is use the hashtag #InternationalBurritoDay, tag Taqado and then show the post to the staff to claim your feast. Go hungry, or go home.
When: April 6
Where: Taqados across the UAE
If you're an Asian food enthusiast and you haven't tried out Miss Tess's evening brunch, well we just can't call you a true fan. Inspired by the flavours of Korea, Thailand, China, Vietnam and Japan, expect a lively venue indoors and out on the terrace, and experience an atmosphere straight from the streets of many different Asian countries. Expect prawn spring rolls, maki hand rolls, a healthy portion of sweet and sour curries, along with other signature delicacies that make us love Asian food so much.
When: 6pm-11pm, Wednesday
Where: Taj Dubai, Business Bay
Price: AED228 with soft drinks; AED228 with house beverages
Contact: +971 50 650 4988, website
Media One’s gastro bar QWERTY offers great value for a proper lunch time feed. For AED89, you’ll be served a two-course meal (starter and main) as well as a hot beverage. Add in AED19 and you can have a dessert to make it a tad bit more indulgent.
When: 12pm-3pm, weekdays
Where: Media One hotel, Dubai Media City
Price: From AED89
Contact: +971 4 427 1000, website
The Coffee Lab
The double-storey blue container is home to specialty coffee that's prepared by a team of cheerful baristas. The white ceramic tile wall interior gives the café a simple yet spacious feel, while the wooden counter top is lined with little pots of plants, easel signs and sweet treats. Pair your cup of happiness with a slice of the delicious Victoria sponge cake for a classic coffee break treat.
Where: Mina Rashid Marina
Contact: +971 52 641 3272
With its laidback terrace overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Wavebreaker is a casual setting from which to enjoy afternoon drinks, or a relaxed lunch with friends. The spot can get busy when the DJ is on, but a large location right next to the beach always affords an unhurried air. The food offering is diverse, from seafood and grills to Arabic favourites as well as a charcoal BBQ.
Where: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR
Contact: +971 4 399 1111, website
The Atlantic Dubai
Anchored in Souk Al Bahar, this seafood restaurant is taking the ladies’ night experience a notch higher. For AED 219, you'll be treated to three complimentary beverages, the best view of Dubai Fountains and a three-course menu that features some of Atlantic’s signature dishes - think; baked oysters, ocean trout, slow roasted spring chicken. The yogurt panna cotta is a great way to end the night off on a sweet note.
When: 6pm-11pm, Tuesday
Where: Souk Al Bahar
Contact: +971 4 442 5662, website