5 restaurants to try in Dubai this week
Bazxar Curry Cartel
Get the gang together and head down to Bazxar on Tuesday nights for their brand new curry night. For AED119, the international cuisine specialists allow diners to select from three dishes which includes the likes of Chicken Tikka and the interestingly named Charlie Chapli Kebab. There are veggie options too, in the shape of Paneer Tikka, Biryani and Bread Ka Badshah. And if that wasn’t enough, the dishes come with unlimited flows of Masala Chaas (spicy buttermilk), Niboo Pani (Punjami lemonade) or Masala Thumbs Up (cola).
When: Every Tuesday night
Where: Gate Precinct Building 4, Balcony Level, DIFC
Price: From AED119
Contact: +971 4 355 1111, website
A new Wagamama’s flagship store is due to open in The Dubai Mall on January 31. The purveyors of soul-warming Japanese cuisine are laying roots in the world’s busiest mall as it looks to expand out further across the region. What would we recommend? Well, we’re glad you asked. Hirata steamed buns with tender beef are not to be missed, and the veggie Gyoza are dumpling perfection.
Where: The Dubai Mall
It’s time to brush up on your French on Tuesday, January 30, because if you can recite the phrase “J’aime les croissants” (read: “I love croissants”) at Délifrance you’ll walk away with a delicious pastry. It’s all part of Croissant Day – no, we’ve never heard of it either – and from 8am until 10pm you can get yours absolutely gratis. It’s one per person, too.
When: Tuesday, January 30
Where: Délifrance, Ibn Battuta and The Dubai Mall
Come the end of February, Nobu will be launching a brand-new brunch that’s bound to have fans flocking in from across the emirates. The Japanese restaurant is launching The World of Nobu, a culinary experience unlike no other. It’ll be stacked with dishes from 10 different countries, a live DJ, Japanese drummers, violinist and saxophonist. Once per month, Chef Herve will randomly release 1kg of caviar from Le Maison Nordic for diners to enjoy. Oh, and if you’re a loyal bruncher here, you can earn discounts, complimentary beverages and a signed Nobu cookbook.
When: 12pm-3pm, Friday
Where: Atlantis The Palm
Price: AED395 (soft drinks), AED585 (house beverages), AED650 (bubbles)
Contact: +971 4 426 2626, website
Book A Barrel brunch at TRYP by Wyndham is taking full advantage of the great weather with their outdoor brunch. DJ Deyn will soundtrack the feast every Saturday with the mellow beats found in Ibiza and Coachella. Expect unlimited tapas, hops and grape to tuck into between 2pm and 6pm.
When: 2pm-6pm, Saturday
Where: TRYP by Wyndham, Barsha Heights
Price: AED199 (house beverages and grape)
Contact: +971 4 247 6666, website