16 dishes to try, deals to look out for this UAE National Day weekend
Published on December 1, 2019 at 01.01
New gift boxes: We're all on the lookout for a gift box of some kind. Why not go the extra mile and choose Bateel's specially designed one? Bateel is celebrating the UAE National Day with an exclusive gift box crafted specially to mark the historic occasion. Make someone very happy today!
Brownie points: Get your customised Brownie Point cakes and join in the fun. All outlets are offering cupcakes starting at Dhs14 and jar cakes from Dhs21.
Pasta patriotism: Coppasta will serve up home-made flag coloured pasta, so you can indulge in a steamy, saucy bowl of Quattro-colour noodles whilst basking in unmatched views of Burj Khalifa.
What a scoop: All kids aged 12 and below can enjoy mini scoops of ice cream for Dhs5 at Scoopi café across both their branches in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah on Monday or grab your flag-coloured sundae for Dhs40.
Upper crust: Dubai’s only caviar-dedicated restaurant Beluga will be serving up a patriotic twist with the ‘Caviarati’, an exclusive promotion running on December 1 and 2. A concoction of blinis, served in a trio of sandwiches, this dish is filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese, chives, herbs, butter and Royal Baerii caviar.
Special plates: If you’re a vegetarian and like Indian street food Rajdhani Street is offering two limited edition UAE dishes for you. The new Heritage Kebab Platter and Emirati Dum Pulva are inspired by the country’s heritage and traditional food culture.
Cake that: Brunch and Cake has come all the way from Barcelona to celebrate by creating a limited edition UAE inspired vanilla milk cake with a UAE flag on it. It’s priced at Dhs38.
Emirati soul food
Emirati cuisine is characterised by its fall-off-the-bone meat dishes and seafood specialties, served in a mild blend of exotic spices such as cardamom, saffron, and dried limes. Talabat recommends five top restaurants to try out the local culinary flavours: Al Fanar, Localawi, Freej Al Ain, Al Khettar and Al Gharshoob.
Enjoy 48% off steaks: You all know the Brazilian-American Steakhouse, Texas de Brazil in Dubai and AD, but you may not be aware they will be offering 48 per cent discount vouchers to UAE Nationals for the next visit. The voucher needs to be redeemed before December 30.
Blast from the past: Relive your childhood favourite as Burger & Lobster is serving a special Chips Oman Burger priced at Dhs90 and exploding with a burst of flavours and textures. The rich, juicy beef patty is topped with lettuce, tomato, house made pickles, B&L’s signature sauce and topped off with the flavorful, crispy Chips Oman; served alongside aromatic biryani fries.
All dishes for Dh48: For one day only, Wagamama is offering all main meals for Dhs48. So on Monday catch a chicken katsu curry, firecracker chicken, yasai pad thai or ramen for a special price across the UAE.
Sushi for the Day: Japanese restaurant Tanuki is showcasing a special type of sushi platter until December 2. Designed to resemble the UAE flag, the platter includes California rolls, wasabi tempura prawn rolls, spicy maguro rolls and sake California rolls. The 12-piece platter is priced at Dhs60.
National Day Macarons
There are very few things we love more than macarons. Don’t miss out on the UAE flag decorated macaron packs at La Serre that make the perfect gift! Embossed with the UAE flag these french delicacies are priced at Dhs48 per box.
48% off at Kayo: In celebration of the 48th UAE National Day, Kayo Poké & Sushi, a home-grown, healthy casual dining concept is offering 48% off your bill when you buy any two poke bowls or two sushi trays. This exciting offer is valid on the 2nd of December and for dine-in guests only.
Kids eat free
In honor of National Day, kids eat for free at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers at Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates until Decemeber 3. When you order your favorite Freddy’s combo, your kids get a meal on the house. We wish we could get free food too, but oh well.
Real deal: Lebanese restaurant Al Nafoorah will be introducing a three-course set menu for Dhs99 per person on Monday, promising a real treat for the taste buds.
Free luqaimat: Deliveroo will be giving out a complimentary box of Emirati delicacy luqaimat from Logma with every order placed from Deliveroo Editions sites (JLT, Hessa Street and Business Bay). When it comes to desserts, traditional flavours are always best.