[Last Updated; August 22, 2016] For normal people, a summer bucket list is made of Eurotrips, skydiving and volunteering at a cat shelter. For foodies, it’s this list.
Here are 10 summer specials you can’t afford to miss if you’re a foodie living in UAE:
1. Chomp on sausages & bacon at Fümé Pier 7, Dubai Marina
On your way to work this summer, treat yourself to eggs, waffles, freshly squeezed juices and more.
‘The Fümé Pan’ – fried eggs, real hash browns, mushrooms, homemade veal and chicken sausages, smoked veal bacon, slow roasted tomatoes and sourdough to mop up.
When: 9am-12pm, all week
Where: Pier 7 Level 1, Dubai Marina
How much: AED — for 26
Call 04 421 5669
2. Eat Canadian Poutine at Sportman’s Arms
It’s one of those dishes you’ve heard heaps about [or read online], and you’ve always wanted to try.
The Gastropub famous for it’s wine and steak nights, Sportsman’s Arms, has a new special this summer: a Poutine and Grape Night every Tuesday with the wine of the month.
When: 4pm-11pm, Tuesdays
Where: Sportman’s Arms, Zayed Sports City, AD
How much: AED 99 to AED 115
Call +971 2 403 4235
3. Break open a soft shell crab at The Collective
On Wednesdays, have clam chowder, shrimp provincial, lobster kibbeh and crispy calamari. Do not miss the bestselling soft shell crab from the New York Grill.
When: 7pm-12am, Wednesdays
Where: The Collective, Grand Hyatt
How much: ED250 including soft drinks or AED350 including alcoholic beverages.
Call 04 317 2100
4. Party with value drinks and Roast Salmon at Dusty’s Happy Hour
Happy hour is at AED 25 from 5pm to 8pm every weeknight and if you order a main course, you can enjoy free flow of drinks to up to 10pm!
Recommended: Wagyu Burgers, Chermoula seabass, and Roast Salmon.
When: 5pm-8pm, weeknights
Where: Dusty’s, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC
How much: Happy Hour Drinks at AED 25
5. Have unlimited sushi in Yas Marina
Aquarium Seafood has a seafood offer to die for. Every Sunday, between 7pm-11pm, have unlimited sushi for AED 99. Every Tuesday, between 7pm-11pm, have unlimited shrimps for AED 99!
When: Valid until September 17 2016
Where: Aquarium Seafood, Yas Marina
6. Try the revamped Paella at Boca
A revamped paella recipe with confit chicken, mixed shellfish and veal chorizo is a highlight you need to travel for. If you’e in the mood for something lighter to go with your grape, try the new tapas: BOCA chips with aioli and spicy bravas sauce.
Happy hours run from 5:30-7:30pm, all week.
Where: BOCA, Gate Village 6, DIFC, Dubai
How much: AED 400 for 2
Call 04 323 1833
7. Have a delicious Veggie Brunch
Try their revamped brunch menu with Indian cuisine [think grills, tandoor and classic curries], and choose between Non-Alcoholic, Alcoholic, House Beverages or Bubbles. Go with Bubbles.
Recommended new dishes: Zaffran Malai Broccoli & Lasooni Prawns
When: 1pm-4:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays
Where: Mint Leaf of London: 15th Floor South Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
How much: AED 195 Non-alcoholic, AED 320 House Beverages, AED 370 Bubbly
Call +9714 706 0900 for reservations.
8. Get Chili Basil Beef take-out from Prax’s
In the mood for Chinese but can’t bother to leave home? With the option to choose between pre-set and customised meals, the new branch in Barsha Heights [formerly known as TECOM], has dim sums and desserts worth a shot.
When: 11am-12pm, Saturday-Wednesday, 11am-12pm, Thursday & Friday
Where: I-Rise Tower, Barsha Heights
For delivery, call 800 77297. See menu here.
9. Lick Apple Strudel Yogurt at Yogurtland [Offer expiring soon]
It’s like ice cream with fewer calories. The new summer flavor, Apple Strudel with Caramel, is low-fat, with only 35 calories per oz. Give their English Toffee a shot too.
When: Limited time flavors for July and August
Where: Yogurtland, The Dubai Mall [Ground and Second Level]
How much: AED 2.99 per oz.
10. Slurp Japanese beer-based cocktails at OKKU [Expired offer]
It’s a taste of the Sapporo Summer Festival. Select from:
Aiko Shimashu [gin, cherry blossom, basil, strawberries, lemon with Kirin beer]
Ichiban Fuda, [ginger, lime vodka and sugar mixed with Japanese beer]
Jonetsu, [Kirin beer with zesty flavours & passion fruit]
Elixir [Asahi beer and berry twists].
When: July 20 –August 20 2016
Where: OKKU, H Hotel Dubai – Level 1
Call 04 501 8777