We’re limbering up for the Chinese lunar new year on 16th February by drooling over unlimited dum sum. Welcome in the Year of the Dog with these generous deals.
Chinese Dynasty, Arabian Courtyard, Al Fahidi
Head to Al Fahidi for a flavour of the Shanghai riverside. Right in the heart of historical Dubai, Chinese Dynasty is metres away from Dubai Museum, which at AED 3 entry is one of the most affordable tourist attractions in the city. Unlimited dim sum for AED 79 is a pretty good deal too. Ask for a seat on the outdoor La Terrasse Lounge for an inexpensive yet atmospheric treat.
Includes soft drinks. Noon to 3pm, 6pm to 11.30pm. Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa, Al Fahidi Street. 04 351 9111.
Golden Dragon, Oud Metha
A stalwart for lovers of Chinese cuisine, this dragon has been roaring in the UAE since 1976. All the food is MSG-free and with unlimited dim sum for AED 65, that’s all we need to know before we stuff ourselves silly on har gow, dragon dumplings are more. Whatever time you arrive, the deal is on offer, but don’t leave without trying the Nutella and pretzel crispy wontons.
Includes green tea. Noon-11.30pm. Near Malaysian Trade Centre, Oud Metha.
The Royal Budha, Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha
A stylish and traditional Thai restaurant that also turns its hand to dim sum from 12pm-12am on Fridays. A true bargain at AED 78, the deal comes with unlimited speciality teas, or eat before 6pm to make the most of an extended happy hour on selected beverages.
Includes tea. AED 78. Fridays 12pm-12am. Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha. 04 323 4333
Little Bangkok, branches around Dubai
Mondays and Wednesdays are dim sum days at this unfussy chain restaurant. Get stuck in three hours of unlimited dumplings, stir-fried rice, noodles and as much hot tea as you can handle for AED 89. All the favourites are here, including the irresistible steamed custard buns.
Find Little Bangkok in the Trade Centre, Dubai Media City, JLT, Motor City, Oud Metha and Dubai Investment Park. Correction on earlier info – Ibn Battuta branch is not included. Opening times vary. www.littlebangkok.com