There are many annual events in the UAE but none get us quite as giddy with excitement as the culinary adventure that is Jumeirah Restaurant Week, which makes an triumphant return this May. It’s time to feast like royalty without haing to pay the princely sum.
Those new to the region and unaware of the foodie extravaganza, Jumeirah Restaurant Week is a 10-day event where UAE residents are invited to indulge in the ultimate dining experiences for a fraction of the price.

The IVy

The Ivy

Running from May 14 to 23,  Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai (JRG Dubai) and Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts will host the fourth installment of Jumeirah Restaurant Week in which over 40 restaurants, located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, will encourage diners to rediscover their menus over a three-course set menu.

We all know that dining out in the UAE is so expensive it’s enough to leave you bankrupt, but the beauty of this week is that all the participating restaurants, including Pierchic, Pai Thai, Al Iwan at Burj Al Arab, The Ivy, The Rib Room and Alfie’s, will be offering a special, and affordable, price for the experience.

The Rib Room

The Rib Room

As all venues vary in their price points, all the restaurants involved in Jumeirah Restaurant Week are grouped into four price tiers to offer customers a range of experiences, with set menus available at lunch and dinner. Culinary journeys at ‘casual’ restaurants (ie. Tokyo @Tower, Perry & Blackwelder’s and Noodle House) start at Dhs95 for three courses, ‘premium casual’ restaurants (ie. Alfie’s, Tortuga and Shimmers) are priced at Dhs120, ‘high-end’ restaurants (ie. The Rib Room, 360 Restaurant and Pai Thai) offer three courses for Dhs180, and ‘signature’ restaurants (ie. Al Iwan and Junsui) feature a special set menu at Dhs370.

Previously beverages were not included in the price, however new to the 2015 Restaurant Week, there will also be four grape packages available at all participating restaurants.

Jumeirah Restaurant Week runs from May 14 to 23.  A full list of participating restaurants and menus will be available from May 1 at jumeirahrestaurantweek.com 

EW Warning: Book fast. There are a lot or ardent diners in the UAE and the restaurants fill very quickly.


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