Review: Meat Me at the W Hotel, Dubai

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Now this post make come as a real surprise to those who know me (i.e. know my life as a broke college student), but I am so excited to be writing it!

In complete contrast to my normal scrub life of scholarships and budget-savvy living, The W Hotel in Al Habtoor City, Dubai invited me for an event dinner! They did not ask for any media coverage in exchange for this dinner, but I had such a great experience I feel more than happy to spread the word about this event.

Meat Me Monday!

What: A buffet of meats including cold cuts, steaks, seafood delights, tender, lamb, and more!

Where: Level Seven, W Dubai Hotel – Al Habtoor City

When: Every Monday

Time: 7pm – 11pm

Price: 260AED, or 71USD

Meat Me Monday is a weekly event at the W Hotel Dubai in Al Habtoor city, a five minute taxi ride from the Business Bay metro stop. The W has other weekly events you can see on their website, but Meat Me Monday is special because it was one endless thing… (drumroll) Meat.

Vegetarians beware, this may not be your scene!

Let me say, firstly and most importantly, that when we were seated at our table the staff brought out stools for our purses.

Purse. Stools. Gabby, we are not in Virginia anymore.

Purse Stool

Aforementioned purse stool.

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Cold meats station. Mussels, cold cuts, etc. We had to skip this though because we knew we had to save room for other things. But isn’t it so cool?

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The green-lit kitchen area.

Honestly trying to choose a meal here is almost overwhelming.

The selection was so diverse and so delicious looking we didn’t know where to start and had to ask our waiter for help! Do we start at the cold cuts? The grilled rack of lamb? Soup? Steak? Beef wellington? Help!

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Choose a cut of salmon, chicken, rack of lamb, sirloin, or choice of other meats from behind the glass and watch the chef put it on the grill right in front of you! Now THAT’S made to order.

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The W is always stylish, and of course they spare no expense. Look at these adorable individual portions of cod and foie gras in these little pans. *pro-tip*, don’t miss these, they are delicious.


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Delicious mussels!

I finally decided on starting with the cod and foie gras, as well as a a tomato bisque and lamb chop. In the midst of our meal our waiter Josh brought over a selection of steak, sirloin, and ribeye to choose from. I chose the filet steak while my friend chose the sirloin.

By the time the steaks came out my friend and I were both 2 mojitos deep, and I had just tasted my glass of Chianti red wine (seriously, who am I??).

Now, Meat Me Monday deal is not alcohol inclusive, but luckily on Sunday’s the wine menu is at a  25% discount. So a bottle of this amazing Chianti would cost around 250AED, or 68USD.

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The view from my plate of perfectly cooked steak, my decadent red wine, and mojito. WHAT. IS. MY. LIFE?


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Being a vegetarian is a big MISSED STEAK!

Fat and happy after our meal, my friend and I decided to take a quick walk around to see what other wonder the W held. And to find out what the heck the “Wet Deck” was.

Of course, we quickly found that the Wet Deck was the pool area. A stunning pool area. Of course it was empty at almost 11pm on a Monday night, but I knew the private cabanas, pool-side bar, and gorgeous pool would be amazing during the day.

Raincheck, of course!

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The Wet Deck, on the same floor as the Meat Me event.

Needless to say, I think you can tell that I enjoyed my experience at Meat Me Monday! The W Hotel did not request media coverage for this dinner, I wrote this restaurant review because I sincerely enjoyed the night and thus all opinions are my own.

I will definitely be back at the W Hotel Dubai, hopefully next time as a guest.

Thank you again, the W Hotel Dubai!

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Thank you, W Hotel Dubai!

Have you ever stayed at a W Hotel before? In which city?

Let me know in the comments!
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14 Discussion to this post

  1. Great article! Food looks amazing. Have never been Dubai but on my list. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Bob says:

    Nice! I love Dubai and next time I am through there I will check out the W. Looks like a great place.

  3. Michele Peterson says:

    I was just at the new W Punta de Mita and was really impressed with their seafood. So not surprised to hear they do a great job on meat in Dubai!

  4. Inyene says:

    All the food looks delicious! Beautiful write up. Dubai is such a beautiful place.

  5. Tacita says:

    I definitely need to check this place out! Looks right up my street!

  6. Jen says:

    The food looks so good! And I’ve always wanted to go to Dubai!

  7. Julie Cao says:

    The smile on your face in the last picture tells me you really enjoyed the event at W Hotel Dubai. I could not hesitate to try the mussels as I am a seafood predator, but foie gras look too good to pass up!

  8. jessica says:

    I dont think I have ever come across such a fancy buffet! I think I’d be torn between wanting to try everything and trying to appear classy

  9. Amanda says:

    Wow a buffet of meat? That sounds like a fun way to start off the week. My hubby would be in heaven!

  10. cara says:

    What a cool restaurant/hotel! The food looks delicious!

  11. Rosemary says:

    What a great experience. Quite impressed by the range of foods offered. Love the pool area. Would be very interested in checking it out at some point. Great article!

  12. From the views to the food~ This looks absolutely amazing!

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