On September the 20th the world celebrates Paella International Day. UAE residents will have a chance to indulge on one of the most famous and popular Spanish dishes across multiple restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The iconic rice dish originates in Valencia, Spain and means “frying pan”. Paella valenciana is the original paella and consists of round grain rice, bajoquetaand tavella (green beans), rabbit, chicken, sometimes duck, garrofó (butter bean), olive oil, Spanish saffron for seasoning and artichoke hearts.
Paella de marisco is a widely popular seafood paella that replaces meat with ingredients like fish, mussels, prawns, octopus, calamari and other fresh seafood.
These five restaurants have created special offers for the World Paella Week so make sure you visit some of them with your family and friends.
Boca, DIFC, Dubai
During this event guests will get a taste of the new paellas launched at BOCA for Paella Week. The list includes the classic Seafood Paella with mixed local seafood and shellfish, Arroz Negro ‘BLACK SEAFOOD RICE’ with octopus and local calamari, BOCA’s Vegan Paella with mixed local vegetables, local herbs, and black garlic aioli, Paella Roja with mixed seasonal root vegetables, home-made local beetroot stock, Paella Valenciana with free-range rabbit and free-range chicken, Aroz Con carne ‘Lamb Machboos’ with braised lamb shoulder and labneh aioli and a Fidea Valenciana made with artisan pasta.
From September 20th to the 26th, BOCA will offer one of the seven paellas mentioned above with a jug of non-alcoholic sangria or four cold hops, or a bottle of house grape for AED 310.
Bebemos. Le Meriden Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai
From 20th – 26th Sept , Bebemos guests can choose their favorite Paella from the menu with 3 glasses of Spanish hops or zesty sangria for AED 199.
Seville’s, Wafi Mall, Dubai
From September 20th to the 26th, Seville’s will offer a delicious paella for two with a jug of non-alcoholic sangria or four cold hops for AED 250. Seville’s paella list includes delicious creations such as Palle de Marisco, Paella de Senyoret, Paella de Pollo, Paella Valenciana, Paella de Verduras, Arroz Negro and Fideua.
Casa de Tapas, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club
To celebrate Paella week Casa de Tapas is offering a Paella for 4 people plus 4 bottles of Estrella for AED 310. Choose from our classic Paella de Pollo, Paella de Marisco, Paella Vegetal or our signature Fideua de Chipirones y Sepia.
Diablito, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
In celebration of Spanish Roots and love for Paella from Sept 20 – Sept 26 Diablito will be offering a #PaellaWeek Package for 200AED that includes a choice of Seafood Paella or Squid Ink Paella and unlimited mixed croquettes, spanish olives, pan tumaca and sangria.
Paella is more than a dish, it is a tradition, a culture and away to enjoy life. Let’s celebrate it together!