From turkey takeaways to top notch dinners – take the stress out of Christmas day with one of these cracking feasts! Here’s a round-up of all the best places in Dubai if you’re looking for a festive dinner with a difference!
The Rib Room @ Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Rare, medium or well done? Have your steak grilled exactly to your liking in these sophisticated surrounds. It’s three courses of tantalizing tinsel topped perfection.
From Dhs350 per adult including a glass of mulled wine, 1pm to 4pm
Al Hambra @ Jumeirah Al Qasr
Inject a flash of flair to your Christmas feast this year and join the flamenco dancers and tapas treats at this Spanish kitchen. Immerse yourself in the relaxed and vibrant setting for a special Christmas Eve a la carte dinner or combine the Navidad flavours with Al Hambra’s sister restaurants Aboretum and The Hide for the hotel’s special Christmas Day brunch.
A la carte menu served on Christmas Eve, 6pm to 11.30pm; Christmas Day Brunch from Dhs850 per adult, 12.30pm to 4pm
Bab Al Yam @ Burj Al Arab
It may describe itself as relaxed and casual, but this is sophisticated dining you’ll never forget – and you’ve got two sittings to choose from on Christmas Day. With the sunlight streaming in from the terrace and through the walls of windows, savour European flavours with a Middle Eastern twist.
From Dhs425 per adult, 12.30pm to 3pm; or Dhs495 per person, 7pm to 11pm
Zheng He’s @ Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
Set your taste buds on an Oriental journey as you savour the delights of China. It’s a time for sharing, so all dig into an array of exciting and tantalising dishes laid out before you.
From Dhs350 per adult; 12.30pm to 4pm
Latitude @ Jumeirah Beach Hotel
It’s a year round family favourite and especially so at this festive time of year. With fun laid on for all the family and signature dishes conjured up from the hotel’s array of restaurants, Latitude at Christmas is a culinary and social gift with all the trimmings.
From Dhs685 per adult, 1pm to 4pm; or Dhs325 per adult, 6.30pm to 11pm
And if that’s not enough, check out more festive dinners below!
Scape Restaurant and Lounge @ Burj Al Arab
You can’t get more chic than this. Celebrate on the terrace of what is often billed the ‘world’s most luxurious hotel’ while dining on Californian fusion cuisine.
À la carte lunch from Dhs420 per adult; 12pm to 3.30pm
Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara @ Burj Al Arab
Set out on an oceanic voyage as you dive into an a la carte or six-course degustation lunch beside the restaurant’s aquarium brought to you by seafood connoisseur Nathan Outlaw.
À la carte from Dhs495 per adult; six course degustation lunch from Dhs995 per adult; 12.30pm to 3pm
Villa Beach & Beach Lounge @ Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Rather than snowmen, build sand castles as you dig into a lavish beach BBQ of succulent seafood and the finest cuts of meat, while the DJ completes the beach party scene.
From Dhs685 per adult; 12.30pm to 4pm
Rockfish @ Jumeirah Al Naseem
Sensational seafood with equally sensational views of the iconic Burj Al Arab – the perfect combination.
À la carte, 12.30pm to 3.30pm or 6.30pm to 11.30pm
Nomad @ Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Turkey stations, succulent carvery and delectable desserts promise to keep the whole family coming back for more – that’s when the kids aren’t enjoying the activities and the DJ hasn’t dragged you up onto the dance floor.
From Dhs330 per adult; 1pm to 4pm
The Rib Room @ Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Only the best will make the cut this year. Take your slice of some of the most succulent meats in town – with all the trimmings of course.
From Dhs445 per adult; 12.30pm to 4pm
Three restaurants in one @ Jumeirah Al Qasr
Dig into prime-cuts and American Christmas favourites at The Hide. Then sample the Spanish flavours at Al Hambra, before moving on to international delicacies at Arboretum. This Christmas Day brunch includes all three.
From Dhs850 per adult; 12.30pm to 4pm
Where Mexico meets the world @ Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
Step into Mexico with authentic dishes and irresistible salsas – we’re talking about the food as well as the bands. Then set off on a global culinary tour to the international buffet at Hanaaya – which incidentally is the Arabic word for happiness, so it’s clearly the place to be this Christmas.
From Dhs750 per adult over 20 years old; 12.30pm to 4pm
Alta Badia @ Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Enjoy an Italian twist on the traditional Christmas, with three courses all served up with spectacular views from the 51st floor of this iconic hotel.
From Dhs275 per adult, 1pm to 3pm
La Parrilla @ Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Authentic Latin American cuisine and live entertainment is served up with flame-grilled cuts and Argentinian favourites from its 25th floor vantage point.
From Dhs750 per adult; 1pm to 4pm
Want to spend the day at home but can’t be bothered to cook? Jumeirah has the solution. Collect your complete meal for 10 people, complete with all the imaginable trimmings and mince pies to round it all off and enjoy a banquet in the comfort of your own home without lifting a finger.