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Festive Dining in the UAE

Let the festivities begin!

December brings with it a whole host of yuletide menus, specifically curated to bring the best of the festive season to your plate.

Here are our top picks of where to ‘wine & dine’ this holiday season.

Christmas Tr!beca Style

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For casual, laid-back festivities look no further than award-winning Tr!beca Kitchen & Bar. With both a special set menu for Christmas Eve (including those all important unlimited beverages)  and a delicious Christmas Day buffet brunch, this funky, urban-style venue has you Crimbo-covered.  The Christmas Eve festive set menu from 7pm-11pm is set to a backdrop of live music and starts at AED 249 for the soft drinks package up to AED 449 for the bubbly. There are even discounts for early elves and group bookings over 6 people. The Christmas Day brunch runs from 12pm-4pm and is priced the same above – expect lots of sparkle and cheer!

For reservations call: +971 50 345 6067 or email  reservations@tribeca.ae  www.tribeca.ae

Family Feast at BOCA

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BOCA’s 2017 festive season offering is an intimate all-inclusive family style menu with an array of sumptuous cold and hot tapas followed by mouth-watering mains served directly to your table. Starting at an outstanding value of 295, these special seasonal menus are actually available now and run through to the 7th January for all those that really LOVE Christmas! Featuring an unlimited drinks package (soft drinks, house beverages and sparkling available) give your holiday season a Latin twist.

For further information and reservations call: +971 0 43231833 or email info@boca.ae

Christmas at La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk

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With a universal merry theme across this luxurious boutique hotel on Dubai’s City Walk, guests can expect traditional Turkey and German Goose served up at both Graze and Chival restaurants (or also available to takeaway) followed by warmed festive beverages at Grapeskin – Christmas covered! Trendy restaurant Graze will be adding turkey to their sumptuous menu with a choice of delicious sides such as potato gratin, Brussel sprouts & beef bacon and roasted baby veg – prices start at AED 450 for two. If Goose is more your festive meal of choice then Chival are offering a delicious menu accompanied by potato dumplings, red cabbage, chestnuts and more – also starting at AED 450 for two.

For reservations,  visit www.livelaville.com/festive , call: +971 0 54 309 5948 or email laville.dining@autographhotels.com

Christmas Comes to Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

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Indian cuisine may not be top of your thoughts when it comes to traditional Christmas dinner but if you fancy a more unconventional feast this December then Ashiana in the iconic Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers might be just what you’re looking for. Think authentic, creative fare amidst an art-focused setting, alive with vivid colour, this is a magical dining spot. Christmas Eve sees a special three-course set menu curated by Executive Chef Vipin that starts at AED 179 per person including soft beverages. On December 25th guests can enjoy a popular craft three-course set menu alongside an à la carte menu packed full of festive favourites whilst a live band plays Indian classics. Priced at AED 179 per person inclusive of soft beverages and AED 300 per person with house beverages. For reservations call: +97142071733 

A European Christmas at Le Petit Belge

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If you haven’t already seen, the decorations are twinkling and the festive season is well and truly underway at Le Petit Belge. With a whole host of offers and events throughout the course of the holiday season, our pick is the all day Christmas Brunch. Taking place on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th December, you’re invited to enjoy Christmas brunch at your own pace. Available all day on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, eat, drink and be (very) merry with a four-hour package offering limitless drinks and Christmas classics from arrival for only 300 AED per person. Also, great news for families, children under 12 eat for free! For reservations call: +971 0 42427794 or email jlt@petitbelge.com

Ho Ho Ho! at Garden on 8

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One of Dubai’s most loved beer garden’s is getting festive throughout December. This Christmas garden on 8 are throwing some incredible lunches, dinners and celebrations to help get you in the merry mood. Both Xmas Eve & Xmas Day play host to an evening roast brunch and a day brunch respectively which includes four carving stations-Stretchy pants required! Starting at AED 199 for the soft drinks package. For reservations call: +971 04 427 1000 or visit www.mediaonehotel.com

A Collective Christmas at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai

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From gingerbread houses to live spectacles and festive brunches, Grand Hyatt Dubai has you covered. Our favourite takes place at renowned restaurant, The Collective. With a distinct family focus, little ones will rejoice as they meet with Santa Claus at the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day brunch. Enjoy a delicious multi-cuisine buffet as you celebrate the festive season with friends and family. Starting at AED 250 per person inclusive of soft beverages, AED 350 for sparkling and just AED 125 for children under 12.  Visit www.grandhyatt.com  for bookings.

A Timeless Celebration at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

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Allow yourself the luxury of an unforgettable festive season at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. Expect plenty of festive cheer. Aside from the fabulously festive afternoon teas on offer, our favourite listing is the Christmas Day brunch at Oléa. Live cooking stations featuring the Mongolian barbecue, tandoori ovens, Italian pentolo and carving stations take centre stage alongside an enormous cheese room, seafood corner and a delectable array of deserts. This will be a Christmas to remember with live entertainment and an indulgent festive brunch. Priced at AED 500 per person for the ‘silk package’ (soft drinks) up to AED 700 per person for the ‘diamond package’ (including Louis Roederer bubbly). For reservations call: +971 2 498 8888 or email: reservations.saadiyat@stregis.com

Christmas Comes to Arabian Ranches Golf Club

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Family favourite Ranches Restaurant at the neighbourhood Golf Club, are serving up a taste of tradition this Christmas time. Indulge in turkey and all the trimmings from an extensive Christmas day buffet and embrace the festive atmosphere with loved ones. Santa will be dropping by to surprise the children and the smooth sounds of jazz will fill the air. Priced at AED 315 for the adults and AED 170 for children.  And if the thought of cooking on Boxing Day is one thing too many why not enjoy a relaxing Boxing Day lunch at the restaurant – AED 225 for adults and AED 120 for children. For reservations call: 800 Dining or email: dine@emaar.com

A Fine-Dining Feast at Zuma, Abu Dhabi

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Puma’s award-winning brunch is back with a seasonal twist this Christmas. Festive inspired dishes and mouth-watering deserts are added the menu alongside signature Zuma favourites.  Not just one for glamorous adults, children are also welcome and can enjoy personalised gifts from the big man himself. Starting price of AED 345 for the ‘Kitsu’ brunch including Zuma cleansers and non-alcoholic beverages and ranging up to AED 555 for the ‘Kyasha’ package which includes premium bubbly, Japanese tasters and a selection of grape and hops. Kid’s under the age of 12 can dine for just AED 150.

 

For reservations call: +971 02 401 5900 or email: reservations.ad@zumarestaurant.ae

Go Down Under this Christmas at The Atlantic

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One of Downtown Dubai’s prettiest settings, The Atlantic has forged a reputation as a premium seafood restaurant in Dubai. This festive season delve into an array of delectable fresh seafood whilst you enjoy the breathtaking views of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Available from mid November and throughout December, choose from a number of festive set menus starting at just AED 199 per person with a soft drinks package.  For reservations call: +971 04 442 5662 or email info@theatlantic-dubai.com

An Elegant Christmas at Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm

 

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One of the UAE’s best regarded restaurants, the stunning underwater Ossiano is located in Atlantis The Palm, Dubai is offering a specially curated menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Surrounded by the breathtaking views of The Ambassador Lagoon and its captivating ocean life, guests can indulge in award-winning Chef Gregoire’s eight course ‘Spherification’ menu featuring luxury dishes including Gillardeau oysters, foie gras “terrine”, lobster and black truffle and Chef’s signature dish, the rainbow trout “Floating Island”. The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day set menus are priced at an eye-watering (but worth it) AED 995 per person. For reservations email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com or call +971 4 426 2626.

A Traditional Affair at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

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Expats can enjoy a true taste of home with a British inspired Christmas menu at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. Delight in a selection of the celebrity chef’s signature dishes including the infamous turkey Wellington, the festive menu consists of contemporary British dishes with influences from Europe and beyond. The X’mas Roast Brunch on 25th December starts at 12:30pm and includes a hot and cold starter, several main courses including roast turkey with all the trimmings and traditional deserts including  Eton Mess. There is also a live singer during the brunch and little ones get complimentary access to the Lost Chambers. Priced at AED 395 per person including house beverages. For reservations email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com or call +971 4 426 2626.

 

 

 

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