À la carte Bice Mare À la carte dining. Prices à la carte. Noon-11.30pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).
Couqley Festive dishes to order à la carte, including turkey dinner and foie gras poêle. Prices à la carte. Throughout December. Cluster A, JLT (04 514 9339).
Flow Festive specials throughout the season. Prices à la carte. 9am-5pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 293 4430).
La Cantine du Faubourg Three-course meal inspired by the festive season. Prices à la carte. Dec 1 to Dec 31. Emirates Towers Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 352 7105).
Le Petit Belge Live Premier League with a drink on the house at kick-off. Noon until late. Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel & Residence, JLT (04 242 7794).
Sapori di BiCE Christmas the Italian way. À la carte dining and kids’ activities. Prices à la carte. Noon-11.30pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 344 2550).
Trattoria Toscana Feast on many rustic Italian favorites. Prices à la carte. 11am-midnight. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
Under Dhs300 Asia Asia Celebrate the festive season with an Oriental set menu. Festive Bali four-course set menu: Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (premium beverages); Festive Kyoto four-course set menu: Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs499 (house beverages), Dhs599 (premium beverages); Festive Shanghai four-course set menu: Dhs399 (soft drinks), Dhs599 (house beverages), Dhs699 (premium beverages). Until Dec 30. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 276 5900).
Atisuto Fried chicken – Japan’s favourite Christmas dish – features in a seasonal four-course sharing menu. Dhs179 (for two people). 10am-midnight (except Ibn Battuta branch which opens at 8am). Until Jan 15. Al Ghurair next to Spinneys Supermarket, Deira (800 284 7886). Other locations: Bay Square, Ibn Battuta Mall.
Bidi Bondi Festive-inspired signature Angus beef burger curated by “Santa's little helpers”. From Dhs80. 10am-10pm. Throughout Dec. Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).
Big Chefs Enjoy the festive set menu at this Italian spot at The Beach. Dhs120 (set menu), Dhs45 (pumpkin salad), Dhs65 (braised beef), Dhs30 (double chocolate). 8pm-midnight. The Beach, opposite JBR (04 551 5302). Other locations: BoxPark, Riverland Dubai.
Bistro Des Arts Boxing day brunch. Dhs99 (selection from social table and à la carte items), Dhs199 (selected house beverages). 8am-2pm. Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina (04 551 1576).
BOCA Festive menu. Dhs295, Dhs395, Dhs590. Until Jan 7. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 323 1833).
Brasserie 2.0 Boxing Day festive buffet selection. Dhs190 (buffet only). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
Cucina, the Italian Kitchen Make room for the classic pairing of sweet grape and salty cheese. Dhs195. 7pm-10pm. Courtyard by Marriott, Dubai Green Community (04 885 2222).
Eggspectation Feast on berry and brioche French toast, gingerbread waffles with cinnamon apple compote and red velvet chocolate pancakes Dhs40. Throughout December. City Walk (04 240 6877). Other location: The Beach, opposite JBR (04 430 7252).
ET Sushi Enjoy a three-course set Japanese menu with all your favourite sushi dishes. Dhs180 (mocktail). Noon-midnight. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 323).
Ewaan – dinner Try this international buffet in the evening for more roasts, pies and pastries. Dhs250 (soft drinks), half price (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-3.30pm; 7pm-midnight. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Lock, Stock & Barrel Tuck into a proper festive roast, complete with stuffed turkey and all the accompaniments at both branches of this popular sports bar. Festive Roast: Dhs129. Sat-Sun. Festive Brunch: Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). Dec 1-30. Call for times. Rixos Premium Dubai, The Walk, JBR (04 520 0049); Barsha Heights (04 514 9195).
Mashrabiya Lounge Festive afternoon tea with baked log cakes, stollen and hot chocolate. Dhs155 (hot chocolate Dhs45 per person). Noon-6pm, Dec 1 to Jan 6, 2018. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Neighbourhood, Social House & Eatery Head down for a Great British BBQ feast to celebrate Boxing Day. Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Noon-4pm. Courtyard by Marriott, Dubai Green Community (04 885 2222).
Q43 International food including seasonal favourites and stunning views of the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai skyline from the 43rd floor. Set menu one: Dhs199 (three courses, food only), Dhs349 (three courses, including beverages); set menu two: Dhs299 (three courses, food only), Dhs449 (three courses, including beverages). Call for times. Until Dec 30. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).
Reform Social & Grill Recover from all the Christmas Day chaos with an all-day full English breakfast or Great British roast while watching the football. Dhs120 (Great British roast), Dhs70 (Full English breakfast). All day. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Roberto’s Pranzo di Lavoro (business lunch) and festive apertivo. Dhs119 (business lunch), Dhs28 (aperitivo). Noon-3pm (lunch); 4pm-8pm (aperitivo). Gate Village, DIFC (04 386 0066).
Royal China Set seafood gourmet menu and set dinner menu, both served over three courses. Dhs268 (house dinner), Dhs418 (seafood gourmet). 11.30am-11.30pm. DIFC (04 354 5543).
Salero Tapas & Bodega Celebrate Feliz Navidad with a special three-course tapas menu. From Dhs200. Noon-1am. Dec 7 to Dec 26. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).
Sloane’s Boxing Day buffet dinner. Dhs280 (buffet only). 7pm-11.30pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Spice & Ice Traditional Christmas carvery dinner with unlimited house beverages and resident DJ. Dhs199 (including house beverages). Fri Dec 22, noon-4pm. Cluster A, JLT (04 421 1356).
Spike Bar Boxing Day lunch buffet. Dhs145 (food only), Dhs310 (house beverages, including bubbly). Noon-3pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).
Sultan’s Lounge Festive afternoon tea with traditional delights and a life-sized gingerbread house. Dhs220 (signature tea selection), Dhs250 (glass of grape). 2.30pm-6.30pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
The Atlantic Dubai Fresh seafood from a set menu plus unlimited beverages and great views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain. Festive Seahorse set menu: Dhs199 (soft drinks) Dhs399 (house beverages) Dhs499 (premium beverages); Festive Coral set menu: Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs449 (house beverages), Dhs549 (premium beverages); Festive Pearl set menu: Dhs349 (soft beverages), Dhs549 (house beverages), Dhs649 (premium beverages). Until Dec 30. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 442 5662).
The Rose & Crown Tuck into a traditional Christmas turkey dinner at this British-themed pub in Al Habtoor City. Dhs280 (house beverages). Noon-4pm, Dec 7 to Dec 26 . The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0022).
The Talk Spend a relaxing Boxing Day by the pool and enjoy barbecued treats including seafood, Arabic specialities and more. Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), half price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 449 8888).
Trader Vic’s Madinat Jumeirah Christmas menus with all the classics and a lengthy choice of beverages. Dining options include smoked salmon or pan-seared foie gras for starters and monkfish, lamb shank or rolled stuffed turkey for main course and Christmas puddings. From Dhs198 (group set menu), Dhs298 (three-course dinner menu). Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5646).
Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo Three-course set menu and Christmas choir. Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs289 (house beverages), free (kids under six). 7pm-11pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 228 1111).
Zuma Dubai A festive dinner the Japanese way at this always-excellent DIFC spot. Dhs130 (Zuma Ebisu lunch menu). Standard à la carte is also available for lunch and dinner. 12.30pm-3.30pm (lunch), 7pm-midnight (dinner). Gate Village, DIFC (04 425 5660).
Dhs300-499 Butcha Steakhouse & Grill À la carte and special dishes. Dhs360 for two people. 10am-11pm. The Beach, opposite JBR (04 343 1157).
Chival Traditional German goose meal served with six sides. Also available for takeaway. Dhs450 (for two, half a goose), Dhs750 (for four, full goose). Lunch and dinner. La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk (04 403 3111).
Frankie’s Bar and Grill Classic Italian dishes and festive recipes, plus an exclusive white truffle menu for an indulgent treat, which includes a bottle of Italian bubbly for every table of four. Dhs320 (pre-set menu). Mon-Tue noon-3pm, 6pm-1am; Fri-Sun noon-3pm, 7pm-1am. Dec 22 to Dec 26. JA Ocean Beach Tower, JBR (04 399 4311).
Gaucho Dubai Christmas-themed packages featuring great steaks. Dhs420 (Rudolph the Reindeer), Dhs495 (Santa Claus), Dhs595 (Jingle Bells), Dhs695 (Snowflake), Dhs100 (brunch extension). Noon-11:30pm. Gate Village, DIFC (04 422 7898).
Graze Traditional turkey accompanied by six sumptuous sides. Also available for takeaway. Dhs450 (for two, half a turkey), Dhs750 (for four, full turkey). Lunch and dinner. La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 403 3111).
Great British Restaurant (GBR) Chefs will serve quality roasts and British classics. Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages with sparkling grape), Dhs550 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. DUKES Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1111).
Hakkasan Dubai Festive menu including small eats, main course, dessert and welcome mixed drink (minimum two people). Dhs438. 7pm-12.30am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).
Katana Dubai Dinner Under the Stars comprises a five-course menu for two with a bottle of bubbly. Dhs350. 8pm-midnight. The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 277 8808).
Le Cirque Indulge festive drinks as part of the Noel Avec Le Chef three-course menu. Dhs325. The Ritz Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2444).
Mistral International brunch including Arabian, Asian and Mediterranean favourite dishes. Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs599 (premium beverages), Dhs160 (kids aged seven to 12), Dhs45 (kids aged three to six). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).
The Restaurant at Address Boulevard Three-course set menu including festive dishes from winter squash gratin to guinea fowl roulade. Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs525 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Dhs500-699 Ewaan Mark the season of celebration with a lively brunch experience at Palace Downtown. Tuck into an exquisite gourmet brunch featuring traditional and contemporary cuisine and fine beverages. Listen to live festive music while trying gingerbread-making. Dhs550 (soft drinks), Dhs700 (house beverages), Dhs850(premium bubbly), half price (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 1pm-4.30pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Skyview Bar Treat yourself to this festive Sky Tea, which comes with a glass of bubbly, inside this opulent bar at the iconic Burj Al Arab. Dhs620 (a glass of bubbly). 1pm-5pm. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).
Dhs700+ Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara Enjoy a six-course degustation menu next to a magnificent aquarium at this famous spot at the Burj Al Arab that was relaunched by the Michelin-starred chef last year. Dhs950. 12.30pm-3pm. Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).