Sneak in one of these gourmet meals – we won’t tell your guests
Crumbs Elysée From Dhs250 for 4kg. Order by December 20. (04 346 8899).
Fairmont Dubai From Dhs595 for eight people. Order 48 hours in advance. (04 311 8316).
The H Hotel The ‘Christmas in a crate’ is a full Christmas experience for up to ten guests, including a 7kg turkey, chestnut and apple stuffing, all the trimmings (yes, including sprouts...), Christmas pudding, mince pies and crackers. Now you can put your feet up!To order, call 04 501 8888.
Pullman Dubai, Mall of the Emirates The hotel’s annual turkey takeaway promotion allows guests to pick up a festive roast with all the trimmings, prepared by professional chefs and ready to enjoy at home. Dhs595 (serves eight to ten). Pre-order order required with three days’ notice. December 15-25. Pullman Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 377 2353).
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire For gourmands who want to celebrate Christmas at home, but with something a cut above the average home-cooked meal, Reflets will send its chefs to your home to create a Christmas-themed meal for you to enjoy at the comfort of your own dining table. Available for parties of eight to 20, chefs will create dishes such as oysters, foie gras-stuffed goose, a festive log, created with Pierre Gagnaire’s signature recipe, and more. Prices on application. Pre-order required, with four days’ notice. Available December 24-25 only. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
Jumeirah Beach Hotel A firm favourite with families, the hotel’s Latitude restaurant has a vast array of goodies to choose from, from festive logs and butter stolen to turkeys with all the trimmings that will feed up to 12 (priced at Dhs995). Orders are being taken all month, and will be ready for collection between December 20 and 26. Download the form here and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Want to recreate Imperium’s swanky atmosphere at home? Try one of their festive hampers, which can be ordered all month from JZSPD@jumeirah.com. They’ve got everything from gingerbread houses to those all-important Brussels sprouts, with 9kg turkeys plus trimmings starting from Dhs625.
Jones the Grocer Dhs390 (6kg turkey), Dhs560 (turkey with trimmings). Order by December 19. (04 346 6886).
Pullman Deira City Centre This mall-based hotel in Deira is offering turkeys large enough to feed eight to ten guests for Dhs595, plus all the trimmings, and even better, they’ll deliver to your door. Pre-orders need to be made with at least three days’ notice. They’ll also deliver Yule logs and ginger cookies on request. Call 04 603 8080 or email H2022email@example.com for details. Media Rotana For an intimate celebration at home without the stress, Lobby lounge, Connexions, will be offering a delicious takeaway turkey with all the traditional trimmings. Other Christmas goodies are also available. Dhs450 for 5-6kg. Order 48 hours in advance. www.rotanamagicalseason.com/select/dubai/mediarotana (04 435 0201)
Meydan Hotel If you’re looking for a great value all-inclusive offer, look no further than the Meydan Hotel. Their ‘Complete Holiday Turkey Menu’ is priced at Dhs895 (less than some venues’ individual turkeys), and includes a nine-12kg turkey along with heaps of trimmings, plus Christmas pudding, 12 mince pies, pecan pie, festive bon bons and Christmas cookies. Orders must be made 48 hours in advance, and will be available for collection between 11am and 6pm on December 24 and 25. Download the order form from www.meydanhotels.com/meydan/downloads/turkey_meydan.pdf, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 381 3111.
Reflets de Pierre Gagnaire For a gastronomic Christmas lunch, make your order from the kitchen of this Michelin-starred restaurateur. Hampers include grown up delicacies such as French goose stuffed with foie gras (Dhs1,500 for 3-4kg), oysters Tsarkaya, or traditional orangettes. They can even send one of the restaurant’s chefs to come and cook a festive feast at your home, price on request for up to 20 guests. For more information, call 04 701 1199 or email email@example.com.
Intercontinental Hotel As well as traditional turkeys, priced from Dhs790 for 4kg, if you’re after something a bit different for Christmas dinner, the Intercon is also offering a grass-fed beef roast, complete with Yorkshire puddings, sprouts, cauliflower cheese and green pepper sauce. It’s priced at Dhs1,050 for 4kg. For orders, call 04 701 1199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Address Montgomerie This boutique golf hotel is famous for its hearty roast dinners, and is offering a roast turkey collection service from the hotel’s lobby throughout December. Served with all the traditional accompaniments, turkeys cost Dhs800 each. For more information, call 04 888 3444 or email email@example.com.
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa Families dining at home will be spoiled for choice with the Habtoor’s takeaway options. Turkeys with all the trimmings come with two stuffing options, American-style or Oriental, and there’s also foie gras terrine, oak-smoked Scottish salmon, Christmas pudding and mince pies to choose from, too. Prices start at Dhs407, and go up to Dhs1,180 for a complete three-course festive set menu. To order, call 04 4084257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movenpick Bur Dubai The Café at the Movenpick Bur Dubai is offering cooked turkeys with all the trimmings for pick up and delivery across Dubai (Dhs595 and Dhs695 respectively) – orders must be made 72 hours in advance. The Café’s chef has also baked sugar-free ‘Food for Life’ Christmas-shaped cookies, a healthier alternative that are great for gifts, or munching on Christmas morning. For orders, call 04 336 6000 or email email@example.com.
Movenpick JBR As part of their festive winter wonderland in the Lobby Lounge, the Movenpick JBR has a takeaway turkey service between December 24 and 26. As well as the other tasty festive treats from the Christmas market, turkeys with all the trimmings are priced from Dhs480 for 5-6kg. Pick up times are confirmed when you order, call 04 449 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.