Considering that almost everything is available on demand in Dubai, it's no surprise that you can have a takeaway turkey prepared (and sometimes delivered) too. After all, isn't preparing Christmas dinner yourself so overrated?
Many of these options come with all the trimmings, and some of them with desserts, so you're absolutely spoilt for choice.
Just remember that many of these restaurants need a bit of advance notice to get your order ready, so make sure you call to check.
Of course, there are plenty of other options too if you don't fancy eating at home. Check out our list of Christmas Day brunches in Dubai this year, or if you're going all out, why not book yourself a hotel stay?
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So why not make this the best Christmas yet? Bring on the turkeys!
Go for an Arabic twist this Christmas with a takeaway festive feast from Al Nafoorah. Sides include sautéed vegetables, roast or mashed potatoes and oriental rice with minced lamb and fried nuts.
Dhs650. Throughout December. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atlantis The Palm
This famous hotel on Palm Jumeirah will prepare you a turkey with 48 hours’ notice, with options available for between six and 15 people. Gobble gobble.
From Dhs800. Until Dec 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Besh Turkish Kitchen
Pre-order your oven-roasted stuffed turkey with classic condiments included – because seasoning is everything.
From Dhs549. Daily from Dec 10-31. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Dubai, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).
CityCafé Al Barsha
Try this budget takeaway turkey option with all the trimmings.
Dhs399 (5kg). Sat Dec 1-Tue. Dec 25. Citymax Hotel Al Barsha at The Mall (050 100 7046). Citymax Bur Dubai (050 100 7065).
Clinton St. Baking Company
Takeaway turkey with all the trimmings as well as a range of pies to bring home.
Dhs695 (turkey), Dhs120 (sweet potato side), Dhs210 (mini individual pies). Until Dec 31. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 344 0705).
Opt to dine in, or order and collect your festive turkey from this French restaurant. 48 hours’ notice required.
Dhs119 (single portion), Dhs749 (serves six-eight). Throughout December. Cluster A, JLT, Under the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 514 9339).
Crowne Plaza Dubai
Roast turkey with all the trimmings, priced by the kilo.
Dhs110 (per kilo, minimum 4kg). Until Dec 31. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Celebrate Christmas at home while savouring a hassle-free traditional festive roast, trimmings and desserts. Due to popular demand, pre ordering with advance booking is recommended and the takeaways are available to pick up between 11am and 9pm.
From Dhs475. Daily throughout December. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Get a traditional oven-roasted turkey with all the trimmings.
Dhs720 (8kg). Until Tue Dec 25. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (04 455 9989).
Get an oven-roasted turkey with trimmings including potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, homemade gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing & mince pies.
Dhs595 (6kg), Dhs100 delivery charge). Mon Dec 24-Tue Dec 25. Meliã Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).
Indulge in a gourmet turkey with trimmings prepared by the restaurant’s team of chefs.
Dhs985 (9kg). Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
Try this traditional turkey takeaway with side dishes.
Dhs999 (whole turkey breast and stuffed leg plus two additional portions), Dhs1,299 (two whole turkey breasts and two whole stuffed legs). Dhs1,499 (two whole turkey breasts and two whole stuffed legs plus two side portions). Until Sun Dec 30. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Get a festive turkey takeaway from this JBR hotel.
Dhs550. Sat Dec 1-Tue Dec 25. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2319).
Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club
Festive turkey takeaway with accompaniments, 48 hours’ notice required.
Dhs270 (serves four), Dhs85 (per person for accompaniments). Until Dec 31. Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9999).
Jones the Grocer Al Manara
Turkey takeaway with cranberry sauce, juniper berry-infused gravy as well as sage and apricot stuffing.
Dhs635 (turkey), Dhs885 (turkey with sides). Until Dec 31. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 346 6886).
Choose from a turkey or beef rib-eye as part of a special hamper that includes all the trimmings and gravy. 24 hours’ notice required.
Dhs695 (6-7kg turkey), Dhs995 (10kg turkey), Dhs595 (1.25kg beef rib-eye). Until Dec 31. Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).
Enjoy a traditional turkey takeaway from this Sheikh Zayed Road spot.
O Dhs690 (serves eight-ten), Dhs850 (serves 11-13). Fri Dec 21-Tue Dec 25. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4305).
La Farine Café & Bakery
This traditional festive turkey is prepared by a team of chefs from JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, and it’s served with all the trimmings, feeding ten to 12 guests.
From Dhs850. Available until January 1, 2019. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
Media One Hotel
Try this festive turkey takeaway prepared by the hotel’s chefs.
Dhs599 (serves six to eight). Until Dec 31. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 427 1000).
This turkey takeaway is available with a minimum 24-hour advance order. It comes with cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, roasted veggies, Brussels sprouts, green beans and chestnuts.
From Dhs550. Daily throughout December. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeriah Lakes Towers (04 429 8789).
Perry & Blackwelder’s
For a classic US experience, dig into this takeaway turkey from Perry & Blackwelders. You’ll get a roast turkey – in either 6kg or 11kg – as well as sides of roast or mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, boiled cabbage, grilled corn and carrots. Fancy dessert? add on a homemade sweet potato pie for Dhs175.
Dhs495 (6kg), Dhs650 (6kg with trimmings), Dhs850 (11kg and trimmings). Until Dec 31. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, email@example.com (04 366 6197).
This gourmet festive takeaway menu is bound to impress your guests, including a roasted turkey with all the trimmings and a hazelnut yule log, just to really tip you over the edge.
From Dhs700. Daily throughout December. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Turkey takeaway with all the traditional trimmings.
Dhs950. Arabian Ranches Golf Club (056 370 5783).
Take an Italian twist on your roast turkey with this swanky Madinat eatery.
Dhs525 (6kg), Dhs575 (6kg with sides), Dhs845 (9kg with sides). Daily througout December. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 432 3232).
Sheraton Mall of the Emirates
Turkey with Brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce, 48 hours’ notice required.
Dhs549 (5kg-6kg). Mon Dec 10-Mon Dec 31. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 377 2006).
Swissôtel Al Ghurair
Get a traditional turkey takeaway. 72 hours’ notice is required to order.
Dhs655. Wed Dec 5-Tue Dec 25. Swissôtel Al Ghurair, Al Rigga (04 293 3000).
The Great British Festive Roast
The package features a boneless roast turkey breast and stuffed legs with extras including mince pies, desserts and crackers. Sides include gluten-free cocktail sausages, braised red cabbage, honey-roasted parsnips, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts and a choice of bread sauce, cranberry sauce or gravy.
From Dhs399. Until Dec 31. Collection from Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road email@example.com.
The Meydan Hotel
Enjoy a festive takeaway turkey with all the trimmings including chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes and root vegetables, buttered Brussels sprouts, chicken sausages and gravy.
Dhs750 (7kg-9kg), Dhs850 (9kg-12kg). The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
Take the stress out of the kitchen and order a traditional roast turkey-to-go, which includes a medium or large turkey with all the trimmings, three appetisers, a selection of eight side dishes and fruit pie.
From Dhs750 Until Mon Dec 31, open 24/7. DIFC (04 372 2330).
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
The luxury hotel will dispatch a team of merry-makers to your home – including a chef, waiter and steward – to prepare the perfect festive dinner. They’ll prepare the whole meal, set everything up and then clean up after.
Dhs5,950. Until Dec 31. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR (04 318 6150).
Turkey takeaway with sides and other festive accompaniments.
Dhs559 (serves five to seven). Sat Dec 15-Tue Dec 25. The Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 242 7882).