The end of the year is fast approaching, and that can only mean these world-class restaurants and bars throughout Jumeirah's luxurious hotels are getting ready for festive feasts and a whole lot of celebrating. With a spectacular array of Christmas and New Year’s Eve events to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, look no further than these top spots.
With the enticing views of the iconic Burj Al Arab as your backdrop, open terraces to take in the cool winter air and a selection of festive favourites to indulge in, The Palmery has a refreshing Christmas dining experience not to be missed. Serving up a spread of international dishes with Arabian influence, the restaurant’s festive experience is a no brainer.
Christmas Eve: From Dhs325, Dhs165 (kids aged 4-11), free (kids below four). Mon Dec 24, 7pm-11pm. Christmas Day: From Dhs495, Dhs190 (kids aged 4-11). Tue Dec 25, 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Al Naseem (04 432 3232).
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam’s little piece of Mexico will be cooking up a delicious feast with a twist the whole family will love. The colourful and vibrant restaurant will have a filling three-course Christmas Eve and Day dinner for Dhs200, along with a splendid brunch with Arabic-inspired restaurant Hanaaya on the big day from Dhs500.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Dhs200 (three-course dinner). Mon Dec 24, 6pm-11pm. Christmas Day brunch: From Dhs500, Dhs200 (kids aged 4-11). Tue Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. 6pm-11pm. Jumeirah Mina A'Salam(04 432 3232).
Khaymat Al Bahar
This authentic Lebanese restaurant with beachside views of Madinat Jumierah is celebrating the festive season with Lebanese sharing dishes from mezza to mixed grills and pastries for all to delight in.
Christmas Eve: À la carte. Mon Dec 24, 7pm-11.30pm. Christmas Day: From Dhs425, Dhs240 (kids aged 4-11). Tue Dec 25, 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr (04 432 3232).
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Christmas with beach vibes? Certainly not your regular affair, which makes Beachcombers Christmas brunch and dinner buffet all the better. Mark the special occasion on the decks of this hideaway overlooking the glistening Arabian Sea at this quaint and relaxed restaurant.
Brunch: From Dhs720. Tue Dec 25, 1pm-4pm. Dinner buffet: Dhs340. Tue Dec 25, 6.30pm-11pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 432 3232).
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
It’s all about those special moments with family and loved ones at Nomad, especially at this festive brunch. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel’s popular restaurant will have turkey stations and a carvery, along with sweet Christmas desserts and a selection of beverages.
From Dhs265, Dhs95 (kids aged 4-11). Tue Dec 25, 1pm-4pm. (04 230 8458).
The talented chefs at Nomad want to take all your troubles in the kitchen away by cooking up a festive turkey with all the trimmings for the whole family to tuck in to.
Available for pick-up Thu Dec 20-Tue 25 Dec. Nomad Restaurant (04 230 8452).
Christmas fun-seekers can head down to Jumeirah Creekside Hotel's winter wonderland featuring two lanes of thrilling bungee jumping action, a train that wanders around the market and a wintry scenery. Kids can get lost in a flurry of snow and battle it out in a snowball fight zone, too.
Free entry. Thu Dec 20-Fri Dec 28. Sun-Wed 3pm until late, Thu-Sat noon until late. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel (04 366 8888).
New Year’s Eve celebrations
The Rib Room
For a sophisticated evening filled with juicy steaks and more, The Rib Room at Jumeirah Emirates Towers is your go-to choice. Take on an exquisite five-course selection of dishes, with each dish prepared with finesse and flair by the talented chefs.
From Dhs400. Restaurant: 8pm-1am. Bar: 8pm-3am. Mon Dec 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 432 3232).
Sultan’s Lounge Private Room, Al Nafoorah and Lalezar
You know a New Year’s Eve event will be special when three luxury restaurants join together to put on brilliant feast. The Sultan’s Lounge Private Room, Al Nafoorah and Lalezar will be serving a contemporary four-course set menu with selected house beverages and free flowing premium bubbly.
Dhs1,750 (ages 16 and above), Dhs875 (ages 4-15). Mon Dec 31. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (04 453 0000).
From sipping on refreshing selected beverages at the open bar to taking on a spread of festive-inspired dishes, this is the spot to ring in the first day of the New Year in style. Enjoy the vast outdoor terrace and views of the iconic Burj Al Arab.
For more information visit: jumeirah.com/festivedining