Christmas in Dubai 2019: where to buy your takeaway turkey

Stay out of the kitchen and order in a Christmas roast dinner

Christmas in Dubai 2019: where to buy your takeaway turkey

Undoubtedly one of the best things about Christmas Day is Christmas dinner and roast turkey, whether you're celebrating Christmas in Dubai or anywhere else around the world.

Dubai has laid on loads of Christmas brunches (click here for a full list), but if you're looking to stay at home this year, but don't fancy the cooking, it's time to opt for a takeaway turkey.

Think of all the hours you'll save in the kitchen (no one likes peeling Brussels sprouts) and the gravy's probably better than your own.

Sadly you'll still need to do the washing up though...

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.

We've also rounded up loads of Christmas things to do in Dubai, now you don't have to spend all of Christmas Eve cooking...

Here's where to get your takeaway turkey in Dubai this Christmas. Enjoy.

Al Bahou
Dig into a traditional Christmas turkey with all the trimmings including sage stuffing, roast potatoes, glazed car-rots, caramelised chestnuts, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and gravy. Order 72 hours in advance and forget about chopping potatoes this Christmas in Dubai 2019.
Dhs550 (7-8kg), Dhs750 (9-10kg). Dec 24-26. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai (052 630 8954).

Address Dubai Mall
This one will feed a hungry family – and the best part? You can spend more time with them instead of cooking.
Dhs750. Thu Dec 5-Mon Dec 30, Noon-9pm. Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8888).

Order up a turkey or joint of beef, along with stuffing and gravy. Sides include cranberry sauce, roasted honey-glazed carrots, buttered mashed potatoes, chestnuts, braised red cabbage, and glazed Brussels sprouts, plus you’ll get cheesecake for dessert. Order 48 hours in advance.
Dhs400 (2.5kg turkey or 1kg roast beef), Dhs700 (5kg turkey or 2kg roast beef). Dec 1-25. La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Al Safa Street (054 309 5948).

Couqley French Bistro
The French bar and restaurant in JLT is offering the ultimate in Christmas roasts with mouth-watering takeaway turkey feast menus available throughout the winter holidays. Until January 15, 2020, a traditional turkey with wild mushroom stuffing, with sides including roasted Brussels sprouts topped with veal bacon, sweet potato gratin, potato purée, fresh sautéed string beans, roasted baby carrots, cranberry coulis, and rosemary turkey gravy will be whipped up to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Takeaway whole turkeys start at Dhs359, and with all the trimmings prices start at Dhs599. If you’re after Couqley’s new whole turkey with a truffle butter-basted skin, add an extra Dhs100.
From Dhs359 (takeaway, whole turkey). Cluster A, JLT, (04 514 9339).

Have guests over and want to show off your skills in the kitchen but not so good at cooking? The chefs at Crema can help. Order up a traditional roast turkey - spiced, herbed and with a proper home-cooked taste.
Dhs297 (half turkey), Dhs499 (full turkey). Dec 14-30.Order 36 hours in advance. Mövenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

Eat & Meat
Pick up a takeaway turkey to share with your family at this Sheikh Zayed Road hotel.
Dhs555 (5-6kg), Dhs666 (10kg). Dec 15-26. The H Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8630).

Emirates Golf Club
Order up your festive feast from a selection of turkeys, ham joints, roast beef sirloin, a foie gras terrine, plus all the trimmings from this Dubai golf club this Christmas. You can even get a yule log to round it all off.
From Dhs278. Dec 1-Jan 7. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 360 1816). 1st December- 7th January

JA The Resort
The chefs at JA have whipped up a special roast dinner, so you don’t have to. Smiles all around. 
Dhs599. Thu Nov 28- Thu Dec 26. JA The Resort, Jebel Ali (04 814 5566)

Jones the Grocer
Jones the Grocer has revealed a load of festive treats and takeaway Christmas meals. Once again the popular Australian chain is offering roast turkeys complete with all the usual trimmings, plus cranberry sauce and gravy – because, well, it just wouldn’t be Christmas lunch without those. The bird is big enough to feed two families of four and if you want to add six sides as well you can get the lot for Dhs885. Sides on offer include duck fat roasted potatoes, sautéed Brussels sprouts and chestnuts, honey glazed parsnips, cauliflower cheese and more. Plus, if you’re planning a party then the Jones party canapes box could do the trick with a selection of twelve canapes including goats cheese and fig tartlets, smoked salmon bruschetta and more, for Dhs129. Have little ones with a sweet tooth (silly question really)? You can also pick up mince pies and super cute macaron snowmen and reindeer brownies from Dhs6 in store.
Prices vary. Locations include Al Manara and The Dubai Mall

Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Creations Cakery is offering a delicious spread of  goodies for the festive season. From roast turkeys to Christmas puddings, you’re spoilt with choice. Delicious. You can even have a turkey delivered. Winning.
Prices vary. Available for pick-up from Mon Dec 23-Thu Dec 26. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8377).

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Order your festive turkey and get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy a stress-free holiday season thanks to the chefs at Jumeirah.
Prices vary. Available for pick-up from Mon Dec 23-Thu Dec 26. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8452).

Jumeirah Golf Estates
Order a 9kg turkey from this golf club if you're looking to cater for your family this year, but make sure you order in advance of Christmas.
Dhs720. Dec 23-30. Jumeirah Golf Estates (04 360 1816).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Saray’s selection of festive treats and goodies. The hotel’s top chefs will prepare an array of delicious dishes to your liking, so you can enjoy a fine dining experience in the comfort of your own home. Order before December 10 and get 20 percent off, too.
Prices vary. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Choose from either turkey or rib-eye beef (or both, it's Christmas after all) from this Marina spot. They both come with gravy and all the trimmings so you can just pretend you whipped up a festive feast.
Dhs695 (6-7kg), Dhs995 (10kg).Beef: Dhs595 (1.25kg). Nov 25-Jan 10. Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).

La Farine
Dig into a turkey with all the trimmings including apple, celery and chestnut stuffing, market vegetables, mashed potatoes, roasted maple glazed carrots and turnips, with cranberry sauce and turkey gravy.
From Dhs850 (serves ten-12). Nov28-Dec26. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 6414).

La Serre
This swanky French restaurant is offering a roasted turkey with all the trimmings this Christmas. Or if you fancy doing it yourself then you can order a ready to roast turkey to prepare at home. All turkeys are six to seven kilos and come with either sage and onion stuffing or beef chorizo stuffing. They also come with buttered Brussels sprouts, honey-roasted carrots and parsnips, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and a loaf of bread.
Dhs750 (pick up), Dhs800 (delivery). Dec 15-30 (book 48 hours in advance). VIDA Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 528 3779).

Madinat Jumeirah
The succulent takeaway turkey roast is a complete meal with all the trimmings such as chipolata, roast potatoes, roasted vegetables, sauces and homemade mince pies to finish off.
Prices vary. Available for pick-up from Mon Dec 23-Thu Dec 26. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6528).

Meliã Desert Palm Dubai
Order a 6kg turkey with potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, homemade gravy, cranberry sauce and stuffing. Place the order 48 hours in advance.
Dhs550. Dec 15-27. Meliã Desert Palm Dubai (056 681 6175).

The Meydan Hotel
Who needs to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a Christmas turkey when you can treat yourself to a turkey delight made for you? The culinary team at Millennium Lounge have you covered for your festive feast, with a whole roasted turkey served with chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes, roast root vegetables, buttered Brussels sprouts, chicken sausages in blankets, gravy and cranberry sauce with trimming. Oh, and some sweet treats.
Small Turkey package – Dhs750 (small turkey), Dhs850 (large turkey), Dhs1,200 (complete turkey), Dhs65 (additional trimmings). Millennium Lounge, The Meydan Hotel (04 381 3111).

Radisson Blu Dubai Media City
After a stress-free Christmas? Who isn’t? Radisson Blue Dubai Media City is here to help serving up a roast turkey with all the trimmings for Dhs439.
From Dhs439. Dec 1-Jan 5. Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9186).

Raffles Hotel
Celebrate the season in the comfort of your own home and let the experts at Raffles do all the hard work in conjuring up a festive feast – and all you have to do is rock up to pick it up. Think of all the washing up you’ll be avoiding too. Pre-order a juicy turkey from the Wafi-based hotel and decide whether you want to go traditional European or mix it up a bit with some Arabic flavours.

Choose a bird to feed five (Dhs730) or a bird that feeds eight (Dhs1,050) and both come with everything you need to make your lunch a huge success. Plus if you order before Tuesday December 10, you get 20 percent off the price.
From Dhs730. Wafi, Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai (04 324 8888).

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
Can't cook, won't cook? Get a roast turkey with all the trimmings including salads, sides and dessert.
Dhs950 (5-6kg), Dhs1,200 (8-9kg). Dec 5-27. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR (04 318 6150).

The Rose & Crown
Pub grub at home? You got it. From December 23 to Boxing Day you can order a traditional turkey and all the trimming from this Al Habtoor City pub. It comes with Brussels sprouts, buttered carrots, roast-ed parsnips, potatoes, turkey jus and cranberry sauce and will feed six to eight.
Dhs495. Dec 23-26. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0022).

The Tap House
Head to this Palm pub to pick up your roast turkey and all the trimmings this month.
Dhs650. Sun Dec 1-Wed Dec 25. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 514 3778).

Shangri-La Hotel
Just to make your life at home cooking up a slap-up Christmas dinner a lot easier, why not let the culinary team at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai make it for you? Get a turkey takeaway and enjoy a delicious and decadent feast delivered straight to your door. Enjoy a traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings that includes foie gras and chestnut bread stuffing and truffle jus, served with seasonal root vegetables, confit baby potatoes, sautéed porcini mushrooms and Brussels sprouts with smoked turkey bacon. That’s not all, as there’s also a roasted rosemary lamb leg, served with vegetable tagine, stuffed baby marrow, dill rice, dry fruits and nuts, or a whole goose with a five-spice mix served with seasonal root vegetables, roasted baby potato, red cabbage confit with raisins and caramelized chestnuts up for grabs.
From Dhs699 (turkey), Dhs575 (lamb leg), Dhs650 (goose). Sun Dec 1-Mon Dec 30. Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai (04 405 2703).

Fancy a Christmas roast dinner out instead? Check out our essential guide to Christmas Day brunch here.

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