Christmas eve restaurant offers in Dubai

144 festive brunches, lunches and dinners in Dubai

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Alfie’s

An intimate atmosphere to celebrate Christmas the British way.
Prices à la carte. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).

Al Hambra
Add a touch of Spanish flavour to your celebration with “Navidad” favourites and flamenco dancers.
Prices à la carte. 6pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).

Asado
Make merry the Argentine way with a barbecue feast and live band in a venue reminiscent of a Latino country house.
Prices à la carte, half-price (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 7pm-midnight. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

BiCE Mare
A la carte seafood restaurant in a beautiful setting.
Prices à la carte. Noon-11.30pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).

Biggles
Enjoy the chef’s special festive menu with a selection of gourmet delights.
Prices à la carte. 7pm-2am. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Bistrot Bagatelle
Signature turkey dishes and à la carte menu at this French restaurant in Fairmont Dubai.
Prices à la carte. 8pm until late. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 5035).

Brothaus Bakery-Bistro
German à la carte menu with mulled grape.
Prices à la carte. 6.30am-1pm. Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay (04 369 0000).

Cabana
A festive dinner that offers guests the chance to dine in a private cabana, or out on the terrace, with stunning views of Burj Khalifa.
Prices à la carte. 7pm-11.30pm. Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8888).

Cactus Jacks
Celebrate the season with an authentic Latino festive dining experience, featuring a Christmas menu and live music from 11pm to 3am.
Prices à la carte. 6pm-3am. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Casa de Tapas
Count your way down to Christmas with 50 percent off à la carte orders throughout the day.
50 percent off à la carte. Noon-midnight. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).

Couqley
Festive dishes to order à la carte, including a delicious turkey dinner and foie gras poele.
Prices à la carte. Throughout December. Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 514 9339).

D70 Bar
Christmas-themed mixed drinks and French fare at this chic restaurant.
Prices à la carte. 6pm-2am. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

D&A
Tuck into festive favourites or order pub fare.
Prices à la carte. Dhs325. 6pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Da Vinci’s
Enjoy Italian festive flavours in an intimate surroundings at this long-standing spot.
Prices à la carte. 7pm-midnight. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

DXB Grill
The Christmas menu at this dining concept features tender meat served on skewers, high-quality steaks and seafood.
Prices à la carte. 7pm-midnight. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Elevate
Join party people for stunning views of Dubai Marina’s glittering skyline while sipping festive mixed drinks.
Prices à la carte. 3pm-2am. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 9988).

Flow
Festive specials in December at this healthy-eating hub.
Prices à la carte. 9am-5pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 293 4430).

Katana Dubai
À la carte menu with Christmas-inspired mixed drinks.
Prices à la carte. 8pm-midnight. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 277 8808).

La Cantine du Faubourg
Delicious three-course meals inspired by the festive season.
Prices à la carte. Dec 1 to Dec 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 352 7105).

La Parilla
À la carte Christmas dinner and views of the Arabian Gulf from 25 floors up.
Prices à la carte. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Reform Social & Grill
Warm yourselves with mulled grape, a festive set menu and barbecue specials.
Prices à la carte. All day. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).

Rockfish
Sensational seafood in an unforgettable setting.
Prices à la carte. 12.30pm-3.30pm (lunch), 6.30pm-11.30pm (dinner). Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).

Sapori di BiCE
Exclusive dishes and desserts as Christmas is done the Italian way. À la carte dining and children's activities.
Prices à la carte. Noon-11.30pm. City Walk Dubai, Al Safa Street (04 344 2550).

Sicilia
A special menu of Italian favourites lika mamma used to make, with a festive twist.
Prices à la carte. 6.30pm-11pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).

The Irish Village
A Christmas favourite for a simple evening out in one of the city's best festive atmospheres, with music from DJ Marky Mark.
Prices à la carte. 7pm. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 282 4750).

Thiptara
Try Thai cuisine with an emphasis on Bangkok-style seafood this Christmas Eve.
Prices à la carte. Only kids aged 12 and above will be admitted. 6pm-midnight. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Trattoria Toscana
Feast on rustic Italian favorites.
Prices à la carte. 11am-midnight. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

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360°
Festive sunset brunch with breathtaking views.
Dhs295. 5pm-8pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Accents Restaurant
Enjoy a lavish three-course festive menu featuring traditional roasted turkey and plum pudding.
Dhs240 (soft drinks), Dhs340 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6669).

Al Forsan
Festive dinner buffet overlooking the desert.
Dhs250 (food only), Dhs420 (house beverages), Dhs450 (sparkling), Dhs125 (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). 7pm-11pm, Dec 24 to Dec 30. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road (04 809 6194).

Alta Badia

Three-course dinner in this 50th floor Italian.
Dhs275, Dhs400 (grape pairing), Dhs150 (kids aged four to 11). 6.30pm-1am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).

Ashiana
Three-course set menu plus entertainment from a live band.
Dhs179 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Tower, Deira (04 228 1111).

Asia Asia
An Oriental set menu with unlimited beverages and Dubai Marina views.
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), D599 (house beverages), Dhs699 (premium beverages). Until Dec 30. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 276 5900).

Atisuto
Fried chicken – Japan’s favourite Christmas dish –features among a selection of dishes in a seasonal four-course sharing menu at this Japanese chain.
Dhs179 (for two people). 10am-midnight (Ibn Battuta branch opens at 8am). Until Jan 15. Al Ghurair next to Spinneys Supermarket, Deira (800 284 7886). Other locations: Bay Square, Ibn Battuta Mall.

Ayamna
Set menu includes Ayamna grill, turkey and vegetarian set menus. Ages eight and above.
Dhs225, kids half-price. 7pm-midnight. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Bayside Restaurant & Terrace
Christmas Eve dinner buffet overlooking the Dubai Canal.
Dhs145 (adults), half-price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay (04 369 0000).

Besh Turkish Kitchen
Relax on the terrace and enjoy a festive three-course menu while taking in the city skyline.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).

Bidi Bondi
Try a festive signature Angus beef burger.
From Dhs80. 10am-10pm. Throughout Dec. Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).

Big Chefs
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.

Blue Orange
Christmas Eve buffet dinner at this international spot.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs490 (house beverages), Dhs590 (bubbly), Dhs195 (kids aged six to 11). 6pm-11pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Jumeirah (04 511 7136).

BLVD On One
Indulge in seasonal favourites including turkey and trimmings.
Dhs195. 6.30pm-11.30pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 9988).

BOCA
Sample festive favourites from a seasonal menu at this European tapas restaurant.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs590 (bubbly), free (kids under nine). Until Jan 7. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 323 1833).

Boulevard Kitchen
Tuck into a five-course family-style set menu at this casual Arabesque restaurant.
Dhs179 (with welcome drink), Dhs85 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 7pm-11pm. Manzil Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5928).


Brasserie Quartier
A festive buffet featuring fresh seafood and oyster bar, beef carving station and live jazz band.
Dhs260 (four-course set menu). 12.30pm-3.30pm. The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City (0435 5555).
Bread Street Kitchen
A festive set menu featuring tartare of fresh smoked salmon followed by turkey or vegetarian dinner with all the trimmings and pudding.
Dhs250 (three-course set menu excluding beverages), Dhs95 (per child). 6pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Caravan
Savour a festive buffet while the children enjoy a gingerbread decorating class.
Dhs215 (soft drinks), Dhs320 (house beverages), Dhs100 (kids aged five to 12). 1pm-3pm. Dec 23. The Ritz-Carlton, The Walk, opposite JBR (04 318 6150).

Cucina
Feast on a three-course dinner menu at this Italian in Deira.
Dhs150 (food only), Dhs225 (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Al Muraqqabat, Deira (04 607 7977).

Cucina, The Italian Kitchen
Special festive menu for lunch and dinner.
Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs160 (festive beverages), half-price (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Noon-3pm (lunch), 4pm onwards (dinner). Courtyard by Marriott, Dubai Green Community (04 885 2222).

Day & Night Restaurant
Enjoy a buffet featuring turkey, home-made giblet gravy and herb-roasted potatoes.
Dhs140 (soft drinks), Dhs70 (kids from seven to 12 years including soft drinks, Christmas mocktails and non-alcoholic bubbles), free (kids under six). 5pm-11pm. Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites & Apartments (04 381 8888).
Deck Se7en
Enjoy Christmas under the stars with your family and friends over a barbeque feast including meats, fresh seafood and desserts. Dhs150 per person for soft beverages and Dhs250 per person with unlimited house beverages.
Dhs150 (soft beverages), Dhs250 (house beverages). Sun Dec 24, 7pm-10.30pm. Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 304 9000).
ET Sushi
A three-course set Japanese menu at this swish spot at Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Dhs180 (mocktail). Noon-midnight. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).

Ewaan
Festive buffet featuring traditional roasts, pies and pastries.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 7pm-midnight. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Farriers
A family-friendly lunch and dinner buffets overlooking Meydan Racecourse.
Lunch: Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages); Dinner: Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged five to 12), complimentary meal (kids under five). 12.30pm-3pm (lunch), 6.30pm-11pm (dinner). The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).

Fountain Restaurant
Christmas buffet including lavish turkey cuts and tender meat, plus a visit from Santa Claus.
Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (grape and hops), Dhs275 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 7pm-10.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, Oud Metha (04 336 6000).

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown
Christmas Eve dinner buffet with festive favorites including roasted turkey, duck breast and a range of Christmas desserts.
Dhs95 (soft drinks), Dhs150 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Call for times. Downtown Dubai (04 501 3115).

Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
Spend Christmas Eve at the Mezzanine floor in Charlies, Luigi’s and the Moroccan for a festive set menu including roast turkey with trimmings and a range of desserts.
Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Call for times. Sheikh Zayed Road (056 414 2213).

Galeries Lafayette, Le Gourmet
Fishy festive brunch with smoked salmon, prawn cocktail and seasonal roasts.
Dhs165 (adults), Dhs80 (kids six and above), free (kids under six). Dec 22. Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).

Garden
A Peruvian Christmas Eve set-menu dinner.
Dhs225 per person (food only). Sun Dec 24, 6pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

Garden on 8
Evening roast brunch with live cooking stations.
Dhs199 (unlimited food). 7pm-10.30pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Grapeskin
Wear a Christmas jumper and get a free mulled beverage.
Dhs150 (homemade festive punch jug), Dhs30 (mulled beverages). Dec 10-25. 4pm-1am. La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk (054 309 5948).

Horizon all-day dining
Buffet dinner offering Christmas dishes including turkey, mince pies and other treats with a visit from Santa.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (selected house beverages), Dhs99 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Amwaj Rotana Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 2000).

Jodhpur Royal Dining

Nine-course tasting menu.
Dhs259 (food only, excluding tax), Dhs175 (additional charge for grape pairing, excluding tax). 7pm-11.30pm. Roda Al Murooj, Downtown Dubai (04 355 9846).

JW’s Steakhouse
Unwind amid great company at the award-winning JW’s Steakhouse.
Dhs275 (food only). 7pm-midnight. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Al Muraqqabat, Deira (04 607 7977).

Kalea
Christmas buffet with a turkey carving station and all the trimmings.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs95 (kids aged four to 12). 6.30pm-11pm. Lapita Hotel Dubai, Dubai Parks And Resorts, Jebel Ali (04 810 9421).

Kaleidoscope
Palate-pleasing flavours and textures from European and Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by dishes from northern Africa, India and the Levant region.
Buffet lunch: Dhs220 (excluding beverages). Buffet dinner: Dhs320 (excluding beverages). 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6pm-11pm. Atlantis The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Karma Kafe
Enjoy delightful pan-Asian fusion cuisine combining the best of the orient and modern cuisine, with three tasty set menus to choose from.
Festive Lotus four-course set menu: Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages) Dhs499 (premium beverages); Festive Dragonfly five-course set menu: Dhs299 (soft beverages), Dhs499 (house beverages), (Dhs599 (premium beverages); Festive Imperial five-course set menu: Dhs399 (soft beverages), Dhs599 (house beverages), Dhs699 (premium beverages). Until Dec 30. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).

Latest Recipe
Enjoy a festive buffet.
Dhs295 (sparkling grape and house beverages), Dhs145 (kids aged six to 11). 7pm-11pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).

Level Seven
Get a jump on the holiday season with a Christmas Eve brunch featuring eclectic beats getting you in the mood for the after-party.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (selected drinks). 7pm-11pm. W Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

Liwan Restaurant
Treat your senses with festive roasts and grills made freshly on the many live cooking stations while being serenade by a festive choir. Santa Claus will also be in attendance to leave a special gift for every child.
From Dhs145 (soft drinks, chilled juices, water, tea & coffee). 7pm-11pm. Swissotel Al Ghurair Dubai, Deira (04 293 3262).

Loca
Enjoy Fiesta de Noche Buena at this Latin American favourite at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort
Dhs35 (draught hops), Dhs30 (spirits, grapes and bottled hops). Happy hour until 10pm; restaurant closes at 2am. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).

Loca 2.0
Festive fun at the new-ish big brother of a Dubai institution.
Dhs35 (draught hops), Dhs30 (spirits, grapes and bottled hops). Extended happy hour until 10pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (0 4 449 4455).

Lock, Stock & Barrel
Tuck into a proper festive roast, complete with stuffed turkey and trimmings. A festive brunch every Friday in December, which features three rounds of seasonally inspired dishes and mulled beverages.
Festive Roast: Dhs129. 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).

Loumi Restaurant
Begin the merry-making with a Christmas-themed dinner buffet plus mixed drinks and mocktails.
Dhs165 (unlimited soft drinks), Dhs195 (10 house beverages), Dhs100 (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). 7pm-11:30pm. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Mashrabiya Lounge
Festive afternoon tea with baked log cakes, stollen and hot chocolate.
Dhs155 (with hot chocolate for an extra Dhs45). Noon-6pm, Dec 1 to Jan 6. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

Mistral
Christmas culinary delights from around the globe, with unlimited beverages.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).

Na3Na3
An elegant festive dinner buffet featuring roast turkey with all the trimmings and Yule logs, plus classic songs and lively pipe music.
Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs320 (house beverages), Dhs125 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids aged five and under). 7pm-11pm Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8888).

Nasimi Restaurant
With a breathtaking view of Dubai’s skyline, enjoy à la carte and set menu dining.
Dhs160 (two-course set menu excluding beverages), Dhs190 (three-course set menu excluding beverages), Dhs240 (four-course set menu excluding beverages). 6pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Nezesaussi Grill
Enjoy festive food and three festive beverages. Children under five dine for free.
Dhs195. 7pm-10pm. Manzil Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5927).

Nosh

Christmas buffet with traditional carvings, trimmings, puddings and an al fresco lakeside view.
Dhs165 (soft beverages), Dhs275 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

Olea Levantine Restaurant
Evening brunch with international buffet, inside and outside seating, children's play area and visit from Santa Claus.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs145 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 7pm-11pm. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).

Ostro
Choose from roasted duck breast with festive trimmings or a meal from the à la carte menu with unlimited sparkling juice.
Dhs85 (soft drinks), half-price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 6.30pm-11pm. dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 567 2246).

Perry & Blackwelder’s
Two-course set menu in a casual American-style setting.
Dhs250. 11am-11.30pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Q43
International food including seasonal favourites, served in an upbeat atmosphere with views of the Palm Jumeirah 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). Until Dec 30. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).

Ricetta
All-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet at this Italian.
Dhs180. 7pm-midnight. Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).

Ronda Locatelli
Set menu includes borlotti beans soup and mussels, pan-fried black bass and panettone butter pudding with honey truffle ice cream.
Dhs190 (three-course set menu), Dhs240 (four-course set menu). 6pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Royal China
Set seafood gourmet menu or house dinner menu 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 three-course paired tapas menu.
From Dhs200. Noon-1am. Dec 7 to Dec 26. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar
Set menu including prawn cocktail, roast turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding. Live entertainment.
Dhs295 (excluding beverages). 5pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (0 4 426 2622).

Segreto
Italian delicacies and smaller bites on a rooftop terrace.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs395 (Italian bubbly), Dhs90 (three beverages and a bar snack). 3pm-midnight. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Shang Palace
Enjoy a taste of China with a 10-course family set menu, including Chinese-style turkey.
Dhs288 (food only), Dhs478 (house beverages). 7pm-midnight. Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Shiba
Chinese and Japanese four-course set menu prepared by Japanese and Chinese chefs. Indoor or outdoor seating overlooking Meydan Racecourse.
Dhs290 (food only), Dhs450 (half-bottle of house grape). 7pm-11.30pm. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).

Skye & Walker
Traditional festive fare from a lavish buffet.
Dhs120. 7pm-11pm. Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek, Deira (04 213 1221).

Spice & Ice
Enjoy Christmas Friday brunch and traditional Christmas carvery dinner with unlimited house beverages, with resident DJ playing festive classics.
Dhs199 (including house beverages). Fri Dec 22, noon-4pm. Cluster A, JLT (04 421 1356).

Sultan’s Lounge
Festive afternoon tea and a life-sized gingerbread house await here.
Dhs220 (signature tea selection), Dhs250 (glass of grape). 2.30pm-6.30pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

The Agency
Tuck into a turkey roast dinner at this popular grape bar.
Dhs180 (half a bottle of house grape). Noon-1am. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

The Atlantic

Dive into a fresh seafood set menu plus unlimited beverages with 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 Edge
Relax at this poolside barbecue with an array of options.
Dhs215 (excluding beverages). 6pm-11pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

The Exchange Grill
A four-course Christmas Eve set menu featuring fine-dining specialities served with refined grape.
Dhs250 (food only), Dhs399 (grape pairing). 7pm-midnight. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

The Lounge
Ring in the festive period with a Jingle Bell afternoon tea with a selection of festive sweets and canapés served with a seasonal welcome drink of tea or coffee.
Dhs170, Dhs240 (a glass of bubbly). 3pm-6pm. Dec 6 to Dec 26. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

The Market Place
Select from a variety of international dishes, live stations and Christmas desserts.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Al Muraqqabat, Deira (04 607 7977).

The Rose & Crown
Traditional Christmas turkey and other festive meats.
Dhs85. From noon. Dec 7 to Dec 26. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0022).

The Talk
Festive buffet featuring traditional dishes and live stations. Live DJ, kids’ corner, festive carols and a visit from Santa.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 6.30pm-11pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 449 8888).

Trader Vic’s Madinat Jumeirah
Christmas menus featuring smoked salmon or pan-seared foie gras for starters, monkfish, lamb shank or the rolled stuffed turkey for main and Christmas pudding.
From Dhs198 (group set menu), Dhs298 ( three-course dinner menu). Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5646).

Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar
Unlimited drinks and a set menu with Christmas treats, festive décor, mistletoe and Santa.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs449 (bubbly). 7pm-11pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (050 345 6067).

Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo

Three-course set menu with entertainment from a Christmas choir.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs289 (house beverages), free (kids under six). 7pm-11pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 228 1111).

ZOCO Dubai
Savor a traditional South American set menu.
Dhs250 (soft drinks). 7pm-late. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0044).

Zuma
A festive dinner the Japanese way at this unfailingly great Dubai dining institution. Worth checking out.
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, Podium Level, DIFC (04 425 5660).

Dhs300-499

101 Lounge & Marina
Christmas Eve four-course dinner set menu.
Dhs450 (excluding beverages), Dhs550 (a glass of bubbly), Dhs250 (kids aged six to 12). 7pm-11pm. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1030).

Amaseena
A festive buffet featuring Arabic delicacies, seafood, a live Arabic duo performance, tanoura and belly dancer.
Dhs350 (live stations and soft drinks), Dhs450 (live stations and house beverages), Dhs200 (kids aged five to 12). 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).

Beachcombers
Festive dinner buffet.
Dhs325. 6.30pm-11pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Bistro Des Arts
Enjoy a Christmas menu at this charming French eatery.
Dhs325 (four-course set menu). 7am-11pm. Dec 1 to Dec 31. Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina (04 551 1576).

Bubbles Bar & Deck Se7en
Dance the night away with free flow of selected house beverages and bites. Watch the fireworks over the Arabian Gulf at Deck Se7en for Dhs100 extra!
Dhs300 per person. Sun Dec 24, 10pm-3am. Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 304 9000).
Celebrities
Set dinner including traditional turkey with stuffing at this elegant international spot.
Dhs460, Dhs740 (sommelier selection). 7pm-11.30pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 9999).

Chival
Traditional German goose served with six sides. Also available for takeaway.
Dhs450 (for two, half a goose), Dhs750 (for four, full goose). La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 403 3111).

Dunes Café
International buffet including goose, turkey and dessert.
Dhs350 (food only), Dhs475 (house beverages), Dhs625 (bubbly), Dhs175 (kids aged five to 12). 7pm-midnight. Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Feast
Cosy Christmas Eve buffet dinner with festive treats from around the world.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages and bubbly). 6pm-11pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4444).

Frankie’s Bar & Grill
Exclusive white truffle menu with free bottle of bubbly per table of four.
Dhs320 (pre-set menu). Fri-Sun noon-3pm, 7pm-1am; Mon-Thu noon-3pm, 6pm-1am. JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai Marina (04 399 4311).

Gaucho Dubai
Christmas brunch in a stylish Argentine setting.
Dhs420 (Rudolph the Reindeer), Dhs495 (Santa Claus), Dhs595 (Jingle Bells), Dhs695 (Snowflake), Dhs100 (Brunch Extension). Noon-11.30pm. Podium Level, Gate Village 5, DIFC (04 422 7898).

Graze
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).

Hakkasan Dubai
Festive menu including small eats, main course, dessert, welcome mixed drink and water (minimum of two).
Dhs438. 7pm-12.30am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).

Hoi An
Stray from the traditional this Christmas and explore the flavours of Vietnam with a seven-course set menu.
Dhs395 (food only), Dhs595 (grape pairing and one glass of bubbly). 7pm-midnight. Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Imperium
International Christmas buffet with a New Orleans theme.
Dhs350 (glass of bubbly upon arrival). 6.30pm-11pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Il Capo
A festive set menu featuring authentic Italian favourites paired with carols and swing music
Dhs300 (set menu and soft beverages). 7pm onward. The Westin Dubai - Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
Le Cirque
The Noel Avec Le Chef package includes a three-course menu, cheese selection and traditional buche de Noel.
Dhs325. From 7pm. The Ritz Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2444).

Le Petit Belge
Four-hour package offering limitless drinks and Christmas classics.
Dhs300, free (children under 12). Noon until late. Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel & Residence, Jumeirah Lakes Tower (04 242 7794).

Mercury Lounge
Christmas degustation menu including signature Mediterranean sharing dishes and many festive favourites.
Dhs350 (soft drinks). 6pm-11pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 270 7804).

Observatory Bar & Grill
Indulge in a four-course festive set menu against the backdrop views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah.
Dhs399 (house beverage), Dhs450 (bubbly). 6pm-11pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

Prime Steakhouse
Four-course set menu with fine cuts of premium beef and a half-bottle of house grape.
Dhs390 (food only), Dhs550 (half-bottle of house grape). 7pm-11.30pm. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).

Quattro Passi
Chef Giuseppe showcases Quattro Passi’s “La Vigilia di Natale”, a spectacular four-course Christmas Eve menu.
Dhs380, Dhs550 (grape pairing). 7pm-11.30pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 9988).

Raffles Dubai
Azur serves a European-style feast with live carvery and grill stations.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages), Dhs200 (kids aged seven to 12), free (kids under six). 7pm-midnight. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

Roberto's
Four-course dinner menu featuring aperitivo, free aperitivo bites and live DJ.
Dhs350 (four-course menu), Dhs550 (four-course menu with grape pairing), A la carte (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Aperitivo: 4pm-8pm; Notte di Natale: 7pm. Gate Village, DIFC (04 386 0066).

Scape Restaurant and Lounge
A la carte or four-course dinner in the open air.
Dhs420. 6pm-11pm. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera
Festive menu plus lunch and dinner à la carte menus.
Dhs450 per person, free (kids under six, from kids' menu). Noon-11pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 3627312).

Spike Bar
Enjoy a round of golf on the Faldo Course, followed by a festive feast.
Dhs395 (food only), Dhs560 (golf, food and house beverages, including a bottle of sparkling grape). 2pm onwards. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).

The Artisan
Try the Feast Of The Seven Fishes Italian tradition.
Dhs360 per person (excluding tax). 8pm-midnight. Daman Tower, DIFC (04 338 8133).

The Beach Bar & Grill
Set menu featuring turbot or roasted turkey with stuffing.
Dhs440, Dhs720 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 9999).

The City Grill
Themed set menu of South African dishes.
Dhs300 (soft beverages), Dhs400 (house beverages), Dhs470 (sparkling grape). Noon-4pm. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0088).

The Hide
Dig into prime cuts and American favourites.
Dhs395 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

The Palmery
A selection of international dishes and festive favourites.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs165 (kids aged four-11), free (kids under four). 7pm-11pm. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

The Restaurant at Address Boulevard
A sumptuous five-course festive dinner at this opulent French spot.
Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (house beverages). 7pm onwards. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

The Rib Room
Three-course dinner.
Dhs350 (including a glass of mulled grape). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).

Dhs500-699
Skyview Bar
A festive sky tea at one of the city’s most stunning spots.
Dhs620 (with a glass of bubbly). 1pm-5pm. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

STAY by Yannick Alléno
Five-course set dinner menu at this fabulous French spot.
Dhs525 (excluding beverages). 7pm-11pm. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 399 9999).



Dhs700+
J&G Steakhouse
A four-course menu of holiday favourites and signature dishes. No children under 12.
Dhs750 (four-course set menu). 6.30pm-midnight. The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara
Push the boat out and enjoy a delightful six-course degustation menu next to an aquarium at this eye-popping spot.
Dhs995. 7pm-midnight. Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Ossiano
Dive into an eight-course menu at this underwater restaurant. For ages ten and above. Live music with Salha and the Million Dollar Band.
Dhs995 (set menu). 6.30pm-11pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2622).

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