Ten ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in Dubai

Thanksgiving brunches, takeaway turkeys, cranberry sauce and endless pumpkin pie

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There’s an unaccountable amount of pumpkin pulp being carted around Dubai as we speak, ready to fill crunchy, crumbly, buttery pies. This Thursday (November 22) is Thanksgiving, and we intend to celebrate in full-on Yankee-style. Whether you’re heading out or staying in, be committed to chowing down on that roast turkey. Happy holidays!

Bargain dining at Huddle Sports Bar & Grill
Fancy a low-key Thanksgiving? The Huddle is offering a Thanksgiving dinner crowned with a plump turkey for just Dhs99. Don’t mind if we do.
Dhs99. Thu Nov 22, 7pm-11pm. Citymax Hotel Al Barsha at the Mall, Al Barsha (050 100 7046).

Dig in at The Hide
Celebrate the holiday with a traditional Thanksgiving celebration dinner full of the all-time American favourites at The Hide. Expect succulent roasted turkey, cranberry sauce and bread stuffing casserole, plus a roaring barbecue cooking up smoky classics, polished off with a traditional pumpkin pie.
Dhs399 (inclusive of house beverages). Thu Nov 22, 6pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Devour a set menu at Seafire Steakhouse & Bar
Get stuck into crab corn fritters, savory short rib doughnuts, seasonal pumpkin soup, traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings and mounds of mac 'n' cheese. Finish it off with a pecan pie cheesecake with butter biscuit and vanilla ice cream. There’s also 20 percent on all bottles of American grape.
Dhs250. Thu Nov 22, 5pm-11pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving at Dunes Café
Gather your friends and family and head to Dunes Café for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of slow-roasted turkey, bread stuffing, roasted potatoes, cranberry sauce and lashings of gravy. Round it off with a massive dollop of pumpkin and cinnamon mousse, dark chocolate pecan pie and blueberry cobbler. Let’s fist-bump.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages). Thu Nov 22, 6pm-11pm. Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Embrace the meat sweats at Fogo de Chão
Give thanks the Brazilian way – namely by stuffing your face full of steak. On Thursday November 22, the restaurant will be putting on its full churrascaria experience plus turkey, cranberry chutney, stuffing and pumpkin pie for Dhs290, and if you’re American you’ll get 20 percent off.
Dhs299. Thu Nov 22, 7pm-11pm. Central Park Towers, DIFC (04 343 8867).

Order a pie in
If you’re the type that likes to celebrate the holidays in your PJs (guilty), then order your pie straight to your sofa (alright then, bed). This Thanksgiving you can order a mini pumpkin pie from Clinton St. Baking Company for Dhs75 or a range of pies https://www.timeoutdubai.com/gallery/379209-24-of-dubais-best-pies including pumpkin, pecan, black bottom pecan, apple lattice pie and apple crumb pie for Dhs158. Scrumptious.
Clinton St. Baking Company: Dhs75. Wed Nov 21-Fri Nov 23. Magnolia Bakery: Dhs158. Available from Thu Nov 1-Thu Nov 29. Available via deliveroo, www.deliveroo.ae.

Stretch out and give thanks
American yoga instructor Kelsi Joy is putting on a free Thanksgiving yoga session in JLT park on Tuesday November 27 so you can give thanks to your body and channel some positive vibes (while working off Thursday’s inevitable feast).
Free. Tues Nov 27, 7pm-8pm. JLT Park, JLT Cluster P, www.facebook.com/kelsijoyyoga.

Takeaway turkey at Atlantis The Palm
Fancy a home cooked Thanksgiving but can’t be bothered with the cooking bit? No problem – Atlantis has your cravings covered. Order in your medium (serves six to ten) or large (serves ten to 15) turkey for a roasted bird served with cranberry sauce, bread sauce, sausages, sage and onion stuffing, roast potatoes, honey-glazed parsnips, Brussels sprouts, green beans and carrots. Yum.
Dhs800 (medium), Dhs1,100 (large). Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2000).

Thanksgiving night brunch at Tr!beca
The New York-themed restaurant bar is putting a Thanksgiving spin on its regular Thursday night brunch, with pumpkin risotto, turkey roulade, pecan pie and a lip sync war… Now, give us your best Frank Sinatra impression.
Dhs249. Thu Nov 22, 8pm-midnight. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (050 345 6067).

Unlimited feasting at The Blacksmith Smokehouse
Head to this Thursday evening Thanksgiving feast for a spread of armadillo eggs, sweet and tangy chicken wings and pumpkin hush puppies followed by smoked beef brisket, barbecue apricot duck, sweet potato mash, green beans, cranberry sauce and traditional stuffing. We are salivating at the thought.
Dhs219 (soft drinks). Dhs299 (house drinks), Dhs479 (sparkling). Thu Nov 22, 7pm-11pm. Wyndham Dubai Marina (04 407 8888).

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