Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Dubai City? To help you make the most of the offerings in the city, SignetRing has tested, indulged, curated and sealed a Yuletide guide for Christmas Eve and Day celebrations. Grab your stockings and a mug of cheer as you browse through the list of promising venues providing the perfect setting.
Festive and Merry
1. Raffles Dubai
Offerings : Raffles offers the perfect destination bursting with Christmas charm and wonder. Raffles Ballroom and Garden are transformed into a traditional Festive setting, adorned by shimmering Swarovski chandeliers. The extensive buffet and live stations are both in and outdoor with a surprise around every corner. Tunes by DJ Jas playing old-school favorites, Christmas carols and pop classics while the little ones keep busy in the kids’ zone with bouncy castles, balloon bending, clowns and a special appearance by Santa. This sure is a venue promising to be a real family favorite.
When : 25th December, 12:30pm-4:30pm Pricing : AED 595 per adult.
2. Madinat Souk Amphitheater Christmas Brunch
Offerings : This destination is home to an array of activities and entertainment designed to bring the spirit of christmas to the whole family. A traditional christmas fare with a fusion of international dishes, live cooking stations and wide selection of drinks. Santa visits each table adding a personal touch. kids can indulge in fun activities which include ice skating, snow globe house, snow fight zone, horizontal bungee, train rides and market activities.
When : 25th December, 12pm-5pm Pricing : AED 850 per adult, AED 500 for kids aged 12-20 yrs, AED 250 for Kids aged 4-11 yrs, kids aged 0-3 is free.
3. The Act, Shangri La Hotel, Sheik Zayed Road
Offerings : A Dining experience truly unique coupled with a spectacular Christmas show filled with a magnificent performance. Some of the most interesting, weird, and wonderful international performers take to the stage throughout a night of live music, dance and world class theatre. The Act promises to deliver an evening that will dazzle you and have you talking about it for days on end.
When : 24th December, 8:30pm-3am Pricing : AED 450 per person (for a minimum of 2 guests)
4. Azure Bleu and Sur Mer, Meydan Beach
Offerings : Who says Christmas has to be in a snowy wonderland surrounded by pines. Enjoy Christmas with a twist, on a sandy shore with live music and the sound of lapping water. Azure Bleu and Sur Mer at Meydan Beach come together to offer a traditional christmas day brunch with a four-course set menu in a laid back setting.
When : 25th December, 12pm-3pm Pricing : AED 350
5. Mediteraneando Christmas Brunch at Boardwalk
Offerings : The popular Boardwalk restaurant, located at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, is an ideal venue for those looking for an experience encapsulating a time for friends and family to get together and catch up, whilst enjoying stunning sunset views of the Dubai Creek and indulging in the very best of Mediterranean sea food.
When : 25th December, 12pm-4pm Pricing : AED 185 for food and soft beverages. AED 325 for food and selected beverages.
Fancy and Formal
Offerings : One of the most desirable dining venues in the region, Prime68, awarded highly commended steakhouse, promises a glamorous Christmas experience second to none. With a six-course boutique set-menu coupled with the magnificent views of Dubai's skyline, this venue offers the ultimate fine dining christmas experience.
When : 24, 25 and 26 December, from 7pm to midnight. Pricing : AED 750 per person including house beverages
Offerings : Celebrate this Christmas in luxurious style, surrounded by contemporary glamour and opulence at Gaucho, located in the center of DIFC. This fine dining escape offers a sumptuous 5-course set menu featuring authentic flavors of Argentina and traditional festive spirit. Five course menu will be supplemented by unlimited soft drinks, wine and beer, plus selected signature cocktails.
When : 25th December, 12 noon – 4pm, Pricing : AED650 per adult. Aed 350 per Child
3. Pierchic, Al Qasr
Offerings : Be sure to experience a heavenly feast with stunning views at this top notch fine-diner. Guests can expect a Seafood extravaganza at this luxurious three-course brunch menu with free-flowing drinks.
When : 25th December, 12 noon – 4pm. Pricing : AED 650 inclusive of soft drinks. Aed 800 inclusive of house drinks
Lazy and Laid Back
1. The Irish Village
Offerings :Promises the perfect laid back family lunch on a terrace area, with live music and festive offerings which includes a traditional buffet, laden with christmas specialties including a carvery, turkey and all the trimmings.
When : 25th December, 12 noon – 4pm Pricing : AED199 per person, AED 99 for children below 12 years.
2. Perry & Blackwelder’s (P&B’s)
Offerings: Enjoy a platter of southern hospitality and unwind watching the scene outdoors at the Madinat Jumeirah. P&B's Christmas Day set Menu promises to be festive and flavorful.
When : 25th December , 12.30pm to midnight. Pricing : Dhs 250 and Dhs 125 for kids (excluding beverages)
3. Butcha Steakhouse and Grill
Offerings: Begin the meal with hearty and homemade Butcha Soup accompanied by an Artisan bread and pastry, and a variety of appetizers like Butcha Cheese Salad and Cold Cuts Boards. Feast upon a traditional whole roast turkey with a traditional stuffing, served with vegetable and traditional cranberry sauce and House Made BBQ sauce. Followed by a traditional Turkish Baklava and Poached Pear for dessert.
When : 27th November – 31st December 2015, 12pm-12am Pricing : AED195 per person
Stop by and Take Away
Offerings: Literally the biggest Christmas TAKE AWAY (not kidding, and its huge btw!) Choose from Whole Baked Salmon Fillet with Apricot Marmalade or Traditional Turkey with roast chestnuts and sautéed vegetables.
When : All through December Pricing : Turkey for 10 – 12 people starting from AED 550
Starting from AED 450 for the Salmon. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
2. Pantry Cafe
Offerings: Parsley Lemon and garlic butter roasted turkey(5kg) with Gravy. Turkey Roll(2.5kg) stuffed with merguez sausage, with chestnut and cranberries.
When : 25th December Pricing : Turkey(5kg) with Gravy- AED530, Turkey Roll(2.5kg)- AED 400, Orders must be placed 72 hours in advance.
3. Bring home Pots, Pans & Boards this Christmas
Offerings: Celebrate the joy of Christmas with a mouth-watering take-away feast at Pots, Pans & Boards. Kick-start the meal with Torchon of foie-gras wrapped in gingerbread with kumquat, vanilla marmalade and Brioche, followed by a succulent 72-hour slow cooked spiced wagyu short ribs, sealed by a delicious Guanaja chocolate Christmas log.
The dinner can feed up to 8 people.
When : 25th December. Pick up time between 9:00am to 11:00am Pricing : AED 2,200