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Restaurant listings for Christmas in the UAE

The best dining offers to fit your budget this festive season in the UAE

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  • Published: 17:36 December 19, 2010

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  • Restaurants around the UAE are offering special dining options this Christmas.

DUBAI

 Al Badia Golf Club

Blades: Christmas Day family brunch at Dh295 per person or Dh495 per person with premium beverages.
Call 04-7011127.

Al Bustan Rotana Dubai

Choices Restaurant: Grand Friday brunch on 24th December, 2010 showcasing a buffet of signature dishes extended to the lobby for Dh199 including soft beverages, Dh230 with selected beverages and Dh550 with premium beverages.

Choices Restaurant: Christmas Eve dinner, a buffet featuring all kinds of cuisine with live cooking stations at Dh220 per person, inclusive of selected beverages.

Blue Elephant: Christmas Eve dinner, authentic Thai cuisine in an extensive buffet of traditional dishes for Dh200, inclusive of select beverages.

Benihana: Christmas Eve sushi night at Dh190 per person, inclusive of selected beverages.

Rodeo Grill: A five-course set menu on Christmas Eve, at Dh375, per person.

Choices, Blue Elephant, Benihana: Christmas Day brunch, with an extensive buffet in each restaurant showcasing a spread of International, Japanese, Thai and other cuisines extended to the lobby, as kids enjoy a visit and gifts from Santa. Dh220, inclusive of soft beverages, Dh250, inclusive of selected beverages, Dh550, inclusive of premium beverages and Dh75 for kids aged 5-12 years old.

Call 04-2820000.

Al Murooj Rotana Dubai

Pergolas Restaurant: Christmas Eve festive buffet at Dh240 per person including select beverages and Dh120 for children between 6 and 12 from 7pm until 11:30pm.

Zaika Restaurant: Christmas Eve three-course dinner menu at Dh175 per adult and Dh88 for children between 6 and 12 from 7pm until 11:30.

Latino House: Christmas Eve three-course South American set menu at Dh175 per adult and Dh88 for children between 6 and 12 from 7pm until 11:30.

Waterside Restaurant: Christmas Eve three-course seafood dinner at Dh175 per adult and Dh88 for children between 6 and 12 from 7pm untill 11:30.

Double Decker: Brunch and Christmas Eve dinner, start with a brunch and party all the way through to Christmas Eve. Live band performs. Dh159 per person including selected beverages from 4pm until 2am.

Pergolas Restaurant: Christmas Day mega brunch buffet at Dh250 per adult and Dh125 for children between 6 and 12 from 12pm until 3:30pm. Children can enjoy face painting and a visit from Santa.

Double Decker: Christmas Day brunch for Dh159 per person from 12pm till 3pm with the tunes of DJ Richie.

Call 04-3211111.

Armani Hotel Dubai

Mediterraneo: Christmas Day festive lunch buffet at Dh290 inclusive of soft drinks or Dh450 inclusive of house beverages and children Dh145 inclusive soft beverages.

Ristorante: Christmas Day six-course tasting menu at Dh750 per person including soft beverages and Dh1,200 including selected beverage pairing.

800 ARMANI (276264).

Atlantis

Seafire: Christmas Eve set menu offering traditional favourites priced at Dh325 per person.

Kaleidoscope: Christmas Eve dinner at Dh265 per person.

Rostang-The French Brasserie: Set menu will be available for lunch and dinner both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, priced at Dh295 per person.

Seafire: Christmas Day lunch set menu priced at Dh295 per person.

 Call 04-4261000.

Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers

The Cavendish: Christmas Eve Three course dinner at Dh350 per person or Dh495 includes select beverages.

The Cavendish: Christmas Day brunch with a visit from Santa, Dh280 per person or Dh425 with select beverages.

Call 04-3560600.

Century Village Christmas

Da Gama: Christmas Eve dinner including select beverages at Dh395 per adult and Dh149 for children from 3-12 years old.
Call 04-2823636.

La Vigna: Christmas Eve dinner including select beverages at Dh250 per adult and Dh96 for children from 3-12 years old, table package at Dh396 per person.
Call 04-2820030.

Masala Craft: Christmas Eve dinner including select beverages at Dh249 per adult and Dh99 for children from 3-12 years old.
Call 04-2829626.

Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community 

Pine Grill: Christmas Eve dinner buffet at Dh175 per person inclusive of unlimited soft beverages or Dh250 per person inclusive of unlimited house beverages and Dh80 per child from 6-12 years old.

Pine Grill & Cucina: Christmas Day brunch buffet at Dh250 per person inclusive of unlimited soft beverages or Dh399 per person inclusive of unlimited house beverages and Dh125 per child from 6-12 years old.

Call 04-8852222.

Crowne Plaza Dubai

Al Danna: Seafood buffet, as well as a traditional roast turkey; accompanied by a Christmas choir and Santa Claus. Dh125 per person and Dh75 net for children up to 12 years, additional Dh25 for unlimited soft drinks or Dh75 for unlimited beverages, available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch.

Western Steakhouse Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch with the chef’s special set menu and live carvery station at Dh129 net per person (excluding beverages).

Call 800 - Crowne (276963).

Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City

The Terrace: Christmas Eve BBQ buffet at Dh195 per person.

Belgian Café: Christmas Day brunch inclusive of house beverages and live entertainment at Dh295 per person.

The Terrace: Christmas Day lunch BBQ buffet at Dh195 per person.

Call 04-7012222

Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

Palermo: Christmas Eve three-course set menu at Dh180 per person, including soft beverages or Dh210 per person including selected beverages
50% discount for children between 6 and 12 years

Call 04-3618111.

Grand Hyatt

The Market Café: Christmas Eve dinner with a selection of traditional dishes to choose from. Dh210 per person including soft beverages or Dh225 per person including selected house beverages

The Market Café: Christmas Day Brunch. Self-service food stations offer Italian, Arabic, Indian, grill and dessert delights at Dh215 per person including soft beverages, Dh225 per person including selected house beverages and Dh95 for children aged between six and 12, including soft drinks.

Call 04-3171234.

Grand Millennium Dubai, Tecom

Atrium: Christmas Eve dinner at Dh159 per person including choice of one beverage or Dh195 with free flow of beverages.

Toshi: Christmas Eve seafood market at Dh159 per person including choice of one beverage or Dh195 with free flow of beverages.

Dante: Christmas Day Italian brunch buffet with live music at Dh159 per person including choice of one beverage or Dh195 with free flow of beverages.

Call 04-4299999.

 

Grosvenor House

Sloane’s: Christmas Eve festive feast for Dh480 per person.

Rhodes Mezzanine: Indulge in a festive four-course set menu on Christmas Eve from Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, inclusive of a glass of beverage and a seasonal gift to take home for Dh1,250 per person.

Sloane’s: On Christmas Day tuck into an international buffet of Christmas cuisine, prepared in by specialist chefs, accompanied with seasonal sounds of the pianist and singer. Includes a welcome beverage, kids’ corner and a visit from Santa. Dh420 per person.

Call 04-3176000.

Hilton Dubai Creek

Verre by Gordon Ramsay: Sic-course Christmas Eve dinner menu at Dh595 per person

Glasshouse: Christmas Day brunch of Mediterranean cuisine. Dh395 per person.

Call 04-2271111.

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort

Oceana: A buffet spread on Christmas Eve, Christmas day (lunch and dinner) with a carving station. Dh400 per person.

Call 04-3182111.

Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha

The Gem Garden: On Christmas Eve, dinner features a buffet and carol singing for Dh195 per person, inclusive of house beverages, while a Christmas Day buffet lunch offer the bonus of a visit from Santa Claus for the same price.

Call 04-3234333.

Hyatt Regency Dubai

Focaccia: A three-course menu of traditional favourites and Italian cuisine on Christmas Eve at Dh180 per person and Dh90 per child

Christmas Day festive buffet lunch or brunch in either Al Dawaar at Dh200 per person or Focaccia at Dh199 per person.

Call 04-2091234.

Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel

Shanghai Chic: Christmas Eve six-course set menu at Dh445 per person, including beverages.

Mistral Christmas Day dinner at Dh195 per person, including beverages.

Call 04-4440000.

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Reflets: Christmas Eve dinner menu at Dh790 per person.

Anise: White Christmas Day brunch inclusive of house beverages at Dh495 per person.

Call 04-7011111.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

KGrill: Five-course Christmas Eve dinner with served up for Dh395 per person with soft beverages or Dh495 per person with selected beverages, with live harp music.

Call 04-4095999. 

Le Royal Meridien

Brasserie: Christmas Eve buffet with all the favourites from around the world available at Dh400 per person.

Brasserie: Chrismas Day lunch with all the trimmings and entertainment for the kids. Santa’s already made a booking. Available at Dh400 per person.

Ossigeno : Christmas Day dinner, serving the authentic flavours of Italy with a twist for Dh400 per person.

Call 04-3165550.

Marco Polo Hotel

Kitakitz@ChikkaGrill: Christmas Eve festive buffet dinner for Dh55. All guests get to take home JVC headphones.

Beyond El Rancho: Traditional fare for Dh100. including two regular beverages.

Call 04-2720000.

 Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
 

The Observatory: Christmas Day brunch with traditional treats at Dh450 per person inclusive of soft beverages or Dh600 per person inclusive of free flowing beverages, Dh300 per child from 6-12 years.

Call 04-3194847.

 Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

The Talk: Christmas Day brunch from 12.30pm to 4pm.Traditional fare includes home-style roasts with all the extras while the sushi bar, pizza oven and platters of mezza offer international variety. For kids, a visit from Santa, a special play area and other fun-packed surprises at Dh180 per person dining only or Dh350 per person including selected beverages. Children from 6 – 12 dine half price and kids under 6 for free.

Call: 04-4498888.

Mövenpick Hotel and Apartments Bur Dubai

Fountain: Christmas Eve candlelight dinner buffet, Dh195 including house beverages or Dh255 including Christmas premium beverages.
Call 04-3366000.

 Park Hyatt Dubai

Traiteur: Christmas Eve festive feast at Dh495 per person, including free-flowing premium beverages.

Traiteur: Christmas Day brunch at Dh795 per person, including free-flowing premium beverages.

Call 04-3172222.

Oceana Beach Club, The Palm Jumeirah.

 West 14th: Christmas Eve dinner with a four-course set menu for Dh550 per person.

 West 14th: Christmas Day buffet brunch, New York style at Dh500 per person, including a selection of premium beverages.

Call 04-4477601.

Qamardeen Hotel

Esca Restaurant: Christmas Eve dinner for Dh195 or Dh275 inclusive of house beverages or Dh325 inclusive of premium beverages.

Esca Restaurant: Italian-themed Christmas Day brunch for Dh195 or 245 including house beverages and Dh295 inclusive of premium beverages.

Call 04-4285888.

 Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

Christmas Eve festive buffet on the 2nd floor of the hotel, where eight different outlets come together to offer eight different cuisines for Dh175 per person, from 7:30 pm until 11:30 pm.

Call 04/2057033, 7043, 7333, and 7444.

 Raffles Dubai

Azur: Christmas Day roast at Dh275 per person including soft beverages or Dh425 per person including house beverages, children from 6-12 years eat half price.

Call 04-324 8888.

Renaissance Dubai

Spice Island: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner featuring Christmas favourites and six live cooking stations. Dh209 or Original Grand Buffet Dh259 or Premium Experience at Dh319.

Call 04-2625555.

Southern Sun Al Manzil

Conservatory Restaurant: Christmas Eve buffet at Dh195 inclusive of soft beverages or Dh275 inclusive of house beverages and Dh325 inclusive of premium beverages.

Conservatory Restaurant: Christmas Day lunch buffet includes dishes such as roasted turkey and trimmings, along with a selection of creative regional variations available at Dh175 inclusive of soft beverages and Dh275 inclusive of house beverages.

Call 04-4285888.

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

Vivaldi Italian Restaurant: Christmas Eve three-course dinner set menu at Dh99 per person and a five-course dinner set menu at Dh499 per person.

Call 04-2071717.

Creekside Japanese Restaurant: Asian Christmas Day brunch at Dh175 per person with soft beverages and Dh225 with house beverages, 50 per cent discount for children between 6-12 years old.

Call 04-207 1750.

 Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers

Palm Garden Restaurant & Terrace: A traditional Christmas buffet at Dh225 or Dh339 including unlimited select beverages.

Palm Garden Restaurant & Terrace: Christmas day brunch at Dh225 per person or Dh325 including unlimited house beverage or Dh420 including beverages plus beach acess.

Call 04-315-3218.

Souk Al Bahar

Rivington Grill: Christmas Day four-course menu at Dh350 per person.

Call 04-4230903.

The Address Downtown Dubai

Fazaris: A festive dinner buffet on Christmas Eve offering a blend of Japanese, Asian, Indian, Arabian and Mediterranean cuisine with entertainment available for Dh325 inclusive of soft beverages or Dh475 inclusive of house beverages.

Fazaris: Festive dinner buffet on Christmas Day at Dh250 inclusive of soft beverages or Dh350 inclusive of house beverages.

Call 04-4368799.

 The Address Dubai Mall

Ember Grill: Christmas Eve specially marinated chateaubriand steak with all the trimmings, while a saxophonist performs Dh450 per couple, including soft beverages or Dh650 per couple, including selected house beverages.

Ember Grill: Christmas Day menu with rotisserie chicken, or coriander and pepper-crusted sirloin steak. Live music adds to the ambiance. Free pool access at Cabana. Dh200 per person, including soft beverages or Dh450 per person, including selected house beverages.

Call 04-4388888

The Country Club Hotel Dubai

Qureshis Kebab & Kurry: Christmas Eve four-course desi-style dinner, Dh149 per person. Call 050-3737310.

Player’s Lounge: Christmas Day brunch, Dh149 per person, includes four complimentary beverages.
Call 04-3988840.

The Palace – The Old Town

Asado: Christmas Eve festive three-course feast with live Argentinean band for Dh295 per person including soft beverages.

Ewaan: Christmas Day brunch featuring traditional roast turkey, game, caviar and fresh seafood, Dh390 per person including soft beverages or Dh500 per person including house beverages

Call 04-4287808.

Wafi City

Friday brunch on December 24, with a choice of six restaurants at Dh130 per person inclusive of soft drinks or Dhs225 per person inclusive of unlimited house beverages. The offer is valid in Persia Persia, Mahi Mahi, Medzo, Carter’s, Thai Chi and Seville’s.

Christmas Day brunch at Wafi in Mahi Mahi, Medzo, Carter’s for Dhs180 per person inclusive of soft beverages or Dh275 inclusive of unlimited house beverages and Dh150 per child.

Call 04-3244100.

Westin Hotel

Blue Orange: Christmas Eve traditional buffet at Dh395 per person and Dh195 for the kids (aged 6 -12).

Bussola: Five-course set menu on Christmas Eve at Dh330 per person and Dh165 for the kids (6 -12).

Waves: Christmas Day brunch at Dh225 per person or Dh395 inclusive of beverages and Dh125 for the kids (6 -12).

Call 04-399 4141. 

ABU DHABI

 Abu Dhabi City Golf Club

 19th Street Restaurant & Bar: Four-course set menu Christmas Day lunch. From 12.00pm till 4.30pm for Dh99 per person includes a beverage.

Call 02-4459600.

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Trader Vic’s: Tropical glee with Cuban tunes and an exotic five-course menu on Christmas Eve for Dh310++.

Rodeo Grill: Christmas Eve five-course menu for Dh325++.

Finz: Christmas Eve five-course menu for Dh325++.

Benihana: Christmas Eve five-course menu for Dh275++.

Rosebuds: An international buffet at Dh250++ for adults, Dh125++ for children (ages 6-12). Lunch and Dinner on December 24.

Rodeo Grill: Three-course Christmas Day, Dh240++.

Rosebuds: Christmas Day lunch with an international buffet and Christmas delicacies. Dh250++ for adults, Dh125++ for children (ages 6-12)

Call 02 – 6979000.

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Stills: Christmas Eve four-course festive menu, with a welcome drink on arrival, party all night with a special guest DJ at Dh150++ per person

Jing Asia: Christmas Day brunch. Santa will also make a stop. Dh170++, Dh250++ inclusive of house beverages and Dh85 for children aged 6-12.

Barouk: Christmas Day dinner with a Lebanese set menu accompanied by entertainment from an oud player and belly dancer. Dh160++ per person or Dh280 per person inclusive of house beverages

Call 02-6563053.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi

The Monumental Christmas Day Brunch across Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Grill and Elements. Guests may select signature menu items and holiday cuisine from all three restaurants. Dh349 or Dh549 with free flowing premium beverages.

Call 02-6543238.

One to One Hotel – the Village

Resto, 18oz & Wokcano: 3 for 1 Christmas brunch from Far Eastern delicacies to Western steaks.

Dh230 or Dh350 including unlimited promotional beverages.

Call 02- 4952000.

 Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Hawksbill : Christmas Day buffet featuring a carvery station offering roasted prime rib alongside the traditional stuffed turkey for Dh350 with select beverages.

Call 02-4998107.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

La Mamma: Christmas Eve Italian, three courses for Dh165 per person or a four-course set menu for Dh185 per person.

La Mamma: Christmas Day Italian three-course set menu including antipasti buffet for lunch at Dh160 per person.

Call 02-6773333.

Souk Qaryat Al Beri - Abu Dhabi

Certo: Christmas Eve dinner four-course Italian menu, Dh205 per person. Christmas Day, with gifts to the kids from 3-4pm. Dh130 per person including soft beverages or Dh210 including house beverages or Dh250 including standard beverages or Dh498 with premium beverages

Call 02-558 1160.