We've got it all covered for you! From ready-to-go Turkey meals to lavish traditional spreads to scrumptious plum cakes, we have scanned the city to see where you can celebrate.


La Brasserie Abu Dhabi
On the eve of Christmas, let the chefs dazzle you with a fabulous Christmas buffet and a special turkey station at the
Le Meridien.

  • Cost: Dh175
  • Time: 7pm
  • Contact: 026446666

Cafe Kranzler Ajman
Indulge in extravagant buffets, authentic Christmas treats and a world of flavours from across the globe at Kempinski Hotel.

  • Cost: Christmas Eve Dinner (Dh220 per person), Christmas Day Brunch (Dh225 per person, inclusive of juices, Dh380 per person inclusive of beverages), Christmas Day Dinner (Dh80 per person), half price for children aged 6 to 12.
  • Contact: 067145582

Tiya Maria
Treat yourself to a traditional Christmas Day lunch buffet, Christmas dinner and Boxing Day brunch. And groove to the rhythms of the live band only at The Country Club Hotel.

  • Cost: Dh120 to Dh475
  • Contact: 043988840

The Market Place
Eat, be merry and soak up the Yuletide mood! Enjoy the lavish buffet spread of seafood, roast turkey, grilled leg of lamb at The J.W. Marriott.

  • Cost: Dh239 (per person, only food), Dh359 (per person, with free flow of house beverages), Dh479 (with a bottle of beverage), Dh159 (for children aged 4 to 14 years)
  • Time: 7.30pm to 11.30pm
  • Contact: 046077977/7009/7588 or log on to www.marriottdiningatjw.ae

Trateur Restaurant
Enjoy a sophisticated mélange of the tastes and flavours of the seasonal specialities of Christmas at The Park Hyatt.

  • Cost: Dh495 (per person for five-course Christmas Eve dinner menu, excludes beverages)
  • Contact: 046021804 or e-mail Jeanette.Bulaqui@hyatt.com

Aquarium and Legends
A la carte lunch and dinner with a 5-course Christmas set menu at the Dubai Creek Club.

  • Cost: Dh260
  • Time: 7pm to 10.45pm
  • Contact: 042956000

Tides Restaurant
Take your pick from the scrumptious buffet while the Christmas Choir performs traditional carols, guaranteed to get you into the festive mood at The Danat Hotel and Resort.

  • Cost: Dh175 (plus 16 per cent service charge)
  • Contact: 028012222

Boardwalk And Lakeview
Open for lunch with an a la Carte menu, followed by a 4-course seasonal menu at The Dubai Creek Club.
Cost: Dh180 (Lake View – 7pm till 10.45 pm) (Boardwalk till 7pm till 11.30pm), plus a la carte menu.

  • Contact: 042956000

Harry's Place
Take a joyous nightcap at The Renaissance Dubai Hotel's popular restaurant with your family and friends and enjoy the special Christmas cocktails. Have fun creating your own signature drink. Sing and dance with the Sugar free band and chill out with DJ Rukie.

  • Cost: For Dh299 spent get a chance to win exciting prizes for our balloon pick.
  • Contact: 042625555

Channels Restaurant
Begin the celebrations at the newly-opened restaurant at Media Rotana with a lavish festive buffet and also meet Santa Claus.

  • Cost: Dh150 (exclusive of beverages)
  • Contact: 044350440

Infuse your Christmas celebrations with a perfectly planned four-course set menu at Towers Rotana's spectacular restaurant.

  • Cost: Dh295 (per person)
  • Contact: 04312556

Pine Grill
Enjoy a delicious and extensive buffet at The Marriott's restaurant. Kids will get a chance to visit Santa's grotto after they have enjoyed their own special buffet. They can even watch a Christmas movie and have their faces painted! Soak up the family festive atmosphere in the stunning lake-side surrounding.

  • Cost: Dh250 (including unlimited soft drinks), Dh399 (including unlimited house beverages), Dh149 (for kids aged between 6 and 12 years)
  • Time: 6pm - 11.30pm
  • Contact: 048852222

Esca restaurant
Give your tastebuds a treat and indulge in the delectable lunch buffet at the Qamardeen Hotel's best eatery.

  • Cost: Dh165 (inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages only), Dh220 (inclusive of house beverages)
  • Contact: 044285923 or e-mail cherylq@southernsun.ae

The Conservatory
The restaurant at Al Manzil Hotel will cook up a special Christmas spread for lunch.

  • Cost: Dh165 (inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages only), Dh220 (inclusive of house beverages)
  • Contact: 04285923 or e-mail cherylq@southernsun.ae.

Vista Rooftop
Devour a delicious menu and kick start all the festivities.

  • Cost: Dh375 per person, Dh250 (for non-drinkers)
  • Time: 8pm to midnight
  • Contact: 044275500

The Irish Village
Music and fun with DJ Marky Mark.

  • Cost: free entrance
  • Contact: 042824122

The Aviation Club
Enjoy a five-course menu with unlimited beverages.
Cost: Dh399 (per person) on Christmas Eve, Dh195 (per person) and Dh100 (for children under 12) for a traditional five-course on Christmas Day.

  • Contact: 042824122

Signature Restaurant
Visit the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa for an innovative high-end culinary experience. Enjoy a five-course set menu in a secluded oasis with breathtaking views of the beach and lush gardens.

  • Cost: Dh550 (per person inclusive of a chilled glass of bubbly on arrival)
  • Time: 7pm – 11pm
  • Contact: 0488836000

Al Diwan Restaurant
Celebrate Christmas with a festivity of taste, sights, sounds and colour. The Al Diar Siji's flagship restaurant brings you the choicest meals for this exceptional occasion. Indulge in mouth-watering buffet of traditional holiday favourites including roasted turkey, pumpkin pie, specialty Christmas soup and other delectable dishes.

  • Cost: Dh85 (lunch), Dh95 (dinner) per person, Asmak Restaurant dishes up a special Christmas set menu for Dh95.
  • Contact: 092232000

Bateaux Dubai
Cruise along in the modern sleek dining vessel and enjoy a five-course dinner of freshly prepared seasonal delicacies.

  • Cost: Dh900 (per person, inclusive of house beverages and a chilled glass of bubbly on arrival)
  • Time: Boarding starts 8pm
  • Contact: 043994994

Hatta Fort Hotel
The famous Hatta Choir will sing your favourite Christmas-y songs to set the festive mood. Feast on the traditional yuletide dinner and move your body to the tunes spinned by resident DJ Dance Due at the conference hall (Margham Suite) specially created for the occasion.

  • Cost: Dh2,160 (per couple, includes an overnight stay, dinner and Christmas day breakfast)
  • Contact: 048523211

Luciano Restaurant
Savour a delectable set menu of traditional festive dishes at Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa's Italian eatery.

  • Cost: Dh200 (per adult), Dh 100 (per child, aged 4 and 12 years)
  • Time: 7pm to 11.30pm
  • Contact: 043995000

Spice Island
A lavish buffet awaits you and your loved ones featuring all your Christmas favorites at The Renaissance Hotel's Spice Island. Starting from the perfect roast turkey and trimmings, yorkshire pudding and gammon as well as a selection of international gustatory delights, you have it all. Don't forget to ask the chefs to cook your special meal at the live cooking stations. As a sweet ending, pamper yourself with a variety of heavenly desserts.

  • Cost: Dh289 (original Grand Buffet), Dh349 (premium experience), Dh99 (kid's package)
  • Contact: 042625555

Zaitoun Restaurant
If you are seeking a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere try The Danat Hotel and Resorts' award-winning signature restaurant for an exquisite 3-course dinner.

  • Cost: Dh175 (plus 16 per cent service charge per person)
  • Contact: 043901630

Seaview Restaurant
Enjoy a gala buffet dinner along with a host of games, music and dance at the Ajman Beach Hotel.

  • Cost: Dh400 (per couple), Dh300 (single), Dh100 (child)
  • Contact: 0507278202

Pamper your tastebuds to the special set menu this festive season.

  • Cost: Dh180
  • Date: Through Christmas
  • Contact: 043344159

Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Celebrate Christmas at Dubai's newly opened yacht club. The evening begins on the Aquara Terrace overlooking Dubai Marina with snacks of foie gras and caviar; followed by a five-course set menu including lobster and wild duck.

  • Cost: Dh450 (per person including half a bottle of house beverage)
  • Time: 7.30pm – 11pm
  • Contact: 043627900

Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
Relax with family and friends before the big day, either in the cosy atmosphere of the Palermo Restaurant or outdoors on the Terrace under a festive sky. Start the celebrations with a welcome drink, followed by a five-course set menu.

  • Time: 7.30pm – 11pm
  • Cost: Dh275 (per person for food only), Dh350 (per person including half a bottle of house beverage), Children aged four to 12 years charged half price
  • Contact: 043618111

The Montgomerie
Designed for connoisseurs of fine food, this five-course degustation menu invites diners to indulge in an evening of gastronomic delight and the opportunity to sample some of the restaurant's selected vintages.

  • Cost: Dh350 (per person for food only), Dh485 (per person including selected vintages)
  • Time: 7pm – 11pm
  • Contact: 043905600

Sails Restaurant
Celebrate Christmas with the seafood dinner buffet at The Renaissance Dubai Hotel and enjoy the delightful jewels from the sea with family and friends. Its desserts galore with a chocolate fountain, mince pies, Christmas cakes, Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, ginger bread cookies, ginger bread mousse, sherry trifle and Yule log cake. What's more, Sails treats you to a complimentary eggnog and mulled beverage as a Christmas gift.

  • Cost: Dh249 (includes soft drinks), Dh299 (includes house beverages)
  • Contact: 042625555


Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Celebrate 'the night before Christmas' in the stunning setting of the Arabian Ranches while taking in panoramic views of the golf course. Whet your appetite for Christmas Day with a carvery buffet complete with all the festive trimmings.

  • Cost: Dh220 (per person including half a bottle of house beverage)
  • Time: 6pm to 10pm
  • Contact: 043663000

Lunch buffet
Treat your loved ones for a giant Christmas lunch buffet around Le Meridien's Center Garden, La Brasserie, Le Bistrot, and Pappagallo. Younger guests will enjoy their own Christmas lunch buffet at NRG where they get special gifts from Santa Clause.

  • Cost: Dh175
  • Contact: 026446666

Tides Restaurant
No child's day is complete without a visit from the jovial Father Christmas, join him for lunch at The Danat Hotel and Resorts where you will also be treated to our live Christmas Choir, live cooking and an irresistible turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

  • Cost: Dh160 (plus 16 per cent service charge, inclusive a glass of mulled beverage), children from 6 to 12 years old get 50 per cent discount
  • Contact: 043901630

The Terrace Restaurant
Christmas feast is a time of magical celebration with family and loved ones. Celebrate the spirit with a rich buffet at The Sheraton Deira.

  • Cost: Dh159 (per person), kids below 12 years eat at half price
  • Time: open from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Contact: 046068615

25th Restaurant
Enjoy a luscious bubbly lunch at the Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa's spectacular restaurant, located on the 25th floor, that overlooks the magnificent Arabian Gulf.

  • Cost: Dh295 (per person), Dh695 (per person, inclusive of half a bottle of sparkling beverage)
  • Time: 1pm to 4.30pm
  • Contact: 043995000 or e-mail: hgrs.fbreservation@habtoorhotels.com

Pearls and Caviar
Enjoy a delicious four-course set traditional menu at the
Shangri-la Hotel's stunning restaurant.

  • Cost: Dh380 (per adult)
  • Time: 12pm – 4pm
  • Contact: 025098888

Bateaux Dubai
Enjoy the day with a lunch cruise along the creek. Tuck in a three-course traditional meal. Santa Claus makes a special appearance onboard to spread the festive cheer.

  • Cost: Dh700 (per adult), Dh 400 (for kids aged 6-12 years)
  • Time: Boarding starts 1.30pm
  • Contact: 043994994


Mall of Emirates
A huge Norwegian spruce at the Galleria forms the backdrop for the mall's festive celebrations. You can accompany Santa and his elves on a tour through the mall starting 6pm. Finish your walk at the festive tree and join the Kempinski carol singers.

  • Date: Till December 25

Danat Resort
Share the joys of this merry occasion at C-View and witness the lighting of the Christmas tree. Relax and enjoy the carolling with complimentary beverages and Christmas pastries, while Santa gives out special treats for the little ones!

  • Date: December 18
  • Contact: 043901630

Hatta Fort Hotel
Santa Claus will come with loads of gifts for children at the traditional Christmas buffet lunch. The treasure hunt, dance competitions, games and sand painting will keep you on your toes the entire day.

  • Cost: Dh2,160 (per couple,
    includes an overnight stay, dinner and Boxing Day breakfast)
  • Date: December 25
  • Contact: 048523211

Christmas Choir
With Christmas just around the corner, The Kempinski Hotel Ajman choir is warming up the ambience with their voices and timeless Christmas classics.

  • Date: Dec 21 to 24
  • Time: 6pm to 6.30pm
  • Contact: 067145582