Al Nafoorah's birds are inspired by regional flavours Image Credit: Supplied


Take your pick from an array of options at the Address Montgomerie, where the chefs have a mouthwatering list of Christmas items priced from Dh60. A traditional turkey of eight kilos for 8-10 people costs Dh1,090, while a prime rib of beef will set you back Dh1,500, and a festive goose Dh750.

Details: 9am to 6pm, December 22-26. Call 04 888 3444


Le Café

With its gourmet fare and ultra-luxurious sweet treats, Emirates Palace packs a punch with its festive hampers. Roast turkey or leg of lamb takeaway hampers with all the appropriate trimmings (natural roasting jus, cranberry sauce, sage and chestnut stuffing, roasted parsnips, carrots and Brussels sprouts, fire-baked chestnuts, homemade turkey chipolatas, duck-fat roasted potatoes and braised red cabbage) may be ordered by phone or in the hotel from December 10 and collected on December 24 and 25. You can also order a hamper of cookies and other sweet delights.

Details: From Dh850 for a 6kg turkey and Dh980 for a 4kg leg of lamb. Call 02 690 7999


Perry & Blackwelder’s

Those wanting a taste of the US can order an all-American feast of either a 6kg or 11kg traditional American smoked turkey with gravy, cornbread stuffing and cranberry sauce. Each box has a choice of four sides, including roast potatoes, mashed potato, Brussels sprouts, boiled cabbage, grilled corn or carrots.

Details: Until December 28 with 48 hours’ notice required. The 6kg bird (4-6 people) is priced at Dh650, while the 11kg turkey feeds 7-10 at Dh895. Call 04 432 3232


Al Nafoorah

Tuck into a taste of Arabia with a regionally inspired turkey from the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotspot. Eight-kilo birds are available with sautéed vegetables, oriental rice with minced lamb and fried nuts, and mashed or roast potatoes. If that doesn’t appeal, there’s also a Great British roast turkey for six people.

Details: Until December 28 (48 hours’ notice required) From Dh650 for an 8kg turkey with four sides for 6-8 people. Call 04 432 3232


Fairmont Ajman

For those partying in the northern emirates, the tender, succulent turkeys at Fairmont Ajman meet all needs. They come with herb stuffing and the side dishes requisite to a grand Christmas lunch, such as roast potato, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and fresh bread. Book before Friday for 10 per cent off.

Details: Call 06 701 5544