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As the festive season casts its magical spell over Dubai, the city transforms into a hub of joy and celebration. Amidst the glittering skyline and azure waters, renowned establishments are set to offer unforgettable experiences. Join us on a culinary journey through Dubai's vibrant Christmas scene, where iconic venues like SUSHISAMBA, Summersalt, Chic Nonna, The Guild, L’Atelier Robuchon, and Shangri-La Dubai are crafting exquisite celebrations. From panoramic views and Latin American feasts to Italian charm and gastronomic excellence, this guide unveils the festive delights awaiting you in the heart of Dubai. Indulge your senses and make this Christmas a celebration to remember, surrounded by delectable dishes, live entertainment, and the spirit of joy.

1) The Guild:

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Day at The Guild with a five-course set menu priced at AED 550 per person. Indulge in dishes like Grilled Australian Wagyu Beef Striploin and Gingerbread Spiced Sponge. Ring in the New Year with a decadent celebration featuring live entertainment and a five-course meal at AED 600 per person. Private gatherings are also available in The Guild's intimate Ritz Room, accommodating up to 16 guests.


Indulge in the magic of the season with SUSHISAMBA's Christmas Brunch, spanning December 24th and 25th. Immerse yourself in a festive atmosphere as you savor culinary delights like Salmon Tiradito and Australian Angus Tenderloin. Enjoy panoramic views of the Dubai skyline, accompanied by beats from DJ Megablast and mesmerizing Samba dancers. Each guest will also receive a limited-edition Jo Malone cracker. Reserve your spot for a two-day celebration by contacting sushisambadubai.com or calling 04 278 4888.

3) Ling Ling:

Embark on a mesmerizing New Year's Eve journey at Ling Ling, nestled within Atlantis the Royal. Ignite your taste buds with a tantalizing symphony of contemporary Asian flavors, meticulously crafted for an unforgettable dining experience. Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance, accompanied by an eclectic soundtrack that sets the mood for a night seamlessly blending late-night excitement with the enchantment of the early morning hours.

4) Summersalt:

Experience Christmas like never before at Summersalt, surrounded by live music and the soothing sound of the sea. Delight in Latin American festive specials with an à la carte menu from 13:00 to 15:30. Celebrate the joy of the season with a unique waterfront experience.

5) Shangri-La Dubai:

Shangri-La Dubai invites you to elevate your year-end celebrations with a range of festive events. Enjoy Festive Afternoon Tea at Lobby Lounge, a Vietnamese Christmas at Hoi An, Chinese Delights at Shang Palace, and a Deliciously Festive Feast at Dunes Café. Whether you prefer a cozy tea experience or a lavish Christmas buffet, Shangri-La Dubai has curated an array of delightful options to suit every palate.

6) Chic Nonna:

Chic Nonna invites you to a special Christmas celebration on December 24th and 25th. Indulge in a five-course set menu featuring Italian classics with a modern twist. From beef tartare to Baccala, the menu promises a culinary journey. Enjoy the festive set menu or choose à la carte. For an at-home experience, Chic Nonna offers fresh pasta, panettone, and delightful chocolates.  Embrace true glamour for New Year's Eve and experience clandestine entrances, ritzy drinks, and panoramic views of Burj Khalifa's fireworks. From 8 PM, savor festive dishes, including lobster risotto and grilled red snapper, with a surprise dessert. A DJ sets the ambiance for a night of celebration at this avant-garde haven.

7) L’Atelier Robuchon:

Experience the magic of the festive season with exclusive offerings from L’Atelier Robuchon. Pre-order from December 15th, and savor Chef Roberto Torre's creations, including the iconic Volaille de Bresse stuffed with Foie Gras, Winter truffles & Chestnuts, and the exquisite “Bûche de Noël” for dessert. These culinary delights are available for pre-order with 36 hours' notice, adding a touch of gastronomic brilliance to your holiday celebrations.

8) Cou Cou:

Welcome the New Year with elegance at CouCou Rooftop, perched on The Palm Tower's 52nd floor. Enjoy a specially curated 4-course menu from AED 5000, breathtaking 360-degree views of Dubai's skyline, and rhythmic beats by DJ SONA. Elevate your celebration at Dubai's opulent rooftop destination. Cheers to an unforgettable start!