5 Spots for an All-American Thanksgiving in UAE 2016

thanksgiving in uae 2016

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A national tradition dating back to 1789, on Thanksgiving, loved ones gather for a food-coma inducing meal of stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy.

Giving thanks, watching parades and football games, and eating pie are part of this delightful holiday package, celebrated on November 24, 2016.

What are we thankful for? In a desert, miles away from the US, you can get a taste of a conventional Thanksgiving meal at some of the best restaurants in the UAE.

Here are some of our top picks for Thanksgiving in UAE 2016:

1. Soda Floats & Tots at Big Daddy’s UAE


Newly launched in Dubai, Big Daddy’s features fun retro 80s arcade games, 80s tunes and a massive diner menu straight out of NYC. Indulge in guiltless gluttony with fluffy pancakes, juicy burgers, crispy tots, soda floats and thick milkshakes.

When: 9am to Midnight, daily

Where: Burjuman Mall, Dubai

More info here.

2. Swing & Stuff at Firebird Diner


Have pumpkin soup, turkey breast and giblet gravy, truffle mac and cheese and a traditional pumpkin pie alongside the usual menu for lunch or dinner on Thanksgiving Day.

Or maybe you want to opt in for the ‘Thursday Night Blues Brunch’ from 7pm with food and drink for up to 3 hours.

All while you enjoy a LIVE SWING BAND from 8:30pm to 11pm.

When: Thursday, November 24

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC

For reservations, call +971 4 506 0100

3. Watch the Parade Live with Peach Cobbler at CLAW


What’s on the festive menu? Pumpkin Soup, Roasted Turkey Breast in Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, Stringy Beans, Honey Roasted Maple Carrots and some mouthwatering desserts.

All this while you watch the live screening of the 2016 Thanksgiving parade.

When: Thursday, November 24

Where: CLAW BBQ, Souk Al Bahar

How much: A 3 course set menu AED 229, Kids menu AED 129.

For reservations, call 04 432 2300

4. Drinksgiving at CATCH Dubai


You know what Thankgiving meals are great for? Hangovers. The night before Thanksgiving, party at Catch Dubai with

bar menu specials and a selection of unlimited complimentary cocktails. will be offered from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

When: 7:30pm, Wednesday, November 23

Where: The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road.

For reservations, call +971 4 357 1755

5. Tradition with a Twist at West 14th


Feast on delicious chalkboard specials created by Chef Clive, such as Turkey Burger in a Brioche Bun and Caramelised Pumpkin Pie.

There’s also an extended Happy Hour between 4pm and 8pm where you can enjoy house beverages for AED30!

When: 7pm to 11pm, Thursday, November 24

Where: West 14th Steakhouse, Palm Jumeirah

How much: Starting at AED50 per dish

More info here.

Happy Thanksgiving, folks!

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