8 Scrumptious Feasts for Christmas Eve, Day & Boxing Day in Dubai


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Cue the carolers, hang up your twinkling lights and don your light winter jackets – It’s December! While it doesn’t snow in Dubai, the festive cheer is palpable through town with Christmas just around the corner.

With fusion cuisines galore, we have a good mix of traditional and unconventional options for you to celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Dubai 2016:

1. Head to Ting Irie for Jamaican Food

Have Christmas with your mates your own way – with Reggae, Hip Hop & Dancehall. Indulge in Christmas traditions with family and friends with a Jamaican sharing menu of delicacies from the Caribbean.

When: December 24 & 25

Where: Souk Al Manzil Downtown

How much: AED 295 per person

Bonus: Starting December 10, you can have a Jerked Turkey and trimmings delivered to your doorstep. Order through Deliveroo.

For bookings or enquiries, call 04 557 5601 or email: 

2. Have a Scenic Christmas Day Brunch at Aquara


With live music and views of the Marina on the al fresco balcony, enjoy a delicious festive feast with friends, inclusive of drinks.

12:30pm to 3:30pm, December 25, 2016

Where: Dubai Marina Yacht Club

How much: AED 399 per person, including soft beverages, AED 549 per person, including house beverages, AED 599 per person, including bubbly.

Bonus: They’re also serving a wholesome dinner on Christmas Eve.

3. Indulge in a hearty meal on Merry Christmas Day at Mr. Toad’s Pub & Kitchen


Lunch is the most important meal of the day. After this one, you might not be able to walk. Have your favorite Christmas dishes at Mr. Toad’s and see in boxing day in the comfort of friends and bubbly.

When: December 25, 2016

Where: Dubai Investments Park

How much: AED 139 per person [soft beverages], AED 199 house beverages, AED 299 per person with bubbly.

4. Have Christmas Brunch with a view at Hilton, JBR


Have Pan-Asian-inspired sharing platters from the terrace on floor 35, with expansive views of the beach. The menu includes Roasted Rolled Turkey with Leek, Apple & Sage or Grilled Salmon with pea puree.

When: December 25, 2016

Where: Pure Sky Lounge & Dining, Hilton Dubai, The Walk

How much: AED 375 per person with unlimited house beverages (grapes, hops, spirits and soft drinks) as well as bubbly for 3.5 hours.

For reservations, call 043747888

5. Try Spanish Christmas Lunch at El Sur

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At this Christmas Day tapas style lunch, enjoy favorites like padron peppers and patatas bravas while you connect under the lure of sharing style plates and jugs of fresh sangria.

When: Sunday, December 25, 2016

Where: El Sur, Westin Mina Seyahi

How much: AED 265 Non-alcoholic, AED 395 with alcohol (Beer, Sangria, Spirits and Bubbles)

6. Cool Off with Christmas Brunch Outdoors at Cabana


Interactive cooking stations, a lavish food selection, mulled beverage creations, and roast turkeys are on the menu. Enjoy Christmas in a lavish private cabana or outdoor seating.

When: 12:30pm to 4pm, December 25, 2016

Where: Cabana at The Address Dubai Mall

How much: 295 per person [soft beverages], AED 395 per person [select house beverages].

For reservations, call 04 888 3444.

7. Gobble Up a double Turkish Christmas Brunch at Besh

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Christmas carolers and Santa himself will lift your spirits while you delight in a Turkish-touch Christmas with live cooking stations and more.

When: 1pm to 4pm, Saturday, December 24 to Sunday, December 25 2016

Where: Besh, Level 5, Sheraton Hotel, MOE Al Barsha

How much: AED 299 Soft Package, AED 329 House Package, AED 429 Sparkling Package

For reservations, call +971 4 377 2353

8. Have a joyous gathering at Fume Neighborhood Eatery


Opt for a scenic, chic and warm time under a sparkling tree down at Pier 7/Downtown for a lively Christmas brunch. A set menu gives you your favorites from December 23 to 25, with a la carte Christmas Specials available from December 20 to 26.

When: December 23 to 25 for the set menu

Where: Fume Neighbourhood Eatery, Pier 7 or Downtown

How much: AED 189 per person for a comprehensive beverage package [for four hours], AED 195 per person for the set menu.

For reservations, call Fume Pier 7 at 04 421 5669 and Fume Downtown at 04 4568784.

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