It’s the most wonderful of the time the year, and also the most delicious time of the year… We’re only talking about the well-renowned Christmas dinner ofc. We’re talking succulent oven-roasted turkey, sweet cranberry sauce, fluffy buttery mashed potatoes… are we making your mouth water already? Good.
Now, that you’re all ready and hungry, let’s fill you in on all the delicious Christmas deals you can score, shall we?
1. La Cantine du Faubourg
Whisk your loved ones away to the City of Lights this Christmas and, enjoy an authentic festive brunch, with the spectacular French restaurant and lounge, La Cantine du Faubourg. La Cantine possesses a 'melting pot' cuisine that combines all the best tastes from around the globe, with their own unique French spin. So dress to impress with your fam and escape to this Parisian hideout, because what better way to bring in the festivities than a delicious brunch? The venue promises to serve only the best dishes French dining has to offer and more. Some of the mouthwatering goodness includes oysters and foie gras – yum. There'll be a live DJ at the venue too, to keep those Christmas spirits high.
Where: Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai
When: 12pm to 4pm, Saturday (22 December)
Price: From Dhs325
Contact: +971 4 352 7105, website
2. Play Restaurant & Lounge
Play Restaurant & Lounge is all about the swanky lifestyle and we’re obsessed. If you want to spoil the fam, this is the restaurant to hit up. It's offering you a traditional Christmas dinner with a lot of surprises along the way. You can expect a 14-course spread, a violin player, a saxophonist and more. Our favourite dishes on offer include the wagyu sushi that's served with caviar and the mushroom risotto that's served with fresh shaved truffle.
Where: The H Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
When: 6pm to 12am, December 24
Price: From Dhs650 per person
Contact: +971 4 336 4444, website
3. Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara
Before we go any further, yes we know that Nathan Outlaw at La Mahara is a seafood restaurant and yes, we know seafood isn’t traditionally part of a Christmas dinner. But, why not switch things up this festive season? Should you decide to give it a try, you'll be treated to a three-course set lunch menu, which features dishes like grilled tiger prawns, ricotta dumplings and, if you’re feeling particularly fancy, you can even sample their exquisite selection of caviar – talk about fancy.
Where: Burj Al Arab, Dubai
When: 12.30pm - 2pm, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (24 and 25 December)
Price: Dhs495 per person
Contact: +971 4 301 7600, website
4. Quattro Passi
If you're not one of the lucky few to jet off to a foreign locale for Christmas break, worry not! With Quattro Passi, you can enjoy your Christmas dinner like you’re dining right on the Amalfi coast. The authentic Italian ristorante is dishing up a scrumptiously South Italian five-course menu, which has been specially created by house chef Giuseppe Pezella. Some of his tantalizing dishes include a classic roast lamb chop served with sautéed baby zucchini and pistachio as well as the roasted corn-fed chicken that's stuffed with broccoli and mozzarella and served with topinambur purée, turmeric and roasted peppers.
Where: Five, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
When: 12.30pm-3.30pm, Christmas Day (24 December)
Price: From Dhs380
Contact: +971 4 455 9989, website
5. Pierre's Bistro & Bar
Step up this Christmas and treat yourself and the fam to nothing but the best, which is obviously none other than Pierre’s Bistro & Bar. Combining breezy elegance with relaxed charm, this picturesque hotspot serves delish dishes prepped by the uber-talented three-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire. For Christmas, you can enjoy a five-course holiday-themed menu, which will include the likes of Chef Pierre’s infamous duck foie gras pot, Madagascar prawns and our personal favourite, the organic roasted chicken breast Jean Vignard, which is served with carrots, turnips and braised onion. Delicious.
Where: Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai
When: 6.30pm - 11pm, 24 and 25 December
Price: From Dhs420 per person (food only)
Contact: +971 4 701 1127, website
6. Stoke House Dining, Bar & Terrace
Stoke House's panoramic views of the Trump International Golf courses provide the perfect backdrop to your hearty meal courtesy of their amazing chef. Nothing sounds better than a three-course Christmas Eve BBQ surrounded by your loved ones in a gorgeous venue. We recommend wearing loose pants because you’re going to need that extra wiggle room after you sit down for a meal at Stoke House. Some of our fave dishes include the Beef Satay and their mouth-watering burgers.
Where: Al Qudra Road, Al Hebiah Third, DAMAC Hills, Dubai
When: Christmas Eve (24 December)
Price: Dhs250 for adults, Dhs110 for children below 12
Contact: +971 4 245 3939, website
Switch up the curve and have a dashing Christmas brunch with your loved ones instead at Masti. The Indian venue's festive-themed food and live band will get you and the fam jingling and rocking all day long. Also, worth noting is the venue's stunning interiors. They look like they're straight out of a dream and, they're going to make for some pretty family pictures to add to the scrapbooks. We guarantee you'll be leaving Masti's Christmas brunch feeling more than satisfied with your meal, as their have some truly exotic twists on classic festive dishes such as the Pulled Turkey Bao and Masti Beef Wellington. Second helpings are guaranteed.
Where: La Mer, Dubai
When: 12.30pm-4pm OR 2pm-6pm, Christmas Day (25 December)
Price: From Dhs350 onwards
Contact: 800 62784, website
8. Gaucho DIFC
Another spin on a traditional Christmas dinner... An exotic Argentinian spin to be precise. Feliz Navidad, indeed. Head on over to Gaucho for their Latin Xmas brunch, where you can be truly enchanted by their wild exuberant dishes. Take your taste buds on a culinary journey this Christmas and treat yourself to some much needed deliciousness. With Gaucho's Latin Xmas Brunch, you can expect to celebrate the joyous occasion in the most authentic Argentinian way possible and, that includes their yummy Beef Empanadas, Lobster Tacos and their Tuna ceviche... Mmmm me gusta!
Where: DIFC, Dubai
When: 6pm - 1.30pm, Christmas Eve (24 December); 1pm - 4.30pm, Christmas Day (25 December); 12pm - 11.30pm, Boxing Day ( 26 December)
Contact: +971 4 422 7898, website
9. The Scene Dubai by Simon Rimmer
It’s nothing but good tidings down at The Scene Dubai, where there's a Gingerbread Grotto for the little ones to meet Santa and for the older folf, an advent calendar with new deals on offer every day. The Scene Dubai promises good Christmas cheer for all your loved ones, and vows to make any meal you have with them taste homely and warm as it would in your family home. You can expect a five-course meal that includes traditional home cooked recipes from the Classic Turkey to Succulent Beef Cheek, as well as a Truffle Veggie Handmade Tagliatelle that even meat eaters will envy. All of the venue's delicious meals are paired with unlimited drinks & Christmas mixes. Nice!
Where: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
When: Christmas Day (25 December)
Price: From Dhs375 onwards, Children under the age of 6 eat for free
Contact: +971 4 4222 328, website
10. DRIFT Beach Dubai
If you’re looking to celebrate Christmas like the locals here, then DRIFT Beach Dubai is the place to be. The bespoke seafront venue embodies beach chic and is perfect for a breezy festive meal. Enjoy a Riviera inspired ambience on Christmas Day, and enjoy the dulcet tones of a live saxophonist. There’ll also be a live raffle draw, where you stand the chance to win a festive L’Occitane gift hamper. Their Premium Festive Menu is a three-course set menu featuring everything from Quail & Foie Gras for starters to Chilean Seabass and Duck A L’Orange for main. The grand finale to the festive feast, is an incredibly induglent Le Gâteau Au Chocolat.
Where: One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
When: December 25
Price: From Dhs395 per person for three courses (lunch or dinner)
Contact: +971 4 315 2200, website