Directory of Dining Options for Christmas in Dubai

Planning a meal out with friends and family this Christmas? Living in Dubai, we are spoilt for choice. Beat the holiday rush, and make a booking ASAP!

I’ve compiled a list of enticing festive offers by some of Dubai’s best-loved foodie haunts. Hope you find this directory useful, Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve:

ELOQUENT ELEPHANT

Location: Taj Dubai

Overview: Throughout December and up until the New Year, Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai’s friendly neighborhood gastro-pub, has something special for this festive season.

Read more about Eloquent Elephant’s festive offers by clicking on the image below:

Eloquent Elephant Taj Dubai Christmas Menu review (5)

NOCHE BUENA – SIGNATURE BY SANJEEV KAPOOR

Location: Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor

Overview: This Christmas Eve, enjoy a decadently festive Indian fare created by celebrity Sanjeev Kapoor. Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor will serve a refreshing welcome sherbet, and mouth-watering assorted kebabs plus Tawa, Ghara and Kadhai including wok tossed button mushrooms and bell peppers baked with bocconcini cheese.

Other incredible dishes include Tawa Lamb Chops, Mangalorean Fish Curry and Whole Spice Braised Smoked Chicken Stew and Lalla Mussa Dal.

A special selection of Indian sweets with a festive twist will be served as well including flavored Shrikhand, Carrot and Gulab Jamun Stuffed Chocolate Pani Poori and fresh fruit skewers.

Price:

  • AED 199 per person with soft drinks and water
  • AED 299 per person with house beverages

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Ground Floor, Meliá Dubai

Bookings:            04 386 8111

HOLIDAY INN, AL BARSHA DUBAI

Location: Al Barsha (near Mall of the Emirates)

Overview: Festive fever is on at Holiday Inn Al Barsha. From 16th December till Christmas eve, a live choir will be performing from 7pm onwards. On Christmas day, the choir will play from 1pm – 2.30pm. What a lovely way to ring in the festive cheer!

Price:

  • The Gem Garden: AED 109 per person
  • Lounge@barsha: Unlimited sushi for AED 109 per person

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              Holiday Inn, Al Barsha

Bookings:            04 323 4333

BLUE ORANGE

Location: Blue Orange, The Westin

Overview: Buffet on offer with Live Entertainment.

Price:

  • AED 680 Includes free flowing Champagne & House Beverages
  • AED 550 Includes free flowing House Beverages
  • AED 350 Includes non-alcoholic beverages
  • AED 225 Kids buffet (aged 6-11 years)

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  6pm – 11pm

Address:              The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Bookings:            04 511 7139

BUSSOLA RESTAURANT

Location: Bussola, The Westin

Overview: Choice of either a 5 course set menu or a la carte dining this Christmas Eve at Bussola.

Price:

  • AED 450 (excludes beverages)
  • AED 225 Kids (aged 6-11 years)

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Bookings:            04 511 7139

FLAVOURS OF THAILAND

Location: Spice Emporium, The Westin

Overview: Enjoy the Flavours of Thailand in this festive family style sharing set menu or a la carte dining.

Price:

  • AED 350 (excludes beverages)
  • AED 175 Kids (aged 6-11 years)

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Bookings:            04 511 7139

HUNTERS CHRISTMAS EVE

Location:             Hunters, The Westin

Overview: Enjoy this 4 course set menu or a la carte dining to see you through to your Christmas morning.

Price:

  • AED 450 (excludes beverages)
  • AED 225 Kids (aged 6-11 years)

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Bookings:            04 511 7139

LATEST RECIPE CHRISTMAS EVE

Location:             Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

Overview: Enjoy a Christmas Eve buffet with family & friends.

Price:

  • AED 350 (excludes beverages)
  • AED 175 Kids (aged 6-11 years)

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  7pm – 10.30pm

Address:              Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Bookings:            04 511 7139

CHRISTMAS EVE AT BUSSOLA RESTAURANT

Location:             Bussola, The Westin

Overview: Choice of either a 5 course set menu or a la carte dining this Christmas Eve at Bussola.

Price:

  • AED 450 (excludes beverages)
  • AED 225 Kids (aged 6-11 years)

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Bookings:            04 511 7139

A FESTIVE AMERICAN BUFFET

Location:             Original Wings and Rings

Overview: Taking a “the more (food), the merrier,” approach to Christmas, American Sports Bar Original Wings & Rings will be serving an extensive buffet with a traditional spread including Roast Turkey with stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Apple Pie, Christmas pudding and more.

Price:

  • AED 189 with half a bottle of grape
  • AED 169 food only

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  8pm – 11pm

Address:              Level C, Liberty House, DIFC

Bookings:            04 359 6900

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT VIVALDI

Location:             Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo

Overview: Celebrate the final countdown to Christmas at Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo. With a Christmas Choir performing all your favourite Carols and a DJ, it’s a three course meal with a festive difference!

Price:

  • AED 300 for a 3-course set menu & House Beverages
  • AED 250 3 course set menu & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Children under 6 dine for free

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira

Bookings:            04 207 1717 / Vivaldi.Reservations@Sheraton.com

CHRISTMAS EVE AT ASHIANA BY VINEET

Location:             Ashiana by Vineet

Overview: Enjoy Ashiana’s a la carte menu with a special bottle price and live entertainment.

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira

Bookings:            04 207 1733 / Ashiana.Reservations@Sheraton.com

CREEKSIDE JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Location:             Creekside Japanese Restaurant

Overview            Enjoy a buffet of all your favourite Japanese dishes, with or without house beverages, for a final Christmas countdown.

Price:

  • AED 309 including House Beverages
  • AED 249 including soft drinks
  • AED 125 Children aged 6-12 (Children under 6 dine for free)

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira

Bookings:            04 207 1750 /Creekside.Reservations@Sheraton.com

BIG EASY CHRISTMAS EVE

Location:             The Els Club, Dubai Sports City

Overview            Enjoy a set menu dinner at The Big Easy this Christmas Eve.

Price:                    Starting from AED 285 per person

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  6pm – 11pm

Address:              The Els Club, Dubai Sports City

Bookings:            04 425 1037

261 CHRISTMAS EVE BBQ

Location:             The Els Club, Dubai Sports City

Overview            Bring the family and enjoy a BBQ evening on the terrace this Christmas Eve.

Price:                    Starting from AED 145 per person

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Times:                  6.30pm – 10pm

Address:              The Els Club, Dubai Sports City

Bookings:            04 425 1037

CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE SPORTSMAN’S ARMS

Location:             Sportsman’s Arms, Zayed Sports City

Overview            Christmas Eve will be packed with the season’s cheer, featuring an a la carte menu with festive specials. Classic roasted chestnuts will also be available on the barbeque terrace, a perfect place to spend the night before Christmas with your nearest and dearest.

Day:                       Thursday 24th December

Address:              1st Floor, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City

Bookings:            02 403 4235 / reservations@sportsmanszsc.com

 

On Christmas Day:

FUME

Location: Pier 7 (Marina Mall, Dubai) and Downtown Dubai

fume dubai christmas menu

Overview: Fume, the funky neighbourhood eatery offering fusion cuisines from around the world, has created a very special set brunch menu for Christmas day! They are also offering a special edition festive menu from 20th to 26th December, and it is sure to be a hit with the entire family.

Price: AED 195 per person

Day: Friday 25th December (Or try their festive a la carte menu between 20th to 26th December)

Times:                  1pm – 5pm

Address:              Dubai Marina and Downtown Dubai

Bookings:           

  • Fümé Pier 7, Dubai Marina: tel. +971 4 421 5669
  • Fümé Downtown Dubai: tel. +971 4 456 8784

IRIS

Location: The Oberoi, Dubai

iris

Overview: A Christmas brunch like you’ve never seen before! Iris Dubai offers its own take on festive jollity with the Christmas edition of their famous Le Brunch on December 25th, complete with snow decorations and delicious treats for the holiday. A live band and cheerful décor will complete the ambiance for an unforgettable day with friends, family and great food.

Price:

  • AED 360 includes the buffet with soft drinks and mocktails
  • AED 460 includes the buffet with premium alcohol
  • AED 560 includes the buffet with Prosecco
  • AED 650 includes the buffet with bubbly

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  1pm – 5pm

Address:              The Oberoi, Dubai

Bookings:            +9715 695 11442

BUBBALICIOUS CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

Location: Bubbalicious (The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina)

Overview: The Westin’s restaurants combine for a festive Christmas Bubbalicious – join Hunter’s, Spice Emporium and Blue Orange for a fabulous Christmas feast, complete with live entertainment.

Price:

  • AED 850 including free flow Champagne & house beverages
  • AED 590 including non-alcoholic beverages
  • AED 300 Kids aged 6-11 years

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  1pm – 4pm

Bookings:            04 511 7139

CHRISTMAS AT BUSSOLA

Location:             Bussola Restaurant

Overview: Enjoy the recently renovated Bussola, with your choice of a 4 course set menu or a la carte dining on fine Italian cuisine. Bussola’s Pizzeria will also be serving up a la carte meals from 12pm – 11.30pm

Price:

  • AED 450 (excludes beverages)
  • AED 225 Kids aged 6-11 years

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  12pm – 3pm

Address:              The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Bookings:            04 511 7139

LATEST RECIPE CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

Location:             Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

Overview            A fun family feast this Christmas, with free flowing champagne and live entertainment.

Price:                    AED 650 includes free-flowing Champagne and house Beverages

AED 450 includes non-alcoholic beverages

AED 175 Kids aged 6-11 years

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  1pm – 4pm

Address:              Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Bookings:            04 511 7139

TOY BRUNCH AT CHINA GRILL

Location:             China Grill

Overview: Dubai’s best party brunch is hosting a Christmas Day special, with the best in live entertainment, free flowing beverage and mouthwatering Asian cuisine.

Price: AED 680 includes free-flowing Champagne and house Beverages

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  1:30pm – 4:30pm

Address:              China Grill, The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Bookings:            04 511 7139

CHRISTMAS ON LEVEL 9

Location: Crab Tavern & Spirito Lounge & Kitchen, Media One

spirito

Overview: Two of Dubai’s newest restaurants are offering a full day and night of festive fun. Enjoy a lively Christmas Brunch at Crab Tavern, before heading over to Spirito for an evening of Natal Brazilian Carnival!

Price:

  • Crab Tavern – AED 550 includes free-flowing Prosecco and House Beverages
  • AED 300 includes non-alcoholic beverages
  • Spirito – AED 300 includes free-flowing house beverages for 3 hours

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  Crab Tavern brunch 1pm – 5pm / Open 12pm – 6pm

Spirito open from 6pm – 3am

Address:              Level 9, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City

Bookings:           

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT THE HIDE

Location:             The Hide  

Overview: Guests at The Hide this Christmas can feast on a sharing style menu of traditional whole roast bronze turkey with all the trimmings, beef tenderloin and the meatiest of dishes, the Turducken (A Turducken is a chicken stuffed into a duck which is then stuffed into a turkey) Head Chef Brian Voelzing will also be preparing a traditional ‘ballontine’ with turkey breast, Spanish cured beef, herbed chicken mousse and then duck confit. All this will be served with duck fat roast potatoes, Brussel sprouts and heirloom carrots.

Price: AED 650 – Alcoholic Pkg (wine, beer, prosecco, selected cocktails) AED 550 – Non Alcoholic Pkg AED 450 – 12-20yrs AED 275 – 4-11yrs FOC – 0-3yrs

Day:                     Friday 25th December

Times:                  12pm-4pm

Address:              Al Qasr Hotel

Bookings:            04 432 3232

A FESTIVE AMERICAN BUFFET

Location:             Original Wings and Rings

Overview: Taking a “the more (food), the merrier,” approach to Christmas, American Sports Bar Original Wings & Rings will be serving an extensive buffet with a traditional spread including Roast Turkey with stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Apple Pie, Christmas pudding and more. With Happy Hour following from 3pm-7pm, diners can round off their Christmas meal with great deals on selected beverages.

Price:

  • AED 189 with half a bottle of grape
  • AED 169 food only

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  12pm-4pm

Address:              Level C, Liberty House, DIFC

Bookings:            04 359 6900

DECK THE HALLS AT THE BLACK LION

Location: The Black Lion

the black lion dubai christmas menu

Overview: Relax and get cosy with your family and friends this Christmas, and indulge in a hearty three-course brunch at this effortlessly classy gastropub. American-inspired favourites include Squash Soup, Smoked Duck Salad, slow cooked Roast Turkey, Atlantic Cod and Corn-fed Chicken breast, amongst others. Groove to classic festive tunes as you delve into the best part of your meal – dessert! Think Yule Log, classic baked cheesecake or Key Lime Pie with Raspberry Sorbet. Loosen up your jeans, fill up on the stuffing and get festive with The Black Lion.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for an evening celebration after your gifts have been exchanged, The Black Lion is offering a full a la carte menu with festive specials. To keep you feeling jolly, the ever-popular late night lock-in menu will also be available from 11pm-3am with melts, pizzas and more. Wear your worst (best!) Christmas sweater and join in the celebrations!

Price:

  • AED 595 3 course brunch menu with Prosecco & House beverages
  • AED 545 3 course brunch menu with Beer, Wine & Spirits
  • AED 395 3 course brunch menu with unlimited soft drinks

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  Tables available from 12pm-3pm, with a 4-hour drinks package

Address:              The H Dubai

Bookings:            04 359 2366 / reservations@theblacklion.ae

FESTIVE BREAKFAST

Location:             Reform Social & Grill

Overview            Reform will be starting Christmas day off the full English way. Enjoy a full English breakfast with all the trimmings.

Price:                    AED 140 Double Full English Breakfast

AED 78 Full English Breakfast

AED 20 – 70 Other menu items

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  8am – 11am

Address:              The Lakes, Dubai

Bookings:            04 454 2638 / reservations@reformsocialgrill.ae

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT REFORM

Location:             Reform Social & Grill

Overview: Round up the family and head down to Reform Social & Grill. Enjoy a Merry Christmas day brunch with festive specials. A children’s menu is available as well as a line-up of entertainment for the kids including a special visit from Santa!

Price:

  • AED 615 4 course brunch menu with Prosecco
  • AED 465 4 course brunch menu with Beer, Wine, Eggnog
  • AED 415 4 course brunch menu with unlimited soft drinks

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  Table Availability 12pm-3pm with a 4 hour drinks package

Address:              The Lakes, Dubai

Bookings:            04 454 2638 / reservations@reformsocialgrill.ae

CHRISTMAS EVENING AT REFORM

Location:             Reform Social & Grill

Overview            A la carte menu available along with festive specials

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Address:              The Lakes, Dubai

Bookings:            04 454 2638 / reservations@reformsocialgrill.ae

CHRISTMAS PARTY PACKAGE

Location:  Reform Social & Grill

Overview: Host a Christmas party for all the family and friends at Reform! Canapes and flowing champagne included in the package.

Price:

  • AED 350 Prosecco package
  • AED 295 3 hours unlimited selected beer, wine & spirits
  • AED 120 choice of 6 canapes

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Address:              The Lakes, Dubai

Bookings:            04 454 2638 / reservations@reformsocialgrill.ae

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT VIVALDI

Location:             Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo

vivaldi

Overview: Celebrate Christmas with your loved ones at Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo. With a Christmas Choir performing all your favourite Carols and a DJ, it’s a three course meal with a festive ambience!

Price:

  • AED 319 including House Beverages
  • AED 259 including non-alcoholic beverages
  • AED 125 Children aged 6-12
  • Children under 6 dine for free

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  12pm – 4pm

Address:              Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira

Bookings:            04 207 1717 / Vivaldi.Reservations@Sheraton.com

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CHRISTMAS DINNER AT VIVALDI

Location: Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo

Overview: Enjoy your Christmas night and join us after you’ve exchanged gifts.

Price:

  • AED 300 3 course set menu & House Beverages
  • AED 250 3 course set menu & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Children under 6 dine for free

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira

Bookings:            04 207 1717 / Vivaldi.Reservations@Sheraton.com

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT ASHIANA BY VINEET

Location:             Ashiana by Vineet

Overview: Enjoy Ashiana’s a la carte menu with a special bottle price and live entertainment.

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  12pm – 3.30pm and 7pm – 11pm

Address:              Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira

Bookings:            04 207 1733 / Ashiana.Reservations@Sheraton.com

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER AT CREEKSIDE JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Location:  Creekside Japanese Restaurant

Overview:  Enjoy a buffet of all your favourite Japanese dishes, with or without house beverages on Christmas night, once all of your gifts are unwrapped.

Price:

  • AED 309 including House Beverages
  • AED 249 including soft drinks
  • AED 125 Children aged 6-12 (Children under 6 dine for free)

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  7pm – 11pm

Address:              Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira

Bookings:            04 207 1750 /Creekside.Reservations@Sheraton.com

CHRISTMAS BBQ LUNCH AT HATTA

Location:  Hatta, The Sheraton Dubai Creek

Overview: Enjoy an all you can eat Christmas BBQ Lunch at Hatta, with a Christmas Choir performing all your favourite festive carols, and a house musician throughout the day. Package price includes use of the Sheraton pool area.

Price:

  • AED 249 including House Beverages & Pool Pass
  • AED 149 including soft drinks & Pool Pass

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  12pm – 4pm

Address:              Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira

Bookings:            04 228 1111

BIG EASY CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

Location: The Els Club, Dubai Sports City

Overview: Enjoy the Big Easy Brunch, Christmas style! With all the regular favourites and free-flowing house beverages including Big Easy wines, it’s a fun Christmas Day that the whole family will love.

Price:                    Starting from AED 285 per person

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  12.30pm – 3.30pm

Address:              The Els Club, Dubai Sports City

Bookings:            04 425 1037

261 CHRISTMAS ROAST LUNCH

Location: The Els Club, Dubai Sports City

Overview: Enjoy a traditional Roast dinner this Christmas Day, with all the trimmings. Bring the family for a laidback Christmas lunch that feels just like home.

Price:                    Starting from AED 175 per person

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  12pm – 3pm

Address:              The Els Club, Dubai Sports City

Bookings:            04 425 1037

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT THE SPORTSMAN’S ARMS

Location: Sportsman’s Arms, Zayed Sports City

Overview: Christmas Day will be packed with festive cheer, with Christmas breakfast served from 8am until 11.30am. Starting from noon, the brunch features a four-hour drinks package. A festive a la carte menu will also be available for Christmas dinner. Book your tables in advance to avoid disappointment.

Price:

  • AED 349 including House Beverages & Bubbly
  • AED 225 including soft drinks
  • AED 125 for kids

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  Table availability from 12pm, with a 4 hour drinks package

Address:              1st Floor, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City

Bookings:            02 403 4235 / reservations@sportsmanszsc.com

On December 24, the venue will offer an a la carte menu with festive specials, and classic roasted chestnuts will be available on the barbeque terrace.

HOLIDAY INN, AL BARSHA DUBAI

Location: Al Barsha (near Mall of the Emirates)

Overview: Enjoy a lavish Christmas buffet at Holiday Inn Al Brsha’s Gem Garden restaurant, complete with a turkey carving station! Enjoy the music of the live Christmas choir at 1pm.

Price:

  • AED 175/- per person with soft drinks
  • AED 90/- per child (5 – 12 years old)
  • AED 225/- per person, unlimited selected house beverages

Additional Activities:

  • Kid’s activity – Santa’s visit offering gifts for the little ones
  • Christmas Crackers – Timings: 12noon – 3.30pm
  • Christmas Choir to perform at 1:00pm – 2.30pm

Day:                       Friday 25th December

Times:                  12pm-3pm

Address:              Holiday Inn, Al Barsha

Bookings:            04 323 4333