Christmas Bookings 2018

I know its only mid November, but its never too early to plan out that special Christmas dinner. Whether its a family affair or an official corporate gathering, our wonderful foodie city of Dubai has endless options for ringing in the festive cheer.

Keep revisiting this list. I’ll be updating it with more options through the month ūüôā

Christmas Brunch at Kalea (Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks & Resorts)

Enjoy  a  spectacular  Christmas  at  Lapita  in  true  Polynesian  style.  Drop  by  for  some  festive  victuals  on  the  big  day  and  you’ll  be  offered  a  huge  buffet  spread,  showcasing  everything  from  a  Polynesian  Grill  serving  up  Cigali  Lobster  and  lamb  chops,  to  a  turkey  carving  stations  with  all  the  trimmings  including  traditional  stuffing  and  Yorkshire  Puddings.  Finish  off  with  a  magnificent  dessert  spread  featuring  homemade  Polynesian  Tonga  toast  and  fried  ice  cream,  as  well  as  the  most  comprehensive  cheese  board  in  town  with  over  20  types  of  cheeses  and  chutney.  The  kids  will  be  fully  entertained  in  the  kids’  corner  with  activities  and  maybe  even  a  visit  from  the  big  man  himself.  Cheers!

Dates:¬† 25th¬† December¬† ONLY¬† ¬† Times:¬† 1.00pm-4.00pm¬† Price:¬† Soft¬† Beverage¬† Package¬† AED¬† 295;¬† House¬† Beverage¬† Package¬† AED¬† 395;¬† Premium¬† Beverage¬† Package¬† AED¬† 495;¬† Kids¬† (6¬† –¬† 12¬† years¬† old)¬† AED¬† 99¬† Reservations:¬† Call¬† +971¬† 4¬† 810¬† 9421¬† or¬† email¬†¬†

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Christmas  Eve  Brunch  at  Blue  Orange  (The  Westin  Dubai  Mina  Seyahi)

Spend  Christmas  eve  at  one  of  Dubai’s  most  exquisite  buffets,  offering  live  cooking  stations  in  a  bright  and  airy  setting,  with  stunning  views  over  the  Arabian  Gulf.

When:¬† ¬† 24¬† December¬† 2018¬† Time:¬† ¬† 6PM¬† ‚Äst 11PM¬† Price:¬† ¬† AED¬† 495¬† per¬† person¬† |¬† free¬† flow¬† champagne¬† ¬† AED¬† 395¬† per¬† person¬† |¬† free¬† flow¬† house¬† beverages¬† ¬† AED¬† 295¬† per¬† person¬† |¬† free¬† flow¬† non-alcoholic¬† beverages¬† ¬† AED¬† 145¬† kids¬† (6¬† ‚Äst 11¬† years)¬† Reservations:¬† +971¬† 4¬† 511¬† 7373¬† /¬†


Latest  Recipe  Christmas  Dinner  (Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina)

Boasting  of stunning  ceiling-to-floor  windows  overlooking  the  hotel  gardens  and  the  Arabian  Gulf,  this  dining  destination  is  both  stylish  and  contemporary. The buffet features an appetizing  mix  of  International  flavours-  the  perfect  place  to  indulge  in  a  Christmas  feast!

When:¬† 24¬† December¬† 2018¬† Time:¬† 6PM¬† ‚Äst 11PM¬† Price:¬† AED¬† 430¬† per¬† person¬† |¬† free¬† flow¬† champagne¬† ¬† AED¬† 330¬† per¬† person¬† |¬† free¬† flow¬† house¬† beverages¬† ¬† AED¬† 230¬† per¬† person¬† |¬† free¬† flow¬† non-alcoholic¬† beverages¬† ¬† AED¬† 130¬† kids¬† (6¬† ‚Äst 11¬† years)¬† Reservations:¬† +971¬† 4¬† 511¬† 7373¬† /¬†¬†


Month-Long Festivities at Swissotel Al Ghurair 

Christmas Tree Lighting:

Embrace the joyful start of festive season at the spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony featuring a live performance of Christmas carols, Santa’s visit with gifts for little ones, warming up the night special festive foods, gingerbread cookies, sweets and mocktails will be served.

Info: 05th December, 6:30-8:30 pm

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Festive Turkey Takeaway at the Jasmine Lounge:

Let the culinary team at Jasmine Lounge lend you a hand in preparing a wonderful festive feast for your friends and family. Order your take-away roasted turkey, serving 5 to 8 persons, with all traditional trimmings and enjoy a homely celebration.

Turkey Take away (Minimum weight of 8kg)

Date of selling: From 5th December until 25th December

Price: AED 655

Terms and conditions: To order, 72 hours’ notice is required

Liwan Restaurant:

Play House Kids Brunch

The Play House Kids Brunch is taking it to the next level to create an unforgettable festive experience! Throughout December, Liwan Restaurant will host events and workshops to set you in the mood for the holiday season, from sampling international cuisines to glittery arts and crafts, Christmas carols and face painting. There’s also the latest Nintendo Wii games, balloon art, creative activities, bean bags and giant games like Jenga and Tic Tac Toe. Executive Chef, Akhilesh Singh will throw a festive feast not to be missed with his full Christmas carvery where you can indulge in three and a half hours of holiday heaven, all washed down with mulled beverages and classic Christmas treats.

Dates: Friday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th December, 12:30-4:00pm Price: AED 160 for adults, pay half for children ages 6-12 and 0-5 dine for free

A ‚ÄúQuintessential‚ÄĚ Christmas Eve Dinner

Liwan Restaurant at Swiss√ītel Al Ghurair will be serenading guests as they tuck into a buffet of seasonal favourites. Unwrap the festivities with a lavish spread filled with traditional holiday favorites and a special Christmas carol performance.

Date: 24th December, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Price: AED 199 for adults, pay half for children ages 6-12 and 0-5 dine for free

A Perfect Christmas Brunch

Liwan’s Play House brunch has been wowing crowds for over a month now so you can be reassured that their Christmas take will be even better. This international newcomer will be throwing a family-friendly brunch complete with themed dishes and a host of festive touches, including presents for the little ones. Join for plenty of magical moments with and meet Santa, decorate gingerbread in the kid’s zone and feast on a traditional Christmas carvery with all of the trimmings.

Date: 25th December, 12:30pm – 4:00pm; Price: AED 215 for adults, pay half for children ages 6-12 and 0-5 dine for free