A&E Guide: Christmas In Dubai

Diana Bell-Heather   |   03 - 12 - 2017

Whether celebrating at home or at one of many venues in Dubai, there are plenty of choices for a memorable Christmas day.


From takeaway roast dinners to extravagant brunches, festive period of giving and overeating is so much better in the sunshine. So put on your party outfit or snuggle up in a holiday jumper with the AC turned down low with our edit of the best things to do on December 25.


Takeaway Roasts At Vida Downtown

Vida Downtown Hotel been working on a Christmas menu that ticks all the traditional boxes. Pre-order 48 hours before and sit down to either a turkey, striploin of beef, lamb leg or whole duck – all comes with honey roasted carrots and parsnips, red cabbage, sprouts with turkey bacon, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce and thyme gravy. The dinner ends with a dessert choice between Christmas Log and Butter Vanilla Trifle.
December 15th – January 1st, Telephone: 800 DINING or +971 4 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com.


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Christmas Brunch, Palazzo Versace, Dubai

For dose of glitz and glamour head to the fashionable Palazzo Versace hotel. Our top pick is the Christmas Brunch held on the terrace of the Giardino where you can elegantly indulge in luxurious choice of international favourites such as the sushi station, plenty of fresh seafood and the carving section serving your festive favourites. Don’t forget to leave room for over 20 dessert choices.


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Festive Market at Madinat Jumeirah

Nestled within Madinat Jumeirah’s Resort, the Festive Market is a hit with families and once again will have a traditional German holiday theme, complete with fun entertainment and an interactive Christmas Tree at the centre.


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Christmas Day At Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai

For a relaxed atmosphere and some Italian flair, book into the Armani Deli restaurant where the chefs will prepare a menu full of seasonal flavours. Dig your fork into roasted pumpkin ravioli with ossobucco saffron sauce, caviar dusted langoustine risotto, tuna tartar with sea urchin sauce and finish off with a Monte Bianco served with candied chestnuts and William pear. Delizioso.
Call +971 4 888 3666 or email us at restaurant.reservations@armanihotels.com.


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Festive Brunch at Cabana, Address Dubai Mall

Expect lively cooking stations preparing an elaborate selection, roast turkeys with all the trimmings and plenty of sunshine at this outdoor setting by the pool or a private cabana. Enjoy the views of Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa as well as the live entertainment by the resident DJ.
Call 04 438 8888 or email dine@emaar.com.


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