Christmas Eve is certainly a time to eat, drink and be joyful with all the family! Dubai has so many options to choose from, we’ve made it easy for you and rounded up our favourite restaurants offering fabulous festive menus this year. There’ll be turkey, roast beef, pudding, bubbly and more, so instead of slaving away in the kitchen, rather book early for one of these great festive dining packages!

Wonder and merriment at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

No one does celebratory occasions quite like The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR where the Ladies and Gentlemen’s reputation for detail, excellence and hosting legendary events bears all the hallmarks of classic Ritz-Carlton hospitality.

If you’re looking for an incredible festive dinner buffet of international flavours, look no further. You can expect an eclectic mix of live cooking stations – including delicacies from the Middle East and India – with a seafood bar, fresh grills and Christmas carvery, feast on traditional roasts, pies, pastries and more. With Christmas tunes from a live band and a visit from Santa himself, it truly is an evening to remember!

Where: Caravan Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR.

When:  Tuesday 24th December, 6pm to 10pm.

Cost: Prices start from AED 295 per person which includes a buffet and soft beverages (or include house beverages in your package for AED 475), AED 150 for children aged between 6 and 12 and under 5’s go free.

To book: Please call 04 318 6150, email festive.dubai@ritzcarlton.com or visit the website for more.

Italian delights at Segreto, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Segreto – one of Dubai’s best kept secrets serving handcrafted and authentic Italian cuisine, nestled in the meandering waterways and summer houses of Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

Say bonjourno to a three-course festive menu for AED150 also known as ‘Italian Delights’, and choose from a selection of three starters, mains and desserts ranging from Mozzarella di bufala alla Caprese to Gnocchi di patate alla Sorrentina and the signature Panna cotta alla vaniglia for a sweet finish!

A special festive menu is also available from 8th to 28th December at various prices PLUS a la carte option is available.

Where: Segreto.

When: Tuesday 24th December, Rooftop bar: 3pm, Restaurant: 6pm onwards.

Cost: AED 150 for a three-course festive menu.

 To book: Please call 800 666 353, email restaurants@saroodhospitality.com or visit the website for more.

The best ‘Far from Home’ Christmas atmosphere at Maison Mathis!

As every year, this year is no different and Maison Mathis have plenty planned to bring you the best ‘far from home’ Christmas experience! Maison Mathis will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland and you can expect everything that makes Christmas special – from Santa’s grotto, carol singers, and a dedicated kids entertainment area with soft play mats, kid’s movies and loads of kid friendly games!

You can expect great happy hour prices and festive music all day long with a DJ to set the vibe in the evening. The menu includes favourites such as traditional Christmas Turkey or Beef Wellington, the most delicious Chilean Sea Bass and Filled Cannelloni and of course – Christmas Pudding!

Where: Maison Mathis ‘Arabian Ranches’.

When: Tuesday 24th December, 12pm – 2am.

Cost: Priced per item with kids under 12 FREE.

To book: Please call 04 521 5900, email reservations@swrhospitality.com or visit the website for more.

Waterside dining experience and authentic Italian cuisine at Trattoria Toscana

Feast on Italian favourites this Christmas Eve at Trattoria Toscana, the rustic Italian kitchen offering a waterside dining experience at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

An exclusive festive menu is curated and available throughout the month of December with a festive twist! The menu includes the ‘Petto d’anatra a_umicato, indivia e mostarda’ (smoked duck breast with spicy candy fruit) as a choice for a starter, ‘Gnocchi, carciofi e pancetta croccante’ (potatoes gnocchi with artichoke and crispy veal bacon) as a traditional Italian pasta, ‘Coscia di tacchino ripiena, spinaci, castagne e carote’ (Stuffed turkey leg with spinach chestnuts and carrots) as the main course and ‘Mousse al torroncino’ (Vanilla mousse topped with honey caramelized almond) for a sweet finish!

Where: Trattoria Toscana, Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

When: Tuesday 24th December, 12pm – 12am.

Cost: Priced per item.

 To book: Please call 800 666 353, email restaurants@saroodhospitality.com or visit the website for more.

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