La Farine Café & Bakery, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

First up is La Farine Café & Bakery, at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Whilst it may not sound like the place you might typically get your Christmas dinner from, they scooped the coveted title of ‘best turkey takeaway’ through Shortlist magazine for a reason!

Embracing all the wonders of this magical time of the year, this award-winning French restaurant will be preparing a crisp, golden turkey perfectly wrapped alongside an apple, celery and chestnut stuffing, market vegetables, mashed potatoes, roasted maple glazed carrots and turnips and their renowned cranberry sauce and turkey gravy.

Their turkey takeaway is priced at AED 850 and is available for collection only. It includes all the trimmings and typically serves 10 to 12 people. A minimum of 48 hours advance notice is required and you can pre-order by emailing jwmmrr@marriott.com or call +9714 414 6414. For more info visit their website here.

Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates

Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates are spoiling us by ensuring that we really can take a break from the hard stuff by sorting out ALL the Christmas dinner preparation! We love the fact that they’ll even deliver it straight to your door so you can sit back, call the family back home, play with the kid’s new toys and set your table ready perfectly for the grand arrival! Sheraton’s oven roasted stuffed turkey comes with all the classic condiments including Brussels sprouts, crisp roast potatoes, tasty gravy and of course – the cranberry sauce.

Conveniently located close to loads of residential areas, this one’s going to be popular with deliveries possible right the way through from the 10th to 31st December inclusive, meaning that it doesn’t just have to be Christmas Day to take in this feast!

Call +971 4 377 2006  or email dining.sheratonmoe@sheraton.com at least 48 hours before you need it, and you’ll receive a 5 – 6 kg turkey with condiments for AED 549 with an additional AED 100 charge for delivery.

Jones The Grocer Express, Dubai Creek Golf Club

You can let the talented team of chefs at Jones The Grocer Express at Dubai Creek Golf Club take out all the stress of Christmas cooking this year when you order their delicious turkey takeaway. It comes with all the trimmings you’d expect like stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy, and their duck fat roast potatoes are stand-out superb! Their whole turkey is AED575 and it comes with cranberry sauce, juniper berry infused gravy and sage and apricot stuffing. A roast turkey with sides is AED775 and this one comes with cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, duck fat roast potatoes, sautéed Brussels sprouts and chestnuts, roast sausages wrapped in beef bacon with roasted red onions, honey glazed parsnips and carrots, broccoli and cauliflower cheese. This is what real Christmas dinners are made of!

Available between the 1st and 30th December, place your booking 48 hours in advance by emailing creekdining@dubaigolf.com or call 04 295 6000 

JA The Resort

Offering extraordinary value just when you need it, you can order an ultra-juicy turkey for your Christmas gathering without worrying about any hassle whatsoever! JA The Resort roast their turkeys to perfection, accompanying them with scrummy chestnut and apple stuffing and perfect Brussels sprouts, a mix of roasted root vegetables, herb roasted potatoes and for a slight seasonal twist – chicken chipolata with delicious turkey gravy and cranberry sauce.

A 6 – 7 kg turkey with all the trimmings from JA The Resort in Jebel Ali Beach Dubai, comes for an all-inclusive price of just AED 500! (You could hardly cook a dinner yourself for that price!)

Bookings for this Christmas dinner needing to be made at least 48 hours in advance and pick-up available from the 15th to 25th December inclusive. To pre-order call +971 4 814 5604 or email restaurant.reservation@jaresorts.com

Intercontinental, Dubai Festival City

Choose the turkey takeaway exactly how you like it as Intercontinental, Dubai Festival City’s turkey options don’t just come in one size – but three for you to choose from! Perfect for smaller families, their 4 kg bird comes with the same options as the 6 kg and 8 kg turkeys and all come with a legendary chestnut, roast pear, sage and cranberry stuffing. Choose from oven roasted chunky potatoes with shallots and fresh rosemary or butter mashed potato if you prefer. Select from a wide variety of sides including braised red cabbage, Brussels sprouts with chestnut, bacon and shallots, maple roasted root vegetables with herbs and veal chipolata with bacon.

A 4 kg turkey costs AED 590, a 6 kg turkey costs AED 690 and the 8 kg turkey costs AED 790 including sides, giblet gravy and cranberry chutney.

Orders can be made online at https://www.experiencedfc.com/festivegoodies or at Anise restaurant and must be made at least 48 hours prior with collection between 21st and 31st December inclusive from their Event Centre.

Turkey Takeaway at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai

The most wonderful time of the year deserves to be celebrated all month long – and that’s why the chefs at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai are recapturing all the blessings of family traditions by preparing a magnificent spread to impress family and friends!

Now you have the perfect excuse to have a pre-Christmas celebration if you’re jetting back home by ordering a dinner that’s fit for a king! The Ritz Carlton, Dubai’s perfectly cooked whole roasted turkey comes with all the trimmings (including salads, side dishes and scrumptious desserts no less) and turkey takeaways are available for collection for the whole month of December.

The 5 – 6 kg turkey is recommended for 5 – 6 guests and is priced at AED 950 and the 8 – 9 kg (Serves 8 – 9 guests) costs AED 1200 including top-picks such as country bread stuffing, honey glazed carrots and parsnips, roasted beet, chestnut and goats cheese salad and of course, traditional Christmas fruit cake.

For more information, call +971 4 318 6150, email festive.dubai@ritzcarlton.com or visit ritzcarlton.com/dubai

Jones The Grocer Emirates Golf Club

Trust the guys at Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club to get your Christmas dinner just the way you like it, as the talented team behind one of our favourite spots in Dubai, have got this Christmas all wrapped up!

Their succulent oven-roasted whole turkey comes with cranberry sauce, juniper berry infused gravy and sage and apricot stuffing that’s out of this world! Choose sides including duck fat roasted potatoes, sautéed Brussel sprouts and chestnuts, roast sausages wrapped in beef bacon with roasted red onions, honey glazed parsnips with carrots and broccoli and cauliflower cheese.

A 9 kg turkey costs AED 635, and if you select sides as well it costs AED 885. Available between 1st and 30th December, you can place your booking 48 hours in advance from the date of collection by emailing
emiratesdining@dubaigolf.com or call 04 417 9999

Take-Away Turkey Box from Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi 

Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences in Abu Dhabi is offering a superb Christmas Turkey Box paying attention to using high-quality ingredients – yet still at a great price. What we love about their whole roasted turkey is not only is it a free-range bird (and therefore seriously succulent), but they also offer a great variety of condiments and trimmings too.

Glazed baby carrots, Brussels sprouts, home-made chestnut stuffing and gravy that’s as good as back home comes with juicy cranberry sauce and a price tag that’s hard to beat.

The Turkey Box is available in both 5 – 6 kg and 7 – 9 kgs options, and is priced at AED 600 and AED 800 respectively. You can collect your special christmas dinner anytime from the 6th December onwards for the rest of the month with bookings to be made 48 hours in advance and collection from the hotel. For bookings, email restaurants@babalqasr.com or call 02 205 3026.

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