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Seasonal Specials: Christmas!

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Whether it’s a work lunch or a family dinner or you are having a special christmas dinner with your significant other, there’s lots of choice about in Dubai! Over the coming days and week I will be posting some ideas of activities, festivals and christmas day things, but as a foodie, first and foremost.. Let’s sort out the food! Which restaurant has the festive spirit, the most scrumptious mince pies or the best roast? Let me share my Top picks! This is in no particular order, just a few of my faves!

Christmas time



Located in the Iconic JBR @ The intercontinental, Dubai Marina, this restaurant will be serving a wonderful four course meal with all the turkey trimmings, mince pies and the little tots get to enjoy a visit from The big man; Santa himself! The restaurant has a wonderful classic chic interior and astonishing views outside, christmas is the perfect weather to sit outside!

Four Points By the Sheraton@ Sheikh Zayed Road

This hotel is one of my favourites, and we reviewed level 43 a while ago, check out our review here! The hotel certainly gets festive with some great offers! Children under 12 get a 50% discount and children under 6 Eat free, so don’t be shy to bring along the kids to this one, or you can takeaway your very own butterball turkey and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home, without the hassle of having to cook it! Another highlight of this Christmas dinner is the festive yule log on offer for dessert! This hotel is in a great location and its surrounded by some great bars (For after drinks!)

Claw @ Souq Al Bahar

Dubai Christmas Meal

Dubai Christmas Meal

If you’re doing some on the spot christmas shopping at Dubai Mall or just wondering through the mall to see the deportation or even checking out the fountain show, you have to hop over to the Claw for a festive feast! Claw is traditionally an American restaurant cum Sports bar cum BBQ feast? So if anybody knows how to get festive it’s these guys! Their christmas includes all the traditional you want from your roast potatoes, turkey, and more! Don’t forget to wear your festive christmas jumpers for this one! Santa’s sleigh will also be flying in here too!


Ewaan Dubai

Ewaan Dubai

This ones for those who don’t quite know what they want, but you sure will find out when you get to the Palace, Downtown! Serving a contemporary brunch buffet or a traditional festive dinner! With all the top christmas tunes, a live band and even a chance at decorating your own gingerbread men!  love this restaurant for its interior design and friendly staff! A great Dxb Pick!

Pai Thai

Pai Thai


Not everyone wants the choice, not everyone wants tradition, this Thai brunch will serve a host of seafood, curries and the not so festive food, in a festive period! For those who want to go out, but aren’t fussed on the festive food! The restaurant is hosted by Madinat Jumeirah @ the Iconic Al Qasr hotel, I cannot stress enough how amazing this place is! It truly is a mini City within a City. Who says christmas needs to be turkey?

Nasimi @ Atlantis the Palm

Atlantis Dubai hotel

Atlantis Dubai 

Another thing I cannot stress enough is the perfect weather for outside restaurants at christmas time. You won’t need your hats, scarfs or winter coats in Dubai! So whack out your cute little christmas dresses and heels, gents, put on a nice shirt or t-shirt and enjoy your christmas with a view! Nasimi is another Dxb Blog favourite and their Christmas eve 3/4 course meals are something you don’t want to miss, dinner on the beach? With ocean views? On the Palm? Need I say more? Enjoy their festive favourites along with a selection of seafood, salads and BBQ!

Wherever you are this christmas and whatever you eat.. We hope you have a jolly good one! From all the Dxb Blog Team, Early Merry Christmas!

I always like to keep my pick articles short and sweet, too many options can be hard to pick! A few other places I would recommend are; Cafe Bateels winter menu, Dusty’s @ DIFC, Poco Loco @ JBR, Dubai Yacht Club and Villa Beach @ the foot of the Burj Al Arab!

Have you been inspired by our post? Made a reservation? Made plans? Want to share your Christmas Snaps? #MyDxbBlogChristmas or #DxbBlogXmas or #MyDxbBlogXmas

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