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Book your turkey takeaway now

Decorate the tree – check. Hide gifts in stockings – check. Roast a turkey? Hmm. Fret not. In true UAE style, there’s someone who will do it all for you. Book (and, in most cases, pay for) your turkey takeaway ahead of time. Here’s our line-up of which restaurants are doing the heavy lifting

30 Nov 2016 | 09:00 am
  • Get a turkey takeaway from Manzil, Dubai



Fairmont Bab Al Bahar, Abu Dhabi

Let Marco Pierre White do the cooking. His steakhouse is dishing up whole roast turkeys (6kg, Dh469, 8kg, Dh599, and 10kg, Dh689, with cranberry sauce and bread rolls). Sides are additional, with a choice of six vegetable dishes, three kinds of potato, two kinds of stuffing and four sauces. If turkey isn’t your thing, opt for a roast Angus beef striploin at Dh295 per kg. Desserts include Christmas pudding, mince pie, blackberry cobbler and a red velvet and hazelnut chocolate yule log (Dh99/Dh189). Minimum order of Dh100, 24 hours notice required. Available until January 7. Call 02 6543238

Hilton Abu Dhabi

Vienna Plaza has whole roast turkey (8.5kg) with sides for Dh89+++ per kg (glazed chestnuts are an additional Dh39+++ and cranberry sauce Dh12+++). A 2kg roast turkey breast with sides is Dh174+++ per kg. 48 hours’ notice required. Call 02-6924247. This is also the place to pick up imported goods such as German stollen from Germany, from Dh30; Italian panettone, from Dh40; plus homemade Christmas cakes and puddings, mince pies, gingerbread houses, cookies and chocolate Santas.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi

From roast turkey to Yorkshire pudding, the takeaway turkey and trimmings offer is 20 off when booked before December 15. The 4kg turkey, Dh450, caters for 6-8 people. 48 hours notice required. Call 02-6773333.

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

A six-person roast turkey is Dh495, available December 1-January 7. Call 02-8137777.

St. Regis Abu Dhabi (Corniche)

Herb slow-roasted turkey filled with chestnut and sage stuffing, plus roasted potatoes and root vegetables, buttered Brussels sprouts, homemade cranberry sauce and gravy for 6-10 people (Dh650) and 10-14 people (Dh850). 48 hours notice required. Call 02-6944553.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Whole roast turkey with trimmings, Dh700. If you don’t want to go the traditional way, the resort has various other options to offer. There’s a 1kg pre-sliced home-cured fish platter (beetroot-marinated salmon, treacle-cured sea trout and halibut gravadlax) with a bakery basket at Dh600. Roast rib of beef (3kg) with trimmings including Yorkshire puddings is Dh1,000. And the cheese selection box has 1kg of British and French cheese (Colston Bassett Stilton, cheddar, brie de Meaux and Saint Maure goats cheese with quince jelly, roasted grapes and fine crackers, Dh400). Visit the Festive desk at the resort to order from December 1-31; 72 hours notice required. Call 02-4988888.

Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi

Turkey with trimmings, Dh550. Gingerbread houses also available. Order at least 48 hours in advance, starting December 8. Call 02-6560000.


Atlantis The Palm

Whole roast turkey with cranberry sauce, turkey giblet sauce, bread sauce, chipolata sausage. Choose between a medium turkey (7-8kg) which serves 6-10 people, from Dh800, or a large turkey (9-10kg), which serves 10-15 people, from Dh1,100. Christmas pudding from Dh100. Until December 24; 48 hours notice required. Call 04-4261454.

Amwaj Rotana, JBR

Roast turkey, yule logs, mince pies, Christmas pudding and gingerbread houses are available to order. The 8kg turkey is Dh650, and is served December 6-31. 48 hours notice required. Call 04-4282000.

Baker & Spice Al Manzil, Dubai

The home-delivery package includes soups and starters and mains such as roast chicken, roast Black Angus beef, trimmings and desserts ranging from Christmas logs, Christmas cakes, mince pies and tarts. From Dh595, 48 hours notice required. Call 04-4279856.

Chez Amy’s, Jumeirah Park Pavilion, Dubai

Available from November 20-December 31, get a turkey with fig, shallot, apple and fresh sage stuffing, and four sauces. A 4-5kg turkey is Dh400; a 5-6kg turkey is Dh500. 24 hours notice required; call 04-4385550.

Emirates Golf Club

This whole turkey meal with trimmings feeds 10 people for Dh550 (with roasted parsnips and glazed carrots, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts and chestnut, sage and onion stuffing), available until December 30. 48 hours notice required. Call 04-4179999.

Fairmont The Palm, Dubai

Turkey platter with trimmings made to your liking from November 24-January 7. A 6kg turkey is Dh450, an 8kg turkey is Dh550 and a 10kg turkey is Dh650. 72 hours notice required. Call 04-4573457.

Grand Hyatt, Dubai

Roast dishes include black Angus rib eye (Dh1,100, serves 5; Dh1,400 serves 10), a roast goose (Dh1,100, serves 8) and the traditional festive turkey (Dh750, serves 5; Dh980, serves 10). Served between December 24-January 1; 48 hours notice required. Call 04-3172290.

The H Hotel, Dubai

Delphine is serving turkey with all the trimmings. A 5-6kg turkey, Dh500, serves around 8 people; the 9-10kg turkey, Dh765, serves 7-12 people. 48 hours notice required. Call 04-5018623.

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Choose from a 4kg turkey, Dh650; or a 6kg turkey, Dh750, plus side dishes; or a 4kg roasted grass fed beef striploin (Dh850) with Yorkshire pudding and sides. Available for collection December 21-31; 48 hours notice required. Call 04-7011199.

The Ivy

The Ivy at Home’s turkey box is available until the restaurant closes for business on December 31, from Dh999 for six people (Dh1,299 for eight people, Dh1,499 for 10 people). Call 04-4323232.

Jones the Grocer

If you fancy making your own turkey purchase one from Jones the Grocer for Dh575, and if you want to completely stay away from the kitchen, a cooked turkey with trimmings is Dh775. 72 hours notice required. Call 04-3466886.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

The hotel’s turkey takeaway service includes a la carte side dishes and a hamper shop (think Osetra caviar, panettone, smoked salmon and candy canes). Call 04-3198863.

Kempinski, Mall of the Emirates

Order from December 4 for your turkey, available December 24-26. The meal is Dh645 (5-6kg for 6 to 8 people) and Dh845 (8-9kg for 8 to 10 people). 48 hours notice required. Call 04-3410000.

Manzil, Dubai

The 5-7kg turkey with trimmings, serving up to 8 people, is Dh599. Orders from December 10-30. Call 04-4285888.

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

The turkey takeaway is available December 20-26 and comes with trimmings and homemade stuffing. Dh680 for 5-6 kg (feeds 8 to 10 people) and Dh890 for 7-9 kg (feeds 12-14 people). 24 hours notice required; other turkey sizes are available upon request and with a 72-hour advance notice. Call 04-4498888.

Perry & Blackwelder, Dubai

Smokin! The US restaurant has a smoked turkey hamper with your choice of a 6kg (Dh650, serves 4-6 people) or 11kg (Dh895, serves 7-10 people) animal, and four traditional sides. Desserts (additional cost) include pecan pie, Christmas pudding and mince pies. Until December 31, 48 hours’ notice required. Call 04-4323232.

Pullman, Deira City Centre

A whole roast turkey and trimmings (9kg-12kg) serving 10-12 people is Dh650. Orders must be made 48 hours in advance. Call 04-6038082.

Raffles, Dubai

A turkey feast with dishes including foie gras and black truffle terrine, roast carrots, roast potatoes and roast parsnips. The package includes a 6-7kg turkey, serving 5-7 people, for Dh700; the 9-10kg turkey, serving 8+ people, is Dh1,000. 72 hours notice required, available until the end of December. Call 04-3248888.

Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai

The Festive Roast package includes a choice of traditional turkey (Dh175 per kg, available in 5-8kg; 5kg serves approximately 4-6 people) roast Angus strip lion at Dh420 per kg, or a smoked salmon platter at Dh280 per kg, with a selection of sides and choice of dessert. Get a prawn cocktail starter for Dh280 serving approximately six people. Available to order from November 20-December 26; 24 hours’ notice required. Call 04-3722323.

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai

Whole turkey or beef rib with trimmings and a selection of side dishes. Turkeys: 4-8 people, Dh850; serving 9-12 people, Dh1,100. Rib of beef serving 4-8 people is Dh990; serving 9-12 is Dh1,290. Book from December 1-28 on 04-5034305.

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

A 5kg turkey and trimmings is Dh549, plus an additional Dh100 if you opt for home delivery. Orders from December 10-31, to be made 48 hours in advance. Call 04-3772006.

Taj Dubai

The Eloquent Elephant is serving up a six-person turkey dinner until December 25 for Dh895. 48 hours’ notice required. Call 04-4383100.


Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Roasts include turkey (from Dh879, serves 4-6), duck (Dh890, serves 4-6) or Australian leg of lamb (Dh1,560, serves 6), plus a range of side dishes (gingerbread sauce, yum) and the likes of pecan pie and Yule log for dessert. Available until December 31 with pick up at the hotel. Call 07-035555.