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Celebrate Christmas on the beach

It’s the UAE. So why not have Christmas on the beach? Here are the hotspots

30 Nov 2016 | 09:00 am
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Jumeirah Beach Hotel

360 has its 180 Brunch, 1-4pm, followed by a DJ from 6pm onwards, Dh450. On the mainland, there’s a festive BBQ lunch at Villa Beach – either a buffet lunch (Dh750) or three-course set dinner (Dh425 per person with a welcome drink). 04 406 8741.

St. Regis Saadiyat island

Turquoiz is serving a BBQ Christmas brunch with Ibiza-style tunes from the resident DJ. Dh500 (Dh200 for children 6-12), 1-4pm. 02 498 8996

Four Seasons Resort

Sea Fu’s serving up Asian cuisine at its beachside setting with the waves so close you can touch them. Dh450, 12.30-4pm and 7–11pm. 04 270 7777

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

Fish Beach Taverna has an Aegean Sea-inspired set menu for Dh690 (Dh450 for children aged 6-11), 1-4pm. 04 511 7139

Nasimi Beach

Atlantis’ waterfront dining spot has its Xmas Bubble Q from 1-4pm for Dh295 (food only). 04 426 2626

Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah

A cabana Christmas: Celebrate in the beachside gardens with a turkey buffet and ‘summery-Christmas’, dishes. Dh275 for food only, 1-3pm. 07 203 5555

West 14th

It’s all about relaxation and BBQ, with dishes such as turkey and stuffing skewers and lamb roast, Dh420 from 1-4pm (Dh99 6 to 12-year-olds). 04 447 7601

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Aspen Chalets

A private meal overlooking the slopes of Ski Dubai with ‘log fire’, Santa visit and four-course meal for up to 12 guests. Dh1,450 per person, with a minimum spend per group of Dh10,500 (50 per cent discount for children aged 6-12). 04 341 0000

Copper Dog

The new Scottish pub at DoubleTree Hilton, JBR, is asking Dh600 a head for three courses in two sittings, noon-2pm and 3-5.30pm. Children eat for Dh99. 04 559 5355

Emirates Palace

The capital’s glitziest hotel has a family buffet with Santa Claus and his elves at Le Vendome, 12.30-3.30pm for Dh600. 02 690 7999

Ritz-Carlton JBR

For outdoor luxe, brunch at the Gulf Lawn and Caravan, or the Palm Grill, both Dh1,095. Both have sea views and live music. Children eat for Dh350. 04 318 6150

Sofitel JBR

Make five people (and yourself) feel very special with the hotel’s Chef’s Table dinner, 7-11pm. The nine-course meal is prepared by the hotel’s executive chef, Andreas Mensch, tailored to your preferences. Dh950 per person (food only). 04 448 4733