Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah

This holiday season escape to The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach for a magical Christmas break. With the choice of lavish dinners, special festive activities and record-breaking New Year’s fireworks, the luxurious resorts are perfect for those seeking to relax and rejuvenate this December.

Start this festive holiday with at the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. Check out the various dining options that are being created just for this time of the year. There’s also a festive afternoon tea at the Farmhouse, Gingerbread House Decorating at Paddock Café, A Christmas Chronicle at Kaheela for an unmissable family-style Christmas Eve dinner menu with a modern Middle Eastern twist and more. For details, visit ritzcarlton.com.


Frolic in the holiday spirit at Sauce, an American diner in Dubai. Apart from great food, enjoy your favourite festive movies on a big screen which will be set up on their alfresco terrace. Guests will also be able to enjoy a selection of different popcorn flavours for only Dh10 along with complimentary Christmas cookies. Movie screenings are until December 26. Sauce will also be offering 50 per cent off on festive-themed seasonal drinks with every meal ordered. For details, visit saucedubai.ae.

Mimi Kakushi

Join in the revelry this festive season as Mimi Kakushi reveals its Japanese themed celebrations that combine timeless traditions and authentic flavours with a contemporary twist. A holiday themed brunch that takes cues from iconic traditions of the East will transport you to the spirited celebrations of modern-day Japan with a decadent Christmas spread. On December 24 and 25, from 12pm to 4pm (brunch offers available for 3 hours). Prices start at Dh400 and includes Christmas brunch set menu and soft beverages. Reservations: 04 379 4811 email: book@mimikakushi.ae.

The Rose & Crown

Enjoy a memorable celebration with your loved ones in a cosy setting at The Rose & Crown or within the comfort of your home this Christmas.

Tick cooking off your to – do list by leaving the culinary details to The Atrium’s British Pub. With a traditional turkey to go, all you have to worry about is cleaning up! Invite your nearest and dearest for a mighty meal and savour a stress-free traditional festive dinner like none other. Whether you choose the roast or something from the all-day festive specials, even the fussiest family member will be satisfied.

From December 24-26, The Rose & Crown will be offering the roast turkey for take-away, prepared to perfection and served with all the traditional trimmings to make your Christmas feast a memorable one. Priced at Dh595, it can feed around 11 people. There’s also a traditional beef wellington available. For details and bookings: Call 04 437 0022.

Dukes The Palm

Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel has an exciting array of festivities planned for this festive season. Nestled on The Palm, the five-star property, with a stunning view of the Dubai Marina skyline, could be just the place for a memorable Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebration, included are fabulous dining offers with delightful Christmas activities throughout December leading up to the New Year.

For Christmas there’s the Roasted Turkey & Beef Take-Away starting at Dh450; Christmas Afternoon Tea; Christmas Eve Dinner with Live Entertainment and more. For more information, offers.dukesthepalm.com.

Luigia at Rixos Premium

Celebrate Christmas the Italian way with Luigia at Rixos Premium - Jumeirah Beach Residence. From the traditional panettone and holiday hampers to enjoy on your table, to send as gifts to friends and loved ones to delightful family-friendly Italian meal, Luigia has the entire season covered for both young and adult guests. With offers all through December and starting at Dh155, Luigia has a space for everyone this festive season. For more information, luigia.ae.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Experience an array of festive activities ranging from afternoon tea and festive baking to Christmas brunch and NYE Gala Yum Cha Celebration throughout the month, at Rosewood Abu Dhabi. With prices starting at Dh355 per person, enjoy a classy and grand festive experience. For more information, rosewoodhotels.com.


AURA, the world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool, has a fantastic curated list of holiday experiences. Located at the 50th floor of The Palm Tower, guests can enjoy incredible festive and new year packages, whilst they are suspended 200 meters in the air, taking in views like no other. Enjoy activities through Christmas and New Year’s Eve starting at Dh370. For more information, auraskypool.com.

Taj Dubai

Witness the festive season at the Taj this year. Vibrant festive brunches, fuss-free turkey takeaways and a NYE celebration fit for a maharaja with the hotel’s Dh50,000 Maharaja Suite private package means you are covered this holiday season. Explore the various other activities on throughout the month with prices starting Dh195. For more information, tajhotels.com.

Punjab Grill

Channel your festive spirit with Punjab Grill restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where a host of Christmas-inspired dishes will be available until December 25. Enjoy a three-course festive menu priced at Dh350 per person with the option to add a House Beverage package for an additional Dh200. For more information, punjabgrill.in.

Koko Bay at the Palm

Relax by the waters this festive season at Koko Bay at the Palm. Indulge in the rich Far Eastern flavours this Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Indulge in a variety of special menus all through this month. With packages starting at Dh195, dive into Koko Bay and explore the wondrous options this month. For more information, kokobay.co.

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates is gearing up for the holiday season with an exciting line up of merry activities and celebratory feasts. Enjoy a festive Turkish style dinner available until December 30 starting at Dh135, at Besh Turkish Kitchen. Indulge in more festive activities lined up through this month. For more information, marriott.com.

Ritz-Carlton DIFC

Enjoy mouth-watering festive feasts and activities at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC. Enjoy a delghtful meal with your family this festive season with Cake at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC. The offer for Turkey to Go with Christmas Takeaway at Cake stands until January 7, with packages starting at Dh750. Indulge into the fun activities and meals at the Ritz Carlton through this month. For more information, ritzcarlton.com.

Jumeirah Al Qasr

Jumeirah Al Qasr has launched a cracker of a festive feast with all the trimmings. Giving everyone the seasonal party feels, the beach hotel will host a magical pop-up brunch with a vintage festive vibe every Friday until Christmas, and on Christmas Day itself. With activities and offers through this month starting at Dh420, For more information, visit jumeirah.com.

CÉ LA VI Dubai


In true Dubai fashion, the elegant multi-sensory venue is hosting guests for an enticing Christmas Edition brunch on December 24. Commencing at 12.30pm-3.30pm, guests can get into the holiday spirit with packages starting at Dh390. Get ready to enjoy an array of delicious dishes including a special turkey dish, ending with a scrumptious Panettone for dessert.

There’s also a Christmas Eve After Party from 11pm-3am. Guests can book VIP tables starting from Dh4,900.

From December 23-26, CÉ LA VI will debut an exclusive Christmas menu, featuring classic winter flavours cooked and plated to perfection by Chef Howard Ko. The delectable, limited-edition menu can will be available at the destination for lunch or dinner. For reservations, 04 582 6111 or visit celavi.com.



This New Year’s eve, Caya is having a splendid three-course meal loaded with delectable options. Packages start at Dh229 for adults and Dh59 for children and also includes a five-minute firework show, live entertainment, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. From 9pm on December 31.

There’s also a Gingerbread Man Decorating Class every Friday and Saturday of December until the 25th. Dh49 per child – limited 12 kids per class. Free goodie bags from Candylicious. For reservations & further info, call 056 484 2836.

Address Sky View


It’s the holidays, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than with a delicious, hearty meal with friends and family? Address Sky View’s expert chefs and mixologists have prepared the perfect gourmet menu to tantalise your taste buds and take you on an unforgettable culinary journey. Packages start at Dh250 for a three-course set menu with soft beverages.

There’s also a Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner with an abundance of expertly crafted festive flavours, to celebrate amidst the holiday decor, live entertainment and gorgeous views. Packages start at Dh395 per person. To book your experience call 04 873 8888 or email at DineatSkyView@addresshotels.com.

InterContinental Hotel Dubai Festival City

Immerse in a festive mood this month. Indulge in a bright and merry afternoon tea with a selection of delectable finger sandwiches, pastries, mouthwatering cakes with premium teas at Choix par Pierre Gagnaire. There’s also the Christmas Eve Dinner at Anise. Relish your favourite seasonal treat in this opulent spread including a premium collection of fresh catches from the world’s ocean. From Dh295pp. There’s also a Christmas Eve Dinner at Pierre’s Bistro, a Christmas Eve Brunch at Belgian Cafe, Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City where you can indulge in Belgian foodie classics; a Christmas Eve Dinner at Sirocco, Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City to start your festive celebrations with a succulent assortment of international delights featuring a buffet of authentic specialties including turkey with stuffing and all the trimmings. For Reservation, call or WhatsApp 04 701 11 11. Visit dubaifestivalcityhotels.com.

Ammos in Rixos Premium Dubai


Trot towards Ammos in Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, to experience the big fat Greek celebration for the festive season. Sink your teeth into delectable Greek treats from December 24-30 from 12pm onwards, and exclusively for lunch on December 31. For more information visit, ammosgreek.com.

Habtoor Grand Resort


Elevate the Christmas spirit at Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection. Enjoy Christmas with a scrumptious Christmas brunch starting at Dh325 per person at the Olival Eatery & Bar. Be a part of the many festive and new year activities happening this month at Habtoor Grand Resort. For more information marriott.com.

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi


Relish exquisite Chinese dishes and New Year’s Eve delicacies this festive season at Hakkasan Abu Dhabi. Celebrate the Chinese ‘Dongzhi Festival’, also known as the Winter Solstice Festival at this restaurant where guests can delight in an exclusive set menu compiled by executive chef Lee Kok Hua. Until December 30 from 6pm-11.30 pm. For more information, visit hakkasan.com.

Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island


Guests can spend a jolly time filled with laughter and a mouthwatering spread with their family and friends at the Christmas Eve buffet at Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan island all while Santa Claus greets everyone merrily, spreading the festive feels. From 6.30pm-10.30pm at Vespa & Brasserie. Packages start at Dh180.

Enjoy Islander’s Christmas Brunch at five unique dining venues. For details hilton.com/en/hotels/rktmidi-doubletree-resort-and-spa-marjan-island.

Swissotel Al Ghurair


Celebrating the Festive spirit, Swissotel Al Ghurair presents lavish dining experiences during the day where families can enjoy a leisurely Christmas feast of Festive delicacies, as the magical Christmas Eve sets in. Christmas Eve Dinner includes a delicious buffet including Festive Specialties of Chicken Roulade stuffed with dates, walnuts and cranberry with apricot chutney, Salmon Coulibiac with saffron cream with dill sauce and tomato coulis, and sweet treats like Giant Yule Log and Peppermint brownies. Available at Liwan restaurant on December 24, from 6pm-11pm. Swissotel Christmas Day Lunch comes with specialties like Beef Wellington, infused cherry filling Red Velvet Yule Log with lotus crumble along with a spread of international buffet. For more information call 04 293 3270, email dining.alghurair@swissotel.com, or visit swissotel-dubai-alghurair.com/festive.

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