Where: Dine – Aloft Abu Dhabi
Time: 6pm to 10.30pm
Price: AED190 net per person with soft drinks; AED245 net per person with premium drinks.

Families and friends can get together and tuck into a luscious international buffet with traditional Christmas offerings, including roast beef, turkey, pudding, Christmas cake, stuffing and more. This tummy-filling, delicious, all-you-can-eat Christmas Eve dinner will impress.

Call (0)2 654 5000 for reservations and more information.

Where: Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Price: Starting from AED450+++

The majestic Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara offers a breathtaking setting for unique seasonal festivities, ideal for guests looking to celebrate against rolling sand dunes, surrounded by palatial luxury. Celebrations on Christmas Eve offer an indulgent seasonal buffet dinner at Al Waha and an alfresco poolside feast at Ghadeer, whilst Suhail will serve up signature rooftop dining with a five-course menu complemented by spectacular views over the desert for AED650+++.

Call (0)2 886 2088 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: La Terrazza – Hilton Abu Dhabi
Price: AED180+++

Begin your Christmas celebrations with an unbelievably delicious feast at La Terrazza. Tuck into an extensive starter buffet with everything from smokes salmon to shrimps, mussels, Mexican corn salad, beef and green asparagus, cold cuts, Arabic mezze and so much more. Move onto mains where a whole host of live cooking stations await’ salad, soup, carving, pasta, a bread and cheese display, and succulent hot dishes like slow-roasted beef tenderloin, chicken tikka masala, duck breast, lamb cutlets and all the side dishes you could dream of. Dessert is excellent too with a selection of traditional Christmas desserts, whole cakes, mousses, fruit salad, individual pastries, local sweets, ice creams, and a crepe station with condiments – amazing! Available for lunch and dinner.

Call (0)2 692 4247 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara
Price: Starting from AED325+++

Add a little Arabian charm to your Christmas Eve dinner and choose from either a sumptuous buffet spread at Ingredients, or something with a little more spice at the signature Thai restaurant Pachaylen. Here, you can tuck into an exquisite four-course set menu that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Call (0)2 656 1000 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Jazz@PizzaExpress, The Hub, WTC Mall
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Price: AED190 per person with soft drinks; AED229 per person with unlimited house drinks and Prosecco.

Ever tried a Brussel sprouts pizza?! This Christmas, Jazz@PizzaExpress is bringing you all the festive specials, Italian style! Spend your Christmas eve at the Jazz@PizzaExpress brunch and try the Natale Romana, a roasted turkey breast with sage and onion stuffing, Brussels sprouts, mozzarella, brie and red onion served on a béchamel base and topped with cranberry sauce and fresh sage – yes, please!

Call (0)2 444 7752 for reservations and more information.

Where: The Bistro – Courtyard By
Marriott World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi
Time: 8pm to 11pm
Price: AED149 per person with soft drinks; AED249 per person with house drinks; AED79 per child aged six to 12-years-old; children under sixyears- old dine for free.

Looking for an unforgettable Christmas Eve? Look no further than the Bistro for a mouth-watering buffet the whole family will enjoy. Tuck into succulent roasted Christmas turkey from the live carving station served with a classic cranberry sauce and all the trimmings, or try an exquisite selection of seafood delicacies from the seafood bar such as Alaskan king crab legs, fresh mussels and razor shell clams. There’s a dish to satisfy every festive taste bud at The Bistro this Christmas Eve.

 

Where: Fifth Street Café – Courtyard By Marriott World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi
Time: 12noon to 1am
Price: AED135 per person for a threecourse set menu. The regular a la carte café menu is also available.

Give a gift the whole family will enjoy this Christmas Eve, and enjoy a delicious three-course festive feast at Fifth Street Café. Choose between two delectable appetisers, the creamy celeriac and chestnut soup or sample the enticing flavours of caramelised scallops with roasted beets and spiced walnut.

For the main course, enjoy traditional oven roasted turkey roulade with all the trimmings including parsnip and carrot mash, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and lashings of gravy. Equally as
tempting, you can try the flavoursome grilled fillet mignon paired with wild mushroom, truffle potato puree and asparagus. Round off your festive feast with a slice of deliciously rich Christmas pudding topped with vanilla sauce.

Call (0)2 698 2222 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Urban Kitchen – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Price: AED179+++ per person with soft drinks.

On Christmas Eve, Urban Kitchen will transform into a glorious buffet filled with the smells of Christmas delights including golden turkeys, barbeque and seafood selections, mouth-watering Christmas cake, German Stollen and Penettoni. This is one festive spread that has it all!

Call (0)2 698 8888 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Emirates Palace
Time: 6.30pm to 11pm
Price: AED600+++ per person with soft drinks; AED750+++ with vino selection.

Emirates Palace offers several special dining options to make your Christmas Eve memorable. Sayad will host a fivecourse dinner set menu for seafood lovers who want something more refined for the festivities, whilst Mezzaluna goes traditional with a delightful Italian Christmas Eve menu, sure to please everyone at the table. BBQ Al Qasr will offer an a la carte, four-course set menu from December 9 to 25 for AED480+++ per person. The choice is all yours!

Call (0)2 690 7999 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: CuiScene – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Price: AED245 per person for buffet only; AED269 per person with soft drinks; AED319 per person with free flowing vino, bubbly, hops and mixed drinks; AED122 per child aged six to 12-years-old; kids under six-years-old dine for free.

Think festive buffet of your dreams! Celebrate Christmas Eve with an exquisite spread at CuiScene Restaurant, the ideal venue for a relaxed celebration. The buffet will be brimming with Christmas favourites including festive seafood BBQ, turkey carving stations, a raw seafood bar and fresh oysters as well as traditional hand crafted Christmas desserts. This one’s sure to be a crowdpleaser.

Call (0)2 654 3238 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: 18 Degrees – Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Price: AED45 per person for the salad buffet; AED130 per person for the turkey carving station; AED55 per person for the dessert buffet; AED180 per person for all three stations including water and soft drinks; Children aged six to 12-years-old get 50% off; Kids under six-years-old dine for free.

For a beautiful Christmas Eve experience look no further than this sophisticated and tasty buffet at 18 Degrees. Marvel the breathtaking views of Abu Dhabi’s urban skyline to make your festive experience even more memorable. Make sure you get a good photo whilst feasting on your foodie favourites!

Call (0)2 596 1440 for reservations and more information.

Where: Cafe Milano – Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi At Al Maryah Island
Price: AED600++ for a nine-course set menu; AED150++ for children aged five to 12-years-old. a la carte menu available.

At Cafe Milano, sophisticated style will meet a welcoming festive atmosphere this December. Sit back and soak in the peaceful waterfront views as you enjoy smoked scallops or roasted octopus, red mullet and Chilean sea bass in an elegant setting. Cafe Milano will have its doors open on Christmas Eve for a special feast. Guests can expect to find a variety of fresh seafood on the menu alongside classic Italian dishes. A selection of festive desserts will also be available.

 

Where: Crust – Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Price: AED99++

Enjoy Christmas with your loved ones over delicious festive food, Christmas carols, warm apple cider and on Christmas Day there will be a special Santa Claus appearance for the kids. With a Festive Lunch also available throughout the month, Crust is sure to light up your mood this year. Crust will be hosting a Festive Lunch throughout the entire month. Whether you want to celebrate the season with your colleagues or are simply looking for a place to relax and enjoy delectable dishes with friends, this is the place for you. Christmas Eve is the perfect time to experience this amazing lunch spread!

Call (0)2 333 2222 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: La Piazza – Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown
Time: 7pm to 10.30pm
Price: AED125+++ per person including mocktails and soft drinks; AED195+++ including house beverages; AED55+++ for the kids aged seven to 12-years-old (kids I.D. required).

This is the festive buffet for the whole family! Indulge in a delicious spread featuring all your favourite dishes from the holiday season. You can savour hot and cold appetisers, mains and sweet treats to please everyone!

 

Where: Harvesters – Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown
Time: 9pm until late
Price: AED175 per person including iced tea and house drinks.

Enjoy a traditional roast buffet featuring all your favourite British dishes as well as unlimited in-house beverages for an upbeat Xmas eve gathering.

Call (0)2 657 4888 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Spaccanapoli – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Time: 7pm to 11pm

Price: AED199 net per person including unlimited brew or grape beverages.

Is there anything more perfect than indulging in award-winning Italian cuisine for Christmas Eve? Join in for the ultimate Italian Mania where you can relish in an impressive antipasti buffet, your choice of pizza or pasta and drink for a whole three hours!

 

Where: Cho Gao – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Price: AED175 net per person including iced tea and soft drinks; AED225 net per person including unlimited house drinks.

Indulge in a four-course menu featuring classic Asian specialities paired with a festive twist at this award-winning culinary favourite.

 

Where: Heroes – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Time: 5pm to 11pm
Price: AED89 net per person including one plate and one drink; AED189 net including three hours of unlimited house drinks.

The celebrations at Heroes will be lively for Christmas with the ultimate carvery featuring live stations with all your British favourites!

Call (0)2 616 6166 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Selections – InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Time: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Price: AED249+++ per person with unlimited soft drinks; AED295+++ per person with unlimited house drinks.

Spend time at this iconic restaurant to add a little flair to your festivities! Gather with loved ones to welcome the big day of celebration with a fantastic dinner spread that includes nothing but variety!

 

Where: Chamas – InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Time: 6pm to 11.30pm
Price: AED354+++ per person with soft drinks; AED425+++ per person with house beverages.

Spread the festive cheer as you get together with those near and dear on the eve of the big day. Indulge in a sumptuous buffet feast with 16 different cuts of meat complemented by traditional festive beverages and a lively Latino band.

 

Where: Belgian Café – InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Time: 4pm to 11.30pm
Price: A la carte

Spend the eve of your celebration at this lively restaurant and allow the team to tantalise your tastebuds with delicious offerings. Get into the festive spirit with a specially crafted menu featuring all the traditional recipes you loved growing up and reminisce the holiday season in one fabulous meal.

 

Where: Byblos – InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Time: 8.30pm to 12.30am
Price: AED280+++ per person

Enjoy the best of Lebanese cuisine as you embrace the festivities at this stunning venue. Tuck into an impeccable set menu while live entertainment sets the scene for the holiday celebration.

Call (0)2 693 5195 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Brasserie Angélique – Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Time: 7pm to 11.30pm
Price: AED275+++ per person for a three-course set menu. AED550+++ per person for the three-course set menu and free flowing bubbly. A la carte available.

With its extravagant interior, Brasserie Angélique makes you feel as if you have found your very own corner of France. Once your food arrives, you will be convinced. With its conversation inspiring ambience and elegant setting, this is the perfect restaurant if you would like to have a very Joyeux Noël et bon appétit on Xmas Eve.

 

Where: Bice – Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Time: 7pm to 11.30pm
Price: AED275+++ per person for a three-course set menu. AED550+++ per person for the three-course set menu and free flowing bubbly. A la carte available.

On behalf of the team in BiCE, Buon Natale!. If anyone truly emanates the traditional Christmas spirit it’s the Italians and they do so, wonderfully, through their cuisine. Visit BiCE this Christmas Eve for a fabulous three course festive set menu and if you’re in the mood for Christmas tunes, you won’t be disappointed as a pianist entertains to make this dinner experience all the more special for you and
your loved ones.

Call (0)2 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Park Bar & Grill – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas
Time: 7pm to 12midnight
Price: AED450++ per person for the vegetarian set menu; AED500++ per person for the regular set menu.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas comes alive with magic on Christmas Eve, with an unforgettable festive night market taking place. There’s going to be a Santa’s grotto and many festive activities to keep the little ones occupied, whilst the adults enjoy a glass of mulled grape, or a treat of
roasted chestnuts or delicious chocolate.

After exploring the Christmas night market and listening to the angelic voices of the choir singing carols, it’s time to gather the family and enjoy a mouthwatering meal together at Park Bar & Grill. With a fivecourse set menu on offer, including a Foie Gras Tarte, Cured Beef Tenderloin, Seared Scallops, Turbot Filet, Slow Roasted Duck Breast, and a Panettone Parfait to finish, this is the ideal way to celebrate this magical occasion with your loved ones.

Call (0)2 407 1138 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al
Beri, Abu Dhabi
Price: Varies on the venue

Have a memorable Christmas Eve and indulge in all the festive flavours the Shangri-La has to offer. At Bord Eau, enjoy French fine dining with an exquisite six-course set menu for AED550+++ per person with soft drinks and AED695+++ per person with vino pairing. Hoi An will host an incredible four-course set menu for AED298+++ per person (food only), whilst Sofra bld will offer up a wide array of international Christmas festive dishes, including non-alcoholic beverages, house vino and brews, and cocktails, for a cool AED295+++ per person, and AED145+++ for children aged six to 12-years-old. Take your pick!

Call (0)2 509 8507 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Price: From AED290+++ at Essence

Always a special and popular time, diners are strongly urged to book in advance for Christmas Eve dinner to avoid disappointment. Seafood fans will love Finz; meat-eaters should head to Rodeo Grill; anyone who fancies something exotic can take a seat at Trader Vic’s; Indian food is done right at Indigo; Italian-style festivities are celebrated at Prego’s, and both Benihana and Brauhaus have special
menu items to please all palates.

Call (0)2 697 9011 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: JW’s Steakhouse – Marriott
Downtown Abu Dhabi
Time: 12.30pm to 4pm
Price: AED365+++ per person with soft drinks; AED499+++ per person with vino pairing.

Looking for an unforgettable dining experience this Christmas Eve? Look no further and spread the festive cheer at JW Steakhouse. From 6pm onwards, JW Steakhouse will be offering a specially designed, five-course set menu with dishes such as Cream of Roasted Guinea- Fowl, The Turkey and Duck feast, and Traditional Christmas pudding. A visit to JW Steakhouse this Christmas Eve is guaranteed to satisfy every palate; it’s the perfect setting for a romantic Christmas Eve Dinner.

Call (0)2 304 7777 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Aqua – Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Time: 6.30pm to 11.30pm
Price: AED275+++ per person with soft drinks; AED375++ per person with grapes, hops and mixology; AED475+++ with everything including bubbly; AED138+++ per child aged six to 12-years-old.

Sample the culinary enchantment of Chef Francisco Sanabria season’s artisan recipes, traditional pastries and fixings. This venue is provides a beautiful, cosy atmosphere to begin your Christmas
celebrations on the eve of the big day.

Call (0)2 813 5552 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Koi Restaurant & Lounge – The Collection, Saadiyat Island
Time: First seating – 5pm to 8pm; second seating – 7pm to 10pm
Price: AED295 per person with soft drinks; AED395 per person with selected house beverages; AED495 per person with everything plus French bubbly.

Spread the festive cheer and celebrate in a chic Christmas Eve soiree at Koi Restaurant and Lounge Abu Dhabi with the Gochiso Evening Brunch. Begin the festive celebrations with a selection of appetisers such as crunchy Vietnamese Prawn Spring Rolls, Raw Papaya and Shrimps Salad with Soy Sesame Dressing or tender Wagyu Tataki followed by a range of assorted Sashimi and Maki Rolls. For the main course, brunchers can tuck into traditional roasted turkey with all the trimmings, or alternatively try some Asian inspired dishes such as Miso Marinated Black Cod, Thai Chicken Curry and Sautéed Prawns with Sweet and Sour Sauce. Dessert is not to be forgotten, with Sticky Toffee Pudding, Gianduja Chocolate mousse and Vanilla Ice Cream all on the menu! Guests can sit back, relax and enjoy the impeccable service, while enjoying unlimited house beverages, signature Koi cocktails and free-flowing Japanese mulled vino throughout the evening.

Call (0)2 678 3334 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Villa Toscana – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Time: 12.30pm to 4pm
Price: AED250+++ per person with soft drinks; AED350+++ per person with free flowing vino, hops and cocktails; AED500+++ with everything plus bubbly.

Gather your loved ones and create long-lasting memories with authentic hand-crafted Italian cuisine, presented at the table as well as from live stations and an antipasti buffet. A Christmas Eve dinner that everyone will love!

 

Where: The Terrace – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Time: 6.30am to 3pm
Price: AED250+++ per person with soft drinks; AED350+++ per person with free flowing vino, hops and cocktails; AED500+++ with everything plus bubbly.

At The Terrace on the Corniche guest are welcomed to celebrate Christmas Eve with the renowned New York All Day Breakfast, which is made even more spectacular with a dash of festive fun for the whole family. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Call (0)2 694 4553 for reservations and more information.

Where: Fanr – Manarat Al Saadiyat
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Price: AED175 per person with soft drinks; AED225 per person with selected house beverages; AED325 per person with everything plus a bottle of French bubbly; AED75 per child aged six to 12-years-old.

A joyous Christmas Eve at Fanr Restaurant awaits festive season. Treat yourself and your loved ones
to a whole host of tantalising BBQ delights. Guests can enjoy Lobster Bisque Soup and a range of fresh salads including Greek Salad, German Potato Salad and Beetroot Salad with assorted dressings and toppings. For the main course, enjoy traditional Roasted Turkey with crunchy root vegetables and lashings of cranberry sauce. Try sizzling cuisine straight off the BBQ including Chilli Garlic Prawns, Shish Tawook, Lamb Kofta, Cajun Spiced Beef Steaks and much more! Not forgetting desserts, where
guests can indulge in Bread and Butter Pudding, Chocolate Marquise, Stollen Bread and Panettone Slices. With a stunning outdoor terrace area, Fanr is the perfect spot to enjoy early festive celebrations!

Call (0)2 657 5888 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: La Mamma – Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Price: AED200 per person for a four course dinner; AED320 per person for a four-course dinner with vino; AED125 for children under 12-years-old.

Delight in beautiful, rustic Italian food at La Mamma using tried and tested family recipes. Taste traditional Christmas favourites from both land and sea such as lobster, turbot, scallop, venison and truffle to make sure your taste buds have been pleased on this special evening!

Call (0)2 677 3333 for reservations and more information.

 

Where: Giornotte – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Price: AED280++ per person with soft drinks; AED350++ per person with house drinks; AED85++ for children aged four to 12-years-old; 25% off for 13 to 16-year-olds; kids under four-years-old dine for free.

A classic festive menu will feature an international selection with highlights including a live duck confit station, prime ribs, whole baked salmon and sea bass in salt crust, Christmas éclairs, Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, yule logs, mince pies and so much more exquisite food. Guests can look forward to a family-style dinner on the picturesque outdoor terrace or inside the festively-decorated restaurant.

 

Where: The Forge – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Price: AED650++ per person with soft drinks; AED950++ per person with house drinks; 50% off for kids aged six to 12-years-old; 25% off for 13 to 16-year-olds. A la carte menu also available.

Elegance takes over Christmas Eve dinner at The Forge; presenting a delectable five-course set menu featuring a deliciously decadent Manhattan clam chowder, black sea bass with wild mushrooms, succulent wagyu tenderloin with butter-poached Canadian lobster as well as Pavlova vacherin for dessert. Sounds super yum! ✤

Call (0)2 818 8282 for reservations and more information