Christmas 2020: Where to spend Christmas Eve in Dubai.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when FACT decided to round up the top choices for a Christmas Eve to remember in Dubai.

Amaseena at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR – Christmas Eve Dinner:

With its Bedouin-inspired tents scattered beneath twinkling desert skies, the al fresco restaurant, Amaseena, captures the romance of Arabia. Whet your appetite with a Middle Eastern buffet feast, featuring traditional festive favourites with oriental flair from the mandi oven, such as smoked turkey with rice and chestnuts along with the freshest seafood display and mezze, complemented with enchanting Arabic entertainment and a rare visit from The North Pole by a man dressed in red. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 315 per (soft beverages), AED 480 (house beverages) and AED 160 (children aged six to eleven years).

GO: Call (0)4 318 6150 for reservations and more information.


Anise at InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Embrace the festive spirit and start your seasonal revelry with a dash of sparkle at Anise. Relish in all your favourite seasonal treats with this opulent spread, including a premium collection of fresh seafood. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm to 11:30pm AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 395 (bubbles).

GO: Call (0)4 701 1111 for reservations and more information.


Beau Rivage Bistro at Grand Millennium Business Bay – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Beau Rivage Bistro will be hosting the ultimate Christmas Eve Dinner filled with festive decorations and flavoursome food. With a special four-course set menu which includes hot and cold appetisers, sharing platters, desserts and free-flow of selected house beverages, the whole family is guaranteed to get into the festive spirit and have a super time during the most wonderful time of the year. With entertainment from a live singer as well as indoor and outdoor seating, Santa & Santarina will also be making an appearance to deliver gifts to the little ones, making their experience even more magical. Thursday 24 December, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 195 (soft beverages) and AED 295 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 873 3334 for reservations and more information.


Brasserie 2.0 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa – Christmas Eve Dinner:

The most magical time of the year is upon us, and Brasserie 2.0 is kicking off the festivities with a delicious international buffet for Christmas Eve. You will be surrounded by festive décor while listening to jolly tunes from the resident DJ on the decks and relishing in an international buffet spread. With cuisines from around the globe, including the mouthwatering carved meats and seafood stations, salad buffet and so much more, there is something for the whole family! Thursday 24 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 495 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 316 5550 for reservations and more information.


Brasserie Boulud at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Brasserie Boulud, a concept by celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud invites you to experience the finest in modern French cuisine, while enjoying a cosy atmosphere with a festive twist. Enjoy the season’s favourite songs while indulging in a six-course set menu with the option of a fine grape pairing to compliment the festive inspired culinary concepts carefully prepared by Nicolas Lemoyne – Daniel Boulud’s Protégé. Dishes include appetizers such as king crab salad with apple and celery root remoulade, followed by a selection of mains including poulet de Brest with chanterelle mushrooms and Albufera sauce and a choice of desserts including the traditional bȗche de noël. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm until midnight. AED 395 (soft beverages) and AED 555 (including grape pairing).

GO: Call (0)4 281 4020 for reservations and more information. 


Café Belge at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Indulge in a three-course set menu including delicious dishes such as foie gras terrine, slow-roasted turkey breast with all the trimmings, and of course a delightful Christmas pudding to finish. Thursday 24 December, from 6:30pm – 11:30pm. AED 295 (soft beverages)

GO: Call (0)4 372 2323 for reservations and more information. 


Caravan at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR – Christmas Eve Dinner: 

An incredible festive dinner buffet of international flavours awaits. With an eclectic mix of live cooking stations including delicacies from the Middle East and India, with a seafood bar, fresh grills and a festive carvery, feast on traditional roasts, pies, pastries and more. It is an evening to remember with seasonal melodies from a live band and a visit from the jolly old man in red. Thursday 24 December, from 6pm to 10pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages), AED 650 (sparkling) and AED 175 (children aged six to eleven years).

GO: Call (0)4 318 6150 for reservations and more information. 


Chamas at Crowne Plaza Dubai – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Taste the best of Brazil with a Christmas themed dinner. The dining experience comes complete with 18 succulent meat cuts, a glass of grape and a wide variety of festive sweets. Dance the night away with live entertainment as you enjoy the festive Christmas mood. Thursday 24 December. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 37o (house beverages) and AED 490 (premium house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 331 1111 for reservations and more information. 


Fogueira at Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Bring in Christmas at the much-loved Brazilian hot spot, Fogueira, and relish the traditional Churrasco accompanied with free-flowing mulled wine, festive cocktails and house beverages. Additionally, Santa will pay a visit to greet all the children on the nice list with some exciting giveaways, while the adults can sing along with the live carolers. Thursday 24 December, from 6pm to midnight. AED 199 (soft beverages) and AED 299 AED (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.fogueiradubai.com for reservations and more information. 


GRAZE Gastro Grill at Bar at La Ville Hotel & Suites, CITY WALK Dubai – Christmas Eve Supper Club:

Enjoy a delicious festive-themed sharing feast with a fresh take on classic dishes and beef prepared three ways – smoked brisket, braised short rib and grilled tenderloin. All the while, guests can sip on a selection of festive cocktails that perfectly pair with the menu, while enjoying the upbeat acoustic soundtrack from Jamie Wrecs who will be performing live. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm – 11pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 399 (premium beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 403 3111 for orders and more information.


Jazz@Pizza Express, JLT – Love Parties The Stage:

Christmas Eve is always one of the most exciting days of the year. Prepare for the big day and spend the night at Love Parties’ award-winning The Stage. This brunch will be getting everyone in the festive mood with live music, delicious dishes served straight to the table and of course, flowing drinks. Thursday 24 December, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 199 (soft beverages) and AED 299 (premium beverages)

GO: Visit: www.thestagebrunch.com/jlt for reservations and more information.


Kitchen6 at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – Festive International Buffet:

Indulge in a lavish festive spread with six interactive live cooking stations. Known for its casual and family-friendly ambience, this award-winning restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, offering guests a perfect place to celebrate the holidays. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 225 (soft beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 414 6446 for orders and more information.


Liwan Restaurant at Swissôtel Al Ghurair – Christmas Eve Dinner: 

T’was the night before Christmas and where better to celebrate than at Liwan. Featuring a lavish festive buffet with all your holiday favourites and specials like Beef Wellington and 72 hours infused thyme and coriander Salmon Gravalax. Adding to the festive feel is a performance from the house Christmas choir. Thursday 24 December. AED 195 per person.

GO: Call (0)4 293 3000 for orders and more information.


MasterChef, The TV Experience – Christmas Eve Menu: 

Adventurous diners can head over to MasterChef, the TV Experience for a jolly dinner with family, friends and loved ones. Available on Christmas Eve this is the ultimate destination for those in search of delicious festive feasts and Christmas merriments. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 199 (three-course festive menu with a two-hour beverage package).

GO: Call (0)4 550 8111 for reservations and more information.


Motorino Dubai – Christmas Eve:

Enjoy a four-course sharing menu as a DJ and Singer create a festive mood. The sharing menu will feature Italian dishes and Motorino favourites such as Il Parmiggiano, Vitello Tonnato -roasted veal loin, oven-baked octopus and potato salad, eggplant parmigiana, beef tenderloin, chicken cacciatore, ravioli Caprese and some panettone ripieno con gelato for dessert. Guests can choose to sit indoors in the lively restaurant or on the atmospheric outdoor terrace. Thursday 24 December, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 299 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 814 5918 for reservations and more information.


Open Sesame at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown – Christmas Eve Dinner:
Eat, drink and be merry at Open Sesame with a three-course feast to remember! The culinary team will be dishing up all your traditional favourites with a Mediterranean twist, such as Grilled Cornfed ChickenBeef Wellington or Grilled Wild Seabream with all the trimmings, guaranteeing a fantastic festive gathering. Set menu options at Open Sesame are available for groups of two, four or eight guests making it the perfect place to take the family for a festive feast away from home. A la carte is also available upon request.  Thursday 24 December, from 7pm t0 11pm. AED 199 (set menu and soft beverages), AED 299 (set menu and house beverages, AED 50 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)50 503 2036 for reservations and more information.


Palmito Garden at JA The Resort – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Kick off the festive season with a bang and enjoy an extravagant Christmas Eve dinner buffet with all of your favourite traditional Christmas dishes. From roast turkey with all the bells and whistles to delectable desserts, there will be a wide array of Christmas fare to enjoy while the live entertainment and Christmas carolers to get you rocking around the Christmas tree. An appearance by Santa will enthral the kids, plus games, a bouncy castle and face painting. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm to 11:30pm. AED 300 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 814 5555 for reservations and more information.


Paros at Taj JLT – Nisi on 46 Festive Edition:

Paros welcomes guests to a special festive edition of ‘Nisi on 46’. Jaymie Deville starts the evening with a live performance followed by the best tunes by DJ Rain. Guests are invited to join the Nisi Natives for the evening as they experience a selection of festive cocktails and bites while overlooking panoramic views of the Dubai skyline. Thursday, 24 Decembe from 6pm to 9pm (followed by a la carte service post 9pm). AED 120 (three drinks) and AED 150 (three drinks and one Christmas nibble).

GO: Call (0)4 574 1111 for reservations and more information.


Porterhouse Steaks and Grills at Sofitel Dubai The Palm – Christmas Eve:

For lovers of meat, few places could ever be as wonderful as spending Christmas Eve at the award-winning steakhouse on Palm Jumeirah. Porterhouse Steaks and Grills offers diners the choice between indoor seating or the adjacent terrace overlooking the resort’s beautiful lawn and swimming pool. Throughout the evening, a contemporary jazz pianist will provide the perfect soundtrack to your dining experience. Thursday 24 December, from 6:30pm. AED 350 per person.

GO: Call (0)4 455 6677 for reservations and more information.


Positano at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – Festa Italiana Festive Evening Brunch:

Celebrate Christmas Eve the Italian way with a festive evening brunch, inspired by coastal Italian cuisine. Sample an extravaganza of Italian specialities, ranging from antipasti, handmade pasta cooked à la minute to a dessert room filled to the brim with Italian classics such as panna cotta, gelato cassata and other delicious sweet bites. Thursday 24 December, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 195 (soft beverages).

 GO: Call (0)4 414 6485 for reservations and more information.


Qwerty at Media One Hotel – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Enjoy a delicious five-course set menu with all the festive trimmings. The price includes all food plus a bottle of wine for two people. Thursday 24 December, from 8pm. AED 295 (inclusive of a bottle of wine for two people).

GO: Call (0)4 427 1000 for reservations and more information.


Sirocco at Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Start your festive celebrations with a succulent assortment of International delights at Sirocco featuring a buffet of authentic specialities including a selection of roasts, smoked salmon and turkey with stuffing and all the trimmings. Thursday 24 December, from 6:30pm to 11pm. AED 99 (soft beverages), AED 199 (house hops and grapes).

GO: Call (0)4 603 5000 for reservations and more information.


Sloane’s at Grosvenor House Dubai – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Start the celebrations in style with an array of international cuisine in a buffet style at Sloane’s this Christmas Eve. Kick back with friends and family and enjoy a selection of fresh international delicacies, to mark the magical evening and bring in the big day. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 450 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 317 6000 for reservations and more information.


Social by Heinz Beck at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Celebrate Christmas the Italian way at Social by Heinz Beck. As is tradition in Italy, Social by Heinz Beck is serving a seafood-inspired menu infused with the exquisite fine-dining flair of 3- star Michelin Chef Heinz Beck. The four-course set menu crafted by the world-renowned Chef Heinz Beck includes such luxurious dishes as Crispy Fried Tiger Prawns, Lobster “Button” with Beluga Caviar and Salmon Fillet with White Truffle. The colourful and decadent festive-themed dessert will be the highlight of your Instagram posts. Thursday 24 December, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 400 (food only) and AED 600 (inclusive of wine pairing).

GO: Call (0)4 818 2222 for reservations and more information.


Solo Restaurant & Bar at Raffles Dubai – Christmas Eve Dinner:

For Christmas Eve, Solo Restaurant & Bar is offering a delightful four-course menu influenced by authentic Italian festive recipes. Guests can start with Battuto Di Manzo – citrus flavoured Angus beef tartare with red wine and beet reduction, garnished with toasted hazelnut, black truffles and parmesan fondue then indulge in slow-roasted turkey stuffed with chestnut and veal ham with cranberry gel accompanied by creamy parmesan polenta with baby carrots, asparagus and gravy. Sweet enthusiasts will savour chocolate and hazelnut Semifreddo with berries, coffee, vanilla sauce and Stracciatella ice cream. Thursday 24 December, from 5pm to 11:30pm. AED 225 per person (including a glass of grape) and AED 650 per couple (including a bottle of grape).

GO: Call (0)4 324 8888 for reservations and more information.


Splendido at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Toast to ‘Buon Natale’ at Splendido Social Bar and Kitchen, an Italian restaurant of impeccable character and flair. Dine under the stars on the Tuscan-style Piazza, or indoors for classical sophistication, as Chef Francesco and his team serve a specially crafted, seasonal menu. Featuring delights accompanied by live songs and a visit from the Jolly Old Man in red. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 475 (five-course set menu with soft beverages), AED 675 (five-course set menu with sommelier selection) and AED 240 (children aged six to eleven years).

GO: Call (0)4 318 6150 for reservations and more information.


The Fountain at Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai – Christmas Eve Dinner:

The Fountain serves up its traditional festive brunch complete with all the classics. Expect roasted turkey, sushi, a seafood bar, an extensive salad selection, pates and terrines. Plus Western dishes, Asian favourites, Indian corners, fresh seafood, fruits, cheese and of course festive desserts. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm tp 11pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and half price for children aged six to twelve years.

GO: Call (0)4 310 4320 for reservations and more information.


The Nine Gastropub at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Diners can expect to start off their culinary journey with light sharing starters, followed by stuffed turkey with all the trimmings, including gravy and pigs in blanket. For dessert, guests can treat their sweet-tooth to Christmas pudding and, of course, mince pies. Thursday 24 December, from 6pm untl midnight. AED 249 (soft beverages) and AED 349 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 281 4111 for reservations and more information.


The Pangolin – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Serving up a delicious three-course set menu that features dishes such as slow-roasted salmon and peppered eye fillet Wellington, along with a grape pairing menu, The Pangolin’s Christmas Eve package is the perfect warm-up celebration before the Christmas Day festivities. Guests will be greeted with festive mulled wine on arrival, and classic Christmas tunes will be playing across the Lowlands and Highlands restaurants to get everyone in the festive spirit. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm. AED 220 (soft beverage), AED 299 (house grape) and AED 395 (sparkling).

GO: Call (0)58 573 2594 for reservations and more information.


Trader Vics at Crowne Plaza Dubai – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Experience a special Drunch night and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this Polynesian restaurant. Celebrate Christmas Eve with an opulent selection of bites and a free flow of selected beverages for two hours for only AED 299 per person.

GO: Call (0)4 331 1111 for reservations and more information.


Trattoria by Cinque at FIVE Jumeirah Village – Christmas Eve Dinner:

Get the whole family together for our authentic Italian Christmas dinner from Chef Giuseppe Pezzella. Your Christmas favourites will be served to the table, alongside a selection of live stations to indulge in Italian treats from pasta to Panettone. There is also complimentary kids club access included for children aged five to 12 years. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm.AED 199 for adults (food only) and AED 99 (children aged five to 12 years).

GO: Call (0)4 455 9989 for reservations and more information.


Tulum at The Dubai Mall – Mexican Festive Fiesta:

Enjoy live entertainment and a festive Mexican fiesta at this Mexican restaurant overlooking The Dubai Fountain. Enjoy a three-course set menu and unlimited soft beverages to ensure the best start to the festive weekend. Thursday 24 December, from 7pm to 11pm.

Call: (0)50 777 0018 for reservations and more information.


Vivaldi Restaurant and Lounge at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers – Christmas Eve:

Enjoy Christmas Eve overlooking the twinkling lights of Dubai’s historic creek as illuminated boats ferry passengers across the picturesque waterway. Enjoy a special Christmas edition of Vivaldi Restaurant and Lounge’s popular Catch Night and feast on a selection of traditional Christmas delicacies along with seafood specialists such as prawns, lobster and oyster. Who doesn’t live a little bit of decadence at Christmas? Thursday 24 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 329 (house beverages) and AED 119 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 207 1717 for reservations and more information.


Weslodge Saloon – Christmas Eve Brunch:

Expect a joy-filled mash-up of the usual Weslodge Takes Fridays brunch with a festive twist. Guests will embark on a musical journey through the decades, with the odd yuletide tune thrown in for fun, each festive-themed course will be paired with a creative cocktail and era of music. Served in the intimate winter wonderland loft-style ambience of Weslodge, the menu includes a classic selection of Christmas treats including a main of turkey with all the trimmings. There will also be North American inspired side and starter plates including pickled onion rings with malt vinegar aioli and scorched wagyu tataki. Finish the feast with a party platter of seasonal sweet treats including; black forest cup, Christmas cookies, spice bread, mince pies and yule log. Thursday 24 December, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 395 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 560 1700 for reservations and more information.