Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and have a great time. We have sourced 12 spots around town, which will get you into the festive spirit in no time at all.

Give yourself a break from the kitchen and hosting duties and ditch a homemade festive lunch and let someone else do the work for you. Here’s the Emirates Woman round up of the 12 best restaurant Christmas deals in the UAE. May it be merry…

Venue: Boca, DIFC

Date: Until January 31, 2016

Food: Family sharing style menu with tapas starters followed by mains and desserts.

Price: Dhs295 per person all-inclusive of soft drinks, Dhs395 including house beverages, Dhs550 including French bubbly and premium spirits.

Opening Hours: 12am to 10pm at any  three hour seating

To make a booking: (04) 43231833


Venue: Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Date: December 24

Food: Christmas seafood night.

Price: Dhs220 per person including soft beverages, Dhs320 including house beverages, Dhs495 including house beverages and bubbly. Children between ages 11 to 17 are half price.

Opening Hours: 7pm to 11.30pm

To make a booking: (04) 4484848


Christmas, The Address Dubai Mall

The Address Dubai Mall


Venue: Na3Na3, The Address Dubai Mall

Date: December 25

Food: Seafood Brunch.

Price: Dhs325 per person including soft beverages, Dhs450 including house beverages, Dhs162.50 per child (six to 11 year olds).

Opening Hours: 12.30pm to 4pm

To make a booking: (04) 8883444


Venue: Casa de Tapas, Creek Golf & Yacht Club

Date: December 24 and 25

Food: Classic Christmas delicacies from the heart of spain.

Extra: Live Flamenco performance.

Price: Dhs349 per person including sparkling cava, Dhs299 with house spirits and Dhs249 including soft drinks.

Opening Hours: 8pm to midnight on December 24 and 12.30pm to 4pm on December 25

To make a booking: (04) 4161800


Venue: Zheng He’s, Jumeirah Mina Al Salam

Date: Christmas Day Brunch

Food: Traditional favourites, gourmet duck-based dishes alongside seafood options — all with a Chinese twist

Price: Dhs650 per person including alcohol, Dhs550 including soft beverages, Dhs450 for guests between 12 and 20 years of age, Dhs275 for children between four and 11.

Opening Hours: 12noon to 4pm

To make a booking: (04) 4323232


Armani Hotel Dubai, Christmas

Armani Hotel Dubai


Venue: Mediterraneo, Armani Dubai

Food: Gourmet festive banquet with gastronomic antipasti, seafood, roast turkey and more.

Price: Dhs690 per person including premium sparkling beverages, Dhs290 for the non-alcoholic package.

Opening Hours: December 24 – 26, 12.30pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 10pm

To make a booking: Tel: (04) 8883388


Venue: Le Brunch, Iris, The Oberoi Dubai

Food: Festive brunch.

Price: Dhs360 per person including soft drinks and cocktails, Dhs460 including premium alcohol, Dhs560 with Proseco and Dhs650 with bubbly.

Opening Hours: 1pm to 5pm

To make a booking: (056) 9511442


Venue: Above, Sofitel Dubai Dowtown

Date: December 25

Food: Begin with mulled wine on arrival and feast on an international menu.

Price: Dhs495 including house beverages and bubbly, Dhs295 including house beverages, Dhs195 including soft beverages and Dhs98 for children between six and 12 years.

Opening Hours: 12.30pm to 4pm

To make a booking: (04) 5036111


Venue: The Rib Room, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Date: December 25

Food: Seasonal specials brunch to satisfy your festive spirit.

Extra: Live music

Price: Dhs525 per person including house beverages, Dhs425 including soft beverages.

Opening hours: 12.30pm to 4pm.

To make a booking: (04) 4530444




Venue: A La Turca, Rixos, The Palm

Date: December 25

Food: Succulent meats paired with all the festive trimmings and a wide selection of beverages.

Extra: Santa grotto for the little ones, live music and entertainment.

Price: The Reindeer package at Dhs300 per person including soft drinks, The Elf package for Dhs450 including house beverages with sparkling wine and the Santa package for Dhs600 including premium champagne. 50 per cent discount for children between four and 14.

Opening Hours: 1pm to 4pm

To make a booking: (04) 4575454


Venue: Le Classique, Emirates Golf Club

Date: December 25

Food: Five course meal with the chef’s top dishes.

Extra: Visit from Santa.

Price: Dhs460 per person including a welcome drink of mulled wine and soft drinks, Dhs95 for children between ages five and 12.

Opening Hours: noon to 3pm

To make a booking: (04) 4179999


Venue: Ballaro, Conrad Dubai

Date: December 25

Food: Feast on favourites, which include terrine, roast turkey with trimmings and a festive twist on tres leches.

Extras: Visit from a superhero and Santa.

Price: Dhs495 per person including soft drinks, Dhs695 including selected house, Dhs895 including wine package, beverages.

Opening Hours: 1.30pm to 5pm

To make a booking: (04) 4447448



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