As the world gears up for one of the most sought-after celebrations of the year, get ready to indulge in a series of activities for the festive season.

From exclusive pop-ups to must-try brunches at some of the bustling hotspots in Dubai, there’s plenty to do in the emirate this year.

Enjoy all of LPM Restaurant & Bar’s festive offerings

LPM Restaurant & Bar

One of our favourite restaurants, LPM Restaurant & Bar, always knows how to bring the true spirit of Christmas to Dubai. With the restaurant fully decorated to celebrate the festive season, LPM also has a host of exclusive set menus to get you in a Christmassy mood. Firstly, the restaurant’s Festive Business Lunch is running all month long in December. The Christmas menu is designed for sharing and will be available for patrons on weekdays until December 30 indulge in the Le Petit Menu for Dhs135, which includes one salad of the day, one starter and one main or the Le Grand Menu for Dhs180 which includes one salad of the day, two starters, one main and one scoop of ice cream or sorbet.

On Christmas Eve from 6pm to 11pm and Christmas Day from 1pm to 4pm, indulge in the Christmas Sharing Menu for Dhs590 per person which includes a selection of starters, choice of one main course to share for two, sides and desserts. Signature main dishes that diners can share include Whole Roasted Chicken with foie gras, Rack of Lamb, Whole Turbot and Risotto with black truffle and aged parmesan. End the celebrations on a sweet note with indulgent desserts like White Chocolate Buche de Noel, French Toast and Gingerbread.

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Try the festive menu by Izu Burger

Chef Izu Burger

Known for his expert hand when it comes to the culinary world, Chef Izu has made a mark for himself in the industry. Adding to this year’s festivities is the exclusive launch for all those on the naughty list from Izu Burger where everyone can relish the potato burger bun, milk baguette and the famous fries. Adding to the menu are the classic burgers that are stacked with layers of tender meat with classic French-shaped, which are the brand’s signature. To cater to sweet tooths, a creamy slice of Cheesecake topped with zesty flavours allows one to end the meal on a happy note. All the burgers and sides can be ordered exclusively from Deliveroo.

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Indulge in SUSHISAMBA’s Christmas brunch

Sushi Samba

One of Dubai’s most happening hotspots has launched an exclusive Christmas brunch taking place on December 25, from 1pm to 4pm. Featuring a host of delightful dishes and an artful food display, guests can try out several mouthwatering dishes for this exciting gastronomical experience. From salads, classic rolls, salads and more, guests can go on this multi-sensory journey as the ultimate destination for celebration to set the tone for the festive season. Located on Palm Jumeirah, guests can experience live entertainment and a scintillating ambience for an unforgettable night. Priced at Dhs450 per person for the non-alcoholic packages, Dhs595 per person for the house beverages package and Dhs795 per person for saké, champagne and the premium beverages list.

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Experience Weslodge Saloon’s festive menus


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Mark the holiday season at this exciting destination with enticing views of the city’s skyline. With great tunes and a fun experience, guests can indulge in a fascinating menu created exclusively for the festive season. From Weslodge chop to the festive turkey, truffle and burrata risotto and much more guests can indulge in all the packages available on December 24 and December 25, 2021. The Christmas Eve brunch takes place on December 24, 2201 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and 8pm to 11pm and on Christmas Day from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, the packages are Dhs395 for soft beverages, Dhs495 for house beverages and Dhs545 for the bubbles package. To add to the holidays season, guests can enjoy exclusive cocktails such as mulled grapes and a festive dessert platter created for these packages. It’s located at JW Mariott Marquis hotel on the 68th floor.

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Enjoy a group festive menu at Koko Bay


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Inspired by the beaches of Bali, this luxe venue lets you enjoy the festive season with friends and family. It’s available until December 23, 2021, with two menus including 8 hot and cold bites and two desserts for Dhs195 per person and Dhs245 with option two for 10 bites including four hot and cold appetizers and two desserts. A package for three house beverages at Dhs105 per person can be added to either menu. Located at Palm West Beach, this exclusive menu is designed to embrace the festivities.

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Try a live cooking format at Luigia


From Spaghetto Dell’arrichito to freshly prepared dishes such as Strudel di Mele, guests can indulge in a host of flavourful dishes, that can be served on a plate and it’s valid throughout the month of December, with each dish that requires an order for minimum of two guests. Located at Rixos Premium in JBR, it’s open from Sunday to Thursday 5:30pm to 12am and Friday and Saturday 12:30pm to 12am.

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Visit the festive market at THAT Concept Store


This quirky haven brings touch of Christmas festivities for all those visit. From unique gifts to a premium range of one-of-a-kind options that fit any stocking filler, THAT is where to go next. Inspired by Arabic heritage and unique decorations, this venue is themed around the modern joy of holidays. Located at Mall of The Emirates, it’s open from 10am to 12am.

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Relish a seafood brunch at Alici


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With back-to-back Christmas celebrations in the pipeline, guests can enjoy the exclusive festive seafood brunches at one of Orange Hospitality’s venues, Alici. Taking place on December 24 and December 25, 2021 from 1pm to 4pm, these festive brunches are not to be missed out on. From handpicked caviar to an exclusive range of beverages, guests can indulge in a fine menu

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Rejuvenate at DoubleTree By Hilton Jumeirah Beach

As the festive season can start to affect our exercise routine, finding time to unwind and detox will help us enjoy the season even more. From relaxing yoga seasons to views overlooking the private beach, guests can enjoy a slower rhythm to reset from just Dhs95 onwards on December 15 and December 22, 2021. In addition, guests will also have the opportunity to try unlimited mulled wine to sip on.

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Enjoy a festive afternoon tea

Melia - Afternoon tea

For something more laid back guests can try the popular afternoon tea on the Portico Terrace at Meliã Desert Palm with tiers of special pastries, finger sandwiches, warm scones and other delectable delights to try out. Priced at Dhs185 per person, all guests can try the selections of JING tea and to add a glass of bubbles it’s priced at Dhs280 per person from 4pm to 6pm.

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Pamper yourself with a festive spa at Ritz Carlton DIFC

Before all the festivities begin, pampering yourself can go a long way during the month of December and January. Designed to nourish the skin, the sophisticated spa ends the exclusive exfoliation with a 60-minute massage performed with an array of festive aromatherapy oils and is complemented with a box of delicious cinnamon-flavoured chocolates. The special chocolate and cinnamon full body exfoliation or coffee and cinnamon sugar scrub is priced at Dhs850. This offer is valid from December 15, 2021, to January 31, 2022, and will take place at The Ritz-Carlton Spa in DIFC.

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