Want to spend Christmas Day over dinner with family… but dreading the hours you’ll have to spend cooking?

Us too – but luckily this is Dubai, where help is always at hand when it comes to food preparation.

Forget slaving over a hot stove as we have scouted out eight of the best turkey takeaways in Dubai for you and your family to feast on.

Even better? Most come with plenty of trimmings as well.

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Where: Mr Toad’s Pub & Kitchen

Valid until: December 30.
Price: Dhs450 for a bird with all the trimmings (feeds six).
To make a booking: festiveatpremierinn@elr.ae.

Where: Raffles Dubai

Valid until: December 30.
Price: Dhs700 for a 6 to 7-kilogram turkey, which serves five to seven people. A 9 to 10kg bird is Dhs1,000, and feeds eight or more diners. The meal includes trimmings such as roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips, mixed veg, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy.
Pickup: Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, entrance from Souk Al Manzil.
To make a booking: (04) 324 8888 or dining.dubai@raffles.com.

Where: Ting Irie

Valid until: December 30.
Price: Dhs595, which includes a whole turkey coated in jerk spices (or honey glazed, if you’re not into heat) and trimmings for five to six people.
Extra: If turkey isn’t the meat for you, you could always order the stuffed jerk chicken hamper, which feeds three to four people for Dhs395.
To make a booking: Pickup only or through Deliveroo. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance. Call (04) 5575601 or email info@tingirie.com.

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Where: Caffé Via, JA Resorts & Hotels

Valid until: December 31.
Price: A 6kg turkey for Dhs499, and 8kg turkey for Dhs599.
Extra: Trimmings include turkey bacon lardons, beef sausage wrapped with turkey bacon, oven-roasted chunky potatoes and more.
To make a booking: (04) 8145590.

Where: Manzil Downtown Dubai

Valid until: December 30.
Pick up time: 11am to 4pm.
Price: Dhs599 for a 5 to 7kg turkey which serves up to eight people. Also included are trimmings such as brussel sprouts, roasted potatoes, traditional turkey jus and cranberry sauce.
To make a booking: (04) 4285888.

Where: The Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai

Valid Until: December 25.
Time: 48 hours’ notice required.
Price: The gastropub are charging Dhs895 with all the regular trimmings and yummy sauces (think duck-fat potatoes, root vegetables, braised cabbage – plus rich Christmas puddings).
To make a booking: (04) 4383100 or fbreservations.dubai@tajhotels.com.

Where: The Ivy, Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Valid until: December 31.
Pick up time: 24 hours’ notice required.
Price: Dhs699 for a turkey which serves up to eight people. If you would like a bigger bird, then they do one that serves eight and costs Dhs1,299, or Dhs1,499 which serves 10 or more diners. If you need even more, then there is also additional roast turkey available for Dhs150 per person. (And remember, the beloved restaurant is closing down at the end of the year, so you might as well have one last roast while you can).
To make a booking: (04) 4323232.

Where: Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Valid until: December 31.
Pick up time: 8am to 7pm, with 48 hours’ notice required.
Price: Dhs500 for a 4 to 5kg turkey which serves up to six people. A 6 to 7kg bird costs Dhs690 or a 7 to 8kg turkey costs Dhs800. Trimmings include veal chipolata sausages.
Extra: Not a fan of the big bird? You could also try a 3kg honey-glazed gammon ham for Dhs720, or a 3kg roast black angus US striploin for Dhs810.
To make a booking: (04) 7022445 or visit gourmandises-dubai.com.

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