IN PARTNERSHIP: Are you staying in Dubai for the festive season this year and still on the hunt for a place to spend Christmas Eve? Not to worry, we’ve found the perfect place.

To get into the true Christmas spirit, Rixos The Palm Dubai’s elegant venue L’Olivo Ristorante is the place to be.

With a festive-inspired four-course menu full of Italian favourites with a contemporary twist combined with sweeping views of Dubai’s skyline, it’s the ideal place to spend the night before Christmas with family and loved ones.

For starters choose from the Christmas amuse-bouche which includes a series of chef-recommended delectable for sharing; tranche de foie gras; the L’Olivo signature burrata; the Christmas oysters; or the smoked prime beef carpaccio.

Then for the first course choose from a delicious Italian porcini mushroom risotto with truffle carpaccio or homemade lobster ravioli in lobster bisque espuma and rosemary smoke.

Rixos The Palm L'Olivo

For the main show of the evening enjoy Christmas turkey breast and leg with all the trimmings or slow-roasted barbecue-glazed wagyu beef ribs. However, for those who fancy a lighter option, opt for the grilled sea bass fillet, garlic, kalamata olive, semi-dried tomatoes, baby fennel.

And, finally, for dessert choose from the deconstructed black forest cake, the chef’s special tableside dessert performance or the modern petit fours. For those who prefer a savoury option, enjoy all that the L’Olivo wine and cheese trolley has to offer.

Throughout the night guests will be treated to live string music with violin and cello performances.

Prices for the L’Olivo Ristorante Christmas Eve package start at Dhs309 inclusive for soft drinks; Dhs369 for wine and dine; and Dhs399 for unlimited exclusive beverages which include wines and spirits. Meanwhile, children between six and 12 years dine with a 50 per cent discount and children under six dine complementarity.

L’Olivo Ristorante, Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites. For bookings please contact:, call 04 457 5454 or visit their website

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