‘Twas the night before Christmas, when team FACT decided to round up the top choices for a memorable Christmas Eve in Dubai.
Address Dubai Marina
Gather your family and friends and enjoy a special festive menu at The Restaurant to ensure your Christmas celebrations are extra special. Live entertainment, festive decorations, and a vibrant atmosphere will make Christmas Eve in Dubai an occasion to remember. Saturday 24 December, from 7pm to midnight. AED 249 (soft beverages) and AED 349 (house beverages). An early bird discount of 15% is available for bookings made before 15 December.
Carine celebrates the joyous Christmas season with an exclusive winter wonderland theme, dazzling live entertainment and a special festive menu. Curated by Chef Izu, diners are invited to indulge in a memorable evening of epicurean specialities infused with the spirit of Christmas. Here, guests can enjoy the soulful tones of La Loop Duo, who will be serenading guests with their upbeat tunes. Alongside the dazzling entertainment, guests can relish in Carine’s festive specials, including mountain tomato with goat cheese salad, foie gras terrine, a whole rack of lamb and salted chocolate caramel with malt ice cream. Saturday 24 December.
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CÉ LA VI Dubai
Get into the festive mood with an enriching Christmas voyage in the heart of Downtown Dubai. A winter holiday season with an added touch of sparkle awaits diners at this day party, accompanied by international DJs playing magical tunes at Level 54 of Address Sky View. Savour a tender turkey with all the trimmings prepared to perfection whilst the gastronomic experience concludes with a sensational collection of decadent desserts garnished with candy cane and fougère leaves. Saturday 24 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 690 (premium bubbles).
For a memorable festive experience, chef Sara Aqel has crafted an Italian Christmas menu. This Indulgent three-course set feast features traditional Italian cuisine and begins with starters of Carcofi Alla Romana, Cavolo Tropicale, Fegato, Baccata Montecare, and Calamari. The main courses include Quattro formaggi pizza, saffron risotto, and turkey with roast potatoes and grilled asparagus. Dessert is a glorious Panettone served with chocolate, strawberry and mascarpone sauces. Live singers performing Christmas classics will set the festive mood. Saturday 24 December, from 6:30pm. AED 300 per person.
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Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
Kick off the Christmas celebrations with a sumptuous dining experience at Luciano’s located in Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection. Soak in the precious moments during a very merry Christmas Eve in Dubai as you tuck into an array of culinary delicacies. Saturday 24 December, from 6pm to 11pm. Prices from AED 250 per person.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends at Jumeirah Emirates Towers’ all-day dining restaurant, Mundo. Relish in a festive evening, complete with a special menu and a selection of beverages in the spirit of the holiday season. Expect a selection of international dishes, such as whole monkfish, roasted turkey, lamb rack, prime rib, scampi, king crab, and a variety of salads and appetisers. A live duo band will entertain guests while they dine. Saturday 24 December, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house drinks, hops, and grapes) and AED 150 (children aged four to twelve).
GO: Call 04 330 0000 for reservations and more information.
Meliá Desert Palm
Celebrate Christmas Eve in Dubai the Italian way with a six-course menu centred around fish on the RARE Portico Terrace at Dubai’s only equestrian resort. The evening will start with welcome oysters and prosecco followed by carpaccio di tonn (thinly sliced tuna with lemon dressing, pomelo and capers). The main course will include prawn bisque soup, seafood risotto and baked sea bass. Guests will end the evening with a sponge cake filled with sweetened ricotta. Saturday 24 December. AED 295 (food only), AED 315 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 602 9323 for reservations and more information.
On the most festive evening of the year, Nonya presents a night full of merriment, delicious food and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. With a specially curated holiday menu and a welcome glass of bubbly to get the party started, enjoy skyline views from Nonya’s elevated vantage point during the most festive night in town. Saturday 24 December, from 9:30pm to midnight. AED 249 per person.
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Gather your friends and family for a traditional Christmas Eve dinner buffet at Azur. Enjoy an authentic Christmas dinner featuring turkey, lamb leg, wagyu short rib, and Christmas pudding, mince pies and festive cocktails. Saturday 24 December, from 7:30pm to 11:30pm. AED 325 per person (soft beverages) and AED 475 (house beverages).
Raffles The Palm Dubai
Countdown to Christmas Day with a festive buffet at Le Jardin. Expect turkey with all the trimmings and festive favourites in an alfresco setting. The buffet will have three packages on offer. Saturday 24 December, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 175 (children aged six to twelve years).
GO: Visit www.rafflesthepalmdubai.com for reservations and more information.
Tasca by José Avillez
Experience a Christmas Eve infused with Portugal’s most beloved festive culinary traditions with a Christmas-inspired tasting menu at Tasca. Expect to get whisked away as you make your way through a curated five-course menu served to the rhythms of a live band at the FACT Award-winning restaurant. Seasonally inspired Christmas specials will include the Algarve seafood caldeirada, mariscada and deconstructed beef Wellington. Saturday 24 December, from 6:30pm to 11pm. AED 550 (soft beverages) and AED 250 for children.
Santa has almost arrived, and the festive feels are in full swing at Insta-worthy restaurant Urla. Spend Christmas Eve with your loved ones enjoying a festive set menu backed with live entertainment and unrivalled views of the Burj Khalifa. Saturday 24 December. AED 550 per person.
GO: Call 052 554 5997 for reservations and more information.
Waldorf Astoria DIFC
Expect a festive edition of Bull & Bear’s popular “Best Of Broadway” brunch on Christmas Eve Brunch. Expect a selection of starters, perfectly cooked turkey served with all the trimmings and desserts to share. There will also be plenty of mulled wine. Saturday 24 December, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages), AED 795 (bubbles) and AED 195 (children aged six to 12 years).
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Celebrate Christmas Eve in Dubai with your loved ones for an elegant evening at Mezzerie restaurant. Indulge in a lavish buffet of international cuisine and festive classics, like roast turkey with all trimmings, along with Waldorf Astoria culinary icons, such as red velvet cake and the famed Waldorf salad. Saturday 24 December, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. AED 295 (food only), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 150 (children aged six to eleven years).