With less than ten days until Christmas, many people are already planning holiday celebrations with family and friends. And while Dubai’s restaurants will offer special festive menus, a dinner at home is the preferred option. And you don’t have to be stuck in the kitchen all day – ordering a turkey takeaway may be the best solution.
Many restaurants and hotels in Dubai are already receiving orders for Christmas turkeys or even whole festive meals. It’s much easier than doing all the cooking yourself, especially in Dubai, where you won’t get a day off work for Christmas. Some places offer home deliveries, but most restaurants will require you to go pick up your order. However, don’t think this can be a last-minute solution – you will need to order your turkey several days in advance. The prices are also different and some restaurants offer only roast turkey, while others have a wide range of festive dishes.
Before you even call fancy hotels to research the price, look no further than the local Carrefour or Spinneys, as their Christmas menus are already on display
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC – The restaurant at Ritz-Carlton offers roast turkey at AED 160 per kilogram or roast Angus strip loin at AED 420 per kg. Both come with trimmings, side meals, appetizers and even desserts.
Hyatt Regency Dubai – You can choose from several different birds, which are served with sage and chestnut stuffing, giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce at prices between AED 700 – AED 800. You need to order at least 24 hours in advance.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – The restaurant receives orders 48 hours in advance for its festive menu, consisting of roast turkey, apple, celery and chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, roasted maple glazed carrot and turnip, and cranberry sauce or turkey gravy. The small turkeys are AED 620, while the larger ones are AED 740 and you can also order gingerbread houses, Yule log, or even a customized Christmas cake.
Arabian Ranches Golf Club – The turkeys offered here (8-9 kg) also come with all the trimmings and are priced at AED 795.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club – Their Roast Butterball Turkey comes with roasted root vegetables, sage and onion stuffing, chipolata sausages, roast potatoes, gravy and cranberry compote. It will cost you AED 595 and it’s roughly 6 to 8 portions. You need to order at least 24 hours in advance.
Café Bistro, Dubai Marina Yacht Club – They offer roast turkey for about six persons (AED 650) with Brussels sprouts, mash potatoes, cauliflower mornay and cranberry gravy. You can also order a slow-roasted lamb leg with roasted potatoes, green beans and thyme jus at AED 350 per 2.5 kg.
Nineteen, The Address Montgomerie, Dubai – Nineteen offers a turkey with trimmings, as well as muffins, mince pies, and a lot more. Small turkeys are AED 800, while the larger will cost you AED 990.
Kambaa, The Address Dubai Marina – You can either order a whole roast turkey or beef rib eye, which are accompanied by chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes, roast root vegetables, buttered Brussels sprouts, chicken sausages in blankets, gravy and cranberry sauce. Prices start from AED 650.