1. Pjazza Tritoni in Valletta will be transformed into Santa’s City

From Rudolph’s Wheel, back by popular demand, to give you the best bird’s eye view of Valletta, to an Ice-Skating Rink for anyone looking to test their skills, or learn some new ones. In addition to the rides and attractions, you will find a Christmas Market where you can get all your stocking fillers and indulge in a variety of Festive Food and Drink options whilst doing so!

 Santa Claus, together with his elves, will be in residence at Fairyland, ready to meet children from all over the world, compile his Naughty and Nice list and even get a head-start on delivering gifts. Fairyland guarantees you a magical outing for all the family.

Fairyland – Santa’s City opens on the 8th of December until the 6th of January 2023. More information and tickets will be available on www.visitmalta.com.

2. The most festive place to visit this Christmas 2022 | The London Project Bluewaters Island

If you’re staying in Dubai for Christmas, get in the holiday spirit as The London Projects transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland. Festivities will begin in the Ice Bar from mid-November, a festive Notting Hill Carnival Brunch kicking things off properly on Christmas Eve, before amping up for the big day.

Christmas Eve Notting Hill Carnival Brunch & After Party Christmas Edition
As Christmas Eve falls on Saturday this year, shake up the day before Christmas with the Notting Hill Carnival Brunch providing extra fun festive flair. Get merry with free-flowing drinks, out-of-this-world Christmas décor, with the forever loved brunch entertainers dressed in festive costumes. Staff will also be decked out in festive attire, serving the familiar brunch menu, along with a sprinkle of Christmas magic. From cocktails to crackers, The London Project has it covered. When you think the fun might stop, DJ Marcella will kick things up a notch with the After Party on the terrace.

The London Project Sleighs Christmas Day Brunch
Celebrate Christmas in style at The London Project, offering festive feasting and yuletide treats.  With its reputation as the best roast dinner in Dubai, you know it’s a sure thing. Celebrate with family & friends and enjoy a mouth-watering Christmas Dinner. The three-course menu starts with sharing entrees including Camembert, Prawn Cocktail, fresh Dibba Oysters & Caviar. For mains, classic favourites of Salmon Wellington, Roast Turkey, Roast Beef, Spinach Tortellini, and all the trimmings. 

There’s Snow Place Like the Ice Bar
For winter festivities, Christmas has come early at the festive Ice Bar. In the winter wonderland, wrap up in a faux fur coat, don earmuffs and shades and sip warm festive cocktails, alongside elaborate ice sculptures. Delicious wintery delights, served at the Ice Bar, include Hot Spiced Pineapple, Hot Russian and Christmas in a Cup made with Gingerbread Tea, Vanilla Syrup, Curry & Ginger Syrup and a splash of Beluga. What could be more festive than the Ice Bar at The London Project!

Celebrate Christmas with The London Project! To book visit thelondonproject.com

3. Christmas Brunches at THE LOCAL

Christmas Eve Brunch
Anyone keen to enjoy a chilled-out Christmas Eve in welcoming surrounds should make a trip to modern-casual favourite The Local a priority. Here children and adults alike will delight in alfresco dining with festive flavours, all while enjoying Christmas music and admiring the twinkling decorations.
When: 24th December
Time: 7pm-10.30pm
Contact: Call 04 247 6630 or email: info.local@trypdubai.com

Christmas Day Brunch
Low-key yet lovely, The Local brilliantly priced festive alfresco dining is not only packed with seasonal treats, but there will also be Christmas decorations, Live yuletide entertainment and a popular kid’s corner with complimentary face painting, too.
When: 25th December
Time: 1pm-4pm
Contact: Call 04 247 6630 or email: info.local@trypdubai.com


Christmas Eve Italian buffet
What could be better than an Italian-inspired extravaganza on Christmas Eve? Featuring a gorgeous array of authentic dishes, antipasti nibbles, handmade seasonal treats and more, this is the perfect way to spend the night before Christmas. There will be Christmas carols, a dedicated Kid’s Corner and photo opportunities with Santa, which will add a sense of excitement for the little ones.
When: 24th December
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Price: AED180 (soft beverages) AED295 (house beverages), AED90 (kids aged 6-years old – 11-years old)
Includes: Christmas carols, Kids Corner, photos with Santa
Contact: Call 04 873 4400 or email diningreservation.bb@thefirstcollection.ae

Christmas Day Brunch
If guests are on the hunt for a truly family-focused Christmas Day meal, Vyne is the place to be. The restaurant will be bedecked with baubles, Santa will be hopping off his sleigh to say hello and the menu will be packed with wonderfully traditional treats – turkey with all the trimmings included. The dedicated Kid’s Corner, option to eat out on Vyne’s al fresco terrace and the classic Christmas carols playing in the background, will only add to the sense of festive magic. 
When: 25th December 
Time: 1pm – 5pm 
Price: AED249 (soft beverages) AED349 (house beverages), AED125 (kids aged 6 – 11 years old)
Includes: Christmas carols, Kids Corner, photos with Santa
Contact: Call 04 873 4400 or email diningreservation.bb@thefirstcollection.ae

5. THE BLACKSMITH BAR & EATERY Welcomes You To a Delightful Spread!

Christmas Eve Brunch
Signature smokehouse dishes will be given a seasonal slant to serious tasty effect at The Blacksmith’s Christmas Eve Brunch. From Deep South-style snacks to moreish meat-focused mains and decadent desserts, the food will be delicious, the drinks free-flowing drinks and the party atmosphere in full swing, meaning a merry old time is guaranteed.
When: 24th December 
Time: 8pm – 11pm 
Price: AED199 (soft beverages) AED299 (house beverages)
Corporate rate: AED249 (house beverages). Canapes and drinks packages are also available.
Contact: Call 04 873 4440 or email diningreservation.bb@thefirstcollection.ae

Christmas Day Brunch
For a Christmas Day brunch with a difference, The Blacksmith Bar & Eatery is the only place to be. With a modern menu made up of smokehouse favourites, free-flowing drinks guaranteed to spread seasonal cheer, a live band on hand to get the party started and Santa slated to make an appearance, Christmas Day afternoons don’t get much better than this. 
When: 25th December 
Time: 1pm – 4pm 
Price: AED299 (house beverages)
Corporate rate: AED249 (house beverages)
Includes: Live band and visit from Santa
Contact: Call 04 873 4440 or email diningreservation.bb@thefirstcollection.ae

6. Dine in Style at MasterChef – The TV Experience

Christmas Eve Dinner  
Offering one of the most sensational set menus in town thanks to a selection of favoruite dishes from the MasterChef restaurant catalogue, discerning foodies would do well to make their way to MasterChef, the TV Experience on Christmas Eve. As well as three courses of seasonally inspired dishes, diners can look forward to live entertainment courtesy of Ciaran Fox and a charmingly decorated Yuletide backdrop. 
When: 24th December 
Time: 7pm – 12 midnight 
Price: AED299 (soft beverages), AED499 (house beverages), AED699 (sparkling package)
Includes: 3-course festive set menu and live entertainment from Ciaran Fox 
Contact: Call 04 550 8111 or email info@masterchefdxb.com

Christmas Day Brunch
For the ultimate in seasonal luxury and a seriously tasty way to spend Christmas Day, the 3-course set menu at MasterChef, the TV Experience features a merry mix of festive fare, all served with customary fine dining finesse and plenty of flair. Guests will enjoy sophisticated sharing starters, a choice of main and a suitably extravagant shared dessert. With the Christmas tree shimmering, decorations twinkling, Santa popping in to say hello, live entertainment from Ciaran Fox and the chance to pose for a MasterChef Christmas card, diners are guaranteed a truly magical time.
When: 25th December 
Time: 1pm – 4pm 
Price: AED299 (soft beverages), AED499 (house beverages), AED699 (sparkling package)
Includes: 3-course set menu, live music and visit from Santa
Note: House beverage package is available on The Entertainer 
Contact: Call 04 550 8111 or email info@masterchefdxb.com


Christmas Eve 

One for the adults! Christmas Eve at Ikigai is a child-free affair, with the special omakase (chef’s choice) sharing menu offered alongside a three-hour drinks package, accompanied by grown up party games (giant Jenga and Japanese lottery included) and live entertainment courtesy of DJs and dancers. 

Offer: Christmas Eve 
When: 24th December 
Time: 7pm – 11pm 
Price: AED299 (soft beverages), AED499 (house beverages and sake), AED699 (sparkling package)
Note: House beverage package is available on The Entertainer 
Contact: Call 04 550 8114 or email Reservation@ikigaidubai.com

Christmas Day Brunch
Aimed firmly at those who like doing things differently, Christmas Day at Ikigai promises to be full of fun too. That means an omakase (chef’s choice) sharing menu made up of hit house specialities, free-flowing drinks including handpicked sake and plenty of games to get involved in – think giant Jenga and Japanese lottery as well as, DJs providing party tunes. 

Offer: Christmas Day Brunch 
When: 25th December 
Time: 1pm – 4pm 
Price: AED299 (soft beverages), AED499 (house beverages), AED699 (sparkling package, inclusive of unlimited sake)
Notes: House beverage package is available on The Entertainer 
Contact: Call 04 550 8114 or email Reservation@ikigaidubai.com


Christmas Eve Taste of Texas 
Taking the Christmas Eve meal in a meat-focused, Texan-influenced direction, The Blacksmith’s offering on the 24thboasts a sharing-style brunch menu packed with seasonal meats, washed down with great drinks and accompanied by live music. 
Offer: Christmas Eve Taste of Texas 
When: 24th December 
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price: AED199 (soft beverages), AED299 (house beverages), AED399 (sparkling). Children under 12-years old get 50% off
Contact: Call 04 407 8873 or email info@theblacksmithdubai.com

Christmas Day Taste of Texas 
Sticking to what they do so well, The Blacksmith Bar & Eatery’s sharing-style Taste of Texas brunch has a distinct – and delicious – meat focus, with those signature favourites being given the festive treatment. Expect brilliant bites, plenty of highly sippable drinks and live music. 
Offer: Christmas Day Taste of Texas 
When: 25th December 
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price: AED199 (soft beverages), AED299 (house beverages), AED399 (sparkling) Children under 12-years old get 50% off.
Contact: Call 04 407 8873 or email info@theblacksmithdubai.com


Christmas Eve Dinner
A perfect family-friendly choice, the Christmas Eve dinner buffet at the always welcoming Village Bistro promises a wide selection of classic dishes with a contemporary twist as well as, live BBQ cooking stations and entertainment for the adults. To add to the appeal, diners will be able to take full advantage of the winter weather and enjoy their food al fresco. 
Offer: Christmas Eve Dinner 
When: 24th December 
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price: AED100 (kids aged 4-11), AED199 (soft drinks), AED300 (house beverages), AED400 (premium beverages).
Contact: Call 04 275 6621

Christmas Day Brunch 
Enjoy Christmas at the seaside with Village Bistro’s festive take on their ever-popular Seaside Brunch. Diners can expect all the usual fun and frolics – retro ice cream trolly and beach-inspired activities for little kids – but with added seasonal extras, including a visit from Santa Claus himself. 
Offer: Christmas Day Brunch 
When: 25th December 
Time: 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Price: FREE (infants 0-3 years old), AED250 (kids aged 4-11 years old), AED375 (adults soft drinks), AED550 (house beverages), AED650 (premium beverages)
Contact: Call 04 275 6621


Christmas Eve – Feliz Navidad 
Combining funky South American vibes with a festive feel, Santè Ria is the perfect place to get the Christmas party started. Their Christmas Eve – Feliz Navidad offering promises a brunch filled with sharing-style Latin American fare, authentic expertly-blended drinks, festive table décor, dancers and a DJ. 

Offer: Christmas Eve – Feliz Navidad Brunch 
When: 24th December 
Time: 8pm – 12am 
Price: AED250 (soft beverages), AED350 (house beverages). AED450 (premium beverages)
Contact: Call 04 275 6630 or email reservation@santeriadubai.ae

Christmas Day – Feliz Navidad 
Santè Ria’s Feliz Navidad sharing-style brunch will be a flavour-filled fiesta, without a turkey in sight. A brilliant option for those that want a less traditional Christmas meal, diners can expect on-trend Latin American bites to eat, free-flowing signature drinks, plenty of festive décor and live music courtesy of dancers and a DJ. 
Offer: Christmas Day – Feliz Navidad Brunch 
When: 25th December 
Time: 8pm – 12am 
Price: AED250 (soft beverages), AED350 (house beverages), AED450 (premium beverages)
Contact: Call 04 275 6630 or email reservation@santeriadubai.ae


Dubai’s favourite ‘dine-around’ event of the year is back bursting with holiday cheer, free-flowing drinks and some of the most exciting cuisine in town. Following a swift sell-out status of the last event in 2021, Cirque de Cuisine: Christmas Edition is December’s most anticipated event, offering revelers a totally immersive festive entertainment experience incorporating award-winning restaurants and one of the world’s largest aquariums. This year’s theme “Naughty or Nice” invites guests to step into the festive-themed Avenues and watch out for the heartless green character disguised as Santa Claus.  

Taking place on Friday 16th December, the all you can eat and drink concept starts at AED 655 and will include four hours of non-stop fun, including free-flowing beverages from 7pm until 11pm. Upon arrival into Atlantis, The Palm’s Avenues, the unique concept allows diners to wander from restaurant to restaurant enjoying signature dishes, live cooking stations, lavish buffets and live entertainment. The participating signature restaurants are open exclusively for Cirque de Cuisine ticketholders, with the venues located in a two-minute proximity of one another, giving guests the freedom to roam and sit freely, moving from one to the next at leisure.  

Culinary aficionados are invited to explore and discover some of the worlds’ top restaurants, including Nobu by Nobu Matsuhisa, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Seafire Steakhouse& Bar, the brand new South American restaurant En Fuego, and a pop-up from the one Michelin star Hakkasan. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed into the cheerful holiday-themed Avenues with a spectacular lineup of festivities. Entertainment awaits at every turn featuring spellbinding performances, gravity-defying stunts, elaborate costumes and magician performances, as well as live music and DJ’s in all restaurants. 

With hundreds of signature dishes on offer, guests can start with Nobu’s famous melt-in-the-mouth black cod or a quintessentially British Beef Wellington with truffle mash at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. Settle into Seafire Steakhouse for succulent steaks and seafood, explore the unbelievable guacamole and teuila options at En Fuego. Don’t forget to leave space for dessert: The Lost Chambers Aquarium will provide the ultimate underwater dessert experience for this edition with a dramatic display of tempting treats.  Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at six different bars throughout the venues, including a spectacular ‘feature bar’ located in the centre of The Avenues, serving unlimited bubbly and house beverages. 

After the dine-around ends at 11pm, guests can head to Wavehouse for the ultimate after party featuring a live band and a cash bar to keep the night going.  

Cirque de Cuisine: “Naughty or Nice” Christmas Edition will take place on Friday 16th December, 7pm until 11pm. Tickets are available via Platinum List and are priced at AED 655, including four hours of unlimited food and premium beverages across participating signature restaurants. 21+.

8. Old Castello’s Christmas Family Brunch

Tis’the season to be Jolly. And to celebrate this festive season with hearty plates and merry drinks, the Indo-Arabic restaurant & cafe, Old Castello Jumeirah has arrived with its Christmas Brunch with all sorts of fun activities. From magic show to Face Painting and even an appearance from Santa Claus, gift your kids a Christmas to remember. 

Enjoy the delicious brunch feast with a holiday special curated menu which includes a ranger of starters, mains, Live pasta station, Mini Pizza Stations and desserts.Menu Highlights are Wada pav, Pav Bhaji Ghotala, Castello Special Jaituni Paneer Masala, Chicken Dum Biryani, Pizza Diavola, Bustan Baklava and more. 

 During this Christmas Family brunch, running between 2:00 to 5:00 pm, dig into your delicious dishes while you and your little ones indulge in the Magic Show, where the Magician is the master of keeping the little audience on the edges of their seats with their repertoire of eye-catching magic tricks. Going forward, allow your kids to explore their creative side with the 2 hours-long fun of Face Painting. Let their dream of meeting Santa come true with the special appearance of Santa Claus. Cut the cake to bring the Christmas Celebration to THE perfect end. 

What: Old Castello Jumeirah’s Christmas Family Brunch with Magic Show, Face Painting, Santa Claus Meet and Greet and Cake Cutting with Free Goodies for Kids.
When: 25th Dec. 2022 | 2 to 5 pm
Price: AED 120 pax adult
AED 99 pax for kids with free goodie bags for kids
Free for Kids Under 3
Contact: +971 52 942 2000
Instagram: @oldcastellojumeirah

Kids will receive a goodie bag to further fuel their excitement of the joyous day! The Christmas Brunch is priced at 120 AED pax for adults and AED 99 for kids. Kids under the age of 3 eat for free. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Brunch with your friends and family at Old Castello Jumeirah. 


The festive season at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC has officially begun, with an unveiling of their spectacular Christmas tree decorated with over 800 Swarovski crystal ornaments.

A beautiful Christmas tree lighting ceremony added to the cheery atmosphere at the hotel with guests singing along to classic Christmas carols by Jastastic & Jasibells Children’s Choir and taking in the magical seasonal décor.

The Christmas tree lighting ceremony was attended by numerous guests – including multiple media and influencers – who enjoyed the enchanting unveiling and tree lighting, with stunningly lit decorations such as snowy branches, and glittering snow slowly falling from the ceiling.

“We were delighted to announce that the event was a success, with guests revelling in the Christmas decorations and festivities.”, said Christian El Khoury, General Manager at Ritz-Carlton DIFC.

The dazzling Christmas tree will be displayed in the main lobby at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC along with enchanting festive decorations throughout the hotel.

10. India Palace JBR NYE Set Menu With Fireworks Views 

Located in JBR, the award-winning Indian Restaurant India Palace is offering a special NYE set menu for NYE celebrations. Diners can also enjoy fireworks from the JBR outlet of India Palace. 

The NYE set menu is priced at AED 159 for non vegetarian and AED 149 for Vegetarian menu. Vegan menu is also available. The set menu includes premium kebabs such as Raan (Leg of Lamb), Murgh Malai Tikka, Tandoori Lal Jheenga, Paneer Tikka and Bharwan Tikka. Kebabs will be served on sharing platters. 

Main course will include Butter Chicken, Saag Gosht, Prawn pepper roast, Dal Makhani, Banjara Malai Kofta, Murgh Awadhi biryani, Mixed Vegetable Raita and  Shahi Nawabi. Desserts menu include; Saffron Gulab Jamun With Vanilla Ice Cream, Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake and Cashew Kulfi.

The set menu also includes salad, Assortment Of Breads (Tandoori Roti, Naan, Butter Naan, Laccha Paratha, Garlic Naan & Roomali Roti and Papads and Assorted Pickles. Instagram: Indiapalaceme www.indiapalace.ae.

11. Watch fireworks from Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, La Mer and Dubai Frame

For the first time, Nannies can enjoy a free gala dinner at Mix. Bring them along and make them a part of your celebrations as we ring into 2023. 

Prices starting from: AED 499 / person. Kids Package @ AED 200
VIP Tables @ Pool Deck starting from 799 / person
VVIP Sky Tables from AED 5000 – AED 10,000 (for table of 4) inclusive of complimentary bubbly.
Entertainment comprises award winning DJs.

This year, the award winning Pool & Sky Lounge, High Note team is setting up two different venues platforms for the New Years Eve festivities  – one at the rooftop with its glittering infinity pool, and second, a kids and family friendly venue at the sprawling Mix Restaurant situated at the Ground Floor. From both the venues, patrons can watch 4 different fireworks – from Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, La Mer and Dubai Frame.

Address: Rooftop Level, Aloft Al Mina Hotel – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Instagram: @highnotedxb
Contact: +971 58 591 8153

12. Feast on a Plant-based menu at SEVA Table

Starting on December 24 and till December 26th, visitors can gather over SEVA Table’s delicious set festive menu. The line-up features creamy mushroom soup infused with a dash of truffle oil, garden-roasted vegetable mix with spiced Christmas cabbage tossed in tahini gravy, and tofu and chickpea loaf with creamy green beans served with a sweet and sour cranberry sauce, as well as a coconut-glazed Christmas spiced pudding with red currants for dessert.

  • December 24th, 25th, and 26th
  • Timings: 18:00 – 20:00
  • Price: AED 269

For more information about Seva Table please visit https://www.sevaexperience.com/cafe  or follow them on socials @sevatable.

13. Come and join the theater of shadow Christmas puppets at the Spain Pavilion

The Spain Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is organizing a shadow puppet show ‘Christmas Shadow Puppets: The Three Wise Men’ from the 28th until the 30th of December.
Shadow puppet theater was born in Asia, between China and India, adapting its characters, symbols and stories to other countries on the continent, surviving changes in religions and rulers, until reaching Turkey and Greece, where it was used as satire, social criticism and educational element. In Europe, this type of theater has always aroused enormous fascination. These puppets are capable of telling us such diverse myths and legends, using a technique as special as a shadow puppet theater. Every day, four different workshops will be organized linked to the garbage containers of the exhibition: paper, plastic, organic and reject materials.

About the show:The shadow puppet technique will be used in this ancient way, which is at the same time a contemporary way of telling stories. On the stage, the arrival of the three kings will be built as a simple articulated shadow puppet, with animations and techniques that will magically tell the story.
Timings: (from the 28th until the 30th of December)
                  10:30 – 11:30 – The Spain Pavilion.·                  12:00 – 13:00 – The Spain Pavilion.·                  16:00 – 17:00 – The Spain Pavilion.·                  17:30 – 18:30 – The Spain Pavilion.

14. Celebrate Family Friendly Christmas at SAUCE

There’s lots of fun to be had for you and your family at SAUCE before the calendar flips to 2022. The holiday spirits are high at SAUCE, a popular American diner in Dubai.  An almost month-long event will be celebrated in true American fashion, as SAUCE will be decorating the place with Christmas ornaments, trees, and lights. 

While the most exciting one is where all the diners can watch their favorite festive movies on a big screen which will be set up on their alfresco terrace. Guests will also be able to enjoy a selection of different popcorn flavors based on the sauces for only 10AED along with complimentary Christmas cookies to end the evening. 

The movie screening will be live till  the 26th of December: SAUCE will play the movie three times a night at 18:00, 20:00, and 22:00. Below are the movie details- 

 Week 3:
Monday 20th: The Santa Clause
Tuesday 21st: Elf
Wednesday 22nd: The Grinch
Thursday 23rd: Christmas with the Kranks
Friday 24th: Home Alone 2
Saturday 25th: Home Alone 1

Week 4:
Sunday 26th: The Santa Clause
Along with this, all the staff will have custom Sauce logo Christmas hats. 
SAUCE will also be offering 50% off on festive-themed seasonal drinks with every meal ordered which includes- 
·         Gingerbread Latte  AED 22
·         Roasted marshmallow latte AED 22
·         White Christmas (hot white chocolate) AED 25
·         Festive Pistachio Shake AED 39

Other details-          

  • Address– Noora Tower, Al Habtoor City, Dubai
  • 2 Hours Free Basement Parking Available 
  • Phone Number: 056 538 8388
  • Time-  8:30 AM – 1 AM
  • Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saucedubai/ 

UAE’s homegrown Japanese restaurant Yamanote Atelier is all set to sweeten your Christmas plans this festive season 

End your year with delicious Christmas offerings of 6 kinds of bakeries, 4 kinds of Christmas Cakes, different types of cookies and one Christmas drink perfect for entertaining or sending edible treats to loved ones. 

Bakeries, Cakes and beverages too! Order online from their website or get one at their store!

16. Christmas brunch and dinner at Nawab

Nawab Restaurant located at Jebel Ali Recreation Club, originally founded in 1989’s old Dubai, well known for serving authentic heritage Indian cuisine has is all set to host you for Christmas brunch and dinner.

  • Non-alcoholic:- AED 175
  • House regular AED  299
  • Premium AED 425

 Other details-

  • Date- Saturday, 25th December 2021 
  • Address: Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Near IBN Battuta Mall, Dubai 
  • Phone Number: 04 2678206, 0553689310, 0522390013
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/
17. Epitome fulfills all your Christmas wishes 

After a successful stint in Mumbai, Epitome has opened its doors and is the first of its kind in Dubai, offering exclusively a vegetarian and vegan culinary experience. Epitome is the first fully licensed vegan and vegetarian restaurant featuring meat-free and dairy-free cuisine from around the globe including, India, Japan, Mexico, Thailand and Asia, 

For Christmas, Epitome has introduced a modernist Europe central and global menu will ensure that you have an experience like never before.From cinnamon to paprika, nutmegs to saffron, let’s get your taste buds ready for an exclusive festive tasting curated by Celebrity Chef Akshay Nayyar 

 On 24th evening, Epitome will host Christmas Bollywood night featuring India’s leading female artist, DJ Rink from 10pm onwards as she is all set to offer guests, high energy live music and an experience, that will be an epitome to all the senses. 

Location: Epitome Aloft Creek, Level 4
Timings: 7pm onwards
Contact for reservations: 054 705 8750 or 054 705 3870 

Cost: AED 249 with house spirits ; AED 299 with premium spirits  and AED 399 with luxury spirit

Instagram: @epitome.dubai

18. The perfect Vegan / Gluten-Free Cookies For Santa

Whether you’re on the “naughty or nice list,” spread the Christmas cheer by shopping for Santa and your loved ones with Kind Lyfe, the delicious local and sustainably produced vegan cookies.

For Santa:

As Santa Claus is hard at work preparing to begin his journey in delivering presents to millions of children around the globe, he is going to need a little snack to keep him going! So if you are looking for the perfect cookies to satisfy his sweet tooth and secure your kids a spot on Santa’s “Nice List,” Kind Lyfe has the ideal option for you, with a vegan twist. 

As a yummy Christmas Eve “Milk and Cookies” combination, fuel Santa’s cravings with Kind Lyfe’s signature Raw Chocolate Dipped Cookie, a heavenly bite wrapped in melted raw chocolate – but, be warned, this might have him return for more.

The Stocking Filler:

If you’re looking for a tasty stocking filler, Kind Lyfe cookies are rich in flavor, nutritious, and full of clean ingredients. Before hanging up your Christmas stockings, add the most delicious combination of dry apricot, tart cherry, pineapple chunks, and oats to your kid’s stockings with the famous Fruit Mix cookie

DIY Cookie Decorating:

This Christmas Eve, gather around the kitchen for a fun and stress-free Christmas cookie decorating activity. Without having to worry about the baking, unwrap the Kind Lyfe Raw Chocolate Dipped Cookies and  Raw Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies,  fill your piping bags with icing and complete your decorated treats with sprinkles and sparkles!

As additional holiday treats, Kind Lyfe stocks Classic and Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites and can be found on their website and across 12 retail stores within the UAE. 

19. Christmas Lunch at Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club

To get into the holiday spirit, enjoy a decadent Christmas Eve Lunch. Guests will be spoilt for choice, with everything from a traditional Christmas themed four-course meal, including hot & cold starters, sharing platters, turkey & beef carvery, dessert boards, a mulled wine station and more.

With live entertainment, engaging games and activities, an exclusive show for kids, and a visit from Santa, diners are invited to raise their excitement and spirit, this season.

Date: Thursday 25th December
Time: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Packages available:

  • Soft Beverage Packagechildren (under 12) AED 99 per person; for adults, AED 245 per person for members; AED 295 per person for guests
  • House Beverage Package: AED 425 per person for guests; AED 375 per person for members.
20. Christmas Day Brunch – Earth & Fire Terrace

 Families looking for an exquisite brunch with breathtaking views, can head down to Spike Bar & Clubhouse Terrace at Emirates Golf Club. Devour a variety of seasonal delicacies on offer, as Spike provides the ultimate Christmas Day Brunch for a wholesome midday celebration with live band performance. And it wouldn’t be Christmas Day without a meet-and-greet with the big man himself! Price: for soft packages: children (under 12) AED 99 per person; for adults, AED 245 per person for members; AED 295 per person for guests. House beverages packages start at; AED 425 per person for guests; AED 375 per person for members.

Timings: 12pm – 3pm
Location: Spike Sports Bar & Terrace, Emirates Golf Club
Website: https://www.dubaigolf.com/
Contact number of the restaurant: 04 417 9999

21. Celebrate Christmas with true festive spirit at Kech Mahal

The elegant club, with its legendary Marrakesh-inspired ambience, is the new spot for residents and travellers for its unique oriental entertainment. From band dancing, live music, DJs, acrobat play, to belly dancing, this up-scale venue leaves no room for hesitations with its exceptional experience.

Alongside its globally renowned Moroccan platters, Kech Mahal serves international delicacies and fresh seafood dishes with a gigantic selection of beverages and cocktails. The festive season this year is like no other with events and parties running over Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Here’s what’s coming up at this astonishing JBR Club. Enjoy a tasty three-course set menu with choices including Christmas turkey, Moroccan main courses, international dishes, seafood platters and vegan options. All that and more awaits you with live music, dancing, and a lot of entertainment programmes. Dhs599 (soft drinks & house beverages), Dhs799 (bubbles).

22. A Delectable Takeaway Turkey from The WB™ Abu Dhabi

The WB™ Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton, invites diners to enjoy the festivities with their loved ones in the comfort of their homes, minus the hassle of cooking. Guests can order a mouth-watering slow-roasted tom turkey with all the trimmings along with indulgent desserts.

Marinated in citrus and herbs, the turkey is delivered with cranberry sauce, turkey gravy and soft dinner rolls. Foodies can choose four side dishes from a menu including thyme and butter roasted seasonal mushrooms, dry fruit and bread stuffing, honey glazed root vegetables, brussels sprouts with crispy bacon, truffle mashed potato, cauliflower and broccoli gratin, baked macaroni and cheese, herb roasted nugget potato or Christmas spiced roasted sweet potato.

Dates: Available from 20th to 25th December 2021
Time: 24 hours advance notice required
Orders available for collection from 10am until 10pm (until 24th December)
Price: AED 450 (serves 4 pax)
AED 550 (serves 6 pax)
AED 700 (serves 8 pax)
For bookings: Please call +971 2 815 0000 or email dine.thewbabudhabi@hilton.com

To end the meal on a sweet note, diners can select two desserts from the menu including traditional caramel chestnut yule log, Christmas pudding or trifle, Christmas Stollen or a selection of Christmas cookies.

23. Christmas Day Brunch at WB Abu Dhabi

Feast on a grand Christmas Day Brunch at the hotel’s family-friendly diner, Sidekicks. Relish holiday favourites such as turkey with all the trimmings, beef wellington, festive entrées and traditional desserts such as Christmas pudding, mince pies and yule logs. The hotel’s resident Warner Bros. characters will pop by to delight the little ones and spread some Christmas joy.

Date: Saturday, 25th December
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Price: Bubbly package – AED 475 per person, including bubbles, grape, malts and spirits
Premium package – AED 375 per person, including selected alcoholic beverages
AED 295 per person, including soft beverages
Venue: Sidekicks
For bookings: Please call +971 2 815 0000 or email dine.thewbabudhabi@hilton.com

24. The Ugly Sweater Brunch AT HILTON ABU DHABI YAS ISLAND

Renowned for offering gourmet cuisine and classic flavours delivered with a modern twist, Graphos Social Kitchen will be serving an extensive brunch spread of mouth-watering dishes, across its interactive food stations. Special Christmas beverages such as Christmas Moscow mule and punch will also be available along with frozen fruit popsicles. The ambience will be complete thanks to tunes from a live band.

Seeing as no Christmas is complete without quirky sweater designs, guests can come dressed in their ugliest sweaters (the uglier the better), to participate in the ‘Best Dressed’ competition. The ‘Best Dressed Family’ will win a voucher worth AED 1,000, while the ‘Best Dressed Male’ and ‘Best Dressed Female’ will each win a voucher for a brunch for two, including house beverages.

Date: Friday, 24th December
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm
Price: AED 649 including bubbly
AED 549 including house beverages
AED 429 including soft beverages
Venue: Graphos Social Kitchen
For bookings: Please call +971 2 208 6900 or email dineatgraphos@hilton.com

Guests can continue the celebration with an after-party Happy Hour at Capila Pool Bar & Grill, and Osmo Lounge & Bar.

25. Christmas Market Dinner at The Hilton

Enjoy a delicious Christmas Eve dinner with friends and family at Graphos Social Kitchen. The restaurant will serve Christmas favourites across its 16 interactive stations, while a solo artist will serenade the diners with classic Christmas songs.

Date: Friday, 24th December
Time: 6:30pm to 11pm 
Price: AED 399 including bubbly
AED 299 including house beverages
AED 190 including soft beverages
Venue: Graphos Social Kitchen
For bookings: Please call +971 2 208 6900 or email dineatgraphos@hilton.com