Christmas Tree Lighting | 10 Dec
We invite you to join us by The Pool Deck as we bring the magnificent Christmas tree to live with sparkling lights and ornaments galore. Enjoy complimentary seasonal goodies and choral performances as you await Santa’s big arrival on the boat from the mangroves.
Venue: Pool Deck
Time: 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Open to public, free of charge
For more information, call 026561000 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgAt Time Out Abu Dhabi we’re lucky to get to eat at the best restaurants in town year-round but Christmas dinner might be our favourite meal ever.
We don’t know what it is about it but we look forward to eating during the festive season above all else.
While we’re not bad in the kitchen, it’s always nice to not stress about cooking a bird on the big day while family members watch on, judge and provide a running commentary.
Here’s how to get yourself a stress free Christmas dinner ordered, expertly cooked and ready to take home this year, so you can sit back, relax and soak up the Christmas cheer.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Prepare for Christmas by ordering a whole cooked turkey and your choice of two sides including roasted rosemary potatoes and roasted root vegetables. The bird will also come with apple bread stuffing, caramelized chestnuts and cranberry sauce and can feed up to ten people. Must be ordered 48 hours in advance.
Dhs499 (4-5kg turkey). Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl (056 536 2230)
Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana
Let the chefs at Café 302 worry about the cooking and you can pick up a perfect roasted turkey and your choice of three sides including mashed potato, roasted vegetables and more.
Dhs350 (4-5kg), Dhs550 (6-8kg). Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 610 6666)
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel
Your turkey takeaway comes in four sizes here, with sides including roasted and mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, roast mixed vegetables, and cranberry Sauce.
From Dhs450 (5kg-6kg). Until Dec 31. email@example.com (02 656 1000).
Capital Centre Arjaan
Pick up the perfect turkey takeaway at Capital Centre Arjaan including a roasted bird accompanied by chestnut stuffing, caramelised root vegetables, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, apple chutney, creamy mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. Orders msut be palced 48 hours in advance.
Dhs370 (6-7kg), Dhs470 (8-kg). Capital Centre Arjaan, Khaleej Al Arabi Street, (02 495 4548)
Turkey with all the trimmings.
Dhs495 (5-6kg turkey), Dhs695 (8-9kg turkey). Marriott Hotel Downtown, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).
Crowne Plaza Yas Island
Sink your teeth into the perfect Christmas meal by picking up a freshly roasted turkey accompanied by a host of side dishes including cranberry sauce, onion gravy, roasted potato, buttered Brussels sprouts, honey glazed carrots, veal sausages and stuffing. Just remember to order two days in advance to enjoy.
Dhs429 (5-6kg). Crowne Plaza Yas Island (02 656 3000)
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Let others worry about the cooking and you can pick up a roasted turkey complete with mashed potato, steamed broccoli, cranberry sauce and freshly-baked bread rolls from Fairmont Bab Al Bahr this festive season. Just place your order 24 hours in advance to enjoy.
Dhs570 (5-6kg). Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Al Maqtaa (02 654 3333)
Four Seasons Abu Dhabi
Covering all the bases you can enjoy a festive feast including a roasted turkey, side dishes including Brussels sprouts, roasted potato, green beans, glazed carrots, truffle mashed potatoes, honey roasted parsnips, sweet potato, roast gravy and cranberry sauce plus Christmas pudding and yule log, without lifting a finger. Just place your order two days in advance.
Dhs270 (per kilo). Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).
Grand Millennium Al Wahda
Spend more time with the family and pick up your Christmas feast from Grand Millennium Al Wahda and you can tuck into a whole roast turkey alongside some festive favourites on the side.
Dhs605 (four to six people), Dhs935 (eight to ten people). Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed the First Street (02 443 9999).
Jones the Grocer
Aussie restaurant Jones is serving up some Christmas fare for you to pick up on the big day. You can order a sage and apricot stuffed turkey served with cranberry sauce, juniper-berry infused gravy that will feed eight people and choose from sides including duck fat potatoes, Brussels sprouts, honey glazed parsnips and more.
Dhs635 (turkey only), Dhs885 (turkey and six side dishes). Various locations including Kahlidyah and Khalifa City www.jonesthegrocer.com
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
Let the chefs take care of the turkey and you can pick up the perfectly cooked bird alongside traditional trimming like gravy, Yorkshire puddings and roasted root veg at a time that suits your celebrations. Just palce your order two days in advance.
Dhs495(4-5kg), Dhs595 (6-7kg). Le Meridien Abu Dhabi , Al Zahiya (02 644 6666).
Le Royal Meridien
Let the experts take care ok cooking and tuck into a roast turkey alongside all the usual suspects including chestnut, chipolata stuffing, honey roasted butternut squash, root vegetables, Brussels sprouts, rosemary roasted potatoes, and cranberry sauce.
Dhs400 (4kg turkey), Dhs500 (6kg turkey), Dhs600 (8kg turkey). Dec 8-25 7am-11pm. WhEAT, Sheikh Khalifa Street (02 695 0413).
Marriott Hotel al Forsan
Head along to this swanky hotel to grab your turkey takeaway this year and your family can enjoy a whole roasted turkey alongside all the trimmings so your family can enjoy a festive feast without the stress in the kitchen. Just order 48 hours in advance to enjoy.
Dhs600 (6kg), Dhs700 (8kg and Dhs800 (10kg). Marriott Hotel al Forsan (02 201 4000).
Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi
The chefs at Central Grounds are ready to make your Christmas dinner by preparing a whole roast turkey complete with sides including a choice of three sides and a traditional apple bread and sage stuffing, cranberry sauce and roast gravy.
Dhs495 (5-6kg), Dhs695 (8-9kg). Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).
Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan
Pick up the festive feast from Mellow Café and you can enjoy a roasted stuffed turkey complete with side dishes including caramelized chestnuts, sautéed vegetables, Brussels sprouts, roasted baby potatoes, cranberry sauce and gravy. Orders must be places 24 hours in advance.
Dhs495. Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 501 6084)
Radisson Blu Al Ain
Get your festive feast in the Garden City from Palm Court Café where you can pick up a golden turkey and some seasonal side dishes including roast potatoes, root vegetables, gravy and sauces, so you won’t have to cook up a storm yourself.
Dhs208. Radisson Blu Al Ain (03 768 6666).
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi, Corniche
Your Christmas dinner can be expertly prepared by the team at Vienna Plaza this Christmas where you can pick up a turkey the exact size you need compelte with a hsot of seasonal side dishes too. Must be ordered 48 hours in advance.
Dhs59 per kilo of turkey. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi, Corniche (02 681 1900)
Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Let the chefs at Giornotte take care of your Christmas meal and order an 8kg whole turkey complete with stuffing, giblet gravy and a host or roasted root vegetables all ready to be picked up 24 hours after ordering.
Dhs650. From Dec21 to Jan 2. Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (02 818 8282).
Saadiyat Beach Club
Forget cooking this Christmas and let the team at Safina take care of business by preparing a 6kn roast turkey complete with side dishes including, roasted chestnuts, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, mash potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roasted root veggies, pan fried stuffing, bacon wrapped sausages. Orders must be placed at least three days before collection.
Dhs550. Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island (02 656 3500).
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Forget cooking and pick up your festive feast from Saadiyat Beach Golf Club where you can get your hands on a freshly roasted turkey that feeds eight people as well as season side dishes, sauces and gravy too. Must be ordered 48 hours in advance.
Dhs499. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island (056 660 8780).
Sama Lobby Lounge
Turkey with all the trimmings.
Dhs550 (5-6kg), Dhs750 (8-9kg). Dec 1-25 3pm-6pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort
Let someone else deal with the hassle of cooking up a festive feast and pick up a perfect turkey alongside a selection of seasonal side dishes ready for your to pick up stress free when it suits. Orders must be placed two days in advance.
Dhs495. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, Corniche East (02 677 3333).
Take your pick from a roast turkey or a beef Wellington this festive season and have it cooked by the team at Filaments. Your main course will come with all the trimmings and you can choose from a 5kg-7kg or 7kg-8kg bird depending of the size of your party.
Dhs495 (5-7kg), Dhs595 (7-8kg). Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Mina Street (02 818 4888).
The Abu Dhabi EDITION
Make tracks towards Al Bateen and you can pick up a terrific turkey from Oak Rooms served with all the trimmings you expect for a special festive feast to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Just remember to order 48 hours in advance.
Dhs900 (5-8kg). Oak Room, The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Tel: (02 208 0000)
W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
Take off your Christmas apron, grab your car keys and head to the funky W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island where tasty 8kg turkeys are being cooked to order. All you have to do is pre-order your lunch – which includes all the trimmings – pick it up and lay it all out on the table in your own crockery. A feast fit for even the fussiest family members sorted.
From Dhs750. Sun Dec 8-Tue Dec 24. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, firstname.lastname@example.org (02 656 0000).