Christmas in Abu Dhabi 2019: Christmas day meals on the outskirts of the city

Where to enjoy a festive feast in Khor Al Maqta, Khalifa Park, Mushrif, Khalifa City and beyond

Christmas in Abu Dhabi 2019: Christmas day meals on the outskirts of the city
Giornotte Restaurant

Christmas is brilliant but what’s the festive season without food?

Living in a multi-cultural city it’s not always a traditional roast that’s on the menu on Christmas Day, either.

That being said, turkey, potatoes, gravy and those lovely trimmings will always be our favourite.

If you’re spending the festive season here in the capital and are making plans to go out for a meal on Christmas Day then there are loads of options to choose from.

Not heading downtown or to Yas Island this year? Here are all the festive feasts to enjoy in Khor Al Maqta, Khalifa Park, Mushrif, Khalifa City and beyond.

We’re hungry already.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Buffet.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs365 (house beverages), Dhs120 (children), free (kids under five). Wed Dec 25 noon-3.30pm. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City A (056 536 2230).

Al Shams
Buffet.
Dhs380 (soft drinks), Dhs530 (house beverages), Dhs190 (children aged six to 11). Wed Dec 25 6.30pm-10.30pm. Desert Islands Resort & Spa, Sir Bani Yas Island (02 801 5218).

Amwaj
À la carte.
Wed Dec 25 6.30pm-10.30pm. Desert Islands Resort & Spa, Sir Bani Yas Island (02 801 5218).

Bord Eau
Set menu.
Dhs358. Wed Dec 25 6.30pm-11.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8888).

Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant
Buffet.
Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages), Dhs285 (premium beverages). Wed Dec 25 noon-4pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park area (02 657 3325).

Dino's Bistro Italiano
À la carte.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (bubbly), Dhs97.5 (children between six and 12). Wed Dec 25 noon-3.30pm. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5551).

Dusit Thani
Buffet.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (house beverages), Dhs125 (children aged seven to 12). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (02 698 8137).

Fairways
Buffet.
Dhs425 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages), Dhs705 (house beverages and after party), Dhs665 (bubbly), Dhs845 (bubbly and after party). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-5pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City A (02 616 9999).

Flavours Al Ain
Buffet.
Dhs139 (soft drinks), Dhs199 (house beverages). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Al Ain (03 768 6666).

Frangipani
Buffet.
Dhs550 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (house beverages), Dhs850 (bubbly), Dhs275 (kids aged four to 12). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Zaya Nurai Island (02 506 6222).

Ginger Restaurant
Buffet.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs329 (hops and grapes), Dhs349 (hops, grapes and premium beverages), Dhs149 (kids aged six to 12). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park area (02 657 3322).

Giornotte Restaurant
Buffet.
Dhs399 (soft drinks), Dhs469 (vegan, house beverages), Dhs499 (house beverages), Dhs699 (bubbly and house beverages), Dhs200 (children aged six to 11). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

Hoi An
Set menu and á la carte.
Dhs258 (set menu), prices vary (a la carte). Wed Dec 25 6.30pm-11.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).

La Brasserie
Set menu.
Dhs225. Wed Dec 25 noon-3.30pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1940).

Li Jiang Restaurant
À la carte.
Wed Dec 25 7pm-midnight. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

Mijana
À la carte.
Wed Dec 25 7pm-midnight. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

OLIO
Set menu.
Dhs440 (soft drinks), Dhs590 (house beverages), Dhs220 (children aged six to 11). Wed Dec 25 6.30pm-10.30pm. Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort, Sir Bani Yas Island (02 801 5218).

Pool Bar, Shangri-La, Qaryat Al Beri
Set menu.
Dhs258. Wed Dec 25 6.30pm-11.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8888).

Saffron Restaurant
Buffet.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs190 (grape and hops), Dhs220 (bubbly and house mixed drinks). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-3.30pm. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5553).

Shang Palace
Set menu.
Dhs123 (dim sum lunch), Dhs258 (dinner). Wed Dec 25 noon-3pm & 6.30pm-11.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).

Sofra BLD
Buffet.
Brunch: Dhs279 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs459 (bubbly), Dhs139.5 (kids aged six to 12). Dinner: Dhs242 (food), Dhs314 (soft drinks); Dhs363 (house beverages), Dhs121 (kids aged six to 12). Wed Dec 25 1pm-4pm & 6.30pm-11pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8505).

The Forge
À la carte.
Wed Dec 25 6pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

The Warehouse
Drinks.
Dhs150 (hops and grape), Dhs200 (hops, grape, bubbly and house mixed drinks). Wed Dec 25 4pm-close. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5552).

Todd English’s Olives
Set menu.
Dhs225. Wed Dec 25 1.30pm-5.30pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1940).

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