Christmas Eve meals in Abu Dhabi

Where to get fantastic festive feasts in Abu Dhabi

Christmas Eve meals in Abu Dhabi
Under Dhs100

Horse and Jockey Pub
A mini buffet with salad bar, live roast turkey carving station, mince pies and traditional desserts.
Dhs99++ per person. Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain (03 704 6000).

Keway Mai Restaurant
A festive set menu featuring traditional dishes.
Dhs99++ per person, half price (children aged seven to 12), free (children below six). City Seasons Al Hamra Abu Dhabi (02 672 5000).

Porters Pub
Have a traditional British Christmas with a turkey carvery.
Dhs99++ (with glass of mulled grape). Available from December 1. Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street, www.grandmillenniumalwahda.com (02 494 3936).

The Club
A festive occasion on the main beach.
Dhs50 (entry fee for non-members), Dhs25 (for children aged five to 13). From 7pm. The Club, Mina Zayed, www.the-club.com (02 673 1111).


Dhs100-300

18 Degrees
Traditional offerings including a turkey carving station.
Dhs130 (including turkey carvery), Dhs55 (dessert buffet), Dhs70 (salad stations). Dec 24-25. Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, restaurants.capitalgate@hyatt.com (02 596 1440).

Acropolis
Aa three-course Greek set menu.
Dhs220 (with soft drinks), Dhs350 (with house beverages), Dhs110 (children). Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 644 6666).

Afyä Beach Lounge
An array of international delights.
Dhs230++ per person, Dhs115++ (for children aged six to 12). Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri (02 510 8888).

Amalfi
An Italian set menu.
Dhs299 (with glass of sparkling). From 7pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Street, www.leroyalmeridienabudhabi.com (800 101 101).

Arabesque
A Christmas Day brunch with unlimited house beverages.
Dhs145++ per person. Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain (03 704 6000).

Assymetri Restaurant
Traditional dishes from a buffet.
Dhs150++ (with soft drinks), Dhs200++ (with house beverages). From 6.30pm-10.30pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island (02 656 2000)

Belgian Café (InterContinental Abu Dhabi)
A Belgian three-course set menu.
Dhs275++ per person. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, dine.icabudhabi@ihg.com, www.dining-intercontinental-ad.ae (800 423 463).

Belgian Café (Novotel Gate Hotel)
Try roast goose or pan-fried turbot for Dhs125++ complemented by mulled grape for Dhs35++.
Novotel Gate Hotel, Bain Al Jessrain (02 508 9999).

Bocca
A four-course Italian dinner.
Dhs295. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, www.abudhabi.hilton.com (02 681 1900).

Café Palmier
A seafood buffet featuring a full lobster barbecue.
Dhs299 (with soft drinks). From 7pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Street, www.leroyalmeridienabudhabi.com (800 101 101).

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge
A seasonal special will be on offer of slow braised short rib accompanied by glazed carrots with cardamom & ginger. Call for prices and reservations.
Dec 24-26. The Collection at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, abudhabi@caramelgroup.com (02 678 3344).

Chamas
Enjoy 15 cuts of meat, salad bar and a special turkey station.
Dhs299++ (with soft drinks), Dhs399++ (with mixed beverages). InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, dine.icabudhabi@ihg.com, www.dining-intercontinental-ad.ae (800 423 463).

Cho Gao
An Asian Christmas with buffet, à la carte main courses and desserts.
Dhs240 (with house beverages). Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 251).

Choices
International specialties such as turkey with the classic trimmings.
Dhs189++ (with soft drinks), Dhs259++ (with selected beverages). Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island, www.rotana.com/yasislandrotana, fb.yasisland@rotana.com (02 656 4000).

Circo
Celebrate Christmas with a four-course dinner and live music.
Dhs295++ (set menu), Dhs395++ (with selected house beverages). InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, dine.icabudhabi@ihg.com, www.dining-intercontinental-ad.ae (800 423 463).

Corniche Restaurant
A family-friendly brunch with plenty of activities for kids.
Dhs245++ (with soft drinks), Dhs325++ (with house beverages). Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road East (02 813 7777).

Fairways
Turkey, seafood dishes, salads and desserts. plus entertainment and a visit from Santa.
Dhs275++ (with soft drinks), Dhs375++ (with house beverages), Dhs500++ (with bubbly), Dhs135++ (for children). From 6.30pm-11.30pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl, www.westinabudhabigolfresort.com (02 616 9999).

Fanr
A special three-course Christmas menu will be served.
Dhs175 (with soft drinks), Dhs295 (with selected grape), Dhs425 (with bubbly). Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, info@fanrrestaurant.ae (02 657 5888).

Flavours
Try festive favourites along with Eastern delicacies and authentic Arabic flavours.
Dhs265++ (with soft drinks), Dhs365++ (with selected beverages), Dhs145++ (children aged six to 12), free (children under six). Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road, www.sheratonabudhabihotel.com (02 677 3333).

Gabbiano Italian Restaurant
Aa traditional six-course dinner.
Dhs139++ (with mocktails), Dhs189++ (with bottle of house grape). Novotel Gate Hotel, Bain Al Jessrain (02 508 9999).

Ginger All Day Dining
A Christmas Eve buffet.
Dhs240++. From 6pm-11pm. Park Rotana, Eastern Ring Road, www.rotanatimes.com (02 657 3333)

Giornotte
Dine on a well-stocked cheese station, roasted whole goose and Christmas pudding.
Dhs280++ (buffet only), Dhs380++ (with house beverages), Dhs65++ (children aged four
to 12). From 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, www.ritzcarlton.com/AbuDhabi (02 818 8282).


Heroes
Head to Heroes for a traditional Christmas dinner and beverages.
Dhs110++ (with two glasses of hops and glass of mulled grape). Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 251).

Ingredients
Feast on a buffet prepared at open kitchens at Ingredients.
Dhs240++ (with soft drinks), Dhs320++ (with house grape and hops), Dhs450++ (with bubbly), Dhs145++ (children aged five to 12). From 7pm-11pm. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Eastern Ring Road, emdining@anantara.com (02 656 1000).

Jazz Bar & Dining
Enjoy a jazz-inspired setting and a four-course dinner.
Dhs299. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, www.abudhabi.hilton.com (02 681 1900).

La Mamma
A five-course Christmas set menu featuring traditional Italian dishes.
Dhs245++ (food only), Dhs345++ (with grape), Dhs145++ (for children aged six to 12), free (children under six). Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road, www.sheratonabudhabihotel.com (02 677 3333).

La Terrazza
A dinner buffet from this international restaurant.
Dhs195. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, www.abudhabi.hilton.com (02 681 1900).

Lemon Tree
A four-course dinner with a festive theme and Spanish entertainment.
Dhs155++ (with Spanish mixed beverage). From 7pm. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, between Muroor and Airport Road, fnb.hiabudhabi@ihg.com (02 657 4858/57).

Luce
Set menu dinner inclusive of a bottle of grape per couple.
Dhs150++ per person. Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain (03 704 6000).

Olio Italian Restaurant
An Italian set-menu is available at this traditional restaurant.
Dhs350++ per person. From 7pm-10.30pm. Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, www.al-yamm.anantara.com, alyamm@anantara.com (02 801 4200).

Porto Bello Italian Restaurant
A five-course set menu with grape pairing and festive entertainment.
Dhs295++ (with grape). Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street, www.grandmillenniumalwahda.com (02 443 9999).

Royal Orchid
This Thai and Chinese restaurant is serving a four-course set menu.
Dhs199. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, www.abudhabi.hilton.com (02 681 1900).

Selections
A dinner buffet featuring turkey, live cooking stations and a chocolate fountain.
Dhs151++ (food only), Dhs237++ (with mixed drinks). InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, dine.icabudhabi@ihg.com, www.dining-intercontinental-ad.ae (800 423 463).

Sennara
Seafood restaurant Sennara is serving a Christmas set menu.
Dhs150 per person. One to One Hotel – The Village, Al Salam Street, www.onetoonehotels.com (02 495 2000).

Silk & Spice Thai Restaurant
A four-course Thai set menu.
Dhs295++ (with soft drinks), Dhs325++ (with house beverages), Dhs465++ (with unlimited house beverages). Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road East (02 813 7777).

Silk Route
A feast of international cuisine.
Dhs149 (with soft drinks), Dhs189 (with house beverages). From 6.30pm. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, between Muroor and Airport Road, www.holidayinn.com/abudhabi, fnb.hiabudhabi@ihg.com (02 657 4856/57).

Sofra bld
An array of festive dishes.
Dhs295++ per person, Dhs145++ (for children aged six to 12). Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri (02 509 8555).

Spaccanapoli
An antipasti buffet, soups, cheese selection, seasonal main course and a dessert buffet.
Dhs240++ (with house beverages). From 7pm-11pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 251).

Teatro
Teatro will be serving a three-course bubbly dinner.
From Dhs215++. From 6pm-1am. Park Rotana, Eastern Ring Road, www.rotanatimes.com (02 657 3320).

The Drawing Room
Partake in a festive afternoon tea at The St. Regis.
Dhs140++ (festive afternoon tea), Dhs180++ (sparkling afternoon tea). The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com (02 498 8443 / 02 498 8762).

The Foundry
This steakhouse will be serving a five-course Christmas set menu.
Dhs275++ (with soft drinks), Dhs375++ (with grape). From 7pm-11pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street (02 818 4888).

The Garden Restaurant
A festive Christmas Eve buffet .
Dhs185++ (with house beverages). Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 251).

The Latest Recipe
A gala buffet at The Latest Recipe.
Dhs260 (with soft drinks), Dhs340 (with grape and hops), Dhs425 (with bubbly). Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 644 6666).

The Village Club
An outdoor dinner buffet featuring an array of barbecued delights.
Dhs100 per person. One to One Hotel – The Village, Al Salam Street, www.onetoonehotels.com (02 495 2000).

The Vista
The Vista is hosting a five-course gourmet dinner on the terrace.
Dhs230 (for members), Dhs250 (for non-member), half price (for children aged five to 13). The Club, Mina Zayed, www.the-club.com (02 673 1111).

Toshi
An Asian-style buffet featuring lobster and beef teppanyaki. Dhs245++ (with selected beverages).
Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street, www.grandmillenniumalwahda.com (02 495 3921).

Urban Kitchen
A festive buffet dinner, plus entertainment from a jazz duo and a visit from Santa.
Dhs260++ (with soft drinks), Dhs410++ (with selected beverages), Dhs580++ (with bubbly), half price (children aged seven to 12), free (children under seven). Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street, www.dusit.com (02 698 8137).

Vasco’s
Enjoy a special Christmas menu featuring pumpkin cream soup, slowly braised goose and spiced carrot cake.
Dhs245 per person. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, abudhabi.info@hilton.com (02 681 1900).


Dhs300-500

55&5th
A four or six-course set menu with live music and a festive twist.
Dha475++ (four-course set menu, food only), Dhs650++ (six-course set menu, food only). The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com (02 498 8443 / 02 498 8762).

Al Waha
A buffet featuring foie gras, freshly shucked oysters, roast turkey and goose from the carvery station.
Starting from Dhs450++, Dhs200++ (for children). Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Qasr Al Sarab Road, fbsecqas@anantara.com (02 886 2288).

Blue Grill
A festive five-course set menu.
Dhs339++. From 7pm-midnight. Yas Island Rotana, Golf Plaza, Yas Island, www.rotana.com/yasislandrotana, fb.yasisland@rotana.com (02 656 4000).

Hoi An
A four-course Vietnamese meal.
Dhs300++. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri (02 509 8555).

Koi
A festive Japanese sharing-style set menu, available December 1 to 30.
Dhs395 per person. The Collection at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, reservations@koirestaurant.ae (02 678 3334).

Le Vendome
Christmas favourites such as roast turkey and an array of desserts.
Dhs420 per person (with soft drinks), Dhs620 (with bottle of bubbly per couple). From 6.30pm-11pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road, www.emiratespalace.ae (02 690 9000).

Li Jiang
A sharing menu featuring dishes such as black pepper wagyu beef.
Dhs400++ (with soft drinks), Dhs650++ (with house beverages). From 7pm-midnight. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, www.ritzcarlton.com/AbuDhabi (02 818 8282).

Olea
Mediterranean restaurant Olea is serving up a festive brunch.
Dhs300++ (with soft drinks), Dhs395++ (with premium beverages), Dhs495++ (with bubbly). The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com (02 498 8443 / 02 498 8762).

Pachaylen
A four-course sharing-style Thai set menu.
Dhs300++ (with soft drinks), Dhs450++ (with bubbly, house grape and hops), Dhs550++
(with premium bubbly), Dhs175++ (children aged five to 12). From 7pm-11pm. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Eastern Ring Road, emdining@anantara.com (02 656 1000).


Pearls & Caviar
A unique four-course set menu featuring delectable seafood.
Dhs400++ (food only). Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri (02 509 8555).

Pool Bar
A three-course set menu by the pool, including shisha.
Dhs300++ per person. Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri (02 510 8888).

Sacci
Italian restaurant Sacci will be serving a special four-course menu.
Dhs350++ (with soft drinks), Dhs420++ (with house beverages), Dhs520++ (with bubbly). From 6.30pm-11.30pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl, www.westinabudhabigolfresort.com (02 616 9999).

Safina
A four-course set menu with jumbo prawns, roasted pumpkin soup, rack of lamb and Christmas pudding.
Dhs400 (food only), Dhs585 (with four paired grape beverages). Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, www.saadiyatbeachclub.ae, info@saadiyatbeachclub.ae (02 656 3500).

Savannah Grill
Try some African specialities from a set menu while dining al fresco at Savannah Grill on Christmas Eve.
Dhs350++. From 7pm-10.30pm. Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, alsahel@anantara.com (02 801 4300).

Shang Palace
A special four-course Chinese meal.
Dhs300++ (food only). Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri (02 509 8555).

The Palm Restaurant
A Christmas buffet with traditional dishes such as turkey and other international flavours at this contemporary restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
Dhs300++ per person. From 7pm-10.30pm. Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Sir Bani Yas Island, dirs@anantara.com
(02 801 5400).



Over Dhs500

BOA Steakhouse
Enjoy succulent cuts of meat from the four-course menu.
Dhs550 (four-course set menu), Dhs620 (with selected beverages). Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Sheikh Zayed Street, reservations@boaabudhabi.ae (02 641 1500).

Bord Eau
An exquisite five-course set menu.
Dhs600++ per person. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri (02 509 8555).

Mezzaluna
A five-course set menu.
Dhs550 (food only), Dhs700 (with grape). Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road, www.emiratespalace.ae (02 690 9000).

Sayad
A five-course set menu.
Dhs550 (food only), Dhs700 (with grape). Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road, www.emiratespalace.ae (02 690 9000).

The Forge
A five-course set menu featuring wagyu tenderloin with lobster tail.
Dhs600++ (with soft drinks), Dhs850++ (with house beverages). From 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, www.ritzcarlton.com/AbuDhabi (02 818 8282).

The Park Grill
A special five-course set menu.
Dhs550++ (food only). Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 407 1234).

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