Christmas is here, and we at repeat are starting to feel festive! We have put together some of our favourite picks for Christmas Day, whether you fancy gathering your loved ones and dining out to celebrate, or prefer cosying up at home with a traditional roast delivered straight to your door, we have you covered!
All across Dubai, the fairy lights have gone up, trees are being decorated, and presents are being safely tucked away in wardrobes. The city is buzzing with Christmassy energy and repeat is here to help you find your ultimate festive meal out. Prefer to get everyone over to yours for a relaxed, cosy affair? Take the stress out of the day and let one of the many amazing restaurants across the city cater, with home-delivery roast-dinners brought straight to you.
Check out our recommendations for where to dine out or stay home this Christmas Day, all of which can be found on the Repeat app today. #ChristmasInDubai
In-store Dining Options
Everybody’s favourite pub, The Duck Hook, is serving up a Christmas day brunch with live music playing from 7Pm – 10Pm. Serving traditional English fares such as scotch eggs, the ultimate Christmas plate with all the trimmings, and much more. Packages start from AED 295 onwards and include festive bevvies like mulled wine, cider, and an incredibly indulgent gingerbread martini.
Want to spend Christmas in the hills? Hillhouse Brasserie is hosting festive brunches every Saturday all throughout December with live entertainment. For Christmas Day specifically, they will be serving family-style brunch with turkey, roast beef, and other festive nibbles. The great selection of drinks and comforting desserts is just a cherry on top of this incredible meal. You can select your 3-hour brunch window, starting from 12PM all the way to 9PM with packages starting from AED 395 (soft), AED 595 (house) and AED 695 onwards (fine wines and bubbly).
Celebrate Christmas with authentic Persian Cuisine at Anar Restaurant. On Sunday 25th, enjoy the incredible, vibrant flavours and colours of Persian cuisine with the holiday set menu package that includes a starter, main course and dessert. Located in Souk Madinet Jumeirah, the set menu starts at Dhs195 onwards, from noon till evening.
Dine out in style in Dubai Marina with Café Society and their ultimate Christmas menu. Elegant and contemporary, Café Society is the perfect place to relax and enjoy some incredible food with your nearest and dearest. Catering for all types of groups, from intimate dinner dates to large group booking, Café Society is on hand to make your Christmas Day a memorable one. From noon-5Pm on Sunday 25th, enjoy a very merry festive brunch for AED 150 per person, half price for kids under 12. And what’s more, group booking of 10 or more receive 1 complimentary lunch.
For a more Mediterranean Christmas, experience a taste of Spain with Casa de Tapas. Located at Park Hyatt Dubai, immerse yourself in a Spanish Navidad and dine on hot and cold tapas and prepare to be entertained with a live paella show. With prices starting at AED 325 (soft drinks), AED 445 (house) and AED 494 (sparkling), from 1Pm – 4Pm, it’s time for a festive fiesta!
Tis the season for perfectly cooked meat and seafood fresh from the grill, exactly what’s on the menu at Logs & Embers. Located right by the picturesque sands of Palm Jumeirah, this Christmas Day, Logs & Embers is sure to deliver on 2 counts – incredible food and a picture-perfect view. From 2Pm – 6Pm, enjoy the Logs & Embers set menu for AED 475 (soft drinks) AED 695 (house beverages) AED 795 (sparking), half price (nanny and kids).
Mango Tree Thai Bistro is serving up a mouth-watering, authentic Thai, Family-friendly menu this Christmas Day. If you’d take a flavour packed Thai curry over a turkey roast any day, Mango Tree Thai Bistro is the spot for you, and with prices starting at soft drinks) AED 695 (house beverages) AED 795 (sparking), half price (nanny and kids), it’s the perfect Thai Christmas lunch. Located at Hilton Dubai, The Walk Dubai Marina, Mango Tree is open 1Pm – 4Pm on Sunday 25th.
Incredible sunset views and unforgettable live entertainment is on the menu at our next recommendation – Pure Sky Lounge. Located at Hilton Dubai The Walk, Dubai Marina, Pure Sky Lounge has two extensive terraces for an enviable view of the Dubai Gulf at sunset, and is featuring live entertainment from DJ Fobiya. Make this Christmas Day one to remember from 5.30Pm – 9.30Pm, prices from AED 350 (soft drinks), AED 450 (house beverages), AED 550 (premium beverages).
Trader Vic’s is putting on a truly amazing evening for you and your loved ones with their specially designed cranberry BBQ turkey, mixed drinks and live band. Promising to be a lively night of good food, drinks and fun, Trader Vic’s Christmas special is running from 7Pm – 2Am, from AED 129 onwards. Located at Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, this is a festive evening to be remembered!
Weslodge Saloon City Walk is hosting an incredible festive brunch, USA style. Experience how they do it stateside with a free-flowing roster of classic US Christmas dishes with a twist – including salmon gravlaz tart, cheesy flat breads and vitell tone (an American-Italian hybrid). From 1.30Pm – 4.30Pm at City Walk, Al Wasl, immerse yourself in American festive cheer at Weslodge Saloon for AED 250.
At Home Delivery
Sometimes you just want to gather your loved ones, chill out, play some festive games, and stay in on Christmas Day. This year, repeat has made it even easier, with our recommendations for an amazing Christmas dinner delivered straight to your door.
The Duck Hook is offering up an incredible array of dishes to choose from this Christmas Day, including roast turkey breast and legs, sausages, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and more, as well as one dessert per diner from Christmas pudding to apple crumble. For ultimate cosy vibes, the Duck Hook is also giving out Christmas crackers and mince pies with every roast – so you don’t have to worry about a thing! If you’re having a big one at home this year, you can order meals for up to 10 people. Just make sure to prove at least 48 hours’ notice. Prices start at AED 450 (serves 2), AED 750 (serves 4), AED 1,400 (serves 8), AED 2,150 (serves 12).
With three epic takeaway options of roast turkey, slow-smoked lamb shoulder and roast ribeye, Logs & Embers is serving up showstoppers for all your celebrations! Starting at AED 731 onwards including beef bacon brussels sprouts, chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce and more, this one is going to be a crowd-pleaser! To add to the festivities, you also get up to 15% off on your takeaway when you let them know you’ve come through Repeat. To ensure you are all prepped and set, make sure you place your order 4 days in advance so you can have a stress-free celebration!
Whether you’re in the mood for roast turkey or roast lamb, Jones the Grocer is offering several different packages to cater to your dinner guests’ needs. Choose your own sides to complement either the roast turkey or Aussie-lamb including Duck fat roast potatoes, honey-glazed parsnips, and cauliflower cheese. And with options to add in desserts and pies, extra sides, as well as artisan cheese and meat boards, none of your diners will be going hungry this December 25th. With packages starting at AED 695, from the 24th-31st December, this one goes out to all the festive foodies out there!