Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in Abu Dhabi

What’s On profiles the best places to spend Thanksgiving in Abu Dhabi, including Rosewood, Holiday Inn, Caramel, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche.


Rosewood Abu Dhabi
This turkey day, visit Aqua for a traditional meal complete with cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and mash potatoes.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Nov 28, Dhs250 with soft drinks, Dhs350 with grapes, Dhs500 with French bubbles. Tel: (02) 8135565. Taxi: Rosewood, Al Maryah Island. rosewoodhotels.com


Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi
Give thanks while you indulge with family and friends in this holiday themed-meal at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Silk Route Cafe.

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Al Reehan, Abu Dhabi, Nov 28, 12.30pm, Dhs139 to Dhs179 with unlimited brew and bubbles. Tel: (02) 6574858. Taxi: Holiday Inn. holidayinn.com 


Magnolia Bakery
This holiday is all about the food, so pop over to this bakery to sweeten up your table at home with treats such as snickerdoodle cupcakes and pumpkin praline pie.

The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, until Nov 30, prices vary. Tel: (02) 6749380. Taxi: The Galleria. thegalleria.ae

Magnolia Bakery, Thanksgiving in Abu Dhabi


Al Ain Rotana
Stuff yourself silly in the Garden City with Thanksgiving dinner including roasted turkey with apple and cheese stuffing, corn bread and apple sauce.

Al Ain Rotana, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs 145 to Dhs185 with house beverages. Tel: (03) 7545111. Taxi: Al Ain Rotana. rotana.com


Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Powwow with your family and friends at this meal in the Garden Restaurant, inclusive of unlimited house beverages.

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, 5pm to 11pm, Dhs185. Tel: (02) 6166166. Taxi: Crowne Plaza, Hamdan Street. ihg.com


The Club
Take your dinner to-go with these special turkey takeaway boxes. Suitable for ten to 12 people, these include a traditional selection of accompaniments so just take, serve and devour.

The Club, Al Meena, Abu Dhabi, Dhs750. Tel: (02) 6731111. Taxi: British Club, Meena Port. The-club.com 


Caramel Abu Dhabi
Four courses sound about right at this feast. Enjoy butternut squash soup, pumpkin risotto, turkey and all the trimmings, and pumpkin cheesecake all in one go!

The Collection, Saadiyat Island, Nov 23 to 29, 6pm, Dhs179.  Tel: (02) 6783344. Taxi: The Collection, Saadiyat Island. thecollection.ae

Caramel, Thanksgiving in Abu Dhabi


Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Looking for a bountiful buffet? Enjoy a classic butterball stuffed turkey, mash potatoes and gravy, roasted veg and pumpkin pie at this feast in the city.

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Al Ittihad, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, 7pm to 10.30pm, Dhs159. Tel: (02) 6988888. Taxi: Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. dusit.com 


Yas Island Rotana
Add a twist on your turkey celebrations with this three-course set menu at Blue Grill featuring a mix of both classic and inventive Thanksgiving favourites.

Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, 7pm to 11.30pm, Dhs275. Tel: (02) 6564000. Taxi: Yas Rotana. rotana.com


Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club
If you find yourself in the Garden city this turkey day, then enjoy a traditional meal at the Palm Greens Restaurant. This family day out will also include live music and a bouncy castle for the kids.

Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, 5.30pm, Dhs100. Tel: (03) 7026425. Taxi: Al Ain Shooting Club. aesgc.ae


Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
Savour the tastes of Thanksgiving with help from the chefs at Flavours. This holiday buffet with include live cooking stations and desserts.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 6773333. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. sheratonabudhabihotel.com

Sheraton, Thanksgiving in Abu Dhabi


Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
In honour of the holiday, the lunch and dinner buffet at CuiScene will feature the usual suspects – turkey, stuffing, Brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce – and some not so usual ones, such as maple marinated pumpkin and goat cheese salad and turkey galantine.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27 to 29. Tel: (02) 6543238. Taxi: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. fairmont.com/abu-dhabi


Le Royal Méridien
Gather round for this bountiful brunch at the Market Kitchen. On the menu is roasted turkey, squash soup and pumpkin tart. American beverages will also be served.

Le Royal Méridien, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Nov 28, 12.30pm, Dhs250. Tel: (02) 6742020. Taxi: Le Royal Méridien. leroyalmeridienabudhabi.com


Beach Rotana
Head over to Rodeo Grill for Chef Justin’s set menu serving up turkey, trimmings and plenty of tradition.

Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, Dhs325. Tel: (02) 6979011. Taxi: Beach Rotana. rotana.com


Radisson Blu Hotel, Yas Island
Take a trip around the world with your taste buds this holiday season while enjoying both traditional and Mexican inspired offerings at Amerigos.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, Dhs188, Dhs258 with house beverages, Dhs350 with bubbles. Tel: (02) 6562000. Taxi: Radisson Blu, Yas Island. radissonblu.com/hotel-abudhabi

Amerigos, Thanksgiving in Abu Dhabi


Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara
Enjoy a special edition of the Thursday barbeque or Friday brunch including roast turkey with all the trimmings, pumpkin soup and a variety of homemade treats.

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27 to 28, Dhs189 to Dhs239 for Thur BBQ, Dhs240 to Dhs320 with house beverages for brunch. Tel (02) 6561000. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. abu-dhabi.anantara.com


Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Get serenaded to your favourite songs by the live band while munching on turkey, mash, spinach and pumpkin pie at this brunch.

Sofitel, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, Nov 28, Dhs245. Tel: (02) 8137777. Taxi: Sofitel hotel. sofitel.com


InterContinental Abu Dhabi
On Thursday enjoy a variety of holiday goodies and classic Thanksgiving fare at the all-day-dining restaurant Selections.

InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs160 to Dhs216 with select beverages. Tel: (02) 6666888. Taxi: InterContinental Abu Dhabi. ihg.com