Is a BBQ on the beach your dream Christmas Day? Read on…


Sponsored content: Does the above snap look like your perfect festive day out? Here’s a great beachy option for Christmas Day, plus a New Year’s Eve party with Burj Al Arab views that won’t rip you off with a Dhs1,000++ bill…

While Brits and North Americans crave wintry climes and open fires over the festive season, the Southern Hemisphere lot are all about prawns on the BBQ and sand in their toes at Christmastime.

The Christmas Day offering at Cove Beach should be just the ticket then. It involves Christmas lunch (or dinner) right by the ocean, and with Burj Al Arab views.


How’s the serenity?

For Dhs395 you’ll get to eat a very traditional Christmas lunch with all of the trimmings but with Arabian Gulf views, and for Dhs495 you’ll be able to drink house beverages along with your meal.

You can head down there for lunch or dinner, and sit in the seaside restaurant, with the lunch package running from 12pm to 4pm and the dinner option from 7pm to 11pm. There will be a DJ and loads of Christmas decorations – including this giant tree:

If you then want to sun, swim and chill with some drinks pre- or post-lunch (or before dinner?) you can rent a sun lounger at the beach club for the day. A single mattress will cost you Dhs250, a single bed Dhs300 and a double bed Dhs700.


We’ll be the ones running to our loungers to chillax in between Christmas lunch courses


Cove Beach also has three packages running over New Year’s Eve – and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel location means it has enviable Burj Al Arab fireworks views.

Plus, the party will be lit up by DJs BFG & Fever – who have been known to raise the roof in Dubai before. Here’s the pair’s Prince tribute mix to give you a flavour of what they’re all about…

You can opt for a BBQ on the beach at the spot’s Rosé Bar – and for Dhs695 you’ll get to munch on a gourmet BBQ, and sip on unlimited house beverages (there’s a good variety) from 7pm to 3am. This is a mill-about night out because it’s standing tables only.

This is certainly one of the more affordable ways to have a fancy and fun night out with premium fireworks views. 


It’s starting to feel a lot like an Aussie Christmas

Pay Dhs995 and you’ll get to eat your way through a five-course tasting menu in the newly-relaunched restaurant Journey By Cove Beach – before heading to the shoreline to see the fireworks as the clock strikes midnight. The meal runs the gamut from seared scallops to wagyu short rib (yum).

Or you can plump for the VIP Sea Lounge with sea-view seating and premium beverages from Dhs1,000 a person. Call 800 Cove to customise your package if you’re after this one.

For more info and bookings call (800) 2683 or visit Cove Beach’s website.