Christmas in Dubai: Where to get your takeaway turkey

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If you’re staying in this Christmas, tuck into one of these turkey takeaways with all of the trimmings…

With the festive season in full swing and December just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the big day.

And if you’re trading one of Dubai’s fancy festive affairs for a Christmas at home, there’s no reason to miss out on a top quality festive feast. Many restaurants across Dubai now offer takeaway turkeys complete with all the trimmings.

So whether you’re one, two, six or 10 for Christmas day, here are our top choices for turkey takeaway in Dubai…

Shangri La Hotel, Dubai

While yes, the hotel is offering a turkey takeaway (Dhs699 for 8 people with sage and chestnut bread stuffing, cranberry jelly and giblet jus), there’s also a festive seafood medley (think Boston lobster, crab, tiger prawns and oysters) for Dhs1,399 for five people, Dhs2,799 for 10 people and Dhs4,299 for 15 people. Or you can opt for a seasonal smoked salmon for Dhs520 (that will feed five people). Meat eaters will love the thyme angus striploin with thyme and shallot jus and a side of horseradish (Dhs1,817 for 8 people) or the roasted rosemary lamb for Dhs575 (that will feed 8 people). For something altogether more exotic there’s the roasted whole goose glazed with orange, cinnamon and five spice (Dhs650 for 8 people) and the roasted whole guinea fowl with stuffing and juniper berry gravy (Dhs450 for four people).  

Need some trimmings? You can get roasted root vegetables with Brussels sprouts for Dhs35, Roasted chestnuts for Dhs90, duck-fat roasted potatoes with rosemary and truffle for Dhs35 or chipolatas wrapped in turkey bacon for Dhs55.  

When to order: Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.

Availability: Throughout December 

Price: Varies (see above)

Call (04) 405 2703 or email f&breservations.sldb@shangri-la.com. shangri-la.com. 

Gourmandises, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

If you live near the airport and are looking to pick your traditional roast turkey up close by, Le Meridien in Garhoud is a great option. Offering three sizes of turkey for 6 to 8, 10 to 12 or 12 to 15 people, they’re serving up their takeaways with herb roasted baby potatoes, buttered carrots, brussels sprouts, chestnut stuffing, giblet sauce, cranberry sauce, glazed chestnut and veal chipolata sausages.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: December 1 to December 31

Price: 4-5 kg, Dhs520, 6-7kg, Dhs690, 7-8kg, Dhs800

lemeridien-dubai.com

Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates

Families looking forward to spending the day at home can swap slaving over a hot stove for a more fun experience. The Kempinski Hotel at Mall of the Emirates is offering a festive feast to take away with all the trimmings, including Brussel sprouts, glazed carrots, oven-roasted potatoes and the hotel’s signature stuffing.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: December 3 to December 26

Price: Dhs645 for 6-8 people, Dhs854 for 8-10 people

kempinski.com

Madinat Jumeirah

Offering a generous serving of turkey and all the trimmings, The Arena at Madinat Jueirah Conference Centre will be serving up five days of turkey delivery from December 20 to 25. It comes with a soup starter, turkey with all the trimmings and chipolata, roast potatoes, roasted vegetables, sauces and homemade mince pies to finish off.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: December 20 to 25

Price: Dhs990, serves 10

Tel: (04) 366 6528

La Ville Hotel, City Walk

In true festive style, turkey will be added to the menu at La Ville restaurant Graze this month. It will be available for dine-in or takeaway to enjoy at home, and will be served with five sides and a Christmas dessert. There will be options for two or four people.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: November 20 to December 28

Price: Dhs450 for half a turkey, Dhs750 for full turkey

livelaville.com

Garden on 8

For those looking to chill at home, but don’t want the hassle of preparing a turkey, Garden on 8 at Media One Hotel are serving up a turkey and trimmings for Dhs595. All you need to do is set the table.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: November 24 to December 25

Price: Dhs595

mediaonehotel.com

FIVE Palm Jumeirah

For those that fancy more of the festive fun and less of the cooking, FIVE Palm Jumeirah offers a traditional turkey with all the trimmings and a yule log that can be pre-ordered from The Delisserie. Side dishes include caramelised onion and herb-roasted potatoes, braised Brussels sprouts and beef bacon, roasted pumpkin with honey glazed chestnuts and braised red cabbage.

When to order: 24 hours in advance

Availability: December 24 and 25

Price: From Dhs680

fivehotelsandresorts.com

Habtoor Grand

Enjoy a turkey feast with all the traditional trimmings right into the new year prepared by Habtoor Grand’s chefs. There’s also the option to add a yule log, if you’ve still got room.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: December 7 to January 7

Price: 5 to 6kg turkey with trimmings, Dhs720

habtoorgranddining.com

Circle Cafe

Circle Cafe is a great option for those having a festive celebration with an extended group of family or friends. Their slow roast turkey feeds 12 and comes with options of stuffing, two sides (including sweet potato crumble), a yule log and a choice of dessert. For an extra Dhs150 add additional stuffing and three more sides.

When to order: 24 hours in advance

Availability: December 1 to 31

Price: Turkey, Dhs850, additional sides and stuffing, Dhs150

circle-cafe.com

Doubletree by Hilton Dubai, Business Bay

The recently opened Doubletree by Hilton in Bay Square has a great deal on for those looking for a turkey to go. For Dhs500, pick up an 8kg turkey with all the trimmings including stuffing and cranberry sauce. It serves 8 to 10 people.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: December 21 to 31

How much: 8kg turkey with sides, Dhs500

doubletree3.hilton.com

Conrad Dubai

Feast on a turkey and all the trimmings for six to 8 people from Cave in the Conrad. The takeaway turkey comes with festive trimmings including roasted chestnuts, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and traditional gravy.

When to order: 24 hours in advance

Availability: Through December

Price: Dhs700

conraddubai.com

Address Dubai Marina

Enjoy Christmas without having to go to the efforts of preparing the feast yourself and order a home-style meal from Kambaa at The Address Dubai Marina with a roasted turkey with all the trimmings and gravy. There are two sizes available, 6 to 7kg or 10kg.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: Until December 31

How much: 6 to 7 kg for Dhs950, 10kg for Dhs1,450

addresshotels.com

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Leave it to the meaty pros to cover your Christmas this year. Ruth’s Chris is packaging up a roast turkey and all the trimmings, enough for four to six people. Sides include sweet potato casserole, green beans sautéed with almond flakes and garlic fresh cranberry compote and bread stuffing.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: Throughout December

How much: Dhs650

ruthschris.ae 

Perry & Blackwelder’s

Souk Madinat favourite Perry & Blackwelder’s has a Stateside-style feast on offer this Christmas. Choose from either a 6kg or an 11kg turkey, traditionally smoked, served with gravy, cornbread stuffing and cranberry sauce. Turkeys come with a choice of sides: roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, boiled cabbage, grilled corn or carrots.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: November 15 to December 28

How much: 6kg turkey with sides, Dhs650; 11kg turkey with sides, Dhs895

perryandblackwelder.com

Segreto’s

Create a traditional Italian family-style Christmas with Segreto’s Festive Turkey Box. It’ll include either just the turkey, if you want to prepare your own sides, or the full shebang with Italian-inspired sides such as roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, honey roast parsnips, brown butter carrots and lemon green beans.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: November 15 to December 28

How much: 6kg turkey with no sides, Dhs525; 6kg turkey with sides, Dhs575; 9kg turkey with sides, Dhs845

jumeirah.com/festivedining

Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Two turkey sizes are on offer at Mövenpick JLT: one for groups of eight people and one for 12. You can also choose to order cranberry, sage and chestnut stuffing or giblets and sausage. Turkeys are served with gravy and cranberry sauce, sides include roasted root vegetables, Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and mashed potatoes, and you can add extra stuffing and extra sides for Dhs25 per portion.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: December 1 to 31

How much: 7kg turkey, Dhs525; 10kg turkey, Dhs650

mövenpick.com

Desert Palm

Epicure at Desert Palm’s 6kg turkey feeds six to eight people and comes with potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, green beans, stuffing and lashings of gravy, and the restaurant throws in delicious mince pies to finish the meal off in style. You can pick up your meal directly from the restaurant, or have it delivered to surrounding areas – including International City, Al Warqa, Silicon Oasis and Mirdif – for a charge of Dh100.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: December 24 and 25

How much: 6kg turkey with sides, Dhs595

desertpalm.ae

Jones The Grocer

It’s mix and match at Jones The Grocer; there’s a traditional turkey takeaway package, but you can also pick and choose from a wide variety of extras. The package comprises a whole turkey that’ll feed eight to ten people, along with gravy and stuffing, plus duck fat roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts with chestnuts, roast sausages wrapped in beef bacon with roasted red onions, parsnips and carrots, broccoli and cauliflower cheese, cranberry sauce and sage and apricot stuffing. If you’re planning a bigger dinner party, you can add on all manner of extras including seafood, charcuterie, desserts and cheese platters.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: Until January 2

How much: Turkey with gravy and stuffing, Dhs575; turkey with all sides: Dhs775

jonesthegrocer.com

Ostro

The Dusit D2 Kenz Hotel restaurant is boxing up a generous selection of breads and dips to nibble as well as a whole roast turkey – enough for four to six people or six to eight – plus trimmings including beef sausages, carrots, sprouts, honey roast parsnips, sage and onion stuffing, cranberry sauce, roast turkey gravy and goose fat and fresh thyme roasted potatoes.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: December 15 to 31

How much: Turkey with trimmings for four to six people, Dhs550; turkey with trimmings for six to eight people, Dhs650

dustit.com/dustitd2

JW Marriott Marquis

La Farine has a simple but delicious turkey takeaway offer, featuring turkeys with apple, celery and chestnut stuffing and served with market vegetables, mashed potato, roasted maple-glazed carrots and turnips, and cranberry sauce with turkey gravy.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: Until 31 December

How much: Turkey with trimmings for ten to 12 people, Dhs800

jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com/dining/festive

Atlantis, The Palm

Two turkey takeout options: One serving six to ten people, the other ten to 15. Both come with cranberry sauce, turkey giblet sauce, bread sauce, chipolata sausage, sage and onion stuffing, roast potatoes, honey-glazed parsnip, Brussels sprouts, green beans and carrots.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability: Until 26 December

How much: 8kg turkey, Dhs800, 10kg turkey, Dhs1,000

Tel: (04) 4261454 or e-mail DXB-Platos@atlantisthepalm.com

Address Montgomerie

If you’ve got fussy diners joining you this festive season, there are a bunch of options to pick from at the Address Montgomerie. Select from traditional turkey, beef or goose all served with the trimmings. Plus, add on Christmas pudding, minced pies or butter stollen if you’ve got room for dessert.

When to order: 48 hours in advance

Availability : December 22 to 26

How much: 8kg turkey, Dhs1090 4kg rib of beef Dhs1,500, Christmas goose, Dhs750

themontgomerie.com

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