What’s On has details about where to go to eat turkey and stuff yourself silly this weekend if you’re celebrating American Thanksgiving.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi


You’ve got two options to celebrate turkey day, starting with an evening buffet at Aqua on Thursday for Dhs170 per person. Or try out Aqua’s indulgent Friday brunch, which will include roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, Thurs from 7pm to 10.30pm, Dhs170 per person, Fri brunch from noon to 4pm, Dhs250 for soft drinks, Dhs350 with house beverages, Dhs500 with bubbles. Taxi: Rosewood, Maryah Island. Tel: (02) 8135550. rosewoodhotels.com

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi

There’s plenty to be thankful about with this holiday themed Friday brunch at Silk Route Café, including sending the nippers off to the Kidz Zone to play while you eat from the international buffet in peace.

Holiday Inn, Al Sarafat, Abu Dhabi, Fri Nov 27, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs139 for food only, Dhs179 including selected beverages. Tel: (02) 6574888. Taxi: Holiday Inn, Airport Road. holidayinn.com

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi


All-day-dining restaurant Urban Kitchen will be putting on an-all-you-can-eat dinner buffet with all the usual suspects while the Capital Grill will be serving up a set menu featuring roast turkey with roasted shallots and cranberry sauce followed by pumpkin pie.

Dusit Thani, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, Thur 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs185 with soft drinks at Urban Kitchen, Dhs155 at Capital Grill. Tel: (02) 6988888. Taxi: Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. dusit.com

Sheraton Abu Dhabi

Head to Flavours restaurant on Thursday evening to stuff your face with a selection of classic American dishes. Think roast turkey with cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts with beef bacon and a seasonal pumpkin soup.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Thur 7pm to 11.30pm, Dhs150 per person. Tel: (02) 6970238. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. lamammaabudhabi.com

Eastern Mangroves by Anantara

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Head to the Pool Deck for a twist on your typical turkey day festivities. The Thursday barbecue will serve up traditional favourites in this poolside setting.

Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Thur, Dhs199 with soft drinks, Dhs249 with house beverages. Tel: (02) 6561000 Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. abu-dhabi.anantara.com

The Sportsman’s Arms

The brunch features corned beef and jalapeño hash, butternut squash risotto, roast turkey with cranberry sauce and caramel pumpkin pudding. And to really get in the spirit of the day, NFL matches will be shown from 9.30pm on Thursday.

Zayed Sports City, Al Madina Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi, Thur 6pm to 10pm, Dhs195 to Dhs349. Tel: (02) 4034235. Taxi: Tennis Centre at ZSC. sportsmanszsc.com


Todd English's Olives-Green Dining Room

Celebrity chef Todd English’s restaurant will be serving up a special set menu (for lunch or dinner) that features turkey noodle soup, waldorf salad and pumpkin panna cotta. If controversy is what you seek, you can even opt out of roast turkey for your main and gobble up a leg of lamb or prime rib of beef.

Venetian Village, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 3pm, 6.30pm to 11pm, Dhs220. Tel: (02) 4041941. Taxi: next to Ritz-Carlton. facebook.com/OlivesAbuDhabi