Celebrating Christmas in Dubai but worried about the size of your oven? Fret not…

You no longer have to cook your Christmas dinner anymore, you can just order one straight out of Dubai’s best hotels.

It won’t be home-made, but it’ll still be delicious.

Wondering where you can nab yourself a turkey takeaway? Here are the places that do them, and how you can order one…


Turkey Takeaway

The Shangri-La aren’t offering just takeaway turkeys, no. If you’re not feeling traditional, you can opt for everything from a festive seafood medley, to seasonal smoked salmon, steak, goose and guinea fowl. With the traditional roast turkey comes sage and chestnut bread stuffing, cranberry jelly and giblet juice (it tastes better than it sounds, trust us). Trimmings-wise, expect roasted veg, chestnuts, roast potatoes and chipolatas wrapped in turkey bacon.

Price: Dhs699 for eight people.

How to order: The Shangri-La will be accepting orders until December 31, with an order taking around 48 hours from booking until it’s ready. Payment is made in advance.

Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, near Financial Metro Station, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3438888. shangri-la.com/dubai

The Ivy

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There’s never been a better time to order The Ivy’s festive feast – the beloved Emirates Towers restaurant will be closing down at the end of 2016. Take advantage of your last chance to enjoy its delicious Christmas menu and serve up five-star food in the comfort of your own home, including a roast turkey, stuffing and vegetables along with mince pies and Christmas pudding. The Ivy At Home service caters for parties of up to ten people, and you can order extra roast turkey too.

Price: Dhs999 for six people, Dhs1,299 for eight. Additional roast turkey Dhs150 per person.

How to order: The Ivy is accepting orders until December 17. All orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance.

Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 3198767. Metro: Emirates Towers. theivydubai.ae

JW Marriott Marquis

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Pick up your Christmas dinner from the world’s tallest hotel. French café La Farine will be serving up a traditional roasted turkey, along with an apple, celery and chestnut stuffing, maple glazed root veggies, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy and more. The festive feast serves ten to 12 people.

Price: Dhs750

Pick up or delivery: Pick up only

How to order

All orders must be made and paid for in advance, at least 48 hours ahead of time.

Business Bay, Dubai, daily 24 hours. Tel: (04) 4143000. Metro: Business Bay. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com

Warwick Hotel 

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Fancy a non-traditional take on the usual Christmas dinner? The Warwick Hotel’s got you covered. Along with the usual turkey with all the trimmings, they also offer a mouth-watering roast leg of lamb with root veggies and potatoes, or even sushi platters if you’re in the mood for something lighter. Each of the roast options serves eight to ten people, and you can also opt for extra trimmings such as chicken sausages in blankets and roasted new potatoes, with prices starting at Dhs30.

Price: Dhs499 for turkey, Dhs480 for roast lamb, Dhs96 to Dhs165 for sushi platters

Pick up or delivery: Orders over Dhs1,000 will be delivered for free within one kilometres of the hotel.

How to order: All orders must be placed a minimum of 48 hours in advance, and any orders cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will have to pay the full amount. The offer ends December 31.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 24 hours. Tel: (04) 5069600. Metro: Financial Centre. warwickhotels.com

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

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The Pullman’s festive feast is a whole roasted turkey with some seriously tasty sides, including a sweet pea casserole with caramelised shallots and beef bacon, roasted sweet potato wedges and a sage and garlic gravy. Each grab-and-go box can serve between ten and 12 people.

Price: Dh650

Pick up or delivery: Pick up only

How to order: Be sure to order at least 48 hours in advance.

Deira City Centre, Port Saeed Road, Deira, Dubai, daily 24 hours. Tel: (04) 6038201. Metro: GGICO. accorhotels.com

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

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At the Mövenpick, you pick your turkey based on the weight, with a six-kilo bird suitable for feeding eight to ten people, or a nine-kilo bird for up to 14. There are other sizes available at special request, and each one will be served with plenty of side dishes and a tasty homemade stuffing. All you have to do is pick it up.

Price: Dhs680 for five- to six-kilogramme turkey, Dhs890 for seven- to nine-kilo bird

Pick up or delivery: Pick up only

How to order: The takeaway is available from December 20 to 26. You must place your order at least 24 hours in advance. For a different turkey size, order 72 hours in advance.

The Walk, JBR, Dubai, daily 8am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4498888. Metro: Damac Properties. movenpick.com

Sheraton Grand Dubai 

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Not a fan of turkey? At the Sheraton you can opt for a perfectly cooked prime beef ribs instead, served with a range of side dishes and traditional trimmings. Not to worry if you’re more of a Christmas dinner purist: roast turkey is also available. Dessert is a buche de Noel, a chocolate cake rolled with cream and nuts.

Price: Dhs850 for four to six servings of turkey, Dhs1,100 for nine to 12 servings of turkey, Dhs990 for four to eight servings of prime beef rib and Dhs1,290 for nine to 12 servings of prime beef rib.

Pick up or delivery: Pick up only

How to order: The takeaway is available from December 1 to 28. Orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance.

 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 24 hours. Tel: (04) 5034444. Metro: Dubai World Trade Centre. sheratongranddubai.com

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