Christmas in Dubai: 15 office party packages to try
The office Christmas party officially heralds the start of the festive season – here are 14 office party packages to try in Dubai…
The festive season is almost upon us, and to celebrate we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to Christmas in Dubai. From office parties, to takeaway turkey to the big day itself, we’re bringing you all the best places and parties over the holiday season.
And what’s Christmas without one final hurrah before the holidays with your co-workers?
Here are the best office party packages for Christmas in Dubai…
The Atlantic Dubai
Looking for a more upscale festive experience? The Atlantic in Downtown Dubai is offering three set menus priced at Dhs199, Dhs249 and Dhs349, and they can all be coupled with a house or premium beverage package for Dhs200 or Dhs300 respectively. It’s served up against a dramatic backdrop of Dubai Fountain.
The Atlantic, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, Nov 12 to Dec 31, Dhs199 to Dhs649. Tel: (04) 442 5662. More info on website
For a more alternative festive celebration with colleagues, Asia Asia in Pier 7 has created three different four-course set menus priced at Dhs199 for the Bali menu, Dhs299 for the Kyoto menu and Dhs399 for the Shanghai menu. Upgrade to three hours of free flowing house beverages for Dhs200, or premium beverages for Dhs300 per head. It’s coupled with some pretty stunning marina views, so request a table outdoors if you can.
Asia Asia, 6th Floor, Pier 7, Nov 12 to Dec 31, Dhs199 to Dhs699 per person. Tel: (04) 276 5900. More info on website.
Our What’s On award winning favourite British restaurant under Dhs400 is offering a three course festive set menu for Dhs195 per head for party bookings this festive season. It includes one glass of mulled wine, or if you wish to upgrade to three hours of free flowing house beverage, the package including food is Dhs390 per person.
DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR, Dubai, Nov 26 to December 30 excl. Dec 24, 25,26, Dhs195 with one glass of mulled wine, Dhs390 including three hours free flow beverage. Tel (04) 5595 355. More info on website
Contemporary British Hotel Dukes Dubai on The Palm is pulling out all the stops for the festive season, with Christmas party packages at all of its restaurants. For extra large groups, there’s a set menu or buffet in the St James Suite on offer which seats up to 100. Alternatively, GBR, Khyber and West 14th will be offering set menus to cater to all group sizes and food and beverage requirements, with prices starting at Dhs195 per head.
Dukes Dubai, The Palm, Dec 1 to Dec 23, Dhs195 to Dhs240 excluding beverage. Tel: (04) 455 1111. More info on website
Folly by Nick and Scott
What’s On Chef(s) of the Year Nick and Scott have festive menus available for parties of all sizes this Christmas season at their Madinat restaurant Folly. They’re serving up a festive menu throughout December that’s three courses for Dhs350 per head. Grab yourself a spot on the terrace to enjoy the festive season al fresco – and don’t forget to order their famous prosecco pop.
folly by Nick and Scott, Madinat Jumeirah, Dec 1 to Dec 31, Dhs350. Tel: (04) 430 8535. More info on More info on website
Available from December 1 to 30, Hakkasan Dubai’s Festive Menu is a high-end seasonal celebration with a Cantonese twist that is designed to be shared. It features a mix of Hakkasan’s signature dishes and seasonal ‘one-offs’, including a festive steamed dim sum platter, jasmine smoked crispy chicken, and honey panna cotta with green apple sorbet. It’s Dhs438 per person inclusive of water and a welcome cocktail.
Hakkasan, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 7pm to 12.30am, Dec 1 to 30, Dhs438 per person (min two people). Tel: (04) 384 8484. More info on website.
Jekyll & Hyde
For DIFC dwellers and workers, British pub Jekyll and Hyde is serving up a corporate package of hearty pub grub with a festive twist throughout November and December. It’s a three-course package that includes turkey with all the trimmings and a serving of Christmas pudding priced at Dhs225. Add on three hours of unlimited drinks and you’ll pay Dhs395 for house or Dhs495 for premium (including the food).
Jekyll & Hyde, Level M, Podium Atrium, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dec 3 to Dec 21, Dhs225 soft, Dhs395 house drinks, Dhs495 premium drinks. Tel (04) 343 5518. More info on More info on website
We’re calling it, Karma Kafe has some of the best fountain views in Dubai, and is one of the city’s most stunning dining destinations. Coupled with consistently good pan-Asian food, this could be a goodie for earning brownie points with the boss. There are three varying set menus of four or five courses, and options to upgrade to house beverage for Dhs200 or premium beverage for Dhs300.
Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar Level Three, Downtown Dubai, Nov 12 to Dec 31, Dhs299 to Dhs699 per person. Tel: (04) 423 0909. More info on website
Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR The Walk and Barsha Heights
Staying in town for the festive season? Lock Stock and Barrel is serving up two festive options to make sure you don’t miss out at both its JBR and Barsha Heights venues. On Fridays, there’s going to be a festive brunch all throughout December, featuring three rounds of seasonally inspired dishes. Then on Saturday and Sunday, a festive Roast for Dhs129 will come complete with stuffed turkey and all the trimmings.
Lock, Stock & Barrel, Grand Millenium, Barsha Heights and Rixos Premium, JBR, Fri brunch Dhs199 soft, Dhs299 house, Sat and Sun roast Dhs129, throughout December. Tel: (058) 836 2891 (JBR) or (04) 514 9195 (Barsha Heights). More info on website
One of Dubai’s most popular party spots, Lucky Voice has several party packages now available. For Dhs295 per person, enjoy two hours of unlimited house drinks, canapes and karaoke, or upgrade to a three-hour drinks package and sharing platters for Dhs350 per head. Plus, with every package booked each guest in attendance will receive a complimentary karaoke pod voucher for a future experience. Festive party packages can be booked Sunday to Thursday, plus they’re valid right up until January 11.
6th Floor, Grand Millenium, Barsha Heights, Sun to Thurs, Nov 12 to Jan 11, Dhs295 to Dhs350 per person. Tel: (800) 58259. More info on website
For a lively alternative for your office Christmas party, What’s On’s Favourite Pan Asian restaurant Mr Miyagi’s is serving up a three-hour ‘brunch package’ for lunch or dinner every day from December 3 to 21. It comes complete with festive-themed cocktails, pan-Asian dishes, Christmas karaoke and Prosecco pong for Dhs275 including house drinks and Dhs375 with sparkling.
Mr Miyagi’s, Level 9, Media One Hotel, Sun to Thurs, 12pm to 11pm, Dec 3 to Dec 21, Dhs275 house drinks Dhs375 sparkling. Tel:(04) 420 7489. More info on website.
Celebrate the festive season with colleagues or friends at Media City loft Q43 this season. There are two set menus available, one for lunch and one for dinner, and both are three courses of festive-influenced dishes. You can upgrade each package for Dhs150 to include three hours of free flowing selected beverage.
Q43, Level 43, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Nov 12 to Dec 31, lunch Dhs199 or Dh349 including beverage, dinner Dhs299 or Dhs449 including beverage per person. Tel: 04 443 5403. More info on Facebook
Seafire Steakhouse & Bar has created a set menu of seasonal favourites with turkey and all the trimmings. The menu is available from December 16 until the 23 and is priced at Dhs295 per person excluding beverage, but there’s plenty to choose from as their cellar stocks over 4,000 bottles.
Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, 5pm to 11.30pm, Dec 16 to 23, Dhs295 per person excluding beverage. Tel: (04) 426 2626. More info on website.
Few restaurants go all out for the festive season the way The Scene does. The British eatery has had its Christmas decorations up since the start of November, and it’s offering a festive set menu from December 3. It’s a three-course festive feast, serving up homemade classics such as Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding and a selected cheese board with prices from Dhs225 for soft drinks, Dhs395 for house beverages or Dhs495 with bubbles.
The Scene, 4th Floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Nov 3 to Dec 21, Dhs225 soft, Dhs395 house drinks, Dhs495 premium drinks. Tel: (04) 222 2328. More info on website
For a large and fancy affair, Banquets in the Vida Downtown is offering set menus from December 15 to December 26 for large groups above 40 people. Priced at Dhs200 per head, the set menu is designed for large corporate gatherings serving the Downtown crowd, and the price excludes beverage.
Banquets, Vida Downtown, Dubai, Dec 15 to Dec 26, Dhs200 per head. Tel: (04)428 6888. More info on website