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How are you spending this festive season? If you’re still deciding, then we’re here to help. From a seafood spread on Christmas Eve, to all-you-can eat spreads on Christmas Day, here are six ways to make this festive season a memorable.

1. Dine on some festive Italian dishes at Trattoria Toscana

From December 8 to 28, cosy Italian Trattoria Toscana will be adding an array of festive specials to their menu. Expect to enjoy the likes of petto dánatra affumicato, a traditional pasta and mousse el torroncino, 

Trattoria Toscana, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah, daily December 8 to 28.

2. Kick things off with a seafood spread at Pierchic on Christmas Eve

Perched on its own private jetty out to sea, Pierchic is one of Dubai’s most wow-worthy restaurants. On Christmas Eve, indulge in a four-course, truffle-themed menu, priced at Dhs990 per person. Available for lunch and dinner, expect to feast your way through dishes such as Japanese wagyu carpaccio, US Diver scallops and a choice of Chilean sea bass or 250 day-aged beef tenderloin. Finish things on a sweet note with their signature layered chocolate dessert.

Pierchic, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah, 12.30pm to 3 and 6.30pm to 11pm, December 24, Dhs990. 

3. Feast your way through unlimited Thai dishes on Christmas Day

Trade turkey and all the trimmings for unlimited Thai dishes this Christmas with an all-you-can-eat brunch at Jumeirah Al Qasr’s beautiful canal-side restaurant, Pai Thai. The buffet will feature Thai starters and soups, signature dishes such as the gaeng khiew wan gai (green chicken curry) and a dessert station. Can’t be without turkey on Christmas Day? They’ll have a roast turkey station just for you.

Pai Thai, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, December 25, Dhs350 soft, Dhs495 house, Dhs650 premium, Dhs145 children under 12. 

4. Enjoy an all-American Christmas Day

Looking for a fuss-free Christmas Day? Head to Madinat Jumeirah’s American-themed smokehouse, Perry and Blackwelder’s, where a two course set menu is priced at a wallet-friendly Dhs195. Available all day, tuck into dishes like festive turkey delicacies with cornbread stuffing, beef hotpot, braised beef, and Cajun spiced blackened salmon. It’s all served up to acoustic tracks from Sound of Nomads.

Perry and Blackwelder’s, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah, 12pm to 11.30pm, December 25, Dhs195.

5. Keep the celebrations going on Boxing Day at Hillhouse Brasserie

Not ready to finish the festive feasting? Keep the celebrations going on Boxing Day with a delicious brunch. From 12.30pm to 4pm, expect to graze your way through charcuterie and seafood stations, as well as dishes like roast lamb, rib of beef, sea bass and an array of the gastro pub’s most popular desserts. It’s washed down with soft, house or premium beverages, and the sounds of Rat Pack singer, Ciaran Fox.

Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai Hills, 12.30pm to 4pm, December 26, Dhs195 soft, Dhs345 house, Dhs445 premium. 

6. Tuck into a hearty festive Italian spread

Say bonjourno to a three-course festive menu at Madinat Jumeirah’s waterfront Italian, Segreto. It’s priced at Dhs150 and available throughout the month of December. Looking for something a little lighter? Dhs95 gets you three beverages and a bar snack.

Segreto, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah, daily throughout December, Dhs95 to Dhs195. 

For more information and reservations, contact (800) 666353 or visit makeitadecembertoremember.com.

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