We’re most thankful for all the food…

Thanksgiving in America is an annual tradition celebrated with friends and family enjoying a big Turkey feast. This year it will take place on Thursday November 28 and if you’re looking to celebrate, but don’t fancy all the cooking that goes with it, there’s several restaurants in Dubai celebrating Thanksgiving.

Here’s nine places to celebrate Thanksgiving in Dubai.


For a vegan-friendly Thanksgiving, check out Moreish who are throwing a Friends-themed celebration. Available daily until Saturday November 30, the a la carte menu includes vegan meatloaf, three-way mashed potatoes, oven-roasted brussels sprouts and English trifle.

Moreish, Ground Floor, Al Ahli Building, Street 8, Behind Roda Links Hotel, Oud Metha, daily until November 30, noon to 11pm. Tel: (04) 396 1396. facebook.com/moreish

Clinton St. Baking Company

Prepare for a full-on feast at Clinton St.’s City Walk bakery. There’s two options available when dining in, you can choose from a plated dinner (Dhs150) with carved roasted turkey, mash potato, homemade gravy, truffled brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce, served with a slice of homemade pie. Or, you can gather eight to 12 of your loved ones and opt for the whole turkey (Dhs1,200) which comes with all the trimmings plus a pumpkin pie, maple pecan pie and an apple crumble pie.

Clinton St. Baking Company, City Walk, Downtown Dubai, 12pm to midnight, Thursday November 28, from Dhs150. Tel: (04) 344 0705. clintonstreetbaking.ae

Couqley French Bistro

Indulge in a spread of traditional turkey, wild mushroom stuffing, crispy veal bacon, sweet potato gratin, string beans, baby carrots and rosemary gravy at Couqley French Bistro. the feast is available daily until January 15, and costs Dhs119 for a single portion, Dhs748 for six to eight people, Dhs899 for nine to 10 people and Dhs1,099 for 10 to 12 people. There’s a reduced price available for whole turkey served without the sides.

Couqley French Bistro, Cluster A JLT, Sun to Thurs noon to 1am, Fri & Sat noon to 2am, from Dhs119. Tel: (04) 514 9339. couqley.ae


Enjoy a three course set menu prepared by Marea’s chef Michael White on Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29. The second brand of New York’s Michelin-starred restaurant is offering a sharing style Thanksgiving feast including tortellini en brodo or butternut squash ravioli, followed by turkey, with herbaceous stuffing, cranberry sauce, brussels sprouts and creamy mash potato before finishing with apple crisp, pumpkin or pecan pie. The three-course menu is priced at Dhs350. 

Marea, DIFC, Downtown Dubai, Thursday Nov 28 12pm to 4pm and 7pm to 1am, Friday Nov 29 12pm to 4pm and 7pm to 3am, Dhs350. Tel: (04) 583 6366. marearestaurant.com/dubai

Perry & Blackwelder

Dubai’s all-American hangout, Perry & Blackwelder will be running day-long Thanksgiving celebrations on Thursday November 28 from 12pm onwards. There will be a two course set menu for Dhs195 per person centering around the traditional turkey,turkey gravy and cranberry sauce; beef hotpot cooked up with braised beef.

Perry & Blackwelder, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Thurs Nov 28, 12pm to 2am, Dh195. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com 

The Rose & Crown

Cosy British pub The Rose & Crown is preparing to put an English spin on their Thanksgiving offering with a few of your favourite heartwarming dishes. The specials board will include treats such as butternut squash soup, roasted turkey served with trimmings, Yorkshire puddings, apple pie with custard and more.

The Rose & Crown, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Thursday November 28, 11am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 437 0022. roseandcrowndubai.com

Chicago Meatpackers

Get your friends and family together for Thanksgiving lunch or dinner at Chicago Meatpackers. For Dhs550 you can get a six kilogram turkey which serves eight people and has been slow roasted for 24 hours and all the trimmings including herb roasted potatoes,grilled cauliflower, bread and fresh herb stuffing and toffee apple pie.

Chicago Meatpackers, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dhs550. Tel: (04) 580 7983. chicago-meatpackers.com

Black Goose

For a budget-friendly celebration, check out JBR’s newest sports bar Black Goose. The lively venue is offering an all-you-can-eat roast served via a live grill in the garden for just Dhs65. The offer is only available on Thursday November 28, when live sports matches will also be screened and the resident DJ will set the vibe.

Black Goose, Sheraton JBR, JBR, Thursday Nov 28, 12.30pm onwards, Dhs65. Tel: (04) 3153861. @blackgoosedubai

Trader Vic’s JBR

On Thursday November 28, head down to Trader Vic’s at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR for a Thanksgiving roast. You can get a turkey roast platter for Dhs125 per person and then to get the party started there’s also a drinks package which gets you two hours of unlimited drinks for Dhs185.

Trader Vic’s, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR, Thursday Nov 28, 6pm onwards, Dhs125. Tel: (04) 318 2530. tradervicsjbr.com

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