From seafood feasts to an Italian twist on traditional roast turkey…


Upscale Italian Cipriani is a stalwart on DIFC’s dining scene for both lunch and dinner, and for the festive season, they’re launching two festive menus this year. From December 15, their festive business lunch will bring midday cheer to DIFC’s business crowd with options like thinly sliced turkey with tonnato sauce, Scottish salmon with cherry tomatoes and caper berries and the classic Cipriani panettone served with mascarpone cream. It’s Dhs150 per person for three courses. Their Christmas menu will be available from Christmas Eve until Boxing Day and is priced at Dhs390 per person for the four course festive menu. Kicking things off, there’s a choice of starters between a fresh, tender lobster salad with asparagus and celery or braised artichokes served ‘alla Romana’. Then there’s a pasta course, then for mains, don’t miss their twist on roast turkey served with crispy roast potatoes, or opt for the John Dory with rice pilaf. Dessert, as always at Cipriani, is a real highlight. Their freshly whipped vanilla ice cream is available alongside the signature Cipriani panettone with mascarpone cream.

Cipriani, Gate Village 10, DIFC, Dubai, business lunch available from December 15, Dhs150, festive menu available December 24 to 26, Dhs390. Tel: (04) 347 0003.


If you’ve not made a trip to Lowe at KOA Canvas, their festive menu should be enough to encourage you to make the trip. Available throughout December and priced at Dhs280 per person, the seafood-led festive menu features dishes like the chilled lobster sandwich with marie rose dressing, charred zucchini with puffed quinoa and buckwheat waffles with cherries and smoked maple.

LOWE, KOA Dubai, Wadi Al Safa 3, available throughout December, Dhs280. Tel: (04) 320 1890.

Trattoria Toscana

Whether you’re getting together with friends before you all head home for Christmas or gathering the family for an unforgettable December, Trattoria Toscana have introduced a special three-course festive menu especially for the occasion. Available throughout December and priced at Dhs150, expect an Italian twist on the festive classics at the beautiful waterfront location.

Trattoria Toscana, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah, throughout December, Dhs150. Tel: (800) 666353.