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Christmas in Dubai: Where to get your turkey takeaway

The countdown is on!

It’s finally the festive season and there are plenty of things to look forward to such as putting up the tree and decorating, presents and spending time with family over a great festive meal.

If however, whisking up an entire festive meal is proving to be too tedious – take the pressure off your shoulders and order in your feast with all the trimmings. No matter the size (or appetite) of your family members, you’ll find something at these top places in Dubai.

Here’s a list of restaurants to order in for an easy, fuss-free festive feast

Address Dubai Marina

This turkey hamper takeaway is prepared homestyle with all the trimmings and sauces. Pay just Dhs695 for a 6 to 7kg turkey or Dhs995 for a 10kg one. They got beef rib eye as well if that’s what you prefer for Dhs595. Available from December 3 to 31. Pre-order at least 48 hours in advance and orders must be collected from Kambaa Lobby Lounge.

Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 436 7777. addresshotels.com

Address Dubai Mall

Get a turkey that will feed a big family of twelve for just Dhs750. Oh, and it comes with all the trimmings too.

Address Dubai Mall, Dubai Mall, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 438 8888. addresshotels.com

Address Dubai Marina

This Address hotel has three options for you to pick from: Dhs695 for 6 to 7kg turkey, Dhs995 for a turkey hamper of 10kg or Dhs595 for beef rib eye for those that aren’t big fans of turkey.

Address Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 437 7777. addresshotels.com

Atlantis, The Palm

atlantis turkey

Enjoy a turkey with condiments prepared by one of the world’s best chefs, Ossiano’s Gregoire Berge for Dhs750. You can even upgrade for Dhs250 to get your turkey stuffed and layered with truffle. For surf & turf instead, Seafire’s leading chef, Raymond Wong has a black onyx prime rib and baked Boston lobster thermidor with condiments and sauces. Prices start from Dhs1,800. Order a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, from Nov 26 to Dec 26. Tel: (0)4 426 1454. atlantis.com/dubai

Clinton St. Baking Company and Restaurant

A 5 to 6kg turkey costs Dhs625 and comes on a bed of kale and red currant garnish served with homemade gravy. You can choose your stuffing and sides for an additional cost. They have baked items too such as buttermilk biscuits, Yorkshire pudding plus desserts.

Clinton St. Baking Company, City Walk, Downtown Dubai, Tel: (04) 344 0705. clintonstreetbaking.ae

Couqley French Bistro & Bar 

Get your turkey with or without sides at Couqley French Bistro & Bar. Priced start from Dhs649 with sides and Dhs359 without. The sides if you’re curious, include roasted mixed vegetable, roasted Brussel sprouts, turkey gravy, and more. Picky on your sides? They can be bought separately. 48-hour notice order time required for the turkey.

Couqley French Bistro & Bar, Cluster A, JLT, Dubai. Tel: (04) 514 9339. couqley.ae

Counter Culture Cafe

Counter Culture Cafe Dubai turkey

Get a whole roast turkey and all the trimmings including delicious stuffing and traditional sides of roast or mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetables, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. A 6 to 7kg turkey costs Dhs799 while a 9 to 10kg bird will cost you Dhs849. Get a roast leg of lamb or a whole salmon for Dhs549 plus two sides of your choice. Available under January 7. Order on 04 319 4786 or email eatatharbour@marriott.com

Counter Culture Cafe, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 319 4786. marriott.com

Cafe Society

Fancy a budget-friendly yet delicious Turkey takeaway feast? Look no further. Prices start at just Dhs250 for a 6kg bird that is sumptuously tender. You will have a signature selection of flavours to pick from as well as a complimentary dessert of choice. A Dhs100 delivery fee will apply for certain locations. 

Cafe Society, Tamani Marina Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 318 3755. cafesociety.ae

CarniStore

Homegrown butchery and smokehouse, CarniStore has two options for a festive spread. Want to go basic? A 5kg bird with gravy, butter and sage veal stuffing and potato gratin will feed 10 to 12 people for Dhs750. Have a big family? The ultimate festive spread is the way to go for Dhs1,050. Good for 12 to 15 people, you will get indulgent truffle mac & cheese, sweet potato casserole, tangy Maple sriracha Brussel sprouts and veal stuffing. Yum.

CarniStore, Tel: (0)4 331 3337. carnistore.com

Emirates Golf Club

Available for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, this turkey takeaway service. Prices here start from just Dhs283 for a small turkey. You can order until December 30, but order in advance to give the team enough time to prepare a great festive meal.

Emirates Golf Club, Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 417 9999. dubaigolf.com 

Fairmont The Palm

The professional culinary team at Fairmont The Palm will prepare a traditional hassle-free festive Turkey (or honey roast ham) from just Dhs500 – saving you all the worries of doing it yourself. Oh, and trimmings included. Book just 72-hours in advance and you can pick it up from ‘Delicacy’ Cafe in the Lobby. Available until January 8.

Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Tel:(0)4 457 3388. fairmont.com

Five Palm

Available throughout November and December, this turkey takeaway includes oven roast turkey with all the trimmings such as roasties, brussels sprouts with beef bacon, roasted pumpkin with honey glazed chestnuts and delicious gravy and cranberry sauce. Prices start from Dhs450 for a 5kg turkey which will feed four to six people. Larger family? There’s an 8kg bird for Dhs720 and its good for eight to ten.

Five Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 455 9989. palmjumeirah.fivehotelsandresorts.com

Five JVC

Five JVC has a delicious homemade roast turkey available throughout November and December with traditional stuffing, roast potatoes, brussels sprouts with beef bacon, pumpkin, honey glazed chestnuts, and delicious gravy and cranberry sauce. Pay Dhs350 for a turkey which will feed six, and Dhs500 for one which will feed 10.

Five JVC, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai. Tel:(0)4 248 9999. jumeirahvillage.fivehotelsandresorts.com 

Gobblebox

gobblebox

Five amazing restaurants – Bistro des Arts, Publique, Reform Social & Grill, Stoke House or Ultra Brasserie, are prepping up a thanksgiving dinner for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. The turkey comes with roast potatoes, a selection of vegetables, bacon-wrapped sausages, Yorkshire pudding, and more. A ‘gobblebox’ for four will cost Dhs375 and for eight people is Dhs599. Order 72 hours in advance. Gobblebox is available on Thanksgiving and all throughout December.

Gobblebox, available Nov 26 and throughout Dec, Dhs375 for four, Dhs599 for eight. Tel: (0)58 647 8692. 

Grand Millennium Business Bay

Grand Millennium Business Bay turkey

Grand Millennium Business Bay is offering two mouth-watering family feasts that can feed up to ten. There’s a traditional British roast with a 7 or 8kg whole roast turkey with all the trimmings such as pomme puree, Grandma’s homestyle roasted chunky root vegetables with rosemary butter, beef chipolata wrapped turkey bacon and more. For a touch of Mediterranean flair, opt for the 7 or 8kg Levant Turkey that comes with oriental rice with nuts, hummus, beetroot mutable, muhammara, babaganoush, vine leaves and more. Place orders 48 hours in advance.

Grand Millennium Business Bay, Abraj Street, Business Bay, Dubai, Tel:(0)4 873 3333. millenniumhotels.com

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

Hilton Jumeirah turkey

This perfectly cooked turkey comes with roasted veggies, Brussel sprouts, herb-roasted potatoes, chestnut and apricot stuffing, turkey chipolata sausages, gravy and cranberry sauce. It will feed up to six people and is available to order until January 6 next year. It is priced at Dhs650.

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR, Dubai, Tel:(0)4 318 2999. hilton.com

H Hotel

Get a traditionally roasted whole turkey stuffed with chestnuts and the trimmings at an affordable price from November 26 to December 26. Prices start from Dhs699 and it will up to twelve – perfect for a big family. You will need to pick up your takeaway box from the hotel. Order before December 4 and get one complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a sweet discount. Place your orders two days in advance.

The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 501 8888. hhoteldubai.com

IHG Dubai Festival City

Turkey InterContinental Dubai Festival City

There are three turkey options available on this list. Get a 4kg traditional bird for Dhs590, a 6kg for Dhs690 or 8kg for Dhs790. Craving a roasted grass-fed beef striploin instead? They have one for Dhs790. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance starting from November 24. Head here to place your orders.

IHG Hotels, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 701 1111. @intercondfc 

Il Passaggio

Il Passaggio’s Christmas Dinner packages include a 7kg turkey with champignon mushroom and tantalising herb crouton stuffing for Dhs625. Go all out with all the trimmings for Dhs799. Available from December 1 to 26. Place orders at least 72 hours in advance.

Il Passaggio, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 587 3111. @ilpassaggio_dxb

Jones the Grocer 

jones the grocer dubai festive turkey takeaway

You and your family of seven will enjoy a glorious sage and apricot stuffed roast turkey plus all the trimmings if you order in from Jones the Grocer. The bird is available on its own for Dhs665, but if you want more, you can get a turkey plus five sides for Dhs899. For a meatier bite, there’s Aussie roast leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary for Dhs695. Add on sides from Dhs899. More festive packages options can be checked out here. Orders must be placed 72 hours in advance with a minimum of 50 per cent deposit paid.

Jones the Grocer, jonesthegrocer.com

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

For Dhs600 you can pick up a turkey from Nomad restaurant for Dhs600 that will serve 10. The succulent turkey will be accompanied with a nutmeg scented butternut squash soup. Orders must be done 48 hours in advance and the turkey is available from December 15 to 31.

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Al Garhoud, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 230 8555. jumeirah.com

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

The hotel’s culinary masters are preparing a fine-dining experience with an array of festive delights that you can enjoy at home. Apart from a traditional roast turkey, there’s also mince pie tart, frosted berry yule logs and more. For a family get-together of nine to 12, get the 9 to 11kg turkey for Dhs795. Have a smaller family of just five to eight? Get the 7 to 9kg turkey for Dhs645. Orders must be done 48 hours in advance.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 453 0000. jumeirah.com

JW Marriott Marquis

JW MARIOTT MARQUIS TURKEY

This delicious turkey from La Farine Café & Bakery comes with lavish trimmings, including chestnut apple stuffing, bacon-wrapped chipolata sausages, mashed potatoes and roasted maple-glazed vegetables. Prices start from Dhs795 and serves between 8-10. Advance payment required and place your orders 48 hours in advance.

JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 414 3000.  jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com/dining/festive-season

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Kempinski mall of the emirates turkey

Get a roasted turkey and all the traditional trimmings from Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates this Christmas. For Dhs755 you can get a 5 to 6kg bird that will feed six. However, if you have a larger party over, opt for the 8 to 9kg bird that will feed 10 for Dhs995.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 409 5999. @kempinskidubai

La Patisserie Lounge

For a celebration of up to 10 guests, order a turkey from La Patisserie Lounge at Sofitel Downtown. For just Dhs799 you will get four side dishes and your favourite stuffing. Available until December 31. Order at sddreservations@sofitel.com or call 04 503 6116.

La Patisserie Lounge, Sofitel Downtown, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 503 6116. sofitel-dubai-downtown.com 

London Dairy Cafe

London Diary Thanksgiving Dubai

For just Dhs650, this Thanksgiving turkey-to-go package comes with sourdough bread stuffing with sausage, mushrooms and caramelized onion, roast Brussel sprouts with veal bacon and crispy fried shallots, and honey-glazed buttermilk biscuits. The two sauce accompaniments include a rich turkey gravy with sautéed mushrooms and turkey drippings and cranberry sauce with ginger and orange confit. Available for pick-up at select outlets. Order three days in advance on contact@londondairycafe.com or via WhatsApp on 056 608 6776. 

London Dairy Cafe, @londondairycafe

McGettigan’s

McGettigans turkey

Throughout December, you can get a whole roast turkey from McGettigan’s weighing 6.5kgs for Dhs549. It comes with chipolatas sausages wrapped in bacon, roast potatoes, honey glazed carrots and parsnips, Brussels Sprouts and bacon, homemade roast gravy and cranberry sauce. Prefer a honey glazed ham instead? They are offering it up for Dhs400. Order 48 hours in advance.

McGettigan’s, @mcgettiganspubs 

Palazzo Versace Dubai

For Dhs800, get a bird good for five to eight hungry tummies. Servings include succulent roasted whole turkey with all traditional trimmings including roast potatoes, chicken sausages, roast vegetables, glazed chestnuts, Brussels sprouts, turkey bacon and cranberry.

Palazzo Versace Hotel, Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, until Dec 26, Tel: (0)4 556 8870. palazzoversace.ae

Pullman Jumeirah Lake Towers

Order a slow-roasted maple-glazed stuffed turkey with all the delicious trimmings including maple-glazed vegetables, chipolatas wrapped with beef bacon and gravy for a starting price of just Dhs249 for a 2 to 3kg bird. For an indulgent dessert, there’s yule log, gingerbread house and panettone.

Pullman Jumeirah Lake Towers, JLT, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 567 1100. pullman-dubai-jumeirahlakestowers.com  

Raffles Dubai 

raffles dubai turkey takeaway

The chefs at Raffles have created a menu of takeaway gourmet delicacies to impress your Christmas dinner guests including a turkey-to-go. For Dhs730 get a roast turkey with all the trimming to satisfy the tummies of five to seven people. There’s a larger bird for Dhs1,050. The price includes homemade festive desserts. Place orders 48 hours in advance.

Raffles Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi, Dubai. Tel: (04) 314 9869. raffles.com

Rose and Crown

rose and crown turkey

The Atrium’s buzzing British hangout spot – The Rose & Crown is offering up a 7kg roasted butterball turkey with Brussel sprouts, buttered carrots, roasted parsnips, potatoes, traditional stuffing, turkey jus and cranberry sauce. The festive feast is priced at Dhs495. Order just 24 hours in advance.

The Rose & Crown, The Atrium at Al Habtoor City, Dubai. Tel: (04) 437 0022. roseandcrowndubai.com

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City

Radisson Blu Media City

Get a 6 to 7kg turkey with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce for just Dhs439 – good or four to seven people. Have hungry family members? Pay Dhs545 for a 7 to 8kg bird. Not a fan of turkey? Get a one-kilogram roast beef instead for Dhs299 which can feed four to six people. Get extra sides for Dhs25. Available until January 5 and you have to order 48 hours in advance. Delivery fees apply.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai. Tel: (04) 366 9111. radissonhotels.com

Sheraton Grand Dubai Hotel

A massive turkey takeaway feast is available prepped by the chefs at Sheraton Grand Dubai Hotel. For Dhs600, get a festive meal that will feed ten. They even have a Dhs800 option that will feed 15.

Sheraton Grand Dubai Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 503 4444. marriott.com

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates

Pre-order a traditional oven-roasted, stuffed turkey and enjoy the traditional roast served along with all the festive favourites including the classic brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. It will cost just Dhs549 for a 5 to 6kg bird plus Dhs100 for delivery.

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 377 2000. @sheratonmoe 

The Meydan Hotel

This whole roasted turkey comes with chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes, roast root vegetables, buttered Brussels sprouts, chicken sausages in blankets, gravy and cranberry sauce with trimmings and treats. Prices start from Dhs450 for a small turkey perfect for a family of four.

The Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse Al Meydan Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 381 3333. themeydanhotel.com

The Ritz Carlton Dubai JBR

ritz carlton jbr turkey

The chefs at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai are offering up a perfectly cooked roasted turkey with all the trimmings, including salads, side dishes and dessert. You can order it just in time for Thanksgiving from November 25 to December 27. It’s Dhs790 for a turkey for seven or Dhs990 for one that will feed nine. 

Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR, Dubai, from Dec 5 to 31, (0)4 399 4000. ritzcarlton.com/dubai

Vida Hotels and Resorts

vida dubai turkey

A slow-roasted turkey is on the menu with herb roasted potatoes, spiced cranberry sauce, gravy and more. A selection of festive cookies and mince pies is also available. Extras are charged, well, extra. The turkey weighs in at 5 to 6kgs and is priced at Dhs599. Pick it up at Vida Emirates Hills or Vida Downtown or opt to have it delivered for Dhs50. Order 48 hours in advance.

Vida Hotels and Resorts, Vida Emirates Hills and Vida Downtown, Dubai, Tel:(0)4 872 8888. vidahotels.com 

Weslodge Saloon

weslodge salon turkey

Award-winning Canadian concept Weslodge Saloon is offering a Northern American spin on the traditional turkey festive feast. The menu features all the yuletide classic boxes from turkey to stuffing, glazed carrots, brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and roast potatoes. A medium-sized bird (5 to 6kg) will serve four to six for Dhs250 while the large (7 to 9kg) will serve eight to ten people for Dhs350. Pay extra for additional add ons you order. Available to order until January 10, 2021. 

Weslodge Saloon, 68th floor, Tower B, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 560 1700. facebook.com/WeslodgeDubai

Zabeel House by Jumeirah

Get a small Christmas turkey for six to eight people for just Dhs570, but if you have a bigger guestlist, opt for the large turkey for Dhs750. It comes with all the traditional trimmings, freshly prepared. You will also get duck fat roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts, roast carrots, apricot stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, honey roasted parsnips and an irresistible Christmas pudding. You will need to pick it up from the hotel.

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai, Dec 3 at 6pm. Tel: (0)4 519 1111. zabeelhouse.com/restaurants

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