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 whisking up an entire festive meal sounds too tedious, take the pressure off by ordering in your Christmas feast with all the trimmings. No matter the size (or appetite) of your family, you’ll find something at these top places in Dubai.
Here’s a list of restaurants to order in a turkey takeaway in Dubai for an easy festive feast…
Address Dubai Marina
This turkey hamper takeaway is prepared homestyle with all the trimmings and sauces. Pay just Dhs695 for a 6-7kg turkey or Dhs995 for a 10kg one. There’s also a beef rib-eye on offer, 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 12 for just Dhs750, including all the trimmings.
Address Dubai Mall, Dubai Mall, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 438 8888. addresshotels.com
Atlantis, The Palm
Enjoy a turkey with condiments prepared by one of the world’s top chefs, Ossiano’s Gregoire Berger, for Dhs750. You can even upgrade for Dhs250 to get your turkey stuffed and layered with truffle. For surf and turf instead, Seafire’s chef Raymond Wong is dishing out a a black onyx prime rib and 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 5-6kg turkey costs Dhs625 and comes on a bed of kale and redcurrant 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 puddings, and festive 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. Prices start from Dhs649 with sides and Dhs359 without. The sides include roasted mixed vegetables, roasted Brussels sprouts, turkey gravy and more. Be sure to order at least 48 hours’ in advance.
Couqley French Bistro & Bar, Cluster A, JLT, Dubai. Tel: (04) 514 9339. couqley.ae
Counter Culture Cafe
At Counter Culture Cafe in Dubai Marina, get a whole roast turkey and all the trimmings including stuffing and traditional sides of roast or mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. A 6-7kg turkey costs Dhs799, while a 9-10kg bird will cost you Dhs849. They’re also offering a roast leg of lamb or a whole salmon for Dhs549, plus two sides of your choice. Available until January 7. Order on 04 319 4786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Counter Culture Cafe, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 319 4786. marriott.com
Fancy a budget-friendly yet delicious turkey feast? Prices start at just Dhs250 for a 6kg bird, with a range of seasonings and a complimentary dessert of your 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
Homegrown butchery and smokehouse CarniStore has two options for a festive spread. Want to go basic? A 5kg bird with gravy, veal and sage 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 and cheese, sweet potato casserole, tangy maple sriracha Brussels sprouts and veal stuffing. Yum.
CarniStore, Tel: (0)4 331 3337. carnistore.com
Emirates Golf Club
This turkey takeaway service is available for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Prices here start at just Dhs283 for a small turkey. You can order until December 30, but order in advance to give the team enough time to prepare your festive meal.
Emirates Golf Club, Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 417 9999. dubaigolf.com
Fairmont The Palm
The culinary team at Fairmont The Palm will prepare a traditional festive turkey (or honey-roast ham) from just Dhs500. Oh, and trimmings are included. Book 72 hours in advance and then collect it 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 Jumeirah
Available throughout November and December, this turkey takeaway includes roast turkey with all the trimmings, such as roasties, Brussels sprouts with beef bacon, roasted pumpkin with honey-glazed chestnuts, delicious gravy and cranberry sauce. Prices start at 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 10.
Five Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 455 9989. palmjumeirah.fivehotelsandresorts.com
Five Jumeriah Village
Five Jumeirah Village has a delicious 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 that will feed 10.
Five JVC, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai. Tel:(0)4 248 9999. jumeirahvillage.fivehotelsandresorts.com
Five amazing restaurants – Bistro des Arts, Publique, Reform Social & Grill, Stoke House and Ultra Brasserie – are prepping up a turkey 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 is offering two mouthwatering family feasts that can feed up to 10. There’s a traditional British roast with a 7-8kg whole roast turkey with all the trimmings including pomme puree, homestyle roasted vegetables with rosemary butter, beef chipolata wrapped turkey bacon and more. For a touch of Mediterranean flair, opt for the 7-8kg Levant turkey, which comes with oriental rice, 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
This perfectly cooked turkey comes with roasted veggies, Brussels 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. It is priced at Dhs650.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR, Dubai, Tel:(0)4 318 2999. hilton.com
Get a traditional roasted turkey with chestnuts and all the trimmings from November 26 to December 26. Prices start from Dhs699 and it will feed up to 12 – 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
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’s Christmas Dinner packages include a 7kg turkey with champignon mushroom and 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
Get your turkey from every body’s favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer – IKEA. The turkey is available until January 2 for a price of Dhs345. The turkey weighs approximately 6 to 7kg and is infused with thyme and garlic and comes with a roasting pan. It is served with potato, baby carrots, brussels sprout and bread stuffing with cranberry sauce. Place your orders 48 hours in advance.
Available at Ikea stores across UAE, @ikeauae
Jones the Grocer
You and your family of seven will enjoy a sage and apricot stuffed 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, or Dhs899 with sides. 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 by a nutmeg-scented butternut squash soup. Orders must be made 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 to 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 9-11kg turkey for Dhs795. Have a smaller family of just five to eight? Get the 7-9kg turkey for Dhs645. Orders must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 453 0000. jumeirah.com
JW Marriott Marquis
This delicious turkey from La Farine Café & Bakery comes with lavish trimmings, including chestnut apple stuffing, bacon-wrapped sausages, mashed potatoes and roasted maple-glazed vegetables. Prices start from Dhs795 for a turkey that serves 8-10. Advance payment required and you must 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
Get a roasted turkey with traditional trimmings from Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates this Christmas. For Dhs755 you can get a 5-6kg bird that will feed six. However, if you have a larger party over, opt for the 8-9kg 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. It costs Dhs799, including four side dishes and your favourite stuffing. Available until December 31. Order at email@example.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
For Dhs650, this turkey-to-go package comes with sourdough stuffing with sausage, mushrooms and caramelized onion, roast Brussels 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via WhatsApp on 056 608 6776.
London Dairy Cafe, @londondairycafe
Throughout December, you can get a whole roast turkey from McGettigan’s weighing 6.5kgs for Dhs549. It comes with bacon-wrapped chipolata sausages, roast potatoes, honey-glazed carrots and parsnips, Brussels sprouts with 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.
Media One Hotel
Popular Media City haunt Media One Hotel has you covered for all of your Christmas dinner needs. You can order a golden-roasted turkey with all of the trimmings to enjoy in the comfort of your own home until December 26. It’s Dhs499 for turkey and trimmings for 6 to 8 people. Have desserts with it too, for Dhs599 all-in.
Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, until Dec 26. mediaonehotel.com
Palazzo Versace Dubai
For Dhs800, get a bird good for five to eight hungry tummies. Servings include roasted turkey with all the trimmings including roast potatoes, chicken sausages, roast vegetables, glazed chestnuts, Brussels sprouts, turkey bacon and cranberry sauce.
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 2-3kg 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
The chefs at Raffles have created a menu of takeaway delicacies to impress your Christmas dinner guests, including a turkey-to-go. For Dhs730, get a roast turkey with all the trimmings to satisfy 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
The Atrium’s British hangout spot, The Rose & Crown, is offering up a 7kg roasted butterball turkey with Brussels sprouts, buttered carrots, roasted parsnips, potatoes, traditional stuffing, turkey jus and cranberry sauce. The festive feast is priced at Dhs495. Order 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
Get a 6-7kg turkey with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce for just Dhs439 – good or four to seven people. Have hungry family members? Pay Dhs545 for a 7-8kg bird. Not a fan of turkey? Get a 1kg 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 from the chefs at Sheraton Grand Dubai Hotel. For Dhs600, get a festive meal that will feed 10. They also have a Dhs800 option that will feed 15 people.
Sheraton Grand Dubai Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 503 4444. marriott.com
Sheraton Mall of the Emirates
Pre-order a traditional stuffed turkey with all the festive favourites including the classic Brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. It will cost just Dhs549 for a 5-6kg bird, plus Dhs100 for delivery.
Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 377 2000. @sheratonmoe
Swissôtel Al Ghurair
A fantastic turkey meal awaits at Swissôtel Al Ghurair. The hotel offers a delicious turkey, traditional stuffing, cranberry sauce, bread sauce and gravy with all the trimmings like roast veggies, giblet gravy and more. For four, there’s a turkey option for Dhs475 and for a family of eight, there’s a bird for Dhs575. End your night on a sweet note with a decadent festive treat (or two) including Swiss chocolate cake, Christmas yule logs, mince pies and stollen. Available to order from November 26 to December 25.
Swissôtel Al Ghurair, Omar Bin Al Khattab Street, Deira, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 293 3000. swissotel.com
The Meydan Hotel
This whole roasted turkey comes with chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes and 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
The chefs at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai are offering up a 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
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 5-6kgs 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
Award-winning Canadian concept Weslodge Saloon is offering a Northern American spin on the traditional turkey 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 (5-6kg) will serve four to six for Dhs250 while the large (7-9kg) will serve eight to 10 people for Dhs350. Pay extra for any additional add-ons you order. Available to order until January 10.
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 Dhs570, but if you have a bigger guest list, opt for the large turkey for Dhs750. It comes with all the traditional trimmings, freshly prepared, including duck-fat roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roast carrots, apricot stuffing, 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