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Occupying a prime lot along the Club Vista Mare stretch of the Palm’s Riviera, Myrra delivers Mediterranean glamour all year round. With Euro-chic, botanically immersive decorative details, direct beach access with lounger bar service, enchanting theme nights and a menu marinated in the greatest hits of Greco-Spanish gastronomy, this waterfront venue is equally comfortable serving up lazy beach days as it is crazy fiesta-filled soirees.

This same Mediterranean passion for celebrating la dolce vita is given a tasteful tinselly glow-up for the festive season, with a sackful of seasonal cosmetic upgrades and between December 19 and 25 there’s a special holiday menu, available to enjoy on the sun trap terrace, or gallery-worthy interior.

Season’s eatings

Building on the most precious culinary traditions of the European festive period — the Myrra seasonal menu includes such highlights as Canelones Rellenos — a slow cooked braised short rib and oxtail Canelones complemented by a rich bechamel sauce.

The headline main course is yet another gift under the fine dining tree — a flavorful Carne Guisada, an impossibly tender 48-hour braised short rib served with a rich Manchego mashed potato puree, prepared in a red wine sauce with carrots, and crispy potato flakes.

The sweet sign-off comes in the form of Turrons, a traditional Greek cookie made from a deliciously alluring combination of nougat, honey, sugar and eggs.

Christmas sips

To pair with these festive flavours, Myrra has concocted a special serving of merry mixology — say a big festive ho-ho-hello to The Vasilis, coming down the figurative chimney with a sackful of tropical citrus pineapple energy, a spicy side note of schrub.

This is also a reminder that Myrra is one of the best spots to take in the Burj Al Arab New Year’s firework display, and with only a few table remaining for this special celebration, you’re advised to get those bookings in soon.

So if you fancy having a very ‘Medi’, beachfront festive session in Dubai this year — there’s only one name on the nice list… Myrra.

Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, daily midday to 2am, seasonal menu available Dec 19 to 25. Tel: (04) 770 1433, reservation@myrrarestaurant.com / @myrrarestaurant

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