Best Christmas Day places to dine in the UAE’s capital


Christmas Day
Your 2021 guide for the best festive meals

Abu Dhabi has no shortage of places to celebrate Christmas Day the jolliest time of the year. We’ve rounded up the best Christmas Day places you can dine with your family in the UAE’s capital

  • ‘La Dolce’ Christmas  – Verso

Holiday calls for Christmas get together with family and friends. What better place to gather around than this Italian Trattoria for a wholesome set menu that brings everyone together.

25th December: 12:30 pm – 10:30 pm
AED 240 per person – Including soft beverages
AED 310 per person – Including wine pairing
Children under 12 years get 50% off. Children under 6 years eat complimentary.
For reservations: call 02 510 1234 or email [email protected]

  • The Café – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Surround yourself and your family with merriment, laughter and love this Christmas Day. An array of festive delights coupled with live entertainment will ensure your Christmas celebration is nothing short of memorable.

25th December: 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm
AED 495 per person – Including buffet brunch, soft and house beverages
Children under 12 years get 50% off. Children under 6 years eat complimentary.
Entertainment by David Howard – Lead Singer of SoulStar
For reservations: call 02 407 1234

White Christmas celebrations call for a lavish Christmas Day buffet that rings in the festive bells with lip-smacking food. From cold buffet stations and must try dishes like oysters on ice with condiments, shrimp pyramid, fish ceviche, chicken liver salad and more. The main-course selections include stir fried beef calamari, seafood paella, pasta with smoked salmon and much more.

25th December: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm
AED 149 with soft beverages
AED 249 with house beverages
AED 349 with premium beverages
Children 6 – 12 years get 50% off.
For reservations call or whatsapp 056-4133787

  • Waves Bar and Outdoor Lounge

Indulge in a beautiful fresco dining experience at Waves Bar with your loved ones. The three course meal servings includes Pumpkin Cappuccino served with duck liver, Roast Turkey paired with chestnut pumpkin purée, Brussel sprouts
with chestnut sauce or Pan Seared Cod Fish Paired with carrot & green pea purée, roasted baby potatoes and almond butter, Traditional Yule Log Chocolate or Vanilla served with vanilla coulis.

AED 150 per person, add AED 79 for a Kir Royal or Mimosa with every course
For reservations call or WhatsApp 050-8983959

  • Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri

An unmissable dining experience at Hoi An awaits you in the most traditional ways. The culinary craftsmen at Hoi An are all set to surprise you with Festive Set Menu featuring authentic Vietnamese sharing appetizers, main course and
desserts to create an unforgettable festive dinner atmosphere in a traditional setting.

25th December: 6 to 11 p.m.
Price: AED 228 with soft beverages
Children under 6 years old eat free; children aged 6 to 11 years old dine at 50% of the adult price.
For reservations call 02 509 8555

  • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Welcoming you with Christmas carols and cheerful music, this Christmas Day buffet dinner at the casual yet stylish restaurant CuiScene is all you need to celebrate with family. Savor a traditional lunch with turkey and meat from the
carving station, take your pick from their Seafood and Sushi station, or indulge in the freshest oysters from the Oyster bar. To make it complete they have a range of delicious Christmas desserts to choose from. With Christmas background music and beautiful festive decorations, it’s the perfect way to celebrate this magical time of the year.

AED 275 per person

AED 125 add-on per person for sparkling grape, house red and white grape, hops, spirits and cocktails

AED 135 for children aged 6-12 years. Prices are inclusive of taxes and service charge

Wood and Fire offers a beautiful sharing dinner experience on Christmas day with views overlooking the Arabian waters and the Abu Dhabi skyline. Set menu mains include roasted turkey with trimmings, red snapper, seafood chowder, and Christmas yule log with a Saxophonist appearance for 45 minutes.

25th December: 6 pm onwards
AED 295 per person
AED 395 per person with bubbly
For reservations call 02 8135520

  • Cyan Brasserie – Christmas Soirée

Talented head chef Martin and his team will take you on a gastronomic ride of festive feast. Inspired by France’s Christmas traditions and culinary identity. Cyan’s Christmas Soirée will feature a delicious selection of dishes such as dover sole, guinea fowl with chestnuts and pumpkin, pigeon & duck pithivier and desserts including hazelnut & chocolate fondant, bûche de noël, marron glace and macarons.

With live entertainment
125th December: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
AED 395 – Soft package
AED 550 – French grape package
AED 695 – Bubbly package
For reservations call 056-5448158

  • Sevilla – Al Raha Beach Hotel

Sevilla restaurant is here to woo you with a tantalizing Christmas Day celebration. Celebrate festivities in style to a tempting Christmas Day of international culinary delights, free-flowing soft beverages and an outdoor terrace perfectly overlooking the resort for lively festivities with family and friends.

25th December
AED 285 per person with soft beverages
AED 380 per person with house beverages
For reservations: call 02-5080555


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