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Where to dine on Christmas Eve in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

We’ve shortlisted the best Christmas Eve dining offers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, sure to give you all the festive feels

Looking for the best restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to enjoy a fabulous Christmas Eve dinner? Look no further! We’ve scoured the emirates’ dining scene to bring you the best festive dining experiences in Dubai on December 24.


Gather friends and family for an elegantly Christmas Eve celebration at Al Forsan, within the stunning surrounds of Bab Al Shams. Evoking the magic of a festive celebration in the heart of the desert, this is the place to be for a truly unique Christmas celebration in Dubai.

Available on December 24 from 7pm to 12am. Priced at AED290 with soft beverages.

Add an Italian twist to your Christmas Eve celebrations in Dubai and indulge in a truly spectacular feast at Basta. Enjoy a four-course menu at this glamourous Dubai venue, not only on Christmas Eve but any time from December 17 to 25.

Available all day on December 24. Priced at AED249 for a four-course meal and a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival.

A memorable Christmas Eve celebration awaits at Bleu Blanc Oysters & Grill. The venue will offer a set menu with plenty of French flair across four delicious courses, including a seafood platter, spring vegetable stew, vignole with artichoke ravioli, turkey wellington and Christmas pudding.

Available on December 24 from 6pm to 1am. Priced at AED350 with tea and coffee.

Farriers presents a delectable holiday season-inspired menu on Christmas Eve with all the classics – think turkey with all the trimmings and more, served across live cooking stations. A saxophonist and live DJ will spin festive tunes through the evening.

Available on December 24 from 7pm to 10pm. Priced at AED199 with soft beverages, AED299 with house beverages and AED399 with sparkling wine.

Bread tradition this Christmas Eve and embark on spice-filled culinary journey at modern Indian bistro Farzi Café City Walk. Delivering dining theatre at its best, the venue will serve a set four-course menu during the entire Christmas week, starting from Decemer 24. Enjoy mango yoghurt, pulled beef and carrot salad, pillow-soft bao stuffed with piquant chilli paneer, crispy tempura dynamite prawns, juicy galouti kebab with golden tawa paratha.

Available on December 24. Priced at AED179 for a four-course menu with two soft beverages.

Add a touch of South American flair to your Christmas Eve festivities at Frevo, Duba’s favourite Brazilian churrascaria restaurant. A decadent turkey will complement the existing meat cuts served to your table, along with seasonal salads and holiday desserts.

Available on December 24 from 6pm to 11[m. Priced at AED295 for food online and AED555 with house beverages.

Get together with family and friends to enjoy a memorable Christmas Eve at ObservatoryBar & Grill. Indulge in a four-course festive set menu against the glittering backdrop views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah.

Available on December 24 from 6pm to 11pm. Priced at AED500 with soft beverages.

Indulge in Suq’s celebratory festive Starlight BBQ on the Beach on Christmas Eve. Promising barefoot dining on the shores of the Arabian Gulf promise, this is a Christmas celebration in Dubai like no other.

Available on December 24 from 7pm to 11pm. Priced at AED520 without alcohol.

Celebrate Christmas Eve at The Eloquent Elephant with the longest happy hours from 12noon to 7pm on December 24, followed by a delectable four-course night brunch. Diners can enjoy an à la carte menu featuring signature festive dishes with all the trimmings.

Available on December 24 from 7pm to 11pm. Priced at AED299 with soft drinks, AED399 with house beverages and AED499 with sparkling wine.

For a festive menu with a traditional touch on Christmas Eve, The Grill Pit presents the perfect ambience and a five-course set menu with culinary treats that are sure to delight.

Available on December 24 from 6:30pm to 11pm. Priced at AED249 with soft drinks and AED349 with house beverages.

Abu Dhabi

The chic and elegant ambience of Catch at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi lends the perfect setting to a glorious Christmas Eve Dinner. Guests can enjoy a five-course sharing-style menu against the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf with beverages.

Available on December 24 from 7pm to 11pm. Priced at AED450 with soft drinks, AED595 with house beverages and AED650 with sparkling wine.

One of Abu Dhabi’s finest dining venues, The Terrace on the Corniche will host a traditional Christmas Eve with signature St. Regis hospitality. The menu is served buffet style and includes beverages.

Available on December 24 from 7pm to 11pm. Priced at AED250 with soft drinks, AED395 with house beverages and AED495 with sparkling wine.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a culinary journey to Tuscany, Italy at Villa Toscana as you indulge in an exceptional five-course set menu of traditional recipes together.

Available on December 24 from 7pm to 11pm. Priced at AED395 with soft drinks and AED495 with house beverages.

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