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10+ Festive Places To Celebrate Christmas In Abu Dhabi

10+ Festive Places To Celebrate Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December and is one of the most festive holidays in many countries around the world. Despite UAE being a Muslim country, there is plenty of places to celebrate Christmas in Abu Dhabi.

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi makes this festive occasion come alive. From the lights and decorations adorning the city’s most stunning landmarks, to decoration in malls, restaurants and hotels.

It’s a great opportunity to visit Abu Dhabi as a family or with friends. Alternatively, if you are living in Abu Dhabi, you are guaranteed to enjoy the festivities pretty much throughout the city.

From festive tree lightings to Christmas markets and winter wonderland shows, kids and grown-ups alike are in for a fun filled Christmas in Abu Dhabi.

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Christmas in Abu Dhabi

Christmas celebrations in Abu Dhabi and other Emirates are among the most popular festivities of the year. With many major hotels, resorts, and entertainment venues having Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus.

We’ve pulled together everything you need to know about celebrating Christmas in Abu Dhabi with your family and friends. With so many of the activities being free, it is easy to enjoy the celebrations.

  • Festive Tree lighting
  • Christmas markets and winter wonderlands
  • Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas day brunches

If you fancy having a takeaway Christmas dinner, we have a full list of places in Abu Dhabi doing scrumptious take-out hampers. Check out the festive turkey takeaways in Abu Dhabi here.

Best Things To Do At Christmas in Abu Dhabi

Have Breakfast With Santa

This year Le Royal Meridien are doing ‘breakfast with Santa’ on the weekends throughout the month of December.

Offering up a festive breakfast buffet with fun sing-alongs, story time, activities and of course an opportunity to meet Santa.

It is important to book tickets for this popular event ahead of time.

For more information on tickets for Breakfast with Santa

Cost: AED 150 Adults & Kids Age 4+ | AED 125 Kids Age 2-3
Tickets available online
Dates: SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 9 AM to 11 AM
December, 3rd and 4th
December, 10th and 11th
December, 17th and 18th
Contact: Inquiries 800 101 101

Gingerbread House Decorating At Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

A delightful experience curated especially for Santas’ little helpers to bring on the festive cheer and add sparks of joy at the Pearl Lounge when celebrating Christmas in Abu Dhabi.

Children can unleash their creativity and decorate gingerbread houses with an assortment of sweets in Santa’s interactive workshop.

Dates: December 4

Timings: 3 PM to 5 PM

Cost: AED 99, which includes a Gingerbread House Decorating Kit with Afternoon Tea

Complimentary for kids under 12

Location: Lobby of Grand Hyatt – W Corniche Rd – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Gingerbread Factory At B-Lounge

With no age limit for kids, Santa’s little helpers can take part and have fun while building gingerbread houses at B-Lounge.

In addition to assembling the gingerbread walls and unleashing their creativity with colourful frosting and candy, the chefs cook a kid-friendly Christmas buffet for them to enjoy.

Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Santa has also promised to drop by and bring gifts to all participating kids as part of this festive event.

For more information, please call +971 55 367 5083

Dates: December 7

Timings: 5 PM to 7 PM

Cost: AED 139 per child

Location: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort، Corniche Road East – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Festive Afternoon Tea At The Pearl Lounge

A family friendly event tailored to adults, guests can savour handcrafted scrumptious cookies and a selection of traditional Christmas cakes at the Festive Afternoon Tea, which strives to bring festive cheer all through December.

Dates: December 4 onwards

Timings: 3 PM to 7 PM

Cost: AED 160 for Afternoon Tea with Hot Beverages  

An afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine or mocktail for AED 199

Location: Lobby of Grand Hyatt – W Corniche Rd – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Festive Tree Lighting At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Christmas celebrations in Abu Dhabi commence a few weeks prior to the day. It starts off with the lighting of the Christmas Tree. It is a sight to behold, and it brings a feeling of joy, warmth and nostalgia.

Get into the festive spirit of these fantastic festive tree lightings around Abu Dhabi.

christmas in Abu Dhabi
Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Beach Rotana At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

The Annual Christmas tree lighting at Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, takes place during the first week of December and is definitely not to be missed.

Standing tall at a staggering height of 33 feet, clad in red and gold Christmas ornaments. The young and grown ups alike will feel festive with a spark of joy this Christmas in Abu Dhabi.

Location: Al Zahiya, Abu Dhabi

Christmas Tree Lighting At Sheraton Abu Dhabi

In-house guests and visitors are welcome to witness the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at The Sheraton to kickstart your Christmas in Abu Dhabi celebrations.

A magical evening awaits kids and adults alike at this event, which is sure to be filled with fun and frolic, with Christmas carols playing in the background.

The crowd will be blown away when Santa makes an appearance with his sack full of goodies.

For reservations and more information, please do call +971 55 367 5083

Dates: December 7

Timings: At 6 PM

Entry: Free, be sure to reserve a spot for your family or friends

Location: Corniche Rd E – Al Zahiyah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Dusit Thani At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

The festive tree lighting at Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi takes place during the first weekend of December. Gather around with your family and friends to watch this gorgeous 30 foot tree light up while listening to the Christmas carols playing in the background. There will also be a festive Christmas market from December 7 to 10.

Keep a watchful eye and have your Christmas list ready to give Santa.

You can reach us at 02 698 8888 for more information

Entry Fee: Free

Dates: December 7 to 10

Location: Al Muroor Road, Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace Hotel At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

When it comes to Christmas tree lightings, Emirates Palace Hotel stands out with their Christmas tree being valued a little over $11 million. The 42 foot tree will leave you mesmerised.

Christmas in Abu Dhabi
Christmas in Abu Dhabi

Adorned in 24K gold, diamonds and precious gems, it is a sight to behold. The live Christmas choir will make you want to sing and dance.

For more information on Christmas tree lighting at Emirates Palace

Dates: December 9

Timings: 6 PM at the Grand Dome

Location: Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

The 3 hour exciting event at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is set to happen during the first weekend of December and has a lot in store for the kids and grown-ups.

Christmas in Abu Dhabi
Christmas in Abu Dhabi

Starting with the Festive tree lighting, there is a live Christmas choir singing festive tunes alongside a BBQ.

Santa will also be dropping by with a sack filled with treats and

has arranged a meet and greet for the kids.

Entry Fee: Free

Dates: December 3

Timings: 6 PM to 10 PM

Location: Sheikh Khalifa Highway, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Another most awaited Christmas tree lighting event is the one held at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.

We suggest heading to this gorgeous hotel’s lobby a tad early to beat the traffic along the Abu Dhabi corniche street and get a good spot at the venue for that one-of-a-kind insta-worthy shot to kickstart Christmas in Abu Dhabi.

This event is family friendly with plenty of fun activities to keep the little ones amused, including performances by Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers’ very own Christmas choir, adding a touch of festive flair to the lovely evening.

Santa will also be stopping by to say hello, so keep an eye out for Jolly Santa when he arrives at the lobby lounge.

Dates: December 8

Timings: 7 PM to 8 PM

Entry: Free

Location: Corniche Rd – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Golf Club At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Golf Club has also joined the list for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony to commence the holiday season celebrations in the Capital.

Guests at Abu Dhabi Golf Club can also enjoy a festive holiday spread in addition to the Christmas tree lighting, which includes a live carving station, a barbeque station, a colourful salad bar, and a variety of festive desserts.

Christmas in Abu Dhabi is bound to be enhanced by uplifting Christmas songs sung by their joyous choir.

To make reservations or for more information, please get in touch with +971 56 536 2230

Dates: December 8

Timings: 6 PM to 11 PM

Cost: AED 180 inclusive of soft drinks

AED 240 inclusive of house drinks

Location: Falcon Terrace – Khalifa City A – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Yas Links At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Yas links, Abu Dhabi hosts the Annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Mid December and is something to look forward to if you are visiting Yas with your kids.

Take your family and friends and watch this magnificent tree being lit up. With loads of fun activities, you can indulge in some cheeky treats such as Christmas cookies and Gluehwein at this amazing venue.

Please call 02 404 3077 for more information

Dates: December 9

Timings: 6 PM to 7 PM

Location: Yas Islands, Abu Dhabi

Christmas Markets And Winter Wonderlands

A Christmas Market is typically a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks leading up to the day. Even though Markets originated in Germany, it is now being held worldwide, in many countries and cities including Abu Dhabi.

Wander around wonderful Christmas markets in Abu Dhabi and experience the joy and warmth the holiday brings.

Le Royal Meridien is hosting a Christmas market this year. It will include wine stalls, kids’ activities, and festive food and beverage.

Price: Entry is free

Dates: For one day only on Saturday 3rd of December, 2-8 pm
Contact: 800 101 101

Ferrari World At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Take a stroll with your family and friends at the award winning- Italian winter wonderland at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi.

Holding a record of being the worlds’ largest indoor park, it also houses the worlds fastest rollercoaster and the tallest loop in the world.

Amidst thrill seeking rides, kids are in for an adventure with loads of fun activities. Treasure hunting at the “winterfest quest”, playing mini golf and craft sessions at the Gingerbread factory to name a few.

The live entertainment is not to be missed. The dance crew will have you singing to carols and dancing around the festive tree this Christmas.

Dates: From November 12 onwards

Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Yas Mall At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

The Winterland at Yas mall is a sight to behold. Filled with Christmas stalls for your last minute gifts shoppings to plenty of activities for the little ones.

Including arts and crafts, a gingerbread workshop and an express train ride through the Christmas factory.

In the factory, you will see the elves at work, making toys and wrapping gifts. After which, kids can write a letter to Santa for a chance to win a bunch of Christmas goodies.

With baubles of love and Christmas cheer in the air, you will be all smiles absorbing what Yas Mall Winterland has to offer.

Dates: December 10 to 25

Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Mall At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Get your hands on some of the special, personalised handcrafted goodies, treasures and Christmas ornaments made by local artists and merchants at the markets surrounding the 49 feet tree at Abu Dhabi Mall.

Don’t forget to look around and take advantage of the ongoing sales while the kids enjoy a fun train ride around the mall and participate in a few kids activities at the giant gingerbread house this holiday season.

A unique chance to meet Santa Claus is available for the kids at Abu Dhabi Mall between 11 AM and 8 PM from December 14 to the 25th.

For booking a slot with Santa

Location: Al Zahiya, Abu Dhabi

Al Maryah Island At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

The outdoor Winter Wonderland is set on Al Maryah Islands promenade outside the Galleria Mall.

It is between the Four seasons and Rosewood Hotel waterfront entertaining visitors with exciting shows and performances.

Kids will be in for a thrill with activities such as a Tube slide, snow zone and can also unleash their creativity by making santa hats and candles.

Make sure to check out the food stalls that have an assortment of overwhelming Christmas treats, after which, you can wind down and enjoy a Christmas story or a movie at the outdoor cinema.

christmas in Abu Dhabi
Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Live performances such as juggling dance moves by a professional troupe and singing will be sure to keep everyone entertained during the celebrations.

The Galleria mall also has lots more going on including Christmas lights and decor, as well as a winter village set up at the food courts where the kids have a chance to meet Santa.

Location: Al Maryah Island waterfront, Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

The Warner Bros World theme park in Abu Dhabi must be on your list of places to visit during Christmas.

Last year, Warner Bros World converted its venue into a winter spectacular theme park, making it a holiday season to remember.

With festive lights shows, dancing, ice skating at the Gotham themed ice-rink and world-class rides, your whole family will be in for a day of unforgettable fun.

For booking your Warner Bros pass with complete access

Dates: November 12 to January 8

Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Brunches

You will not be surprised with the list of restaurants and hotels that make the holiday special for all UAE resident and tourists with their festive brunch.

Visiting Abu Dhabi at Christmas is no different to being at home. You are 100% going to eat too much and be merry with the amazing in-dining or takeaway menus.

christmas in Abu Dhabi
Christmas in Abu Dhabi

The restaurants and hotels may require you to make a reservation, so please make sure to confirm your booking and reserve your slot well in advance.

Roll up your sleeves and place your napkins on as we introduce you to some of the fun filled Christmas brunches and dinners that Abu Dhabi has to offer.

Christmas Eve Dinner At Le Bistrot

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort’s Le Bistrot is an excellent choice for guests looking for a peaceful yet joyful festive dinner the night before Christmas.

Le Bistrot’s signature ala carte dishes are prepared with authentic French ingredients and paired with world-class wines to ensure diners dine in style and elegance this Christmas in Abu Dhabi.

Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Reservations made before 20th December are eligible for an early bird discount of 20%.

For further information and to make a reservation, please get in touch at +971 55 367 5083

Dates: December 24

Timings: 7 PM to 10:30 PM

Cost: Ala carte dishes inspired by French cuisine starting at AED 45

Dress code: Smart Casual

Location: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort – Corniche – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Dusit Thani At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Christmas brunch at the Dusit Thani will take you on a food trip of Christmas festive favourites from around the world.

The quality of food at Dusit Thani is unmatched and with the scrumptious spread of BBQ, grills including a baked turkey will definitely have you going for second servings.

A friendly tip is to save room for desserts including Christmas pastries, gingerbread cookies and more.

Also note that children of 6 years and under dine for free.

Dates: December 25

Cost: AED 299 for soft beverages

AED 429 for house beverages

AED 99 for ages 7 to 12

Timings: 1 PM to 4 PM

Dresscode: Smart casual

Location: Dusit Thani, Al Muroor Road, Abu Dhabi

For more information on offers and dining specials

Christmas Dinner At ZEERA by Buddha Bar

At Zeera, guests can experience the seamless integration of modern India and its rich culture, evident from its interior and culinary fusion.

This culinary hotspot serves up sharing-style platters of flavourful combinations with a twist of Christmas flair in the heart of Yas Bay on Yas Island.

A great place to ring in Christmas with great food and a performance by Le-Show by Buddha Bar, Zeera’s Christmas Eve dinner will be one to remember.

For reservations at Zeera by Buddha Bar, please call +971 50 601 1193

Dates: December 24

Cost: A La Carte

Timings: 7 PM to 10 PM

Dress Code: Smart casuals

Location: Pier71 Yas bay – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Christmas Dinner and BBQ Brunch At Café Del Mar

Did someone say Christmas pool party? Café del Mar at Yas Bay has got you covered!

With affordable unlimited food and bevvies packages, the Christmas celebration at Café Del Mar will be unmatched.

The best bit, they have celebrations for two days, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Don your Santa hats and head to this popular beach club for unlimited barbecues and an array of festive foods with a Mediterranean touch this Christmas.

Grab a bite and dance away to the hottest beats in the capital.

For reservations at Christmas

Dates of Christmas dinner: December 24

Cost: AED 399 per person (set menu and unlimited soft beverages package)

AED 500 per person (set menu and unlimited house beverages package)

Timings: 8 PM to 11 PM

Dates of Christmas BBQ brunch & pool party: December 25

Cost: AED 499 per person

Timings: 1 PM to 5 PM

Location: Yas Bay – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Christmas Night Brunch At Siddharta Lounge

A one-of-a-kind rooftop Christmas celebration awaits guests at Siddharta Lounge on Yas Bay, overlooking the vast expanse of the Arabian Gulf.

In keeping with festive fairs, guests dining here can expect a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian delicacies.

With a variety of set menus unlike any other, as well as unlimited drinks, this place is unbeatable.

For reservations at Siddharta Lounge

Dates: December 24

Cost: AED 499 per person (soft drinks package)

AED 599 per person (house drinks package)

Timings: 7 PM to 10 PM

Location: Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

The Foundry At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

The Foundry is a multi award winning steakhouse, a special treat for Christmas day. With an array of festive food options including Turkey and a salt bush lamb carvery with all the trimmings!

You and your family or friends are sure to be in for a treat and will have a Christmas day to remember.

Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Be on the look for the jolly man who will tip toe into the venue! Children age 6 and below dine for free and will love meeting Father Christmas.

Dates: December 25

Cost: AED 325 for soft drinks package

AED 480 for the house package

AED 655 for the champagne package

AED 110 for children 6-12 yrs old

Children under 6 dine for free

Dresscode: Smart casual

Location: Southern Sun, Al Zahiya, Abu Dhabi

For dining options at Southern Sun, Abu Dhabi

Long Christmas Brunch At Saadiyat Beach Club

With its perfect festive, gourmet holiday brunch, treats, and entertainment throughout December, Saadiyat Beach Club is a fantastic place to kick off the holiday season.

Christmas In Abu Dhabi

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, diners will be able to dine around the Christmas tree at this family-friendly brunch, featuring live music and entertainment for the little ones, making it the most popular festive event in the city.

For more information and reservations, please don’t hesitate to call +971 56 132 8425 | +971 2 656 3555

Dates: December 3 to 24

Timings: 13:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Cost: Packages from AED 299 per person

La Revellion de Noel dates: December 24

Timings: 17:00 PM

Cost: Packages from AED 299 per person

Christmas Day Brunch: December 25

Timings: 13:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Cost: Packages from AED 450 per person

Christmas Eve Dinner And Brunch At Aquarium

At Yas Marina, Aquarium is the most popular seafood joint for seafood lovers. A venue known for its energetic themes, days and nights, this restaurant now presents an iconic Christmas event.

Aquarium is organising a Christmas Eve dinner as well as a Christmas brunch. With extended views of the Marina and exclusive Christmas dining packages, this is a great spot to bring in the festivities and get your Christmas started with a bang.

For reservations at Aquarium

Christmas Dinner Dates: December 24 and 25

Timings: 7 PM onwards

Cost: AED 399 per person (Basic package)

AED 499 per person (Premium package)

Christmas Brunch Dates: December 24

Timings: 1 PM to 5 PM

Cost: AED 199 per person (soft package)

AED 350 per person (House package)

Location: Yacht Club – Yas Marina Circuit – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Market Kitchen At Christmas In Abu Dhabi

The American styled Christmas dinner at Market Kitchen is a simple set menu with a choice of Festive foods and beverages. It will definitely hit the right spot and exceed your expectations.

Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Additionally, the menu will include a complimentary glass of mulled apple cider or wine.

Dates: December 25

Timings: 6 PM to 11 PM

Cost: AED 250 per person +AED 150 for beverage upgrade

Location: Le Royal Méridien, Khalifa street, Abu Dhabi

Christmas Eve At PJ O’Reilly’s

For diners looking to ring in the holiday season in style, make sure to check out PJ O’Reilly’s. An all-inclusive festive brunch featuring a delicious live barbecue station and an assortment of festive drinks awaits everyone.

Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Enjoy a cheeky glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate with a twist while enjoying live entertainment on this chilly Christmas Eve.

For more information on online reservations

Dates: December 24

Timings: 1 PM to 5 PM

Cost: AED 199 for the soft drinks package

AED 225 for the house drinks package

AED 275 for premium drinks all inclusive

AED 125 for the post-brunch package

Location: Le Royal Meridien, Sheikh Khalifa Street – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Christmas Eve and Festive Tippling Tea At Stratos

With 360-degree views of downtown Abu Dhabi, Stratos will celebrate Christmas with a month of festivities. Throughout December, guests can indulge in festive tea or upgrade to the house package featuring two hours of gourmet eclairs, warm scones, and festive treats.

Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Moreover, Stratos will also host a Christmas Eve supper with three hours of free flow and endless holiday eats.

For more information on reservations

Festive Tippling Tea Dates: December 1 to 25

Timings: 2 PM to 4 PM

Cost: AED 99 for the soft package

AED 150 for the house drinks package

Christmas Eve Supper: December 24

Timings: From 6 PM onwards

Cost: AED 395 per person

Location: Le Royal Meridien, Sheikh Khalifa Street – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet and Christmas Day Brunch At Flavours

There is no better way to bring in Christmas with family and close friends than attending a Christmas Eve dinner buffet and the Christmas Day Brunch.

Christmas In Abu Dhabi

Guests are sure to enjoy a one-of-a-kind festive feast and a memorable evening filled with mouthwatering meat trimmings, traditional turkey and beef carvings, mince pies, and party puddings at this well decorated venue.

Diners can receive a 20% discount on reservations made before the 20th of December.

For online table booking information

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet: December 24

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet Timings: 7 PM to 10 PM

Christmas Day Brunch: December 25

Christmas Day Brunch Timings: 1 PM to 4 PM

Cost: AED 249 for the soft drinks package

AED 349 for selected beverages

AED 449 for the Bubbly and Sparkling Wine package

AED 125 for kids ages 6 to 12

50% off for kids below 6 years of age

Dress code: Smart Casuals

Location: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort – Corniche Road – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Liquidity Christmas Brunch At Tavern Pub

This adult exclusive liquid brunch is set for the brave, guaranteeing guests a holly-jolly Christmas Day with endless streams of fun, laughter, a selection of unlimited beverages and a live band.

Drink away, but check out their ala carte food menu to stay satiated throughout the evening.

Christmas In Abu Dhabi

A few of their menu highlights include the New York Steak sandwich, the signature Tavern burger, crispy Fish and Chips and their juicy beef ribs.

A 20% early bird discount is available for reservations made before 20th December.

For further information and to make a reservation, please call +971 55 367 5083

Dates: December 25

Timings: 5 PM to 10 PM

Cost: AED 299

Dress Code: Smart Casuals

Location: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort، Corniche Road East – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Traditional Christmas Buffet At Cyan Brasserie

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a gastronomic feast featuring holiday favourites at Cyan Brasserie.

In addition to tons of fun activities to keep kids busy and entertained, grownups can dine away from an elaborate festive menu that includes a wide variety of live cooking stations, dessert stations and even the most sought-after roast turkey station.

Adding live entertainment and festive music to the celebration will assure diners of a memorable Christmas day.

For more information on online registration

Dates: December 25

Timings: 12 PM to 4 PM

Cost: AED 325 for the soft drinks package

AED 425 for the house drinks package

AED 525 for premium bubbly all inclusive

Location: Andaz Capital Gate – ADNEC – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Oak Room

Oak Room is an award winning British steakhouse. The atmosphere is filled with happiness and warmth with soft Christmas music playing in the background.

Guests are escorted to their reserved table in a sophisticated yet down to earth setting.

This premium dining experience is a 3 hour affair which starts with a choice of starters followed by a roast with all the trimmings as well as a variety of tasty desserts.

For reservations and more information, please call 02 208 0000.

Dates: December 25

Timings: 12 PM to 5 PM

Cost: AED 365 inclusive of soft beverages

AED 495 inclusive of house beverages

AED 645 inclusive of champagne

Dresscode: Casual

Location: The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi

Butcher And Still

Tucked away in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, a Chicago inspired brunch awaits you at Butcher and Still.

It takes it’s current existing delicious brunch menu and curates it with the finest selection of Christmas favourites making it the perfect day.

Butcher and Still has its own character and energy making you feel welcome and hands down, one of the best brunches to celebrate Christmas in Abu Dhabi.

For reservations and more information, please call 02 333 2444.

Dates: December 25

Timings: 1 PM to 4 PM

Dresscode: Smart casual

Location: Four Seasons, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Christmas Day Lunch At Café Milano

Brunch on Christmas Day would be the ideal way to toast the holiday with family and friends.

Aside from its wide selection of holiday delectables and other festive favourites, Café Milano offers a choice of festive Italian cuisine overlooking the waterfront promenade of Al Maryah Island.

For information on Online reservations

Dates: December 25

Timings: 12 PM to 4 PM

Cost: AED 390 for the all-inclusive soft drinks package

AED 490 for bottomless prosecco

AED 190 for the kids’ menu (Ages 12 and under)

Location: Four seasons hotel – ADGM – Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Oléa Mediterranean Restaurant

From live cooking stations to tandoori ovens and barbecues to a seafood corner, there is a lot of incredible food at Oléa Mediterranean Restaurant at the St Regis Saadiyat.

Christmas in Abu Dhabi
Christmas in Abu Dhabi

It will make your Christmas in Abu Dhabi a memorable one. A live band to set the festive mood and tonnes of activities for the kids is something to look forward to.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Santa as he will be bringing goodies for the little ones.

Kids under the age of 6 dine for free.

For more information on Christmas Eve brunch

Dates: December 24

Timings: 7 PM to 11 PM

Cost: AED 325 inclusive of soft beverages

AED 450 inclusive of festive cocktails, mulled wine, wines and beer

AED 150 per child inclusive of soft beverages (from 6 – 12 years old) 

Dresscode: Casual

Location: St Regis, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.

Garage

If you are seeking thrill and excitement this Christmas in Abu Dhabi, gather your friends and family for an adrenaline filled festive brunch at Garage, Abu Dhabi.

Overlooking the Yas Marina Circuit, you might be lucky to spot Santa zooming across the race track.

Christmas in Abu Dhabi
Christmas in Abu Dhabi

The resident DJ will have you grooving to some festive beats while you go around and help yourself from one of all the 5 cooking stations at Garage.

Watch out for the festive dancers, in sparkling dresses and the elaborate sharing platters carried around by several staff dressed in F1 helmets with sparklers on top!

Dates: December 24 and 25

Christmas Eve Brunch: 7 PM to 11 PM

Christmas Day Brunch: 1 PM to 4 PM

Cost: AED 450 inclusive of soft beverages

AED 600 inclusive of house beverages

AED 750 for the sparkling package

Dresscode: Casual / Smart Casual

Location: W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Glo At Rosewood

Brunching at Glo is a 3 hour festive affair! The venue is adorned with festive decor and you can smell the aroma of Christmas specials.

Being an open air restaurant, you can soak in the views of the ocean and watch the beautiful sunset on Christmas day.

christmas in Abu Dhabi
Christmas in Abu Dhabi

Diners can choose from a variety of Brunch menu options with an hourly extension on drink specials.

Dates: December 24

Timings: 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Cost: AED 255 for food only

AED 355 inclusive of house drinks

AED 455 inclusive of champagne

Dresscode: Casual

Location: Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Lexx B Christmas Edition

With an impeccable tableside spread created by Bovine, diners can celebrate the festive season in style.

Lexx B promises an afternoon of holiday cheer with its distinctive pearl chandeliers and terrace overlooking the picturesque views of the Corniche.

Don’t miss out on the chance to celebrate Christmas in Abu Dhabi with family and friends by making a reservation well in advance.

For reservations at Lexx B

Dates: December 24

Timings: 12:30 PM to 4 PM

Cost: AED 290, including soft drinks

AED 390, inclusive of house beverages

AED 490 inclusive of premium beverages

For an additional AED 150, guests will enjoy 2 hours of free flow festive themed beverages at Lexx.

Location: Bovine – Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Sugar and Spice Christmas Buffet At Sahha

At Sahha’s Christmas Eve feast, guests can enjoy Christmas in Abu Dhabi in style and sophistication without breaking the bank.

Their menu highlights include the traditional roasted turkey served with complete Christmas sides and cranberry sauce, a herb-crusted delicious lamb rack and the avocado prawn salad.

Dates: December 24

Timings: 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Cost: AED 240 for the soft drinks package

AED 290 for the house beverages package

Location: Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl West – Corniche Rd – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

“La Famiglia” Christmas Brunch With Santa Claus At Verso

Looking to spend a fun-filled, joyous Christmas Day with the entire family? Be sure to head to Verso for a wholesome, memorable Christmas day brunch complete with tonnes of activities to engage the little ones while feasting on an array of festive delectables.

The event highlights include face painting, balloon shaping, a popcorn station, unlimited Ice cream and toppings and a visit from the man of the hour, Santa Claus himself, to greet the diners and kids at the venue.

Dates: December 25

Timings: 1 PM to 4 PM

Cost: AED 240, which includes soft drinks

AED 340 for the house beverages package

Location: Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl West – Corniche Rd – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Brunch At Le Meridien Village

A family-friendly buffet awaits guests during the festive season at Le Meridien Christmas Village.

With an array of exclusive traditional dishes, diners will have a great time. Grab a hearty portion of the Orange basted roasted stuffed turkey and Eggnog Cheesecake throughout the evening as the “Once Duo Band” plays the top Christmas songs and takes requests from fellow diners.

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While digging into your servings, ask the kids to keep an eye out for Santa trudging around the village with a large sack of goodies.

For information on making a reservation, please call +971 56 688 5361

Christmas Eve Dinner Dates: December 24

Timings: 7 PM to 11 PM

Cost: AED 149 for Buffet only

AED 189 for soft drinks package

AED 249 for the house beverages package

Christmas Day Brunch Dates: December 25

Timings: 1 PM to 4 PM

Cost: AED 199 for soft drinks package

AED 299 for house beverages package

Location: Al Zahiyah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner At Mykonos

A Christmas eve buffet overlooking the cityscape while also infusing a “beachy vibe”? Mykonos restaurant at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi is the spot to be if you haven’t dined here already to celebrate Christmas in Abu Dhabi.

Embrace the festive spirit while indulging in a specially curated four-course set dinner menu amidst dazzling Christmas decor.

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Guests can indulge in the freshest sushi rolls, duck confit and plenty more, all of this complimented with the perfect drink in hand while the in-house DJ spins away the Christmas favourites; a night to remember is on the cards for sure.

For more information on reservations and group bookings

Dates: December 24

Timings: 7 PM to 11 PM

Cost: AED 299 for the soft drink package

AED 399 for the house beverages package

50% discounts are available to children ages 6-12

All children under the age of six dine for free

Location: Le Meridien – Al Zahiyah St – Al Zahiyah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Christmas Turkey Takeaway

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

Looking to host a Christmas dinner with your family and friends? An unforgettable Christmas dinner would be incomplete without a roasted turkey dinner.

With sourdough bread stuffing and sausages, autumn roasted vegetables, Brussels sprouts with veal bacon, wild mushroom, sautéed drunken shallot, baby potatoes, glazed chestnuts, cranberry sauce, and traditional gravy, the lavish spread at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi is irresistible.

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Among the tempting desserts are apple pie, lemon meringues, and white chocolate Christmas yule logs.

Please note that bookings for the turkey must be made 72 hours in advance.

For further details, please call +971 56 688 5361

Dates: Available from December 15 until December 30

Pricing: AED 699 (6-7 KG), additional AED 300 for desserts

Location: Al Zahiyah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Rosewood Abu Dhabi offers fully cooked turkey for your at-home Christmas celebrations. A wide range of tempting ingredients, including different sides and sauces, accompany the perfectly roasted Turkey.

Also, booking is required at least 24 hours in advance.

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For further information, please call +971 2 813 5520

Dates: Available from November 24 to December 28 at the Majlis Lobby Lounge

Pricing: AED 625 per box, additional sides and sauces for AED 55 per serving.

Location: Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

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