6 top UAE restaurants to push the boat out this Christmas

Dubai - Throw financial caution to the wind (within reason) and discover the finest the UAE has to offer for a very special meal out



Palm Friday. Given the 25th falls on a Friday this year, eateries are going all sprinkling their usual brunches with festive cheer. At the Waldorf Astoria on Palm Jumeirah there are two to look out for. At Mezzerie  from 1pm to 4pm the mood will be fun and festive with live music by the resident duo band, spellbinding feats from a magician and Santa Claus will stop by to join in the celebration, from Dh490 per person. Or you can head over to Social by Heinz Beck for a haute affair including duck foie gras terrine no less from 12.30pm starting at Dh400 per person.
Palm Friday. Given the 25th falls on a Friday this year, eateries are going all sprinkling their usual brunches with festive cheer. At the Waldorf Astoria on Palm Jumeirah there are two to look out for. At Mezzerie from 1pm to 4pm the mood will be fun and festive with live music by the resident duo band, spellbinding feats from a magician and Santa Claus will stop by to join in the celebration, from Dh490 per person. Or you can head over to Social by Heinz Beck for a haute affair including duck foie gras terrine no less from 12.30pm starting at Dh400 per person.
Spanish flair.  Celebrate Xmas Iberian style at Dubai’s latest Spanish hotspot. Having just opened its doors this week, be the first to try out Lola Taberna Espanola con amigos o con familia. With food cooked from the heart and great tunes from its resident DJ, Lola promises a lively Christmas brunch with prices starting from Dh199 per person. Take a look at the live tapas stations and Lola’s scrumptious paella that will have you saying ‘otra vez por favor.’
Spanish flair. Celebrate Xmas Iberian style at Dubai’s latest Spanish hotspot. Having just opened its doors this week, be the first to try out Lola Taberna Espanola con amigos o con familia. With food cooked from the heart and great tunes from its resident DJ, Lola promises a lively Christmas brunch with prices starting from Dh199 per person. Take a look at the live tapas stations and Lola’s scrumptious paella that will have you saying ‘otra vez por favor.’
Yas we can. There’s only one place in Abu Dhabi where the food is as becoming as the setting and that’s Cipriani  on Yas Island. Known for its simple Italian food, the Friday festive menu allows you to order a four-course meal, including a choice of appetisers, pasta dishes, mains and desserts for Dh495 per person. It’s open all evening too.
Yas we can. There’s only one place in Abu Dhabi where the food is as becoming as the setting and that’s Cipriani on Yas Island. Known for its simple Italian food, the Friday festive menu allows you to order a four-course meal, including a choice of appetisers, pasta dishes, mains and desserts for Dh495 per person. It’s open all evening too.
A TV experience. Head Chef Margarita Vaamond and her brigade will take you on a culinary journey of festive classics with a touch of MasterChef magic at MasterChef, The TV Experience in Dubai Marina. Sample unlimited starters including chicken liver pâté on crispy raisin-walnut bread toasts followed by a choice of one main and unlimited desserts either from 1- 4pm or 7-10pm from Dh299.
A TV experience. Head Chef Margarita Vaamond and her brigade will take you on a culinary journey of festive classics with a touch of MasterChef magic at MasterChef, The TV Experience in Dubai Marina. Sample unlimited starters including chicken liver pâté on crispy raisin-walnut bread toasts followed by a choice of one main and unlimited desserts either from 1- 4pm or 7-10pm from Dh299.
French fancy. Brasserie Boulud at Sofitel the Obelisk is creating a brunch for the first time featuring a menu of culinary classics mixed with French favourites. From seared sea scallops to shaved fresh white truffle linguine and more, round up the troops for a four-course menu as well as a chilled oyster counter from Dh355.
French fancy. Brasserie Boulud at Sofitel the Obelisk is creating a brunch for the first time featuring a menu of culinary classics mixed with French favourites. From seared sea scallops to shaved fresh white truffle linguine and more, round up the troops for a four-course menu as well as a chilled oyster counter from Dh355.
Bonus round!  Marks & Spencer have put together over 20 new seasonal hampers filled with irresistible festive treats and beauty favourites available through the brand’s new and improved hamper website www.marksandspencermena.com. Spend Dh150 and get free home delivery.
Bonus round! Marks & Spencer have put together over 20 new seasonal hampers filled with irresistible festive treats and beauty favourites available through the brand’s new and improved hamper website www.marksandspencermena.com. Spend Dh150 and get free home delivery.

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