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Christmas food in the UAE

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Published: Mon 23 Dec 2013, 11:29 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:57 PM

…You better not cry, you better be good, we’re telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town. Look busy.

The candy man can
Candelite, Dubai
Candy Cakes has launched a series of colorful winter-themed cupcakesin December. The brand’s creamy, fondant-iced cupcakes will be available in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavours for Dhs15.
Call: 04 389 5374

I say, Oushe
Oushe, Al Barsha, Dubai
Choose from seasonal specials, including an assortment of festively adorned cookies and brownies, do-it-yourself ginger bread people and houses as well as three delectable cakes.

44 reasons to head to the Capital
Rhodes 44, St. Regis Sadiyaat Island, Abu Dhabi
Gary Rhodes himself is bringing his treasured family recipes from England to Abu Dhabi for the first time. Meet the chef and dine on roast turkey with cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes with hot gravy, and side dishes of stuffing and vegetables.

For dessert, guests can savor English classics, such as Christmas Pudding, trifle, and fruitcake.
Call: 02 694 4444

Dreaming of a beach Christmas

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort
Whether opting for a traditional festive selection or adding a Latin American or Italian twist to the table, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort has everything under one roof to keep the family happy this holiday season.
In the festive spirit, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah has catered for all; with Churrasco served on December 24-25 at Pachanga, Italian à la carte to choose from at BiCE restaurant and a turkey carving at Oceana and Hartisan.
Call: 043182520

Choc-full of happiness
Prestat Chocolates
Dark sea salt caramel truffles, banoffee truffles, and milk chocolate praline truffles are on sale at Lafayette Gourment, The Dubai Mall alongside the vast and infamous collection of Prestat chocolates.

Giant happenings
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
A Gingerbread House weighing half a ton has been unveiled at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah to celebrate the world-class luxury hotel’s first festive season in the UAE and marking the start of the hotel’s celebrations.

And on the day, enjoy a festive buffet in Qasr al Bahar restaurant for Dhs250.

Raising spirits
Dusit Thani, Dubai
Dusit Thani Dubai in collaboration with Operation Smile UAE, presents its fund-raising campaign this festive season: ‘Fill Our Christmas Tree with Smiles’. This initiative aims to raise funds for children who are suffering from facial deformities and cleft lip problems.

Hotel guests and diners are encouraged to purchase Christmas decors as a symbol of their support and contribution to this cause. Each décor is priced at Dhs20, 50 and 100.

Conrad Dubai
Throughout December, Cave, Ballaró, Marco Pierre White and IZEL will offer an endless list of exquisite festive delights for guests to experience in the beautifully decorated surroundings.

Hidden on the mezzanine level of Conrad Dubai, Cave has created a menu with classic festive favourites throughout the month of December. Enjoy a snug catch up with friends by the warm fire and savour dishes such as roast leg of lamb and creamed brussel sprouts. For guests who are in town on December 25, Ballaró by Michelin-starred Chef, Massimo Mantarro, will host a fun ‘Bubbly Brunch’ with authentic Sicilian recipes and live entertainment.


Christmas to go

Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
The Habtoor Grand is offering a festive takeaway feast of savoury sides and traditional sweet treats until December 25. Ranging from Dhs600 to Dhs1180 for a 5 Kg turkey, the gourmet takeaway comes complete with a wide choice of original and traditional goodies for the starters, main courses and desserts. Three complimentary side orders are also thrown in for good will.
Call: 04 408 4257
Baker & Spice, Dubai
Allowing a minimum 48 hours’ notice, have iChristmas delivered to your home throughout December, order from a menu including:

*Big Fat Chicken Roasted Whole With Chestnuts And Leeks which costs Dhs380 for four people.
*Roast Canadian Grass Fed Black Angus Striploin (200gm Pp) for Dhs175
*Fillet Of Canadian Grass Fed Black Angus En Croute - Dhs250
*Seasonal Whole Roast Fish
Call: 04 427 9856

Shangri-la Hotel, Dubai
Visit the lobby shop for a variety of traditional favourites from around the world including Christmas pudding, ginger and stollen bread, panettone and luxury chocolate truffles.
For the big day, enjoy the Turkey To Go service. Allow Chef Brunacci and his team to create a festive feast, prepared to perfection with all of the classic trimmings, from Dhs750.
Call: 04 343 8888

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