Your Christmas Lunch At Home Sorted With Zero Fuss
Nothing beats Christmas at home with friends and family. The tree and trimmings are sorted, the presents are unwrapped, and all that’s left to do is eat! Between rushing around the shops, trying to stop the kids opening everything under the tree before the big day and catching up with friends and family, there’s enough to be getting on with at this time of year without adding the stress of cooking for zillions of people. Instead of slaving over a hot stove on the morning of the 25th send the in-laws out to collect a full pre-ordered festive feast and go for a super easy takeaway option that’ll guarantee a table full of happy bellies and more time for you to chillax with a glass of bubbles..perfect.
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Traditional Christmas turkey with all the trimmings including home-made stuffing – all you gotta do is order and collect. As well as turkey, the hotel is offering alternative dishes including smoked salmon, a seafood medley with crab, tiger prawns, Boston lobster and oysters, an Angus strip loin and guinea fowl.
AED 699 (turkey for eight people), AED 1,399 (seafood medley for five), AED 450 (guinea fowl for four).
Tel: 04 390 5600
Available from 10 December – 31 December. Advanced ordering necessary – minimum 72 hours beforehand.
The Ritz-Carlton DIFC
Big family gatherings can be stressful, so why not let the chefs at The Ritz-Carlton lighten the load. Choose from turkey, roast Angus strip loin or a smoked salmon platter. Each comes with sides and choice of dessert.
AED 875 (5kg turkey), AED 1,050 (6kg turkey), AED 1,225 (7kg turkey), AED 1,400 (8kg turkey).
Tel: 04 372 2222
Festive dining takeaway is available until 26 December
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Christmas Made Easy With Spinneys
Now here’s a festive option we love, mamas! Our fave grocery store is making Christmas easy this year by offering a ready-prepared turkey range that just needs to be popped in the oven – hooray! If you opt to cook-in this Christmas then treat yourself to a Crowe’s Farm Organic Bronze turkey, reared in Ireland and sooo juicy and delicious. The Spinneys butchers can help you to prepare and stuff your bird with fresh stuffings including sage and onion, apple and cranberry and roast chestnut (all available in store too!). If turkey isn’t really your thing then you’ll find everything from goose to duck to beef and more plus a gorgeous range of cheeses picked especially for this season and the best mince pies we’ve tasted in Dubers (and trust us, we’ve tried A LOT!).
Visit www.spinneys-dubai.com or pop into your nearest store to make your order and chat to the very helpful team.
Festive Fayre at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai
If you’re not a turkey lover then go for beef rib at Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai (don’t worry, they also offer the traditional turkey roast). Served with traditional trimmings and side dishes for a perfect festive meal. And why not spoil your gang with a few Christmas treats as well? Take home traditional gingerbread cookies, tarts and cupcakes. Every dessert can be personalised.
AED 750 for turkey roast for 8 – 10 servings
AED 899 for turkey roast for 10- 12 servings
Tel:+9714 503 4444
Orders must be made 3 days in advance.
Skip the cooking and let the skilled chefs at Atlantis take care of your festive lunch with a perfectly prepared whole roasted turkey complete with stuffing, roasted potatoes, honey glazed carrots, Brussels sprouts, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. Sound good? We think so.
AED 800 for a 6-8kg turkey for 7-10 people
AED 1,100 for a 10-12kg turkey for 12-15 people
Tel: +971 4 426 1454
Available to order from on or before 24 December 2017 until 31 December. Orders to be placed 48 hours in advance.
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Pre-book a turkey meal for take away, and the team at Fairmont will take care of the rest. Their signature Turkey comes in 3 sizes starting from 3 kgs to 9.5 kgs (AED 395 – AED 695) is served with, Brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, broccoli, cranberry sauce, gravy and chestnut/dry fruit stuffing. Phew! Ideal if you have a small family.
Tel: +9714 311 8316
Available to order until December 31.