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Sassy Mama’s Festive Takeaways For The Holiday Season

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and we don’t know about you Mamas, but we don’t want to spend all the time in the kitchen! So we’ve rounded up the cafes, restaurants and hotels in Dubai that will do the hard work for us, preparing fabulously festive meals, platters, and hampers to feed our broods over the festive season! You just need to pick it up on the big day – and buy the crackers!

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Appetite

Want to serve your guests the ultimate feast without even needing to step into the kitchen, Mamas? Of course you do – and this platter for 10-12 people from Appetite definitely won’t disappoint. Tuck into oven-roasted turkey breast filled with cranberry and pistachio pesto, stuffing balls, vegetable skewers, rosemary and thyme bundles, and a basket of mini soft rolls and artisan whole grain breads. Our tummies are rumbling at the thought!

Price: AED675 for 10-12
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance
To order: (+971) (0) 800 1762

www.appetite.ae

Armani Hotel

The Armani/Deli at the Armani Hotel gives you two options – a whole roast turkey to feed 10-12 people if you are having a big gathering, or roast turkey breast to feed 6 people for more intimate gatherings over the festive season. Each comes served with all the trimmings, including roast potatoes, winter vegetables, glazed chestnuts and cranberry sauce.

Price: AED880 for 8-10 people, AED580 for 6 people.
Deadline for orders: 24 hours in advance, available from 10-25 December.
To order: (+971) (0) 4 888 3031

www.dubai.armanihotels.com

Bystro

If you are feeding a smaller group, Bystro is the place to call. Available for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, the Turkey Takeaway at Bystro is making our mouths water at the thought! Designed to feed a family of 4 (but with larger sizes available on request), the menu includes roast turkey breast and all the trimmings, along with a sticky toffee pudding to finish in style!

Price: AED399 for 4
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance
To order: (+971) (0) 4 336 8056

www.bystrodubai.com

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BookMunch

How many are you feeding, Mama? Choose between a 7kg turkey (for 8-12 people) or a 9kg turkey (for 10-14 people) and get ready to tuck into 9 delicious side dishes including Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Potato, and Sweet Potato Yams with Marsmallows and Pecans. Your guests won’t leave hungry!

Price: AED750 (7kg) and AED1,000 (9kg)
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance
To order: (+971) (0) 4 388 4006

www.bookmunchcafe.com

Conrad Dubai

Why not let the talented chefs at Cave, Conrad Dubai take care of the catering this Christmas? The Turkey & Trimmings takeaway platter comes with all the festive trimmings, including roasted chestnuts, roast potatoes, brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and traditional gravy. It’s available throughout Christmas and New Year to make life that little bit easier!

Price: AED600 (6-8 people)
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance
To order: (+971) (0) 4 444 7111

www.conraddubai.com

Fairmont Dubai

Big family gatherings can be stressful, so why not let the chefs at Fairmont Dubai lighten the load? Pronto Cafe will prepare the perfect traditional meal, including turkey to feed up to 10 people, and a selection of delicious trimmings, soups, and festive desserts (salted caramel log, anyone?) The service is available from November 26th, though to December 26th, giving you the perfect excuse to send out some invitations, Mama!

Price: AED840 (10 people)
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance, available until December 26.
To order: (+971) (0) 4 311 8316

www.fairmont.com/dubai

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Fairmont The Palm

Create the perfect, bespoke feast with Fairmont The Palm, where every element can be ordered individually. Start by choosing between whole roasted turkey, roast beef, honey baked ham, or dill glazed side of salmon – and then work through the sides, with options including 2 soups, 3 different types of potatoes, 7 vegetable sides, 4 sauces, and 6 different desserts. Wait until you see the options, Mamas – you’ll want to tick it all!

Price: From AED450 (turkey), AED600 (beef striploin), from AED400 (ham), AED450 (salmon). Sides charged individually, from AED20.
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance, available until January 7.
To order: (+971) (0) 4 457 3457

www.fairmont.com/palm-dubai

InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Just writing about the InterContinental’s offering is making us feel hungry, with a turkey available in three sizes to suit every party (4kg, 6kg or 8kg), stuffed with chestnuts, granny smith apple, sage, and cranberry! On the side, you can enjoy oven roasted chunky potatoes with shallots and fresh rosemary, chunky root vegetables, veal chipolatas, and a range of sauces. If you prefer beef, the hotel also offers a beef alternative – just give them a call (but prepare for a rumbling tummy when they give you the details!)

Price: AED650 (4kg), AED750 (6kg), AED 875 (8kg)
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance, available December 15-31
To order: (+971) (0) 4 701 1127

www.dubaifestivalcity.com/Dubai-45.aspx

Jones the Grocer

Not sure you need all the trimmings? Jones the Grocer has two options. Opt for a roasted turkey, stuffed with sage and apricot stuffing on its own – or go all out, withroast potatoes, pumpkin puree, whole roasted garlic and red onion, chestnuts, thyme rosemary and honey glazed carrots, broccoli and cauliflower with four cheese sauce and cranberry infused gravy. Both feed 8-10 people – and if you don’t like turkey, you can opt for other meats or vegetarian options, so give them a call!

Price: AED550 (turkey alone, for 8-10 people), AED750 (with trimmings, for 8-10 people)
Deadline for orders: 3 days in advance
To order: Visit nearest store or email 800jones@jonesthegrocer.com

www.jonesthegrocer.com

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Pots. Pans and Boards

Don’t fancy turkey. Mama? How about this gourmet feast from Pots, Pans and Boards instead? The three-course meal for 8 people starts with foie-gras wrapped in gingerbread with kumquat, vanilla marmalade and brioche (we can’t even picture that, but we’d love the chance to try it!), then moves onto a main meal of Wagyu short ribs, and finishes with a Guanaja chocolate Christmas log. We’re planning a dinner party as we type!

Price: AED2,200 (8 people)
Deadline for orders: Order before 12 December
To order: (+971) (0) 4 456 1959

www.potspansandboards.com

Lime Tree

Everyone’s favourite café is offering turkey platters this Christmas, filled with roasted turkey breast, stuffing balls, roasted baby spuds, mini sausages, spiced pears and apricots and Lime Tree’s homemade Christmas Cranberry and Date relish. It comes ready to serve on a bamboo board, with a basket of home-made artisan rolls from their bakery. It’s definitely going to take the stress out of entertaining, Mama!

Price: AED745 (6-8 people) There is only one size available in this particular platter
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance, available until 4th January
To order: (+971) (0) 4 325 6325

 Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate

This hotel has a reputation for doing Christmas very, very well – but if you didn’t manage to get your booking for brunch in on time (we’ve all been there. Mama!), the hotel will bring the feast to you! Choose between a 6-8kg turkey for 8-12 people or a 10-12kg turkey for 14-18 people, which will be served with all the trimmings for the perfect Christmas Day lunch. And for an extra AED100, they’ll even deliver across Dubai!

Price: AED650 (8-12 people), AED850 (14-18 people)
Deadline for orders: 24 hours in advance
To order: (+971) (0) 4 444 5613

www.movenpick.com/hotel-dubai-ibn-battuta

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate - Turkey Takeaway

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach 

This hotel offers two turkey sizes so you can pick the size that best suits your family (although we always go for the biggest so we can enjoy turkey sandwiches throughout the festive season, don’t you Mama?) It comes with a selection of mouth-watering trimmings and homemade stuffing for the perfect festive feast!

Price: AED680 (8-10 people), AED850 (12-14 people)
Deadline for orders: Order by December 20 for Christmas
To order: (+971) (0) 4 449 8781

www.movenpick.com/hotel-dubai-jumeirah-beach

Pinch Gourmet

Fussy about your roast, Mama? This is the one for you, with plenty of choice to make sure everything is perfect on the big day. A whole roast turkey is accompanied by homemade cranberry sauce and stuffing – and a choice between Canadian-maple sage gravy or truffle mushroom cream gravy. You can also choose three sides, with a large choice including herb roasted potatoes, green beans with almonds, and cauliflower gratin. Yum!

Price: AED800 (for 12-15 people)
Deadlines for orders: 72 hours in advance
To order: : (+971) (0) 55 621 0265

www.pinchgourmet.com

 Pullman Dubai Deira Creek

We love the sound of the Grab & Go Box from Pullman Dubai Deira Creek, which includes a veritable feast to feed 10-12 people! The star of the show is the whole roasted turkey, with sides including sweet peas casserole with caramelized shallot and beef bacon. We don’t know about you Mamas, but we’re sold!

Price: AED575 (for 10-12 people)
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance, offer available until December 31st.
To order: (+971) (0) 4 603 8201

www.pullman-dubai-deiracitycentre

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The Ivy

Christmas is a special time, so there’s every excuse to dine decadently (at least, that’s what we’re telling ourselves, Mamas!) – and there are few places in Dubai more decadent than The Ivy. Feeding a family of 6, the festive hampers are filled with roast turkey and all the trimmings, along with a mouthwatering selection of festive desserts. We can’t wait to tuck in!

Price: AED999 (for 6 people)
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance
To order: (+971) (0) 4 319 8767

www.jumeirah.com/the-ivy

 The Gramercy

If you’re going to get a takeaway turkey, you may as well do it gourmet style – and this full Christmas dinner from DIFC favourite The Gramercy is just that! We are licking our lips at the thought of a whole roast turkey, complete with cinnamon-glazed sweet potatoes, a selection of vegetables and sauces, and a pumpkin pie to finish. It feeds 10-12 people, so it’s time to send those invites out, Mama!

Price: AED790 for 10-12
Deadline for orders: 48 hours in advance
To order: (+971) (0) 4 437 7511

www.thegramercybar.com

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