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8 Magical Places to Spend Christmas Eve in Dubai

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December 8, 2023

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we've put together a run down of some of the most magical places to spend this Christmas Eve in Dubai; including restaurants, brunches, bars and more! Gather loved ones, eat, drink and be merry this festive season!


Where To Spend Christmas Eve In Dubai

La Mezcaleria JBR

For the ultimate Christmas Eve dinner, enjoy a specially crafted menu filled with delicious traditional Christmas dishes and a DJ to set the mood at La Mezcaleria JBR. With Mexican classics and fiesta fun, check out La Mezcaleria from 7pm – 1am, Sunday 24th December.

AED295 Per person: Three Course Menu + A Bottle of Wine or Prosecco (Per Couple)

AED295 Per person: Three Course Menu + Three Mocktails (Per Person) Brunch Dining + HouseWine & Beer


Three champagne glasses
Pavilion at the Beach, JBR,, +971 56 520 2020

Bla Bla Dubai

Bla Bla Dubai is laying on an incredible 3-course set menu in the most festive atmosphere, accompanied by live entertainment from the talented Aston Wylie and a mesmerising Christmas dance show. On Sunday 24th December 7pm till 12am, enjoy a feast of festive classics and indulgent contemporary dishes for AED275 per person.


Guest in the outside area at Bla Bla
Messer Street Beach, JBR,, 04 584 4111

Hudson Tavern

For an exciting Christmas Dinner show, that adds an element of intrigue to your usual holiday feast, check out the Somebody Stole Santa Christmas Eve Dinner at Hudson Tavern. Alongside your delicious festive dinner and drinks, settle into an interactive show with a twist of mystery. 

Somebody Stole Santa Sunday 24th December 1pm - 5pm, AED450 per person

Children aged 12 and below enjoy a 50% off, kids under 6 years old dine for free.


Guests enjoying a Christmas drink at Hudson Tavern
Hyde Hotel Dubai, Business Bay,, 04 871 1111

Above Eleven

The Above Eleven Feliz Navidad Party on Sunday 24th December, 8pm to 11pm is the international destination for incredible food, breathtaking views and festive celebration. With Peruvian spirit, Japanese precision, and New York soul, Above Eleven is treating guests to a 4-course set menu with live music alfresco overlooking the stunning Dubai skyline.

Sunday, December 24th 2023 | Packages valid from 8 pm to 11 pm | A la carte from 11 pm to2 am

AED550 per person inclusive of four-course set menu, soft and house beverages and cocktails

AED450 per person inclusive of four-course set menu, soft and house beverages

AED350 per person inclusive of four-course set menu and soft beverages

*Valid for 12 years old and above


Guest dining and drinking at Above Eleven
Marriott Resort, Palm Jumeirah,, 04 666 1420


This Christmas Eve, gather your loved ones for an unforgettable Christmas Eve feast at award winning Italian restaurant Motorino at JBR. From 7pm to 10pm on the 24th December, indulge in Italian classics like antipasti, pizza and pasta while relaxing in a chilled, urban space, plus live music to kick off the seasons festivities.

Sharing Style Menu: AED249 soft beverages, AED299 house spirits & wine, AED99 for children 7-12 years old, Kids under 7 years old eat for free, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT


Guest toasting at Motorino
JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR,, +971 56 216 5027


Bussola, the renowned Italian restaurant at Dubai Marina, is serving up an unmissable 3-course set menu with show-stopping Italian fare and free flowing beverages. Guests can enjoy a family style sharing menu at La Tavolata on Sunday 24th December 2pm-5pm.

AED495per person: Food & free flowing house beverages, Family style sharing 3 course menu

AED295 Kids aged 12-21, A La Carte Kids below 12 

Outside dining area at Bussola
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina,, 04 511 7373


Nikki Beach

The iconic Nikki Beach Dubai is offering a magical Christmas Eve dinner in the sand on the December 24th. Guests are welcome to celebrate the holiday with feet in the warm sand while enjoying live music and festive flavours, with the perfect backdrop for quality time with loved ones. Two package options are available starting at AED350 for dinner and a welcome drink. The AED500 option includes Nikki Beach wines with the dinner. Children are also welcome to enjoy the event.

Nikki Beach's Christmas decoration
Nikki Beach Resort, Jumeirah,, 04 376 6162

Ernst Biergarten & Wirtshaus

What could be better than a Bavarian Christmas Eve Brunch? From 12pm to 4pm on Sunday 24th, Ernst Biergarten & Wirtshaus is pulling out all the stops and treating guests to a true festive feast in a Bavarian Haven. For AED300, transport yourself to a very festive brunch with all the trimmings!


Christmas decorations at Ernst
25hours Hotel One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre,, 04 210 2511

En Fuego

Go big with your Christmas Eve celebrations this year with En Fuego. Lean into a Latin Christmas this 24th December with En Fuego’s Christmas Eve Celebration from 5.30pm to 11pm. Indulge in a feast of authentic, flavour-packed Latin American a la carte and Christmas special dishes complimented by vibrant samba dancers and ultimate Latin vibes.


Inside dining area at En Fuego
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah,, 04 426 2626

Christmas is a magical season and this year more than ever. With some of the best venues in Dubai already preparing to deliver an unforgettable experience, book your visit before it's too late!

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