The best Christmas 2020 plans in Dubai under AED 500!

Bookmark this 🔖 We're going to keep adding all the best of the best ways for you to spend Christmas in Dubai this year!

Krystien Meyers
December 21, 2020 6:40 PM

Bookmark this 🔖  We're going to keep adding all the best of the best ways for you to spend Christmas in Dubai this year since most travel plans are on pause. 

Starting today, right up till the 26th of December we're going to be listing all of Santa's stops in the city and where you may run into him! 🎅🏻

Mrs. Buendia Hosts Hotel Cartagena Christmas

Overseen by the legendary Mrs Buendia herself, Christmas Day at Hotel Cartagena will deliver a decadent feast – taking all the usual fervour of Friday brunch with a bucket load of extra glitter. Guests will have the choice of sticking to the usual brunch menu, serving everything from lobster to tacos – all washed down with Chilean bubbles and festive cocktails – or to opt for the ‘traditional’ turkey spiced up with signature Latin without borders flair.

Showstopper desserts will come in birdcages as usual, but lookout for some seasonal guest stars including Christmas pudding. AED395 House Beverages & AED295 Soft Beverages for Christmas Day fun!

Find more on Hotel Cartagena here.

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar is the perfect location to spend a memorable Christmas with friends and dear ones. Guests can tuck into a sumptuous five-course set-menu comprising king crab doughnuts, a festive roast with all the trimmings, and black forest cheesecake for dessert. Get a 5-course set menu for AED 310!

Find more on Seafire Steakhouse & Bar here.


Nothing says winter quite like an Alpine lodge and an open fireplace so gather your group and tuck into these French favourites as you enjoy the freshest of cask ales, cool beers and a range of cocktails. All this starts on the 20th November right up till the 30th of December 2020.

Find more on Publique here.

Christmas Cracker, Dubai Opera

Music fans can celebrate the magic of Christmas on 10 December with renowned English vocalists Gareth Gates and Natasha Hamilton as they will take the Dubai Opera stage for a highly anticipated, nostalgic ‘noughties’ Christmas concert entitled Christmas Cracker. This festive extravaganza of sparkling Christmas songs, Yuletide classics and audience carols promise to transport guests to the magical days of Christmas’ past- a definite delight for those who want to reignite that childhood wonder. The show is on the 10th December 2020 and tickets start from AED 225 including a welcome house beverage.

Christmas Tree Lighting, Grand Millennium Business Bay

Join The Grand Millennium in Business Bay as they light the Christmas tree in a magical event as they sing-along with a choir and meet Santa who has gifts for the kids. Pass around Christmas bites and drinks available.

Santa Plays Polo Christmas Market, Dubai Polo Academy

Join us for a day of festive cheer for the whole family. Choose your Christmas tree, shop for gifts and relax with the kids at the stunning Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.

Christmas Lights Ladies Night

Kickstart the festive season in style with McGettigan's Christmas Lights Ladies Night! On Wednesday 25th November from 6 pm they go the whole hog and deck out their gorgeous venue with an abundance of yuletide charm. Everyone who attends can enjoy complimentary mince pies and mulled drinks while ladies also get 3 free festive drinks. Their famous roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be available on the evening for AED99 to really get those festive feels flowing!

Find more on McGettigan's here.

Refrom Social & Grill

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – not that an excuse is needed to celebrate! Gather your colleagues, friends and family as you tuck into a three-course menu that will only remind you of home at Reform Social & Grill packages start at AED 250. The celebration starts this Friday, 20th November all the way to Monday, January 4th.

Find more on Reform Social & Grill.

Special Festive Menu at The Forty Four

There's nothing as charming as the winter holidays, nor as tasty as those special Christmas treats! And this year, we're ready to celebrate it with you every day from December 1st to December 31st. Join us at The 44 and savour our Chef's special festive menu any time of the day! December Festival x The 44 December 1st - December 31st 12PM - 2 AM Daily.

Find more details on The Forty Four here.


Sprinkle some magic on your Christmas celebrations with a truly unique dining experience at Nobu. Infusing the menu with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s cutting-edge Japanese Peruvian style together with Arabian influences to create a distinctly urban experience, this Christmas brunch is a far cry from your traditional roast turkey dinner – and all the more memorable for it. Brunch packages start at AED 395 for Christmas Day 12 PM - 3 PM.

Find more on Nobu here.


Hakkasan celebrates the holiday season with a special festive menu available from 21st-25thDecember. Families and friends are invited to indulge in a bespoke menu featuring many of the restaurant’s most sought-after dishes. A festive 3-course set menu will cost you AED 498 excluding beverages. The menu includes BBQ wagyu rib eye, a Hakka dim sum platter and more!

Find more on Hakkasan here.


The perfect blend of entertainment and dining fun for all generations, family-friendly Wavehouse will be serving its all-encompassing à la carte menu with a side of bowling, arcade games and a wave machine. The festive season at Wavehouse starts on 15th December right up till 30th December with set menus starting at just AED 199.

Find more on Wavehouse here.

Jungle Bells, MamaZonia

MamaZonia is going all out this festive season! With a set menu starting on the 8th of December right till Christmas Eve with packages starting at just AED 245. You do need to make a booking for a minimum of six people, but MamaZonia is a crowd favourite so it won't be hard convincing the crowd. For Christmas Day their iconic brunch is making an appearance with a festive twist with packages starting at just AED 299. 

Find more on MamaZonia here.

WHITE Beach and Restaurant

Celebrate Christmas Dubai-style at one of Dubai’s most stylish beach clubs. Choose between a day party from noon to 3 pm, or a Night Fiesta from 7 pm to 10 pm, both serving a range of festive cocktails and tapas bites. Entry is priced at AED 150 where ladies get unlimited cocktails and gents get fully redeemable coupons on f&b for the afternoon celebrations. The Night Fiesta is priced at AED 250 where ladies get unlimited spirits, cocktails and bites and AED 350 for gents with the same package.

Find more on WHITE Beach and Restaurant here.

Pai Thai

Souk Madinat Jumeirah’s authentic Thai restaurant is offering a four-course sharing menu and live DJ and a Thai drummer on Christmas Eve. The menu includes pomelo salad, grilled prawns, grilled marinated chicken sate, chicken green curry, deep-fried sea bass fillet, as well as mango panna cotta for dessert.

Find more on Pai Thai here.


Gather the girls for free shisha, or enjoy two-hours of unlimited tacos and drinks for Dhs149 at Missippi’s on Christmas Eve. This spot has become one of the most 'grammable backgrounds in town, so what better excuse!?


Gather your loved one's for a festive evening brunch at Lah Lah from 7 pm to 10 pm, with a menu featuring Asian-inspired signature dishes with a festive twist, complete with all the trimmings.

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