Where to go to eat, drink and be merry in the Middle East this year.
The ultimate places to celebrate Christmas in the UAE and Bahrain
To ring in the season of feasting, we’re counting down a few of our favourite spots for tucking into delicious festive food. From a ski lodge-inspired setting to the ultimate festive brunch and a family-friendly buffet, these are the definitive restaurants for a Christmas meal to remember across the region.
Après overlooks a winter wonderland in Mall of the Emirates
Hot pots of cheese fondue, views of snowy slopes and chalet-chic – we’re not daydreaming of the Swiss Mountains but thinking of Après, an Alpine-themed restaurant overlooking Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates. Expect comfortable chalet-like interiors, festive bites and crowd-pleasing beats to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Baharat restaurant offers one of the best buffets in Bahrain
One of the most popular restaurants in Bahrain, Baharat is well-loved in the city thanks to its sprawling buffet spread of both Arabic and international favourites. Located inside Le Méridien City Centre Bahrain, the sleek open-plan dining area and good cooking stations will make for a memorable meal with family and friends this year.
Medley restaurant at Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre offers a brilliant brunch deal
Anyone who has visited Medley restaurant will know that the venue hosts an epic Friday brunch, and their Christmas Day extravaganza is not to be missed if you’re a serious foodie. Go with a serious appetite and tuck into the vast array of indulgent dishes on offer.