The top ten best places to celebrate Christmas in Abu Dhabi

celebrate Christmas in Abu Dhabi

Christmas is celebrated on December 25th and is one of the most festive holidays in many countries around the world. Despite the fact that the UAE is a Muslim country, there are many places to celebrate Christmas in Abu Dhabi. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi brings this festive occasion to life. From the lights and decorations adorning the city’s most stunning landmarks to the decorations in malls, restaurants, and hotels, it’s a fantastic opportunity to visit Abu Dhabi as a family or with friends.

If you live in Abu Dhabi, you will almost certainly be able to enjoy the festivities throughout the city. From festive tree lightings to Christmas markets and winter wonderland shows, both children and adults will have a fun-filled Christmas in Abu Dhabi. Here are the top ten best places in Abu Dhabi to celebrate Christmas.

The top ten best places to celebrate Christmas in Abu Dhabi

1. The Oak Dining Room

On December 25, The Oak Room’s famous roast brunch will be sprinkled with Christmas magic. Guests will enjoy signature Oak Room sourdough and Marmite butter, as well as foie gras torchon-cocoa, raspberry coulis, pears, and brioche, as well as a selection of main courses, including roast beef sirloin, lamb pie, and turkey, all served with all the trimmings.
Location: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2. The WB Abu Dhabi

Spend Christmas Day in Abu Dhabi at Sidekicks in West Bay Abu Dhabi, where you can enjoy a relaxed Christmas lunch. The buffet will feature seasonal favourites, festive entrées, desserts, and much more. Meet and greets with famous characters such as Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Robin will take place.
Location: Yas Bay, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

3. The Bord Eau

Bord Eau in Shangri-La Abu Dhabi has an elevated Christmas atmosphere. A five-course French gourmet set menu is available on its own or in combination with a sommelier’s selection of fine wine.
Location: Level 3, Lobby Level, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri Khor, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, UAE

4. Asia Asia

This Christmas, take a trip down the Spice Route with Asia’s popular brunch. Enjoy seasonal dishes with festive flavours, as well as unlimited beverages and a fun atmosphere.
Location: Ground Floor, Unit Pier 113, Yas Bay – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

5. Saadiyat Island Resort, Jumeirah

This year, go all out for the White Festive Brunch. Enjoy a selection of tender roasts and decadent desserts while the kids decorate gingerbread houses. On Christmas Day, the event promises plenty of festive cheer and family togetherness. Packages differ depending on table location.
Location: Al Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

6. Rotana’s Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan

On Christmas Day, Horizon Restaurant will host a festive barbecue with unlimited carvings and mini burgers. Guests will enjoy a visit from Santa Claus and gifts, as well as children’s activities such as a Christmas scavenger hunt, blindfolded Christmas drawings, finger painting, Rudolph mask-making, and more.
Location: Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates


On Christmas Day, how about a Peruvian meal? COYA is open for lunch and dinner and offers an a la carte menu as well as a Christmas edition of its Fin de Semana experience. Guests can enjoy slow-cooked beef ribs, grilled corn-fed baby chicken, salmon with miso, or crispy potatoes with spicy tomatoes for Dh199 for four courses. There is also a two-hour drinks package available.
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, the Galleria, Abu Dhabi, UAE

8. Grills@Chill’O

As you explore the selection of live stations available at Grills @ Chill’O, the festive spirit will be in full swing. There will be a turkey and trimmings station, a carvery station, live BBQ, festive desserts, and live entertainment for the entire family.
Location: Corniche Road East Capital Plaza Complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE

9. Flavours

Enjoy a themed international buffet full of traditional dishes such as generous meat trimmings, turkey and beef carvings, and mince pies. A dedicated kids’ corner will keep the kids entertained while you relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
Location: Mina St., Zayed Port, Al Mina, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

10. Le Meridien Village

Discover the massive buffet brunch at Le Méridien Village. Tuck into Christmas favourites like stuffed turkey, juicy confit duck drumsticks, and eggnog cheesecake. As Santa Claus arrives to celebrate with everyone, dance and sway to live entertainment.
Location: Al Zahiyah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Christmas celebrations are among the most popular holidays in Abu Dhabi and other Emirates. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus are available at many major hotels, resorts, and entertainment venues. Enjoy a wonderful Christmas Day with family and friends on an Abu Dhabi city tour.

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