9 great places to get takeway Christmas turkey in Dubai

Christmas is a holiday for everyone. And that includes whoever does the cooking. So, unless you really enjoy getting up at 6am to crank up the oven and gut a turkey, we reckon ordering in might be the best way to go this year.

Here are six places to take the hassle out of your big day.

Manzil Downtown
Notes: Comes with Brussels sprouts, potatoes and cranberry sauce.
When: December 10-30
Where: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown
Price: AED599 for a 5-7kg turkey, serving up to eight people.
Contact: +971 4 428 5925, website

Eloquent Elephant
Notes: A perfectly roasted turkey with all the trimmings – including duck-fat roasted potatoes – festive cookies and homemade mince pies. This was our choice last year.
When: All of December (48 hours’ notice required, pick up only)
Where: Taj Hotel, Business Bay
Price: AED895, serves up to six
Contact: +971 4 438 3100, website

Palazzo Versace
Notes: Succulent roasted whole turkey with roast potatoes, chicken sausages, roast vegetables, glazed chestnuts, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and turkey bacon.
When: Until December 26
Where: Al Jadaf
Price: AED850 for a 5-7kg turkey suitable for five to eight people
Contact: +971 4 556 8888,

Notes: There’s also a beef ribeye option available for AED750.
When: Until December 31, 7am- 11pm
Where: Address Dubai Marina
Price: AED950 (hamper including 6-7kg turkey), AED 1,450 (hamper including a 10kg turkey)
Contact: +971 4 888 3444, website

Al Bayt
Notes: A roasted whole butterball turkey served with all the trimmings including Brussels sprouts, buttered carrots, roasted parsnips, roasted potatoes and stuffing, accompanied by gravy and cranberry sauce.
When: Until December 31
Where: Palace Downtown
Price: AED799 (5-7kg turkey), AED899 (8-10kg)
Contact: +971 4 888 3444,

Nineteen @ Address Montgomerie
You can also order prime rib of beef (AED1,500), a goose (AED750), Christmas pudding (AED250) and mince pies (AED60).
When: December 22-26, 9am-6pm
Where: The Lakes
Price: AED1,090 for an 8kg turkey (serving eight to 10 people)
Contact: +971 4 888 3444, website

Fairmont The Palm
Notes: Served with honey glazed carrots, cauliflower and cheese and indulgent desserts, including chocolate pudding.
When: Until January 6 (72 hours’ notice required)
Where: Pick up from Delicacy Café, Fairmont The Palm
Price: AED475
Contact: +971 4 457 3457,

Hyatt Regency
Notes: Served with sage and chestnut stuffing, rosemary roasted new potatoes, roasted root vegetables, traditional Norwegian sausage, giblet gravy and homemade cranberry sauce.
When: Throughout December (24 hours’ notice required)
Where: Pick up from Delicacy Café, Fairmont The Palm
Price: AED700 (5-6kg), AED850 (7-8 kg), AED1,100 (10-12 kg)
Where: Deira Corniche
Contact: +971 4 209 6714, website

Notes: The Armani/Deli team can mix and match your traditional turkey dinner with Italian classics such as antipasti, seafood platters, homemade pasta dishes, fresh salmon and seabass, prime Angus tenderloin, leg of lamb and winter vegetables.
When: December 15-31, 12pm-11pm (24 hours’ notice required)
Where: Burj Khalifa, Downtown
Price: AED800 (6.5kg, serves 10
Contact: +971 4 888 3666,

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