Where to celebrate Orthodox Christmas in the UAE

Embrace the rich traditions and vibrant cultural heritage of Orthodox Christmas in the UAE


In honour of Orthodox Christmas, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, presents a thoughtfully crafted menu showcasing a variety of exquisite dishes and delectable carvings.

12:30-4pm. AED250 per person including soft beverages. AED350 per person including house beverages. AED125 per child (6-12 years old) and children below 6 years dine for free. Call +97150 780 6342.


Ossiano, a prestigious one-Michelin-star restaurant, invites guests to savour an exceptional dining experience showcasing the creations of Chef Grégoire Berger. The Ossiano Orthodox Christmas dinner promises a sensory journey like no other, presenting an opulent 11-course menu thoughtfully paired with a curated selection of beverages. To elevate the celebration, guests can anticipate indulging in a premium assortment of caviar.

January 2-8, from 6pm-1am. AED1,250 per person. 

Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

Partake in the festivities of Orthodox Christmas with a delectable brunch, highlighting a varied array of traditional dishes like Chicken Kiev, Plov Kasha, and Roasted Turkey, all crafted to honour the significance of this special holiday.

January 7, from 1-4pm. From AED190 per person.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai

Create timeless memories on Orthodox Christmas Day with family and friends and savour all the traditional favourites along with international signatures, as you rejoice and celebrate this merry day.

January 6 and January 7, from 7-11pm. AED215 per person including soft beverages.AED150 for kids below 12 years. Children below 6 years old dine for free. Call +9714 275 4444 or +97158 125 8079. Visit Instagram.

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Guests are invited to experience an exquisite brunch at White restaurant, celebrating new beginnings with loved ones amidst exquisite food and a cheerful atmosphere, complemented by stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.

January 7, from 1-4pm. AED600 including premium bubbly or grapes. AED475 including house beverages. AED350 including soft beverages. 50% off per child aged 4-11 years old. Kids under 4 dine for free. Call +9712 811 4342 or email JSIrestaurants@jumeirah.com. Visit website.