Top 10 Places For Christmas Eve Celebration in Dubai


Although Christmas is not an official holiday in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai falls under the list of cities in the UAE known for their magnificent Christmas displays. All the major city hubs, like shopping malls, restaurants, and cafes, are decorated with Christmas trees and fairy lights, creating a festive atmosphere. It’s worth exploring Dubai during this time of the year. Suppose you’re planning to celebrate Christmas in Dubai. In that case, these ten unique places will bring in the holiday spirit while providing you with an incredible dining experience and fun activities for your family and friends. 

10 Places in Dubai For Christmas Eve Celebration

It is now that time of the year; the festive season is upon us, so spend time in some of Dubai’s most beautiful places to usher in Yuletide. Spend time in delightful Christmas-themed places with your family and friends, along with delicious festive foods that revive the holiday spirit. 

With that said and done, the ten most happening places to celebrate Christmas in Dubai are listed below. 

1. Bar Du Port

Bar Du Port

Fond of soothing ambience? Try out Bar Du Port on Christmas Eve in Dubai. Located at  Dubai Harbour Pier Club, the cafe is known for serving French, Mediterranean, and International cuisine. Besides the beautiful interiors giving boho vibes, Bar Du Port’s location is a go-to spot for British reality show stars. If you like having drinks before your meal, then the good news is that you get to choose from a variety of drinks. These include Champagne, Spirits, and Wines. Coming to the food, you might want to try their curated menu for Christmas brunch. This menu includes starters, a main course, desserts, and drinks. The timings of the cafe are mentioned in the table below;

Days  Opening timings
Monday to Wednesday 5 pm-2 am
Thursday to Friday 5 pm-3 am
Saturday 1 pm-3 am
Sunday 1 pm-3 am

2. Carine


Wish to celebrate your Christmas eve in Dubai with friends in a cosy and trendy ambience? If your answer is yes, I suggest you visit Carine on Christmas and make the most out of your day. Located on the first floor of Emirates Golf Club, this restaurant celebrates the joyous Christmas season with an exclusive winter wonderland theme. There are live performances to keep the customers entertained. Also, the menu offers a flavoursome selection of French Mediterranean-inspired dishes and cocktails picked by Dubai’s one and only Chef, Izu Ani. Besides massive entertainment and delicious food, Carine also has a considerable rooftop dining space from which you’ll get to see the amazing views of the golf course framed by Dubai’s famous skyline. The opening hours of Carine are mentioned in the table 

Days  Opening Timings
Monday to Thursday  12 pm- 10.30 pm
Friday  12 pm- 11.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday  9 am- 11.30 pm

3. Cinque


Cinque is Dubai’s luxurious Italian restaurant famous for its fine dining experience and enticing dishes. Apart from Italian cuisine, Cinque also serves seafood and Mediterranean dishes and decent options for vegetarians and vegan people. Cinque is located at the FIVE Palm Jumeirah and offers amazing customer service and a lively ambience. Some of the dishes you can try on your visit to the cafe are insalata di carciofi,  polpo scottato and primi piatti. The opening times of the cafe are 12.30 to 11.30 pm. 

4. Claw BBQ JBR


Located at Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah, CLAW BBQ reopened in a brand new location on September 22. Similar to their old space, the two-floor space has an aura identical to the previous one, with wooden accents and neon lights decorating the venue. They also have a designated games area consisting of a pool, pinball, giant Jenga, and a boxing machine. You don’t need to wait for the weekend to visit this place because it happens every day in the form of ladies’ nights, brunches, happy hours, and many more. The cafe has variable timings depending on the day of the week. 

5. La Coco

La Coco

Is an American Restaurant in Palm Jumeirah that offers a lively atmosphere, food and service. If you’re planning to explore the cafes and restaurants to celebrate Christmas in Dubai, you must add this amazing place to your bucket list. They are organising a Christmas brunch which will include separate packages for beverages and food. This place opens from 10 am to 11 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to 11 pm on weekends. 

6. Ernst

Ernst is a traditional Bavarian Biergarten & Wirtshaus that serves a wide range of German beers. So, if you wish to spend the festival with your friends while drinking and relishing delicious food, this is one of the best places to celebrate Christmas Festival Dubai. With a seating capacity of up to 429 guests, Ernst features quiz nights, live entertainment, and seasonal specials. It also has a private dining room accommodating up to 20 guests. To make the Christmas special, Ernst has already brought the space in a festive mood. From December 1 to December 26, they organize a German feast where you can choose from the three packages they offer. This place opens every day at noon. 

7. The London Project

The London Project

Is one of the most colourful and interesting concepts on Bluewaters Island Dubai. A fine dining experience at this place can change your perception of English food and drinks. Highly rated on travel websites for its food and customer service, this cafe serves International and European cuisine. With a lively atmosphere, they also have DJs that take care of the entertainment of the place. So, do not miss out on this amazing vibe on Christmas Eve. If you’re wondering about the timings of the cafe, then here they are; the place opens from 12 pm to 2 am on weekdays and 12 pm to 3 am on weekends. 

8. MasterChef, the TV Experience 

MasterChef, the TV Experience brings a unique combination of flavours to Dubai with a healthy menu crafted by the MasterChef Champions. Inspired by the award-winning global TV show MasterChef, the TV Experience falls under the list of one of the finest restaurants at the beautiful Millennium Place Marina Hotel in Dubai Marina. So, if you are planning to try some amazing food inspired by one of the most popular food shows, don’t miss out on visiting this restaurant on Christmas Eve. You might want to visit this place after noon because it opens from 1 pm to 12 am every day. 

9. Raffles The Palm

Is one of the most interesting culinary destinations, combining six bars and restaurants. If you plan to stay in the property, you can choose between rooms, suites, and private villas. The rooms are available with the ocean, landmark, pool, and city views. So, you have nowhere to go if you plan to have a Christmas party in a luxurious space with amazing views. You are wrong if you think they don’t have something special planned for Christmas. They are hosting a delicious Christmas Eve dinner at Matagi, a Japanese restaurant in Palm Jumeirah. 

10. Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Sofitel Dubai Downtown is a five-star hotel linked to the Dubai mall through an air-conditioned skywalk. The restaurant enjoys its proximity to the Dubai mall, Burj Khalifa, Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai Opera, and City Walk. It is a perfect place for some quality time with friends and family. On December 24, the restaurant is organising a Christmas Eve Supper at Les Cuisines. Guests would get a chance to enjoy a buffet service made up of carefully selected international cuisines. 

Feliz Navidad

These were some of the top places to celebrate Christmas eve in Dubai. We hope you have a fun holiday. Merry Christmas in advance. 

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

What to do in Dubai on Christmas Eve?

You can visit various restaurants, clubs and yacht parties for Christmas Eve in Dubai.

Where should I go in Dubai for Christmas?

You can visit Bar Du Port, Raffles-The Palm, The London Project, and Cinque for a wonderful Christmas dinner.

Is Dubai nice at Christmas?

Dubai is a hub in UAE where the cultures of all over the world mix up. Dubai is beautiful during Christmas. Even if it is not an official holiday, Christmas is celebrated all across Dubai.

What can you do on Christmas Eve night?

Carine offers a cosy and comfortable Christmas Eve celebration. You can take your family and friends for a nice dinner.

Where can I spend Christmas in the Middle East?

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the best places to spend Christmas in the Middle East.

Yashita Sinha With an overall of 2 years of experience in content creation, Yashita believes that words are more powerful than swords. Her content is based on intensive research and creativity. She always tries to make it more relatable and thinks from the reader’s point of view. In the coming years, she wants to grow as a writer and explore all the possibilities coming her way.
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