The weather is cooling, the tourists are rolling in; it can only mean the festive season is on its way in Dubai. And the stalwart event that signals the start of seasonal fun in our multicultural city is American Thanksgiving, of course!
No matter how far you are from home, you can still enjoy this special day across Dubai. Here, we share with you the top American dine-in venues and takeaway turkey options in Dubai this November.
Thanksgiving will be on Thursday 23 November 2023.
Dine in Thanksgiving Dinner in Dubai 2023
Grab your friends and family and head to these top picks for dine-in fun this Thanksgiving in Dubai:
This American crab shack and bar is always one of our top go-to’s for a hearty American meal on Palm Jumeirah. They will have a special set menu on offer for Thanksgiving (23 to 26 November from 1pm) at a very affordable price of AED 125 per head, along with their normal lineup of sports screens.
Where to find it: CLAW BBQ – Crabshack – Grill, Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Dubai,
Not just Canadian fayre, on 23 November, sky-high North American bar and restaurant Weslodge will turn red, white and blue to bring all the best of Thanksgiving to Dubai.
One of the city’s premier private dining spaces with stunning Burj Khalifa views, enjoy watching live cooking through a glass viewing point into the kitchen.
Where to find it: Tower B, 68th Floor, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai + 971 4 560 1700
Pssst, Weslodge do awesome takeaway turkey’s too! From Thanksgiving through until January. Get your orders in early to secure your preferred time slot, especially 23 November and 25 December sell out FAST!
Thanksgiving Brunch At Swissôtel Al Ghurair
One of our favourite family brunch venues, The Swissôtel Traditional Thanksgiving Brunch will be available at Liwan restaurant from 12.30 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, 26th November and is priced at AED 179 per adult, AED 89 per child aged between 6 to 12 years, and is complimentary for children below 6 years.
Their special menu will include American favourites, including includes Beetroot Goat Cheese with Orange Segments, Beef Fajita steaks with Nachos and a live carving station of honey-glazed turkey with trimmings and Cranberry sauce. End your meal on a sweet note by treating yourself to delectable desserts like Caramel Hazelnut Cake, Peanut Truffle, and Chocolate Concorde Cake.
Where to find it: Swissôtel Al Ghurair, Al Ghurair Center, Deira
Learn more: call 04 293 3270 | email email@example.com
Bull and Bear
Situated in DIFC, join ‘The Bearish Feast of Gratitude’ at this premier American steakhouse restaurant in Dubai on 23 November from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
At AED 375 per person, you are in for an extremely extravagant three-course turkey dinner, topped off with pecan pie!
Where to find it: 18th floor, Waldorf Astoria DIFC
Learn more: Call +971 4 515 9888 | https://bullandbeardifc.com
This chic alpine-themed restaurant in Souk Madinat Jumeirah will be giving a special nod to their American guests on both 23 and 24 November with a Thanksgiving dinner menu full of delicacies such as roast pumpkin soup,slow-roasted Turkey breast and cranberry sauce.
Save room for dessert – pumpkin cheesecake! This includes free-flowing drinks for 3 hours. The dinner runs both evenings 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and costs AED 345 per person.
Where to find it: Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Learn more: call +971 4 430 8550 | WhatsApp +971 58 108 2465 | firstname.lastname@example.org
A Taste of Gratitude at Hyde Dubai
Putting a superb Mediterranean twist on your traditional Thanksgiving menu, A Taste of Gratitude at Cleo, Hyde Hotel Dubai is perfectly priced for a family gathering from AED 150 per person with soft beverages.
They also offer Turkey takeaway packages, starting from AED 460 from 23 November through 28 December.
Learn more: WhatsApp +971 52 269 1661 | Email email@example.com
Thanksgiving Takeaway Turkey in Dubai
Are you looking to have someone do all the prep work while you enjoy at home or in your accommodation? Let one of Dubai’s top chefs do the work for you – with all the trimmings!
Emirates Golf Club
Traditional turkey dinner is taken care of for you by the team at Emirates Golf Club. Advance booking is essential for key dates. Small turkeys start from AED 380, with orders taken from 24 November 2023 through to 30 December.
Learn more: call +971 4 417 9999 or visit dubaigolf.com
Jones the Grocer
Offering several succulent packages to pick from, not just your traditional turkey, this is the place to head if you would also like to throw in a roast leg of lamb, plus all the trimmings. Slots are open for the festive season from 22 November onwards, perfect for your Dubai Thanksgiving get-togethers at home.
Learn more: Call 800 JONES (800 56637) or visit their festive ordering page at jonesthegrocer.com
Jumeirah Golf Estates
Another tantalising Thanksgiving treat to try is turkey with all the trimmings, thanks to Jumeirah Golf Estates. Their stress-free festive offering includes Roast Belly Pork starting from 525 AED through to a party-pleasing 9kg Turkey from AED 750. Decadent desserts can also be included; bookings from 24 November to 30 December are now available.
Learn more: call +971 4 417 9999 or visit duabigolf.com
Reform Social & Grill
A classic British turkey roast with all the trimmings – including roast vegetables, brussel sprouts, cabbage, gravy and stuffing can be picked up from your favourite British gastro pub from 21 November to 25 December. Expect to pay AED 440 for a 4-person feed or AED 680 for a larger 8-person takeaway meal.
Learn more: +971 4 454 2638 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantis “Truffle Stuffed” Takeaway Turkey
Guests can tuck into a succulent turkey by one of the world’s best chefs, Ossiano’s Gregoire Berger. Expect to pay 795 AED for a medium turkey through to 1095 AED for larger birds, serving up to 12.
Learn more: call + 971 44 261 454 or email DXB-Platos@atlantisthepalm.com
Carna SLS Dubai Hotel
One of the newer kids on the block, Dubai Business Bay Carna by Darion Cechinni, offers you succulent turkey with all the trimmings, including festive treats such as pecan and pumpkin pie.
Expect to pay 695 AED for a 7-9kg turkey good to feed 8-10 people.
Learn more: SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences, Level 74, Dubai | +971 4 607 0761
Doubletree by Hilton Jumeirah Beach
Left things to the last minute? Not to worry, Executive Chef Kevin Coey and his team at Doubletree by Hilton will prepare your 6kg succulent oven-roast turkey – accompanied by brussel sprouts, golden roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables, parsnips, roasted carrots, cranberry sauce, rich jus, and turkey stuffing.
Orders need to be in 24 hours in advance and early bird festive season orders placed up until 20 December will be 20% off the regular price of 599 AED.
Learn more: Call +971 551 668 092
Want more for Thanksgiving in Dubai?
We hear that there might just be a special tribute on the night of 23 November 2023 to our US friends on the World’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, just maybe!
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