Your go-to for dining out over the holidays, the Festive Food Guide is here to offer recommendations on where to celebrate everything from Christmas to New Year’s Eve, and all that’s in between.

Get into the spirit at a tree lighting service or enjoy festive bites as you stroll around St. Regis Dubai’s Winter Garden, offering a traditional Christmas market environment.

Spend Christmas Eve with loved ones over an intimate dinner, but be sure to save room for Christmas Day feasts that await on December 25, as restaurants across the region put on indulgent spreads fit for feeding a king.

Welcome the New Year at an elegant gala dinner, or put on your dancing shoes and head to a venue offering live entertainment – there’s plenty of options to choose from.

Whichever venues you choose to celebrate at this season, we hope that recommendations inside this guide help to make your occasion extra special.

Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays!

The editorial team
Sophie McCarrick & Emma Hodgson