Turkey takeaways are an Abu Dhabi institution and they come in handy, not just for Christmas Day itself, but nothing feeds a houseful of guests better than a big, juicy bird, a pork belly or a leg of lamb.

Check out all the options for making your festive season super celebratory!



This is the surprise entry in this year's turkey tour: it's an excellent standard of turkey and should definitely be considered as a player in the game, not least because they deliver!

The turkey comes golden, glistening and aromatic with crispy skin and tender and tasty meat .

With a host of colourful sides, this errs on the side of traditional, with beautifully green Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, making each plateful appealing. There are no roasties, instead, choose from baby potato confit, mashed potatoes, or Oriental rice. The festive bread stuffing is beautiful with a delicate sweetness from the dried fruits and roasted chestnuts.

Kilner jars house four condiments to raise your turkey dinner to the next level: a hit-the-spot cranberry sauce, with juicy whole cranberries, an apple chutney, braised white cabbage, and a citrusy giblet gravy.

The feast comes in two sizes and must be ordered 24 hours in advance and comes with free delivery across all of Abu Dhabi.

Honey and rosemary roasted turkey with sides and sauces

Price: 6-7KG AED749 | 8-9KG AED849

Must be ordered 24 hours in advance | Free delivery across AUH

Ordering: 02 657 0000 or email fb.khalidiya@rotana.com


If you're looking for a reasonably priced turkey feast, put Yas Plaza hotels on your list. Get a golden, tasty oven-roasted turkey with signature chestnut and sage stuffing from just AED 500. These birds come complete with all the trimmings, including good roast potatoes as well as cheddar mashed potatoes - perfect for that Thanksgiving nod - chipolatas, Yorkshire puddings as well as other veg options.



-      Crowne Plaza Yas Island

-      Rotana Yas Island

-      Radisson Blu Yas Island

Date: 15th November – 7th January

Price 5kg – 6kg turkey AED 500 | 7kg – 8kg turkey starting at AED 650

Book: 48 hours in advance http://www.yasplazahotels.com



This is an incredible option for a turkey takeaway! It's upscale, it's perfectly cooked and comes with proper stuffing and luscious sides - what more could you ask for to make your Christmas amazing?

I'm not sure if it's the presence of the tender timer and the honey glaze, but this bird is gloriously juicy and tasty. It's very hard to get turkeys right, but the team here has managed it with aplomb - no extras are necessary, though do have a dollop of cranberry and some bread sauce.

Potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and moreish enough that we recommend you buy a double batch: they're that good. The stuffing is divine - bready and oniony and crispy, so good. We love the carrots and parsnips, the Brussels sprouts ae absolutely superb and the butternut is a nice option too. It also comes with chestnuts with the most excellent caramelised onions - this is a must-try!

If you've decided against a turkey this year, Jumeirah Saadiyat offers either beef or lamb to replace it - both excellent options!

Best of all, you can enjoy it all the way through to January 10th, so once you've gotten over your Christmas turkey, order this one or any of these delectable roasts - for the sheer pleasure of it.

Honey glazed slow roasted turkey

Price: AED 750

Feeds 6 – 8 guests

Comes with Brussel sprouts, roasted new potatoes, maple glazed vegetables, trimmings, chestnuts, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy


Herb crusted beef brisket

Price: AED 695

Feeds 6 – 8 guests

Comes with roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, honey glazed carrots, Brussels sprouts, roasted chestnuts, cauliflower cheese parsnips, red cabbage and gravy


Roast leg of lamb

Price: AED 550

Feeds 6 – 8 guests

Comes with mushroom and chestnut filling, roasted potatoes, sautéed vegetables, steamed asparagus and mint sauce.


Available from 5 December 2023 - 10 January 2024

Please book at least 24 hours in advance

Booking: 02 811 4342 or email JSIrestaurants@jumeirah.com.

or via their website www.jumeirah.com/turkey_takeaway


The entire meal comes with a fun unboxing on the horizon with a customized Sofitel turkey box! Such a nice touch.

The turkey itself is beautifully browned and cooked and stuffed with veg and citrus to give an excellent flavour to the meat. The breast meat is soft and buttery and the legs and wings provide rich pickings for those who love the dark meat.

The apple bread stuffing is excellent and is beautiful alongside the glazed chestnuts, braised red cabbage (a favourite!), roasted pumpkin, rosemary potatoes, sautéed green beans, Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce … Best of all, it comes with two tubs of gravy, which is a massive thumbs up. The package includes the stuffing, sauces, bread and 2 sides - more than enough for a great festive feast!

23rd November - 31st December 2023

Must be ordered 48 hours in advance

Price: 5kg AED445 | 7kg AED595

Ordering: 02 813 7777



Known for their rich festive offerings, Jones the Grocer is pulling out all the stops this year for their turkey takeaway options. Starting at just AED795, and enough to feed up to 10 people for a sage and apricot stuffed roast turkey with cranberry sauce and juniper-infused gravy, or a slow-cooked lamb shank with rosemary and juniper-infused gravy, Jones the Grocer’s roast and roast packages are sure to leave your guests utterly impressed.

Choose from their Silver, Gold, and Diamond packages: the silver package is perfect for those seeking a traditional holiday meal, while the gold package offers an elevated dining experience with additional festive cheese board and desserts. The Diamond package includes the exclusive gourmet selections, for which Jones the Grocer is celebrated.

Where: Jones the Grocer, all stores across Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi 

When: Available for order NOW! 


AED 795 for classic roast turkey or slow-cooked lamb shank;

AED 1,049 for roast turkey or lamb shank with sides 

AED 1,189 Silver package including roast turkey or lamb shank, premium sides, and apple cinnamon pie or pumpkin pie

AED 1,449 Gold package including roast turkey or lamb shank, premium sides, and artisan cheese board or artisan charcuterie board

AED 1,559 Diamond package including roast turkey or lamb shank, premium sides, choice of artisan cheese board or artisan charcuterie board, and choice of apple cinnamon pie or pumpkin pie.  

Booking: Order at https://www.jonesthegrocer.com/lets-get-festive-i127 or in-store at your nearest Jones the Grocer 



Served with a choice of sides, this bird will be sure to please every member of your festive party, and at AED499 it won’t break the bank.

Serving up to 8, this bird is large. A subtly-herbed skin, with tasty hints of rosemary, wrapped in streaky beef bacon (and crispy too!), the meat is juicy and plentiful, easy to carve, with plenty of light and dark meat to go around.

The turkey comes with a delicious apple bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. Roasted potatoes are served within the roasted veg (including parsnips, carrots, and asparagus), al dente buttery Brussels sprouts, green beans with crispy bacon bits, chipolatas (chicken) wrapped in beef bacon and a fragrant and fancy truffle mash.

A special mention here has to go to the gravy, a perfect pouring consistency, not too thick and rich and beautiful.

If you want a relaxing Christmas day this year, pour a glass of something nice, pop a cracker, and let Yas Acres do the hard work for you.

Yas Acres turkey takeaway

Serves 6-8 (5-6kg) | AED499, additional sides AED35

Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance

Available 21 November - December 29th 2023

Ordering: 050 757 4808



Get your turkey and ham from Le Royal Meridien this year.

Opt for our turkey takeaway offerings, personalized to your preferred size, complete with beautiful bread stuffing, chestnuts, cranberry sauce, and savoury gravy, leaving you free from kitchen duties. Unlike other offerings, Le Royal Meridien allows you the freedom to choose your own sides for just AED35 each. Not a fan of Brussels sprouts? No need to get them! Want double roasties? It's up to you! We love the freedom of this and think you will too.

Best of all, you can also order a pork belly for just AED150! This is a massive draw we know you'll be all over.


Dates: Available from November 24th to December 25th

Price: AED 600 | for 4-6kg , AED 700 | for 6-8kg

Add on your sides for AED35 each.


·       Sautéed Brussels sprouts

·       Roasted herb potatoes

·       Honey glazed butternut

·       Oven baked sweet potatoes

·       Slow-roasted root vegetables

3kg crackling pork belly AED150

Add on dessert:

Apple or cherry pie | AED 45



Orders to be placed 72 Hours in advance

Call 800 101 101 Whatsapp 056 404 9988

@leroyalmeridienabudhabi #leroyalemeridienabudhabi



Christmas and turkey go hand-in-hand. Treat your loved ones to a delicious turkey from Sama Lobby Lounge. Choose from two turkey sizes with all the traditional trimmings for a feast at home. The sides include Brussels sprouts, maple glazed carrots, roasted potatoes, stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. It's delicious and always gets great reviews - if you're a lover of a really great turkey dinner, this is an excellent option.

Dates: 4th December - 8th January | 12 PM - 10 PM

Pick up at Sama Lobby Lounge

Price: AED625 for 5-6 kg, AED760 for 8-9kg

Orders to be placed 24 hours in advance

Call 02 697 0000 or email sama.saadiyat@rotana.com



Consistently one of the best turkey takeaways in Abu Dhabi, Conrad makes all the festive bells ring. The turkey is large (feeds 8) and genuinely succulent.

There are generous servings of carrot with parsnips and Brussels sprouts with chestnuts along with the best sweet potato and pumpkin. We love that they have pumpkin bits that are gorgeously crispy with a lovely caramelisation - these are definitely picked off the plate first! The potatoes are crispy and soft and herbed to perfection and there were loads of them. Seasoning on all the vegetables was excellent, which is not always a given.

The chipolatas are the show-stoppers: these little sausages wrapped in bacon were soft and juicy and will be gone in 60 seconds.

This gravy is dark, rich and tasty and there's plenty of it and the thick cranberry jelly goes perfectly with the turkey.

Timings: 24 November until 9 January

Price: AED899 turkey serving 8-10 guests

Booking: should be 48 hours in advance. 02 811 5666

For a full list of turkey takeaways, check this out https://www.bestbitesuae.com/events/turkey-takeaways

Rachael Partington