For a meaty festive eve, head over to Astor Grill. This steakhouse is serving up an indulgent four-course menu, expertly curated by the culinary team.
Dec 24, 6pm-11pm. Astor Grill, The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0000).
Celebrate the festive eve on an island outside Doha. Banana Island has promising views and fantastic food. There’s plenty of traditional dishes and warm tidings to be shared with friends and family.
QR350 (adults), QR250 (kids). Dec 24, 7pm-10.30pm. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara (4040 5050).
Break out the festive cheer as Radisson’s talented chefs serve up a feast combining the classics with a modern twist. Don’t forget to dress your best.
QR390 (per person). Dec 24, 6pm-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Doha, Ramada Signal (4428 1555).
Try street food delicacies from five continents this season. From salad bars to crustacean stations and grills to pasta stations, every dish is authentic and impressive. Look out for the special festive sweet spread.
QR295 (soft drinks), QR495 (selected beverages). Dec 24, 7.30pm-11pm. Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, West Bay (4419 5000).
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Spend your favourite day of the year with a special family-style set menu. There’s DJ entertainment, a singer and a kids club for the little ones.
QR315 (soft drinks), QR465 (special beverages). Dec 24, 7pm-11.30pm. Mondrian Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4045 5999).
Hunters Room and Grill
Try the festive á la carte specialities at this sophisticated steakhouse.
Dec 24, 7pm-midnight. Hunters Room and Grill, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).
If you’re tired of the traditional, try a Brazilian feast this holiday season. Ipanema is serving a lavish Brazilian churrascaria with exceptional festive delights including a whole roasted turkey, arroz de castanhas e ervas, bacalhau a Portuguesa and other favourites crafted by chef Sayed. Live performances by resident band Brazuqa will set the festive mood.
QR295 (soft drinks), QR495 (selected beverages), QR180 (vegetarian). Dec 24, 7.30pm-12.30am. Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, West Bay (4419 5000).
Experience an exquisite buffet featuring traditional dishes brilliant prepared by the expert chefs.
QR265 (soft drinks), QR349 (special beverages), QR450 (enhanced beverages), QR110 (children aged six to 12). Dec 24, 6.30pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8522).
We’re always pleased with Le Cigalon’s buffets, so we’re positive the festive edition will be fabulous.
QR250 (per person). Dec 24, 6.30pm-11.30pm. La Cigale Hotel, Al Sadd (4428 8698).
This beautiful outdoor location is possibly the best option to celebrate the festive season if you want incredible views and a chilly setting. Chef Emanuele has prepared authentic delicacies for you in this Italian home and a live band will play your favourite holiday tunes.
QR275 (soft drinks), QR425 (selected beverages). Dec 24, 7pm-midnight. Sheraton Grand Doha Hotel, West Bay (4485 3000).
Try the festive set menu with delightful dishes from all across Europe. Besides the four-course menu, there’s live entertainment, too.
QR265 (per person). Dec 24, 6pm-11.30pm. W Doha Hotel, West Bay (4453 5000).
Try a traditional Greek family-style sharing menu featuring authentic mezze and traditional roasted turkey. A live Bouzouki band will entertain you along with a festive choir. Santa will bring gifts for the little ones.
QR245 (per person), QR120 (kids). Dec 24, 7pm-11pm. Intercontinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).
For an alfresco festive eve, try O’Glacée’s Tchin-Tchin Bell featuring three hours of flowing beverages and a savoury tapas board.
QR245 (per person). Dec 24, 25. Alwadi Hotel Doha, Msheireb Downtown Doha (4009 9999).
Enjoy a special buffet in a festive atmosphere at Olive Oil. Expect some delicious traditional and seasonal specialities along with international dishes.
QR220 (soft drinks). Dec 24, 6.30pm-1.30pm. City Centre Rotana Doha, West Bay (4445 8888).
There’s a themed buffet to try at Seasonal Tastes featuring festive favourites.
From QR169 (per person). Dec 24, 6.30pm-11pm. The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).
If the Friday brunch here is anything to go by, the dinner must be top, too. Spend the festive eve with your friends and family at Taste for a scrumptious dinner buffet. The selection of seafood, salads, roast turkey, live stations and plenty of other accompaniments is brilliant and to make things memorable, there’s a DJ to spin some holiday cheer. And it’s a fairly new spot, so you’ll have ticked it off your list.
QR250 (soft drinks), QR350 (selected beverages). Dec 24, 7pm-1am. Dusit Doha Hotel, West Bay (4004 4414).
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, celebrate the festive Season at Doha’s only revolving restaurant while enjoying panoramic views of the city. There’s a set menu priced at QR250 and it includes soft drinks. Booking and payments are required 48 hours in advance and the seats available are limited, so we suggest picking up the phone and making your reservations now.
QR250 (per person). Dec 24. The Torch Doha, Al Waab, Aspire Zone (4446 5600).