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Christmas is coming to Time Out Market Dubai with 30 stellar new dishes

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By Zoe Patterson November 8, 2021
Christmas is coming to Time Out Market Dubai, bringing together two of the things we love most in the world: the festive season and the greatest food you can find in the city.

Time Out Festive Market is a month-long (and very merry) programme with Christmas-inspired dishes, live entertainment and a meet and greets with Santa at Santa’s Grotto.

Is anyone else hearing sleigh bells? There’s nothing better than a festive menu to really get into the Christmas spirit. From Sunday, December 5 to Wednesday, January 5 that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Market, with over 30 Christmas-inspired dishes to sample from the city’s best homegrown venues.

The festive menu will be available all day and night with Christmas-inspired plates. Check out Folly Workshop’s impressive giant Yorkshire pudding with roast turkey leg and chestnut stuffing (okay, we’re officially drooling already).

Fulvio’s classic spaghetti alle vongole (with sautéed clams), BB Social Dining’s tempura lobster and caviar bao, and Reif Japanese Kushiyaki’s silky turkey ramen (gobble-gobble indeed) will all be available to make things feel merry and bright.

Those with a sweet tooth should dive straight into newcomer 21grams Balkan Bakery & Deli’s festive chocolate and hazelnut baklava with vanilla ice cream.

Love pie? Pitfire’s warm apple pie with vanilla custard and cinnamon sugar knots are out of this world. Other incredible festive options include Scoopi’s old-school After Eight, Terry’s Chocolate Orange ice cream flavours, and Little Erth’s pecan pie, among a rich selection of desserts.

In addition to the incredible food, the Market will be decked out in all things Christmas – reminiscent of traditional European festive markets. There will be real Christmas trees, fairy lights, and the smell of pine and ginger mulled grape in the air.

Live musical performances and DJs will perform throughout the month, including on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Ready to meet Santa? Our lists have been written for months. Father Christmas be at his grotto for photo ops on Friday, December 17 and Saturday, December 18, as well as on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We promise we’ve been good.