Driven Properties LLC
Dubai Area Guides

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Last modified on 14th December 2021. Dubai Real Estate Blog

Happy Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving may seem like a uniquely American holiday. Still, it targets more than the estimated 50,000 American expats who call the UAE home. Thankfulness is no small part of popular culture. It is also an excuse to enjoy a bountiful feast of dishes including turkey, mashed potatoes, and pies with family and friends. The holiday typically involves:

  • Reunions and a feeling of togetherness
  • Football games on TV
  • Crazy retail sales in stores and online on the fourth Thursday of November

Nevertheless, people in the UAE have many questions about Thanksgiving each year. Here's a look at what people want to know surrounding the holiday.

When is Thanksgiving 2021 in Dubai?

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, which means the 25th in Dubai this year.

When did Thanksgiving become a national holiday in The United States?

President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

Best Thanksgiving dinners in Dubai

Thanksgiving festivities usually involve gathering friends and family around a sumptuous dinner, with roasted turkey alongside mashed potatoes, gravy, beans, pumpkin pie, and so much more! However, life in Dubai is fast-paced, so organizing a Thanksgiving feast at home can be challenging. Fortunately, plenty of restaurants honor this special occasion, offering wholesome Thanksgiving dinners in Dubai. You get traditional, modern, and global thanksgiving minus.

Here is a list of the best turkey destinations for a festive meal for Thanksgiving in Dubai 2021:

  • Chicago Meatpackers at Palm Jumeirah
  • Brunch & Cake at Jumeirah 1
  • Weslodge Saloon at Business Bay (Those who live in apartments in Business Bay can look forward to a fun Thanksgiving evening as the restaurant is close by)
  • Marea at DIFC