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Coconut Pie
Namrata makes one half of Dubai's popular blogging duo: She said, She said. Here, she shares her recipe for a festive coconut pie
Linzer Christmas Biscuits
Lenka, who is from the Czech Republic, shares her recipe for her family's traditional Linzer Christmas Biscuits
French Spice Cakes (pain d'epices)
This spicy gingerbread loaf by Edwina Salvatori is bursting with warm flavours of nutmeg and ginger - perfect for the festive season
Mexican Wedding Cakes
Although named Mexican wedding cakes, it's believed these cookies originated in the Middle East. Their snowy exterior makes them the perfect Christmas treat.
Lebkuchen
Found in practically every Christmas market in Germany, why not make these traditional gingerbread cookies at home with the kids.
Dolma with Lamb Chops
Zaynab, who grew up in New York and now calls Dubai home, combines her Iraqi heritage and multi-cultural experiences to create mouth-watering fare for her family and friends. Impress your guests this season with her show-stopping dolma!
Oxtail Potjiekos
South African born Gavin first cooked this traditional dish when he was on a camping trip as a teenager. The former chef now hosts regular gatherings at his house in Dubai, where potjiekos (pronounced 'poy-key-kos'), is the star. It simply isn't Christmas in the Naude household without this delicious stew
Zesty Prawn Cocktail
Dubai-based Alison enjoys cooking during the week, preferring to stay out of her gorgeous kitchen on weekends, when her husband, who is a former chef, takes over. Here she shares one her favourite festive starters
Balaleet
A traditional Emirati sweet vermicelli dish with eggs and onion. A simple dish with an unexpected but elegant taste and aroma!
Legeimat
This traditional Emirati recipe has been personalised with the addition of mozzarella cheese by Zahra Al Nahdi. This pastry is a delicious and traditional sweet similar to doughnuts and is often served during Ramadan and special occasions
Machicha Fish with Rice
Fatima Al Qubaisi shares her traditional Emirati Machicha Fish with Rice Dish - taken from Culinary Magic of the Emirates by Alexandra Von Hahn
Christmas Turkey with Beef, Pistachio and Parmesan Stuffing
Although Shelley Douglas is a professional hairdresser, we think she is more than capable of giving any chef a run for their money when it comes to her fabulous stuffed turkey...