Christmas 2020: Dubai’s Best Christmas Day Brunches.
The best places for Christmas Brunch in Dubai this festive season. Whether it’s a buffet, plated or family-friendly brunch you are looking for…

Accents – InterContinental Dubai Marina:

The We Brunch: Christmas Day Edition is back! The venue will be going fully festive, brimming with Christmas joy, including live music and a visit from the one and only, Santa Claus. Love Parties will ensure the high energy and excitement throughout, with a day that will not disappoint. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages) and AED 425 (premium beverages)

GO: Visit webrunchdxb.com for reservations and more information.


Amazonico – DIFC:

This Christmas, Amazonico will be throwing its first-ever brunch. Expect a magical, merry and tropical event where twinkling fairy lights and golden decor will set the scene while resident DJ’s spin holiday tunes to keep spirits high. Feast upon Amazonico’s signature Latin American dishes along with some exciting new festive additions. Friday 25 December. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) AED 615 Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 571 3999 for reservations and more information.


Anise at InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Christmas Brunch:

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with an abundance of authentic flavours inspired by culinary traditions from across the world. Enjoy traditional treats from eight live cooking stations, as well as an array of international cheeses and desserts, accompanied by live music, children’s entertainment and visit from Santa. The little ones will be delighted by a visit from Santa. Friday 25 December from 1 pm – 4 pm. AED 375 (soft beverages), AED 475 (house hops, grapes, and bubbles).

GO: Call (0)4 701 1111 for reservations and more information.


Azure Beach – Rixos Premium Dubai JBR:

Azure Beach will be offering a fun and chilled out way to celebrate with its “Almost Survived 2020 Brunch.” Featuring a line-up of festive food served straight to your sunbed, the brunch menu includes signature Azure Beach favourites with a festive twist. Starters range from cranberry glazed sticky chicken wings to festive crab rainbow rolls and kim-cheese quesadilla with smoked vegetable dip. For mains, guests can expect Santa’s salmon sandwich and a Chrimbo club sandwich. For a sweet finish, diners can dive into a delicious tropical fruit and eggnog ice dessert platter. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 345 (house beverages) and AED 445 (bubbly).

GO: Call (0)52 777 9472 for reservations and more information.


Ballarò at Conrad Dubai – Christmas Day Brunch:

For those looking to celebrate Christmas outside of their home, visit Ballarò restaurant which will showcase the best traditional festive dishes, reinvented with the mastery of Executive Chef Yannis Manikis. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages) and AED 750 (bubbly). Children ages six to twelve years dine for half price.

GO: Call (0)4 444 7111 for reservations and more information.


Beau Rivage Bistro at Grand Millennium Business Bay – Christmas Brunch:

Let Beau Rivage Bistro make your Christmas Day a magical experience to remember with its Christmas Day Brunch packed full of exciting entertainment and lavish food. Beau Rivage Bistro’s Christmas Day international buffet includes Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Indian cuisines, with vegetarian and vegan options, and a delectable desserts buffet. With a live band performance, festive decorations, face painting and balloon bending activities to keep your little elves entertained, Santa and Santarina will also be making a special appearance to distribute gifts to the children. Take in the mesmerising views of the Canal while celebrating festive moments to remember with your nearest and dearest. Friday 25 December from 1:30pm to 4pm. AED 235 (soft beverages) and AED 355 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 873 3334 for reservations and more information.


Besh Turkish Kitchen at Sheraton Mall of the Emirates:

Feel the magic of Christmas together with family and friends as you indulge in a fabulous Christmas Day Brunch at Besh, the authentic Turkish kitchen located at the Sheraton Mall of the Emirates. This year, guests are invited to don their best attire and head over to this family-friendly brunch to enjoy a lavish spread of all the festive favourites including an oven-roasted turkey served with all the trimmings and classic Christmas desserts. Following the brunch, guests are invited to revel in the panoramic views of the city skyline at the Vantage terrace as Santa drops by from the north-pole, to spread Christmas cheer and hand out presents to all the kids as the live DJ spins the very best tunes to put one and all in a very merry mood. What’s more, guests will also receive a special goody bag filled with a variety of exciting surprises. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 99 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 377 2353 for reservations and more information.


Brasserie 2.0 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa – Christmas Brunch:

Enjoy a traditional Christmas roast brunch with loved ones at Brasserie 2.0. With an extensive buffet selection and live stations plus traditional Roast Turkey accompanied with fruity cranberry sauce and all the trimmings, the talented team of chefs promises to delight and entertain, dishing up an outstanding spread of culinary delights for the perfect Christmas meal. Dialling up the festive atmosphere will be a live band playing some of the favourite festive tunes, as well as a DJ. Friday 25 December from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 675 (house beverages) and AED 925 (sparkling).

GO: Call (0)4 316 5550 for reservations and more information.


Brasserie Boulud at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk – Christmas Brunch:

Brasserie Boulud is creating a special brunch for the first time, featuring a menu bursting with culinary classics mixed with iconic French favourites; from foie gras terrine and fig jam toasted brioche as well as seared sea scallops to shaved fresh white truffle linguine and more. Gather your family and your friends to indulge in a four-course menu as well as a foie gras station and a chilled oyster counter. Friday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 355 (soft beverages) and AED 525 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 281 4020 for reservations and more information. 


Brass Monkey Bluewaters Dubai – Christmas Brunch:

The signature Brass Monkey brunch is getting a festive makeover for a world of fun within its walls. Guests can expect a bubbly welcome drink to start the festivities, and special Christmas dishes including a traditional Christmas roast awaits where visitors can choose from turkey, lamb or salmon with all then trimmings! For a sweet and festive ending guests can choose from a sticky toffee pudding or white chocolate cheesecake before all the other fun in store at Brass Monkey. Once the munching has finished, playmates can get their GAME ON. With two-floors full of entertainment including a 12-lane bowling alley, VR racing simulator and more than 60 arcade games, guests can enjoy three hours of free play with the play card given to them on arrival. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 425 (house beverages) and AED 550 (premium beverages and bubbles).

GO: Call (0)4 582 7277 for reservations and more information.


Bytes Restaurant – Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City:

The special Christmas menu offers a global spread highlighting traditional favourites including roasted turkey, Christmas goose, Dibba Bay Oysters and a sweet array of delicacies including mince pies, yule logs and Christmas Cookies. Entertainment will be provided by a live DJ, carol singers alongside the Winterland kids’ zone and a visit from Santa Claus. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 189 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 89 (children aged four to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)54 793 1424 for reservations and more information.


Café Belge – The Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre: 

Head down to famed Café Belge for a dazzling Festive Brunch. The Secret brunch at The Ritz, Christmas Special will be a celebratory brunch experience featuring an elegant ambience along with a delectable array of festive food and beverages that will enhance your holiday spirit. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages), AED 495 (sparkling) and AED 695 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 372 2323 for reservations and more information.


Chamas at Crowne Plaza Dubai – Christmas Day:

Taste the best of Brazil with a Christmas themed dinner. The dining experience comes complete with 18 succulent meat cuts, a glass of grape and a wide variety of festive sweets. Dance the night away with live entertainment as you enjoy the festive Christmas mood. Friday 25 December. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 37o (house beverages) and AED 490 (premium house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 331 1111 for reservations and more information. 


Charm Thai at Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina Hotel – Charm Thai Christmas Brunch:

Are you looking for something a little different on Christmas Day? The Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina Hotel’s signature restaurant Charm Thai has you covered with their distinctive Charm Thai Christmas Brunch. As the name suggests, guests can expect to be charmed with a family-style set menu of Thai favourites served to the table so that you can enjoy some real family time with your loved ones. Festive cheer can be found with decorations, a Christmas tree and celebratory crackers. Friday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm AED 266 (soft beverages), AED 366 (house beverages) and AED 199 (children aged four to 11 years).

GO: Call (0)4 378 0000 for reservations and more information.


Crowne Plaza Dubai – Christmas Brunch at Jumeriah Ballroom:

Prepare for a festive feast with mouth-watering specialties at the Christmas Day Brunch at Crowne Plaza’s Grand Ballroom “Jumierah Ballroom”.  Enjoy a delightful feast with your loved ones, featuring extensive Christmas delicacies which everyone is sure to enjoy. A Cuban Band will add a theme to your lunch experience and there will be plenty of activities for children. Friday 25 December. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 99 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 331 1111 for reservations and more information.


Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival CityThe Festive Picnic Pantry Brunch:

Head outdoors this Christmas for a fun-filled family day out at The Picnic Pantry. Enjoy a selection of delectable treats from a one-of-a-kind walk-in pantry, premium grills from the BBQ stations. A visit from Santa will complete the festivities. Friday, 25 December from 12:30 pm – 4 pm. AED 275 (soft beverages), AED 375(house hops, grapes and bubbles).

GO: Call (0)4 701 1111 for reservations and more information.


Distillery Gastropub – Souk Al Manzil:

Distillery Gastropub will host the ‘Ugly Sweater Party Brunch’ on Christmas Day. Tunes by a live DJ ensure a cheerful atmosphere, and the owner of the ugliest sweater will win a free Mad Monkey Brunch voucher. Festive flavours will flow from the kitchen, including starters of pulled turkey poutine with cranberry sauce and gravy, tempura prawn cocktail, cranberry and raisin chicken wings, and twice-cooked crispy cauliflower bites. For mains, roast turkey dinner will be served with all the traditional sides. There’ll be braised brisket with roasted potatoes and spiced honey carrots, roasted pumpkin risotto with rocket and chives, and a festive burger with onion and cranberry chutney. Indulgent desserts of New York Christmas cheesecake with roasted strawberries and cranberries, plus candy cane white chocolate mousse with berry coulis will bring the festive feast to a close. From the bar, free-flowing beverages will be available including festive cocktails, a mulled wine spritzer, Mrs Claus’ secret eggnog, Rudolph’s old fashioned, and the little elves gin fizz. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 249 (house beverages) and AED 449 (sparkling).

GO: Call (0)54 998 2003 for reservations and more information.


Eat & Meat Restaurant – The H Dubai:

Celebrate Christmas Day at Eat & Meat Restaurant with your family and friends. Enjoy a traditional festive five-course à la carte brunch featuring all your seasonal favourites. Live entertainment will add to the festive cheer, and kids will be entertained at the supervised kid’s corner with activities including face painting and cookie decorating. A surprise visit from Santa is expected. Friday 25 December. AED 360 (soft beverages), AED 420 (house beverages) and AED 129 (children aged six to 11 years)

GO: Call (0)4 4 501 8644 for reservations and more information.


Farriers at the Meydan Hotel – Christmas Day Brunch:

Feel enchanted by the dazzling surrounds of Farriers that transforms into the ultimate holiday celebration with its unrivalled culinary experiences courtesy of the hotel’s live cooking stations. Making this a holiday feast beyond compare are the live performances by the saxophonist, special activities for the children and a visit from Santa Claus, himself. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 375 (soft beverages), AED 525 (house beverages), AED 625 (sparkling), and AED 825 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 381 3111 for reservations and more information.


Feast at Sheraton Grand Dubai:

Jingle all the way for a magical Christmas brunch experience with loved ones at Feast restaurant with a wide selection of live grills and legendary roasts and embrace the festive cheer the season brings with it! Tis’ the season to savor on traditional delicacies! Ranging from live cooking stations, seafood counters, carving stations and much more! Friday, 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 399 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages) and AED 599 (sparkling).

GO: Call (0)4 503 4444 for reservations and more information.


Flair 5, The Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre: 

Head to Flair 5 for a rooftop brunch experience. Expect a day filled with festive cheer as Flair 5 is transformed into a festive winter wonderland complete with live entertainment, dancers and a Christmas Choir. Friday 25 December. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages), AED 499 (Italian sparkling) and AED 699 (French sparkling).

GO: Call (0)4 372 2395 for reservations and more information.


Fogueira at Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach:

What better way to continue the merriment than with a special festive feast at the Christmas Brunch at Fogueira while taking in the picturesque panoramic views of Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach. The impeccable facilities and top-notch festive culinary offerings will elevate your joyful spirit and leave you satisfied. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages) and AED 299 AED (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.fogueiradubai.com for reservations and more information.


Geales at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa – Christmas Brunch:

For a quintessentially British Christmas, look no further than Geales at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. Christmas Day brunch comes with a traditional menu with lashings of gravy and all the trimmings. Relish in the true meaning of Christmas at Geales – with laughter, love and hearty food! Friday 25 December from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 550 (house beverages) and AED 925 (bubbly).

GO: Call (0)4 316 5550 for reservations and more information.


GRAZE Gastro Grill & Bar at La Ville Hotel and Suites, City WalkChristmas Day Brunch:

All of the carol singing, gift wrapping and gift unwrapping are enough to work up an appetite! GRAZE Gastro Grill & Bar is serving up a traditional festive feast complete with all the classics: roast turkey, sirloin steak, citrus cured salmon, chicken liver and foie gras, butter-poached prawns, and Christmas pudding or nutmeg custard tart for dessert. The venue allows for al fresco dining on its gorgeous outdoor terrace overlooking City Walk Dubai and the Burj Khalifa. GRAZE Gastro Grill & Bar has also crafted a selection of Christmas themed mixed drinks and Bruno Fave will be performing live to keep the festive vibes flowing. Friday 25 December 25 from 1 pm to 5 pm. AED 250 (soft beverages). AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 599 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 403 3111 for reservations and more information.


HANAMI at Andaz The Palm Dubai – Christmas Brunch:

After working up a real appetite unwrapping all your presents, get ready for a Christmas Day with a difference, among the Dubai skyline. The HANAMI Christmas Day Brunch brings Tokyo street vibes, along with bold splashes of colour, light and sound, to your festive experience. Enjoy a social, sharing-style brunch and tuck into an irresistible selection of amped-up Asian cuisine, infused with Japanese street-food attitude, served straight from the kitchen to your table, as well as beverage options that are nothing short of liquid gold – all topped off by breath-taking 360° skyline views. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 445 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 581 4037 for reservations and more information.


Hotel Cartagena at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – Cartagena Christmas Day Brunch:

Overseen by the legendary Mrs Buendia herself, Christmas Day at Hotel Cartagena will deliver a decadent feast – taking all the usual enthusiasm of Friday brunch with a bucket load of extra glitter. Guests will have the choice of sticking to the regular brunch menu, serving everything from lobster to tacos – all washed down with Chilean bubbles and festive cocktails – or to opt for the ‘traditional’ turkey spiced up with signature Latin without borders flair. Showstopper desserts will come in birdcages as usual, but look out for some seasonal guest stars including Christmas pudding. Expect the city’s exuberant urban jungle to be decked out with OTT decorations blending wildly alongside oversized birdcages, towering tropical plants, hanging lanterns and decorative trinkets left behind by esteemed hotel guests. Step out of the Black Panther, Hotel Cartagena’s private elevator, into a land of feverish festive dreams littered with lavishness with Mrs B’s dancing girls and a soundtrack of Yuletide classics from resident DJ Kio. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 395 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 560 1799 for reservations and more information.


Hutong – DIFC:

Diners are invited to spend Christmas Day with a lively Dim Sum brunch, indulging in free-flow dim sum, free-flow Champagne and free-flow cocktails. The sensational menu includes a choice of fifteen innovative dishes including the delicate wild mushroom and truffle bao, meticulously created to look like real mushrooms; the Suan Cai Yu Crispy Dumpling, a black crunchy outer filled with delicious salted fish and pickled cabbage; Roasted Peking Duck with Pancakes; and the Hutong Fresh Hammour, theatrically cooked at the table on Black Stone. To end the afternoon on a sweet note, an assortment of delectable desserts will be served along with homemade ice creams and sorbets. A holiday spirit is enhanced on Christmas Day, with an array of entertainment including a soundtrack by DJ Ivan Minuti and atmospheric Chinese drummers, designed to take the party to the next level. On Boxing Day, a more laid-back mood will be evident, with a live musician and saxophonist. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 298 (soft beverages), AED398 (grape) and AED 648 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 220 0868 for reservations and more information.


Indya by Vineet at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa – Christmas Brunch:

The much-loved Indya by Vineet is offering families the chance to share in the festivities with a delicious Indian sharing-style lunch menu. On Christmas Day, you can opt for the sharing platters at Indya by Vineet for only AED 285 per person, and enjoy the rich flavoursome dishes from acclaimed chef, Vineet Bhatia. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 285 (sharing menu).

GO: Call (0)4 316 5550 for reservations and more information.


Koko Bay at West Beach – Palm Jumeirah:

The picturesque beachfront venue is the perfect place for a sun-soaked festive feast of traditional Christmas favourites served alongside delicious Asian and European-inspired dishes. For the Christmas Day Lunch, guests can indulge in a six-course menu of cold and hot appetiser platters to share, freshly shucked oysters, followed by chestnut velouté with porcine dust soup. Diners can then choose from a selection of traditional main courses, including turkey breast with all the trimmings, as well as seasonal favourites given an Asian twist including slow-braised Indonesian lamb shank Rendang, before finishing with a dessert platter to share including mini mince pies, Christmas pudding and an array of festive favourites. Friday 25 December from 12pm to 4pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 545 (house beverages) and AED 645 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit www.kokobay.com for reservations and more information.


LARTE – Studio One Hotel:

Enjoy a four-course festive menu inspired by Italian Christmas traditions, alongside a cheese and dessert station. There will be plenty to keep the little ones occupied with free pizza making, a games room, festive movie marathon in the Screening Room, and Santa will be making an appearance with gifts to be unwrapped. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 269 (house beverages), AED 299 (premium beverages) and AED 99 (children aged six to 12 years).

GO: Call (0)4 581 6870 for reservations and more information.


La Serre Bistro – Vida Downtown:

Delight in a lavish Christmas Day Brunch at La Serre Bistro, where a three-course menu will be served, accompanied by free-flowing beverages. Amuse bouche of oysters with chervil granite will be served, followed by starters of tarte flambe, lentil salad with cranberries, octopus carpaccio with mandarin and rye croutons, grilled prawns, beetroot carpaccio with goat’s cheese, pistachio and smoked vinaigrette, burrata with grilled peach and hazelnut vinaigrette. For the main course, guests can choose from confit salmon with beetroot puree, baby vegetables with mandarin beurre blanc, fontina ravioli with chestnut and white truffle, roasted turkey ballontine with parsnip puree, red cabbage, cranberry and truffle jus, or tenderloin Rossini. Tempting desserts keep things classically French, with options including baked mont d’or with black winter truffle and aged balsamic, mont blanc buche (chestnut and cognac yule log), and chocolate banana yule log. Friday 25 December from 12pm to 4pm. AED 349 (soft beverages) and AED 549 (sparkling). 

GO: Call (0)4 528 3779 for reservations and more information.


 Liwan Restaurant at Swissôtel Al Ghurair – Little Explorer’s Festive Journey:  

The Playhouse Brunch welcomes the festive spirit with aplomb. Your Little Explorers will enjoy an array of festive-themed activities to go along with the delicious buffet. Expect Gingerbread House decorating and unique letters to Santa activity. There’s no place like Liwan for the holidays. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 160 (adults) and AED 80 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 293 3000 for orders and more information.


Lo+Cale at Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina Hotel – Lo+Cale Christmas Brunch:

Lo+Cale the Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina Hotel’s day-to-night venue will be offering a family-friendly Lo+Cale Christmas Brunch. Revel in the modern surroundings while enjoying an extensive buffet selection of international dishes and traditional Christmas favourites, alongside children’s activities and a visit from Santa. AED 266 (soft beverages), Friday, 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 366 (house beverages) and AED 199 (children aged four to 11 years).

GO: Call (0)4 378 0000 for reservations and more information.


MasterChef, The TV Experience – Christmas with MasterChef: 

Offering unlimited sharing-style starters, a choice of one delectable main and unlimited desserts, celebrate Christmas Day with a wonderful brunch filled with delicious holiday favourites and featuring a live carving station serving mouthwatering cuts of Turkey. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverage), AED 389 (house beverages) and AED 489 (premium beverages),

GO: Call (0)4 550 8111 for reservations and more information.


Maya Mexican Kitchen & Bar at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa – Christmas Brunch:

For those looking for a different Christmas Day celebration, Maya Mexican Kitchen + Bar is serving up a festive fiesta, with sharing dishes bursting with traditional Mexican flavours. You can indulge in a host of sharing platters showcasing the colours and tastes of Mexico. Happy diners are guaranteed to dance the day away, as jolly tunes from the live band and resident DJ ring through the afternoon. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 400 (soft beverages) and AED 550 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 316 5550 for reservations and more information.


Manava – Sofitel Dubai The Palm:

Christmas cuisine is a true objet d’art at the family-friendly restaurant, Manava, Living up to its name, meaning ‘welcome’ in Tahitian, adults and children will be treated to a spectacular Christmas brunch unlike any other in Dubai. Families with little ones will also be delighted to share in the joy of this Christmas with an impressive line up of children’s activities which includes a (distanced) meet and greet with the man of the hour, Santa Claus. AED 450 (soft beverages) and AED 595 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 455 6677 for reservations and more information.


Mina Brasserie at Four Seasons DIFC – Christmas Brunch:

Four Seasons invites every true festive reveller to celebrate Christmas with the perfect Festive Day Brunch on MINA Brasserie’s stunning festive terrace. Beautifully decorated, complete with MINA team adorned with Santa hats, and a DJ playing festive tunes, it’ll be a memorable experience to cherish. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 395 per person (soft beverages).

GO: Call (0)4506 0100 for reservations and more information.


Missippi’s Pool Bar at AVANI Ibn Battuta Gate – Christmas Brunch:

Get ready for one helluva Christmas Day Brunch at your home away from home. Enjoy Missippi’s homecooked Christmas Brunch, with all the trimmings, while making the most of the perfect poolside set-up. Friday 25 December from 12pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages) and AED 399 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)55 269 735 for reservations and more information.


Motorino Dubai – Christmas Day:

Enjoy a four-course sharing menu as a DJ and Singer create a festive mood. The sharing menu will feature Italian dishes and Motorino favourites such as Il Parmiggiano, Vitello Tonnato -roasted veal loin, oven-baked octopus and potato salad, eggplant parmigiana, beef tenderloin, chicken cacciatore, ravioli Caprese and some panettone ripieno con gelato for dessert. Guests can choose to sit indoors in the lively restaurant or on the atmospheric outdoor terrace. Friday 25 December, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 299 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 814 5918 for reservations and more information.


Muchachas – Holiday Inn Express Dubai:

After opening all of your presents, it’s time to round up your amigos y familia for the ultimate festive fiesta of flavour on Christmas Day. Give yourself a proper Feliz Navidad and add some Mexican flair to the big day with an unlimited four-course feast, along with the option of unlimited Margaritas, house beverages and selected hops. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 139 (soft beverages) and AED 219 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 327 5878 for reservations and more information.


Nassau – Jumeirah Golf Estates:

Experience a one-of-a-kind festive family brunch at Nassau with renowned celebrity chef, Silvena Rowe’s unique and flavoursome creations. Indulge in a joyous feast with an array of traditional festive dishes, including a carving station where diners can enjoy Roasted Turkey and Roasted Leg of Lamb, accompanied with delicious sauces and garnishes. The brunch will also include international flavours from Middle Eastern Style Grilled Prawns to Italian Pastas and Risottos, as well as a Tempura and Dumpling station and a Sushi counter. Families can celebrate the day with live entertainment, kids’ activities, and even a surprise visit from Santa Claus, all while enjoying the uninterrupted views of the renowned Jumeirah Golf Estates. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 290 (soft beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 360 1816 for reservations and more information.


Open Sesame at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown – Christmas Brunch:
All you want for Christmas this year is this delicious three-course feast to enjoy with your family and friends! Open Sesame offers you a festive experience like no other with a flavourful selection of hot and cold mezzes to share, followed by a main dish of choice and topped off with a tempting selection of sweet treats to get the taste buds dancing. Set menu options at Open Sesame are available for groups of two, four or eight guests making it the perfect place to take the family for a festive feast away from home .Friday 25 December from 12pm to 4pm. AED 199 (set menu and soft beverages), AED 299 (set menu and house beverages, AED 50 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)50 503 2036 for reservations and more information.


Palmito Garden at JA The Resort – Christmas Brunch:

Celebrate Christmas Day with a brunch filled with festive dishes, live cooking stations and festive entertainment, while the younger ones are entertained with fun and games. Don’t miss Santa’s visit at 2pm where he will be bearing gifts. What better way to celebrate in the sun than with splashing around in the pool or by the beach as guests also enjoy complimentary access to the facilities. Friday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 300 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 814 5555 for reservations and more information.


Park Regis Kris Kin:

This Christmas day, head over to Kris with a View at the Park Regis Kris Kin for a feast like no other. Guests are invited together with family and friends to relish in a special Christmas lunch buffet as they sway together to festive tunes. Highlights from the menu include a variety of the festive must-haves such as a 12-Hour Slow-Cooked Maple Honey Glazed Roast of Ham with Whipped Yukon potatoes, braised rutabaga & Pommery mustard au jus, Roulade of Stuffed Turkey Breast with Chestnut, sage and caramelized sweet onion stuffing, turkey gravy, and a decadent Butter-Rum Pound Pudding with matured raisins and coated in icing. Friday 25 December, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 129 (soft beverages) and AED 249 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 377 1111 for reservations and more information.


Prime68 at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – Festive Brunch:

Celebrate in style at the top of the world’s tallest five-star hotel with a festive brunch at Prime68. Take in panoramic views of Dubai’s glistening skyline as you feast on a delectable spread. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 250 (children aged between six and eleven years).

GO: Call (0)4 414 0000 for reservations and more information.


Raffles Dubai – Christmas Brunch:

For Christmas Day, Raffles Dubai will transform into an indoor and outdoor winter wonderland, whisking you away to a magical day of festive fare from around the world, complemented by lively music. Guests will feast on the finest selection of charcuterie and cheeses, an extravagant seafood market, flamboyant live cooking stations, and an extensive carvery with all the traditional trimmings, plus decadent desserts! There is plenty of merry-making for everyone, and the little ones will have their own dedicated playground, activities and a surprise visit from Santa. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 645 (bubbly).

GO: Call (0)4 324 8888 for reservations and more information.


Rhodes W1 at Grosvenor House Dubai – Christmas Day Brunch:

Rhodes W1 is bringing festive lovers a day to remember this Christmas Day. Indulge in a four-course menu inclusive of traditional Christmas turkey with all the trimmings and more for the ultimate Christmas brunch with a wow factor. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 6pm. AED 775 (soft beverages) and AED 1,100 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 317 6000 for reservations and more information.


Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar – Grosvenor House Dubai:

Those looking to enjoy a different kind of Christmas this year can look no further than the Christmas Brunch at Siddharta Lounge. With all the favourites from the Siddharta menu, including a range of South Mediterranean flavours, festive specials and free-flowing selected beverages. Experience Christmas with the stunning backdrop of Dubai to create lasting memories for the festive season. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 675 (house beverages) and AED 925 (bubbly).

GO: Call (0)4 317 6000 for reservations and more information.


Sirocco at Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City – Christmas Day Brunch:

Indulge in a delicious International buffet with all your festive favourites and premium grills at the terrace. A children’s play area will be equipped with fun activities and Santa will visit the kids to make the day complete. Friday, 25 December from 1pm – 4pm. AED 125 (soft beverages) and AED 225 (house hops and grapes).

Go: Call (0)4 603 5000 for reservations and more information.


Sloane’s at Grosvenor House Dubai – Christmas Day Brunch:

This Christmas Day, indulge in a brunch fit for Santa himself at Sloane’s! Choose from an array of cuisines, including lobster, a live seafood grill, all your festive favourites and of course Christmas turkey. Feast on a delicious Christmas meal and more whilst creating memories that will last a lifetime with friends and family. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 675 (house beverages) and AED 925 (bubbly).

GO: Call (0)4 317 6000 for reservations and more information.


Social by Heinz Beck at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah – Christmas Day Lunch:

Christmas Day is meant for sharing and celebrating with loved ones. Embrace this tradition at Social by Heinz Beck for an exquisite four-course menu of Italian holiday classics to experience as a group. Crafted by world-renowned, 3-star Michelin Chef Heinz Beck, the Social Christmas Lunch begins with a lavish spread of delicious starters such as Seafood Salad, Wagyu Beef Cold Cuts, Mozzarella in Carrozza and Duck Foie Gras Terrine. Follow that with the festive Italian favourite, Capon Tortellini with Consomme’ and a traditional Lamb Rack with Crushed Potato. Relax in the airy yet elegant dining room or on the terrace; both with magnificent views of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, as the sounds of the saxophonist keep you in the spirit. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 400 (food only) and AED 600 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 818 2222 for reservations and more information.


Sonara Camp:

The awe-inspiring desert-dining destination will be brightening up the festive season on 25 December by putting on a one-of-a-kind Christmas experience offering up their renowned first-class culinary adventure in addition to a host of activities that will keep the family entertained. Children will go wild for Sonara’s Santa Claus who will be riding through the dunes on a camel delivering gifts. There will also be a Christmas workshop where they can make cookies and decorate gingerbread houses while singing along to Christmas carols. AED 860 (adults) and AED 380 (children).

GO: Visit www.nara.ae/sonara/book for reservations and more information.


Soul St – FIVE Jumeirah Village:

What better way to celebrate Christmas Day than at FIVE Jumeirah Village’s popular street market brunch at Soul Street. Indulge in street food from around the world served up at several live stations and end the day by the pool. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 349 (house beverages and pool access).

GO: Call (0)4 455 9989 for reservations and more information.


Spark by Caramel – DIFC:

It’s one of the new boys on the brunch scene, but it’s already taken Dubai by storm thanks to its mouthwatering food, fantastic music, and epic atmosphere, all overseen by event experts, Love Parties. This Christmas Day, the five-hour brunch will be decking the halls and spreading that festive feeling with a fun, joyful and excellent value Christmas brunch, including delicious and tender turkey with all the trimmings. Friday 25 December from 3pm to 8pm. AED 599 (all-inclusive)

GO: Visit lovebrunchdxb.com for reservations and more information.


The City Grill – The Atrium, Al Habtoor City:

Diners can look forward to a special seven-layered lunch curated to fit the occasion along with five selected beverages. The lavish buffet includes a selection of masterfully grilled seafood and steaks, appetisers, salads, traditional turkey and lots more. Children can expect a surprise visit from Santa along with Christmas goodies and activities. Friday 25 December from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 325 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 437 0088 for reservations and more information.


The Fountain at Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai – Christmas Brunch

The Fountain is pulling out all the stops with a buffet that spans continents. The opulent festive brunch buffet includes not only a seafood station featuring oysters, shrimp and king crab but cheese, charcuterie, house-made pastries, pâté, Asian and Indian corners, home-cured specialities, live crepe and waffles station and a Christmas dessert collection. Santa is expected to visit with lots of presents. Friday 25 December from 12pm to 4pm. AED 209 (soft beverages), AED 309 (house beverages) and half price for children aged six to twelve years.

GO: Call (0)4 310 4320 for reservations and more information.


The Nines Gastrpub at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk – Christmas Brunch:

Feast on a four-course family-style festive menu at The Nine Gastropub featuring a host of favourites, from lobster tartare and chicken liver parfait to traditional roast turkey in addition to a mouth-watering roasted celeriac wellington. For dessert, guests can indulge in the traditional festive pudding or dark chocolate and sherry trifle with custard. For entertainment, a local British duo will play the nation’s favourites as well as well-known festive tunes. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 3pm. AED 249 (soft beverages) and AED 399 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 281 4111 for reservations and more information. 


The Pangolin – Christmas Day:

If you don’t want to stress over the Christmas Day cooking this year, then The Pangolin is a homey location to celebrate the festive season with family and friends. The extravagant set menu of traditional dishes with a twist includes smoked honey mustard turkey and is complemented with numerous drinks packages so that guests can enjoy the full festive experience. There will also be fun for the little ones with entertainment running throughout the day in the kid’s room, as well as a visit from the big man himself. There will also be the opportunity for guests to take home a voucher to dinner at The Pangolin, thanks to a best-dressed competition for all ages, with the most fabulously festive dressed crowned the winner on the day! Friday 25 December from 12pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (sparkling), AED 595 (Champagne), AED 150 (children aged three to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)58 573 2594 for reservations and more information.


The Restaurant at Address Beach Resort – Family Christmas Brunch:

With the culinary elves at play, The Restaurant is serving up a delicious Christmas Brunch for the whole family. With all your favourite festive specialities – there is guaranteed to be something for every palette! Friday 25 December from 1pm to 3:30pm. AED 488 (soft beverages) and AED 688 (house beverages)
GO: Call (0)4 879 8866 for reservations and more information.


The Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR – Legendary Festive Brunch:

With a prime beachfront location, boasting an unsurpassed repertoire of exciting activities for the kids and a festive favourite brunch spread, there is nowhere else to be on Christmas Day than outdoors in the sunshine at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Elevate your festivities with live entertainment, a spectacular al fresco setting and peruse the many culinary stations from across the globe. Highlights include a chilled seafood bar, sushi counter, foie gras station and carvery fit for a king, as well as delicious desserts and a special kid’s buffet. Savour precious moments of family fun, as Ritz Kids will entertain the little ones with a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon animal making and games galore, with a special visit from the cheerful old man and his elves from the North Pole presenting gifts. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 695 (soft beverages), AED 795 (house beverages), AED 995 (sparkling) and AED 395 (children aged six to eleven years). 

GO: Call (0)4 318 6150 for reservations and more information.


The Rose & Crown – The Atrium, Al Habtoor City:

Bask in the Christmas spirit with a family-friendly Christmas Brunch at The Rose & Crown. Start the afternoon with unlimited starters and salads like mini fish and chips, loaded potatoes, Scotch eggs and lots more. Choose one of the hearty mains that include traditional turkey, beef Wellington and lots more. Apart from the conventional plates, there will also be desserts available all through the afternoon. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 175 (soft beverages), AED 250 (house beverages) and AED 95 (children).

GO: Call (0)4 437 0022 for reservations and more information.


The Tap House – Club Vista Mare:

Celebrate Christmas Day Dubai style, by kicking back with friends and family and indulging in a festive feast by the beach. Begin the festivities with a range of hot and cold appetiser platters including roast chicken, cranberry, apple and walnut salad and festive meatballs. Move on to a selection of main courses, including traditional roast turkey, Australian BBQ lamb spare ribs and roast pumpkin and mascarpone risotto. For a sweet ending, a sharing dessert platter will be served to the table, including traditional favourites such as Christmas pudding and gingerbread cookies. For the little ones, there will be a special children’s festive menu and the chance to meet Mr Santa Claus himself. Friday 25 December from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages), AED 495 (premium beverages) and AED 111 (children aged 11 years and below).

GO: Call (0)4 514 3778 for reservations and more information.


Timo – Al Jaddaf Rotana:

On Christmas Day, Timo will serve an inviting Italian feast, fusing traditional festive favourites with Italian flair. Tantalise your taste buds with a decadent Christmas brunch featuring live cooking stations. For the little ones, endless kids’ activities and festive goodies ensure a Christmas Day of fun and excitement. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 345 (house beverages) 

GO: Call (0)4 596 2222 for reservations and more information.


Toro Toro – Grosvenor House Dubai:

The special festive edition of Toro Toro’s Brunch will take place on Christmas Day, offering diners three hours of unlimited servings of starters, mains and desserts, accompanied by free-flowing selected beverages. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 675 (house beverages) and AED 925 (bubbly).

GO: Call (0)4 317 6000 for reservations and more information.


Trader Vics at Crowne Plaza Dubai – Christmas Day:

Experience a special Drunch night and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this Polynesian restaurant. Celebrate Christmas Eve with an opulent selection of bites and a free flow of selected beverages for two hours for only AED 299 per person. Friday 25 December.

GO: Call (0)4 331 1111 for reservations and more information.


Trattoria by Cinque – FIVE Jumeriah Village:

Get your nearest and dearest together for the ultimate Christmas Day lunch at authentic Italian ristorante Trattoria by Cinque. Indulge in delicious sharing style dishes by Chef Giuseppe Pezzella. Complimentary kids club access is included for children aged five to 12 years. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 150 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 99 ( children aged five to 12 years).

GO: Call (0)4 455 9989 for orders and more information.


Treehouse – Taj Dubai:

Enjoy the Hidden Christmas Garden at Tesoro and Treehouse and spend Christmas afternoon sipping on delicious cocktails while eating exquisite food and listening to live music while gazing out across the Dubai skyline. Love Parties’ Hidden Brunch will be filling the beautiful venue with impressive decorations to get even the biggest Grinch into the festive spirit, celebrating the happiest, most loved day of the year in style. Friday 25 December from 1pm to 7pm. AED 599 (all-inclusive).

GO: Visit: www.hiddenbrunch.com for reservations and more information.


Vivaldi Restaurant and Lounge at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers – Christmas Brunch:

Vivaldi Restaurant and Lounge is the place for festive feasting this holiday season. On Christmas Day bring the family for a memorable celebration and partake in a Christmas Brunch that features a selection of legendary roasts and traditional Christmas delicacies. Little ones on the nice list can also expect a visit from Santa. Friday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 329 (sparkling) and AED 119 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 207 1717 for reservations and more information.


Weslodge Saloon – JW Marriott Marquis Dhabi:

Expect a joy-filled mash-up of the usual Weslodge Takes Fridays brunch with a festive twist. Guests will embark on a musical journey through the decades, with the odd yuletide tune thrown in for fun, each festive-themed course will be paired with a creative cocktail and era of music. Served in the intimate winter wonderland loft-style ambience of Weslodge, the menu includes a classic selection of Christmas treats including a main of turkey with all the trimmings. There will also be North American inspired side and starter plates including pickled onion rings with malt vinegar aioli and scorched wagyu tataki. Finish the feast with a party platter of seasonal sweet treats including; black forest cup, Christmas cookies, spice bread, mince pies and yule log. Friday 25 December, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 395 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 560 1700 for reservations and more information.


ZOCO – The Atrium, Al Habtoor City:

Culinary connoisseurs can relish a marvellous Christmas brunch hosted by ZOCO. Guests can embrace the flavours of Mexican creations, enjoy an irresistible dessert spread and free-flowing beverages throughout the afternoon. A series of festive delights ranging from tantalising tacos to mouthwatering meat platters will be served to the table. Children can expect a surprise visit from Santa along with Christmas goodies and activities. Friday 25 December from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 195 (soft beverages), AED 325 (house beverages) and AED 425 (bubbly).

GO: Call (0)4 437 0044 for reservations and more information.