THE BEST CHRISTMAS DAY GATHERINGS IN DUBAI

It’s December 25 and you’re all looking for the most delicious brunch and festive vibes. leave the search up to us as fact brings you the best Christmas day gatherings…

 


ADDRESS DUBAI MARINA
Treat yourself and your family to a magnificent brunch that is renowned as a festive day favourite. Enter a traditional festive village with special gourmet creations on offer. Indulge in traditional roasts, with a live band for entertainment.

Little ones get to enjoy a special area with a juniors’ buffet, bouncing castle, magic show and more. Served from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED345 per person including soft beverages, AED465 per person including house beverages, AED555 per person including bubbly, AED145 for children aged six to 11, and children aged five and under dine for free.
GO: Call (0)4 888 3444 for reservations and more information.
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AMWAJ ROTANA
Amwaj Rotana offers a popular Christmas Brunch, this time with an Asian twist. A hearty festive spread with dishes from Rosso restaurant, Benihana and JB’s.

There will be live stations, JB’s food truck, Teppanyaki at Benihana, and traditional roast and chef’s specials. Children can also look forward to festive activities as well as a special visit from Santa Claus as the grown-ups groove to a live band. From 12.30pm to 4.30pm. AED259 with soft drinks, AED459 with bubbly and standard house beverages, AED149 for kids aged six to 12 and kids aged under six dine complimentary. Premium sparkling bottles at 40% off.
GO: Call (0)4 428 2000 for reservations and more information.
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ANANTARA THE PALM DUBAI RESORT


Celebrate the big day at Crescendo with live entertainment and a luxurious brunch of classic Christmas dishes and bubbly. Save room for dessert and get ready for a visit from Santa, who’ll be spreading even more festive cheer. From 1pm to 4pm. AED480 per person including soft beverages, AED630 per person including house beverages and Prosecco, and AED199 per child aged six to 11.

Alternatively, settle in for a hearty festive lunch, Aussie style. Enjoy the company of family and friends as you tuck into holiday food from down under at Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar, including delicious meat and seafood grilled to perfection. Look out for Santa, who’ll pay a visit to our younger guests. The resident musician Tino Tusitala will entertain for the afternoon.
From 1pm to 4pm. AED299 per person including soft beverages, AED465 per person including house beverages and Prosecco, and AED199 per child aged six to 11.
GO: Call (0)4 567 8009 for reservations and more information.
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HABTOOR PALACE DUBAI, LXR HOTELS & RESORTS

Fine-dining French restaurant BQ – French Kitchen & Bar will be hosting a sophisticated Christmas Day lunch buffet with all the festive favourites like whole roasted turkey, Christmas stuffing, duck fat roast potatoes, a seafood and oyster bar with king crab legs and Omani lobster tails and a cheese and charcuterie section.

There will be live entertainment throughout the afternoon with a band singing all the classic festive songs to spread holiday cheer. Served from 1pm to 5pm. AED495 per person including soft beverages, AED595 including house beverages, AED695 including sparkling French grape.
GO: Call (0)4 435 5577 for reservations and more information.
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CROWNE PLAZA DUBAI FESTIVAL CITY


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.

From 12.30pm to 4pm. AED245 per person, including soft beverages; AED345 per person, including house hops, grapes and bubbles. Kids aged 12 years and below dine complimentary. Entertainment: Live music, children’s entertainment, pool access and visit by Santa.
GO: Call (0)4 701 2222 for reservations and more information.
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GRAND HYATT DUBAI


Christmas in Dubai may not be the winter wonderland that we all know, but what we lack in snow, is made up with lip smacking barbecues, sensational seafood, festive lights and all your favourite icy cold beverages!

Enjoy a festive all-you-can-eat poolside barbecue brunch, like no other! Served from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED189 per person.
GO: Call (0)4 317 1234 for reservations and more information.
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JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS DUBAI


Join Dubai’s iconic Wanderlust Brunch served with a seasonal twist. This festive season, the party has moved to Aqua poolside for an even bigger celebration. Enjoy live entertainment from cool DJ beats to dancers and a saxophonist. Do not miss to shake hands with Barney, the friendly mascot.

The festive Wanderlust Brunch is a one-stop culinary journey around the world with 10 live cooking stations and a variety of beverage stations. This food odyssey will satisfy the most restless foodies, even Santa. From 1pm to 4pm. AED395 per person, including house beverages and spirits, AED545 per person including house beverages, spirits and bubbly. Brunch Afterparty continues at Vault.
GO: Call (0)4 414 0000 for reservations and more information.
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KEMPINSKI HOTEL MALL OF THE EMIRATES


A tantalising international buffet, festive entertainment and the idyllic settings of the terrace and restaurant of Olea will make for a very special Christmas. The family-oriented day includes a visit from Santa (all the way from the North Pole) and festive-themed play areas from LEGO and American Girl.

Guests will eat, drink and be very merry at Olea’s Christmas Brunch! From 1pm to 5pm. AED295 per person, AED145 for children aged six to 12 and under-sixes dine for free.
GO: Call (0)4 409 5999 for reservations and more information.
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LE MERIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE


Brunch out with your family on Christmas Day with an all-inclusive garden brunch at Le Meridien Village Terrace packed with fun and jolly activities for the youngsters as well as a memorable performance by resident band X Groove! Dive into a variety of free-flowing drinks while you enjoy al fresco dining in comfort. From 12.30pm to 3.30pm. AED269 with free-flowing vino, hops, and spirits, AED309 with free-flowing Prosecco sparkling and premium house beverages, AED120 for kids aged six to 12, and free for under-fives.

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas! Head over to Yalumba after a cosy Christmas morning of opening presents and dive into traditional delicacies and free-flowing beverages from 1pm to 4pm.

Experience the magic of Christmas with a twist while dancing away to the tunes of DJ Kennedy. Add to your festive joys by enjoying a 20% discount on all beverages during Happy Hour from 4pm to 9pm. AED529 with free-flowing bubbly, vino, hops and spirits, and AE 399 with free-flowing prosecco, sparkling vino and house beverages.
GO: Call (0)4 702 2455 for reservations and more information.
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MÖVENPICK HOTEL JUMEIRAH LAKES TOWERS


There is but one place to be, the famous Christmas brunch at Nosh! Festive treats include traditional Christmas delicacies such as roast turkey with all the accompaniments, roasted beef, live cooking stations and Yorkshire pudding, panettone, stollen, Christmas pudding, mulled vino and everything else that makes the Christmas spirit come to life! Santa will visit little ones in the kid’s corner, all set-up with games and activities. From 12.30pm to 3.30pm. AED199 with soft drinks, AED299 with house beverages, kids aged six to 12 get 50% discount and under-sixes dine for free. Early bird – 20% discount before December 15.
GO: Call (0)4 428 7888 for reservations and more information.
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SHERATON GRAND HOTEL DUBAI


‘Tis the season for festive feasting. Gather with family and friends around a legendary roast, topped off with all the trimmings and a range of festive favourites including Beef Wellington and Yule Logs. This delightful festive brunch is the perfect way to celebrate this joyous time of year with those you love the most. From 1pm to 4pm. AED425 with soft drinks and AED575 with house pours, including sparkling grape.
GO: Call (0)50 941 5576 for reservations and more information.
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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 a special line up of children’s activities which include face painting, bake your own gingerbread and of course a meet and greet with the man of the hour, Santa Claus, who comes bearing gifts for all. AED485 per person inclusive of soft drinks and festive mocktails, AED595 per person inclusive of house beverages and festive cocktails, AED260 for teens aged 12 to 20, AED130 for children aged five to 11 and under-fours dine complimentary.
GO: Call (0)4 455 6677 for reservations and more information.
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INTERCONTINENTAL DUBAI FESTIVAL CITY

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Anise 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 and children’s entertainment.

The little ones will be delighted by a visit from Santa. From 1pm to 4pm. AED375 per person, including soft beverages, AED450 per person, including house hops, grapes, and bubbles, AED75 for children aged six to 12 and children aged under six dine complimentary. Entertainment: Live music, children’s entertainment and visit by Santa.
GO: Call (0)4 701 1111 for reservations and more information.
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WALDORF ASTORIA DUBAI PALM JUMEIRAH


Families and friends can experience a Waldorf Astoria Christmas Day brunch with an extravagant buffet spread, featuring some of the Waldorf Astoria culinary icons and a wide variety of festive favourites. The mood will be fun and joyful with live music by the resident DJ, spellbinding feasts from the magician and fun-packed activities sure to entertain the little ones too. Of course, Santa Claus will stop by to join in the celebration. Served at Mezzerie from 1pm to 4pm. AED490 per person inclusive of soft beverages, AED700 per person inclusive of house beverages and AED250 per child aged six to 12.
GO: Call (0)4 818 2222 for reservations and more information.
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VOCO DUBAI

Presenting an unsurpassed repertoire of entertainment and culinary creativity, Celsius Christmas Day brunch features traditional festive favourites and many live stations showcasing cuisine from across the globe. Savour precious moments of family fun, with a special visit from the cheerful old man from the North Pole, the warmest welcome, wonderful celebrations, festive menus and seasonal cheer await you.

From 12.30pm to 4pm. Priced at AED250 with soft drinks, AED350 with house beverages, AED450 with premium beverages and AED150 for kids aged six to 11.
GO: Call (0)4 308 0000 for reservations and more information.
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL JUMEIRA, DUBAI

Christmas menus will be offered at the resort’s highly acclaimed restaurants on December 25, including an extravagant buffet of international festive favourites at The Bay, the relaxed brasserie-style restaurant with two terraces overlooking the beach. On Christmas Day, Santa will delight children by making a special appearance at the restaurant to bring them gifts.

Tasca by Michelin-starred José Avillez will recreate a traditional Portuguese feast for guests on December 25. Decorated to resemble a Christmas market, the lively restaurant will offer a sharing-style menu featuring cod fish, roast turkey, flavor some desserts and other seasonal dishes. Signature drinks and melodious Portuguese music will add to the celebratory mood. From 12.30pm to 3pm and 7pm to 1am. AED450 per person.
GO: Call (0)4 777 2222 for reservations and more information.
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