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Christmas 2021: The best Christmas brunches in Dubai

Whether it’s a buffet, plated, or a family-friendly brunch you’re after, these are FACT’s picks of the best Christmas brunches in Dubai this year.

3BK at Armani Hotel Dubai

Kick-off the Christmas Day celebrations with Secret Parties inside Burj Khalifa. Guests can indulge in a lavish four-course brunch consisting of premium dishes and be dazzled by entertainment from a live singer, dancers, drummers, saxophonists, and acrobats whilst enjoying unlimited beverages. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 399 (soft beverages), AED 499 (grape and cocktails for Ladies Only), AED 599 (house beverages), AED 699 (sparkling) and AED 899 (Champagne),

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


Akira Back Dubai at W Dubai – The Palm

The Social Saturday on Christmas Day will be given a festive overhaul, offering diners a relaxed way to enjoy Christmas Day, overlooking Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf and the fronds of Palm Jumeirah. Hosted on the spacious alfresco terrace or within the chic and intimate confines of the dining room, The Social Saturday at Akira Back is all about good food and good company. Diners are invited to indulge in a sharing-style lunch, including signature dishes such as AB Tacos, miso black cod and 48-hour short rib, alongside free-flowing beverages and live entertainment. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 695 (bubbly).

GO: Email wpalmdining@whotelsworldwide.com, call 04 245 5800 or visit or visit www.akirabackdubai.com/specials for reservations and more information.


Al Forsan at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

The scenic desert views keep you company as you celebrate Christmas with close friends and loved ones. Partake in a festive afternoon with a traditional roast turkey and live cooking stations accompanied by live entertainment and child-friendly activities. Complementing the experience is a special visit from Santa Claus. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 695 (sparkling wine and house beverages) and AED 250 (children aged four to eleven years).

GO: Email restaurants@babalshams.com or call 04 809 6194 for reservations and more information.


Amazónico at DIFC

Bringing back the annual celebration, the Jungle Bell Brunch will take place on Christmas Day, showcasing Amazónico ‘s twist on Christmas classics and cocktails alongside entertainment from a Latin percussionist and DJs. Expect slices of turkey breast served with potato purée, pulled veal on crispy plantainthe classic chimichurri marinated skirt steak and molten panettone with hazelnut ice cream. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 575 (soft beverages), AED 675 (house beverages) and AED 775 (Champagne).

GO: Email reservations@amazonico.ae or call 04 571 3999 for reservations and more information.


Basta! at The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai

Celebrate Christmas Day with a festive culinary experience at Basta!. Serving an array of tempting dishes that will satisfy the most epicurean of Christmas cravings, guests have the choice of dining in the glamorous restaurant adorned with sparkling lights and the impressive Christmas tree, alternatively the al fresco dining on the extended terrace overlooking the picturesque canal. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 500 (soft beverages), AED 600 (house beverages) and AED 800 (Champagne).

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

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Bella at Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay

Spend Christmas Day surrounded by loved ones with a lavish brunch at Bella. While the special Christmas set menu is a guaranteed showstopper, the entertainment will not disappoint. Expect a DJ, violinist and singers, plus a visit from St. Nicolas himself. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages) and AED 725 (premium spirits and sparkling).

GO: Email ciao@belladxb.com or call 04 873 3377 for reservations and more information.


Bleu Blanc at The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai

Bleu Blanc provides the epitome of elegance with its spectacular Christmas Day lunch. With a set menu bursting with luxurious French flavours, guests can revel in the festive glamour with sophisticated holiday décor and breathtaking panoramic views across the Dubai Water Canal. A live band will entertain guests with festive classics throughout the day, offering the perfect soundtrack to celebrate the special occasion. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 550 (soft beverages), AED 650 (house beverages) and AED 850 (Champagne).

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

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Brasserie Boulud at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk 

Spend the most wonderful time of the year at Brasserie Boulud with a festive menu featuring foie gras, oysters, lobster ravioli and lamb loin ‘en Brioche’, along with festive melodies filling the room with cheer and delight. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 355 (soft beverages) and AED 525 (house beverages).

GO: Call 04 281 4020 for reservations and more information.


Bread Street Kitchen & Bar at Atlantis, The Palm

Inspired by the traditional British Christmas, guests can enjoy a glorious festive celebration at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. With a menu that references traditional favourites with Gordon Ramsay’s signature spin, including British pies, a roast station, and a sumptuous dessert buffet, diners can savour the best this season. Santa will make an appearance as a special treat for the little ones. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 390 (Soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages) and AED 195 (children aged four to eleven years).

GO: Call 04 426 2626 for reservations and more information.


Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria DIFC

Tipping its hat to the fun-loving traders from the ’80s and ’90s, diners can expect festive fun, food and surprises. The live house band will perform a set-list of classic covers while brunch-goers enjoy a five-course menu of signature starters to share, turkey, and Wall Street desserts. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 390 (soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages), AED 750 (bubbles) and AED 175 (children).

GO: Email bullandbear@waldorfastoria.com or call 04 515 9888 for reservations and more information. 


Café Belge at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

Set at the stunning 1920s-themed Belgian restaurant and bar that flows into the mystical Sunken Garden in the heart of DIFC, Secret Parties hosts one of their iconic party brunches with a special Christmas menu, unlimited beverages and incredible entertainment. With music from international DJs, a live singer, a group of Gatsby-themed dancers, live sax and percussion, alongside one of the best roaming magicians in the city, guests are guaranteed an unforgettable afternoon. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 399 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages), AED 599 (sparkling) and AED 799 (Champagne),

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


Carna by Dario Cecchini at SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences

Take your epicurean adventure to the next level with a fabulous feast at Carna by Dario Cecchini. Dining at the FACT award-winning steakhouse with incredible meat choices and enjoy a special Christmas brunch with lively festive beats. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 3pm. AED 345 (special package), AED 499 (exclusive package) and AED 690 (premium package).

GO: Call 04 607 0761 for reservations and more information.


Central at ME Dubai

Proceedings start with exuberant sharing tapas plates, including a festive tasting board, accompanied by olives, tomatoes, artichokes and a delicious ensaladilla rusa, or a colourful variety of croquetas, pintxos, tortillas and hand-carved cold cuts for an authentic taste of Spain. Entrees include a range of meat and fish dishes, including aromatic rosemary-infused roasted seabass, a juicy sage and honey glazed Christmas turkey, apricot stuffed slow-roasted leg of lamb and smoked paprika, whilst saffron rubbed roast beef offers a subtle nod to regional spices. Mains are served alongside flavoursome sides, including orange roasted potatoes and pan-smoked brussels sprouts. The decadent dessert selection features Spanish classics such as tarta de Sevilla, sugar-glazed Churros with popcorn snow, or the classic choice Christmas pudding with vanilla bean custard. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 495 (Cava).

GO: Call 04 525 2500 for reservations and more information.

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Cinque at FIVE Palm Jumeirah

Christmas the Italian way with gourmet dishes by Chef Giuseppe Pezzella and plenty of live entertainment to keep you entertained throughout the day. Indulge in a selection of classic antipasti, including burrata and tartare di salmone, followed by a pasta and BBQ live station, and a selection of traditional Christmas pastries and sweet treats. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4:pm. AED 599 for adults and AED 249 for children.

GO: Call 04 455 9989 for reservations and more information.


Clap at DIFC

From Beirut to the UAE, Japanese restaurant Clap Dubai will host an exciting holiday season. Offering their cutting-edge Tokyo-inspired menu, there will be unique brunch options on December 25. Alongside the specially crafted menus, the eclectic restaurant will be adorned with a Christmas tree and trimmings in line with the festive spirit. Saturday 25 December, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 749 (soft beverages) and AED 995 (house beverages).

GO: Call 04 569 3820 for reservations and more information.

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DESEO at ME Dubai

DESEO will deck the halls this holiday season, inviting guests to experience the alluring world of Latin America with a modern-day twist. Christmas brunch commences with colourful Venezuelan inspired ensalada de gallina and Christmas bread (pan de jamon). Fresh ceviches, empanadas, tostones, tequenos and guacamole with king crab will tease brunch-goers appetites, preparing them for the feast ahead. Mains include South American dry rubbed whole fish, quinoa and mango stuffed turkey leg, pineapple glazed Christmas turkey and succulent coffee chargrilled roast beef. All entrees are complemented by a selection of rich and creamy sauces and nostalgia-inducing sides such as sage roasted potatoes, chestnut roasted brussels sprouts and pecan honey glazed carrots. Ending the feast on a sweet note, diners can indulge in a range of desserts, including a traditional Christmas pudding, tres leches and triple chocolate. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 395 (soft beverages) AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 695 (Cava).

GO: Call 04 525 2500 for reservations and more information.

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Eat & Meet at The H Dubai

Gather with friends and family to enjoy a traditional festive brunch featuring seasonal favourites. Live entertainment will add to the festive cheer, while kids will enjoy the kids’ corner, featuring face painting and cookie decoration. There will also be a visit from Santa. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 399 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages), AED 709 (premium beverages) and AED 199 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Visit www.hhoteldubai.com or call 04 501 8644 for reservations and more information.

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Flair 5 at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

Get into the holiday spirit this year with Secret Parties at Flair 5. Aside from a sumptuous four-course sharing menu filled with Christmas specials and unlimited drinks, entertainment includes a live sax and percussion, stunning garden-themed dancers, Dubai’s best roaming magician to mystify the masses, and a visit from the endearing Groot the Giant Tree. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 399 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages), AED 599 (sparkling) and AED 799 (Champagne),

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


Flow Kitchen at Fairmont The Palm

Families can celebrate the big day with a festive-themed brunch of authentic specialities, including turkey with all the trimmings, a selection of roasts alongside live entertainment. Little ones will be spoilt for choice with a delicious selection of desserts, can enjoy activities at the Falcons Kids’ Club, plus a surprise visit from Santa Claus. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 595 (soft beverages), AED 695 (house beverages) and AED 198 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email palm.dining@fairmont.com or call 04 457 3457 for reservations and more information.

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Fogueira Restaurant & Lounge

With picturesque panoramic views of Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach, Fogueira is the perfect choice for Christmas Day celebrations. The Latin inspired restaurant will be showcasing live food, cocktail stations and music from a live band and DJ. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages) and AED 399 (free-flowing caipirinha and grape for three hours).

GO: Call 050 189 6214 for reservations and more information.

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Garth at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

A sophisticated, classy Christmas is not far away, with a special holiday brunch at Garth. Expect a luxurious three-course set menu kicking off with appetisers to share, a choice of entrees, and an assortment of fine desserts, plus a travelling trolley housing cuts of lamb. Festive music will be played by a talented pianist indoors, while the terrace will be echoing beats from the DJ. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 390 (soft beverages), AED 590 (house beverages) and AED 690 (sparkling).

GO: Call 058 530 7499 for reservations and more information.

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Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Dubai at Caesars Palace Dubai

Gather with loved ones for a festive brunch to enjoy a spectacular selection of festive starters like shrimp and crab cocktail, turkey sausage roll and Gordon’s signature mains, including beef Wellington, roasted seabass and turkey Wellington served with festive trimming. Diners can enjoy music from a live band, roaming performers, and a festive photo booth too. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 695 (house beverages) and AED 295 (children).

GO: Call 04 556 6466 for reservations and more information.


GRAZE Gastro Grill & Bar at La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK 

Head into GRAZE Gastro Grill & Bar on Christmas Day for a memorable evening with your nearest and dearest. With a relaxed atmosphere, the intimate steakhouse will be serving up a menu of the finest Australian beef, turkey with all the trimmings, delicious seafood dishes and mouthwatering sides, alongside a curated beverage list to ensure the perfect festive pairing. Expect Black Angus steaks, braised Black Angus short rib and fresh Norwegian Salmon with a side of festive live entertainment. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 299 (soft beverages) and AED 399 (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.livelaville.com or call 04 403 3111 for reservations and more information. 

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Great British Restaurant at Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel

Gather around a classic roast accompanied by celebrated festive culinary treats from around the world, and dive into an assortment of dishes at Great British Restaurant’s annual Christmas Brunch with live music from a live band. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages), AED 495 (bubbles) and AED 179 (children aged six to twelve years). 

GO: Email dukesthepalm.dining@royalhideaway.com or call 04 455 1101 for reservations and more information.  

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Ikigai Resto + Bar at Millennium Place Marina Hotel

Celebrate the merriest time of the year with a spectacular brunch, offering a delicious sharing style Japanese menu and festive drinks. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 450 (sparkling).

GO: Email reservation@ikigaidubai.com or call 04 550 8114 for reservations and more information.


Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah

The Kempinski Christmas Day Brunch takes guests on a culinary journey around the world from its beautiful setting in the heart of the Palm Jumeirah. The resort’s culinary artists have a memorable performance prepared with a live BBQ, salads, cheese, charcuterie, and so much more. A piano and vocal performance will entertain all guests, whilst a bouncy castle, face painting, bubble show and more will keep the little ones smiling. Saturday 25 December from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 375 (soft beverages) and AED 575 (house beverages).

GO: Email fb.thepalm@kempinski.com or call 04 444 2500 for reservations and more information.


Koko Bay at Palm West Beach

Spend Christmas Day brunching with family and friends at beachfront hotspot Koko Bay! Tuck into foie gras mousse on choux bun with fig ruby port chutney, festive maki rolls and a hearty roast turkey breast with maple-glazed Brussel sprouts drizzled with home-made cranberry sauce. Wash down the fulfilling dishes with a range of free-flowing house beverages. Saturday 25 December, from 12pm to 4pm.

GO: Call 04 572 3444 for reservations and more information.


La Cantine Du Faubourg at Emirates Towers

Adding extra festive sparkle to the already popular brunch offering, a luxurious brunch menu has been created for Christmas Day at La Cantine Du Faubourg. Indulge in the selection of signature dishes like foie gras, Fine de Claire oysters, smoked salmon blinis, and roasted Angus fillet with truffled mash. Saturday 25 December from 12pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 515 (house beverages) and 745 (premium beverages). 

GO: Call 04 352 7105 for reservations and more information.


LAH LAH at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens

It isn’t Christmas in Dubai without a brunch! LAH LAH is plating up a full festive brunch featuring Peking duck; dim sum, live sushi and sashimi and pandan crème brûlée. A live DJ will be playing a bumper set-list of Christmas songs. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 595 (sparkling) and AED 198 (children under twelve).

GO: Email lahlah@jumeirah.com or call 04 519 1111 for reservations and more information.


LIV at W Dubai – The Palm

W Dubai – The Palm’s three-meal venue allows guests to “Liv a little” this Christmas. The vibrant venue will be offering a festive feast full of Christmas-themed dishes, free-flowing beverages and plenty of fun to ensure your Christmas Day is filled with joy.

GO: Email wpalmdining@whotelsworldwide.com or call 04 245 5800 for reservations and more information.

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Liwan Restaurant at Swissôtel Al Ghurair

Celebrating the Festive spirit, Swissotel Al Ghurair presents a unique dining experience where families can enjoy a leisurely meal of festive delicacies complemented by children’s activities. Indulge in Christmas specialities like beef Wellington, cherry red velvet Yule log with lotus crumble, along with an international buffet spread. The “Little Explorers” have a blast with the special kid’s activities, including cookie decoration, gardening, Zumba classes and the chance to meet Santa. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 175 per adult and AED 88 per child aged six to 12 years.

GO: Email dining.alghurair@swissotel.com or call 04 293 3270 for reservations and more information.

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Lola Taberna Española at TRYP by Wyndham Dubai

With indoor and outdoor seating and a laid-back atmosphere, enjoy a leisurely Christmas Day while feasting on Spanish dishes. Enjoy authentic tapas and paellas, from our famous seafood, chicken, or noodle paellas to irresistible calamari, croquetas, and delightful desserts. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 249 (house beverages) and AED 299 (sparkling).

GO: Email info@lolataberna.com or call 04 247 6688 for reservations and more information.

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LUIGIA at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR

Luigia makes for the perfect venue to share all the laughter and cheers of the season. Guests will be treated to a set menu of Italian dishes and desserts, while the kids will be entertained by Santa Claus, who will be distributing gifts. Kids also eat free pasta and pizza. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 290 per person (with selected drinks).

GO: Call 055 428 7540 for reservations and more information.

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Maiden Shanghai at FIVE Palm Jumeirah

Get the Christmas party started with Secret Parties at Maiden Shanghai. The usual Secret Parties brunch will be given a special Christmas, with a four-course Chinese brunch consisting of various premium dishes, dazzling entertainment from dancers, drummers and a roaming magician, and free-flowing beverages. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 549 (house beverages) and AED 649 (sparkling).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


Manava at Sofitel Dubai The Palm

 Living up to its name, meaning ‘welcome’ in Tahitian, adults and children will be treated to a spectacular Christmas brunch at Manava. Join the festive fun this Christmas, complete with live entertainment at the adjacent garden, alongside games and Christmas crafts. Meanwhile, parents are free to enjoy a peaceful moment beneath the shaded terrace while listening to -soulful songs by The Voice alumni Jin Flora. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm.AED 450 (soft beverages) and AED 595 (cocktails)

GO: Email dining.palmdubai@sofitel.com or call 04 455 6677 for reservations and more information.

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Mama Zonia at Pier 7

This year, Christmas is about to get wild with the FACT award-winning Secret Jungle Brunch at Mama Zonia. With sweeping views of the Dubai Marina skyline, guests can take the party up a notch with premium drinks, a four-course sharing-style menu, and fierce entertainment featuring tribal drummers and dancers. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 399 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages), AED 599 (sparkling) and AED 799 (Champagne).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.

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McGettigan’s at Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Make this Christmas one to remember with McGettigan’s Christmas Day Brunch. Celebrate with family and friends and enjoy a festive meal including McGettigan’s roast turkey, complete with all the essential Christmas Day sides and live festive entertainment. Saturday 25 December, from 12pm to 4pm or 5pm to 9pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 475 (premium beverages) and AED 125 (children under twelve years) (free for the family sitting).

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


Mezzerie at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Experience a Waldorf Astoria Christmas Day brunch with a lavish buffet featuring some of the Waldorf Astoria culinary icons and a wide variety of festive delicacies. The mood will be fun and festive with fun-packed activities and a visit from Santa Claus. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 490 (soft beverages), AED 690 (house beverages), AED 890 (bubbly) and AED 250 (children aged six to eleven years).

GO: Email dxbpd.restaurants@waldorfastoria.com or call 04 818 2222 for reservations and more information.

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Mimi Kakushi at Four Seasons ResortJumeirah Beach

A holiday-themed brunch that takes cues from traditions of the East, Mimi Kakushi will transport you to the spirited celebrations of modern-day Japan with a decadent Christmas spread. Eastern cuisine enthusiasts can indulge in an array of signature preparations and timeless delicacies: fresh oysters with ponzu, a festive selection of Nigiri, Maki and seared Hokkaido scallop. For a fully immersive experience, the feast comes to an end with an impressive sake show that adds a touch of traditional atmosphere to the celebrations. Saturday 25 December, from 12pm to 4pm. AED400 (set menu and soft beverages), AED 540 (set menu and house beverages) and AED745 (set menu and bubbles).

GO: Email book@mimikakushi.ae or call 04 379 4811 for reservations and more information.


Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Celebrate the Nikki Beach way on Christmas Day with a festive feast fit for family and friends. Expect a seafood bounty, turkey carving station and a seasonal dessert selection being entertained by live music and enjoying barefoot luxury in the most stunning beachfront setting in Dubai. The brunch includes pool and beach access too. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 500 (soft beverages), AED 650 (house beverages) and AED 850 (Champagne).

GO: Call 04 376 6000 for reservations and more information.


Netsu at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Spend the most wonderful time of the year experiencing a carefully curated Christmas Day menu at Netsu. For a truly unique festive experience, Netsu’s Chef Ross Shonhan has created a Japanese Christmas Brunch with tantalising Warayaki style grills, sushi and sashimi platters complemented by the restaurant’s dramatic interiors and vibrant atmosphere. Saturday 25 December. AED 595 per person.

GO: Visit www.mandarinoriental.com/netsu or call 04 777 2232 for reservations and more information.

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Nobu Dubai at Atlantis, The Palm

Sprinkle some magic on your Christmas celebrations with a unique dining experience at Nobu. Infusing the menu with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s cutting-edge Japanese Peruvian style, this Christmas brunch is a far cry from your traditional roast turkey dinner. Look forward to savouring sushi and sashimi as well as Nobu’s internationally acclaimed signature dishes. The menu is paired with sake and refreshing cocktails, while the resident DJ will be crafting an extra special celebratory mix. Saturday 25 December, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 555 (soft beverages), AED 655 (house beverages), AED 795 (Champagne) and AED 255 (children).

GO: Call 04 426 2626 for reservations and more information.


Palmito Garden at JA Beach Hotel 

Celebrate Christmas Day with a buzzing brunch filled with 150 festive dishes combined with international favourites and a kids buffet with a candy counter and gingerbread houses. With live music and performers and a special appearance from Santa, the Christmas Day Brunch has a substantial outdoor area available in the pleasant weather for those who book early. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 350 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).

GO: Email restaurant.reservation@jaresorts.com or call 04 814 5604 for reservations and more information.

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Park Hyatt Dubai

Discover an extravagant selection of festive favourites with an array of live cooking stations sprawled across Brasserie du Park, NOÉPE and The Thai Kitchen. A live band will be on hand to set the vibe for a festive afternoon, plus little guests will be treated to a surprise visit from Santa. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 645 (soft beverages), AED 895 (house beverages and sparkling) and AED 1,095 (premium beverages) and AED 295 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email festive.parkhyattdubai@hyatt.com or call 04 602 1814 for reservations and more information.


Piatti by the Beach at Raffles The Palm Dubai 

If you’re looking for a seriously chic Christmas Day brunch, look no further than Piatti by the Beach. Expect a delectable array of dishes, including crispy calamari, Wagyu beef carpaccio, king crab tacos and salmon sashimi. Main courses include roasted turkey with all the trimmings, wild mushroom risotto and grilled langoustines. Desserts are a delightfully traditional affair with panettone and Christmas chocolate Bûche De Noël. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 540 (soft beverages), AED 920 (Taittinger Champagne package) and AED 1,650 (Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne package).

GO: Email reservation@piatti-restaurants.com or call 04 248 8889 for reservations and more information.

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Raffles Dubai

Raffles Dubai’s signature Christmas Day Brunch returns to the Raffles Ballroom and garden, which will transform into a winter wonderland. Feast on the finest selection of charcuterie and cheeses, an extravagant seafood market, vibrant live cooking stations, and an extensive carvery with all the traditional trimmings. Little ones will stay entertained with an outdoor playground, fun activities and a surprise visit from Santa. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 390 (soft beverages), AED 590 (house beverages), AED 720 (bubbly) and AED 195 (children aged seven to twelve years).

GO: Email dining.dubai@raffles.com or call 04 324 8888 for reservations and more information.

Christmas Brunches in Dubai

Rhodes W1 at Grosvenor House Dubai

The acclaimed British restaurant will present a Christmas lunch to remember with delicious dishes inspired by the UK’s favourite festive traditions. Expect turkey, lamb and beef with the full range of sides and tasty desserts for the ultimate sweet finish to a great day of dining. To keep everyone in the spirit of the season, a live band will perform much-loved Christmas pop hits alongside classic songs. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 975 (house beverages and Champagne).

GO: Email resbook.grosvenorhouse@theluxurycollectionhotels.com or call 04 317 6000 or reservations and more information.

Christmas Brunches in Dubai

SHI at Bluewaters Dubai

Head to SHI for a delicious brunch with a selection of Chinese and Japanese dishes, including Peking duck with truffle, salt and pepper squid with garlic flakes, sweetcorn dumplings, maki rolls and nigiri. Delicious cocktails made to order, crisp grapes and refreshing hops are all on offer at this gorgeous new brunch. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 480 (house beverages) and AED 675 (Champagne).

GO: Call 04 718 1189 for reservations and more information.

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Social by Heinz Beck at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Gather your family and friends for a laid-back Italian family brunch. This Italian Saturday brunch will be amped up with the addition of premium ingredients such as oyster, truffle, caviar and foie gras. Expect live music from the hotel’s resident DJ, beverage specials, and make-to-order cocktails. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 490 (soft beverages) and AED 690 (free-flowing classic Italian cocktails, grapes and hops).

GO: Email dxbpd.restaurants@waldorfastoria.com or call 04 818 2222 for reservations and more information.


SUSHISAMBA at Palm Tower 

The “SAMBA Christmas Brunch” will transport guests on a multi-sensory journey that brings the sights, sounds, flavours and experiences of Japan, Brazil and Peru to Palm Jumeirah. Expect an artful food display of freshly prepared SAMBA rolls, classic rolls, SAMBA sushi, salads, seviches, and more. Expertly prepared signature hot plates and main courses, served at the table, showcase the finest of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine before ending the meal on a sweet note with a decadent dessert platter. Captivating live entertainment, a DJ and SUSHISAMBA’s unparalleled city views round off the experience. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages) and AED 795 (sake and Champagne).

GO: Visit www.sushisamba.com or e-mail reservations@sushisambadubai.com for reservations and more information.

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The City Grill at The Atrium, Al Habtoor City

Embrace the festive spirit on Christmas Day with a South African style brunch featuring free-flowing beverages. Diners can expect traditional dishes injected with a modern twist, alongside hearty options for the entire family. There will also be live stations to ensure your Christmas Day is filled with festive food and fun times. Santa will also be making an appearance at The City Grill with gifts for children. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 300 (soft beverages), AED 435 (house beverages), AED 500 (bubbly) and AED 110 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Visit http://habtoorhospitality.com or call 04 437 0000 for reservations and more information.

The Atrium Al Habtoor City

The London Project at Bluewaters Dubai

The London Project presents a sumptuous brunch showcasing an array of festive flavours, live entertainment, a visit from the man himself, as well as interactive fun by a magician – promising a merry good time in a beautiful, lively and sophisticated setting at the foot of Ain Dubai. Expect hand-cut Australian beef tenderloin tartare with burnt onion puree and cured egg yolk, prawn cocktail with Marie rose, burrata salad with heirloom tomatoes, and foie gras terrine with sourdough. For the main event, diners can choose from rolled turkey with Brussel sprouts, potatoes, cabbage and turkey gravy, lamb rack with fondant potato, cauliflower puree, heritage baby carrots and mint jus, Chilean seabass with butter-poached scallops, caviar beurre blanc and asparagus, or truffle ravioli with mushrooms, ricotta and truffle emulsion. Saturday 25 December, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 400 (soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages) and AED 850 (Laurent Perrier Champagne).

GO: Email info@thelondonproject.com or call 054 306 1822 for reservations and more information.

The London Project

The Nine at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk

The Nine is pulling out all the stops and hanging up the Christmas stockings with a traditional Christmas Day roast complete with all the trimmings, including crispy roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings. Enjoy a friendly Christmas jumper competition along with live entertainment. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 150 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call 04 281 4111 for reservations and more information.

Christmas Brunches in Dubai

The Ritz Carlton Dubai, JBR

With a prime beachfront location, boasting a repertoire of exciting activities for the kids and a festive brunch spread, elevate your festivities with live entertainment, a spectacular alfresco setting and peruse the many culinary stations from across the globe from Italy and India to Japan and modern Arabia. Highlights include a chilled seafood bar and Norwegian Salmon station, sushi counter, farmer’s market salad bar, Indian Tandoor, duck and foie gras station and luxurious 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. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 695 (soft beverages), AED 825 (house beverages), AED 995 (French sparkling) and AED 395 (children from 6 to 11 years).

GO: Email festive.dubai@ritzcarlton.com or call 04 318 6150 for reservations and more information.

Christmas Brunches in Dubai

The Stage Restaurant at Paramount Hotel Dubai

Christmas Day brunch at The Stage features an international buffet full of your holiday favourites. Live holiday-themed entertainment further complements the overall experience, providing a family-friendly environment and holiday spirit for all. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 445 (bubbly).

GO: Visit www.paramounthotelsdubai.com or call 04 246 6777 for reservations and more information.

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The Void at Studio One Hotel

Setting the Christmas table with a three-course Christmas meal, The Void is ringing in Christmas in the best way. Expect delicious Christmas specials and free-flowing beverages to celebrate the much-awaited holiday. There will also be a visit from Santa Claus, a life-size huggable teddy for the children, live entertainment, a games room, Christmas movie screenings and pool access. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 699 (for two children and two adults), AED 175 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 75 (children under 12).

GO: Call 04 581 6877 for reservations and more information.


Torno Subito at W Dubai – The Palm

Torno Sabato; meaning ‘I’ll be back on Saturday’, will be given a unique festive twist on Christmas Day. Offering the perfect place for laid-back afternoons, diners can take advantage of the weather in an outdoor colourful beach cabana set against oceanfront views. Offering a spectacular sharing menu of audacious festive-themed dishes and live entertainment, there is nowhere better to live La Dolce Vita this Christmas. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 379 (soft beverages) and AED 499 (house beverages).

GO: Email wpalmdining@whotelsworldwide.com, call 04 245 5800 or visit www.tornosubitodubai.com/specials for reservations and more information.


Trattoria by Cinque at FIVE Jumeirah Village

When it comes to Christmas day, there’s nothing like keeping traditions alive, so get ready for an Italian feast that’s suitable for the whole family. We’re talking antipasti, all the Natali entrees, plenty of Panettones and Italian grape. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 399 for adults and AED 199 for children.

GO: Call 04 455 9989 for reservations and more information.


Tipsy Lion at Sofitel Downtown Dubai

Don’t worry about hosting Christmas this year, as Tipsy Lion invites guests to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with an alfresco BBQ on their spacious terrace. Entertainment is aplenty, with music and good vibes all around. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages) and AED 299 (house beverages).

GO: Email hello@tipsyliondubai.com or call 050 896 0045 for reservations and more information.


Treehouse at Taj Dubai

Hosting a Christmas special brunch at the lush and verdant Treehouse, Secret Parties will be serving up a delicious four-course holiday menu alongside unlimited beverages and world-class entertainment. Guests will be grooving to the live sax and percussion, watch in awe at the graceful Wonderland performers, get tricked by the roaming magician and shimmy with the stunning dancers. Saturday 25 December, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 299 (soft beverages, indoors), AED 399 (house beverages, indoors), AED 499 (sparkling, indoors) and AED 699 (Champagne, indoors). AED 349 (soft beverages, outdoors), AED 449 (house beverages, outdoors), AED 549 (sparkling, outdoors), AED 749 (Champagne,outdoors).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


Torno Subito at W Dubai – The Palm

Live La Dolce Vita with a festive Italian feast and enjoy free-flowing beverages, playfully audacious food and live entertainment at the venue that brings to life the 1960’s Italian Riviera. The perfect place for a laid-back afternoon, take advantage of the incredible weather in an outdoor colourful beach cabana set against stunning oceanfront views. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm 4pm. AED 379 (soft beverages) and AED 499 (house beverages).

GO: Email tornosubitodubai@whotels.com or call 04 245 5800 for reservations and more information.

Marriott International Hotel

Vanitas at Palazzo Versace Dubai

Find Christmas cheer at Secret Parties’ Palazzo Versace Brunch, complete with a special Christmas menu of food and drinks. Brunch-goers can feast on the beautiful four-course menu of holiday-themed sharing platters and entrees, alongside unlimited beverages. Expect an unforgettable party with entertainment from international DJs, opera singers, violinists, and dancers. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm 4:30pm. AED 550 (soft beverages), AED 700 (house beverages), AED 750 (sparkling) and AED 850 (Champagne).

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


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