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Christmas 2021: The best places for Christmas Brunch in Abu Dhabi

Whether it’s a buffet, plated, or a family-friendly brunch you’re looking for, these are the best places for Christmas Brunch in Abu Dhabi.

Alba Terrace at The Abu Dhabi EDITION

The Weekend Spritz receives the festive treatment this Christmas Eve, serving up five courses of Alba Terrace classics and seasonal creations, from homemade spaghetti vongole to panettone and fresh delights from the poolside wood-fired oven. Signature Aperol Spritz and Amalfi inspired cocktails can be sipped surrounded by live music and entertainment. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 5pm (three-hour experience). AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages), AED 495 (bubbles).

GO: Call 02 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel

Dining around at three of Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi’s signature restaurants – Ingredients, The Pool Deck and Mekong – as you enjoy live festive entertainment. Expect gourmet dishes, drinks packages, mangrove views, and a visit from Santa Claus. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages) and AED 475 (house beverages).

GO: Email emdining@anantara.com or call 056 503 5121 for reservations and more information.

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Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences

The popular Bab Al Qasr Brunch will undergo a festive overhaul on Christmas Day. So gather your family and friends and enjoy a turkey station, live entertainment, children activities and an appearance from Santa. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 399 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages), AED 599 (sparkling) and AED 199 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email restaurants@babalqasr.com or call 056 992 2078 for reservations and more information.

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Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

Plans for the biggest day of the year? Let the friendly team at Bistro take care of you while you celebrate Christmas Day with family and friends. The extensive festive buffet spread is expected to include everything from salads and roast turkey with all the trimmings to a selection of grills and traditional Christmas desserts. You can also expect festive beverages and a visit from Santa Claus. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 99 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call 052 914 1207 for reservations and more information. 

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Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Create memories with family and friends over a lavish Christmas Day brunch at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi. Indulge in a festive fusion feast featuring sushi, robata grills, ceviche and festive desserts. With live entertainment from the resident DJ and saxophonist and a beautiful setting overlooking the beach, it promises to be a magical and elegant Christmas Day on the sun-kissed shores of Saadiyat Island. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 425 (soft beverages) and AED 550 (house beverages).

GO: Email restaurant.saadiyat@stregis.com or call 02 498 8888 for reservations and more information.

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Butcher & Still at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

Dash through the snow to Butcher & Still’s holly jolly Christmas Day Brunch. Restaurant Chef Marshall Roth and Sous Chef Pankaj Bisht curate a selection of holiday favourites to bring loved ones together in a Chicago-style atmosphere. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. From AED 390 per person.

GO: Call 02 333 2444 for reservations and more information. 

Butcher & Still

Cafe Milano at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

Rediscover the comforts of home with a menu of holiday favourites from Restaurant Chef Delfino Chiarello’s childhood. Memories of Nonna’s Natale hit the plate with a sharing-style Christmas Day lunch. Saturday 25 December, from 12pm to 4pm. From AED 370 per person.

GO: Call 02 333 2444 for reservations and more information. 

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Catch at St. Regis at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Experience an exquisite seaside-inspired brunch that highlights the flavours of contemporary seafood and is enhanced by relaxing tunes from the live entertainers. Expect a spread that includes salads, fresh sushi, sashimi and a traditional whole turkey. Those with a sweet tooth will also adore the impressive collection of desserts. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages) and AED 695 (bubbly).

GO: Call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.

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Crust at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

Indulge in Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro’s lavish spread of festive buffet favourites and a la minute surprises. Must-try dishes include a festive chestnut-parsnip soup with butter-poached lobster, pan-seared seabass and Provençal lamb rack. Executive Pastry Chef Rasika Weerasinghe will be spreading a final dash of cheer with a colourful pavlova. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 370 per person.

GO: Call 02 333 2444 for reservations and more information. 

Christmas Brunch Abu Dhabi

Dino’s Bistro Italiano 

Dino’s welcomes diners on Christmas Day with a festive, à la carte style brunch featuring all of your Italian favourites along with an antipasti station, cheese and cold cuts, artisan bread, and turkey carving. In addition, a jolly Santa bearing festive goodies will be on hand to entertain your kids. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 230 (soft beverages) and AED 280 (house beverages).

GO: Email dinos.pearl@rotana.com or call 02 307 5551 for reservations and more information. 


Erth Abu Dhabi

The Cinderella-themed Christmas day brunch stars a spread of delicacies from across the globe, plus seasonal favourites infused with festive cheer. Experience a visit from the Cinderella cast as they mingle with the guests to make Christmas Day unforgettable. Little ones will also be thrilled by the tempting treats found in the dedicated kids’ corner, whilst special activities and a visit from Santa will keep them well entertained throughout the day. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 325 (house beverage upgrade) and AED 95 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call 02 441 5900 for reservations and more information.


Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Get in the holiday spirit with a sumptuous festive brunch at one of four restaurants, where you can enjoy Christmas carols, live entertainment and a raffle with exciting prizes. Take your pick from sushi, a BBQ station and turkey with all the trimmings. Little ones will be well looked after with a child-friendly buffet and a special visit from Santa and his Elves. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 545 (grapes and hops) and AED 795 (French bubbles).

GO: Call 02 654 3333 for reservations and more information.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Fairways at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

Deck the halls and gather with family and friends for a fun-filled Santalicious. Expect a lavish brunch buffet with all the festive trimmings, live carving stations, signature beverages, live entertainment and a guest appearance from the man in red. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 695 (house beverages) and AED 245 (children aged seven to twelve years).

GO: Call 02 616 9999 for reservations and more information.

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Garage at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Gather your friends and family for Brunch In Garage on Christmas Day. Enjoy seasonal tunes from W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island’s Resident DJ and sweet treats delivered by the hardworking elves, and if rumours are true, the big man in red might make an appearance on track this year. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 310 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 650 (sparkling).

GO: Email wabudhabi.dining@whotels.com or call 02 656 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Ginger Restaurant at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi 

Experience an exciting celebration with friends and family with a lavish buffet of international dishes featuring seafood, sushi, antipasti, carvery, pasta, desserts and more. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 260 (soft beverages), AED 345 (hops and grapes) and AED 365 (hops, grapes and spirits).

GO: Call 02 657 3333 for reservations and more information. 


Giornotte at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

The FACT award-winning Chef’s Brunch holds a special festive edition on Christmas Day. Gather your family and friends for a festive get-together with an expansive buffet selection including roasted turkey paired with stuffing and gravy, Wagyu beef, foie gras, pasta made à la minute and fresh seafood. In addition, there will be a visit from Santa Claus to make the day extra special. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 650 (house beverages) and AED 750 (premium bubbles).

GO: Call 02 818 8282 for reservations and more information.

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GLO at Rosewood Abu Dhabi

The Rosewood Garden Brunch includes a roasted turkey station with trimmings and Christmas dessert specials. Santa’s will also be present at the Kids Corner with a doughnut stand and Christmas goodies for kids. Saturday 25 December, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 395 per person.

GO: Call 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information.

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Graphos Social Kitchen at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

The excitement of Christmas morning and the unwrapping of gifts is enough to make anyone hungry. So head to Graphos Social Kitchen for a Christmas brunch packed with activities. Grown-ups can unwind with live entertainment and festive tunes, while children will be kept occupied in the activity zone with festive cookie decoration and building pancake towers, assisted by Santa’s helper. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 429 (soft beverages), AED 549 (house beverages) and AED 649 (bubbly).

GO: Email dineatgraphos@hilton.com or call 02 208 6900 for reservations and more information.


Grills@Chill’O at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

 Add a spark of festive cheer this Christmas and indulge in a rotisserie focused international buffet with live BBQ grills, whole roasted veal leg, roasted beef prime rib, roast lamb, honey-glazed turkey and Atlantic salmon. There will also be live music and a visit from Santa Claus. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 255 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages), AED 395 (bubbly) and AED 95 (children aged seven to twelve years).

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

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Khayal at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi

Raise your spirits this festive season with Khayal’s festive brunch, showcasing a festive buffet selection with six live stations and a special appearance from Santa Claus. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 448 (house beverages), AED 498 (bubbly) and AED 99 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email mhr.auhal.resturant.res@marriot.com or call 02 201 4131 for reservations and more information.

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Kuzbara at Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

The Eat, Play, Laugh Brunch Christmas edition brings back the live stations, multi-cuisine main courses, festive favourites, and a vast spread of starter and delicious desserts. Look out for Santa Claus as he comes bearing gifts for the children. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 275 (soft beverage), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 425 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit www.marriottdowntownabudhabilife.com or call 02 304 7777 for reservations and more information.

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Nahaam at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Santa, coupled with a magical spread of festive treats. Both Nahaam and SOLE invite families to celebrate the day alongside a live band and a DJ. Choose between Nahaam serving casual classic favourites by the pool or SOLE offering traditional Italian delicacies. Saturday 25 December. AED 525(soft beverages), AED 625 (house beverages), AED 725 per person (bubbles) and AED 825 (pink bubbles).

GO: Call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

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Oak Room at The Abu Dhabi EDITION

An elevated Oak Room Brunch with a touch of festive flair. The FACT award-winning British steakhouse treats guests to a seated menu of signature British dishes. Starting with signature Oak Room sourdough with Marmite butter and an array of shared starters, brunch-goers can then choose their roasted main course served with all the trimmings, followed by desserts, including mince pies and flambéed Christmas pudding served to share. Saturday 25 December, from 12pm to 5pm (three-hour experience). AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 645 (bubbles).

GO: Call 02 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Pepper Restaurant at Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan

Themed around ‘White Christmas,’ the generous buffet will be chock-full of seasonal favourites such as smoked salmon, shrimp pyramid, beef carpaccio, mac n cheese oven-roasted turkey, Christmas pudding and mince pies. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 149 (soft beverages), AED 249 (house beverages) and AED 349 (premium beverages).

GO: Call 056 413 3787 for reservations and more information.

Pepper Restaurant

Sidekicks at The WB Abu Dhabi

Feast on a grand Christmas Day Brunch at the hotel’s family-friendly diner, Sidekicks. Relish holiday favourites such as turkey with all the trimmings, beef Wellington, festive entrées and traditional desserts such as Christmas pudding, mince pies and yule logs. The hotel’s resident Warner Bros. characters will pop by to delight the little ones and spread some Christmas joy. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 375 (house beverages) and AED 475 (premium beverages).

GO: Email dine.thewbabudhabi@hilton.com or call 02 815 0000 for reservations and more information.


Sofra BLD at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Head to Sofra BLD for a truly magical wonderland experience and a traditional festive feast. Featuring a lavish buffet with live entertainment and fun activities for adults and little ones, Sofra BLD’s festive brunch has been the favourite in Abu Dhabi for more than a decade. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 279 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 459 (bubbly).

GO: Email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com or call 02 509 8555 for reservations and more information.

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The Café at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Surround yourself and your family with merriment, laughter and love this Christmas Day. Enjoy an array of festive delights coupled with live entertainment that will ensure your Christmas celebration is nothing short of memorable. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 495 (house beverages).

GO: Call 02 407 1138 for reservations and more information.


Terrace On The Corniche at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Families and friends are welcome to experience an exquisite Christmas brunch set within the vibrant and welcoming atmosphere of the Terrace on the Corniche. The joyful mood will be accompanied by live entertainment, along with a wide variety of international specialities such as duck confit, seafood, herb-infused lamb loin, saffron pistachio rice, and an array of dynamic live stations. Diners can relax with loved ones while wild mushroom risotto and oysters are served to the tables on unique pass-around trollies. The experience then concludes with a stunning collection of indulgent desserts. Saturday 25 December, from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 595 (bubbly).

GO: Call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.

Christmas Brunch Abu Dhabi

The Foundry at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

It’s hard to improve on The Foundry’s steaks, but the popular steakhouse has added turkey and salt bushed lamb with all the trimmings to its festive brunch. Diners can also enjoy the oyster bar, foie gras station, poke bar, seafood smorgasbord, cheese vault and traditional Christmas pudding. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 480 (house beverages), AED 655 (Champagne) and AED 110 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email abudhabi.dine@tsogosun.com or call 02 818 4888 for reservations and more information.

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Turquoise Restaurant at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

Celebrate Christmas Day with Santa and his elves at Turquoise Restaurant, which offers a festive brunch complete with lots of treats and activities for kids. Enjoy a festive spread of traditional Christmas dishes, as well as a live cooking station, a sushi bar, fresh oysters and an outdoor BBQ. In addition, diners can enjoy gingerbread, profiteroles, eggnog custard, and festive beverages for a sweet finish. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 649 per person.

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

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Urban Kitchen at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Prolong the merriment with your loved ones on Christmas Day. Urban Kitchen’s jolly brunch is celebrated with a delightful spread of festive favourites and enticing cuisines. Saturday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 270 (soft beverages), AED 400 (house beverages) and AED 99 (children aged 7 to 12 years).

GO: Email reservation.table@dusit.com or call 02 698 8137 for reservations and more information.


Villa Toscana at St. Regis at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Families and friends are invited to celebrate the warmth of Christmas Day with an exquisite dining experience at Villa Toscana. Starring flavourful Italian dishes that are perfect for sharing, the curated menu includes starters such as seaweed salad, pan-seared foie gras, and scallops. Continuing to the main courses, guests will select between homemade gnocchi, homemade ravioli, duck breast, seared turbot, and lobster before taking a trip to the dessert room to conclude their unforgettable culinary experience. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).

GO: Call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.

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White at Jumeriah at Saadiyat Island Resort

The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table, and this year’s White Festive Brunch will be no different. Apart from festive cheer, the sparkling sights and rhythmic sounds, the homeliest flavours of the season will be on full display at White Festive Brunch, taking place on Christmas Day. This festive feast will take diners on an island extravaganza, featuring recipes that embody the festive month – tender roasts and mouth-watering desserts included. Not forgetting the kids, activities like gingerbread house decorating will also be in full swing. Saturday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. Brunch packages start at AED 425, with kids under five dining for free. 

GO: Email jsirestaurants@jumeirah.com or call 02 811 4342 for reservations or more information.


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