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Christmas 2022: The best places for Christmas Brunch in Abu Dhabi

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

Al Ain Rotana

Celebrate the festive season at Al Ain Rotana with an outdoor family-friendly Christmas feast at Zest Garden. Expect a full festive buffet, free-flowing beverages, a visit from Santa and Christmas carolers. Sunday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 295 per person (buffet and unlimited beverages).

GO: Email fbres.alain@rotana.com or call 03 703 1234 for reservations and more information.

Al Ain Rotana

Alba Terrace

Spend Christmas Day with your loved ones on a culinary adventure to the Mediterranean. Delve into five-courses of Alba Terrace classics and incredible pizza superbly crafted at the poolside wood-fired oven. Indulge in offerings from the Burrata cheese trolley and warm prawns before moving onto pan-seared black cod and lamb shank. Dessert sees tasty blackcurrant and chestnut Paris breast and Panettone served. Sunday 25 December, from 12pm to 5pm (three hours package). AED 315 (soft beverages), AED 415 (house beverages and cocktails) and AED 495 (bubbles).

GO: Email restaurantreservations.auh@editionhotels.com or call 02 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Butcher & Still

Gather with friends and family for Christmas brunch, brought to you by Chef Marshall Roth and his culinary team. Savour a curated selection of holiday favourites in a Chicago-style atmosphere at the FACT Award-winning ‘Restaurant of the year 2022’. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm.

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

Butcher & Still

Café Milano

Rediscover the comforts of home with a menu of holiday favourites from Restaurant Chef Delfino Chiarello’s childhood. Memories of his Nonna’s Italian recipes hit the plate with a heartwarming Christmas Day lunch overlooking the Al MAryah Island waterfront. Sunday 25 December, fro. 12pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 390.

GO: Email dining.abudhabi@fourseasons.com or call 02 333 2222 for reservations and more information.

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Cyan Brasserie

Gather your nearest and dearest and head to Cyan Brasserie and celebrate the spirit of Christmas with an epicurean feast comprising of traditional festive dishes. The cosy venue will be full of Christmas cheer, with festive music and a kids’ corner with fun and games for the little ones. Expect a traditional Christmas buffet, including roast turkey with all the trimmings, live stations, numerous festive gourmet delights, and a decadent dessert section. Sunday 25 December, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 425 (house beverages) and AED 525 (premium bubbly).

GO: Call 056 544 8158 for reservations and more information.

Cyan Braserie

Conrad Abu Dhabi at Etihad Towers

Once the gifts have been unwrapped, the culinary team at Conrad says it’s time to indulge in the festive ‘Pardon My Brunch’. Poolside restaurant Nahaam and Italian eatery Sole have joined forces for this one, and they’ll be serving up a buffet-style feast featuring the finest festive dishes. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4:30 pm. AED 525 (soft beverages), AED 685 (house beverages), AED 785 (bubbles), AED 835 (premium package) and AED 250 (children aged between six and 12 years).

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

Christmas at Conrad

Crust

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 in Abu Dhabi

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Treat your family to a lavish festive brunch with a spread of global Christmas cuisines, enticing dishes, an array of desserts and joyous decorations. There will also be plenty of fun and games for your little ones. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 429 (house beverages) and AED 99 (children aged seven to twelve years).

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

Christmas Brunch in Abu Dhabi

Grills@Chill’O

Soak up the festive spirit and kick off the Christmas Day celebrations with a family-friendly brunch at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche’s rooftop restaurant. Tuck into a turkey carvery station, live BBQ and festive desserts. Santa will be visiting every table to distribute gifts. Sunday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and an additional AED 125 per person for free-flow of house beverages.

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

Christmas Brunch in Abu Dhabi

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

If you’re feeling peckish after a morning of unwrapping presents, then head to Graphos Social Kitchen for a Christmas feast featuring festive dishes from around the world. Enjoy turkey with all the trimmings in addition to signature beverages such as hot peppermint, cold chocolate, mulled wine, cranberry margaritas and white chocolate martini. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 435 (house beverages) and AED 95 (children aged six to 12 years).

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

Christmas Brunch in Abu Dhabi

InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Bring your friends and family to the Marina Garden at InterContinental Abu Dhabi for the most festive afternoon of the year. Expect live stations dedicated to delectable Pan Asian, Belgian and Latin Flavours, topped with traditional holiday favourites and free-flowing beverages. From the Christmas choir, jugglers and stilt walkers to the entailing live performances and samba dancers. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as the children’s activities and bouncing castle keep your little ones busy. Christmas Mega Brunch. Sunday 25 December. AED 375 (soft beverages) and AED 475 (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.icad.ae or call 800 423 463 for reservations and more information.

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Le Méridien Abu Dhabi 

It is the most wonderful time of the year at the magical Le Méridien Village. Tuck in a festive feast with Christmas favourites such as stuffed turkey, confit duck drumsticks and an Eggnog cheesecake. Dance to live entertainment but don’t miss Santa, who will deliver presents to teh little ones. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages) and AED 299 (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.lemeridienvillageexperience.com or call 056 688 5361 for reservations and more information.

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McGettigan’s

Head to McGettigan’s at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi for a big brunch with fantastic backyard creations all themed around Christmas. Enjoy a festive celebration accompanied by good food and a live band performing Christmas tunes. Sunday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages) and AED 319 (house beverages).

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

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Oak Room

An elevated Oak Room Brunch with a touch of festive flair. The FACT award-winning British steakhouse The FACT Award-winning British steakhouse treats guests to a seated menu of signature British dishes this Christmas. Begin your festive feast with Oak Room sourdough topped with Marmite butter before tucking into sharing starters like foie gras torchon-cocoa, pears and brioche, plus a choice of roasted mains such as roast beef sirloin, lamb pie and turkey, served with all the trimmings. Desserts include mince pies and flambéed Christmas Pudding. Sunday 25 December, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 365 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 645 (champagne).

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

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Penelope’s Brasserie & Jazz Bar Américain

Channelling the vibrant spirit and classic style of the Cote D’Azure, Penelope’s Christmas Brunch treats guests to a three-course set menu of sharing-style French Mediterranean dishes. The al fresco dining experience will culminate with specially curated Christmas desserts and a premium selection of Penelope’s Américain-style cocktails. Sunday 25 December, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 399 (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.penelopes.ae for more information.

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Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi Corniche

Brunch at La Terrazza in Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi Corniche this Christmas and gift your loved ones a traditional holiday spread featuring international dishes and festive favourites, complemented with a wide array of premium drinks. Sunday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 3:30 pm. AED 169 AED (soft beverages) and AED 269 (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.bluexperienceabudhabi.com or call 02 692 4999 for reservations and more information.

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Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Nothing brings people together like a traditional Christmas Roast. The heartwarming feast is set against sensational views of the Abu Dhabi skyline and the sparkling Arabian Gulf, providing the perfect way of honouring the special day and bonding with families and friends. Offering the choice of dining out on the terrace or inside the stylish dining room, guests can feast on traditional favourites such as succulent roast beef, golden Yorkshire puddings, colourful roast vegetables, lashings of aromatic gravy, and all the trimmings you could ever desire. Saturday 24 December, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 255 (food only), AED 355 (selected house beverages) and AED 455 (champagne).

GO: Email abudhabi.festive@rosewoodhotels.com or call 02 813 5520 for reservations and more information.

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Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Nothing beats the joy of spending Christmas Day with loved ones enjoying festive delicacies such as roasted turkey and beef Wellington. Sim Sim restaurant is bringing back its popular Christmas Day Market Brunch with an exquisite spread of international delicacies paired with signature beverages. Expect a kid’s area and a surprise visit from Santa Claus to keep the title ones entertained. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 520 (house beverages) and AED 195 (children aged six to 11 years).

GO: Email fb.saadiyat@rotana.com or call 02 697 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Enjoy a memorable Christmas brunch at Flavours Restaurant. Bring your family and friends and savour Christmas delights that will satisfy your holiday cravings. Little ones can enjoy a dedicated kids’ corner featuring a chocolate fountain and plenty of holiday decorations. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 449 (bubbly).

GO: Visit https://widget.servmeco.com or call 055 367 5083 for reservations and more information.

Flavours Restaurant

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

With a perfectly decorated venue, Giornotte invites guests to a special Christmas Day edition of the renowned Chef’s Brunch. Gather your family and friends to enjoy the expansive selection, including roasted turkey paired with stuffing and gravy, wagyu beef, foie gras, pasta made à la minute, fresh seafood and impeccable dessert stations. Saturday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 688 (soft beverages), AED 788 (house beverages) and AED 888 (premium bubbles).

GO: Email abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com or call all 02 818 8282 for reservations and more information.

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The WB Abu Dhabi

Tuck into a comforting roast including traditional turkey, served alongside classic trimmings such as Yorkshire puddings, duck fat potatoes and roasted vegetables at the world’s only Warner Bros. themed hotel. Brunch occurs at The Director’s Club, where you can dine al fresco with family and friends while sipping festive beverages. Sunday 25 December, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 170 (soft beverages), AED 275 (house beverages), AED 375 (premium beverages) and AED 90 (children aged six to 12 years).

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

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West Bay Lounge

Welcome the holiday with an impressive Christmas Day Brunch while marvelling at the Arabian Gulf. With a jolly holiday spirit, the FACT Award-winning West Bay Lounge will stage an extravagant a la carte brunch of delicious festive treats. In addition, you can expect a visit from Santa to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 595 (champagne).

GO: Visit https://widget.servmeco.com or call 02 692 4375 for reservations and more information.

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