Continue the festivities with these fantastic Boxing Day Brunches in Dubai
Boxing Day is a tradition-rich holiday dating back to 17th-century England. While its exact roots are debated, one popular theory suggests that it was the day servants received “Christmas boxes” filled with gifts from their employers. Over time, the holiday evolved into a day of charitable giving, as people distributed boxes of food and goods to those in need. Boxing Day is now an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends, enjoying Christmas leftovers or going out for lunch.
Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with a sky-high brunch inside the Burj Khalifa. Extend the holiday cheer on Boxing Day with a three-hour package featuring a brunch-style menu paired with a flowing selection of food and drinks, all accompanied by the lively tunes of DJ Eddy. Tuesday 26 December, from 12:30pm to 5pm (three-package). AED 600 (food only), AED 795 (soft beverages), AED 1,050 (sparkling) and AED 1,250 (premium beverages and Champagne).
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Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort
Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and extend the holiday cheer at the ambient Mediterranean restaurant Zala at Bab Al Shams. Indulge in a diverse culinary spread featuring sage-flavoured roast chicken and homemade terrines to fish roe stations, salt-crusted sea bass, and whole roasted turkey with trimmings. Tuesday 26 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages) and AED 250 (children aged four to 11 years).
GO: Visit www.babalshams.com for reservations and more information.
The festivities continue at Brasserie 2.0 on Boxing Day. From succulent carved meats to seafood stations boasting the freshest sushi and sashimi, gather your loved ones for a day filled with endless festivities, hearty dishes, and vibrant entertainment with a live band. Tuesday 26 December, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 650 (house beverages), AED 850 (bubbly) and AED 225 (aged six to 12 years).
GO: Visit www.brasserie2point0.com for reservations and more information.
Prepare for an exquisite Boxing Day brunch at Geales, where you can indulge in a live carvery station or a spread of delectable desserts. This family-friendly brunch features a solo singer and plenty of activities to keep the little ones engaged throughout the day, including arts and crafts, cupcake decorating and face painting. Tuesday 26 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 195 (soft beverages) and AED 345 (house beverages).
GO: Visit www.geales-dubai.com for reservations and more information.
Hutong’s Boxing Day brunch experience pays homage to the grandeur of the Manchu-Han Imperial Feast, a legendary banquet from the Qing dynasty. Embark on a gastronomic journey starting with an array of starters and exquisite dim-sums, followed by main courses and a medley of sweet sensations that will leave a lasting impression. Tuesday 26 December, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 388 (soft beverages), AED 488 (house beverages) and AED 748 (premium beverages).
GO: Visit www.hutong-dubai.com for reservations and more information.
Celebrate Boxing Day with a beachside feast at Señor Pico, featuring a family-style Mexican brunch set against the stunning backdrop of the Dubai skyline and Palm West Beach. Visit the live guacamole and taco stations before tucking into vibrant salads, classic roast turkey, and Mexican specialities like burritos, empanadas, and churros—all with a festive twist. Tuesday 26 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 395 (house beverages).
GO: Visit www.señorpico.com/thepalm for reservations and more information.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
Experience the ultimate Boxing Day Brunch and embark while enjoying some post-Christmas rejuvenation at La Baie, Bask in the tranquil atmosphere of the adults-only pool area while relishing a delightful assortment of culinary delights. A DJ will set the mood with smooth tunes, and live entertainment will keep you entertained throughout the day. Tuesday 26 December. AED 299 per person *BBQ lunch, soft beverages and pool access).
GO: Visit www.ritzcarlton.com for reservations and more information.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Bring your beloved ones together for a delightful Un-Boxing Day Brunch at Mina’s Kitchen inside The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. Expect a magnificent family brunch full of festive favourites that provide the perfect way to extend the festive spirit after Christmas. Tuesday 26 December, from 1pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 475 per person.
GO: Call 04 511 7373 for reservations and more information.