Whether it’s a festive feast or alternative eats, here are team FACT’s picks of the top places to enjoy Christmas brunch in Dubai.
There’s only one occasion a year that you can indulge in a decadent brunch at Amazónico, and that’s with their annual Jungle Bell Brunch. Expect a showcase of Amazónico signature dishes, curated festive cocktails, entertainment, and back-to-back live DJ sets. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 575 (soft drinks beverages), AED 675 (house beverages) and AED 795 (champagne).
The perfect opportunity to explore seasonal flavours, Armani/Mediterraneo is where Levantine and French classics meet Italian, Greek and Spanish signatures. Enjoy a Christmas brunch in Dubai that’s bursting with Mediterranean classics to get in the Christmas mood. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 449 (soft beverages) and AED 600 (house beverages).
Carna by Dario Cecchini
The Carna Christmas Day Brunch at SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences centres around sustainably sourced ingredients with a four-course a la carte menu. The Christmas Day Brunch festivities include truffle cannoli, Martini Rosso cured salmon, and charcuterie of premium cheese and cold cuts. Mains are a grand affair with roasted prime rib, Tuscan turkey roulade, Silician-style swordfish, gnocchi di Agnello, and pasta al Sugo. The spirit of Christmas is complete with sweet delights such as Christmas pudding, Yule log, Christmas trifle and panettone bread pudding. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 per person.
GO: Visit https://www.sbe.com for reservations and more information.
Families and friends can celebrate with a sky-high Christmas brunch at Fi’lia. With a melodic live DJ and singer adding to the celebratory mood, guests can tuck into a traditional sharing-style menu accompanied by seasonal cocktails. Santa Claus will delight children by making a special appearance. Sunday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 400 (house beverages) and AED 560 (bubbles).
GO: Visit www.sbe.com for reservations and more information.
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year overlong the waterways at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Known for its relaxed dining folly will ensure your festive season is special with a traditional turkey roast dinner and all the trimmings. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 550 (soft beverages) and AED 1,050 (cocktails and sparkling).
IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City
Experience the joys of this festive season and embark on a culinary journey with an array of Christmas brunches. Take your pick from an exquisite extravaganza prepared over eight live cooking stations at Anise Restaurant, a reimagined Christmas Picnic Pantry brunch at Zaytoun Restaurant, or a Toy’s Brunch at Sirocco Restaurant offering a lavish buffet in a cosy winter setting. Little ones will surely be in awe as Santa drops by for a visit. For dishes with a festive twist and live music head to Belgian Café. There is truly something to delight revellers of all ages.
InterContinental Dubai Marina
The Festive Brunch at Accents restaurant will be an afternoon of high energy and excitement, brimming with Christmas joy. Feast on international dishes, tuck into a classic Christmas roast and party the afternoon away to chart classics played by the resident DJ. Sunday 25 December, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 150 (children below 12 years of age)
For those who wish to enjoy a Christmas brunch with a Pan-Asian twist, LAH LAH offers an array of dishes, including sushi, wagyu skewers, dynamite prawns, crispy chilli lamb and grilled lobster. Finish your festive celebrations on a sweet note with a dessert platter, including favourites such as pandan crème brulee and the famous roasted banana. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 295 (house beverage) and AED 395 (sparkling).
This season, experience Dubai’s only Warayaki-style brunch at Netsu. Here, guests are invited to spend Christmas Day exploring an Omakase Brunch crafted by chef Ross Shonhan that offers an appealing menu of Warayaki style grills and sushi and sashimi platters complemented by the restaurant’s dramatic interiors, mesmerising flames, and live music. Christmas crackers and festive delights will set the mood for an afternoon of celebrations. Sunday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. AED495 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages), AED 795 (champagne) and AED 250 (children aged four to twelve years).
GO: Call 04 777 2232 for reservations and more information.
Peaches & Cream
This festive season, Peaches and Cream welcomes guests to experience its first-ever Christmas Brunch. The newly opened retro beach club is decking the halls to bring the true Christmas spirit to the shores of Palm Jumeirah with a special visit and surprise gifts from Santa Claus. The buffet-style brunch will feature holiday favourites from charcuterie boards, and fresh salads to beef carpaccio, tenderloin steak, mussel pots and chestnut turkey. Sunday 25 December from 1pm to 4pm. AED 250 (Soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 450 (bubbly).
GO: Visit https://peachesandcream.ae for more information.
Raffles Ballroom and Raffles Garden transform will into a festive wonderland complemented by live entertainment on Christmas Day. Feast on a selection of charcuterie and cheeses, an extravagant seafood market, live cooking stations, an extensive carvery with all the traditional trimmings and decadent desserts. Little ones will have their own dedicated playground, activities and a surprise visit from Santa. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages) and AED 749 (bubbly).
Reform Social & Grill
Reform Social & Grill have got your Christmas plans all wrapped up. Step into a wintery wonderland where children can explore a Christmas snow park and post their letter to the North Pole at Santa’s Grotto, whilst families can gather to eat, drink and be merry over a festive feat. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm/ AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 650 (house beverages) and AED 780 (premium beverages).
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai
Celebrate the most magical day of the year with those near and dear at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai. Feel the joy of the day with a decadent Christmas Day brunch served with all the traditional trimmings and various dishes and cuisines loved throughout the year. There will also be a multitude of live stations offering a variety of international cuisines, from Indian to Japanese and Arabian. Santa will also make special appearances at Palm Kitchen over the festive season, so keep your eyes peeled for him. For those looking to extend the day’s celebrations, Raia Restaurant & Lounge will host a special Christmas after-party with a live DJ playing the best festive tunes. Sunday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 499 (soft beverages), AED 649 (house beverages) and AED 199 (children below 12 years).
Tasca by José Avillez
Embrace the Christmas spirit with Portuguese flair at Tasca’s Christmas Day Brunch. Aptly named the Almoco de Natal Brunch, the experience pays homage to Portuguese Christmas Day traditions with a five-course set menu that reimagines Tasca’s acclaimed culinary repertoire with a festive twist. Savour flavours inspired by seasonally inspired regional produce as you sway to the tunes of the live band at the FACT Award-winning venue. Sunday 25 December, from 12:30pm to 6:30pm. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 795 (premium beverages and champagne) and AED 250 (children aged four to eleven years).
The H Dubai
Celebrate the joys of Christmas at Eat & Meat and The H Dubai, and gather with friends and family to enjoy a traditional festive brunch. Live entertainment will add to the festive cheer, while kids can play at the supervised kids’ corner, which features face painting and cookie decoration. Little ones will be in for an even bigger treat as Santa pays a visit to add a sense of wonder to the whole affair. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 399 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages), AED 699 (premium beverages) and AED 199 (children aged six to 12 years).
The London Project
Celebrate Christmas in style at The London Project. Celebrate with family and friends whilst enjoying a fun festive feast. The three-course menu starts with sharing entrees, including Camembert, prawn cocktail, fresh Dibba BayOysters and caviar. For mains, classic favourites of salmon Wellington, roast turkey, roast beef, spinach tortellini, and all the trimmings. In addition, there will be entertainment from singers, musicians, and Christmas-inspired circus performers. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages), AED 695 (premium beverages).
GO: Visit thelondonproject.com for reservations and more information.
Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah
Experience a lavish Christmas Day buffet brunch at Mezzerie, featuring some of the Waldorf Astoria’s culinary icons and a selection of festive delicacies. The mood will be fun and festive, with live music and fun-packed activities to keep the little ones entertained. Of course, Santa Claus will stop by to join in the celebration. Sunday 25 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 490 (soft beverages), AED 690 (house beverages), AED 890 (champagne), and AED 250 (children aged six to eleven years).
GO: Call 04 818 2153 for reservations and more information.