Best Christmas Eve brunches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

'Twas the night before Christmas and therefore the perfect eve for brunching
ByEllen KerryTuesday , 05 December 2017
Best Christmas Eve brunches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

FREVO

Add some Brazilian flavours to your festivities with a Christmas in Rio night at Frevo where faves such as turkey, shrimps and scallops will complement the existing meat cuts served tableside. The Churrasco experience will also include a variety of seasonal salads and a selection of delish holiday desserts. Music will be provided by the resident band until midnight.

INFO: 7pm-12am, Dhs295 per person (soft beverage package), Dhs395 per person (house beverage package), Dhs195 per child between 6-12 years, children up to 5 years dine for free, The Fairmont Palm Hotel and Resort, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 3388, Fairmont.com

CHRISTMAS EVE BRUNCH AT VILLA TOSCANO

On the most exciting eve of the festive season, add a touch of glamour to your celebrations. Welcome in the festive day with a traditionally sumptuous lunch or delicious intimate dinner at Villa Toscana, complemented by the warmth of traditional Italian hospitality.

INFO: 12pm-4pm, Dhs290 per person including soft drinks, Dhs440 per person including free flowing grapes and hops, St. Regis, Abu Dhabi, 02-6944444

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT VILLA TOSCANO

On the most exciting eve of the festive season, add a touch of glamour to your celebrations. Welcome in the festive day with a traditionally sumptuous lunch or delicious intimate dinner at Villa Toscana, complemented by the warmth of traditional Italian hospitality.

INFO: 7pm-11pm, Dhs390 for soft beverages, Dhs550 for selected mixed drinks, grapes and hops, St. Regis, Abu Dhabi, 02 694 4444

AL FRESCO ITALIAN TRATTORIA – CHRISTMAS EVE UNDER THE STARS

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a romantic dinner by the pool with views over the Dubai skyline. Enjoy a four course menu with exquisite white truffles.

INFO: 7pm-11pm, Dhs299 per person, including a glass of selected grape, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road, 050 527 0981

CHRISTMAS EVE AT ITALIANO

Father Christmas may be rushed off his feet on Christmas Eve, but you don’t have to be! Why not take a culinary trip to Sicilia where the chef will be cooking up a special menu of Italian favourites. Think pizza, pasta, delicious fresh meat and fish, fine cheeses and sauces ‘lika momma’ used to make, but with a festive twist. Guests can indulge in a four course set menu with either a soft beverage package, or a house beverage package.

INFO: Dec 24, 7pm-11pm, Dhs225 with soft beverages, Dhs325 with house beverages, 04-4445613

REFORM SOCIAL & GRILL

For a homely festive eve, gather the friends and family at Reform Social & Grill. There will be traditional mulled beverages and moreish festive dishes from the set menu as well as BBQ specials that would make Santa’s mouth drool. Reform’s a la carte menu will also be available to order from if you have a Grinch-type in your midst.

INFO: 04 454 2638

JW’S STEAKHOUSE

If a sit down three-course dinner is more your vibe, JW’s Steakhouse is where it’s at. Unwind in the elegant ambiance whilst indulging in signature dishes of the award-winning eatery.

INFO: 7pm-midnight, Dhs275 per person (food only), JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira, 04 607 7977, marriottdiningatjw.ae

THE MARKET PLACE

Calling all buffet fans! Get yourselves down to The Market Place and face-plant the wide variety of yummy dishes on offer at their buffet. There’s also live food stations and tons of holiday desserts. Live entertainment will help get everyone in the Christmassy spirit, too.

INFO: 7pm-11:30pm, Dhs165 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), Dhs265 per person (inclusive of unlimited house beverages), Dhs75 per child between 6-12 years, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira, 04-607 7977, marriottdiningatjw.ae

THE HIDE, JUMEIRAH AL QASR

If a meat-feast is more than you could ever wish for the night before Christmas, head to The Hide where guests are welcome to dig into prime-cuts and American favourites with a special menu for Christmas Eve.

INFO: Dhs395 per person, 6pm-11:30pm. INFO: Dhs395 per person, 6pm-11:30pm, 04-4323232, Jumeirah.com

AT THE PALMERY, JUMEIRAH AL NASEEM

Make your relatives jealous back home by heading to a gorge outdoor terrace for dinner. The Palmery has beautiful views of Burj Al Arab and, as if that wasn’t enough, an incredible selection of international dishes and festive favourites. Oh, and kids below 4 years of age dine for free. Winner.

INFO: 7pm-11pm, Dhs325 per person with soft drinks, Dhs165 for children aged 4 – 11, 04-4323232, Jumeirah.com

ROCKFISH, JUMEIRAH AL NASEEM

Another place to dine with views of the Burj Al Arab, Rockfish has super cool décor, and serves perfectly cooked Mediterranean-style seafood. It’s a pretty special place to spend the night before Santa’s visit. Choose from a fancy a la carte Christmas lunch or dinner.

INFO: Lunch from 12:30pm-3:30pm, and dinner from 6:30pm-11:30pm, 04-4323232, Jumeirah.com

AL HAMBRA, JUMEIRAH AL QASR

Arriba! Christmas gets a delightful Spanish twist thanks to the chefs at Al Hambra in the huge Jumeirah Al Qasr. Dine on dishes whilst enjoying traditional entertainment with fabulous flamenco dancers.

INFO: 6pm-1130pm, 04-4323232, Jumeirah.com

KHAYMAT AL BAHAR, JUMEIRAH AL QASR

Combine pristine beach views with mezza, mixed grills and Lebanese sharing dishes at this lively venue. On Christmas Eve try their special festive a la carte menu.

INFO: Special a la carte Christmas dinner from 7pm-11:30pm, 04-3666730, Jumeirah.com

PIERCHIC, JUMEIRAH AL QASR

One of the prettiest coastal settings, Pierchic is located at the end of a (you guessed it) pier and serves some of the freshest seafood in town. On 24 Dec there will be a special four-course set menu for diners to gobble up whilst taking in the beautiful gulf views.

INFO: 6pm-11pm, Dhs499 per person, 04-3666705, Jumeirah.com

ZHENG HE'S, JUMEIRAH MINA A'SALAM

If a British festive food fest feels a little blah, try the oriental offering at Sheng He’s. As well as a proper dinner, there will be fun turkey special to nibble on, too.

INFO: 6:30pm-11pm, 04-4323232, Jumeirah.com

CUCINA

The Italians know how to feed you up, right? As well as a mouth-watering three-course dinner crafted by the Italian chefs, there will be traditional fun activities to immerse yourself in. A good one for family and friends alike.

INFO: 7pm-11.30pm, Dhs150 per person (food only), Dhs225 per person (inclusive of unlimited house beverages), JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira, 04 607 7977, marriottdiningatjw.ae

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