Christmas is nearly here, and in true Dubai style, it's best enjoyed at brunch. The city has LOADS of options to choose from, whether you want something for the kiddies, something a bit more party, or you're looking to save the cash, we have PLENTY of options for you to choose from.
Enjoy a Christmas Day four course set menu, with all your favorite winter comfort foods including; beef wellington, organic turkey and pan seared halibut, including a Christmas drink on arrival. Choose to sit on the terrace and enjoy the Marina skyline
INFO: Dhs299 per person, 6pm – 2am, Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, 04 450 7766
Spend Christmas Day in the lively Spanish-themed restaurant, enjoy authentic dishes and tuck into a Christmas spread fit for a king. After eating, dance the night away with the help of the flamenco dancers.
INFO: Dhs895 (unlimited bubbles), Dhs795 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs695 (soft beverages), 12:30pm – 4pm, Al Hambra, Jumeirah Al Qasr, 04 432 3232
Renowned for its delicious pan-Asian food, Azure will serve brunch straight to the sunbeds, starting with cranberry glazed sticky chicken wings, festive crab rainbow roll and kimcheese quesadilla smoked vegetable dip. Azure’s resident DJ will keep the festive vibes going with live music til late.
INFO: Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs445 (unlimited bubbles), Rixos Dubai, 04 342 1924
You and your loved ones can enjoy a traditional Christmas roast lunch at Brasserie 2.0, where they will be serving up a festive feast. With a splendid and extensive buffet selection and live stations, offering traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with back-to-back live bands playing some of everyone's favourite festive tunes.
INFO: Dhs925 (unlimited bubbles), Dhs675 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs525 (soft beverages), 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Brasserie 2.0, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, 04 316 5550
Arguably one of the best party brunches in Dubai, this adult wonderland offers an entire floor (both inside and out) of different food stations, 10 live cooking stations (also a secret dessert room) with so many food and beverages to choose from you will be spoiled for choice and of course fun roaming entertainment. Perfect for the entire family as it’s children friendly.
INFO: Dhs795 (unlimited sparkling and house beverages), Dhs595 (soft beverages), 1pm - 4pm, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina, 04 511 7373
The Bungalow offers a fun and affordable brunch to celebrate Christmas this year. Choose between the naughty or nice package, each package lasts four hours and starts once you get there!
INFO: Dhs250 (naughty package unlimited punch, mulled grape and house beverages), Dhs180 (nice package soft drinks), 5pm – late, minimum of 4 people, The Bungalow, La Mer, 054 994 7971
Enjoy a beachside Christmas Day, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and pristine beach at Beachcombers all while you dine on a Festive seafood brunch, accompanied by live music, the epitome of a Dubai Christmas.
INFO: Dhs785 (unlimited bubbles), Dhs720 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs545 (soft beverages), 1pm – 4pm, Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 04 432 3232
Head to Chival for an a la carte, traditional, festive feast in the dreamy social garden setting with friends and family. Enjoy half or full roast turkey and beef with all the trimmings.
INFO: Dhs400 for half roast turkey or roast beef (1kg), Dhs700 for full roast turkey or roast beef (2kg), Chival, La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk, 04 403 3111
Celebrate the big day with a live entertainment, luxurious brunch of classic Christmas dishes and glasses of bubbly. Save room for dessert and get ready for a visit from Santa, who’ll be spreading even more festive cheer.
INFO: From 1pm to 4pm, Dhs 199 per child (aged 6 to 11 years old, including soft beverages) Dhs 480 (soft beverages) 630 (house beverages and Prosecco)
Garden on 8
Pick any three hours between 12pm & 10pm and enjoy a roast turkey with all the trimmings, unlimited house drinks and entry to the famous garden Quizzmass quiz, with Dubai 92s, Jono and Rich. Dancing on tables (on the terrace) is encouraged, this will be a Christmas to remember.
INFO: Dhs399 (unlimited house beverages), 12pm – 10pm (pick three hours), Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai, 04 427 1000
Fancy an opulent Christmas lunch? Look no further, dine in luxury at the Versace hotel. Giardino restaurant offers international flavors and festive dishes, all while being served on the iconic Versace logo plates. And, you can enjoy free pool access with your lunch.
INFO: Dhs700 (unlimited sparkling and house beverages), Dhs550 (unlimited house beverages), Groups of 10 adults and above receive 10% discount on total bill, Complimentary pool access, 1pm to 4pm, Giardino, Versace Hotel, Dubai, 04 556 8888
Nothing says ‘Tis the Season quite like a warm, comforting cup of mulled grape. Pair this traditional holiday beverage with a chacuterie or a cheese platter at the rustic wine bar in City Walk.
INFO: A La Carte, 4pm – 1am, Grapeskin, La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk, 04 403 3111
Enjoy a true tribute to Spanish gastronomy, this Christmas with a festive Spanish themed brunch. Featuring al fresco dining on its gorgeous outdoor terrace and affordable prices this is the perfect brunch to enjoy on Christmas day.
INFO: Dhs265 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs195 (soft beverages), Dhs90 for kids (6-11 years old), 1pm – 4pm, El Sur, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, 04 511 7373
Tinsel and Tidings Brunch has two sittings (excellent if you have to work during Christmas Day). Tuck into sharing platters of Asian inspired festive feasts at one of 2019's most popular outlets. The spacious restaurant is family friendly.
INFO: Dhs450 (unlimited premium house beverages), Dhs370 (house beverages), 1 pm – 4 pm or 7 pm – 10 pm, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, 04 519 1111
Masti which translates into fun and mischief, has the perfect late brunch for those wanting to spend the morning unwrapping Christmas presents. The menu features reinterpretation of Indian cuisines, which are designed to share and Christmas themed crafted mixed drinks with a live band preforming to get you into the festive spirit.
INFO: Dhs400 (unlimited house beverages and hand-crafted drinks), Dhs250 (soft drink), 2pm - 6pm, MASTI, Le Mer South, 800 MASTI
Marea’s Michelin star chef, Michael White has curated a stunning three-course traditional Italian festive menu. Enjoy Tortellini en Brodo, Oven Roasted Turkey & Lamb served with all the essential Christmas day trimmings. Finish it all off, with Christmas cookies and eggnog.
INFO: Dhs700 (three courses with unlimited house beverages), Dhs350 (three courses with soft beverages), 12pm -1am, Marea, Gate Village 7, DIFC, 04 583 6366
Festive party seekers can celebrate Christmas, with the perfect festive day brunch at MINA Brasserie’s stunning themed terrace. Beautifully Christmas decorated with a DJ playing festive tunes.
INFO: Dhs350 per person (soft beverages), 12pm – 1am, MINA Brasserie, Four Seasons Hotel DIFC, Gate Village, Building 9, 04 506 0100
Have a very Feliz Navidad this Christmas Day at Maya. Serving mouth-watering Mexican cuisine you will be blown away by bold blends and flavours, in this alternative take on Christmas lunch! With a live band and afterparty at Le Deck, brunch-goers are sure to celebrate Christmas day in true Mexican style.
INFO: Dhs495 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs170 for kids aged 13- 17, 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Maya Mexican Kitchen, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, 04 316 5550
Want to celebrate Christmas a little bit different this year? Head to Miss Tess to enjoy Christmas the Asian way, think noodles, wontons, fortune cookies and Teriyaki. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Miss Tess party without some bizarre performances from talented dancers.
INFO: Brunch is 2-for-1 on Christmas day Dhs288 (house beverages), Dhs228 (soft beverages), 8pm – 11pm, Miss Tess, Taj Hotel, Business Bay, 050 498 8505
Celebrate this Christmas Day with a twist! Under the sea at the award-winning underwater restaurant, Ossiano. With a Mediterranean-inspired seafood menu devised by celebrity chef, Gregoire Berger. Highlights of the bespoke menu include Gillardeau oysters with caviar, lobster and black truffle, and organic quail. To top off the experience, the amazingly talented singer-songwriter Clarita DeQuiroz will provide the soundtrack to your day, performing nostalgic festive classics.
INFO: Dhs540 per person, Dhs200 children over 10, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, Atlantis Dubai The Palm, 04 426 2626
Celebrate Christmas Day with a remarkable brunch filled with 150 traditional festive dishes combined with international favourites and a huge kids buffet with candy counter and gingerbread houses. With live entertainment, and a special appearance from Santa at 2pm, the Christmas Day Brunch has a huge outdoor area available in the pleasant weather for those who book early.
INFO: Dhs250 (soft beverage), Dhs 395 (alcoholic beverages), 25 December, 12:30pm-3:30pm, Palmito Garden, JA Beach Hotel, 048145566
Roberto’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Enjoy the stunning views of the Burj Khalifa while noshing down an authentic Italian festive five-course set menu. Best part? Kids under 12 get to eat free (set menu).
Info: Dhs450 per person, kids under 12 eat free (special menu), 7pm – 11pm, Roberto’s, Dubai, Gate Village, DIFC, 04 386 0066, Abu Dhabi, Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi, 02 627 9009
Rhodes W1 is bringing festive lovers a day to remember, indulge in a five-star set menu inclusive of traditional Christmas turkey with all the trimmings and more for a celebrity dining experience with real wow factor.
INFO: Dhs1,100 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs750 (soft beverages), ages 16 and above, Rhodes W1, Grosvenor House, 04 317 6000
Secret Palace Brunch
This popular weekly Friday brunch is hosting a special one-off Christmas day brunch at the Palace Kempinski Hotel. Enjoy roaming entertainment, an incredible buffet selection created by Michelin star chefs and live band, perfect for those looking to party with friends and family, who like a good boogie on the dance floor (a great way to get rid of those nasty Christmas day carbs!)
INFO: Dhs499 (sparkling), Dhs399 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs299 (soft beverages), 1pm - 5pm, miX restaurant, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, 04 248 8888
Saffron Christmas Day Brunch
Enjoy a sizzling seasonal feast with Saffron’s Christmas favourites and traditional Christmas dishes. The delicious buffet selection is perfectly complemented by an entertaining musical set presented by the resident DJ.
INFO: Dhs535 (unlimited house beverages), 12.30pm-4pm, Atlantis, The Palm, 04 426 2626
Toro Toro Christmas Brunch
The perfect Christmas brunch, for those who like to spend the night of Christmas Eve unwrapping presents, and fancy a little snooze on Christmas morning. Featuring delectable Latin favourites with a festive spin on traditional Christmas dishes. INFO: Dhs433 for gents (unlimited house beverages), Dhs333 for ladies (unlimited house beverages), 3pm – 6pm, Toro Toro, Grosvenor House, 04 317 6000
This Dubai institution knows how to throw a good party and Christmas is no exception. Expect a Christmas themed buffet that will make sure to put you on Santa’s naughty list and free-flowing house beverages.
INFO: Dhs529 (bubbly), Dhs399 (sparkling), Dhs199 (soft drinks), 7.30pm - 11pm, Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai, 04 702 2455