Dubai's Top 10 (Available) Christmas Brunches

08 Dec 2011
By Ahlanlive.com

With many Christmas brunches already fully booked, you'd better get your reservations sorted now or you'll be asking Santa for a turkey! Plus, you can win brunch for four - feeling lucky?

1. The Gallery Restaurant
What’s on offer:
This is the bargain option for teetotallers. Head to the Gallery restaurant for a massive buffet and expect options to range from classic roast turkey to sweet potatoes, brown rice with chestnuts, beef tenderloin, seafood paella and lots of dessert options. Yum!  
Price: Dhs99 per person including soft drinks
Child-friendly? 50 per cent off for kids below 12 and children under six eat for free.
Location: BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 04 508 7833
Web: www.rotana.com
Dress code:
Smart casual
Times: 12pm to 3pm, Sunday 25 December 2011

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2. Aquarium 
What’s on offer:
Enjoy the unique Aqua Brunch Buffet on 25 December at Aquarium restaurant and discover superb cuisine served against a memorable backdrop that offers stunning 360˚ degree views of the Marina, Dubai Creek and skyline. The Festive Brunch offers a wide selection of seafood delicacies and mouth-watering traditional dishes including turkey with all the trimmings. Plus, a special visit from Santa is guaranteed to keep children entertained!
Price:
Dhs350 (inclusive of food and selected beverages) Dhs 210 (food only)
Child-friendly? Yes, children aged between 4 and 12 dine for Dhs140; children below three dine for free.  Location: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Tel: 04 295 6000
Web: www.dubaigolf.com
Dress code: Smart casual
Times: 12pm to 3.30pm, Sunday 25 December 2011

3. The Talk Restaurant & Lounge
What’s on offer:
Soak up the classic Christmas atmosphere with festive carving stations, traditional buffet and dessert islands, while Harry Austin sings jazzy Christmas standards. Afterwards, grab a cabana and open up a tab in the adjoining al fresco lounge.
Price: Dhs299 per person including selected beverages, Dhs199 per person including soft beverages
Child-friendly? Absolutely! With complimentary dining for children up to age 12, a visit from Santa and a kid’s corner, the place will be packed with little ones.
Location: Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk @ JBR
Tel: 04 449 8888
Web: www.moevenpick-jumeirahbeach.com
Dress code: Smart
Times: 12.30pm to 4pm, Sunday 25 December 2011

4. The Cavendish
What’s on offer:
Dreaming of an Irish Christmas? An 'elaborate yet traditional buffet', and live music, including some Christmas classics are on offer at the Cavendish. Neighbouring McGettigan’s bar has a live Irish music line-up for Christmas night with Declan O’Sullivan and Mike Ross, plus resident DJ John Hayes.
Price: Dhs445 with unlimited house drinks; Dhs295 without.
Child-friendly? Dhs100 including soft drinks for children under 12; free for children under four, plus Santa will be dishing out treats for kids.
Location: Bonnington Jumeirah Lake Towers
Tel: 04 356 0600
Web: www.bonningtontower.com 
Dress code:  smart
Times: 12.30pm to 4pm, Sunday 25 December 2011

5. Maya by Richard Sandoval
What’s on offer:
A Michelin-starred Mexican sharing menu at Playa Buena Vista plus the Maya band, pool and beach access for the rest of the day. Think beach party Christmas option, which could be closely followed by similarly themed drinks at nearby beach bar Barasti! 
Price: Dhs300, drinks not included.
Child-friendly? No special plans for kids, so it looks like it’s one for grown-ups. 
Location: Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort, Dubai Marina
Tel: 04 316 5550
Web: www.leroyalmeridien-dubai.com
Dress code: Smart beachwear – think maxi dress and metallic flip-flops for ladies/light trews and short-sleeved shirts for boys. 
Times: 12.30pm to 4pm, Sunday 25 December 2011

6. The Village Club
What’s on offer:
A special Christmas buffet has been set up for family and friends and, of course, Santa will be giving presents away. Plus, you can take away turkey carvings that will be available on 24 and 25 December.
Price: Dhs220
Child-friendly? Definitely yes: Dhs110 for children under 12; free for children under five.
Location: One to One Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: 02 495 2000
Web: www.onetoonehotels.com/dine-2.php
Dress code: Casual
Times: 12pm to 4pm, Sunday 25 December 2011

7. Radisson Blu (The Pub, Palm Grill and Al Mansour Dhow)
What’s on offer:
The Al Mansour Dhow will feature a wide selection of Christmas favourites starting from the cold buffet and soups to roast turkey, and sweets. If the sea isn’t your thing, head to the buffet set out on the second floor of Radisson Blu Hotel where different outlets - from The Pub (English) to the Palm Grill steakhouse come together to treat you for a traditional Christmas buffet.
Price: Dhs219 per person for the Christmas lunch cruise; Dhs199 per person for traditional Christmas on land
Child-friendly? The cruise is definitely a place to be with the little ones. Dhs99 for kids under 12 and the ones below five eat for free.
Location: Deira, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 04 205 7033
Web: www.radissonblu.com
Dress code: Smart casual
Times: For cruise, boarding starts at 12.30 pm and Christmas Day brunch (on land) will be served from 12.30pm to 4.00 pm, Sunday 25 December 2011

8. La Terrazza
What’s on offer:
At La Terrazza you can find Christmas favourites such as whole roast turkey, roast beef fillet and roast duck (drooling already!). Guests can also indulge in sako tartar and oysters, traditional Tom turkey and crunchy hazelnut cake with passion fruit pavé.
Price: Dhs175 at Hemingway; Dhs265 at Vaso and Dhs175 at La Terrazza
Child-friendly? Santa is coming to give away gifts, need we say more?
Location: The Hilton Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: 02 681 1900
Web: www.abudhabi.hilton.com
Dress code: Casual
Times: 12pm to 3pm, Sunday 25 December 2011

9. Chef’s House
What’s on offer:
For Christmas, Chef’s House has gone global for its buffet which includes traditional favourites, oriental flavours and the best of international delicacies. Something for everyone! 
Price: Dhs169 per person including soft drinks; Dhs249 per person with selected beverages and unlimited flow of bubbly.
Child-friendly? There's a special kids buffet which will also have cotton candy, popcorn. Plus, face painting, balloons galore and more at the Kids Corner. Also, the jolly man in red would be there with a sack load of gifts! Children below 12 years get 50 per cent discount while children under six get to eat their Christmas buffet for free.
Location: Radisson Blu, Media City, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 04 366 9111
Web: www.radissonbludmc.com
Dress code:
Smart casual
Times: 12.30pm to 4pm, Sunday 25th December 2011

10. Triple Delight Snowflake Brunch (Hofbräuhaus, the Market Place and Bamboo Lagoon)
What’s on offer:
Try JW Marriot’s Triple Delight Snowflake Brunch where you can enjoy a traditional German lunch at Hofbräuhaus or a global feast in the Market Place. Rare exotic flavours with the Far East cuisine served at the Bamboo Lagoon!
Price: Dhs250 per person including soft drinks; Dhs370 per person including house beverages
Child-friendly? Dhs125 for kids under 12 and children below six get to munch on goodies for free!Location: JW Marriot, Deira, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 04 607 7977
Web: www.jwmarriottdubai.com
Dress code: Smart casual
Times: 12pm to 4pm, Sunday 25 December 2011