Enjoy the seasonal splendour and reign in the Christmas vibes at one of these brunches.
The "Festive Winter Brunch" – special menu items and drinks are on offer for Dhs 400 including licensed beverages. Unlimited starters, one main course, and one dessert, along with a turkey dish with Brussel sprouts and cranberry sauce. The party is at 1- 4 pm, with after-party to follow!
Christmas Day Lunch at The Irish Village
The traditional festive buffet is laden with Christmas specialities including a carvery, classic turkey with all the trimmings and live music to keep that festive spirit twinkling all day long. Santa will also be dropping by on his rounds to give out presents. Priced at Dhs 199 per person for adults for food only and Dhs 99 for children. Call 04-2824750.
Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal at McGettigan’s DWTC, an impressive 3-story standalone property just beside the bustling Dubai World Trade Centre. Savour a traditional roast turkey and ham with all the trimmings prepared by a team of talented chefs and five house beverages for Dhs 279 or avail for the Dhs 349 package for a free-flowing beverage option anytime from noon to 10pm. Call 800-6247.
Christmas Day at Toro + Ko, The Square
With a central social table featuring a selection of meats, Spanish cheeses, and Toro favourites including Cod Croquettes, Patatas Bravas and Paella. As the DJ plays eclectic mix of 80’s and 90’s RnB and Hip Hop, guests can visit the four live beverage stations and sample the concoctions created by the mixologists, taking the celebrations into the early hours. Prices start from Dhs 325. Call 04-5905433.
Christmas Festivities at The Courtyard, Manzil Downtown
Embrace the spirit of the festive season as you get together on the most joyous day of the holiday season. While the younger guests enjoy a selection of themed games, adults can enjoy a delectable brunch menu featuring Middle Eastern traditions blended with global flavours. Prices start from Dhs 225 per person. Call 800-DINING.
Christmas Day Brunch at Raffles Dubai
Whisk away for a magical day of incredible cuisine, the finest beverages, enchanting music and sparkling atmosphere. Feast on freshly prepared charcuterie, fine cheeses, seafood and decadent desserts, as well as an extensive carvery with all the traditional trimmings. Little ones will have a day to remember with children’s entertainment, and of course, a special visit from Santa himself. Prices start from Dhs 475 for adults and Dhs 250 for children aged 7-12. Call 04-3248888.
Christmas Day BBQ at West 14th
Head to the beach for a festive Christmas Day BBQ. Guests can enjoy a selection of salads followed by BBQ Christmas turkey, with or without stuffing, skewers, and lamb roast. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s also a tempting selection of desserts. And there will be a free mocktail or glass of fizz as a special Christmas welcome to you from DUKES Dubai. From 2pm - 6pm, brunch is priced at Dhs 175 per person for food and unlimited soft drinks. Call 04-4551111.
Baÿty Restaurant, Carlton Downtown
This all-day restaurant serves international authentic Arabic cuisine buffet-style for breakfast and lunch. Special theme night dinner buffets feature live cooking stations with orders prepared to your specifications. Savour all the festive favourites with an Arabic twist. From 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, priced at Dhs 125 per person, including a buffet with a glass of grapes. Call 04-5069636.
Marina Social Christmas Brunch
Celebrate Christmas with a special interpretation of modern British cuisine including expertly roasted meat with traditional trimmings, Christmas pudding and dishes from the menu including smoked haddock kedgeree, potato gnocchi with ceps and mascarpone. Packages start from Dhs 395 for soft beverages and Dhs 495 for house beverages. Call 04-4466664.
Segreto, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Nestled amidst the resort’s waterways and summer houses, enjoy incomparable Italian delicacies at the restaurant or just take in the panoramic views of the iconic Madinat Jumeirah from the bar’s rooftop terrace. Christmas brunch is priced at Dhs 395 per person including a free flow of prosecco and aperol, Dhs 295 per person including house beverages and Dhs 195 per person including soft drinks only. Call 04-4323232.
The Eloquent Elephant
Enjoy traditional à la carte Christmas brunch with live music, craft cocktails and a party atmosphere. Guests will be welcomed with a festive happy hour followed by a delectable 3-course festive lunch. With menu highlights including smoked salmon with avocado, sour cream, pickled cucumber, roast turkey with all the trimmings, sage gnocchi with chestnut cream, spinach and mushrooms and a choice of irresistible desserts. Prices start from Dhs 399. Call 04-4383100.
Parlour Boutique One Central, World Trade Centre, Dubai
Celebrate Christmas à la française with specialized menu that consists of Christmas classics like the smoked salmon yule log, Parlour Christmas coconut boubbles, baked camembert, foie gras crème brûlée; all presented with contemporary panache and flair. Call 04-3865333.
Delphine restaurant, H Hotel
Celebrate Christmas in true Dubai style and book the Hollywood Brunch. Enjoy a full buffet including seafood, cold cuts, pastas, international hot dishes, salads, full dessert buffet and not forgetting the traditional roast with all the trimmings. A live singer will entertain whilst a visit from Santa will keep the kids amused. Prices start from Dhs 265. Call 04-5018888.
Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar, Anantara The Palm
For a hearty meal that reflects the rustic outdoors, discover Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar. Feast on the finest meats and seafood in the laidback atmosphere of Bushman’s. Exchange gifts as the Anantara choir sing festive favourites and Santa joins the fun. Priced at Dhs 325 per person including soft beverages, Dhs 425 per person including house beverages and Dhs 199 per child aged from 6 - 11 years old. Call 04-5678304.
The Beach Bar & Grill, One & Only Royal Mirage
The delectable menu offers dishes such as surf & turf of beef tenderloin and lobster served with cocotte of winter vegetables, roasted turkey with black truffle with gratin dauphinoise potato, winter vegetables and perigourdine sauce. Desserts include tarte chocolate Mille- Feuille and traditional Christmas pudding. Prices start from Dhs 330 per person and Dhs 610 per person including sommelier selection. Call 04-3999999.
La Petite Maison, DIFC
Tuck into a comforting meal that celebrates the fine traditions of French cuisine and experience the festivity with dishes inspired by the Réveillon, a traditional feast marked with indulging in foods with loved ones. Guests can savour festive dishes freshly cooked such as truffles, foie gras, oysters, caviar, whole black leg chicken and unwind with a wide range trendy and classic cocktails. Call 04-4390505.