From pool brunches and fancy brunches to messy brunches and munchy brunches… Gang’s ALL here. Here are Dubai’s top brunches on Christmas day.
Brace yourselves peeps, Santa himself is even doing the rounds at some of these fabulously festive brunches. Book it in now peeps, spots at the best ones fill fast.
13. The Tap House, Club Vista Mare
Your laid-back, beachside Club Vista Mare favourite is inviting you to arrive with bells on for this fun Christmas brunch.
Reasonably priced at AED225, (soft drinks) AED395, (house drinks) and FREE for kids under 12, this is perfect for a relaxed Chrimbo day affair. Expect a delish Christmas buffet, live cooking stations, and a DJ belting out the Christmas hits!
When? From 12pm – 4pm
Call 800TAPS to book your table
12. Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm Jumeirah
This hotel BRINGS it for Christmas Day. The lobby itself is so grand, it feels like Christmas (read: a special experience) without even needing decorations. But for Christmas, the brunch is on another level. An incredible array of food, trust us, you’ll be blown away by the quality here. Christmas tunes, entertainment and a visit from the main man himself.
How much? AED250 (kids), AED490 (soft drinks), AED700 (house drinks)
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10. Marea, DIFC
An import from New York, Marea is a stylish DIFC eatery and it’s gearing up to host a thoroughly festive spread.
This is a 3-course festive menu created by Marea’s Michelin-starred Chef, Michael White, the feast includes festive favourites including over roasted turkey and lamb, Christmas cookies and eggnog and so much more.
More info about Marea here.
9. McGettigan’s JLT
The old fave. You’re guaranteed a couple of things at the McGettigan’s Day Brunch. Kicking off at noon, you’ll be welcomed with festive bevvies, canapes and plenty of Christmas Day cheer. The main event kicks off at lunch and it goes without saying the roast turkey and ham here will be on point.
How much? AED475, from 12pm to 5pm
8. Observatory Bar & Grill, Dubai Marina
Views. For. Dayssss. The Observatory is inviting you to a big jolly Christmas day out with festive drinks, free flow bubbly and rumour has it Santa himself will be making a visit, fresh from his world travels.
When? 12.30pm to 3.30pm
How much? AED499 with house drinks
7. Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm
Ossiano needs no introduction. The fab Atlantis, The Palm restaurant is surrounded by a giant aquarium and entertainment by Clarita DeQuiroz. For Christmas Day, it’s offering a set menu titled ‘the Journey’. Note: no kids under 10 years (genius?!) and there is an a la carte menu option available.
How much? AED540. AED200 young ladies and gents men
6. Santa, Take Me to Bed pool brunch at Azure Beach, Rixos Premium JBR
It may not be a sleigh, but it’s the next best thing. The ‘Santa, Take Me to Bed’ Christmas Day brunch is a fun, chilled way to spend your day in the sun. It’ll be a pan-Asian feast, served directly to your sunbed (dream!) with a delish round of bites before the main event which features options ranging from Santa’s salmon sandwich, to a delish Crimbo sandwich (with turkey) and tropical treats to finish.
How much? Soft drinks (AED225) house drinks (AED345) free-flow bubbles (AED445)
5. Flow Kitchen, Fairmont The Palm
One for families, a stunning tree in the grand lobby sets the scene for a huge festive brunch. Think roast dinner, salmon and of course, a fab turkey with all the extras. With loads of treats and surprises for the little ones and a surprise visit from your favourite North Pole resident.
When? 12.30 to 3.30pm
How much? AED395 per person, AED198 (kids 5 – 12 years) Free for kids up to 5 years.
4. Carine, Emirates Golf Club
Carine is a like a classy Christmas all wrapped up with trinkets and a beautiful tree, and on Christmas Day you’ll be spoilt for choice with a three-course set menu available for groups of six and more. The festivities continue into the night, and out onto the chic terrace. Locally-famed Chef Izu helms Carine, so foodies, in particular, will appreciate this one.
How much? Min. spend of AED850 paid in advance to secure the booking.
3. Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai
Prepare for a festive display that will knock your socks off and plenty of Chrimbo festive fun!
From the people who brought us ‘brunchology’, the science of brunch, comes a big Christmas Day brunch. Yalumba is famously fun brunch, expect a variety of international eats, heaps of entertainment and five-star service.
More info about Yalumba here.
2. Roda Al Bustan, Casablanca St
Howzabout a festive day pool brunch to sock it to your friends abroad, you’re in a warm country for the holidays?
Enjoy a lavish brunch at Anees Pool Bar, where festive traditional dishes will be combined with a fab sushi selection, roasts and more. Live tune, kids entertainment and a visit from Santa will keep all ages entertained all day.
How much? AED195 per person, AED85 for kids (6-12 years old)
When? 12.3pm – 4.30pm
1. Marina Social, Intercontinental Dubai Marina
The stylish restaurant with Dubai Marina views is hosting a very festive merry Christmas. With acclaimed British chef Jason Atherton at its helm, you can expect a thoroughly British bash, with roast meats, alllll of the good trimmings on the side, and would it even be a Chrimbo dinner without a Christmas pud at the end? I think not.
When? 7pm to 11pm