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30 Christmas Day brunches in the UAE

Celebrate Christmas Day with some delicious turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings

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Time for a festive meal

If you’re looking for a venue to enjoy a delicious Christmas brunch, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s 50 brunches to consider for December 25.

Ronda Locatelli

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Guests will be transported to a charming and romantic Italian town by the sights and smells of Ronda Locatelli, filling the room with holiday cheer. Giorgio Locatelli’s team have created a special set menu for the occasion, complete with the Italian festive favourites including homemade fagottini pasta, pan fried black bass and panettone butter pudding with honey truffle ice-creamTo ensure a truly authentic experience, Chef de Cuisine Salvo Sardo sources 95% of his ingredients from Italy, with all pizza and pasta made fresh in the kitchen.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh190 Set Menu 3 courses - excluding beverages, Dh240 Set Menu 4 courses Timings December 25 from 12pm – 3pm Contact 04 4261000

Le Petit Belge 

This little Belgian gem is hosting an all day long Christmas brunch. Eat and be very merry. You can arrive at your convenient time throughout the day and enjoy four hours of unlimited christmas classics, belgian favourites and festive house beverages.  

Location Pullman Hotel JLT cluster T Cost Dh350 per person including house beverages Timings 

350 per nose.
Children under 12 eat for free.

Seagrill Restaurant and Lounge

They are hosting a Christmas ‘Under The Sun’ event, where you can enjoy flavours of the Mediterranean food at Seagrill Restaurant and Lounge with a 3-course menu and refreshing beverage. It’s the perfect place to celebrate Christmas Day while enjoying access to the private beach and four temperature-controlled pools.

Location Fairmont the Palm Cost Dh300 per person Timings December 25 from 10am to 7pm

Reform Social & Grill

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Celebrate the most wonderful day of the year at Reform Social & Grill. Get festive with the whole family and with Reform’s classic British atmosphere you will feel right at home. Warm your hearts with traditional mulled grape and delicious festive dishes from the set menu as well as festive BBQ specials. Reform’s a la carte menu will also be available to order from as well

Location The Lakes, Dubai Cost Dh400 per person including soft beverages, Dh530 including house beverages, Dh660 including sparkling grape Timings December 25 from 12pm to 3pm Contact 04 4542638

Crescendo

Soak up skyline views of Dubai as you dine on a generous selection of delectable fare from across the globe. Live entertainment adds to the fun as Santa arrives bearing gifts for young and not so young.

Location Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa Cost Dh445 per person including soft beverages, Dh655 including house beverages, Dh750 including sparkling Timings December 25 from 12pm to 3pm

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.

Location Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa Cost Dh325 per person including soft beverages, Dh425 including house beverages Timings December 25 from 12pm to 3pm

BiCE Ristorante

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Make your Christmas meal a memorable one with shared platters and delicious options from the specially crafted menu while listening to the smooth sounds of an Italian jazz band that will set the tone for the beautiful winter ahead.

Location Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Cost Dh295 per person including soft beverages, Dh395 including house beverages, Dh430 including bubbly Timings December 25 from 12.30pm to 4pm

Center Cut

Center Cut will be hosting Michelin Star Chef Paco Pérez at Center Cut all through December until the 26. So foodies can celebrate the season with a festive twist on classic Spanish tapas in an authentic ‘sobremesa’ setting.

Location Ritz Carlton DIFC Cost  Dh690 for two sharing the special tasting menu,  with grape pairing for two it is an additional Dh 320 Timings December 25 from 7pm to 11pm Contact 04 372 2323

Le Cirque

Enjoy a gorgeous festive lunch, with classic festive menus at the Noël Avec Le Chef at Le Cirque, offering traditional egg nog, ‘vin chaud’, seasonal cheeses and Bûche de Noël.

Location Ritz Carlton DIFC Cost  AED 325 for a 3 course sharing menu including one special festive beverage  Timings December 25  from 12pm until 3pm for lunch  Contact 04 372 2444

Cafe Belge

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On Christmas Day, guests can enjoy a magical brunch as part of the Christmas Day Grand Brunch at Cafe Belge as the café transforms into a winter wonderland with live music and a special visit from Santa himself.

Location Ritz Carlton DIFC Cost starting from Dhs390  per person including soft beverages only, Dh590 including house beverages, Dh690 including sparkling, Dh740 including all house beverages and French bubbly  Timings December 25 from 12pm to 3pm Contact 04 372 2323 

Flow Kitchen 

Families are invited to celebrate Christmas Day at Flow Kitchen with a lavish brunch featuring authentic specialties including a selection of roasts, whole smoked salmon and Christmas turkey with stuffing. Little guests will be spoilt for choice with a delicious selection of desserts, including mincemeat tarts, Pannetone bread pudding, festive gingerbread cookies and eggnog crème brulée as well as a surprise visit from Santa with kid’s activities.

Location Fairmont the Palm Cost Dh395 per person Timings December 25 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Gaucho

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Gaucho is hosting three days of festivities with a brand new Christmas Brunch Menu with various packages of an extensive choice of dishes served with all the scrumptious trimmings to get you in the merry mood. All of this readily available to you in the decked out restaurant, as well as a brand new fully revamped terrace which offers a breath-taking experience with cool vibes and a chilled atmosphere making it the best place in DIFC to be in the beautiful weather.

Location Gaucho DIFC Cost Dh449 including soft beverages, Dh599including house beverages, Dh799 including bubbly Timings December 25 from 12pm to 6pm Contact 04 4445613

West 14th

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Ditch the apron and the oven gloves and head to the beach for a relaxed festive meal at the West 14 Christmas Day BBQ. 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 festive desserts. And there will be a free mocktail or glass of fizz as a special Christmas welcome to you from Dukes Dubai!

Location Dukes Dubai, Palm Jumeirah Cost Dh175 including soft beverages, 50 per cent off for children Timings December 25 from 2pm to 6pm Contact 04 455 1111

Petals Restaurant

Christmas Day Brunch will be a jolly affair for all at Petals. Enjoy delicious traditional bites with the family, as well as sweet treats to end the meal. There will also be complimentary swimming pool access for those who feel the need to cool off afterwards.

Location TIME Oak Hotel & Suites Cost Dh170 including soft beverages Timings December 25 from 12pm to 4pm Contact 800 468357

Brio

Book in at Brio Restaurant at, which is cranking up the Christmas spirit from noon to 4pm. The buffet will include soft drinks, juices and sparkling beverages.

Location TIME Grand Plaza Hotel Cost Dh165 including soft beverages Timings December 25 from 12pm to 4pm Contact 800 468357

Al Bahou

Enjoy a very Merry Christmas at Al Bahou. Savour all the festive favourites, including traditional turkey with all the trimmings as well as other delicious meats – including roast beef or perhaps a roast leg of lamb with a sprinkle of thyme. There will also be international Christmas delicacies to devour.

Location Al Bahou Cost Dh499 including soft beverages, Dh599 including house beverages, Dh799 including bubbly Timings December 25 from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 444 5613

Ossiano

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Get together with family and friends and enjoy a unique dinner at Dubai’s underwater restaurant, Ossiano. Whilst surrounded by views of The Ambassador Lagoon and its ocean life, guests can enhjoy Gregoire’s eight course ‘Spherification’ menu featuring luxury dishes including Gillardeau oysters, foie gras “terrine”, lobster and black truffle and Chef’s signature dish, the rainbow trout “Floating Island”. Salha and the Million Dollar Band will provide live entertainment all evening long.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh995 for a set menu Timings December 25 from 6.30pm – 11.30pm Contact 04 4261000

Drift Beach Club 

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The newly opened, beachfront destination at the One&Only Royal Mirage, will be offering something extra special this holiday season, with a Christmas day lunch. Indulge in DRIFT’s idyllic location by spending the day relaxing on the beach or kicking back by the stunning infinity pool. Gather your friends and enjoy a stylish festive set menu at Drift’s Provençal style restaurant. Entrance is limited to children aged 16 years old and above.

Location One&Only Royal Mirage Cost Dh450 per person Timings December 25 from 12pm to sunset

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar is a modern steakhouse, an ideal location for festive revelry with a traditional roast. Guests can tuck into this delicious seasonal favourite at Seafire, where roast beef and other succulent cuts of meat will feature as the centrepieces of the holiday table.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh395 for a set menu Timings December 25 from 12.30pm – 4pm Contact 04 4261000

7 Elephants

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A special platter of mouthwatering dishes that will remind you of the comforts of home awaits at 7 Elephant Dubai’s Christmas feast. From traditional turkey galantine, melt in your mouth roasted beef rump, to delicious truffle fries, the venue’s international flavors will put you right in the mood for the holidays.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh150 per platter Timings December 25 from 12am – 2am Contact 04 3544354

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

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Guests can taste a truly British Christmas with a festive celebration at the world-renowned Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, which mirrors the casual cool warehouse feel of the legendary London original. Enjoy a selection of Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes including the turkey Wellington. Yhe festive menu consists of contemporary British dishes with influences from Europe and beyond.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh395 including house beverages, Dh95 per child Timings December 25 from 12.30pm – 4pm Contact 04 4261000

Ayamna

Diners will dine on an array of Levant options Executive Oriental Chef Ali Elbourrji has created. With a bespoke vegetarian menu for Christmas Eve and a set menu for Christmas Eve and Day, Ayamna is the ideal location for festive dining in an elegant setting.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh225 including soft beverages, Dh112.5 per child Timings December 25 from 12.30pm – 3.30pm Contact 04 4261000

Nobu

Celebrate with a sprinkle of uniqueness and a drizzle of luxury and mark the most significant day of this festive season. Nobu Atlantis infuses Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s cutting-edge Japanese style with Arabian influences to create a distinctly urban experience. Savour Nobu specialties such as succulent seafood, beef and sushi at our live stations. Guests can satisfy any sweet tooth cravings with Nobu’s specialty desserts.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh395 including soft beverages, Dh585 including house beverages, Dh650 including bubbly Timings December 25 from 12pm – 3pm Contact 04 4261000

Yuan

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Try an unconventional festive feast at Yuan and enjoy the Chinese tradition of drinking tea while eating dim sum. Indulge in a selections of dim sums, salads, Chinese noodles, rice and traditional Chinese desserts, served with a selection of free-flowing teas and refreshing beverages.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost  Dh218 including soft beverages Dh388 including house beverages, Timings December 25 from 12pm – 3.30pm Contact 04 4261000

Nasimi Restaurant

With a view of Dubai’s skyline, toast to a memorable festive season at Nasimi Restaurant. Diners can enjoy in an array of festive favourites, accompanied by salads, seafood and live BBQ stations.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh295 excluding Timings December 25 from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 4261000

Saffron

Enjoy a sizzling seasonal feast with Saffron’s signature Asian dishes. The cuisine is complemented by an entertaining musical set presented by the resident DJ. The jolly old man will also be a part of the revelry, so diners should make sure their wish list is prepared.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh595 including house beverages Timings December 25 from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 4261000

Kaleidoscope

Add a dash of sparkle to your seasonal revelry with the different flavours and styles at Kaleidoscope, enhanced with a festive touch. From European Mediterranean cuisine, to dishes from Northern Africa, India and the Levant region. The inviting environment is perfect for families to celebrate.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh320 excluding house beverages Timings December 25 from 12.30pm to 5pm Contact 04 4261000

The Edge

Relax and enjoy a poolside BBQ this Festive Season. With an array of delicious options, The Edge is the perfect family friendly destination to celebrate.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost A la carte Timings December 25 from 12.30pm to 5pm Contact 04 4261000

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