The festive brunch at Kalea, Lapita Resorts Image Credit: Supplied

Dessert delights:

Bûche de Noël

This Bûche de Noël is a traditional dessert made of sponge cake to resemble a miniature Yule log. The Emirates Palace’s version is made with lots of chocolate that’s sure to delight everyone this season.

Where: Le Café, Emirates Palace

Price: Dh45, available till December 31

Call: 02-690 9000

Baked Smores

If you’re feeling the chill this winter, try this traditional American ‘cold weather’ dessert with a twist. Made with chocolates, lotus biscuit cream and marshmallows, the sharing plate is served with a stack of graham crackers.

Where: Stars ‘N’ Bars, Yas Marina

Price: Dh75

Call: 02-565 0101

Santa Log

Part of Café Bateel’s festive dessert menu, the Santa Log is prepared using a chocolate sponge base, topped with milk chocolate ganache and is available to pre-order. Customers can order their preferred size and pick it up from their closest Café Bateel outlet.

Where: Café Bateel outlets

Price on request

Call: 04-277 6808

Sweet and sour baked camembert

One of the most celebrated British indulgences gets a festive twist at Parlour Boutique this season. A perfectly moist cheese dip is served with cranberry, sour cherry, rosemary and pecans.

where: Parlour Boutique, Dubai

Price: Dh60

Call: 04-386 5333

White Chocolate Parfait

Enjoy Gordon Ramsay’s interpretation of modern British cuisine at his restaurant in Atlantis, The Palm as you indulge in this ‘must-have’ white chocolate dessert, made with peanut butter and rasberry jam. The ‘100 per cent’ vegan dessert replaces egg with other ingredients.

Where: Bread Street 
Kitchen & Bar

Price: Dh45

Call: 04-426 2626

Turkey Takeaways & Festive Brunches:

Weekend family affair

Savour a family-style brunch with a wide selection of international cuisine and delicious festive treats while the latest DJ songs enhance the ambience.

Where: Mazina, Address Dubai Marina

When: December 22 and 23, 12.30-3.30pm

Price: Starting Dh315 for adults, and Dh140 for children. (Children below 6 is free)

Call: 04-888 3444

Christmas Day meal

How about a specially curated brunch at Kalea restaurant with a unique island-themed ambience? The festive buffet will offer Christmas staples including a turkey carving station and a magnificent dessert spread featuring homemade basler läckerli, mince pies and baked stuffed apples.

Where: Kalea, Lapita Resorts

When: December 25, 1-5pm

Price: Starts from Dh295 for adults and Dh95 for children between 4-12 years

Call: 04-810 9420

Festive Chocolate World

A sumptuous Afternoon Tea featuring signature hot festive beverages and decadent pastries.

Where: Karat, Address Dubai Mall

When: Until December 30 
from 3-6pm

Price: Dh180 for adults, 
Dh90 for children

Call: 04-888 3444

Turkey Takeaway

If you are looking to chill at home, but don’t want the hassle of preparing a turkey, order one from Cucina at JW Marriott Deira which has curated a special slow-roast turkey for the festive occasion.

Where: Cucina, JW Marriott Deira

Price: Dh300 onwards

Call: 04-607 7588

Traditional roast

Buy Delifrance’s traditional roast Turkey, stuffed with chestnuts, apple, sweet and sour braised red cabbage, roasted root vegetables in olive oil, gravy and cranberry sauce.

Where: Delifrance, Dubai Mall & Ibn Battuta Mall

Price: Dh385 for 5kg and Dh495 for 9kg. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.

Call: 04-321 3659