We've gathered up the very best Dubai has to offer for Christmas Brunch! From Dhow cruises down the creek, traditional pub Christmas, events that go all day and night, beach front dining, family friendly brunches and the hottest restaurants doing the festive season right, this is the definitive list of whats happening in the Emirate on Christmas when it comes to fine-dining! We even threw in some non-Christmas themed events for you guys who want to stay away from it all. Browse and then book, because it's going to get busy this year! Happy dining.
Acclaimed Jason Atherton's hugely popular Dubai venue has been making waves ever since it opened. Headed by Tristin Farmer, both brunch and dinner will be à la carte chosen from a special set menu inspired by a traditional British Christmas dinner. We're expecting a new interpretation of turkey, stuffing, crispy trimmings and delicious Christmas pudding. There are a number of packages, starting at 415AED for soft drinks only, 595AED for house beverages, 695AED for sparkling wines, 795AED for champagne, and children under 12 years old are half price! The brunch takes place from 12.30 to 3.30pm, and the dinner service starts at 6pm onwards.
Mediterranean coastal regions of France, Italy and Spain meet Christmas brunch at Boca. The festive menu includes items such as a 12 hour braised lamb, vegetarian paella and wagyu beef tagliata. They have a number of favorites and twists on old classics that are hugely popular, including their renowned patatas bravas, that we're hoping will also make an appearance! The Boca Christmas Brunch is priced at 245AED for soft drinks, 345AED for house beverages and 540AED for champagne. Children under 12 are charged half price and kids under 8 eat for free! The Brunch will take place from Christmas to the 1st January from noon to midnights and is available in three hour packages.
Located at the Fairmont the Palm Resort, this place has a reputation for serving up some seriously good cuisine, with an emphasis on their buffet-style meals, all taking place in its bright and elegant venue space. For Christmas their usual brunch will be taking on a festive theme with turkey, trimmings, stuffing, great desserts as well as a selection of dishes from around the globe. Get ready for Mediterranean-inspired plates such as pizzas and pastas and Asian-style dishes, items like Korean-style barbecue spare ribs and Japanese-style sushi rolls. The Flow Kitchen Christmas brunch will take place from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and is prices at 355AED for soft drinks, 495AED for house beverages, and kids pricing is available on request.
Christmas just took on a foodie twist with Garden's Wanderlust Brunch. 10 live stations and featuring over 360 dishes, this event is a serious epicurean adventure! Besides its Peruvian offering, this venue will also be exploring some of the hottest current food trends. We like this space too, decked out in vibrant and enticing colors with weathered wood tables, greenery and dimmed lights. The Wanderlust Brunch will take place from 1pm to 4 pm and is priced at 395AED, inclusive of house beverages.
If you're feeling like a meaty Christmas, then head over to Gaucho, where we're sure their Argentinian brunch will be delicious. The venue is a sophisticated space that has a stylish and chic atmosphere, while the food great! Steaks are the specialty here, but the duck and beef empanadas are equally as tasty. They have two options for Christmas day; either enjoy the Argentine style Christmas menu with all the trimmings for the price of 380AED, or go a la carte!
A live Jazz band, haute cuisine from across France, the Mediterranean and the United Kingdom and an edgy venue make Brasserie Quartier is fantastic pick for Christmas Brunch in Dubai. They'll be adding a festive theme to their already expansive buffet, including a live carving station and traditional trimmings that will go nicely with the steak tartare and côte de boeuf. The restaurant’s interior is an elegant regency style, featuring shades of soft pastel, emerald velvet tufted banquettes and a mosaic marble floor. Their brunch will take place from 1pm to 4pm and packages include a soft drinks option for 495AED, house beverages for 695AED and champagne for 895AED.
Both afternoon and evening brunches will be available on Christmas Day, featuring turkey ballotine, cranberry stuffing, crispy trimmings, oysters on ice, grilled tuna and a Christmas pudding dessert! If you're planing on hanging around JLT on Christmas, our suggestion is you do it here! Cocktail Kitchen's afternoon brunch will take place from 1pm to 5pm, and has package pricing including soft drinks for 200AED, house beverages for 450AED and champagne for 600AED. The evening brunch will take place from 8pm to 1am, and has package pricing including soft drinks for 200AED, house beverages for 500AED and champagne for 675AED.
We admit that a Brazilian carnival style Christmas Brunch is a little unconventional, but we think it's going to be a huge hit. Frevo's street-food style cuisine and authentic Brazilian churrascaria experience will combine with a lively band. The brunch is going to be meat heavy, with options including a large variety of traditional Brazilian dishes with impressive range of beef, lamb and chicken all served in 'espeto corrido' style. There will also be some pescatarian and vegetarian options, as well as an exotic salad bar with a Saladista at hand to take make-to-order requests. Oh, did we mention there will also be turkey too? The Frevo Christmas Brunch will take place from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and is priced at 395AED for soft drinks and 545AED for house beverages.
Feel like forgetting that it's Christmas? Head on over to Palm Grill, where their regular brunch will be taking place with no Christmas extras, with plenty of super fresh grilled seafood, beach views of the Arabian Gulf and live entertainment. The Palm Grill brunch takes place from 1pm to 4pm and is priced at 650AED for soft drinks, 1,095 for house beverages, and kids prices are available on request.
This one is for you guys who like to transition from a civilised brunch to party central without switching venues. 360 is offering up a great Christmas themed Friday brunch which will then change over to a more festive atmosphere from 4pm to 3am. 360's Christmas Brunch will start at 1pm to 4pm, and is priced at 450 inclusive of house beverages.
Accents is offering a 4 course set menu that will be great for the family crowd. It's a sharing menu, with dishes such as turkey with trimmings, an oyster bar and foie gras all on offer. There will be live entertainment too, with Christmas carols and other festive music, as well as a visit from the man himself; Santa Claus. The Accents Christmas brunch will take place from 12.30pm to 4pm and is priced at 175AED for food only, 275AED inclusive of wine, and kids pricing is available on request.
Al Mansour Dhow
Now here's something quite different to do for Christmas! Combine the festive season's ultimate celebration with a bit of traditional culture by taking the Al Mansour Dhow cruise brunch! It's a two hour affair that will see you wind down the Dubai creek in a traditional wooden dhow while enjoy a buffet that includes a wide selection of festive dishes such as roast meats, vegetable sides and desserts. The Al Mansour Christmas Dhow Brunch takes place from 8.30pm to 10.30pm and is priced at 225AED inclusive of soft drinks, 295AED inclusive of house beverages and kids under 4 years old 99AED.
Feel like going for a bit more of a classical British meal? Then head down to the Irish pub’s Christmas Day brunch, where there will be definitively Irish theme in the form of traditional songs as well as games and live music. If its a no-nonsense Christmas dinner you’re after, just like it would be at home, this could be the one for you. The Dubliners Christmas Brunch will take place from 1pm to 4pm and is priced as 199AED inclusive of two house beverages, 99AED for kids aged six to 12 and is free for kids under six!
Prime 68 isn't a bad choice at all for your Christmas brunch choice! The food is themed around a Christmas Day Feast, with options such as pan-roasted turkey, pan-seared sole fillet, a traditional carvery, oysters on ice and a range of festive desserts. We're particularly excited about the beef truffle salami, signature crab cakes, Josper oven grilled Tenderloin and the desserts (including mini stollens, whoopie pies, hot chocolate shooters, egg nog and Christmas plum pudding!). The Prime 68 Brunch is priced at 650AED per person, inclusive of house beverages, and will take place from 12.30pm to 4pm.