Christmas in Dubai: 33 Must-Try Dinners and Brunches

The holiday season is officially here, and we couldn't be happier! This Christmas, the city has more options than ever when it comes to Christmas Eve dinners and Christmas brunches, so we understand if you're feeling overwhelmed with choice.

We've put together a list of all the best Christmas inspired dining options in Dubai for 2017.

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Hakkasan

Hakkasan Dubai

Throughout December, Hakkasan will be featuring their signature winter menu for dinner. Every night, guests will be able to sample a number of festive inspired dishes alongside a complimentary welcome drink to set the night off in the right direction.

  • AED 438 per person inclusive of welcome drink and voss water. (Minimum 2 people)

Spend your Christmas at Hakkasan


Loca

Loca Dubai
Enjoy the holiday season two ways this year at Loca. Guests can either enjoy the restaurant's holiday inspired menu every night after December 10th, or stop by on Christmas Eve where a live DJ and extended happy hour will help pass the merry night along.

Spend your Christmas at Loca


L'Olivo

L'Olivo Dubai

Ignite your senses with the delectable 4-course Christmas dinner at L’Olivo Ristorante. Serving up an intricate selection of amuse-bouche to premium turkey roasts and beef ribs your appetite is bound to be fully satisfied. Don’t forget to leave a little room for Santa’s sweet treat at the end of your meal.

The ambiance is made replete with a live cello and violin performance of your favourite Christmas carols.

Time: December 24th, 7:00pm - 11:00pm

  • AED 449 with free flowing house beverages
  • AED 599 with free flowing house beverages & sparkling wine

Spend your Christmas at L'Olivo


Moombai & Co.

Moombai & Co. Dubai

Christmas Eve at Moombai & Co.

This Christmas enjoy your time at Moombai & Co. with unlimited house beverages for two hours at AED 199 per person. Wait! There is more. Included in the beverage package is Moombai & Co's roasted chicken and Daruwalla Cake for dessert.

Beverages include: Vodka, Rum, Gin, Whisky, Wine, and Beer

Spend your Christmas at Moombai & Co.


Katana

Katana Dubai

Time to celebrate Christmas, Japanese style, with Katana Robata and Sushi Bar. The Downtown Dubai restaurant boasts a beautiful outdoor space overlooking Dubai Fountain and a delicious 25-course sharing menu designed for two. Tug on some crackers and feast on a tantalising selection of appetizers, sushi,robata, entrees and desserts inspired by modern Japan.

Pair the menu with your favourite bubbles and alcoholic beverages for Dh395, or soft drinks for just Dh295 per person.

Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm

Spend your Christmas at Katana


At.mosphere Restaurant

At.mosphere Restaurant Burj Khalifa Dubai

Festive celebration tasting menu

Spend the holiday season at the world’s highest restaurant, At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa for an exceptional and memorable festive experience. Indulge in a seven and five course set menus of decadent delights, celebrating the essence of seasonal flavours paired with the best of sea and land. Treat yourself to a magnificent gourmet festive menu featuring Foie Gras Au Torchon with Smoked Eel and Apple, Obsiblue Tartare with Caviar, bergamot and kaffir lime, Dover Sole with Crayfish and Guanaja Chocolate Paired with Passion Fruit, Mandarin Orange and Cardamom for desserts, complemented with live music and spectacular views of Downtown Dubai.

Date: 24 December evening to 25 December 2017

Time:

  • Lunch: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Dinner 6:00pm to 10:30pm

Price:

  • Seven-course set menu (window table) – AED 1250 per person including a glass of sparkling beverage
  • Five-course set menu (non-window table) – AED 1050 per person including a glass of sparkling beverage.

Pre-payment required, 48-hour cancellation policy.

Spend your Christmas at At.mosphere


Copper Dog

Copper Dog Dubai

Take a journey to your highland hangout this Christmas and enjoy a true home from home experience from Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, a comforting glass of mulled wine on arrival, a live festive set from … Home is closer than you think at Copper Dog.

The Christmas menu at Copper Dog is priced at AED 195 per person and AED 390 inclusive of 3 hours of free flowing beverages.

Spend your Christmas at Copper Dog


3IN1

3in1 Dubai

If you are looking for a chilled-out, alternative Christmas, look no further than 3in1's Urban picnic. The poolside Christmas Day brunch will allow you to fill up your picnic basket with a range of special festive treats and then lounge around in cabanas afterwards in a mince pie-induced slumber.

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

  • AED 295 for the soft drinks package
  • AED 345 for the house beverages package
  • AED 148 for children

Spend your Christmas at 3in1


A La Turca

A La Turca Dubai
Dishes at this traditional Turkish buffet restaurant on the Palm include truffle risotto, ravioli, seafood grills, Turkish specialties such as fish buglama and turkey. Plus there will be a live band playing festive favourites and a visit from Santa too! Perfect for the little ones.

Time: 12:30pm-4:00pm

  • AED 275 for the soft drinks package
  • AED 399 for the house beverages package
  • AED 599 with bubbly
  • Half price for kids 5-13 years old
  • Free for kids under 5

Spend your Christmas at A La Turca


BiCE Mare

Bice Dubai
If you're a fan of Italian fine dining, this is the brunch for you. The chic restaurant at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is hosting a five-course feast for Christmas, serving up traditional dishes with a modern Italian twist.

Time: 12:30pm-4:00pm

  • AED 295 with soft drinks
  • AED 395 with house beverages

Spend your Christmas at BiCE


Boca

Boca Dubai
This fun-loving, trendy Mediterranean restaurant is guaranteed to provide some festive cheer. European dishes will be given a Christmas twist, and there's sure to be a festive vibe.

  • AED 295 with soft drinks
  • AED 395 with house beverages
  • AED 590 with bubbly

Spend your Christmas at Boca


The Croft

The Croft Dubai

Pre-Christmas Brunch

Bring over a bunch of friends and chill out with a cozy á la carte BBQ set out at the garden featuring the best grilled meats, hops and grapes, accompanied by live entertainment.

Time: 23 December, 12:30pm-3:30pm

Christmas Day

The best day of the year is finally here. Spend Christmas Day at popular British gastropub, The Croft for a lovely roast and many other Christmas specialities. Be prepared to be rolled out
the door after you’re done! Enjoy live entertainment at the terrace.

Time: 25 December, 12:00pm-Closing

  • 4 course set menu for AED 325 per person (food only)

Spend your Christmas at The Croft


Observatory Bar & Grill

The Observatory Dubai

Pre-Christmas Brunch

The final Friday before Christmas? Let’s make it special! Head to a one of kind Friday brunch sky high style at Observatory Bar & Grill, with six live beverage stations, spectacular views and much more!

Time: 22 December, 12:30pm-3:30pm

  • AED 450 per person

Christmas Eve

Make this an unforgettable Christmas Eve by making your way to Observatory Bar & Grill. Indulge in a 4-course á la carte festive menu against the twinkling backdrop views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah.
Time: 24 December, 6:00pm-11:00pm

  • AED 399 per person including house beverages
  • AED 450 per person including house beverages and bubbly

Christmas Day Brunch

HO HO HO…Are you ready? Come on up to Observatory Bar & Grill this Christmas and enjoy a mouth-watering spread of festive dishes and drinks, free flowing bubbly, live entertainment and a special visit from Santa. We hope you’re excited as much as we are!

Time: 25 December, 12:00pm-3:30pm

  • AED 499 per person

Spend your Christmas at Observatory Bar & Grill


Qasr Al Sultan

Qasr Al Sultan Dubai

Celebrate one of the most wonderful days of the year, with an exceptional outdoor festive brunch buffet and live cooking stations. Adults can enjoy our live band while the little ones take part in a range of activities, such as face painting, balloon making, camel and pony ride, mascots with kid’s favorite cartoon characters, magician, carol singing and a special appearance from Santa.

Time: 12:30pm-4:00pm

  • AED 295 including water, tea, and coffee
  • AED 495 including soft drinks and house beverages
    *AED 250 for kids 5-12 years old

Spend your Christmas at Qasr Al Sultan


Boulevard Kitchen

Boulevard Kitchen Dubai
This family-friendly gathering is a stalwart on the Christmas dining scene. Set over two floors, not only will your entire tribe be able to fill up on festive favorites, but you can also sample local delicacies, too, because what's not to love about a turkey-hummus pairing?

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

  • AED 225 with soft drinks
  • AED 295 with house beverages
  • AED 115 for kids 6-11 years old
  • Free for kids under 6

Spend your Christmas at Boulevard Kitchen


Nezesaussi Grill

Nezesaussi Grill
Going to a sports bar on Christmas day is perhaps the most unconventional idea, but when the food is this good, you can't say no. You'll be able to indulge in some traditional dishes from South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia on December 25. With a roast and a pint, we're sure you'll be happy.

Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm

  • AED 179 with three house beverages
  • AED 85 for kids 6-11 years old
  • Free for kids under 6

Spend your Christmas at Nezesaussi Grill


The Exchange Grill

The Exchange Grill Dubai
This fancy steakhouse is serving up a special four-course menu on Monday December 25. And with it all coming in at under AED 400 including grape pairing, we won't be shaking our heads at that.

Time: 7:00pm-12:00am

  • AED 250 for the food only package
  • AED 399 including grape pairing

Spend your Christmas at The Exchange Grill


Farriers

Farriers Dubai
This huge brunch will offer up a buffet like no other on the big day. Expect a live band, loads of family-friendly activities and a visit from Santa Claus himself. And it all overlooks the racecourse, too.

Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm

  • AED 495 with soft drinks
  • AED 695 with house beverages
  • AED 795 with bubbly
  • Half off for kids 5-12 years old
  • Kids under 5 eat free

Spend your Christmas at Farriers


Gaucho

Gaucho Dubai
If you love meat, chances are you've already been to Gaucho. But if you haven't, where better to start than Christmas Day? Dishes include oysters, tuna ceviche, slow-braised ribes, rack of lamb, and bife de ancho. And the turkey is not forgotten. Plus, you can get an extra hour of drinks for AED 100, too.

Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm

  • AED 420 with soft drinks
  • AED 495 with house beverages
  • AED 595 with sparkling
  • AED 695 with bubbly

Spend your Christmas at Gaucho


Frevo

Frevo Dubai

Add a touch of Brazilian flavour to your Christmas feast this year. From traditional cuts of meat including a marinated turkey to traditional Brazilian snacks and special Christmas inspired beverages. Frevo will create a festive feast to remember.

Time: December 24th, 7:00pm-12:00am

  • AED 295 - Inclusive of soft beverages
  • AED 395 - Inclusive of selected house beverages
  • Children Policy - Kids 6 - 12 years dine at AED 195 / Kids below 6 years dine complimentary

Spend Christmas Eve at Frevo


Le Cirque

Le Cirque Dubai

Don't be fooled by the name, there's nothing circus-related about this restaurant. So if you're expecting clowns and jugglers, step away no. If, however, you're after some fancy food, read on. This French eatery by way of New York is serving a special three-course menu of comforting dishes from the Gallic nation. Plus, there's a traditional buche de Noel.

Time: 12:00pm-11:30pm

  • AED 325 for the food only package

Spend your Christmas at Le Cirque


Prime Steakhouse

Prime Dubai
If you're looking for a fancy way to celebrate, while at the same time could do with a day chilling at home, opt for an evening meal on the all-important day. Prime will be offering a four-course dinner served to tunes from a live pianist. You can't get classier than that.

Time: 7:00pm-11:30pm

  • AED 390 for the food only package
  • AED 550 with half a bottle of grape

Spend your Christmas at Prime Steakhouse


Nola Eatery & Social House

Nola Dubai

The Reveillon Feast

A special festive menu with history and style serving decadent dishes in the spirit of this classic New Orleans tradition that dates back to the early 19th century. Expect dishes enjoyed by Creole families with the Chef's very own twist.

The special a la carte menu will be available from December 24th to January 1st.

Santa Baby

Ladies you don't want to miss out on this one, it is going to be HOT! Think live jazz, eggnog, mulled wine, festive dishes, and a surprise visit from Santa who will definitely be Insta-worthy. To add to the fun he will also be giving away gift vouchers and more.

The special holiday ladies night will take place on December 26th and offers 4 complimentary drinks for ladies as well as 50% off food.

Spend your Christmas at Nola

Seagrill

Sea Grill Dubai
Enjoy a three-course Mediteranean meal in the sun, with a drink thrown in, at this al fresco terrace location. And the best bit? If you fancy a dip, you get free access to the pool at Fairmont The Palm, and the lush gardens, too.

Time: 10:00am-7:00pm

  • AED 300 for adults
  • AED 195 for kids 6-12 years old
  • Free for kids under 6

Spend your Christmas at Sea Grill


The City Grill

The City Grill Dubai

Christmas-loving carnivores, listen up. This is one you're not going to want to miss. Head to The City Grill for a plush spread of starters, mains and prime cuts of meat, and plenty of festive cheer to boot.

  • AED 300 with soft drinks
  • AED 400 with house beverages
  • AED 470 with sparkling grape

Spend your Christmas at The City Grill


La Parilla

La Parilla Dubai
If you're looking for Latin American cuisine and live entertainment as part of your Christmas Day plans, head to La Parilla. This 25th-floor restaurant will be serving up good views alongside your meal.

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

  • AED 685 with house beverages
    *AED 750 with bubbly

Spend your Christmas at La Parilla


Pierchic

Pierchic Dubai
This one's a Christmas present in its own right, and you don't even need to battle with the sellotape and wrap it. Head down to the pier for a dreamy Christmas Day set out to sea. Indulge in all the seafood you could possibly want, and admire those stunning views. Make it a Christmas you won't forget.

Time: 12:30pm-4:00pm

  • AED 750 with house beverages
  • AED 850 with bubbly
  • AED 375 for kids 4-11 years old
  • Free for kids under 4

Spend your Christmas at Pierchic


Muchachas

Muchachas Dubai

AED 295 per person gets you a set menu served sharing style, with free-flowing house alcohol (including margaritas, of course) for 2 hours. Pay per consumption thereafter. AED 99 per person for canapes and snacks. Drinks paid on consumption.

Vamos! Stop taco-ing about it and book it!

Spend your Christmas at Muchachas


Brunswick

Brunswick Dubai

Celebrate a ‘down-under’ style Christmas with Brunswick! More shrimps on the Barbie than you can handle, paired with a traditional Aussie feast and great big buckets!

December 1st and 8th from 1:00pm-4:30pm

  • AED 195 with soft beverages
  • AED 345 with special beverages(Beer | Wine | Bacardi Cocktails)

Spend your Christmas at Brunswick


Mercury Lounge

Mercury Lounge Dubai

Spend Christmas Eve on Mercury Lounge's stunning rooftop while enjoying striking skyline views of downtown Dubai including the Burj Khalifa and a spread of Mediterranean dishes.

Time: 6:OOpm-11:00pm

  • AED 350 per person excluding alcohol

Spend your Christmas at Mercury Lounge


Sea Fu

Sea Fu Dubai

Christmas Eve

Enjoy Asian-inspired, fresh seafood and beachfront views with all the family.

Time: 12.30pm – 4:00pm, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

  • AED 450 per person excluding alcohol

Christmas Day

Celebrate a perfect Christmas Day beach side at Sea Fu, where stunning ocean views and the refreshing breezes of the Arabian Sea are complemented by delicious Asian cuisine.

Time: 12:30pm-4:00pm, 7:00pm-11:00pm

  • AED 450 per person excluding alcohol

Spend your Christmas at Sea Fu


SUQ

SUQ Dubai

Christmas Eve

Indulge in a buffet brimming with international cuisine and a selection of your favourite festive dishes.

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm, 7:00pm-11:00pm

  • AED 225 per person excluding alcohol

Christmas Day

Gather loved ones and enjoy a delicious festive brunch at SUQ. Eat, drink and be merry while all the family are entertained by wonderful live music and imaginative kids activities. It’s beginning to look a lot like a SUQ Christmas.

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

  • AED 495 per person (non-alcoholic beverages)
  • AED 650 per person (house alcohol)
  • AED 850 per person (champagne)

Spend your Christmas at SUQ


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