Irish Village: Enjoy the family ambience and live music at this sumptuous (and great value) festive buffet. Santa will be visiting with gifts for the children. Dhs140 per person, Dhs80 for kids under 12. 11.30am-4.30pm, Irish Village, Garhoud. 04 282 4751.
Planet Hollywood: The Christmas in Disneyland buffet is a jolly affair, featuring all Mickey Mouse’s favourites, including festive soup, a wide selection of salads, a variety of international hot dishes and of course turkey, trimmings and traditional Christmas pud. Santa will be making a special visit all the way from Lapland, bearing gifts for all, and there’s a play area too. Dhs145, Dhs75 ages six-12, under-sixes free (one child per adult). Noon-3pm. 04 324 4777.
Carter’s: Tuck into an amazing selection of festive fodder, including cold platters, salads, a carvery with prime roast beef and Yorkshire pudding (as well as turkey of course), all polished off with festive desserts featuring mince pies, chocolate log and Christmas pudding. Keep your eyes peeled for Father Christmas who’ll be stopping by with presents for boys and girls – if they’ve been good. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs275 (house beverages), Dhs150 for children. Noon-3.30pm, WAFI Pyramids. 04 324 4100.
Certo: Celebrate the season Italian style with a Pranzo Di Natale (that’s Christmas brunch to you and me) at Certo. Authentic Italian dishes, plus a visit from Santa and carol singing make for a truly ‘Buon Natale’. Dhs175, Dhs249 (with house beverages and free-flowing Prosecco Rosé), kids aged 6-12 half price, under sixes free. 12.30-4pm. 04 366 9111.
Chef’s House: A global spread includes traditional favourites, oriental flavours, superb seafood and the best of international delicacies, while Santa has confirmed that the Radisson is on his schedule and that a sack load of gifts will be delivered to the kids’ corner amid cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and balloons galore. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (selected beverages and free-flowing Prosecco Rosé), kids aged 6-12 half price, under sixes free. 12.30-4pm, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City. 04 366 9111.
JW Marriott: Possibly the biggest brunch in town, choose from a lavish spread of international food, including traditional faves, at The Market Place. Spice it up with Asian fayre from Bamboo Lagoon, then tuck into Bavarian specialities and beverages at Hofbräuhaus – all while the kids have a jolly good time at the Town Square with heaps of games, face painting and a bouncy castle. Santa Claus will be there to surprise them with his bag of gifts. Dhs239 (soft drinks), Dhs359 (house beverages), Dhs120 kids aged 6-12, under-sixes free. Noon-4pm. JW Marriott. 04 607 7397.
Palermo: Not just a festive feast, this action-packed brunch promises fun aplenty with bouncy castle, face painting and kids’ movies, as well as turkey and trimmings, Christmas pud and mince pies starring among the vast international buffet. A certain bearded gent will be roaming around, bearing gifts. Dhs240 (soft drinks), Dhs360 (alcohol), Dhs120 kids aged 6-12, under sixes free. Noon-3.30pm, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches. 04 362 7869.
Palm Garden Restaurant & Terrace: All the Christmas goodies you can imagine, including roast turkey, traditional pudding and more seasonal classics on the buffet. Santa will be around to dole out gifts to the little ones – if they can drag themselves away from the Pirates Kids’ Club. Top off a perfect day with an afternoon on the beach. Dhs225 (food only), Dhs325 (with house beverages), Dhs420 (with house beverages and beach access). Half price for kids aged 5-12, under fives free. 12.30-3.30pm, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers. 04 315 3218.
Al Mansour Dhow: For Christmas dinner with a difference, tuck into a lunch cruise aboard the Al Mansour Dhow, featuring a wide selection of Christmas faves including a cold buffet, soups, roast turkey, hot buffet and sweets. All aboard at 1pm for a 1.30pm sail. Dhs219 per person, Dhs99 for kids aged 5-12, under fives free, Radisson Blu, Dubai Deira Creek. 04 205 7033.
Radisson Blu, Dubai Deira Creek: Experience the world on a plate at this renowned Christmas Brunch, bringing together the best Christmas delicacies from seven different outlets, including English, Japanese, Italian, Persian and seafood, topped off with a mouth-watering dessert buffet. There’ll be a variety of activities for kids and Santa will be dropping in with a gift for everyone. Dhs195, Dhs90 for kids aged 4-12, free for under-fours. 12.30-4pm, Radisson Blu, Dubai Deira Creek. 04 205 7033.
Spice Island:Start the celebration with international salads and soups followed by a festive feast including roast turkey with traditional trimmings. Alternatively, dip into six live cooking stations including pasta, Mexican, Mongolian, Indian, Tandoori and Japanese before finishing yourself off totally with delicious Christmas cake and pudding, mince pies, gingerbread Mousse and cinnamon crème brûlée. Kids can tuck into their own mini buffet, be entertained by the balloon-bending, face-painting clown, watch cartoons or make their own cake while they wait for Santa to visit. Dhs209 (soft drinks), Dhs259, Dhs319 (premium package), Dhs99 for kids aged 6-12, under sixes free. Noon-3pm, Renaissance Hotel, Deira. 04 262 5555.
The Cellar:Enjoy a welcome glass of mulled beverage followed by a four-course menu of festive specialities, while kids enjoy their own dedicated buffet featuring their favourite grub with a Christmas twist. Santa will be paying a visit to hand out gifts. Dhs250, Dhs 125 for children under 12. Noon-4pm, Aviation Club, Garhoud. 04 282 4122.
The Academy: Enjoy a traditional Christmas affair at this stylish sports-themed venue offering a buffet bursting with Christmas faves and international delicacies, as well as plenty to occupy the kids – think bouncy castle, face painting, balloon bending and an appearance by Santa. Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages) half price for kids aged six-12, free for under-sixes. Noon-3.30pm, The Address, Montgomerie. 04 390 5600.
AOC French Brasserie: To the backdrop of a seasonal choir, get stuck into tasty turkey and Christmas desserts while the little ‘uns dig into their own kids’ buffet and enjoy the clown, face painting and a visit from Father Christmas. Dhs275 (food only), Dhs350 (including sparkling beverages), Dhs175 kids aged 4-12, free for under fours. 12.30-4.40pm, Sofitel, JBR. 04 448 4848.
Beachcombers: Fancy a change from turkey? Tuck into Beachcombers’ southeast Asian buffet – with a few traditional festive dishes on the side – and enjoy the usual kiddie games and activities as well as a visit from that bearded chap in red. Dhs325 (food only), kids half price. 12.30-4.30pm, Jumeirah Beach Hotel. 04 406 8999.
Kaleidescope: Fill your Christmas boots with cuisines from around the world while waiting for Santa Claus to make an appearance. Dhs265, kids aged 3-12 half price, under-threes free. 12.30-5pm, Atlantis. 04 426 1000.
Mosaico: A family festive lunch with a dedicated kids’ corner and kids’ activities including a visit from Santa with his bag of goodies. Dhs340 (food only), kids half price. Noon-3pm, Jumeirah Emirates Towers. 04 319 8088.
Pine Grill & Cucina: Choose between international fare at the Pine Grill or Italian delights at Cucina while the kids are kept busy with face painting and seasonal games. Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs125 kids aged 6-12. Noon-4pm, The Courtyard Marriott, Green Community. 04 885 2222.
Bubbalicious: The traditional Bubbalicious spread – always a huge hit – takes on a festive theme this Christmas, with the usual jazz band, Chinese acrobats, petting zoo, kids’ corner and a visit by Santa Claus ensuring the entire family will be sated and satisfied all afternoon. Dhs590 (with free flow Laurent Perrier champagne and house beverages), Dhs390 (soft drinks), Dhs300 for kids aged 6-12, under sixes free. 1-4pm, The Westin. 04 511 7139.
The Observatory: Dine with an amazing 360 degree view from the 52nd floor, overlooking Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina while you indulge in holiday spice and merry celebrations, soaking up the Christmas spirit and tucking into traditional carvings with trimmings. Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs600 (free flowing beverages), Dhs300 kids ages 6-12. Noon-4pm, JW Marriott Harbour & Suites. 04 319 4847
Latitude: Enjoy an exquisite bubbly brunch with traditional festive treats while the kids have a blast at the kids’ corner with its magic show, endless games, mini-buffet and, of course, a visit from the man in red. Dhs495 (food only) kids half price. Noon-4pm, Jumeirah Beach Hotel. 04 406 8999.
Saffron: Get stuck into a delicious Asian-themed brunch and ready yourselves to greet Santa Claus. Dhs400, kids aged 3-12 half price, under-threes free. 1-4pm, Atlantis. 04 426 1000.
Splendido:Tons of fun for the kids – think bouncy castle, loads of games, a clown magician, camel rides and face painting – while you dig into a full international brunch. A visit from Father Christmas and a welcome choir in the lobby add to the festive atmosphere. Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs600 (with prosecco, cocktails and house beverages), Dhs250 kids aged 5-12, under-fives free. 12-30-3.30pm, Ritz Carlton. 04 318 6715.
Prices based on cost per adult for food only or food and soft drinks.
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reteesh Dec 15, 2010 10:02 am
Its quite difficult to find the number of Royal express Restaurant in Golden Tulip Hotel in Albarsha , any ways i took the trouble to find it 045016186 and 0552994999 , The offer is quiet amazing!!!!
Jason creek Dec 15, 2010 09:55 am
I think the best xmas deal in Albarsha is at Royal express Restaurant in Golden Tulip Hotel Al barsha , They have an offer for 180 Dhs Fusion Buffet with turkey (indian tandoori) with unlimited house beverages and one glass of champagne , Even though they are an Indian restaurant they have Roast turkey with tandoori sauces , wow now thats unusual!!!
VALUE FOR MONEY!!!! 180 Dhs
Davis Dec 03, 2010 05:57 pm
I think the best Christmas deal this year in Dubai is at Lotus Boutique Hotel in Deira Dubai. One can have lavish Christmas buffet dinner with beverage at just 99 Dhs. They have free valet parking also. They give 01 person complimentary for every 5 person dine !! Their ph no 042735555
Eating out Nov 30, 2010 07:52 am
I booked in Flavours on 2 in Towers Rotana which always has a great Variety of food & drinks i.e. oysters, seafood, carving station & including all alc beverages at Dhs 295/- pp