Al Muntaha at Burj Al Arab: Celebrate the first day of the year 200 metres above the sea. Dhs550 (food only). Noon-3pm. Burj Al Arab Hotel (04 301 7600).
Arabian Ranches: A relaxed meal on the first day of the Year. There will be movies for kids. Dhs130 (food only). Dhs65 (children; includes soft drinks). Noon-3pm. Ranches Restaurant & Terrace, Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 360 7935).
Bubbalicious at The Westin: Brunch from Blue Orange, Hunters and Spice Emporium restaurants. Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs490 (selected house beverages), Dhs590 (bubbly), Dhs190 (children aged six to 12), Dhs90 (children under six). The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7139).
Chef’s House: The perfect antidote for the morning-after. Dhs249 (selected house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Fazaris: Start the year with a laid-back brunch. Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs475 (selected beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8799).
Mistral: Breakfast and lunch treats to ease you into 2012. Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel (04 444 5613).
Na3Na3: Enjoy a lazy breakfast. Dhs159 (with welcome drink). 7.30am-1pm. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).
Nezesaussi Grill: The Antipodean bar will offer a long leisurely lunch. Dhs199 (food, three selected house beverages and a tomato-based pick-me-up beverages). Noon-6pm. Southern Sun Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
The Talk: The ‘Resolution Brunch’ features live jazz from Harry Austin, and a kids’ corner. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (selected beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
The Terrace: A barbecue featuring beef, lamb and charcoal-grilled lobster. Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (selected beverages), free for children under six. Noon-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Traiteur: A spread of breakfast items in French brasserie style. Dhs140 (soft drinks). 10am-2pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).