Some of the best deals in the emirate to celebrate the big day in style
Time Out Dubai staff
Carter’s Expect a Christmas brunch with cold platters, salads, a breakfast station, carvery and of course a Christmas turkey, mince pies, chocolate log and Christmas pudding, as well as a visit from Santa. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids under 12). Wed December 25. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
Qube Christmas lunch Tuck into a traditional Christmas lunch in a not-so-typically sporting setting, with views of The Track golf course and pool tables, darts boards and shuffle boards to help you work off your seconds with a few healthy family competitions. Dhs199 (with soft drinks), Dhs279 (with house beverages). From 10am. Wed December 25. Qube Sports Bar, The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3780).
Roberto’s special festive menu The Italian eatery will be offering both a Christmas lunch and dinner. A four-course lunch menu featuring dishes such as home-cured marinated salmon, chicken capon consommé, roasted black cod, roasted turkey, home-made pumpkin ravioli and more will be available on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, while a dinner menu featuring stuffed quail breast, US prime short ribs and classic panettone is available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Lunch Dhs380, dinner Dhs480. Roberto’s Restaurant & Lounge, Building 1, Gate Village, DIFC (04 386 0066).
Rivington Grill Enjoy a foodie extravaganza at the Rivington Grill this Christmas with kids under ten getting a free gift from under the Christmas tree. A traditional British Christmas menu is on offer and kids can enjoy gingerbread-decorating activities. Dhs450 (plus Dhs250 for open hops, grape and selected beverages). Wed December 25, noon-5pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0903).
The Irish Village’s Christmas buffet Expect a very merry Christmas here with a traditional festive buffet laden with traditional specialities including a turkey carvery and all the trimmings, live music and lots more! As the children have been so good this year Santa will be dropping by on his rounds to give out his gifts, plus a bouncy castle. Dhs165, kids under 12 Dhs90. Wed December 25. Noon-4pm. Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 282 4750).
Christmas al fresco BBQ brunch at Plaj Enjoy a Christmas brunch outside with a barbecue, live band and sundowners to follow at this Italian-inspired beachfront restaurant. Dhs310 (with soft drinks), Dhs435 (house beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly). Wed December 25. 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).