Time Out Dubai guide to Christmas brunch in Dubai, defined by price, and if it's family friendly brunch or party brunch in Dubai for festive season.
It's the most wonderful time of year, as the song goes, so you really need to make sure you get your brunch decision right. But what exactly are you after? Here you will find a definitive list of the best Christmas brunch in town, defined by price and style.
So if it is family friendly or party that you're after, you will find something here for you.
Christmas Day brunch at this celebrity chef steakhouse will be a sharing menu featuring signature dishes as well as a few seasonal staples. CUT will also be serving dinner on Christmas Day, and a brunch on Boxing Day. Brunch: Dhs290 (soft drinks). Dhs440 (selected beverages). Dhs640 (bubbly). December 25-26, noon-4pm. Dinner: Dhs450 (four courses and soft drinks). 5pm-midnight.
This outdoor spot is holding a Christmas Day lunch and dinner, both of which are unlimited. Lunch features a buffet with live cooking stations and entertainment from Flames Band. At dinner, there’s more live cooking, but no live music. Lunch: Dhs330 per person. Free for kids aged five and under. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Dinner: Dhs269 (house beverages). Dhs299 (premium beverages). Dhs169 (kids aged six to 12). Free for kids aged five and under. 8.30pm-11.30pm. December 25.
Here, you can celebrate Christmas with a little southern flavour. The smokehouse will be serving an American barbecue menu, featuring Louisiana turkey (deepfried in peanut oil and injected with creole butter seasoning), slow-roasted duckling and boneless leg of lamb. Sides will include cranberry relish, cornbread stuffing, candied yams and black-eyed peas. Dhs250 (food only). Fri The Talk Restaurant Perry & Blackwelder’s December 25, noon-11.30pm.
This Christmas Day brunch will feature festive drinks stations and carving stations, plus live entertainment from a jazz singer and saxophonist. Bring the family, too, because kids are catered for with Christmas carols, a kids’ corner and a visit from Santa. Dhs299 (soft drinks). Dhs399 (house beverages). Half price for kids aged six to 12. Free for kids under six. December 25, 12.30pm-4pm.
Throughout the Christmas weekend, both branches of this Tiki bar will be serving special set menus with a festive theme. The selection will include salmon and beetroot gravadlax, traditional stuffed turkey with all the trimmings, plus alternative main courses such as herb-crusted rack of lamb or Mediterranean couscous. This holiday meal will finish off with dessert platters featuring chocolate yule log and Christmas pudding, plus apple and pineapple crumble. Dhs229 (four-course set menu). December 24-26, 6pm-3am. Al Fattan Tower, JBR (04 399 8993). Dhs289 (three-course set menu). December 24-26, 6pm-3am.
This American-inspired DIFC spot will be celebrating for two days straight. You can join them for a traditional menu of roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potato, apple pie and Christmas pudding. The sports bar will also be running a happy hour deal on Christmas Day from 3pm-7pm. Dhs169 (food only). Dhs189 (half a bottle of grape). December 24, 8pm-11pm; Fri December 25, noon-4pm.
The lively British gastropub is offering a three-course set menu for Christmas Day. It includes starter choices of goose and chicken liver parfait, Scottish salmon tartare, potato and roast chestnut soup, main courses of roast free-range turkey, sea bass with artichoke puree and langoustine beignet, poached organic hen’s eggs and cep gratin. The dessert list includes trifle, Christmas pudding, and chocolate pots served with honeycomb. Dhs250 (food only). December 25, 12.30pm-11pm.
This festively decorated brunch will feature roasted meat options such as beef, slow cooked lamb and turkey. A choice of seafood, sushi, vegetarian options, Arabic cooking, plus a dessert station and chocolate fountain will also be available. There will be live performances from the Sofitel The Palm Christmas Choir, a kids’ buffet and a (now not so surprising) surprise visit from Santa. Dhs580 (food only). Dhs260 (ages 12-20). Dhs130 (kids aged six to 11). Free for kids aged five and under. December 25, 12.30pm-3.45pm.
Ever been to Ireland for Christmas? Eat, drink be merry and spread the infectious Christmas cheer in true Irish style! Reunite with friends and meet some new ones, celebrate the festivities with a varied buffet spread with carving stations. Entertainment by Emmanuel. 1pm to 4pm. Dhs199 per person inclusive of international buffet and two regular drinks.
A farm-to-table brunch with a large selection of appetisers and live cooking stations, plus turkey with all the trimmings. There will also be live entertainment and the all-important visit from Santa.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs149 (children aged six-12). 12.30pm-4pm