À la carte Bice Mare À la carte dining at this Souka Al Bahar seafood eatery. À la carte. Noon-11.30pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982). BiCE Ristorante New Year’s Day Lunch. À la carte. 12.30pm onwards. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR(04 318 2520).
DXB Grill A special à la carte menu is available on New Year’s day at this steakhouse. À la carte. 7pm-midnight. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888). Sean Connolly At Dubai Opera Expect a special, seasonal menu from the famous Australia-based British chef. À la carte. Noon-11pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 3627312). Sapori di BiCE Exclusive desserts and dishes of the week – festivities the Italian way. À la carte dining and kids’ activities. There will be a pizza-making atelier for children, plus a raffle draw. À la carte. Noon-11.30pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 344 2550). Wavebreaker Beach Bar and Grill Head to this seaside spot for a slap-up New Year’s Day Lunch. À la carte. Noon onwards. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2582).
Zuma Dubai Visit this award-winning Japanese restaurant to celebrate in style. A standard à la carte menu is available for dinner only. À la carte. 7pm-midnight. Gate Village, Podium Level, DIFC (04 425 5660).
Under Dhs300 3in1 Restaurant Offering a delicious spread of breakfast favourites, refreshing juices and power drinks, along with indoor and outdoor seating. Dhs125 (food only), Dhs63 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 7am-4pm. Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 888 344).
Atisuto Mark the New Year with Atisuto’s four-course sharing menu including welcome dishes (youkoso), starting platter, main and dessert. Dhs179 (for two people). 10am-midnight (except Ibn Battuta branch which opens at 8am). Nov 11 to Jan 15. Al Ghurair next to Spinneys Supermarket, Deira (800 284 7886). Other locations: Bay Square, Ibn Battuta (Persia Court).
Bayside Restaurant & Terrace Tuck into a lazy buffet breakfast in Business Bay. Dhs135. 6.30am-1pm. Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay (04 369 0000). Brio Restaurant Celebrate the first day of 2018 by enjoying a vast selection of food, including traditional roasts, seafood, international flavours and delectable desserts Dhs165. Noon-4pm. TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Al Quoz (04 233 4444).
Great British Restaurant (GBR) Keep your New Year’s resolutions intact and opt for a healthy brunch with a range of salads and fruits, or be good from the second day of the month instead and enjoy plenty of tasty treats at this buffet. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs445 (sparkling grape), Dhs545 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. DUKES Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1111).
Feast Enhoy a detox lunch to re-energise with a range of healthy juices and delicious fresh food from around the world. Dhs160 (food only). Noon-3pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4444).
Fountain Restaurant A large international buffet including a range of global live cooking stations. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), free (kids under six). Noon-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, Oud Metha (04 336 6000). Level Seven Recover from the festivities and treat yourself to an enornmous selection of flavours, plus mixed drinks, at this New Year’s Day brunch. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (selected drinks). Noon-4pm. W Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577). Liwan Restaurant Make the first meal of 2018 hearty and memorable. Expect live cooking stations in addition to barbeque items freshly prepared at the Liwan Terrace at this buffet. Enjoy your meal while the little ones will have fun in the kids’ corner with lots of entertainment. From 145 (soft drinks, chilled juices, water, tea and coffee). 12.30pm-4pm. Swissotel Al Ghurair Dubai, Deira (04 293 3262).
Loca The festivities don’t end on New Year’s Eve. Loca is set to brunch it up on 2018’s first day. The Recovery Brunch is taking place today, for Loca’s customary full five hours. Dhs270. Noon-5pm. Dubai Marine Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111). Loca 2.0 Expect Loca’s classic five-hour Mexican brunch, served up in Souk Al Bahar. Dhs270. Noon-5pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown (04 449 4455) Loumi Restaurant A hearty buffet packed with loads of treats. Kids’ corner with activities for young ones and live entertainment. Dhs125 (unlimited soft drinks), Dhs199 (10 house beverages), Dhs55 (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Noon-4pm. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).
Mashrabiya Lounge Mashrabiya Lounge is offering guests a festive afternoon tea, which continues into 2018, with a range of baked log cakes, stollen and hot chocolate drinks. Dhs155 (per person, hot chocolate can be purchased for an additional price of Dhs45 per person). Noon-6pm, Dec 1 to Jan 6. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Nosh Head down to the Family Cartoon Brunch with roasts, live cooking stations and fun activities for the kids. Dhs179 (soft drinks), Dhs289 (house beverages), half price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).
Ostro The New Year New You Detox Buffet at Ostro serves up superfood salads and healthy main courses. Dhs195 (soft drinks), half price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Noon-4pm. dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 567 2246).
Reform Social & Grill Head to The Lakes for this New Year’s Day Family Day for Reform’s all-day full English and all-day Great British roast. Dhs120 (Great British roast), Dhs70 (full English breakfast). 8am-midnight. The Lakes, Emirates Living (04 454 2638). Rosso and Benihana A buffet featuring the best and most iconic dishes from the Amwaj’s signature restaurants as well as entertainment for the kids and tunes from a DJ. Dhs245 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (bubbly), Dhs690 (premium bubbly), Dhs150 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Amwaj Rotana Hotel, JBR (04 428 2000). Seasonal Tastes A Recovery Brunch, featuring an array of bright and flavourful food, best enjoyed with friends and family. Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverage), Dhs495 (premium bubbly). 1pm-4.30pm. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
Sobo Enjoy the first day of 2018 with a poolside party complete with a variety of dishes to try. Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (house beverages), half price (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Noon onwards. Courtyard by Marriott, Dubai Green Community (04 885 2222). The Black Lion Have a memorable start to 2018 with this brunch, featuring tomato-based mixed drinks, platters of street food favourites and a roast burger. Dhs195 (house beverages). The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
The Market Place Head to the Marriott Al Jaddaf for an extensive New Year “Brunner”, full of activities, a live kitchen, grand dessert buffet and much more. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs269 (house beverages). Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf Dubai, Oud Metha Road, Al Jaddaf Area (04 317 7514).
ubk (urban bar & kitchen) Get stuck into a five-hour recovery brunch filled with seafood, roasted lamb on the spit, grilled meat and music from a live band. Dhs179 (soft drinks), Dhs289 (house beverages). 1pm-6pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).
Waves Pool Bar Start the New Year in style with brunch and food fit for the occasion, while also enjoy complimentary swimming pool access. From Dhs170. Noon-4pm. TIME Oak Hotel Suites, Barsha Heights (04 437 7888). West 14th Put your best foot forward – literally, at the DUKESY Beach late breakfast and brunch at West 14th, which includes a family sports day. Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs445 (sparkling grape), Dhs545 (bubbly). 10am-4pm. DUKES Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1111).
Al Forsan New Year’s Day brunch with indoor and outdoor seating, and featuring an international buffet, live music, and kids’ activities including pony rides, a magician and petting zoo. Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs515 (house beverages), Dhs175 (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). 12.30pm-4pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road (04 809 6194). Brasserie Quartier Celebrate the new year with a culinary brunch feast at Brasserie Quartier. A buffet, starring a fresh seafood bar, roast beef carving station and live band. Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house beverages), Dhs650 (bubbly). 12.30pm-3.30pm. The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
Bubbalicious Bubbalicious New Year’s Day Brunch (Blue Orange, Hunters and Spice Emporium). Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house beverages), Dhs680 (bubbly), Dhs225 (kids aged six to 11). 1pm-4pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street(04 511 7139). Butcha Steakhouse & Grill Special dishes are available during at this steak spot, with the regular à la carte menu also available. Dhs360 for two people. 10am-11pm. The Beach, opposite JBR (04 343 1157). Coya Try the regular Peruvian brunch at this top eatery. Dhs333 (soft drinks), Dhs555 (house beverages), Dhs666 (bubbly). Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2 (04 316 9600). Ewaan Enjoy the first day of 2018 with a gourmet buffet brunch featuring an array of international and contemporary dishes, complemented by live band music and spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa. Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs600 (house beverages), Dhs750 (premium bubbly), Dhs225 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 1pm-4.30pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444). Mistral Start the new year with a special brunch at Mistral. The resolutions can begin the next day so enjoy fine international cuisine and unlimited drinks. Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs599 (premium beverages). Noon-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613). The Restaurant at Address Boulevard Indulge in a three-course set menu that includes a variety of festive dishes, plus a dessert counter bearing seasonal delights. Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs525 (bubbly). 2pm-5pm. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Dhs500+ La Cantine du Faubourg Truffle, caviar, foie gras, lobster, anyone? Tuck into a three-course meal with unique tracks from La Cantine’s talented DJ. Dhs900 (soft drinks), Dhs1,200 (house grapes). Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 352 7105).
Pai Thai Head to this picturesque Madinat waterways restaurant for the Feast of Xahar, an unlimited Thai lunch. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (unlimited beverages). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).