Dubai Boxing Day 2018: brunches, drinks deals, events and offers

Keep the celebrations going on past December 25 with these brilliant events across the city

This Christmas in Dubai, the celebrations don't have to end after December 25.

There's loads going on across the city on Boxing Day, whether it's brunches or drinks deals. Not to mention plenty of hotel discounts that are still on offer.

So whether you're looking to just chill out with your mates or want something a bit more extravagant, then there are plenty of options.

Check out the list below for the best places to head in Dubai – we'll be updating it throughout the festive season with more options.

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DHS100-199

Al Bayt
After all the heavy eating being done just the day before, there’s nothing quite like an afternoon tea on Boxing Day to let the festivities sink in. Head to this palatial spread and nibble on finger sarnies and cakes to round off your Christmas celebrations.
Dhs190 (adults), Dhs90 (kids aged six-11), free (kids aged five and below). Mon Dec 24-Wed Dec 26, 2pm-6pm. Palace Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Besh
Come together for the festive seasonal menu at Besh this December. Indulge in the festive favourites including roasted turkey breast
with trimmings.
Dhs155, free (kids). Dec 7 to Dec 30, 6.30pm-11pm. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).

Couqley
Festive menu for the ages with steak frites, escargots, Christmas turkey, new salmon gravlax and plenty more.
Dhs189. Dec 1-Jan 30, 2019, noon-2am. Cluster A, JLT (04 514 9339).

Epona
If you wake up fresh and early on Boxing Day it’s time to crack on with the festivities with a special brekkie. Set in the panoramic landscape at the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, it’s a family breakfast the kids will love, and they’ll even get free pony rides.
Dhs120 (adults), Dhs60 (kids aged six-11), free (kids aged five and below). Wed Dec 26, 8am-11.30am. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).

Maison Mathis Arabian Ranches
If you’re all Christmas-ed out and just want to settle down with your mates, it’s time to head to this Arabian Ranches spot. Enjoy a signature roast, with sporting action shown on indoor and outdoor screens.
Dhs163 (food only). Wed Dec 26, 7am-2am. Arabian Ranches, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (04 450 1313).

Nezesaussi Grill, Address Dubai Marina
Boxing Day Brunch: The Sin Bin serves up an added touch of merriment with season’s delights and festive carols on the jukebox.
Dhs199 (house beverages). Children are not allowed. Wed Dec 26, noon-4pm. Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).

Ranches Restaurant and Terrace
The family-friendly Boxing Day brunch the Arabian Ranches Golf Club and cooking up festive favourites and delicacies in its relaxed setting from noon until 4pm. And if you were good enough this year and got a new set of golf clubs from Santa, what better place to test them out.
Dhs240 (adults), Dhs120 (kids aged six-11), free (kids under five). Wed Dec 26, noon-4pm. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches (04 366 4700).

The Backyard
Kick back at this Boxing Day barbecue at The Backyard. Not only will you get to dig into some freshly grilled food, al fresco, there’s a live DJ too.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages). Wed Dec 26, noon-4pm, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay (04 369 0000).

The Blacksmith Smokehouse
Tuck into holiday stuffing balls or cranberry and ginger wings, plus slow-cooked mains of smoked chicken, duck or beef tenderloin.
Dhs149 per person (three-course meal with mulled grape). Daily 5pm-3am, throughout December.  Wyndham Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 407 8873).


DHS200-399

Al Forsan restaurant
Dinner buffet with special Christmas-inspired dishes including traditional festive roast turkey, desserts and beverages, with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Dhs295 per person (soft drinks), half price (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Dec 20 to Dec 30, 7pm-11pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road (04 809 6194)

Asia Asia
Celebrate the festive season in a gorgeous, chic Oriental setting with a delicious curated pan-Asian set menu with amazing views at this
Marina restaurant.
Festive Bali with four-course set menu: Dhs219 (soft drinks), Dhs419 (house beverages), Dhs519 (premium beverages); Festive Kyoto four-course set menu: Dhs319 (soft drinks), Dhs519 (house beverages), Dhs619 (premium beverages); Festive Shanghai four-course set menu: Dhs419 (soft beverages), Dhs619 (house beverages), Dhs719 (premium beverages). Until Dec 31. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 276 5900).

Azure Beach
Live it up by the beach at the Festive Beach barbecue, with a huge variety of hot and cold dishes, fresh fruit, and live barbecue station (obviously.)
Dhs200. Wed Dec 26, 7pm-9pm. Rixos Premium, JBR (04 342 192).

Boulevard Ballroom, Address Boulevard
Indulge in a tempting festive menu with themed decorations and a festive tree adding to the spectacular celebrations.
From Dhs350 per person, half price (kids aged six to 110, free (kids under six). Nov 6-Jan 15, 2019, 7pm-2am. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8213).

COYA Dubai
Popular restaurant COYA Dubai will ring in the festive season with special holiday inspired additions to the famous Latin American menu.
From Dhs300. Wed Dec 26, 7pm-midnight. Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2 (04 316 9600).

Ewaan
Surround yourself with family and friends as you delight in sumptuous offerings inspired by the season, both for lunch and dinner.
Dhs295 per person (soft drinks), Dhs395 per person (house beverages). Wed Dec 26, 12.30pm-3pm; 7pm-midnight. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Karma Kafé
Boasting breathtaking views of The Dubai Fountain and the famed Burj Khalifa, Karma Kafé offers a decadent fusion menu selection.
Festive Lotus four-course set menu:  Dhs219 (soft drinks), Dhs419 (house beverages), Dhs519 (premium beverages); Festive Dragonfly five-course set menu: Dhs319 (soft drinks), Dhs519 (house beverages), Dhs619 (premium beverages); Festive Imperial five-course set menu: Dhs419 (soft drinks), Dhs619 (house beverages), Dhs719 (premium beverages). Optional drinks-only package available on request. Until Dec 31. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).

Le Dune restaurant
Festive Italian set menu featuring festive flavours and beverages, with both indoor and outdoor seating and views of the exotic palm courtyard.
Dhs275 per person (soft beverages), Dhs700 per couple (house beverage), half price (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Dec 20 to Dec 30, 7pm-11pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road (04 809 6194).

LIMA Dubai
Experience a five-course Peruvian festive feast, featuring some of LIMA Dubai’s signature dishes.
Dhs340. Dec 24 to Dec 27, all day (three-hour package). The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (056 500 4571).

Lock, Stock & Barrel Barsha Heights
A festive brunch-style sharing menu with two hours of drinks. Expect three rounds of seasonally inspired dishes.
O Dhs349++ (house beverages). Available until December 31. Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 520 0049).

Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR – The Walk
A festive brunch-style sharing menu with two hours of drinks. Expect three rounds of seasonally inspired dishes.
Dhs349++ (house beverages). Available until December 31. Rixos Premium Dubai JBR (04 514 9195).

MATTO
A four-course festive menu includes the traditional roasted turkey, with a ricotta cheese, chestnut and braised pear onion twist. Intriguing.
Dhs220 per person. Nov 1 to Dec 31, noon-midnight. The Oberoi, Business Bay (052 604 3535).

Miss Tess
This “Kickboxing Brunch” promises to help you beat the post-Christmas blues.
Dhs228 (soft drinks), Dhs288 (house beverages). Wed Dec 26, 8pm-11pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (050 650 4988).

Publique
A three-hour brunch package running every evening and all day on Fridays.
Dhs295. Daily 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8550).

Q43
Dive into a scrumptious international spread of Q43 and festive favourites with an upbeat atmosphere and stunning views.
Dhs249 (set menu and a two-hour drinks package). Until December 31. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).

Toro + Ko
Try this 15-course menu experience featuring a variety of festive Spanish bites and tapas.
Dhs392. Dec 24 to Dec 27, all day (three-hour package). The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5433).

The Lobby Lounge, Address Boulevard
Sit back and relax, indoors or out, as you sip on aromatic festive-themed teas and a special selection of treats.
From Dhs259 (for two), half price (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8153).


DHS400-599

Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant
Festive dinner buffet with 10 live-cooking stations, Middle East cuisines. Live programme includes belly dancing and a live camel and horse show.
Dhs520 per person (soft beverages), half price (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Dec 20 to Dec 27, 7pm-11.30pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road (04 809 6194).

STK DOWNTOWN
Celebrate the festive season this year and indulge in a four-course set menu at ths newly opened steakhouse.
Dhs499 (two-hour beverage package and sharing set menu). Until December 31. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 425 3948).

STK JBR
Celebrate the festive season this year with a four-course set menu at the bustling STK JBR.
Dhs499 (two-hour beverage package and sharing set menu). Until December 31. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 394 1832).


À LA CARTE

carine
Enjoy a day filled with festive favourites at carine this Christmas. On the menu at the popular restaurant by chef Izu Ani is an array of seasonal favourites – as well as some
with a twist.
Dec 10-Dec 27, 7am-10.30pm. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 417 999).

Links
Celebrate Boxing Day with a relaxed all-day breakfast at this popular golf course spot, served until 4pm.
Wed Dec 26, 6.30am-4pm. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 363 1220).

Wavebreaker Beach and Grill
Christmas bites by the beach.
Dec 25-Dec 26. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2582).

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