174 Christmas Day restaurant offerings in Dubai

Festive brunches, lunches and dinners in Dubai

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Alfie’s
Celebrate Christmas the British way amid an intimate atmosphere.
Prices à la carte. 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).

Al Hambra
Spanish festive flavour with Navidad favourites and flamenco dancers.
Prices à la carte. 6pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).

Biggles

A special Christmas menu at this British-themed pub.
Prices à la carte. Noon-2am. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Brothaus Bakery-Bistro

Special German Christmas à la carte menu available. Free mulled grape on arrival.
Prices à la carte. 6.30am-1pm. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay (04 369 0000).

Cactus Jacks
Special Christmas menu with true Latino flavours.
Prices à la carte. 6pm-3am. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Cook Hall

Sample festive foods and mince pie while bopping along to old-school Christmas classics with a live band.
Prices à la carte. 5pm onwards. The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

Couqley

Festive dishes to order, including turkey dinner and foie gras poele.
Prices à la carte. Noon onwards. Cluster A, JLT (04 514 9339).

D70 Bar
Festive menu and drinks.
Prices à la carte. 6pm-2am. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Da Vinci's
Start the festive season in true Italian style.
Prices à la carte. Noon-midnight. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

DXB Grill
Special Christmas menu and grilled meat favourites.
Prices à la carte. 7pm-midnight. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

La Cantine du Faubourg
Three-course festive meal.
Prices à la carte. Dec 1-31. Emirates Towers Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 352 7105).

Sean Connolly At Dubai Opera
À la carte three-course menu featuring classics.
Prices à la carte, free (kids under six from kids' menu). Noon-11pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 362 7312).

Trattoria Toscana
Feast on Italian favorites.
Prices à la carte. 11am-midnight. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).


Under Dhs300

3in1
For a chilled-out alternative Christmas Day, try the Urban Picnic Brunch.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house beverages), Dhs148 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 1pm-5pm. Vida Downtown (04 888 3444).

Accents Restaurant

Brunch on Christmas Day, with live DJ and festive eats.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6669).

Alta Badia
Christmas three-course lunch.
Dhs275, Dhs400 (grape pairing), Dhs150 (kids aged four to 11). 1pm-3pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).

Ashiana
Three-course set menu and live band.
Dhs179 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 228 1111).

Atisuto
Fried chicken – Japan’s favourite Christmas dish – features in a seasonal four-course sharing menu.
Dhs179 (for two people). 10am-midnight (8am Ibn Battuta branch). Until Jan 15. Al Ghurair next to Spinneys Supermarket, Deira (800 284 7886). Other locations: Bay Square, Ibn Battuta Mall.

Ayamna
Set menu featuring Ayamna grill or traditional roast turkey with chestnut and oriental rice. Ages eight and above.
Dhs225, half-price (kids menu). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Bayside Restaurant & Terrace

Lazy buffet breakfast.
Dhs135. 6.30pm-10.30pm. Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay (04 369 0000).

Besh Turkish Kitchen
Celebrate with jolly Saint Nick and carol singers.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs329 (house beverages), Dhs429 (sparkling grape), Dhs99 (kids aged six to 13). 1pm-4pm. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).

BiCE Ristorante
Christmas Day brunch feast.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs430 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2520).

Bidi Bondi
Festive-inspired signature Angus beef burger curated by “Santa’s little helpers”.
From Dhs80. 10am-10pm. Throughout Dec. Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).

Big Chefs

Festive set menu at this Italian spot in New Dubai.
Dhs120 (set menu). 8pm-midnight. The Beach, opposite JBR (04 551 5302). Other locations: BoxPark, Riverland Dubai.

Boardwalk
Christmas Day brunch with festive food.
Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (house beverages), 350 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

Boca
European dishes with a Christmassy twist.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs590 (bubbly). Call for times. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 323 1833).

Boulevard Kitchen
Festive brunch at this casual Arabesque restaurant.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs115 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 1pm-5pm. Manzil Downtown (04 428 5928).

Brasserie Quartier

Enjoy French cuisine from an extravagant festive menu.
Dhs495 (includes a delectable buffet and soft drinks), Dhs595 (includes a delectable buffet, soft drinks and house beverages), Dhs695 (includes a delectable buffet, soft drinks, house beverages and bubbly) Children under 12 years of age enjoy 50 percent off and children under 4 dine with our compliments.. 12.30pm-3.30pm. The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

Cabana
Live cooking stations, mulled beverage creations and roast turkey with trimmings. A live DJ and children’s activity area.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs150 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids aged five and under). Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8888).

Casa de Tapas
Spanish brunch including traditional desserts such as turron, crema catalana and churros con chocolate.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), 299 (house beverages), Dhs349 (sparkling grape). 12.30pm-4pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).

Certo
Two venues, one festive brunch. Enjoy holiday favorites at Certo and Icon Lounge to get you into a jolly mood.
Dhs229 (soft drinks), Dhs329 (house beverages), Dhs99 (kids aged nine to 11). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9131).

Chef’s House
A festive family-friendly buffet featuring traditional roasts, pies, pastries and more, plus children's entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (selected house beverages), Dhs99 (kids aged five to 11). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Counter Culture Café

Enjoy a casual Christmas lunch indoors or outdoors with turkey and festive treats.
Dhs175 (food only). Noon-6pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

Day & Night Restaurant

Enjoy roast turkey and all the trimmings.
From Dhs55. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites & Apartments (04 381 8888).

Delphine Restaurant
Hollywood Brunch buffet, live singer and a visit from Santa.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8623).

Dusit Thani Dubai

A medley of culinary offerings at this festive celebration.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages and welcome glass of bubbly), Dhs425 (free flow of house beverages, sparkling grape and welcome glass of bubbly), Dhs115 (kids aged six to 12). 12.30pm-4pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Eggspectation
Feast on berry and brioche French toast, gingerbread waffles with cinnamon apple compote and red velvet chocolate pancakes.
Dhs40. Throughout Dec. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 240 6877). Other location: The Beach, opposite JBR (04 430 7252).

El Sur
An authentic Spanish celebration with an array of authentic tapas including padron peppers and patatas bravas.
Two-for-one deal: Dhs198 (unlimited tapas and soft drinks), Dhs395 (unlimited tapas and house beverages). 12.30pm-3.30pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 399 7700).

ET Sushi
Catch up with friends and family over a three-course set Japanese menu with all the favourites.
Dhs180 (mocktail). Noon-midnight. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 323).

Ewaan

Indulge in a festive buffet featuring traditional roasts, pies, pastries and more.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 7pm-midnight. Palace Downtown (04 888 3444).

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown
Enjoy a dinner buffet at The Eatery including holiday favorites such as roast turkey.

Dhs95 (soft drinks), Dhs150 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Downtown Dubai (04 501 3115).

Grapeskin

Wear your Christmas jumper and get a free mulled drink.
Dhs150 (homemade festive punch jug), Dhs30 (mulled beverages). From Dec 10-25. 4pm-1am. La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk (054 309 5948).

Galeries Lafayette, Le Gourmet
A two-course lunch including turkey and trimmings. À la carte menu available at The Dubai Mall branch.
From Dhs95. 10am-11pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 403 3033).

Galvin Dubai
A traditionally British three-course meal with a European twist, plus a glass of bubbly.
From Dhs295. Noon-11.30pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5444).

Garden on 8
Christmas Day roast brunch with four live cooking stations.
Dhs199 (unlimited food). 12.30pm-4pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Hoi An
Explore 50 festive flavours of Vietnam, with unlimited Vietnamese tapas.
Dhs230 (food only), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

JB’s Gastropub
Festive lunch with soup, salad, a main course and dessert buffet, plus live DJ.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Amwaj Rotana JBR (04 428 2000).

Jodhpur Royal Dining
Nine-course tasting menu.
Dhs259 (food only, excluding tax), Dhs175 (grape pairing, excluding tax). 7pm-11.30pm. Roda Al Murooj, Downtown Dubai (04 355 9846).

Jones the grocer
Set menu with mulled grape and a glass of bubbly.
Dhs190 (including drinks). Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills 2 (04 417 9999).

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai

Enjoy the celebratory setting of The Market Place, Bamboo Lagoon and Hofbräuhaus.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs75 (kids aged six to 12). Noon-4pm. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).

Kalea
Traditional festive buffet with a unique island twist featuring live entertainment and a visit from Santa.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids aged four to 12). 1pm-5pm. Lapita Hotel Dubai, Dubai Parks And Resorts, Jebel Ali (04 810 9421).

Karma Kafé
Enjoy delightful pan-Asian fusion food combining the best of the orient and modern cuisine, with three set menus to choose from.
Festive Lotus four-course set menu: Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (premium beverages); Festive Dragonfly five-course set menu: Dhs299 (soft beverages), Dhs499 (house beverages), Dhs599 (premium beverages); Festive Imperial five-course set menu: Dhs399 (soft beverages), Dhs599 (house beverages), Dhs699 (premium beverages). Until Dec 30. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).

Katana Dubai
Kurisumasu (Christmas Day) brunch featuring 25-course sharing menu for two.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages with bubbly). Noon- 4pm. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 277 8808).

Liwan Restaurant
Enjoy roast turkey, tender grills and Christmas carols from a festive choir. Santa will distribute gifts for children.
From Dhs199 (soft drinks). 12.30pm-4pm. Swissotel Al Ghurair Dubai, Deira (04 293 3262).

Lakeview
Christmas Day brunch with views of the Creek.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages with sparkling grape). Noon-4pm, 7pm-11pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

Lock, Stock & Barrel
Proper festive roast with stuffed turkey and all the extras, plus festive brunch every Friday throughout December, featuring three rounds of seasonally inspired dishes and mulled beverages.
Festive Roast: Dhs129. Sat-Sun. Festive Brunch: Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). Dec 1-30, call for times. Rixos Premium Dubai, The Walk, JBR (04 520 0049); Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (04 514 9195).

Loumi Restaurant
Buffet with pool access, Santa Claus visit, entertainment and kids’ activities.
Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (ten house beverages), Dhs55 (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Noon-4pm. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Lucky Voice

A three-course Christmas lunch featuring traditional favourites, live DJ, a lip sync battle and Christmas karaoke.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs450 (sparkling grape). 2pm-6pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (800 58259).

Mashrabiya Lounge
Festive afternoon tea with baked log cakes, stollen, sparkling sweet treats and delicious hot chocolate drinks.
Dhs155 per person (hot chocolate for Dhs45 per person). Noon-6pm. Dec 1 to Jan 6. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

Méridien Village Terrace
An al fresco feast for family and friends. All-you-can-eat traditional Christmas brunch.
Day brunch: Dhs279 (house beverages), Dhs330 (sparkling grape), Dh130 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six); Dinner: Dhs269 (house beverages), Dhs299 (premium package), Dhs130 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Day brunch: 12.30pm-3.30pm; Dinner: 8.30pm-11.30pm; Happy Hour 3pm-4pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 217 0000).

Mundo
Christmas Day brunch at this international restaurant.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs600 (house beverages), Dhs750 (bubbly), Dhs125 (kids aged four to 11), free (kids under four). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).

Na3Na3
Family-friendly brunch featuring the likes of roast turkey plus trimmings and Yule logs.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs150 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids aged five and under). 12.30pm-4pm. Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8893/8894).

Nasimi Restaurant

The Q BBQ with dishes such as garlic and peppered roasted Atlantis rib-eye steak and horseradish beetroot-glazed salmon steaks. DJ and a visit by Santa.
Dhs295 (excluding beverages), Dhs125 (kids excluding drinks). 1pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

NAY Lebanese Restaurant

Authentic Middle Eastern buffet, seafood on ice, mezze and fresh salads, plus a live barbecue station and Christmas-themed desserts.
Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs200 (house beverages), Dhs250 (bubbly), free (kids under 12). Noon-4pm. Somewhere Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 561 0600).

Nezesaussi Grill

Roast turkey plus trimmings, with flavours inspired by south of the equator.
Dhs179 (three beverages) Dhs85 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 7pm-10pm. Manzil Downtown (04 428 5927).

Nineteen
Festive brunch with traditional dishes and more.
Dhs245 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house beverages), half price (kids aged five to 11). 12.30pm-4pm. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 888 3444).

Nosh

Christmas buffet with roasted meats, carvings, seafood and Christmas trimmings. Plus a range of fun activities for kids.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

Olea Levantine Restaurant
Brunch featuring all the seasonal favourites and international and contemporary cuisine, plus a live band playing festive music and a play area for kids.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs145 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 1pm-5pm. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).

Pai Thai
Festive sharing menu at this Southeast Asian former Time Out Dubai award-winner.
Dhs280 (food only), Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs600 (house beverages and sparkling grape). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).

Palermo

A festive carvery.
Dhs165 (soft drinks); Dhs90 (kids aged six to 12); free (kids aged five and under). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Al Qudra Road (04 888 3444).

Penrose Lounge
Festive afternoon tea with treats created by executive chef Matt Dahlkemper, with surprise giveaways.
Dhs190 (with special tea pairing or hot chocolate, excluding tax), Dhs290 (bubbly, excluding tax). Daily 3pm-6pm. Until Jan 7. Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC (04 506 0000).

Perry & Blackwelder’s

Two-course set menu to ring in the festive cheer in a casual American-style bar.
Dhs250. 11am-11.30pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Publique

Enjoy an Alpine experience at this ski-themed restaurant.
Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (selected beverages and mixed drinks), Dhs29 (happy hour on selected drinks). Noon-3.30pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8550).

Pure Sky Lounge & Dining

Christmas Day brunch.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverage). 5.30pm-9pm. Hilton Dubai, The Walk, JBR (04 374 7888).

Trader Vic’s Madinat Jumeirah
Christmas menus including smoked salmon or pan-seared foie gras for starters, monkfish, lamb shank or the traditional rolled stuffed turkey for mains, plus Christmas dessert sampler platter and mixed drinks.
From Dhs198 (group set menu), Dhs298 (three-course dinner menu). Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5646).

Q43
International food including seasonal favourites, served to an upbeat atmosphere and stunning views of The Palm Jumeirah from the 43rd floor.
Set menu one: Dhs199 (three courses, food only), Dhs349 (three courses, including beverages); set menu two: Dhs299 (three courses, food only), Dhs449 (three courses, including beverages). Until Dec 30. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).

Ronda Locatelli
Christmas lunch featuring borlotti beans, soup and mussels, pan-fried black bass and panettone butter pudding with honey truffle ice cream.
Dhs190 (three-course set menu excluding beverages), Dhs240 (four-course set menu excluding beverages). Noon-3pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Royal China
Try a set Seafood Gourmet menu over three courses, or a set house dinner menu, also served over three courses.
Dhs265 (Dinner), Dhs418 (Seafood Gourmet). 11.30am-11.30pm. DIFC (04 354 5543).

Saffron Restaurant
A sizzling brunch or dinner feast with signature Asian dishes and a visit from Santa.
Dhs260 (excluding beverages), Dhs595 (selected house beverages). Brunch: 12.30pm-4pm; Dinner: 7pm -11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Salero Tapas & Bodega
Celebrate Feliz Navidad with a three-course tapas menu.
From Dhs200. Noon-1am. Dec 7-26. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).

Seasonal Tastes
Enjoy a full Christmas carvery, a special vegan section, selection of festive-inspired beverages and three hours of great music. Children can enjoy an elf workshop.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverage), Dhs575 (premium bubbly). 1pm-4.30pm. Every Friday throughout December. The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

Shai Salon

Mountains of mince pies, delicious sandwiches, seasonally inspired macarons and pastries at this festive afternoon tea.
Dhs190. 3pm-11pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 270 7777).

Shang Palace
Enjoy a taste of China this Christmas with a ten-course family set menu, including a Chinese-style turkey.
Dhs288 (food only), Dhs478 (house beverages). 4pm, 7pm-midnight. Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Sultan’s Lounge
Festive afternoon tea with traditional delights and a life-sized gingerbread house.
Dhs220 (signature tea selection), Dhs250 (glass of grape). 2.30pm-6.30pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Table 9
All-day Christmas brunch. Seven-course set meal.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages). 12.30pm-9pm. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).

The Agency
Tuck into a turkey roast dinner at this popular grape bar.
Dhs180 (half a bottle of house grape). Noon-1am. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

The Atlantic Dubai
Seafood from a set menu, plus unlimited beverages.
Festive Seahorse set menu: Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (premium beverages); Festive Coral set menu: Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs449 (house beverages), Dhs549 (premium beverages); Festive Pearl set menu: Dhs349 (soft drinks), Dhs549 (house beverages), Dhs649 (premium beverages). Until Dec 30. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 442 5662).

The Edge
Enjoy a poolside barbecue with an array of delicious options at this relaxed, family-friendly destination.
Lunch: À la carte; BBQ: Dhs215 (excluding beverages). Lunch: 12.30pm-5pm; BBQ 6pm-11pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

The Exchange Grill

This fancy steakhouse is serving up a four-course menu including grape pairing.
Dhs250 (food only), Dhs399 (including grape pairing). 7pm-midnight. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

The Irish Village

The perfect spot for a family Christmas Day lunch with live music and a visit from Santa.
Dhs199, Dhs99 (kids under 12). Noon-4pm (reservations only). Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 282 4750).

The Talk
Festive buffet featuring traditional dishes and live stations. Jazz band, kids' corner, festive carols and a visit from Santa.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), half-price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).

Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar
Mixing two of our favourite events – Christmas and brunch. The Xmas Day Buffet Brunch includes turkey with the trimmings, unlimited drinks and music.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs449 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (050 345 6067).

urban bar & kitchen

Naughty or Nice Brunch: Wear red if you're naughty or green if you're nice. A long brunch with overflowing nibbles, roasts and buckets of Spanish mixed drinks.
Dhs159 (soft drinks), Dhs269 (house beverages). 12.30pm-6pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo
Christmas brunch buffet plus entertainment from a Christmas choir.
Dhs219 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs379 (premium beverages), Dhs109 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 228 1111).

Yuan

An unconventional festive feast, with the Chinese tradition of drinking tea while eating dim sum.
Dhs218 (soft drinks), (Dhs388 (house beverages), Dhs109 (kids aged four to 11). Noon-3pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Zuma
A festive dinner the Japanese way at this excellent spot.
Dhs130 (Zuma Ebisu lunch menu). à la carte also available. 12.30pm-3.30pm (lunch), 7pm-midnight (dinner). Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 425 5660).

Dhs300-499

101 dining Lounge & Marina
Christmas Day four-course lunch set menu.
Dhs450 (excluding beverages), Dhs550 (a glass of bubbly), Dhs250 (kids aged six to 12). 7pm-11pm. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1030).

360°
Festive party brunch.
Dhs450 (free flow of beverages). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Al Bahou
Dig into turkey, roast beef, lamb and more, plus the usual extras.
Dhs449 (soft drinks), Dhs599 (house beverages), Dhs799 (bubbly), Dhs225 (kids aged seven to 12), Dhs99 (kids aged three-six), free (kids under three). 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).

Al Forsan restaurant

Lavish Christmas Day brunch, kids’ activities including pony rides and Santa visit.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs665 (selected house beverages), Dhs795 (sparkling grape), Dhs250 (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). 1pm-4pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road (04 809 6194).

Amaseena
A festive buffet filled with Arabic delicacies and seafood, plus a live Arabic duo performance, tanoura and belly dance.
Dhs350 (soft drinks) Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs200 (kids aged five to 12). 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).

Amwaj Rotana
Dig into delights from Rosso and Benihana, plus a traditional roast. There will also be a visit from Santa and live cooking stations.
Dhs339 (soft drinks), Dhs449 (bubbly), Dhs649 (premium bubbly), Dhs150 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4.30pm. The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).

Beach Bar & Grill

Christmas day lunch set menu.
Dhs330, Dhs610 (selected house beverages). One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh (04 399 9999).

BQ – French Kitchen & Bar

An upmarket Christmas brunch with a Parisian twist. Live band, seafood and oyster bar, live beef carving station and gourmet desserts.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages), Dhs695 (bubbly), half-price (kids aged four to 12), free (kids under four). 12.30pm-3.30pm. The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

Brasserie 2.0

An array of festive favourites and culinary delights.
Dhs475 (unlimited soft drinks), Dhs625 (selected house beverages), Dhs950 (bubbly). 1.30pm-4.30pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).

Bread Street Kitchen
Starter and seafood stations, cheese and bread station and main courses. Live singer and Lost Chambers access.
Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs95 (per child). 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Butcha Steakhouse & Grill

Lunch and dinner with à la carte specials.
Dhs360 (for two). 10am-11pm. The Beach, opposite JBR (04 343 1157).

Celebrities
White Glove Festive Brunch – an elegant four-course culinary experience by executive chef Laurent Michel.
Dhs460, Dhs740 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh (04 399 9999).

Chival

A traditional German goose meal served with six delectable sides. Also available for takeaway.
Dhs450 (for two, half a goose), Dhs750 (for four, full goose). Lunch and dinner, call for times. La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 403 3111).

Constellation Ballroom
The ballroom at Address Dubai Marina will transform into a Winter Wonderland. Expect brunch with traditional roast and trimmings, live music, Santa and more.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs625 (bubbly), Dhs150 (kids aged 11 and under), free (kids aged five and under). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Dubai Marina (04 438 8888).

COYA
Christmas brunch at this Latin American award-winner.
Dhs333 (soft drinks), Dhs555 (house beverages), Dhs666 (premium bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2 (04 316 9600).

Dunes Café

Festive buffet featuring dishes from around the world, traditional turkey, Christmas choir and an appearance from Santa Claus.
Dhs375 (food only), Dhs475 (house beverages), Dhs605 (bubbly), Dhs175 (kids aged five to 12). 7pm-11pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Farriers
Christmas Day brunch buffet, supervised kids’ activities, live band and visit from Santa. Al fresco area overlooking the racecourse.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (house beverages), Dhs795 (bubbly), half-price (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Noon-4pm. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).

Feast

Roast brunch topped with all the trimmings including beef Wellington and Yule logs.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages), Dhs695 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4444).

Flow Kitchen

Expect smoked salmon, turkey, roasties, stuffing and dessert selection featuring gingerbread cookies, panettone bread pudding, mince pie and crème brûlée.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs195 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

folly by Nick & Scott

Channelling all things festive, the British duo are serving up a traditional Christmas menu as a home away from home.
Dhs495 (set menu), Dhs350 (additional for grape pairing). 4pm-8pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8535).

Frankie’s italian Bar & Grill

Exclusive white truffle menu for an indulgent treat this holiday season, including one free bottle of bubbly with a table for four.
Dhs320. Fri-Sun noon-3pm, 7pm-1am; Mon-Thu noon-3pm, 6pm-1am. JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai Marina (04 399 4311).

Gaucho Dubai

Christmas Day brunch in a stylish Argentinian setting.
Christmas Brunch Packages: Dhs420 (Rudolph the Reindeer), Dhs495 (Santa Claus), Dhs595 (Jingle Bells), Dhs695 (Snowflake), Dhs100 (brunch extension). 12pm-6pm (brunch served from noon onwards). Gate Village 5, DIFC (04 422 7898).

Geales

Enjoy a British-inspired Christmas with classic pudding and an array of festive sweet treats while celebrating with a live band.
Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (selected house beverages), Dhs200 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).

Graze
Turkey accompanied by six sumptuous sides. Also available for takeaway.
Dhs450 (for two, half a turkey), Dhs750 (for four, full turkey). Lunch and dinner. La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk (04 403 3111).

Great British Restaurant

Live carving stations – and don't miss the Yorkshire puddings (as if you would).
Dhs425 (soft drinks), Dhs525 (house beverages and sparkling grape), Dhs625 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. DUKES Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1111).

Hakkasan Dubai
Festive menu including small eats, main course, dessert, welcome mixed drink and water (minimum of two).
Dhs438. 7pm-12.30am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).

Il Capo

Indulge in a festive set menu paired with selected grape, while enjoying live carols.
Dhs399 (soft drinks), Dhs599 (mixed drinks, grape and bubbly). 7pm onwards. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 437 3333).

Imperium
Christmas buffet.
Dhs475 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages), Dhs795 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Kaleidoscope
Seasonal sparkle with festive flavours and styles.
Lunch: Dhs320 (excluding beverages), Dinner: Dhs220 (excluding beverages). 12.30pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Atlantis The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Latest Recipe

Christmas buffet.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (bubbly and house beverages), Dhs175 (kids aged six to 11). 1pm-4pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7373).

Le Cirque
This French eatery by way of New York is serving a three-course menu of comforting dishes from the Gallic nation, plus a traditional buche de Noel (Yule log).
Dhs325 (food only). Noon-11.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton DIFC (04 372 2444).

Legends
Festive brunch at this golf club steakhouse.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (selected beverages with sparkling grape). Noon-3.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

Le Petit Belge
Enjoy Christmas at your own pace with a four-hour package offering limitless drinks and Christmas classics.
Dhs300, free (kids under 12). Noon until late. Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel & Residence, Cluster T, JLT (04 242 7794).

Lima
Christmas Day with a Peruvian twist. Gather friends and family for a lively yet laid-back festive evening brunch.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs500 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (056 500 4571).

Manava
Christmas brunch with festive decorations, dishes for the family, a live choir and a special visitor from the North Pole.
Dhs485 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages), Dhs260 (ages 12 to 20), Dhs130 (kids aged five to 11), free (kids under five). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 6600).

Marina Social Dubai
Celebrate Christmas with a special interpretation of modern British cuisine that can be enjoyed in the restaurant or on the terrace.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).

Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen

Enjoy Mexican cuisine with mouth-watering sharing plates bursting with the colours and flavours of Mexico.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs500 (selected house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).

McGettigan’s JLT

Traditional roast, all the extras and a proper Christmas pud.
Dhs399. Noon-10pm. Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, JLT (04 356 0470).

Nobu
Celebrate with a sprinkle of uniqueness and a drizzle of luxury. DJ at the Nobu Bar.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs585 (house beverages), Dhs650 (bubbly). Only 10 years and above are allowed. Noon-3pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Nomad

Turkey stations, succulent carvery and festive desserts.
Dhs330 (soft drinks), Dhs 550 (house beverages), Dhs175 (kids aged four to 12), free (kids under four). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8458).

Observatory Bar & Grill

Enjoy brunch with a mouth-watering spread of festive dishes, drinks and free-flowing bubbly. The resident DJ will provide the entertainment and Santa will pay a visit.
Dhs499 (drinks package). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

Plaj

Bask in the sun at this Christmas Day barbecue and enjoy scrumptious meats and refreshing beverages.
Dhs425 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages), Dhs755 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Prime Steakhouse
Four-course Christmas Day set menu with a half-bottle of house grape. Live piano and views of Meydan Racecourse.
Dhs390 (food only), Dhs550 (half bottle of house grape). 7pm-11.30pm. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).

Qasr Al Sultan

Christmas decorations and a visit from Santa complete with a sleigh of gifts.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages), Dhs250 (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Jebel Ali (800 785 826).

Quattro Passi

Celebrate Christmas the Italian way as chef Giuseppe Pezzella presents a carefully crafted four-course “Giorno di Natale” menu.
Dhs380, Dhs550 (grape pairing). 12.30pm-3pm. Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai (04 455 9988).

Ranches Restaurant

Indulge in turkey and all the trimmings. Expect gifts from Santa for kids and live music.
Dhs315 (adults), Dhs170 (kids). Noon-4pm. Arabian Ranches (04 888 3444).

Reform Social & Grill

Feast on a four-course Christmas brunch with traditional roast turkey and trimmings.
Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (four-course brunch menu with house beverages), Dhs530 (house beverages), Dhs660 (Italian bubbly), Dhs195 (Christmas menu kids aged eight to 14), Dhs55 (brunch kids under eight). Noon-3pm table availability (four-hour drinks package). The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).

Roberto’s

Enjoy a four-course dinner menu, plus Christmas mixed drinks and free aperitivo bites, while listening to a live DJ and band at this popular restaurant in DIFC.
Dhs350 (four-course menu), Dhs550 (four-course menu with grape pairing), À la carte (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Aperitivo: 4pm-8pm; Notte di Natale: 7pm. Gate Village 1, DIFC (04 386 0066).

Shiba

Chinese and Japanese four-course menu. Indoor or al fresco seating.
Dhs390 (food only), Dhs550 (half bottle of house grape). 7pm-11.30pm. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar

Lunch set menu with prawn, turkey and puddings. À la carte menu for dinner with live two-piece band.
Dhs395 (with a welcome mixed drinks). Lunch: 12.30pm-4pm; Dinner: 7pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, The Palm (0 4 426 2622).

Sea Fu
A set menu of Asian cuisine with stunning sea views.
Dhs450 (soft drinks). 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-11pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 270 7777).

Seagrill Restaurant and Lounge

Enjoy a three-course Mediterranean meal in the sun with a drink on the terrace. Free access to pool and gardens.
Dhs300 (adults), Dhs195 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 10am-7pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

Sloane’s

Festive lunch with a visit from Santa.
Dhs490 (soft drinks), Dhs640 (selected house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

SUQ Restaurant
Enjoy Christmas Day with your loved ones by indulging in a brunch brimming with festive food. Expect live music and kids’ activities.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (house beverages), Dhs850 (bubbly), Dhs250 (kids aged six to 12), free kids under six). 1pm-4pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 270 7777).

The Artisan

Dive in with the four-course Feast Of The Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition, with a choice of appetisers inspired by the sea.
Dhs360 (excluding tax). Noon-4pm. Burj Daman, DIFC (04 338 8133).

The Beach Bar & Grill
Festive lunch set menu featuring surf and turf of beef tenderloin and lobster or roasted turkey with black truffle.
Dhs330, Dhs610 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh (04 399 9999).

The City Grill
A plush spread of starters, mains and prime cuts of meat.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (house beverages), Dhs470 (sparkling grape). The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0088).

The Croft
Enjoy a traditional roast, Christmas specialities and live entertainment.
Dhs325 (food only). From 12.30pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

The Eloquent Elephant

Enjoy a long, leisurely lunch from a three-course menu including smoked salmon, roast turkey, Christmas pudding and other festive faves at the reigning winner of Time Out Dubai’s Best Pub Food award.
Dhs399 (soft drinks), Dhs499 (house beverages), Dhs599 (bubbly). 2pm-6pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3100).

The Restaurant at Address Boulevard

While the band plays festive music, indulge in a three-course set menu with a selection of dishes.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs525 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

The Rib Room

Three-course lunch featuring a selection of grilled meats.
Dhs350 (a glass of mulled grape). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).

Toro + Ko

Savour Christmas brunch the Spanish way, with no turkey and no Brussels sprouts to be found.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly). 7.30pm-11.30pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5433).

Dhs500-699

Beachcombers
Pan-Asian cuisine and a whole range of activities for kids.
Dhs685 (house beverages), Dhs750 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

BLVD On One

Christmas Day brunch with festive fun and treats.
Dhs550. 12.30pm-3pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 9988).

Bubbalicious

Bubbalicious Christmas brunch at Blue Orange, Hunters and Spice Emporium.
Delicious: Dhs595 (bubbly and soft drinks), Bubbalicious: Dhs750 (bubbly and house beverages), Dhs350 (kids aged six to 11). 1pm-4pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7139).

Caravan
Indulge in festive favourites from multiple live stations.
Dhs550 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (house beverages), Dhs850 (bubbly), Dhs200 (kids aged five to 12). 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).

D&A
Christmas brunch.
Dhs685 (house beverages), Dhs750 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

La Parrilla
Great food and amazing views from this outstanding 25th-floor restaurant.
Dhs685 (house beverages), Dhs750 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Latitude
Buffet and family-friendly entertainment.
Dhs685 (house beverages), Dhs750 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

See Raffles Ballroom and Raffles Garden transform into a winter wonterland, with a day of food (including a traditional carvery), drinks, music and and entertainment for the kids. Don't forget a visit from Santa too.
Dhs685 (house beverages), Dhs475 (soft drinks). 1pm-4.30pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

STAY by Yannick Alléno
Christmas Day five-course dinner set menu.
Dhs525 (excluding beverages). Children above nine years old are welcome. 7pm-11pm. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1030).

Villa Beach and Beach lounge

Christmas Day barbecue.
Dhs685 (selected beverages and Italian bubbly), Dhs750 (selected beverages and bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Dhs700+

Jumeirah Al Qasr
Christmas brunch spread across this hotel’s The Hide, Arboretum and Al Hambra.
Dhs850 (house beverages), Dhs375 (kids aged four to 11), free (kids under four). 12.30pm-4pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).

Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara

Enjoy a six-course degustation menu next to a magnificent aquarium at this eye-popping spot helmed by the Michelin-starred chef.
Dhs995 (house beverages). 12.30pm-3pm. Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Ossiano

This underwater restaurant at Atlantis The Palm is serving up an eight-course menu. Open for ages ten and above. Live entertainment will be provided by Salha and the Million Dollar Band.
Dhs995 (set menu). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2622).

Pierchic
All the seafood you could want, to stunning views.
Dhs750 (house beverages), Dhs850 (bubbly), Dhs375 (kids aged four to 11), free (kids under four). 12.30pm-4pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).

Prime68
Enjoy a festive six-course set menu.
Dhs750 (house beverages). 6pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

Rhodes W1

All-day festive set menu.
Dhs1,200 (selected house beverages). 1pm-10pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

The Palmery
Discover a refreshing Christmas dining experience with a laid-back feel and an incredible selection of international dishes and festive favourites.
Dhs750 (house beverages), Dhs190 (kids aged four to 11), free (kids under four). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).

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