Head to Mazina at The Address Dubai Marina for a family feast on December 25 at the Christmas Sleigh Brunch. Tuck into turkey with all the trimmings if you fancy a traditional festive meal – or if you are craving something more exotic, take your pick from a wide choice of international dishes and live cooking stations. As always at this family-friendly brunch, little diners will be well catered for with live entertainment and plenty of activities.
When? December 25, 12 to 4pm
Where? The Address Dubai Marina, next to Marina Mall, www.theaddress.com (04 436 7777).
How much? Dhs495 with free-flowing house beverages, Dhs320 with soft drinks. Dhs320 for kids.
Al Bahou Festive Brunch at Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel
There’s a reason the Al Bahou brunch at Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel is a firm family favourite in Dubai. It’s partly down to the delicious spread of international cuisine and partly down to how kid-friendly the brunch is, with entertainment including bouncy castles, face painting, and magicians, plus with a traditional choir, live band and an appearance from Santa. Due to the popularity last year, the brunch on Christmas Day is already sold out, but lucky for us, it’s on Boxing Day too!
Where? Al Bahou, Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, Adjacent to Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall, www.moevenpick-hotels.com (04 444 0000).
How much? Dhs495 with sparkling beverages, Dhs395 with house beverages, Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs95 for kids aged 6-12 years old, Free for kids aged zero to six.
The Madinat Souk Amphitheatre Christmas Brunch
You can’t get much more Christmassy than the Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market – and booking a table at the al fresco Souk Amphitheatre Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day will give you exclusive access between 12pm and 5pm. Kids can enjoy the market’s activities, including ice skating rink, snow fight zone, horizontal bungee, train ride, snow globe house, and much more. Foodwise, you can expect a grand feast of traditional festive food, alongside international dishes, live cooking stations, and a full range of drinks. Each table will also enjoy a personal visit from Father Christmas.
When? December 25, 12pm to 5pm
Where? Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.jumeirah.com (04 366 8888).
How much? Dhs850 for adults, Dhs500 for kids aged 12-20 years, Dhs250 for kids aged four to 11, free for kids aged zero to three.
Blades Picnic Brunch at Al Badia Golf Course
Dubai’s famous picnic brunch is hosting a Christmas Day and Boxing Day brunch this festive season. With the picturesque backdrop of Al Badia Golf Course, you can feast on a selection of festive favourites, while lounging on rugs spread on the lawn and enjoying live acoustic music. Meanwhile, the kids will be kept busy with entertainment from the Big Moo Company.
When? December 25, 11.30am to 3.30pm, and December 26, 12pm to 4pm.
Where? Blades at Al Badia Golf Club, by InterContinental Dubai Festival City, www.albadiagolfclub.ae (04 6010 101).
How much? December 25: Dhs325 with soft drinks, Dhs425 with house beverages, Dhs165 for kids aged five to 12. December 26: Dhs375 with house beverages, Dhs275 with soft drinks, Dhs135 for kids aged five to 12.
Christmas Day Brunch Under the Arabian Sky at Ritz Carlton Dubai
Take the family to the brunch at Ritz Carlton Dubai, where you can choose to sit outside in the hotel’s landscaped gardens, complete with scenic views of the Gulf, or sit inside at the newly opened Caravan restaurant. The hotel has a strong family-friendly reputation – and this brunch won’t disappoint, with activities, entertainment and a visit from Santa, and laid-back jazz for the adults.
When? December 25, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Where? Ritz Carlton Dubai, JBR, www.ritzcarlton.com (04 318 6150).
How much? Dhs995 with premium beverages and bubbly, Dhs825 with house beverages, Dhs575 with soft drinks and juices, Dhs300 for kids aged five to 12, free for kids aged zero to five.
Bubbalicious Christmas Brunch at The Westin
The Westin’s famous Bubbalicious Brunch will be back for Christmas Day, with Santa putting in an appearance and variety of kid’s entertainment, including jugglers, arts and crafts, and a petting zoo. The feast won’t disappoint either, with the vast brunch spread across three of the hotel’s restaurants, Blue Orange, Hunters, and Spice Emporium.
When? December 25, 1pm to 4pm
Where? The Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, www.westinminaseyahi.com (04 399 4141).
How much? Dhs850 (with champagne), Dhs590 (with soft drinks), Dhs300 for kids aged six to 11.
Christmas Day Brunch at Talk Restaurant, Movenpick Jumeirah Beach
Get into the Christmas spirit at the Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach. Fill your plates with food from the carving stations and delicious deserts, while listening to a soundtrack of live jazz. Little ones wont be bored, with a fun kid’s corner and a visit from Santa.
When? December 25, 12.30-4pm
Where? Movenpick Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina, www.moevenpick.com (04 449 8781).
How much? Dhs399 with alcoholic beverages, Dhs299 with soft drinks, 50% discount for kids aged six to 12, free for kids under six.
Festive Brunch at Imperium, Jumeriah Zabeel Saray
Take the family to this festive brunch at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on either Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Enjoy a range of tantalizing traditional gourmet delights and festive favourites, while the kids enjoy a visit from Santa. If the little people in your party want a change of scenery for an hour or two (and you fancy dining in peace), the Sinbads Kids Club will also be open throughout brunch.
When? December 25-26, 1pm to 4pm
Where? Imperium at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, www.jumeirah.com (04 453 0444).
How much? December 25: Dhs375 with soft drinks, Dhs495 with house beverages, Dhs650 with bubbly, Dhs190 for kids aged four to 12, free for kids aged zero to four. December 26: Dhs320 with soft drinks, Dhs450 with house beverages, Dhs610 with bubbly, Dhs160 for kids aged four to 12, free for kids aged zero to four.
Christmas Family Brunch at Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
With its family-friendly atmosphere, selection of mouthwatering dishes, and incredible views over the beach and Burj al Arab, we are long time fans of the Beachcombers Brunch. The special Christmas Brunch on December 25 will please the whole family, promising festive entertainment for little ones throughout the afternoon.
When? December 25, 1pm to 4pm
Where? Beachcombers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, next to Burj al Arab, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 0000).
How much? Dhs650 for adults 21 years and above, with prosecco, Dhs450 for kids aged 12 to 20 years old, Dhs312 for kids aged four to 11, free for kids under four.
Festive Nomad Brunch at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Kids love the brunch at Nomad, with regular entertainment and a dedicated food area for little diners. while adults can enjoy traditional festive cuisine.
When? December 25, 1pm-4pm
Where? Nomad, Ground Floor, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud, www.jumeirah.com (04 230 8555)
How much? Dhs550 with house beverages, Dhs330 with soft drinks, Dhs175 for kids aged six to 12 years, free for kids under six.