New Year's Day brunches in Dubai

Time Out Dubai has a definitive list of New Year's Day brunches in Dubai, including a la carte brunch, Dubai Marina brunches and Downtown Dubai brunches

Brunch
Under Dhs100

McGettigan’s JLT
The regular lunch and dinner menu will be available including the signature full Irish breakfast.  
Dhs90 (Irish breakfast with tea or coffee). McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, Bonnington Hotel, JLT, www.mcgettigans.com, contact@mcgettigans.com (04 378 0800). Also available at McGettigan’s DWTC, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 378 0800).

Nezesaussi Grill
Kick start the New Year with a traditional English fry up. A children’s menu is also available upon request.
Dhs45 (with choice of coffee, tea and soft drinks), Dhs65 (with of a choice of one house beverage), Dhs90 (bucket deal including a choice of selected house beverages). Manzil Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, www.vida-hotels.com/en/manzil, connect.downtown@vida-hotels.com (04 423 8899).

Dhs100-300

Al Forsan
A New Year’s Day dinner at this restaurant overlooking the desert.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs620 (bubbly). 7pm-11.30pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road, www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams (04 809 6498).

Al Sarab
An à la carte menu will be available with music from an oud player.
Dhs175 per person (minimum spend). 4pm-1am. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road, www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams (04 809 6498).

Anise
This brunch at Anise will have a spread of seafood favourites.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages and sparkling). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City, www.diningdfc.com, restaurantreservation.dfc@ihg.com (04 701 1127/28).

A.O.C French Brasserie
A brunch with a barbecue on the terrace, sushi and oyster bars, foie gras, live cooking stations, a range of seafood and a selection of French cheeses. There’s also a kids’ corner with a special buffet and activities.
Dhs230 (soft drinks), Dhs320 (house beverages), Dhs115 (children aged 13-17), free (children under 13). Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR, restaurants.dubaijbr@sofitel.com, www.sofitel-dubai-jumeirahbeach.com (04 448 4733).

Asia Asia
The Spice Route Brunch will introduce flavours, aromas and textures from the Far East through to the Middle East.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs449 (sparkling). Pier 7, Dubai Marina, www.asia-asia.com, info@asia-asia.com (04 276 5900).

Blades
An outdoor brunch set across the lawns of the Al Badia Golf Club. There will be international favourites, live tunes and plenty of activities for children.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages and sparkling). Noon-4pm. Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai, www.diningdfc.com, restaurantreservation.dfc@ihg.com (04 701 1127/28).

Celsius
A breakfast promotion with different dishes served hourly.
Dhs115. 6.30am-noon. Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).

Claw
Claw’s ‘Rockstar Brunch’.
Dhs229 (soft drinks), Dhs329 (house beverages), Dhs399 (selected beverages). Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, reservations@clawbbq.com (04 432 2300).

Choices
A brunch featuring international dishes, with games and activities for kids.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (selected beverages), Dhs300 (premium beverages), Dhs110 (children aged six-12). Al Bustan Rotana, Casablanca Street, Garhoud, fb.albustan@rotana.com, www.rotanatimes.com/albustanrotana (04 282 0000).

Crab Tavern Dubai
A late brunch with old school music from the 80s and 90s. Sharing platters of appetisers such as fried black pepper squid and Cajun shrimp will be served to start with, before heading onto mains like rump steak and pot roast chicken. A dessert platter with chocolate brownies, cheesecake and waffles will end the brunch.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages and special mixed beverages), Dhs395 (sparkling). Media One Hotel, Media City, reservations@crabtavern.ae, www.crabtavern.ae (04 420 7489).

CUT by Wolfgang Puck
A brunch with a modern take on the classic American steak restaurant.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs440 (selected beverages), Dhs640 (bubbly). The Address Downtown Dubai, www.myfestivedubai.com, dine@theaddress.com (04 888 3444).

Delphine
A New Year’s Day brunch with British breakfast dishes and main dishes from around the world. Enjoy international cuisine, featuring cold cuts and cured sliced meats, house-made gourmet terrines and salads, freshly-baked breads, a fresh seafood counter and desserts. Live entertainment from the in-house band.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (bubbly), Dhs650 (premium bubbly). 1pm-5pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, festive@h-hotel.com (04 501 8888).

Feast Restaurant
A New Year’s Day brunch of international flavours.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly), Dhs198 (children aged seven-11), free (children under six). 1pm-4pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.feastrestaurantdubai.com (04 503 4300).

Flavours Restaurant
A brunch featuring plenty of starters, mains and desserts, with two sittings available.
Dhs125 per person. 12.30pm-4pm or 7pm-10.30pm. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, dining@hsdubai.com, www.hawthornsuitesdubai.com (04 399 9979).

JA Ocean View Hotel
An afternoon brunch at Le Rivage with live music. Also includes drinks tokens for Girders.
Dhs179 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), half price (children aged seven-11), free (children under seven). 1.30pm-5pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR, eatout.ovh@jaresorts.com (04 814 5590).

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
A three-hour brunch with live cooking stations set up around The Market Place, Bamboo Lagoon and Hofbräuhaus. There will also be live entertainment and a kids’ play area.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs75 (children aged six-12). Noon-4pm. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira, jwdubai.dining@marriotthotels.com (04 607 7977).

Kanpai
An izakaya-style Friday brunch with a soundtrack by Kanpai’s resident DJ and after party.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, reserve@kanpaime.com (04 441 9262).

Le Classique
Family brunch of traditional French cuisine.
Dhs195 (members, food only), Dhs215 (guests of members, food only), Dhs235 (non-members), Dhs335 (members, selected grape), Dhs385 (guests of members, selected grape), Dhs405 (non-members, selected grape), Dhs395 (members, house beverages), Dhs415 (guests of members, house beverages), Dhs435 (non-members, selected beverages), Dhs65 (children aged five-12), free (children under five). Noon-4pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com, emiratesdining@dubaigolf.com (04 417 99999).

Mazina
A brunch with an international selection of dishes. Cold kitchen offerings, light Asian snacks and hearty main dishes will fill the counters while there will also be sweet snacks and pastries.
Dhs320 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs575 (bubbly). The Address Dubai Marina, www.myfestivedubai.com (04 436 7777).

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai
Brunch at Gozo Garden & Biggles with a selection of seafood and meat dishes, with entertainment for kids.
Dhs195 (food only), Dhs275 (house beverages), Dhs95 (children aged five-12). Millennium Airport Hotel, Airport Road, Casablanca Street, Garhoud, www.millenniumhotels.ae, dining.mahd@millenniumhotels.com (04 702 8888).

M’s
A selection of healthy breakfasts and traditional favourites including a turkey carvery. There will be a dedicated kids’ zone and after-brunch packages from 3pm to 6pm.
Dhs160 (food only), Dhs360 (selected beverages), Dhs55 (children aged five-12), free (children under five). Noon-3pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com, emiratesdining@dubaigolf.com (04 417 9999).

Nelson’s
A British brunch featuring a buffet spread of dishes.
Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs199 (selected beverages). Noon-4pm. Media Rotana, TECOM, fb.media@rotana.com (04 435 0201).

Original Wings & Rings
An à la carte brunch featuring quesadillas, wings, burgers, nachos and fries. Those who attend the New Year’s Eve party can get a 50 percent discount on the brunch (see listing on p38).
Dhs149 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Liberty House, DIFC, www.originalwingsandrings.ae (04 359 6900).

Pergolas
A selection of international dishes with live cooking stations set up and al fresco dining available on the terrace. There will also be a kids’ corner with a buffet and games.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (selected beverages), Dhs340 (premium beverages), Dhs110 (children aged six-12). Al Murooj Rotana, Al Saada Street, opposite The Dubai Mall, www.rotanatimes.com/almuroojrotana (04 321 1111).

Prego’s
A buffet featuring classic Italian dishes, including wood-fired pizzas. Music from DJ Rebecca.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs329 (selected beverages), Dhs99 (children aged 6-12). Noon-4pm. Media Rotana, TECOM, fb.media@rotana.com (04 435 0201).

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
A New Year’s Day brunch.
Dhs149 (food only), Dhs249 (house beverages), Dhs269 (sparkling), Dhs99 (children). Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road, Deira, www.diningdubaicreek.com, booking.diningdubaicreek@radissonblu.com (04 205 7033).

Reform Social & Grill
Breakfast (priced à la carte) will be available in addition to Reform’s Great British Brunch.
Dhs260 (soft drinks), Dhs360 (selected beverages), Dhs405 (sparkling), Dhs55 (children). 8am-11.30am (breakfast); noon-4pm, 6pm-10pm (brunch). The Lakes, Emirates Hills, www.reformsocialgrill.ae, reservations@reformsocialgrill.ae (04 454 2638).

Rosso
A family-friendly New Year’s Day brunch with a buffet spread, DJ and family zone with entertainment for kids.
Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs355 (selected beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly), half price (children aged six-12), free (children under six). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Amwaj Rotana Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence, www.rotana.com/amwajrotana, dining.amwaj@rotana.com (04 428 2000).

Shores Restaurant
A buffet brunch to start 2016.
Dhs225 (soft drinks and chilled juices), Dhs325 (house beverages and selected spirits). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residences, The Walk, JBR, www.ramadaplazajbr.com (04 439 8888).

Solis Beach Club
A brunch buffet with a mix of healthy breakfast selections and traditional favourites. A dedicated kids’ zone will ensure that younger guests have a memorable afternoon, too.
Dhs275 (selected house beverages), Dhs75 (children aged five-12). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Solis Beach Club Palm Jumeirah, Tiara Residence, Palm Jumeirah, solis@solisrestaurant.com (04 432 9848).

Spirito Lounge & Kitchen
A brunch with a Brazilian-inspired menu. The resident DJ will provide the party tunes, while Brazilian carnival dancers and live entertainment will be on show.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs450 (sparkling). Media One Hotel, Media City, www.spirito.ae, reservations@spirito.ae (04 421 2679).

Sun&
An extended version of the “Sunset Brunch” with a six-course tasting menu.
Dhs202 (three house beverages), Dhs333 (unlimited house beverages). Palm Views Marina West, Palm Jumeirah, sunand@nakheel.com, www.sunand.ae (04 375 9333).

The Black Lion
Start the year with a roast dinner. Choose between mustard crusted beef or herb roasted turkey, or opt to have both. The roast is served with an array of Thanksgiving side dishes including duck fat potatoes, sweet potato mash, chestnuts and veal bacon, and more. The Premier League football will also be shown.
Dhs115 (one meat), Dhs120 (both meats). Noon-11.30pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, reservations@theblacklion.ae, www.theblacklion.ae (04 359 2366).

The Kitchen Table
A New Year’s Day brunch with barbecue, live cooking stations and pool or beach access.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs379 (house beverages), Dhs150 (children aged six-12), free (children under six). DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR, www.dubaijumeirahbeach.doubletree.com (055 166 8092).

The Market Place
A brunch featuring an array of international cuisine.
Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs95 (children aged six-12), free (children under six). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai, Oud Metha Road, www.marriottdiningaljaddaf.com (04 317 7777).

The Terrace
An outdoor brunch with tunes from the resident DJ.
Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (selected beverages), Dhs289 (selected beverages and shisha), Dhs85 (children aged six-12). Noon-4pm. Media Rotana, TECOM, fb.media@rotana.com (04 435 0201).

Urban Bar & Kitchen
An all-you-can-eat New Year’s Day barbecue featuring options like chicken drumsticks, chargrilled vegetables and a lot more.
Dhs125 (food only), Dhs140 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (selected beverages). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT www.movenpick.com (04 438 0000).

XL Dubai
Join our January 1st 2016 adventure with Candypants starting 3pm! Time for our amazing New years day Brunch and Brunch After Party where we put no limit to fun.
Dhs295 unlimited food and house beverages (grape, hops and house spirits) until 6 pm! Dhs365 bubbly. Brunch Jan 1, 2016 (New Years Day Brunch 3pm-6pm).

Dhs300+

Al Forsan
A New Year’s Day brunch with entertainment such as magicians and jugglers for kids.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs470 (house beverages), Dhs695 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road, www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams (04 809 6498).

Al Hadheerah
Mark the first day of the year with dinner and a firework display.
Dhs495 (soft drinks). 7pm-11.30pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road, www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams (04 809 6498).

Al Sarab
A New Year’s Day dinner buffet.
Dhs420 (dinner), Dhs650 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road, www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams (04 809 6498).

Ballaro
A New Year’s Day brunch at this international restaurant.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (selected beverages), Dhs595 (premium beverages). Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.conraddubai.com (04 444 7111).

Bubbalicious
A brunch across each of The Westin’s eateries at live cooking stations with lots of entertainment.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house beverages and sparkling), Dhs680 (bubbly and house beverages), Dhs225 (children aged six-11). The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, www.westinminaseyahi.com/en/Bubbalicious-Brunch-in-Dubai (04 399 4141).

China Grill
The TOY Brunch with more than a dozen different courses.
Dhs450 (sparkling), Dhs550 (bubbly). 1.30pm-4.30pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Umm Suqeim, www.chinagrilldubai.com, reservations.chinagrill@westin.com (04 511 7333).

Farriers
Get the year started with brunch out at the Meydan.
Dhs340 (soft drinks), Dhs465 (house beverages and sparkling). The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba, www.meydanhotels.com/meydan (04 381 3231).

Feast
An international brunch.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.feastrestaurantdubai.com (04 503 4444).

Giardino
A New Year’s Day brunch of international cuisine.
Dhs450 (food only), Dhs650 (house beverages), Dhs790 (bubbly). Palazzo Versace Dubai, Culture Village, Al Jaddaf, www.palazzoversace.ae (04 556 8840).

Karma Kafé
The New Year’s Day “Karma Karvery” brunch includes a selection of wok, sushi, egg, Karma signature dishes and desserts, plus the Japanese barbecue carvery with a selection of meats straight from the robata grill.
Dhs329 (soft drinks), Dhs449 (house beverages and sparkling). 2pm-5pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, www.karma-kafe.com, info@karma-kafe.com (04 423 0909).

Le Patio
A New Year’s Day brunch of festive specialities including an oyster and smoked salmon bar, live grill, carving station and an extensive selection of desserts. There will also be mixed drink stations and live entertainment from a jazz band.
Dhs475 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (sparkling). 12.30pm-4pm. The St. Regis, Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.stregisdubai.com (04 435 5555/ 04 435 5577).

Mazina
An international brunch including cold kitchen offerings, light Asian snacks, sweet snacks and pastries. There will be live entertainment, too.
Dhs320 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs575 (house beverages and bubbly). Noon-3.30pm. The Address Dubai Marina, www.myfestivedubai.com (04 436 7777).

Mezzerie Restaurant
This New York-inspired brunch features highlights from the Waldorf Astoria. There will be entertainment from a jazz duo, as well as kids’ buffet and activities.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house beverages), Dhs695 (bubbly). 1pm-3pm. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, waldorfastoria.com/Dubai, dubai@waldorfastoria.com (04 818 2222).

Nineteen
A brunch experience at this international restaurant with lake and golf course views.
Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house beverages), Dhs220 (children aged six-11), free (children under five). The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills, www.myfestivedubai.com (04 888 3444).

Q43
A New Year’s Day Brunch featuring dishes such as slow-braised teriyaki beef and fish and chips with tartare sauce. An energetic after party at the bar follows brunch.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages) 2pm-5pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.q43dubai.com, info@q43dubai.com (04 443 5403).

Ranches Restaurant & Terrace
A family-friendly event with food and beverages outdoors, live entertainment, fireworks and a children’s cinema.
Dhs625 (adults), Dhs185 (children). 7.30pm-2am. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches, www.arabianranchesgolfdubai.com, restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae (04 360 7935).

Shades
A relaxed bubbly picnic with your own picnic basket to enjoy by the pool, with views of Dubai Marina.
Dhs326 (picnic basket and one bottle of selected grape), Dhs495 (picnic basket and one bottle of selected sparkling), Dhs995 (picnic basket and one bottle of selected bubbly). 11am-5pm. The Address Dubai Marina, www.myfestivedubai.com (04 436 7777).

The Palace Downtown Dubai
A New Year’s Day brunch with a gourmet buffet offering a variety of international and contemporary treats, with music from a violinist.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs695 (bubbly). 1pm-4.30pm. The Palace Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, www.myfestivedubai.com, dine@thepalace-dubai.com (04 888 3444).

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