Christmas 2017

Spending Christmas in Dubai? Looking for an excuse for a gluttonous feast? Just plain love overindulging? Whatever the reason, there is somewhere in Dubai where you can get your fill of Christmas dinner – for the entire week if you wish! From  good ol’ traditional Christmas dinners, to boozy Christmas brunches Dubai-style, to Boxing Day feasts. In fact, some have even extended it into a week-long affair! Here are some suggestions on where to celebrate Christmas in Dubai. Remember to book early! Prices range from AED 195 to AED 700 per adult.

Christmas Eve

Traditional X’mas Dinner at Bread Street Kitchen

Guests can taste a truly British Christmas with a glorious festive celebration at the world-renowned Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, which mirrors the casual cool warehouse feel of the legendary London original. Delight in a selection of Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes including the infamous turkey Wellington. Heralded by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and helmed by Chef de Cuisine Cesar Bartolini, the festive menu consists of contemporary British dishes with influences from Europe and beyond. The set menu includes dishes such as tartare of fresh smoked salmon with squid ink puffs, turkey or vegetarian Wellington with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding crumble. There will also be a live busker performing.

Date: 24 December 2017
Time: 6pm to 11:30pm
Price: 
AED 250 Set menu with three courses excluding beverages / AED 95 per child

For bookings, call 04 426 2626 or email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com

Azure Beach ‘Xmas Loading’ at Rixos Premium Dubai on JBR Walk

Funky festive beach vibes and classic Christmas favourites set the backdrop for a Christmas Eve to remember at Azure Beach. The beach bar’s “Xmas Loading” from midday until late means guests can prepare for the next day’s feast with luxurious festive sushi platters, along with 2 drinks per person, all for just AED 200. With complimentary white sangria with cherries on arrival, and Azure Beach’s funky vibes late into the night, ‘load up’ this Christmas Eve.

Date24 December 2017
Time: 12pm until late
Price:
AED 200 per person incl. welcome drink, festive sushi platter, and 2 drinks per person

For bookings, call 052 777 9472 or email info@azure-beach.com / reservations@azure-beach.com

Season’s Sparkle Dinner at The Restaurant at Address Boulevard

Enjoy a sumptuous festive dinner in the elegant setting of The Restaurant at Address. Feast on a stellar 5-course set menu served to your table, which includes a variety of fine plated dishes from beef tartare to poached Guinea Fowl breast while you enjoy music played by our resident DJ.

Date24 December 2017
Time: 7pm onwards
Price:
 AED 450 per person including soft beverages; AED 695 including house beverage pairing; 50% discount for children (6 to 12 years): Complimentary for children aged 5 years and below

For bookings, call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

Jamaican-style Christmas eve feast at Ting Irie, Downtown Dubai

Indulge in a true Christmas eve Jamaican experience with an elaborate menu filled to the brim with the finest delicacies from the Caribbean that comes with all the festivities and decorations you could ask for. Family style set menu.

Date: 24 December 2017
Price: AED 295 per person / kids under 7 eat free

For bookings, call 04 557 5601 or email info@tingirie.com

Culinary Feast at Boulevard Kitchen, Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai

Kick off the festive celebrations with family and friends while indulging in a five-course menu inspired by flavours from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the festive mood, creating memorable moments with loved ones, while enjoying scenic views of the iconic Burj Khalifa.

Date: 24 December 2017
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Price: AED 179 per person (inclusive of a festive welcome drink) and AED 85 per person for children aged 6 to 11 years old, children below five dine with our compliments

For bookings, call 800 DINING or email dine@emaar.com

Christmas Eve dinner buffet at Kalea, Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Kalea restaurant with a dinner buffet filled with an extensive selection of dishes from around the globe including traditional Christmas favourites. A customary turkey carving station with all the trimmings and a glorious dessert showcase with a myriad of hot and cold options await guests at Lapita the night before Christmas!

Date: 24 December 2017
Time:
6:30pm to 11pm
Price:
Soft beverage package at AED 195 / Kids package (4-12 years old) at AED 95

For bookings, call 04 810 9421 or email lapita.restaurantreservations@autographhotels.com

Christmas Day

Christmas Day High Brunch at Nobu

Celebrate with a sprinkle of uniqueness and a drizzle of luxury and mark the most significant day of this festive season. Nobu Atlantis infuses Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s cutting-edge Japanese style with Arabian influences to create a distinctly urban experience. Savour Nobu specialties such as succulent seafood, beef and sushi at our live stations. Guests can satisfy any sweet tooth cravings with Nobu’s specialty desserts. Must be 10 years or above. Entertainment from a DJ at the Nobu Bar.

Date: 25 December 2017
Time: 12pm to 3pm
Price: AED 395 per person with non-alcoholic beverages / AED 585 per person with alcoholic beverages / AED 650 per person with champagne

For bookings, call 04 426 2626 or email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com

Jolly Festive Brunch at The Restaurant at Address Boulevard

While the band is playing festive music for the jolly brunch, you can indulge in a 3-course set menu which includes a selection of dishes such as Scottish smoked salmon and slow roasted rack of lamb. Deserts will be available at the interactive counter featuring the most awaited festive delights from yule logs to stollen cake. Additionally, a 5kg panettone will be going around in a trolley and served to each table.

Date25 December 2017
Time: 1pm until 4pm
Price:
 AED 325 per person including soft beverages; AED 425 including house beverages and AED 525 including bubby; 50% discount for children (6 to 12 years): Complimentary for children aged 5 years and below

For bookings, call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

Christmas Brunch at RARE, Desert Palm Dubai

For those that want to take all the strain out of Christmas Day, Desert Palm Dubai is doing a  Christmas Brunch at RARE on Monday, 25 December 2017. Guests will be able to get their jingle on while listening to the tunes of a three-piece set band and feasting on their favourite traditional food. An international buffet with seasonal food counters and turkey carving station. Mixed cocktails and mocktails station with signature Christmas-themed beverages will be available, not to mention a Children’s entertainment set up featuring a Rocky Rumble fun park, balloon modelling, face painting, and Christmas-themed games. Santa will be dropping by with gifts for the little ones at 2pm.

Date: 25 December 2017
Time: 12:30pm to 4pm
Price: AED 595 with half bottle of Taittinger bubbly per guest and unlimited house beverages / AED 350 for the non-alcoholic package / AED 195 for children between ages 4 to 12 years old

For bookings, call 04 323 8888 or email eat@desertpalm.ae

Christmas Day Yum Cha Brunch at YUAN

Since opening at Atlantis, The Palm in 2013, YUAN has become one of Dubai’s hottest and most exclusive Chinese restaurants & bars. Helmed by Executive Chef, David Pang, his culinary creations redefine Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine for Dubai’s most stylish crowd. Diners are invited to take loved ones out for an unconventional festive feast at YUAN and enjoy the Chinese tradition of drinking tea while eating dim sum. Indulge in exquisite selections of dim sums, salads, Chinese noodles, rice and our traditional Chinese desserts, served with the finest selections of free-flowing teas and refreshing beverages.

Date: 25 December 2017
Time: 12pm to 3:30pm
Price: AED 388 per person with alcoholic beverages / AED 218 per person with non-alcoholic beverages / AED 109 for children 4-11 years old

For bookings, call 04 426 2626 or email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com

Winter Wonderland Brunch on Christmas Day at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

On Christmas Day, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, introduces a magical new brunch experience as Café Belge and the Sunken Garden are transformed into an elegant winter wonderland. Expect a day filled with festive cheer, topped off with caroling and an appearance by Father Christmas himself.

Date: 25 December 2017
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Price: AED 310 including tea and coffee / AED 490 including house beverages / AED 155 for children ages 6 through 12 years.

For bookings, call 04 372 2323 or email difcrestaurants@ritzcarlton.com

Christmas Day Brunch at Kalea, Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts

Revel in true Christmas cheer and head to Kalea restaurant for a Christmas day brunch extravaganza with a unique island-themed ambience. The festive buffet will offer Christmas staples including a turkey carving station and a magnificent dessert spread featuring homemade basler läckerli, mince pies, baked stuffed apples and vanillekipferl to name a few. Other delicacies include homemade pâté and rillettes, freshly shucked oysters and live Polynesian poisson cru and grill stations. The Christmas day brunch will also feature live entertainment, a dedicated kids’ buffet corner – including a live s’mores station – and a visit from Father Christmas!

Date: 25 December 2017
Time:
1pm to 5pm
Price:
Soft beverage package at AED 295 / House beverage package at AED 395 / Kids package (4-12 years old) at AED 95

For bookings, call 04 810 9421 or email lapita.restaurantreservations@autographhotels.com

It’s Christmas time at Al Bahou, Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate

Come Christmas Day, pull yourself a cracker – but make sure everyone is wearing the paper hats – and enjoy a very Merry Christmas at Al Bahou! Savour all the festive favourites, including traditional turkey with all the trimmings – brussel sprouts are optional! Not a turkey lover? Then try our other delicious meats – a joint of roast beef or perhaps a roast leg of lamb with a sprinkling of thyme. There will also be international Christmas delicacies to devour. We can’t promise snow but we can guarantee a fun-filled day for all the family with Christmas music and plenty of good cheer!

Date: 25 December 2017
Time: 12:30pm to 4pm
Price: AED 449 unlimited soft beverages / AED 599 house beverages / AED 799 champagne / AED99 kids 3-6 / AED225 kids 7-12

For bookings, call 04 444 5613

Christmas Brunch at BQ – French Kitchen & Bar, The St. Regis Dubai

Introducing a holiday-themed brunch, guests are invited to swing to the festive tunes of the live band while indulging in a decadent spread. Featuring traditional favorites as well as an impressive fresh seafood and oyster bar, live beef carving station and an extensive selection of gourmet desserts, BQ – French Kitchen & Bar makes for the perfect festive feast with your loved ones.

Date: 25 December 2017
Time: 12:30pm -3:30pm
Price: AED 495, includes a delectable buffet and soft beverages / AED 595, includes a delectable buffet, soft beverages and house beverages / AED 695, includes a delectable buffet, soft beverages, house beverages and bubbly / *Children under 12 years of age enjoy 50% off and children under 4 dine with our compliments

For bookings, call 04 435 5555 or email ahc.dining@starwoodhotels.com

Azure ‘Naughty or Nice Brunch’ at Rixos Premium Dubai on JBR Walk

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, at Azure’s ‘Naughty or Nice’ Brunch you can indulge in unlimited beverages including house spirits, barley and grape as well as a welcome drink of white sangria with cherries to celebrate Christmas Day! Choose your sunbed and lounge on Christmas Day as you are served selections of starters, Asian and sushi mains and desserts, and fruit platters including some festive specials, all for just AED 500 per person! Live entertainment will keep those festive spirits high, as live music and Azure’s DJ keep the place rocking, while Azure Beach’s Kids’ Club with Christmas movies, Santa hats and some festive treats means the whole family can chill out the Christmas. Have you been naughty this year? No entrance fee for brunch guests.

Date25 December 2017
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Price:
AED 500 per person incl. welcome drink, Xmas brunch menu, and 2 drinks per person

For bookings, call 052 777 9472 or email info@azure-beach.com / reservations@azure-beach.com

Natale Fra Amici at Il Capo, The Westin Al Habtoor City

Inspired by traditional festive delicacies from across Italy, Il Capo invites guests to indulge in a decadent festive treat paired with the finest selection of premium grape. With live carols and melodious tunes of the grand piano, experience the magic and splendor of the festive season in Italy at The Westin’s leading dining destination.

Date: 25 December 2017
Time:
7pm onwards
Price: AED 399, includes a 3-course festive menu & soft beverages / AED 599, includes a 3-course festive menu, soft beverages, house cocktails, grape and bubbly

For bookings, call 04 437 3333 or email Ilcapo.dubai@westin.com

Jamaican-style Christmas day feast at Ting Irie, Downtown Dubai

Indulge in a true Christmas day Jamaican experience with an elaborate menu filled to the brim with the finest delicacies from the Caribbean that comes with all the festivities and decorations you could ask for. Family style set menu.

Date: 25 December 2017
Price: AED 295 per person / kids under 7 eat free

For bookings, call 04 557 5601 or email info@tingirie.com

Pre-Christmas

Festive Season Set Menu at Seafire

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar is a modern steakhouse, an ideal location for festive revelry with a traditional and sumptuous roast. Guests can tuck into this delicious seasonal favourite at Seafire, where roast beef and other succulent cuts of meat will feature as the centerpieces of the holiday table. The restaurant’s walk-in wine cellar offers diners a vast selection of grape from around the world with over 4,000 bottles to choose from. Set menu includes a Seafire prawn cocktail, followed by roast turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding for dessert

Date: 16-23 December 2017
Time: 5pm to 11:30pm
Price: AED 295 per person excluding beverages

For bookings, call 04 426 2626 or email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com

Desert Palm Dubai’s Christmas Tipples & Cheese

Those looking for a little pre-Christmas celebration can be merry with Desert Palm Dubai’s Christmas Tipples & Cheese on Thursday, 21 December 2017 at Epicure from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. A fine evening of international cheese boards, freshly baked artisan breads, paired with reds, whites and bubbles and home crafted antipasti platters. This will include Christmas-themed food and beverages, paired with cold cuts and a board of international cheeses, accompanied by jalapeno poppers, breaded mushrooms, quiche, as well as home-cured and smoked fish, you’re in for an epicurean feast. Added festivecheer is provided with mince pies, a Christmas yule log, mulled grape, egg nog and snow balls with traditional and retro flavours.

Date: Thursday 21 December 2017
Time: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Price: AED 175 per person including an unlimited flow of selected grapes and themed festive cocktails

For bookings, call 04 323 8888 or email eat@desertpalm.ae

Enjoy a Festive Brunch With Zuma

Zuma Dubai will be celebrating Christmas with its award winning brunch on Friday 22nd December.  Enjoy brunch with seasonally inspired dishes and desserts, as well as the usual Zuma signature favourites. Santa himself will be making a visit with personalised gifts for every child.

Date: Friday 22 December 2017
Price: kitsu – the healthy brunch including: zuma cleansers and non-alcoholic beverages @ 450dhs / kowaku – the glamour brunch including: sparkling, sommeliers selection of grape and hops @ 595dhs / kyasha – the luxury brunch including: premium bubbly, Japanese tasters, sommeliers selection of grape and hops @ 655dhs / kodomo – kids package up to the age of 12 @ 225dhs

For bookings, call 04 425 5660 or email reservations@zumarestaurant.ae

Desert Palm Dubai’s Vintage Friday Brunch

Desert Palm Dubai’s Vintage Friday Brunch is yet to be discovered with its themed dishes and layout. Taking place at RARE Oak-wood grill fine dining restaurant on Friday, 22 December, this makes the best location for your out-of-towners get together over a weekend of celebrations. Enjoy popular grape-paired dishes and European-inspired cuisine with a Christmas influence.

Date: Friday 22 December 2017
Time: 12:30pm to 4pm
Price: AED 450 with half bottle of Taittinger bubbly per guest and unlimited house beverages / AED 295 with non-alcoholic package / AED 95 for children between 4 to 12 years old

For bookings, call 04 323 8888 or email eat@desertpalm.ae

Pre-Christmas brunch at Al Bahou, Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate

Get yourself in the festive spirit – literally, at Al Bahou, where the family brunch offers a huge selection of exquisite dishes, including an array of succulent roasts from all four corners of the globe and lots more to tantalise your taste buds. You will certainly not go thirsty either with unlimited beverages, while a range of exciting children’s activities will keep the young ones off your knees.

Date: Friday 22 December 2017
Time: 12:30pm to 4pm
Price: AED 325 unlimited soft beverages / AED 425 house beverages / AED 599 premium beverages

For bookings, call 04 444 5613

Café Belge Pre-Christmas Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

Café Belge will be celebrating the last Friday before Christmas in grand style with a festive twist on its classic Belgian cuisine. Expect a joyous occasion inspired by the golden era of 1920s Brussels, with a live saxophonist and DJ enhancing the vibrant ambience.

Date: Saturday 23 December 2017
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Price: AED 350 with soft beverages / AED 450 including free flow Belgian beers, house wine and signature cocktails / AED 575 with Champagne

For bookings, call 04 372 2323 or email difcrestaurants@ritzcarlton.com

 

Boxing Day

Boxing Day brunch at Mistral, Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate

After all of the over-indulging, Boxing Day is a chance to give the novelty Christmas jumper its second outing of the season – but that doesn’t mean that’s where the fun has to stop! Keep the festive spirit alive at Mistral and enjoy a brunch full of international flavours. There may be some turkey leftovers, or you can choose from a plethora of Arabian dishes and a grand selection of kebabs; or let the Asian cuisine tempt you, with mouth-watering meat and vegetable dishes. Alternatively, you could always go for a taste of the Mediterranean. Go for it! You might be back at work tomorrow!

Date: 26 December 2017
Time: 12:30pm to 4pm
Price: AED 325 unlimited soft drinks / AED 425 unlimited house beverages / AED 599 premium beverages / AED 45 kids 3-6 / AED 160 kids 7-12

For bookings, call 04 444 5613

Jolly Boxing Brunch at The Restaurant at Address Boulevard

Elegant seating, scrumptious food and a stunning ambiance is what you need for a memorable Boxing Day. You can indulge in a 3-course set menu that includes a variety of festive dishes from winter squash gratin to the Guinea fowl roulade served to your table while deserts can be picked from the interactive counter featuring festive delights from yule logs to stollen. Additionally, a 5kg panettone will be going around in a trolley and served to each table. A band will also be playing to keep the season’s mood going.

Date: 26 December 2017
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Price: AED 325 per person including soft beverages; AED 425 including house beverages and AED 525 including bubby; 50% discount for Children (4 to 13 years)

For bookings, call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com

Winter Wonderland Brunch on Boxing Day at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

On Boxing Day, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, introduces a magical new brunch experience as Café Belge and the Sunken Garden are transformed into an elegant winter wonderland. Expect a day filled with festive cheer, topped off with caroling and an appearance by Father Christmas himself.

Date: 26 December 2017
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Price: AED 310 including tea and coffee / AED 490 including house beverages / AED 155 for children ages 6 through 12 years.

For bookings, call 04 372 2323 or email difcrestaurants@ritzcarlton.com