The Ultimate Guide To Christmas Day Brunches In Dubai

Incase you're still deciding what to do on the big day

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From the laid-back and totally chilled, to the over-the-top and completely fabulous, we have the lowdown on the best festive brunches to hit this Christmas day...

Christmas offering – Roberto's Restaurant and Lounge

Nowhere celebrates food quite like Italy so why not spend this Christmas day feasting on lovingly prepared classic and modern authentic Italian dishes in Roberto's. Fine dining meets contemporary design in this restaurant come lounge in the heart of DIFC.  We recommend the fried calamari, the fish mixed grill and the lemon tart. Superbo! 

How much? AED 495 including house beverages, signature cocktails house grape and bubbly (12pm - 4pm)

How can I book? Call +97143860066 or email 

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Christmas Day at Delphine – The H Dubai, No.1 Sheikh Zayed Road

This brunch is all about festive cheer in a swanky setting. Arrive with an empty stomach and be prepared for an absolute feast. Fill up with some artisan cold cuts, homemade gourmet terrines and salads, freshly-baked breads, farmhouse cheese and of course, a wide range of sweet treats. But spare some room for the lavish and fresh seafood counter, hosting shucked oysters, poached shrimp and lobster, and steamed mussels. A live band set the tone and bring some great festive atmosphere to this cool spot. 

How much? AED 450 with unlimited bubbles and house beverages (1pm - 5pm)

How can I book? Call +971 4 5018888 or e-mail

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Christmas Day at Mezzerie – The Waldorf Astoria, The Palm

Nothing says glam festivities like Christmas day at The Waldorf. Come here for a traditional set up (minus the snow, of course), and a brunch which features a huge selection of international cuisines and holiday classics. An absolute must try are the traditional French snails in garlic butter, a (surprisingly) tasty alternative to a Christmas roast, or, keep it old-school and head for one of the carving stations where you'll find an incredible roasted rack of lamb and yorkshire puddings to rival your mums. This is a snazzy affair so make sure you dress to impress for this one.

How much? AED 550 with house beverages (1pm - 4pm)

How can I book? Call+971 4 818 2222 or email

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Christmas Day Brunch at Center Cut Steak House – The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

Where better to spend your Christmas day than at the Ritz? Expect Christmas carols and apparently even Santa is making an appearance (he probably wants to chill here after such a busy night). Menu highlights include fresh seafood, sushi, Wagyu beef and traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, and an extensive dessert station, featuring chocolates and traditional festive puddings, and a large assortment of cheeses.

How much? AED 490 with house beverages (12pm - 4pm)

How can I book? Call 04 372 2323 or email

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Christmas Day Brunch at Zuma Dubai – Gate Village 06, DIFC

Zuma will predictably offer up some of the best sushi in town, but as well as that they have some other tasty dishes for you to get stuck into. The jumbo tiger prawns with yuzu pepper or the shiitake mushroom skewers with garlic and butter soy will both have you weak at the knees...all this and there'll be some festive surprises in store too. The little ones can look forward to some personalised gifts from Santa, so expect smiles all around if you choose this one.  

How much?  The Kowaku – AED 540 with Prosecco, sommelier’s selection of grape and hop beverages (12.30pm – 4pm)

How can I book? Call +971 4 425 5660 or check out their website

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Christmas Day at Jean-Georges Dubai – Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road,

This is a New York style, à la carte JG Kitchen brunch. A seriously special menu from the three Michelin-starred chef Jean Georges Vongerichten is available; expect restaurant classics such as the grilled NY sirloin in tamarind steak sauce with crunchy potatoes and a totally new festive menu that the kitchen will release closer to the big day.

How much? Price varies depending on order 

How can I book? Call +971 4 343 6118 or check out their website

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Christmas Lunch or Dinner at La Porte des Indes – The Address, Dubai Mall

For a less traditional option, this is the spot to head to. Try a whole range of options seasoned with special spices; the Tandoori Salmon is super tasty and definitely one to look forward to. Their French cuisine also gets an Indian twist with Foie Gras, tandoori seared and served on a honey naan bread with a fig and ginger chutney. The set menu comes with beverage choices such as eggnog and mulled grape.

How much? AED 285 (12 – 3:30pm; 6.30pm – 3am)

How can I book? Call 04 438 8610 or check out their website

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Café Rouge Christmas Day Brunch – Souk Madinat, Jumeirah

A favourite of the Brit crowd (this can be a pro or a to decide), these guys are offering up a three-course set menu for a very reasonable price. We're already salivating over the Gravlax of Atlantic salmon with horseradish crème fraiche and the roast with all the festive trimmings (and yes, of course there'll be brussels sprouts on the menu). Located in Souk Madinat, this is perfect for family and friends to share a seriously festive Christmas.

How much? AED 250 (12pm – 3pm)

How can I book? Call 04 554 6438 or check out their website

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Christmas Dinner at Dusty’s – Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC

This unreal deal starts with a welcome drink served alongside Smoked Salmon with celeriac remoulade and horseradish crème fraiche or a piping hot Winter Root Vegetable Soup. Then choose from delicious roast options and finish with an authentic Christmas Pudding served with mixed berries coulis and vanilla ice-cream. This is a cheap and cheerful place to get a group together.

How much? AED 250 (7pm - 11pm)

How can I book? Call 04 354 5435 or check out their website

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Christmas Day Seafood Brunch – Pierchic, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

For a Seafood Brunch in an unreal setting, this is your best option. Look forward to fresh lobster caught off the coast of Oman, Norwegian prawns, deliciously smoked salmon from the Severn and Wye Valley as well as fresh clams and mussels from New Zealand. Post brunch guests will head to an exclusive Christmas day after party at the Pierchic Bar with a live DJ set to enjoy the sunset.

How much? AED 800 with selected beverages (12pm – 4pm)

How can I book? Call +971 4 432 3232 or email

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Christmas Dinner at Pai Thai – Dar Masyaf Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah

This is Thai food at its finest, with the added bonus of two live turkey carving stations, one traditional and the other with a Thai twist. This means guests can demolish the traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings like crunchy roasties, brussels sprouts and roasted chestnuts. Or, for something a little different, guests can try the restaurant’s slow roasted Thai marinated turkey, with the option of spicy garlic sauce, peanut or a sweet chilli garlic sauce. This is a great alternative Christmas day party option; beautiful food and amazing location at the Madinat, you certainly won't be disappointed after this one. 

How much? AED 320 (12pm - 15:30pm)

How can I book? Call +971 4 4323232 or email

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Festive Brunch at Prime68 – JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road

For a super-stylish Christmas day party head to this festive à la carte brunch at Prime68. Expect the finest cuts of meat (yep, that's everything you can think of from the butcher's block, including filet mignon and Tomahawk ribeye), a fine seafood range including salmon with herbs, served beautifully on a cedar plank, and some of the best buttery mash in Dubai. All this and some of the best panoramic views of the city from the world’s tallest hotel...sounds like a pretty sweet option to us.

How much? AED 495 with house beverages (12.30pm to 4pm)

How can I book? Call +971 4 414 3000 or check out their website

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Christmas Family-style Brunch at Beachcombers – Jumeirah Beach Hotel

For a chilled brunch without the fuss...come here on Christmas day. Get seated on the deck overlooking the Arabian Gulf and soak in the panoramic views of the beach and stunning Burj Al Arab. Prepare for a feast at the Pan-Asian buffet but you'll have to keep space for the Christmas turkey; think beautifully crisp roasties, roasted veg and all the usual trimmings too. They're also putting on some live entertainment and activities to keep the kiddies busy.

How much? AED 675 with beverages AED 300 kids up to 11 years (1pm - 4pm)

How can I book? Call +971 4 432 3232 or email

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Pure Sky Lounge Christmas Day Brunch – The Hilton Dubai, The Walk, JBR

For a pure party atmosphere with some great views...come here. The menu is yet to released but the kitchen are teasing us with information; expect 15 different share options being brought to your table for three straight hours, this brunch starts right around sunset time so make sure you get there early to snap some great pics.

How much? AED 375 with house beverages (6pm - 9pm)

How can I book?  call +971 4 374 7888 or email

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Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.