9 Brunch Options To Get You Out Of The House On New Year's Day

We can't think of a better way to spend the first day of the new year...start as you mean to go on!

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Because it's going to cost you an arm and a leg to get a seat anywhere good this New Year's Eve, because town is ALWAYS way too busy and because some of us hate to wake up with sore heads on the first day of the new year, we decided to investigate some of the best New Year's Day brunch options in town (so our heads can be sore on Jan 2nd instead).

And because it's a Friday...and on Fridays, we do brunch. 

Casa de Tapas – The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, next to the Park Hyatt

Come here to recover with a remedy of cocktails, where guests can make DIY Bloody Marys. Lovers of the classic cocktail will be equipped with everything they need to create the perfect drink, right down to the celery sticks and for those who like it a bit different, a dash of red grape. Also, treat yourself to some signature Spanish dishes including 'Embutidos' cold cuts, 'Surtido de Quesos Españoles' platter of traditional Spanish cheeses, and of course Patatas Bravas. (12.30pm - 4pm)

How much?

AED 249 with soft drinks 

AED 299 with house beverages

AED 349 bubbles and house beverages

How can I book? Email reservations@casadetapas.ae  or call 971 4 4161 80

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New Year's Day Recovery Brunch at Claw – Souk Al Bahar

There's no better way to cure yourself after a heavy night than a good all-American food joint (expect American portion sizes too). Diners can expect mouthwateringly-good breakfast favourites including waffles and pancakes smothered in maple syrup through to breakfast burritos and bagels bites, and that’s before diners get to the seafood, nacho and carvery stations. (12pm - 4pm)

How much?

AED 229 with soft drinks

AED 329 with house beverages

How can I book? Call 04 432 2300 or email reservations@clawbbq.com

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New Year's Day at Delphine – The H Dubai, No.1 Sheikh Zayed Road

Welcome the New Year while reminiscing about last night’s antics, by recovering at this swanky venue. Start the morning with a hot English breakfast and continue with an array of fun-filled international cuisine, featuring artisan cold cuts and cured sliced meats, homemade gourmet terrines and salads, freshly-baked breads, farmhouse cheese and a host of desserts including cakes, mousses and tarts alongside a chocolate fountain. We recommend you leave room for the fresh seafood counter with shucked oysters, poached shrimps and lobster, and steamed mussels. (1pm - 5pm)

How much?

AED 300 with soft drinks

AED 450 with sparkling, grape and house beverages

AED 650 with bubbly, grape and house beverages

How can I book?

Call +971 4 5018888 or e-mail festive@h-hotel.com

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New Year's Day Brunch – The Waldorf Astoria, The Palm

This New York-inspired brunch features highlights from the rich Waldorf Astoria culinary legacy. Featuring elegant choices including an oyster and caviar bar, a ceviche bar, cold and hot mezzeh, a barbecue charcoal grill display and a carvery station; this menu really is something special. Vibrant entertainment in the form of a Jazz duo, a special kid's buffet and fun activities for the little ones will keep guests of all ages entertained as they dine. (1pm - 3pm)

How much?

AED 395 with soft drinks

AED 550 with house beverages

AED 695 with bubbly

How can I book?

Call+971 4 818 2222 or email dubai.restaurants@waldorfastoria.com

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Bubbalicious New Year's Day Brunch – The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Feast on your favourite dishes at our New Year’s Day Brunch and continue your NYE celebrations with free-flowing drinks and live entertainment all afternoon. Expect a wide variety of culinary treats such as a foie gras station, a charcuterie station, every imaginable international cuisine and enough cheese to last through 2016, as well as various cuts of delectable red meats prepared on an open chargrill. (1pm - 4pm)

How much?

AED 225 Kids buffet (aged 6-11 years)

AED 350 with soft drinks

AED 550 with sparkling and house beverages

AED 680 with bubbles and selected drinks

How can I book? 

Call 04 511 7139

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Amazon New Year's Brunch – Frevo, The Fairmont Hotel, The Palm

The amazing Amazon New Year's brunch at the authentic Brazilian restaurant Frevo is the perfect place to spend the first day of the New Year, alongside samba dancers and the band Duo's fun tunes. Guests will enjoy extensive South American dishes, including the ‘Churrasco Festival’ experience with 15 juicy meat cuts from the crispy spicy flank to the garlic marinated chicken thigh and lamp chops and the traditional roasted pineapple. (12pm - 3pm)

How much?

AED 395 inc beverages

AED 159 for children (6 - 12 years)

Free for kids under 5

How can I book?

Email palm.dining@fairmont.com or call +971 4 457 3457

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The Morning After Brunch at The Market Place, JW Marriott Hotel, Deira

Make the first day of 2016 a special one. This brunch comes complete with live cooking stations and tons of options from The Market Place, Bamboo Lagoon and Hofbräuhaus. Enjoy casual, internationally-influenced fare like pasta, chicken, and curries at the Market Place Restaurant, and a chocolate mousse that's one of the best we've ever tasted. Three hours of pure indulgence will leave you energised to kick start a great year. Brunch features live entertainment and a kid’s play area. (12pm - 4pm)

How much?

AED 295 with soft drinks

AED 395 with house drinks

AED 75 for kids (6-12 years)

How can I book?

Call +971 4 262 4444


New Year's Day brunch at the Palm Garden and Terrace Restaurant – Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Al Sufouh Road

Wake up to a beautiful morning in the New Year and treat yourself to a brunch with loved ones. This is an international buffet so expect everything from chicken dishes, pastas, hot and cold mezzeh stations, and an incredible dessert selection. Afterwards head to the hotel's beach to relax and enjoy the rest of the weekend. (12.30pm - 3.30pm)

How much?

AED 255 with soft drinks 

AED 375 with house beverages

AED 495 with bubbly and house beverages

How can I book?

(971) 4 399 5533 or fbjumeira@sheraton.com

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New Year's Day Brunch at Le Classique, Emirates Golf Club, Hills 3 – Sheikh Zayed Road

Welcome the New Year in style with this signature family brunch. Spend the afternoon with your loved ones while sharing traditional French cuisine. Indulge in sharing style starters, an array of delicious a la carte main courses (think hand cut veal tartare or slow-cooked pork belly with crackling), and delightful desserts with a choice of seating inside or on the terrace looking out at the city's skyline. (12pm - 4pm)

How much?

AED 235 with soft drinks

AED 435 with house beverages and grape

AED 65 per kid (5-12 years)

How can I book?
Call +971 4 417 9999

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Written By

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.