Accents, Dubai Marina
Love Parties’ popular We Brunch: After Dark has a Christmas edition! In true Love Parties’ style - it’s set to be a cracker. Expect international dishes and a lively, party vibe.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs399 (bubbly). Fri Dec 25, 8pm-11pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina, webrunchdxb.com.
Koko Bay, Palm Jumeirah
One of Palm Jumeirah’s top spots for sunset, Koko Bay, is celebrating Christmas in style with a six-course meal. Tuck in to cold and hot appetizer platters to share, freshly shucked oysters, followed by chestnut velouté with porcine dust soup as well as lamb rending, mince pies and more.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages), Dhs645 (premium beverages), Dhs145 for kids. Fri Dec 25, noon-4pm. West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, www.kokobay.co (800 5656229).
LAH LAH, The Greens
Dig into sharing platters including mince chicken and lettuce wraps, roast turkey, classic beef wellington and poached lobster, as well as a chocolate yule log.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs450 (premium beverages). Fri Dec 25, 1pm-4pm; 7pm-10pm. Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens (04 519 1111).
La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie, Downtown Dubai
This chic French restaurant has a three-course meal starring burrata with grilled beach, confit salmon, roast turkey ballontine and festive desserts.
Dhs349 (soft drinks), Dhs549 (house beverages and sparkling). Fri Dec 25, noon-4pm. Vida Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 528 3779).
MINA Brasserie, Dubai International Financial Centre
Enjoy a classic festive brunch with live music.
Dhs295 per person (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (sparkling). Fri Dec 25, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC (04 506 0062).
Reform Social & Grill, Emirates Living
The family-friendly gastropub in The Lakes draws is a firm favourite all year round, but its the perfect place to get the whole family together to enjoy christmas - the fur babies too! Dishes include curried lentil, parsnip and apple soup, foie gras terrine with toasted brioche and plum chutney, smoked salmon parcels, roast turkey, sea bass, pan-seared sirloin steak, blackberry, pear and apple crumble and warm chocolate brownie, plus mince pies and a selection of cheese.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house beverages), Dhs650 (sparkling), Dhs165 (kids aged 12 and under). Fri Dec 25, noon-5pm. The Lakes, Emirates Living (04 454 2638).
The Duck Hook, Dubai Hills
This Dubai Hills venue has a great homely feel and will make a lovely venue for your family christmas dinner! Expect a three-course festive menu to celebrate Christmas Day, including The Duck Hook’s signature dishes, all finished off with a variety of festive desserts.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs95 (kids aged four and above), free (kids under four). Fri Dec 25, noon-10pm. Dubai Hills Golf Club (800 666353).
The Eloquent Elephant, Business Bay
This pub has a cosy vibe and serves brilliant traditional british food! On Christmas day you can enjoy lunch or dinner - perfect!
Dh299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (bubbly), Dhs599 (French bubbly). Fri Dec 25, Christmas Family Brunch: 12.30pm-4pm; Christmas Night Brunch: 7pm-10.30pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3131).
ubk, Jumeirah Lake Towers
Looking for live entertainment on Christmas day in JLT, head to ubk FOR A FUN FILLED DAY! This bar brunch has loads of festive dishes and live entertainment.
Dhs215 (house beverages). Fri Dec 25, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).
Vida Emirates Hills, Emirates Hills
Fancy a different vibe this Christmas? Head to Vida for a festive poolside brunch with salmon, cheese, seafood platters, salads and cold cuts plus a carve-your-own-turkey session. You can upgrade to a private cabana at an additional Dhs100.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), 349 (house beverages). Fri Dec 25, 1pm-5pm. Emirates Hills (04 872 8888).
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