Enjoy the best Christmas Day brunches in Dubai and Christmas Day dinners in Abu Dhabi for 2021.
The steaks at The Foudry are legendary, but they’re giving us even more for Christmas brunch with turkey and lamb carvery with all the trimmings, plus a foie gras station, oyster bar, poke bar, the seafood smorgasbord and cheese vault rounded out by traditional Christmas pudding, of course.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs480 (house drinks), Dhs655 (bubbly), Dhs110 (kids aged six to 12), Sat Dec 25, 12.30pm-4.30pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya (02 818 4888).
The “Magical Wonderland Feast” is happening on December 24 and 25, giving guests more time to enjoy a festive brunch with live entertainment, an expansive buffet and activities for the whole family.
Dhs279 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house drinks), Dhs459 (bubbly), half price (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six), Fri Dec 24 and Sat Dec 25, 1pm-4pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri (02 509 8555).
Butcher & Still
Chicago meets Abu Dhabi meets the festive season at Butcher & Still’s holly jolly Christmas Day brunch. There’s joy to be had as you sample the curated menu of festive food.
Dhs390 (soft drinks), Dhs510 (house drinks), Dhs610 (bubbly). Sat Dec 25, 1pm-4pm. Four Seasons Hotel, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).
The Courtyard by Marriott Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre
Santa Claus is coming to town and bringing presents and live music at this afternoon brunch. Check out the live carvery stations, turkey, themed drinks and more.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house drinks), Dhs99 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Sat Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. The Courtyard by Marriott Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre, Hamdan Bin Mohammed St (02 698 2222).
Enjoy the first Christmas Day brunch at Sidekick in the newly opened The WB Hotel. Tuck into cherished seasonal treats at the buffet featuring a whole roasted turkey with all the trimmings, beef wellington, festive entrees, desserts and more. The little ones will be greeted with characters from the Warner Bros. Residence.
Dhs295 (soft), Dhs375 (select house beverages), Dhs475 (bubbly and select house beverages). Sat Dec 25, 1pm-4pm. The WB Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 692 7742).
Meet Santa Claus himself at the Santalicious brunch while you graze on a buffet spread with all of the festive trimmings, live carving stations and festive drinks. Be amused by live entertainment at the same time.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (house drinks), Dhs245 (kids seven to 12). Sat Dec 25, 1pm-5pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City (02 616 9999).
Sim Sim Restaurant
Celebrate December 25 with the Christmas Day market brunch overflowing with festive international delicacies and signature drinks. Sim Sim Restaurant is bringing back its market-style brunch to make the season even merrier.
Dhs390 (soft drinks), Dhs515 (house drinks), Dhs615 (selected premium drinks). Dhs195 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Sat Dec 25, 1pm-4pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).
Graphos Social Kitchen
Want a unique Christmas brunch experience? Graphos is encouraging Christmas Day brunch attendees to come dressed up as their favourite Christmas characters – with prizes to be won for best male, best female and best family. They’ll be a kids’ activity zone with cookie station and a make your own pancake tower, with the help of one of Santa’s helpers, plus, live entertainment for all. Choose from indoor and outdoor seating and different beverage packages.
Dhs429 (soft drinks), Dhs549 (house drinks), Dhs649 (bubbly). Sat Dec 25, 1pm-4.30pm. Yas Bay, Yas Island (02 208 6900).
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
They’re not kidding when they call this a Monumental Brunch: It’s happening in CuiScene, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, Marco’s New York Italian, Bridges Bar and Terrace on Christmas Day. The holiday brunch buffet has an array of options from a Café Sushi station to barbecue on the Terrace. Naturally, there is a turkey and trimmings station as well as traditional Christmas desserts and eggnog. Kids will be treated to a buffet and gifts from Santa Claus.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (grapes and hops), Dhs795 (French bubbly), Half price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under five). Sat Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Al Maqta (02 654 3333).
This unique Christmas buffet has one “present” after another with dishes brought directly to the table in a “Christmas sleigh”. Get ready for chestnut-parsnip soup with butter-poached lobster, Provençal lamb rack and a colourful pavlova for dessert.
Dhs370 (soft drinks), Dhs490 (house drinks), Dhs590 (bubbly), Dhs170 (kids aged six to 12), Dhs50 (kids under five). Sat Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. Four Seasons Hotel, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).