It’s time to break out the festive hats and party dresses, because Christmas is almost here! And with the holiday season comes the inevitable Christmas brunch celebrations. But before you get too excited about all the booze and food, make sure you know where to go for a sneak peek of what Dubai has to offer this season. The Gaggler has you covered, bringing you a guide to the best brunches and lunches to consider this season.
The Jungle Bell Brunch at Amazónico is the ultimate Christmas Day brunch in Dubai. On December 25th, from 1 to 4 p.m., Amazónico will be serving up a lavish breakfast with signature Amazónico meals and specially crafted holiday beverages, along with entertainment and back-to-back live DJ performances.
This is the only time of year you’ll be able to enjoy this special holiday experience at Amazónico, so make sure to get your tickets before they’re gone!
Amazonico, DIFC, (0)4 571 3999, amazonicorestaurant.ae, lunch 1pm to 4pm
Dubai is known for its incredible, lavish hotels and restaurants, but for all of the glitz and glamour that comes with that, sometimes people just want a simple brunch. This year, IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City will be offering a variety of Christmas Day brunches that anyone can enjoy.
Whether you’re looking for a buffet with a seasonal twist or a more traditional sit-down meal with live music from the piano bar, there’s something for everyone on your list. So grab your family and friends and head over to one of these amazing venues this Christmas Day!
IHG Hotels, Dubai Festival City, (0)4 701 1111, ihg.com, lunch 1pm to 4pm.
At Tandoor Tina’s special Christmas brunch, you can anticipate strong contemporary Indian cuisine in a cool, whimsical holiday setting. The ambiance is perfect for the occasion, with festive decor and live music. The buffet includes savory options and a wide selection of desserts.
This is going to be one of those holidays that goes down in history as one of the best thanks to Tandoor Tina’s delicious offerings!
Tandoor Tina, 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central, (0)4 210 2500, tandoortina.com
LAH LAH is a Pan-Asian restaurant in Dubai that offers a range of delectable dishes, including sushi, wagyu skewers, dynamite prawns, crispy chili lamb ,and grilled lobster. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a Christmas brunch with a Pan-Asian twist. If you’re feeling peckish after all that eating, try out LAH LAH’s dessert platter, which features classics like the renowned roasted banana and pandan crème brulee.
Lah Lah, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, (0)4 519 1111, jumeirah.com, lunch 1pm to 4pm or 8pm to 11pm.
Netsu is a Japanese restaurant that specializes in Warayaki-style grilling, sushi and sashimi platters, and more. This year they’ve added an Omakase Brunch menu to their offerings, and it’s sure to be a hit.
The brunch features a tempting menu of Warayaki-style grills, sushi, and sashimi platters—all complemented by the restaurant’s dramatic interiors, mesmerizing flames, and live music. The atmosphere for an afternoon of celebrations will be set by Christmas crackers and holiday treats.
Netsu, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, (0)4 777 2232, @netsudubai, lunch 12.30pm to 3pm.
Folly is a casual restaurant is located at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, which is known as a shopping destination and also a great place to spend time with family and friends. The restaurant will be serving a traditional turkey roast meal with all the fixings, so you know it’s going to be good! There will also be plenty of entertainment during this festive season.
So if you’re looking for something different this year, then head over to Folly for your Christmas Day brunch and enjoy the best season of the year while strolling along the rivers.
Folly, Souk Madinat Jumeriah, (0)4 4308535, folly.ae, lunch 1pm to 4pm.
Bai Bar and Terrace
Bai Bar and Terrace is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones. With a casual atmosphere and live music, this establishment will make your holiday truly special. The joyful venue will offer an unlimited selection of small appetizers, five live stations, and a sharing-style dessert. Additionally, they have an outstanding drink menu that will delight you throughout the entire meal!
Bai Bar and Terrace, Radisson Blu, Canal View, (0)4 875 3340, radissonblu.com, lunch 12:30pm to 4pm.
Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or just looking for a festive way to spend the day, Sushisamba is the place for you. Sushisamba is an award-winning restaurant known for its innovative fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisines. Located in the heart of Dubai, the venue has become a popular destination for those seeking high-quality food and great entertainment.
For its Samba Christmas Brunch on December 25, the restaurant will host a lively menu of flavorful dishes and performers, including samba dancers and Ibiza-based DJ Megablast. This once-in-a-lifetime event is sure to be an unforgettable experience!
Sushisamba, Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah, (0)4 278 4888, sushisamba.com, lunch 12:30pm to 4pm.
There’s no doubt about it: Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. But what makes it even more fun? How about celebrating with a group of friends at a cozy brunch on the beach?
Surf Club, in Dubai, is offering just that opportunity this holiday season! They’ll be serving up turkey meals and seasonal snacks while Arkaydyan Voyage and friends give entertainment throughout the day.
Surf Club, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, (0)4 589 5444, @surfclubdubai, lunch 1pm to 5pm.
Lola Taberna Española
If you’re looking to enjoy a traditional Spanish Christmas this holiday season, head over to Andalusia Restaurant. This authentic Andalusian restaurant will be serving up food, drinks and music as part of their Christmas Day brunch.
Guests can choose from a wide array of traditional paella and tapas. They will also be treated to a festive atmosphere as a Spanish flamenco dancer and live musician set the mood for a jovial fiesta.
Lola Taberna Española, Tryp by Wyndham, Barsha Heights, (0)4 247 6688,lolataberna.com, lunch 1pm to 4pm.