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Best Christmas Brunches Dubai

Still Looking to Book a Christmas Brunch?

We’ve shortlisted Dubai’s best options.

It’s time to break out the party hats and sparkly dresses because Christmas is almost here! And with Christmas comes celebrations in the form of themed décor, festive beverages, and loads of food. But before you get too excited, make sure you know what’s on offer this season. Gaggler has you covered, bringing you a guide to the best Christmas brunches in Dubai.

Amazónico

The Jungle Bell Brunch at Amazónico is one of the best Christmas Day brunches in Dubai. Taking place from 1pm to 4pm, the restaurant will be serving up signature Latin American dishes along with some exciting new festive additions, 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 be sure to book before it’s too late.

Amazonico, DIFC, 04 571 3999, amazonicorestaurant.ae

Amazónico

Social Distrikt

Social Distrikt is pulling out all the stops this year for the festive season from Christmas to New Year’s Day. The experiential food and bar hall at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah will be throwing the usual family-friendly Sunday Fam Bam x El Kiddo brunch but as a fun, festive edition with turkey on the menu. On Christmas Day, between 1pm and 5pm, kids eat for free while guests can choose between two beverage packages. The buffet-style approach will serve a variety of delicious meals at different food stations, including the classic festive turkey and trimmings, a roast dinner, pancakes and waffles, and special platters exclusive to the Sunday brunch.

Social Distrikt, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, 052 515 8995, @socialdistrikt

Social Distrikt

Tandoor Tina

At Tandoor Tina’s special Christmas brunch, you can anticipate contemporary Indian cuisine in a cool, whimsical holiday setting. The ambiance is perfect for the occasion, with festive décor and live music. The buffet will include savoury options and a wide selection of desserts. Bonus: there’s three different packages to choose from, offering diners more flexibility.

Tandoor Tina, 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central, 04 210 2500, tandoortina.com

Tandoor Tina

LAH LAH

LAH LAH is a Pan-Asian restaurant in Dubai that offers a range of delectable dishes, including sushi, Wagyu skewers, dynamite prawns, crispy chilli lamb, and grilled lobster. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a Christmas brunch with a Pan-Asian twist. And 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 brûlée. Choose from lunch (1pm to 4pm) or dinner (8pm to 11pm).

Lah Lah, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, 04 519 1111, jumeirah.com

LAH LAH

Netsu

Netsu is a Japanese steakhouse specialising in traditional straw-fire Warayaki-style grilling, sushi, sashimi platters, and more – all complemented by the restaurant’s dramatic interiors, mesmerising flames, and live music. This year, they’ve added an Omakase Brunch (12:30pm to 3pm) to their offerings, and it’s sure to be a hit. The atmosphere for an afternoon of celebrations will be set by Christmas crackers and holiday treats. Tip: book a table overlooking the central kitchen for the full experience.

Netsu, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, 04 777 2232, @netsudubai

Netsu

Folly

Folly is a casual restaurant located at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a great shopping destination and place to spend time with family and friends. The restaurant will be serving a traditional turkey roast meal with all the fixings from 1pm to 4pm, so you know it’s going to be good! There will also be plenty of entertainment during this festive season, perfect if you’re hosting out-of-towners,

Folly, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, 04 4308535, folly.ae

Folly

Bai Bar and Terrace

Bai Bar and Terrace is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones. With a casual atmosphere, great views of the city skyline, and live music, this establishment will make your holiday truly special. The joyful venue will offer an unlimited selection of small appetisers, five live stations, and a sharing-style dessert from 12:30pm to 4pm. Additionally, it has an outstanding drinks menu that will fuel you throughout your meal.

Bai Bar and Terrace, Radisson Blu, Canal View, 04 875 3340, radissonblu.com

Bai Bar and Terrace

Sushisamba

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or just looking for a festive way to spend the day, Sushisamba is the place for you. This award-winning restaurant is known for its innovative fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisines. Sushisamba has fast become a popular destination for those seeking high-quality food and great entertainment. For its Samba Christmas Brunch from 12:30pm to 4pm, the restaurant will host a lively menu of flavourful dishes and performers, including samba dancers and Ibiza-based DJ Megablast.

Sushisamba, Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah, 04 278 4888, sushisamba.com

Sushisamba

Surf Club

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 cosy brunch on the beach? Surf Club is offering just that this holiday season. It will be serving turkey-based meals and seasonal snacks while Arkaydyan Voyage and friends provide entertainment from 1pm to 5pm.

Surf Club, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, 04 589 5444, @surfclubdubai

Surf Club

Lola Taberna Española

If you’re looking to enjoy a traditional Spanish Christmas this holiday season, head over to Lola Taberna Española. This authentic restaurant will be serving up food, drinks, and music as part of its Christmas Day brunch from 1pm to 4pm, as well as special set menus heading into 2023. Guests can choose from a wide array of paella, tapas, and sharing desserts. They will also be treated to a festive atmosphere as a flamenco dancer and live musician will set the mood for a jovial fiesta.

Lola Taberna Española, Tryp by Wyndham, Barsha Heights, 04 247 6688, lolataberna.com

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Applelicious Delights: Top 3 Irresistible Desserts

Sweet Apple Bliss

When it comes to desserts, apples are a versatile and delicious ingredient that can be used in various ways. From classic apple pies to unique and creative treats, there’s no shortage of apple desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. These top 3 irresistible apple desserts are sure to become your new favourites.

Classic Apple Pie

This timeless dessert is a staple in many households around Dubai. The flaky crust, warm apple filling, and aromatic spices make this a winner.

Serving Size:
4 – 6
Time:
1 Hour
Difficulty:
Medium

To make a classic apple pie, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 6-7 medium-sized apples (Granny Smith or Honeycrisp work well)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 9-inch pie crust (homemade or store-bought)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Peel, core, and slice the apples into thin wedges.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. Add the sliced apples to the bowl and toss until they are evenly coated with the sugar mixture.
  5. Roll out the pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish.
  6. Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust and dot the top with small pieces of butter.
  7. Roll out the second pie crust and place it on top of the apples. Crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  8. Cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  9. Brush the top of the pie with the beaten egg.
  10. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  11. Let the pie cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

We urge you to try these caramel apple cheesecake bars. The combination of creamy cheesecake, tart apples, and gooey caramel is a match made in dessert heaven. Perfect for a party, a celebration or just for a picnic, and they’re sure to pull on the heart strings of your loved ones.

Serving Size:
4
Time:
50 Min
Difficulty:
Medium

To make caramel apple cheesecake bars, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium-sized apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth.
  5. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the graham cracker crust.
  7. Sprinkle the diced apples over the top of the cream cheese mixture.
  8. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the apples.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the centre is set.
  10. Let the bars cool before slicing and serving.

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

If you love to experiment I’m the kitchen, it’s time you tried these baked apple cider doughnuts. These doughnuts are moist, flavourful, and have a subtle apple cider taste that will leave you wanting more. Plus, they’re baked instead of fried, making them a healthier option for your kids, coworkers or friends!

Serving Size:
4
Time:
30 Min
Difficulty:
Easy

To make baked apple cider doughnuts, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the apple cider, melted butter, Greek yoghurt, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into a greased doughnut pan, filling each mould about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Let the doughnuts cool before removing them from the pan.
  8. Optional: Dip the top of the doughnuts in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for added flavour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Classic Apple Pie a timeless favourite, and are there any variations to enhance its flavour profile?

Classic Apple Pie is beloved for its comforting blend of sweet and tart apples encased in a flaky crust. The timeless recipe provides insights into creative variations, ensuring your apple pie experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

How do Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars combine the richness of cheesecake with the sweet crunch of caramelized apples, and can they be customized for dietary preferences?

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars offer a decadent fusion of creamy cheesecake and luscious caramelized apples. The delightful marriage of flavours can be achieved by substituting sugar with Our Allulose Sweetener to accommodate your dietary preference, ensuring everyone can indulge in this heavenly treat. Our Allulose Sweetener is a non-GMO corn-based natural sweetener. It tastes just like sugar, with a clean and moderate sweetness and no aftertaste. Because Allulose is not digested by the body, it has extremely few calories and has no effect on blood sugar levels. Allulose offers roughly 70% of the sweetness and intensity of sugar without any of the health hazards. As a result, it is becoming more common as a sweetener in food and beverages. Allulose has the remarkable feature of browning like sugar, making it the preferred sugar alternative for baking. Allulose has been demonstrated in studies to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as aid in weight loss.

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