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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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