Not booked your 2016 Christmas day brunch yet? Don’t panic! BBC Good Food Middle East has sought out the best ones available in the city…
Best brunch for… a relaxed Christmas dinner
What’s on offer? There’s a thoroughly festive buffet on offer in this chic, low-key restaurant in the Sheraton hotel this Christmas. Expect turkey with all the trimmings (including gratin dauphinoise potatoes, honey mustard parsnips and carrots and Yorkshire puddings). There will also be beef wellington, lamb 26, king crab legs, Kelly Galway oysters and tiger prawns on offer.
Prices? AED 245 for soft beverages package, AED 345 including house beverages.
1pm-5pm, 25 December 2016. To make a reservation, call +971 4 503 4444, for more information click here
Best brunch for… Christmas day on a budget
What’s on offer?The Crowne Plaza’s all day dining restaurant Al Dana is offering up one of the best budget brunches in the city this festive season. Aside from the usual international buffet (with lots of seafood and Arabic food) there will also be plenty of festive dishes on offer. For less than 300 dirhams guests can enjoy free flow of a range of beverages (including red, white and bubbly) for three hours, alongside live entertainment.
Price? Christmas buffet and bottled water is AED 195 per person. Christmas buffet, house beverages and bubbly is AED 295 per person.
1pm-5pm, available on 25 December 2016. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information click here
Best brunch for… a party atmosphere
What’s on offer? Set across four restaurants at The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Bubbalicious is known for both its infinite spread of food, and its jovial atmosphere. This year’s Christmas brunch promises live music, entertainment, and a visit from Father Christmas for the little ones.
Price? AED 350 for children aged 6-11, AED 695 for soft drinks package, AED 895 for free-flowing house beverages and bubbles.
1pm-4pm on 25 December 2016. For reservations call +971 4 5117139. For more information click here
Best brunch for… steak fans
What’s on offer? This popular south American steakhouse will be offering up a Brazilian-themed festive spread on 25 December. Aside from Christmas turkey and roasted chestnuts, guests can expect 18 special churrascos and a live Latin band.
Price? AED 395 per person for the soft drinks package, AED 495 for free-flowing house beverages and specialty drinks.
Best brunch for… a traditional British festive dinner
Bread Street Kitchen and Bar
What’s on offer? Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant at the Atlantis is sure to be a Christmas dinner to remember. Expect a traditional British Christmas turkey roast with a modern twist, there will also be a live singer during the brunch.
Prices? AED 95 per child, AED 550 for adults with selected beverages.
12.30pm-4pm on 25 December 2016. For reservations click here
Best brunch for… live cooking stations
What’s on offer? Unlike the many buffet brunches in the city, Traiteur offers live cooking stations. The difference? At the different stations the chefs cook fresh dishes for you to order. Expect delicious fresh French-themed dishes and free-flowing French bubbly. There’ll also be live music and a visit from Father Christmas for the little ones.
Prices? Children under six dine free, AED 295 children aged 6-12, AED 595 soft drinks package, AED 895 standard French bubbly and house beverages. AED 1295 premium French bubbly and house beverages.
12pm-4pm, 25 December 2016. For reservations call + 971 4 602 1234, for more information click here
Best brunch for… a holiday atmosphere
What’s on offer? If you’re dreaming of European ski slopes this Christmas, Kempinski’s unique festive brunch is for you. The hotel is offering Christmas dinner and unlimited house drinks in across their private ski chalets on 25 December.Each chalet can host up to 12 diners. To complete the holiday experience there’s a roaring fire and views of the Ski Dubai slopes from each chalet.
Prices? AED 725 for under-12s. AED 1,450 with house beverages.
All day on 25 December 2016. For reservations call +971 4 341 0000, for more information click here kempinski.com
Best brunch for… an unforgettable experience
The Christmas cruise
What’s on offer? Fancy spending 25 December at sea? FSW Events are offering Christmas dinner aboard a luxury yacht off the coast of Dubai, complete with turkey, trimmings and unlimited drinks and entertainment.
Prices? AED 750 for the soft drinks package, AED 950 for house beverages.
2pm-7pm on 25 December 2016. For more information call +971 50 2002290 or click here
Best brunch for… last chance to experience
What’s on offer? Winner of Best Business Lunch at the BBC Good Food Awards 2016 http://www.cpimediagroup.com/public_sites/_sites/bbcgfme/awards2016/, The Ivy is sadly shutting its doors at the end of this year. Head down for Christmas dinner this year, for one last chance to experience this spectacular restaurant.
Prices? AED 299 children aged 4-12 years, AED 599 soft beverages, AED 849 house beverages, AED 949 sparkling grape, AED 1,199 French bubbly.
8.30pm- midnight, 25 December 2016. For more information click here