We know December can be mental with social events, so how about reserving some time with loved ones with a brunch to get you in the mood for the big day and fill your festive boots! The sleigh bells are starting to ring and the snow is falling (somewhere in the world), so deck out in your most Christmassy outfit, put on the antlers and get ready to read our British Mums guide to Festive Brunches, taking place throughout December.

Ho ho ho at Hillhouse Brasserie

With the countdown to Christmas on, Hillhouse Brasserie is fully embracing the festivities with their Christmas Countdown Brunch In The Hills. It’s taking place from 1–4pm every Saturday in December, on the run up to Christmas.

Hillhouse will be serving up a mix of meat and vegetarian classics, with a special menu that includes an exciting mix of nibbles to start, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Roast Turkey with all the trimmings or Prime Rib Beef with Gravy for the mains and the festive feast ends on the sweetest of notes with an indulgent dessert selection

Where: Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills.

When:  Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th December from 1-4pm.

Price: Prices start from AED 195 including soft drinks, AED 370 including house beverages and AED 420 including bubbly. Under 4s join in for free, whereas kids from 4-12 years are AED 95.

Booking: Reservations can be made by calling 800 323232 or on email restaurants@jumeirah.com and pre-payment is required for groups of six or more.

Enter a Winter Wonderland with Grand Plaza Movenpick’s Winterland Brunch

‘Tis the season to discover a Winterland Brunch experience and get you in the Christmas spirit. A firm favourite with the British Mums team this festive brunch has everything from a live DJ, carol singers, a delicious spread of traditional and modern cuisine including live cooking stations, a choice of indoor or alfresco dining where you can soak up views of the Palm Jumeirah and a dedicated kids’ area with entertainment. The speciality Christmas Cocktails are not to be missed!

Where: Bytes Restaurant, Grand Plaza Movenpick, Media City.

When:  Saturday 10th, 17th, and 25th December, from 12.30pm-4pm.

Price: Starting from AED 99 for kids ages 4-12 years, AED 249 per person for soft beverages and AED 349 per person for house beverages. Kids 4 and under eat for free.

Booking: For reservations, please call or WhatsApp 054 793 1424 or email hotel.grandplaza.bytes@movenpick.com.

For a Festive Feast with a Vintage vibe, visit Jumeirah Al Qasr

This year Jumeirah Al Qasr are hosting a vintage festive pop-up brunch at their stunning venues The Hide and Arboretum. Set against the foliage inspired and elegant décor, enjoy a festive feast packed full of seasonal merriment and unlimited food and drink. Make the most of the beautiful weather and take a seat on the expansive deco style terrace whilst listening to a live vintage jazz band playing timeless classics.

Where: Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah.

When: Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th December, from 1pm-4pm.

Price: Starting from AED 325 for kids aged 4-12 years old, AED 590 for soft drinks, AED 690 for cocktails and prosecco and AED 820 for the champagne package.

Booking: Reservations can be made by calling 800 323232 or on email to restaurants@jumeirah.com and pre-payment is required for groups of six or more.

Level up your Festive Celebrations at Observatory Bar & Grill

If you want to celebrate the most important Saturday of all in December, then Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has the best there is to offer on Saturday 24th December, AKA Christmas Eve!

With a head for heights, you will LOVE this exceptional Christmas Eve location on the 52nd floor at Observatory Bar & Grill. Make this your ultimate pre-Christmas celebration at Observatory’s Bar and Grill’s Sky HighBrunch from 12.30pm-3.30pm, feasting on juicy roasts, fresh seafood, festive drinks and much more. Set the mood with spectacular views as your backdrop.

Or if you wanted a slightly later affair you could indulge in a sensational set menu at their Christmas Eve Dinner. The food is specially curated for the season with glittering views over Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah setting the scene for an extra special Christmas Eve.

Where: Observatory Bar & Grill, Dubai Marina.

When: Saturday 24th December, from 12:30pm 3.30pm OR from 6.30pm – 11pm.

Price: It’s AED 499 per person, including house beverages with 15% Early Bird Discount when you book before 10th December. For the evening event, the price is AED 400 for food only and AED 500 for house beverages.

Booking: Please call 04 319 4000 or email eatatharbour@marriott.com.

Get whisked away with an Enchanting brunch at Dunes Cafe, Shangri-La Dubai

Embrace the fairytales at Dunes Cafe, Shangri-La Dubai as you eat some delicious tapas, fresh seafood and world-wide delicacies to suit all tastes, drink some bubbles or cocktails and let the kids play while their favourite fairytale characters wander throughout adding a little glamour to the already enchanting occasion! With fantastic food and tons of themed activities and entertainment for all the family including circus acts and magic shows and even a talent show, we can guarantee you will all have a ball!

Where: Dunes Cafe, Shangri-La Hotel Dubai

When: Exclusive British Mums Brunch on Saturday 10th December with 2 for 1 packages!  Also on Saturday 3rd December, 17th December and 24th December.

Price: From AED 325 for adults and AED 150 for teens with kids aged 11 and under enjoying both the meal and the magic for free. House beverages packages are AED 499, prosecco packages are AED 599, with champagne upgrades for just AED 225 per person.

Booking: Click here for more information to book 10th December.  For for all other dates  call 04 405 2703 or email fbreservations.sldb@shangri-la.com.

British Mums’ Quizmas at Hillhouse Brasserie

We would LOVE you to go head-to-head with us at our British Mums’ Quizmas at Hillhouse Brasserie from 7.30pm– 11.30pm on Thursday 15th December

This exclusive event is open to British Mums and their friends and family – you can bring the hubbies to this one if you think they’re going to be any help! As there are no World Cup games that night (halleluiah!), it’s the perfect opportunity to get a team of six together for a Christmas celebration with the chance to win some fab prizes.

We are really excited as the quiz is being hosted by Dane Bowers and former 92fm radio host, Sibbers. Get your ears and pens at the ready as they’ll be doing the questions, games and challenges throughout the evening!

So, gather together your best brainbox friends (find some teachers) and test your knowledge while enjoying the delicious food and drink served at Hillhouse including an exciting special 3 course menu and seasonal drinks!

Where: Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills.

When: Thursday 15th December.

Price: The packages on the night will be discounted by 25% just for us British Mums; AED 149 for soft drinks, AED 279 for house bevvies and AED 315 for bubbles. What an amazing deal!

Booking: Click here for more details. To book your place, email events@britishmums.com or Whatsapp on 058 560 4862.

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