A brunch is for life not just for Christmas…well unless it’s a festive brunch! We do love a brunch here in the UAE, but festive brunches are the perfect way of celebrating Christmas with your friends and family in the lead up to the big day itself, especially if you’re escaping the sandpit this year. We’ve put together a round-up of some of the best festive brunches for over the holidays, so get those Christmas jumpers out of storage, grab your friends, and celebrate, seasonal style.

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 live vintage jazz bands playing timeless classics.

Where: Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

When: 1pm-4.30pm every Friday and Christmas Day.

Price: Starting from AED 250 for kids aged 8-14 years old, AED 420 for soft drinks, AED 550 for cocktails and prosecco and AED 720 for the champagne package.

Booking: Please call 04 432 3232 to book your table.

Head to the coast this Christmas for a festive brunch at Pierchic

Set out on Jumeirah Al Qasr’s private pier, overlooking the shimmering azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, enjoy a 4-course Italian inspired sharing brunch by award-winning head chef Beatrice Segoni at Pierchic. Free-flowing beverages will help you get in the festive party mood along with a live DJ whilst you take in the stunning views of the coast from this elevated waterside dining venue. Children are welcome aged 8 years and above.

Where: Pierchic, Jumeirah Al Qasr

When: 1pm-4pm every Friday.

Price: Starting from AED 490 for soft drinks, AED 590 for the house package and AED 990 for the Champagne package.

Booking: Please call 04 432 3232 to book your table or click here.

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:  3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th December. 12.30pm-4pm.

Price: Starting from AED 89 for kids ages 6-12 years, AED 249 per person for soft beverages and AED 349 per person for house beverages. Kids 5 and under eat for free.

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

For a family friendly festive brunch, head to the hills and Hillhouse Brasserie

If you’re looking for a relaxed festive brunch the whole family can enjoy, head to Hillhouse Brasserie for a traditional menu of all your favourite British dishes plus some delicious new ones. Mulled wine and festive cocktails will help to get you in to the Christmas spirit as you sit back and take in the gorgeous views of Dubai Hills Golf Course and Downtown. There’ll be a live singer providing the festive tunes whilst the lawns provide space for the little ones to have a wander whilst you enjoy a glass of festive cheer.

Where: Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills Estate

When: 1pm-4pm every Friday from 18th November.

Price: Starting from AED 95 for kids aged 4-12 years, AED 195 for soft drinks, AED 370 for house beverages and AED 420 for the sparkling package.

Booking: Please call 04 432 3232 to book your table.

Why not wait for Santa’s arrival with the Christmas Eve Sky High Brunch at Observatory Bar & Grill at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Start celebrating the festivities early with a Christmas Eve Brunch at the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites. This one-of-a-kind Sky High Brunch at Observatory Bar & Grill features the ultimate spread of dishes with juicy meat, fresh seafood, refreshing beverages and spectacular views of the marina.

Where: Observatory Bar & Grill, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites.

When: 24th December from 12.30pm-3pm.

Price: AED 499 per person including selected beverages.

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

Kick off Christmas Eve in style at The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so gather your friends and loved ones and celebrate Christmas Eve at The Croft. This award-winning British eatery is famed for its hearty British fare and this special brunch menu is no exception, offering a traditional roast and some holiday specials too. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating to make the most of the stunning Marina views.

Where: The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites.

When: 24th December from 7pm-10pm.

Price: AED 399 per person including house beverages for an indoor table and AED 499 per person including house beverages for a table outdoors.

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

Start Your Holiday Season Off With a Bang at Seaside Brunch

Located in Jumeirah Village Circle’s newest luxury hotel, Family Brunch Dubai has launched its latest event Seaside Brunch, perfect for family members of all ages. With a nautical theme that has brought in a festive twist this holiday season, this is sure to be a hit for the entire family. Enjoy free-flowing drinks for the parents, and a wide selection of top-quality cuisines. Each brunch includes pool access, festive arts and crafts, face painting, live entertainment, and special appearances from Santa himself.

Where: Village Bistro in The First Collection Hotel in Jumeirah Village Circle.

When: 12:30-4.30 pm every Friday

Price: Starting from AED 150 for kids aged 4-11 years old, AED 250 for soft drinks, AED 350 per person including selected house beverages, and AED 450 per person including selected premium beverages. Infants up to 3 years old dine for free.

Booking: For reservations, please call or WhatsApp 050 836 1513, email Reservations@familybrunchdubai.com or book your table here.

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