Christmas is rapidly approaching and to celebrate in true Dubai-style, it’s imperative you get booking pretty quickly! We all know Dubai does brunch like nowhere else on the planet, and Christmas Day Brunch… well that’s something else entirely! We’ve rounded up some of our fave spots to celebrate with friends and family on Christmas Day.

A Luxurious Christmas at Pierchic

For all those with a penchant for extravagance, Pierchic is undoubtedly the place to be this festive season! Be swept away by the breath-taking views, heady atmosphere and a tidal wave of festive gastronomy. Celebrate Christmas Day at Pierchic with a festive brunch to remember with live entertainment and a selection of beverage packages whilst looking out over the Arabian Gulf and Burj Al Arab.

Enjoy four courses on this epicurean adventure with truffle burrata and chicken liver pate on the starters menu, a seafood experience for the middle course, a choice of Turkey Ballotine or Salmon en Croute for a main and, if you’ve room, Christmas Pudding or a fruit platter to finish.

The festivities begin at 12.30pm and finishes at 4pm. Prices are AED 700 with soft drinks, AED 800 with house beverages and AED 900 with Brut Champagne. Children can join for AED 350 and under 4’s are free.

For reservations, please call 800 666 353 or email restaurants@saroodhospitality.com

Christmas on the Water’s Edge at Boardwalk

What better way to celebrate Christmas in Dubai than at one of the most iconic and well-loved Dubai institutions? Embrace your nautical side as you dine outdoors on the deck at Boardwalk, Dubai Creek & Yacht Club, arguably one of Dubai’s most picturesque spots as it lies on the water’s edge with spectacular views over the bustling Dubai Creek.

This Christmas Day enjoy your turkey with all the trimmings or tuck into a live Seafood BBQ, whilst listening to the live, festive entertainment. The kids will be delighted with a dedicated children’s area (which is fully supervised, much to our delight) and the magic continues with a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Join the celebrations from 1-4pm on Christmas Day with prices starting from AED 335 per person for soft drinks, AED 495 for house beverages and AED 595 for bubbles. Children aged 6-12 years are priced at AED 185 whilst 5 and under dine for free.

For reservations, please call 04 205 4647 or email boardwalk@dubaigolf.com.

Christmas Day Buffet Brunch at LIV

Are you on Santa’s nice list – or naughty list? He’ll let you know this Christmas Day at the cosy LIV, W Dubai – The Palm. With both indoor and outdoor seating (plus spectacular views), feast on a delicious spread that will keep everyone’s tummy satisfied. Choose from turkey, stuffed lamb and prime rib plus a selection of 40 (yes – 40!) types of trimmings from grilled zucchini to roasted purple potato. The kids can tuck into the roast dinner, but there’s also a dedicated kids buffet with baked salmon, mac and cheese and other favourites!

If you’ve already had your fill of turkey before the big day comes round then fear not as there’s also a charcuterie zone, grill station, sushi, sashimi, hand dive oyster bar and a Hawaiian poke bar amongst the more traditional festive choices. Don’t miss the dessert buffet with a Yule Log , Mince Pies and other mouth-watering desserts.

The fun kicks off at 12.30pm and runs through until 4pm with prices at AED 550 per person which includes bubbles, house and soft drinks, whilst kids aged 6-12 years join in for AED 125 and kids under 6 eat free!

For reservations, please call 04 245 5800 or email liv.dubai@whotels.com.

Christmas Joy at Hillhouse Brasserie

Conveniently nestled in Dubai Hills, Hillhouse Brasserie is the perfect location if you’re having Christmas with friends located all across Dubai. Delight in hors-d’oeuvres on arrival followed by six delicious courses served family-sharing style (one is of course a traditional roast turkey with trimmings and another is Christmas Pud)! Not forgetting a number of help-yourself stations set up including oysters, seafood, breads, steak tartare and charcuterie.

As for live entertainment, Hillhouse will be bringing in an ever-popular rat-pack singer to ensure this is a Christmas to remember. There’s loads for the kids, including a bouncy castle whilst the adults dine outside with the Dubai skyline as the perfect backdrop.

Spend Christmas in the Hills this year from 12.30pm and running through until 4pm. The house beverage package is priced at AED 495 per person, whilst soft drinks is AED 245. Children 12 and under are charged at AED 99, whilst kids under 6 join in for free!

For reservations, please call 800 666 353 or email restaurants@saroodhospitality.com

Christmas Day Brunch at Lakeview, Dubai Creek Golf Club

For a sophisticated Christmas at one of Dubai’s most-coveted hidden gems, Lakeview at Dubai Creek Golf Club is opening up its terrace to welcome families brunching this Christmas Day. Their delicious festive buffet will feature Christmas Day favourites such as roast turkey and all the trimmings – including pigs in blankets!!!

Make your Christmas extra special whilst listening to the live band’s festive tunes and enjoying views over the golf course. There’s also plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained with gingerbread cookie decorating and Santa himself is set to make an appearance later in the afternoon.

Brunch at Lakeview runs from 12.30pm until 4pm and costs AED 335 per adult for brunch including soft beverages, AED 495 for house beverages, AED 595 for house drinks as well as sparkling bubbles and children aged 6 to 12 dine for AED 185 with 5 years and under, going free.

For reservations, please call 04 205 4670 or email lakeview@dubaigolf.com.

This is Christmas with Jumeirah

Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts are renowned for their epic festive celebrations, from “wow” entertainment and opulent food to out-of-this-world views and exquisite decorations. And as always, they’re spoiling us with choice this Christmas!

There’s something to suit everyone from traditional Christmas dinners at Jumeirah Al Qasr to entertaining beachside brunching at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, right through to lavish seven course show stoppers at Burj Al Arab and family-friendly brunching at Jumeriah Creekside Hotel. The Rib Room at Jumeirah Emirates Tower and Rockfish at Jumeirah Al Naseem are offering a festive a la carte lunch if buffet isn’t your scene and Jumeriah Mina A’Salam is offering a Chinese, Mexican and Arabic take on a festive meal.

For your memorable Christmas celebration, please call 04 432 3232 or email restaurants@jumeirah.com.

Christmas Day Brunch at Anise

Well if it’s good enough for Santa… Anise at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, a firm-family favourite is serving up an international feast this Christmas Day with a whopping eight interactive cooking stations showcasing amazing and authentic flavours from around the world. And all of this on top of the traditional turkey and trimmings and a premium selection of fresh catches from the ocean, ensures an absolutely magical day. Round off your meal with a choice of pudding and a huge range of seasonal treats at the opulent dessert buffet.

Enjoy the Anise Christmas Day brunch with the sweet sounds of an acoustic duo and there will be plenty of children’s entertainment going on including festive games, face painting, loads of fun and of course, Santa Claus will be stopping by.

Running from 1pm until 4pm, the price per adult is AED 375 per person including soft beverages, AED 450 including house, hops, grapes and bubbles and there’s a nominal charge of just AED 75 for children aged 6-12 years and children aged 0-5 dine complimentary.

For a Christmas Day to remember, please call 04 701 1127/28 or email restaurantreservation.dfc@ihg.com.

Christmas Brunch at Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates

Join the celebrations with family and friends at this year’s magical Christmas Day brunch at Besh, Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates. Journey through live stations with all your traditional favourites including oven roasted Turkey with all the trimmings and classic Christmas desserts, including stolen cake!

Share the joy on the terrace with panoramic views of Dubai and don’t miss the visit from Santa as he distributes gifts in the children’s entertainment area which has a selection of games, console stations, balloon bending and face painting. We’re also loving their Ugly Christmas Jumper Competition (we’ve all got one!) where the winner will receive AED 1,000 to spend in their dining outlets – that’s a very nice Christmas pressie!

Christmas Day Brunch runs from 1pm until 4pm and costs AED 199 for soft beverages, AED 299 for house beverages and just AED 99 for children aged 6 to 12 years with 5 years and under dining free.

For reservations, please call 04 377 2353 or email besh.dubai@sheraton.com.