Best Last-Minute Christmas Meal Deals in Dubai and Across the UAE
If you've still not made your Christmas plans, pick from these fab choices
Chill out over Christmas with jazz on The Walk
Mövenpick JBR is holding a brunch to a soundtrack of jazz classics. It’ll be the perfect place to take the kids, who’ll be kept entertained with a dedicated children’s corner and a special visit from Santa.
INFO: Dhs379 (house drinks), Dhs279 (soft drinks), children half-price, 12.30pm-4pm, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, 04 449 8781, www.moevenpick-hotels.com
Eat international delights from eight restaurants
Christmas Brunch at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek will see eight restaurants unite to create a unique festive spread, from fresh seafood to traditional English faves.
INFO: Dhs349 (sparkling), Dhs299 (house drinks), Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs100 (food only), 12noon-4pm, Baniyas Rd, Dubai, 04 222 7171, www.radissonblu.com
Meet Santa while feasting on tasty world cuisine
The Atrium restaurant at Grand Millennium Dubai will be pulling out all the stops for its Christmas brunch buffet. There’ll be cooking stations featuring a wealth of food from all over the world, plus a visit from Santa for the children and performances of live music.
INFO: Dhs350 (unlimited house drinks), Dhs225 (one house drink or soft drink), children aged six-12 eat half price and those under-six eat free, 12noon-4pm, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, 04 429 9999,www.millenniumhotels.ae
Head Downtown for festive treats
International all-day dining venue Fazaris at The Address Downtown Dubai is planning to host an epic Christmas Day buffet brunch featuring dishes from all over the world. Remember to leave some room for dessert!
INFO: Dhs595 (house drinks and bubbly), Dhs450 (soft drinks), 12.30pm-4pm, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, 04 436 8888, www.theaddress.com
Have a barbie on the beach
What could be better than spending 25 December by the sea? Head to luxury resort Banyan Tree, where chefs will be cooking up a festive barbecue on the sand.
INFO: Dhs350, 12.30pm-3pm, Wadi Khadeja, Ras Al Khaimah, 07 206 7777, www.banyantree.com
Celebrate with the girls at a fizz filled ladies’ night
The Yacht Club at InterContinental Abu Dhabi was named Best Club as well as Best Ladies’ Night atAhlan!’s Best in Abu Dhabi Awards, making it the perfect place to party. Includes free-flowing bubbly.
INFO: Free, 7pm-12midnight, Bainouna St, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, 800 423 463, www.dining-intercontinental-ad.ae
Have a family style celebration at Celsius Restaurant
Dig into an international buffet brunch inspired by Christmas. Santa will invite your little one to their special buffet and the elves will take care of entertaining them. Book yourself in at Celsius and you can enter the raffle draw for a chance to win a weekend stay in a Royal Suite at the Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai including breakfast and dinner for two!
INFO: Dhs250 per person including soft drinks, Dhs350 per person including house beverages, kids up to 5 years eat for free, kids 6 to 12 years get 50 per cent off the original price, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 308 0550, email@example.com.
French decadence at Le Classique
The gorgeous atmos of French fine dining restaurant Le Classique is perfect to indulge in a Christmas feast complete with bubbly, reds and whites.
INFO: Le Classique Christmas Eve Dinner, 7pm-11pm, Dhs420 with selected beverages and Dhs560 with unlimited bubbly; Le Classique Gourmet Christmas Lunch, 12pm-3pm; Dhs360 for four course set menu; 04 4 417 9999, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family fun at M’s
Think family friendly festivity at the Christmas Day brunch complete with top dishes as well as kid's entertainment including a Santa Claus gift corner, face painting, bouncy castle and computer games space.
INFO: M’s Christmas Day brunch, 12pm-3pm, Dhs205 per person food only, Dhs295 with selected house beverages, Dhs395 for the sparkling package, kids from 4-12 years Dhs75 including soft drinks; 04 4 417 9999, email@example.com.
Dig into a grand festive buffet with a decadent international selection of salads and starters, seafood on ice, hand carved roast turkey with accompaniments, mouth-watering main courses and tempting desserts.
INFO: Legends Christmas Day Brunch; Dhs250 for food and soft drinks, Dhs395 with regular house beverages, Dhs495 for the bubble option, kids from 4-12 years Dhs140 including soft drinks, 04 295 6000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take in stunning golf course and creek views and enjoy a Christmas Day buffet dinner with delish traditional starters like turkey salad, veal chipolata terrine and turkey ballotine as well as main course selections including hand-carved turkey with accompaniments and lotsmore. Sweet options for dessert too, Christmas pudding and mince pies!
INFO: LakeView Christmas Day Dinner; Dhs80 per person for food only, Dhs190 per person for food and selected beverages; 04 295 6000, email@example.com.