Ultimate Guide to The Best Christmas Day Brunches, Lunches and Dinners in Dubai 2023

Say goodbye to long hours in the kitchen and make your way to Christmas Day brunches, lunches, or dinners for a delightful holiday experience at one of Dubai’s top establishments.

Here, you can look forward to meeting Santa and receiving a special gift, exploring diverse international cuisines, soaking in breathtaking views from a rooftop bar or restaurant, grooving to lively music, and participating in fun holiday activities and master classes with your little ones. 

Not to get lost in a diverse variety of Christmas dining experiences we have made pre-selected choices to suit all tastes.

Best Christmas Day Brunches, Lunches and Dinner in Dubai 2023

Ce La Vie

Christmas Lunch

Ce La Vie is a dining establishment situated on the 54th level offering stunning vistas of Dubai’s towering structures. Recognized as a nominee for ‘Pan Asian’ and ‘Al Fresco Dining’ at the 2022 Fact Dining Awards Dubai, it has been featured in the Michelin Guide Dubai for both 2022 and 2023.

The traditional midday meal will feature the customary centerpiece of Christmas banquets – succulent roasted Turkey, meticulously crafted by a chef boasting 12 years of expertise in Michelin-starred culinary artistry. The customary turkey will be accompanied by the vibrant flavors of Asian gastronomy.

The Christmas package will also encompass a selection of sweet endings – the Holiday Berry Swirl Delight or the Italian Panettone dessert.

En Fuego (Atlantis The Palm Dubai)

Christmas Lunch

En Fuego’s Christmas lunch offering provides a unique experience immersed in the ambiance of Latin American culinary delights. Rather than the traditional rich and aromatic Christmas fare, guests can savor a medley of flavors, particularly the highlight of the Christmas set ‘Aguachile’ – a Mexican delicacy featuring shrimp marinated in a zesty blend of chiltepin peppers, lime juice, salt, cucumber slices, and onion slices.

The atmosphere will be enjoyable for both children and adults, with kids aged 3 and above treated to a special menu and younger children receiving complimentary snacks. Additionally, adults can indulge in a selection of alcoholic beverages.

Christmas Dinner

Have you ever sampled fried green plantains? How about seafood entrees prepared in a coconut-infused sauce seasoned with Annatto spice? Embark on an extraordinary Christmas gastronomic expedition delving into the flavors of Ecuador and its neighboring areas through the restaurant’s dinner offerings.

We are confident that your Christmas evening will be etched in your memory, not only for the captivating samba performances but also for the introduction of another distinctive traditional Latin American dish to your culinary repertoire.


Christmas Lunch

Savor a freshly prepared 5-course lunch while taking in the incredible scenery of Ain Dubai at Tamoka, the beachfront dining delight.

Renowned chef Cesar Bartolini, who has 20 years of expertise in the culinary industry, created the special menu for festive meal. He developed his skills working with culinary maestro Gordon Ramsey at Bread Street Kitchen.

Enjoy live entertainment, such as DJ sets and live music with violins and percussion, while you savor the delicious Christmas fare.

Nobu (Atlantis The Palm Dubai)

Christmas Lunch

Experience Christmas fine dining on the 22nd floor of Nobu, which is housed at Atlantis The Palm Dubai. Savor the best of gourmet cuisine in the refined inside ambience or choose the patio with its stunning views of the vast Dubai Marina skyline.

Nobu’s culinary prowess is evidenced by its inclusion as a recommended restaurant in the Michelin Guide for Dubai in 2022 and 2023, as well as its recognition in the Gault&Milau guide for 2023.

Taste their famed Wagyu Rib Eye Anticucho Style (295 AED), their decadent Black Cod Miso (255 AED), or the wonderful Bento Box (75 AED).

Seafire Steakhouse (Atlantis The Palm Dubai)

Christmas Lunch

At Seafire Steakhouse and Bar, you’ll discover an exceptional array of prime steaks and seafood. This esteemed restaurant and bar, styled after the iconic New York Steakhouse, is celebrated for its generous servings, premium cuts of meat, and a vast collection of fine wines.

Christmas Dinner

Indulge in their delightful Christmas offerings featuring succulent baked turkey served on a medley of vegetables and fruit slices, alongside the tantalizing Oven Roasted Chicken Skewer priced at 195 AED. For a truly exceptional dining experience, the chef’s selections include the delectable Char-Grilled Lamb Chops at 295 AED, the exquisite Organic Local Salmon at 225 AED, and the sumptuous 48 Hour Beef Cheek priced at 300 AED.

White Beach (Atlantis The Palm Dubai)

Christmas Lunch, Dinner and Party

White Beach cordially invites you to partake in an adult-only Christmas lunch and dinner experience. Enjoy Mediterranean holiday fare while taking in the alluring live entertainment and energetic music provided by their in-house DJ.

You can also pay AED 200 on weekdays and AED 250 on weekends to access the beach and pool. It is a joyous occasion intended to enhance your holiday season.

Learn more about things to do on Christmas!

Saffron (Atlantis The Palm Dubai)

Observe a skilled team of expert chefs as they showcase their culinary prowess at Saffron’s 2.0 live cooking stations, where you can witness the art of slicing, dicing, sizzling, and stirring right before your eyes. Immerse yourself in the experience as authentic and flavorful dishes from India and Southeast Asia are expertly prepared, adding an exciting element to your Christmas dining journey.

Christmas Day Brunch

Come enjoy a delicious breakfast at Saffron, where Santa and his hardworking elves will provide a mouthwatering selection of gourmet treats for you to enjoy.

Christmas Dinner

Later on in the evening, indulge in a variety of trendy and classic Christmas recipes, with a tantalizing Asian twist.

Kaleidoscope (Atlantis The Palm Dubai)

Christmas Lunch

Embark on a culinary journey with Kaleidoscope’s authentic global buffet lunch, boasting delightful flavors influenced by Arabia, India, and Asia. Celebrate Christmas Eve and Day with a special spread showcasing traditional holiday favorites such as succulent roasted turkey, delectable sweets, and a selection of unique and exquisite delicacies.

The Maine JBR

Christmas Brunch

At The Maine, you’ll discover an exceptional seafood dining experience, earning the prestigious title of ‘Favourite Seafood Restaurant’ at the What’s On Awards 2023.

For the Christmas menu, tantalize your taste buds with a selection of starters including tuna tartare, artichoke hearts, foie gras terrine, and beef Carpaccio. Indulge in one of the main courses such as the enticing angry lobster pasta, succulent turkey roulade, or the flavorful roasted prime rib, which can be paired with delectable sides like charred Brussels, truffle fries, or Mac n’ Cheese. Conclude your meal with delightful desserts such as Christmas trifle, warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream, or basque cheesecake.

Quench your thirst with a beverage package offering an array of hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks, mimosas, Bloody Mary cocktails, Tequila, House Wines, and bottled beers, all served by staff donning festive Christmas hats. The space will be adorned with enchanting festive decorations including lights, bells, bows, gift socks, and Christmas wreaths, creating a joyous and celebratory ambiance.

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Christmas Lunch

Savor a feast of tender turkey and gammon steaks along with a variety of rich desserts, all expertly crafted to make your Christmas Day a truly remarkable gastronomic adventure.

While youngsters can enjoy a selection of soft drinks, adults can enjoy an unlimited buffet and soft drinks as part of our exclusive package.

Enjoy a Happy Hour, live shows, and kid-focused programming all day long, along with a special visit from Santa.

It should be noted that The Terrace at Nezesaussi Grill is the only eating area open on Christmas, so reserve your table well in advance. To add to the joyful atmosphere, the venue also features two pool tables, a jukebox, and TV screens, including a big one that shows matches.

CINQUE (Five Palm Jumeirah)

Christmas Brunch

Soak in a delicious brunch experience at CINQUE, while listening to the calming sounds of jazz and swing. Savor an array of freshly prepared Italian dishes in the strikingly orange and dark blue interior dining area, which is accentuated by beautiful ceilings and lavish gold décor. Or enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace outside, which has excellent views of the FIVE Palm Jumeirah Cube.

Enjoy classic seasonal pastries and sweets like Pannettone as part of the Christmas menu. You can also enjoy a variety of Italian pasta dishes and BBQ selections, making for a unique and varied culinary feast.

BLVD ON ONE (Five Palm Jumeirah)

Christmas Brunch

Take your Christmas brunch to the next level at BLVD ON ONE with a live music performance against the backdrop of the distinctive pool stage. Enjoy a variety of traditional Christmas desserts and tender roasted meats, or choose from traditional Lebanese food like Lamb Sambousek, Yoghurt Fatteh, and Fattoush Salad.

Bellini, Kir Royale, Prosecco, and Cosmopolitan cocktails are just a few of the delectable alternatives available as part of the all-inclusive beverage package. Enjoy an additional layer of delight unwinding with over 30 delicious flavors of shisha, for 250 AED.

Crescendo (Anantara The Palm Dubai)

Christmas Brunch

Savor a lovely brunch time at Crescendo, which boasts two unique benefits: a 20-liter double chocolate fountain and a superb assortment of Levantine cuisine.

Relish a variety of delicious gourmet treats matched with a range of fine beverages, including wonderful bubbly selections, live musical performances, and Christmas gifts from Santa.

  • Timings: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Price: 245 AED per kid 6-11 y.o. with soft beverages; 515 AED per adult with soft beverages; 735 AED per adult with house beverages and prosecco; 875 AED per adult with Champagne and house package
  • Kid-friendly: yes
  • Website: https://www.anantara.com/en/palm-dubai/offers/crescendo-christmas-day-brunch
  • Location: Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai – Dubai

The Duck Hook (Dubai Hills)

Christmas Brunch

Step into The Duck Hook for an extraordinary brunch affair diving into an irresistible assortment of festive nibbles, featuring Duck Liver Pâté with Toasted Sourdough, Scotch Egg with Homemade Piccalilli, and your choice of Christmas Salad or Seafood Cocktail.

As you move on to the main course, relish the timeless flavors of Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Roast Potatoes, and more.

Conclude your dining journey with a decadent selection of desserts, including Christmas Pudding, Sticky Toffee Pudding, or Mince Pies.

For vegetarian guests, they present a specially crafted Veggie Christmas Plate featuring Beyond Sausages, Mushroom Gravy, Roast Potatoes, Parsnips, Carrots, Braised Red Cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.

Take in the lovely atmosphere, which is accentuated by live music adding a festive touch to your visit.


Christmas Brunch

Savor the traditional Christmas feast of roasted turkey and ham, along with a variety of delicious sides, to get you in the mood to fully embrace the spirit of the celebration. On Christmas Day, take in the merry atmosphere while enjoying the live event. Whether you prefer non-alcoholic beverages with the soft package or opt for premium bottles, there’s something for everyone, including a warm welcome for kids!

Buddha Bar

Christmas Brunch

Add a dash of glitz and luxury to your Christmas Day party at Buddha Bar! Indulge in a lavish spread with a wide selection of Pan-Asian delicacies and illimitable beverages. Get ready for an enthralling display of varied live entertainment that accentuates the brunch’s cheery atmosphere.

Note that each table can only be seated for a maximum of two hours, so enjoy every second of this unique Christmas experience!

  • Timings: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Price: 450 AED per person with soft beverages; 550 AED per person with hops and grapes; 650 AED per person with premium drinks
  • Kid-friendly: only kids 12 y.o. and older
  • Website: https://www.buddhabar-dubai.com/specials
  • Location: Grosvenor House Dubai – Al Emreef St – Dubai

Nikki Beach

Christmas Brunch

Savor the magic of the Christmas Brunch Menu, featuring delectable offerings such as honey-glazed parsnips and carrots, sautéed Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and crisp lardons, and indulgent cauliflower and Comte cheese au gratin. Treat yourself to a delightful array of Christmas desserts and an exquisite selection of artisanal cheeses and meats.

Choose from two packages for adults with an array of spirits, or opt for the non-alcoholic package for those seeking a sober experience. Additionally, children can enjoy a special buffet brunch tailored just for them.

Immerse yourself in the lively entertainment, including musical performances, the in-house DJ, and a surprising visit to Santa Claus. After the brunch, continue the festivities with post-brunch access to the pool and beach until sunset, ensuring a joyous and unforgettable Christmas celebration for all.

  • Timings: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Price: 850 AED per person with alcohol and soft beverages; 650 AED per person with alcohol except Champagne and soft beverages; 500 AED per person with soft beverages; 250 AED per kid under 12 y.o.
  • Kid-friendly: yes
  • Website: https://dubai.nikkibeach.com/event/christmas-day-brunch-at-cafe-nikki/
  • Location: Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl – Jumeirah – Dubai

Hanaaya and Zheng Hes (Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam)

Christmas Brunch

Discover an extraordinary Christmas experience at two renowned restaurants nestled within Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam. Delight in a diverse array of tantalizing seafood dishes while immersing yourself in a captivating game program and engaging master classes for children. Enjoy the enchanting melodies of a live band and the heartwarming tunes of Christmas carol singers. Look forward to Santa’s arrival on his sleigh, spreading joy and cheer as he presents delightful gifts to complete the festive celebration.

  • Timings: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Price: Indoor: 590 AED per person with soft beverages, 690 AED per person with house beverages; Outdoor: 750 AED per person (Gold Package), 890 AED per person (Platinum Package); 295 AED per kid 4-11 y.o.
  • Kid-friendly: yes

Website: https://www.jumeirah.com/en/offers/category-offers/dine/mina-a-salam-hanaaya/christmas-day-brunch

Location: Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3 – Dubai

Porterhouse Steaks & Grills (Sofitel Dubai)

Christmas Brunch

With an open kitchen and a signature tabletop grill, this well-known restaurant has been voted the Best Steakhouse in Dubai at the prestigious What’s On Awards in 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2023. It offers a top-notch dining experience that is excellent for meat lovers.

Experience a lively setting this Christmas that promises to take your brunch pleasure to greater heights, complete with pop songs, live music, and a ton of holiday vibes.

Manava (Sofitel Palm Dubai)

Christmas Brunch

You can escape your daily routine at Manava while indulging in a wonderful array of food, wines, and live performances of inspiring tunes. And your kids will have plenty of activities to occupy them, like receiving a lovely festive face painting, seeing animators expertly craft balloon sculptures, and gaping wide at the intricate tricks performed by magicians.

Maiora (NH Collection Dubai Palm)

Christmas Brunch

Come enjoy a fantastic brunch getaway with outdoor seats and a delectable buffet spread at Maiora. With Santa’s cheerful appearance, engaging live performances, and an alluring choice of delectable culinary treats, you can fully immerse yourself in the Christmas environment.

Wanderlust (JW Marriott Marquis Hotel)

Christmas Day Brunch 

Come taste a variety of live culinary areas with all of your holiday favorites while being entertained by intriguing live acts.

Prime68 (JW Marriott Marquis Hotel)

Christmas Brunch

Perched at an amazing height of more than 200 meters, PRIME68 is a proud 2022 recipient of What’s On Dubai’s “Best Steakhouse in Dubai” title. Enjoy live entertainment to enhance your eating experience, and don’t miss the stunning views from the restaurant’s vantage point. Sample their famous steak cuts, which are the centerpiece of the outstanding menu.

Kitchen6 (JW Marriott Marquis Hotel)

Christmas Day Lunch

Come and join the lively festivities at Kitchen6 for an extraordinary celebration, where you can savor a lavish banquet. Delight in a wide array of global cuisine and pamper your taste buds with the exquisite culinary creations available at their six interactive cooking stations.

Christmas Day Dinner

As well as the lunch selection, the offering will feature a range of house and non-alcoholic beverages, a diverse array of international dishes, and enticing aromas emanating from six interactive cooking stations.

Festive Afternoon Tea at La Farine (JW Marriott Marquis Hotel)

Enjoy the delicious flavors of seasonal treats and fragrant teas in a warm and inviting setting, and mark the holiday season with elegance. Delight in not just traditional Christmas sweets, but also crunchy macarons, rolls filled with light cream, rich chocolate muffins, and decadent brownies, as well as savory fish and vegetable sandwiches that resemble sweet pastries from afar, along with refreshing fruit bowls.

Lush Burger Festive Special (JW Marriott Marquis Hotel)

If you simply can’t resist the temptation of a succulent burger on Christmas Day, make a beeline for Lash Burger. They’re offering a special combo deal, which includes your choice of burger with a side of French fries and their signature LB sauce, along with a petite bottle of French Bubbles, all for just 150 AED.

Positano (JW Marriott Marquis Hotel)

Take a trip to a blissful Italian Christmas time: savor succulent seafood, mouthwatering pasta, and tantalizing pizzas that are expertly prepared to encapsulate the spirit of the Mediterranean region.

Queen Elizabeth 2

Christmas Lunch

The Christmas 2023 celebration aboard the Dubai Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise liner is set to deliver an unforgettable and magical experience with its array of holiday delights. Step into a bygone era and immerse yourself in the festive spirit with a classic Christmas lunch at the Queens Grill restaurant. This exclusive setting offers the perfect opportunity to revel in the season with loved ones, all while savoring a delightful five-course menu.

Vanitas (Palazzo Versace)

Christmas Dinner

Vanitas presents an opulent dining experience with its plush seating, wooden parquet flooring, ornate stucco detailing, and beautifully aged furniture.

Indulge in a special four-course set menu featuring delectable options such as Wild Chicken Ravioli with Aromatic Jus, Parmigiano Cheese, and Black Truffle, accompanied by Misticanza salad and Mango Sphere Pannacotta. Enhance your meal with a refreshing Sicilian Mojito for 75 AED.

Giardano (Palazzo Versace)

Christmas Brunch

At Giardino, the Into the Jungle Brunch offers one-of-a-kind experiences for the whole family in the stylish ambiance of this fashion-inspired venue, which seamlessly extends onto the spacious terrace.

Take your pick of a seat indoors or outdoors on the terrace overlooking the pool, and immerse yourself in the fantastic entertainment lineup, featuring DJ sets, engaging kids’ activities, whimsical animal cosplay, appearances by Santa Claus, and much more.

Additionally, guests can get a great gift – free access to the Central and West Pools.

Christmas Dinner

A sumptuous display showcasing a broad assortment of International favorites, including a delicious roast turkey among other culinary delicacies, is showcased at Giardino’s enormous Christmas dinner buffet.


Christmas Brunch

Dubai is renowned for its ability to captivate. Take, for instance, the upcoming tropical Christmas event at Amazonico, where guests can indulge in traditional Latin American delicacies like Ensalada Amazónica or Humita corn cake and vibrant cocktails, while also enjoying a lively evening of electronic dance music. It’s worth noting that this establishment has earned a spot on the prestigious MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

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