Family camping has certainly come a long way since the days of flimsy tents and canned foods – at least in the UAE. So if you and the family are looking to take advantage of the cooler weather and hit the road for an outdoor getaway, here are our picks of some of the best… Read More
Trade in your chef’s hat for Santa’s hat…
If you’re planning to leave the stress of preparing the Christmas Day feast to someone else this year, we’ve rounded up some great choices for you! And don’t worry, with your favourite Christmas treats to Santa fun, it’s sure to feel like home away from home.
1. Christmas Day Brunch at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Kick off your family’s Christmas Day celebrations with a delicious brunch offering over 200 international dishes. The traditional Christmas treats will be served from all of Radisson Blu’s 8 restaurants & bars with plenty of live stations & delightful desserts.
The family-friendly brunch will also include live performances, loads of kids’ activities like balloon bending & face painting, and a special visit from Santa Claus himself!
Radisson Blu, Dubai Deira Creek, Dec 25, 12:30pm-4pm, starting from AED 245 for adults, more info
2. Indulgent Christmas Brunch at Bacchanal
Fill those hungry Christmas tummies with a lavish buffet like no other. Treat your entire family to a feast of culinary delights including a delicate turkey with traditional trimmings to Australian Wagyu beef and Scottish smoked salmon.
And there’ll be no shortage of festive vibes with live entertainment including holiday hits and fun-filled activities to keep your little ones entertained.
Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai, Dec 25, 1pm-5pm, starting from AED 400 for adults, AED 200 for children 4-11yrs, free for under 4s, more info
3. Christmas Day Dinner at Saffron
Christmas festivities at Saffron’s are something else this year. You heard it here; there will be an impressive, mouth-watering buffet, and music that will put you in an uplifting, celebratory mood. And the best treat of all will be Santa Clause’s presence backed up with Christmas themed music; your kids will love it as he distributes some fun giveaways.
Atlantis, The Palm, Dec 25, 7pm-11pm, AED 275 for adults, AED 165 for children, free for under 3s, more info
4. Christmas Day Lunch at The Irish Village
Indulge in a 3-course Christmas Day Lunch at The Irish Village. Your little ones will especially love meeting Santa and receiving a gift from him, and getting free face painting too. Enjoy the live music and your loved ones’ company in a lovely festive atmosphere.
This Christmas lunch is also available at the Garhoud branch (prices differ)
Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Dec 25, 12pm-4pm, AED 160 for adults, AED 45 for children, more info
5. Al Fresco Christmas Day Brunch at Le Meridien Village Terrace
Enjoy Christmas day enjoying the cool, crisp weather outdoors with your family. Dig into a Christmas brunch, offering a kids area full of activities and live entertainment by the resident band, X Groove.
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dec 25, 12:30pm-3:30pm, starting from AED 269 for adults, AED 120 for children 6-12yrs, free for under 6s, more info
6. Festive Brunch at Bab Al Shams
Spend an afternoon filled with festivities at the desert resort’s Al Forsan Garden. Indulge in all your Christmas favorites while your children enjoy a variety of exciting games all day. Face painting, magic shows and a mini zoo are just a few of the surprises in store for your little ones. Santa Claus himself will also make an appearance to make the day extra special.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dec 25, 1pm-5pm, starting from AED 495 for adults, AED 250 for children 6-12yrs, free for under 6s, more info
7. Epic Christmas Day Brunch at Palmito Garden
Filled with 150 traditional festive dishes, the Epic Christmas Day Brunch at Palmito Garden is bound to fascinate you and your little ones. In addition to the delicious variety of food and the kids’ buffet filled with candy, there will also be live entertainment. As for your kids, you can get them all excited about Santa because he will definitely make an appearance.
JA The Resort, Dec 25, 12:30pm-3:30pm, starting from AED 250 for adults, more info
8. Elements Christmas Day Brunch at Le Royal Meridien
Wake up on Christmas morning to an exciting Christmas themed Elements Brunch. Think party hats, Christmas crackers, endless activities in store, and a very special visit from Santa!
With a dedicated kids buffet station featuring an endless variety of their favourite foods (plus loads of healthy options too), your kids are in for a real treat. They’ll have access to the Elements Kids Club, and can take part in activities like Zumba, face painting, interactive cooking, a game station and much more.
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, Dec 25, 1pm-4pm, starting from AED 275 for adults, AED 100 for children 6-12yrs, free for under 6s, more info
9. Christmas Day at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Start your Christmas day with an exciting festive Carnival at The Park’s Garden area. Parents can unwind and enjoy the lively atmosphere, while kids engage in a series of games and activities led by Camp Hyatt.
Your kids can also meet Santa Claus and snap photos as memorable keepsakes. Complete the day by grabbing a delicious bite to eat with their scrumptious brunch, with a special kid’s buffet deigned just for your little ones.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Dec 25, 1pm-4pm, starting from AED 275 for adults, AED 200 for children, more info