What’s On previews Christmas in Dubai with leading Boxing Day deals in Dubai at some of the best restaurants in Dubai and best bars in Dubai.
A.O.C French Brasserie & Plantation
The Boxing Day brunch here is French-inspired, but you’ll also find mezze and sushi. There’ll be children’s entertainment on the day too.
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR, Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs230. Tel: (04) 4484733. Taxi: Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach. sofitel-dubai-jumeirahbeach.com
If you’re all talked out after Christmas Day, head to Velocity Sports Lounge. The venue will be screening football during its BBQ brunch, so no chat required.
JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dhs295. Tel: (04) 4143000. Metro: Business Bay. marriott.com
Round off the festivities with an al fresco BBQ brunch at the Mövenpick JLT. The sweet of tooth will appreciate the chocolate fountain and traditional Christmas pudding.
Mövenpick Hotel JLT, Cluster A, JLT, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs190. Tel: (04) 4380000. Metro: JLT. moevenpick.com
Fed up of turkey yet? Fresh noodles, Peking duck and other Asian flavours up for grabs at Manzina’s post-Christmas buffet will have your appetite back before you know it.
The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai, noon to 4pm, Dhs320. Tel: (04) 4367777. Metro: Dubai Marina. theaddress.com
Travel to Belgium this Boxing Day in one of the city’s most elegant venues. Baked Camembert and beef chateaubriand will put paid to those post-Christmas blues.
Ritz-Carlton DIFC, DIFC, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4.30pm, Dhs295. Tel: (04) 3722323. Metro: Financial Centre. ritzcarlton.com
This is Vida’s popular Urban Picnic brunch, with a little festive cheer thrown in. You can fill your picnic basket with turkey, roast potatoes and Brussels sprouts along with the usual favourites.
Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 1pm to 5pm, Dhs395. Tel: (04) 4238884. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. vida-hotels.com
Le Brunch will take over this pretty rooftop venue on Boxing Day, with live food and drink stations, and music from Mash Machine, the resident band at Blue Marlin Ibiza.
The Oberoi, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai, 2pm to 1am, Dhs360. Tel: (05) 69511442. Metro: Business Bay. irisdubai.com
Head to Mina A’Salam for a Mexican-inspired Boxing Day brunch featuring authentic fare – you won’t find sloppy Tex-Mex at Tortuga.
Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 12.30pm, Dhs625. Tel: (04) 3666730. Taxi: Mina A’Salam. jumeirah.com
Bring a little Gallic charm to your Boxing Day at St Tropez, which will be serving up a French take on festive dishes throughout the month of December.
Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, Dhs250. Tel: (04) 3413415. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. sttropez.ae
Your digestive system hasn’t earned a break just yet – get stuck into a three-course set menu of southeast Asian fare, including Thai marinated turkey.
JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai, Dhs250. Tel: (04) 4143000. Metro: Business Bay. marriott.com
Perfect if you’ve had your fill of stuffing and potatoes, Maya will be serving up Mexican sharing dishes at its Boxing Day Brunch.
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, JBR, Dubai, 1pm to 4pm. Dhs350. Tel: (04) 3165550. Taxi: Le Royal Méridien. maya-dubai.com