10 places to celebrate Boxing Day in Dubai
If you’ve saved room for a second feast, here’s where to have it…
Not totally stuffed from Christmas Day? There are plenty of places serving more than just turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day in Dubai. We round up ten of the city’s best spot for a recovery feast.
Reform Social & Grill
Spend the day gorging on food in the sun with a full English breakfast, cold cuts platter, and an all-day roast. If you’re still stuffed from Christmas dinner then there are drinks deals to take advantage of. Select football matches will be shown throughout the day.
Reform, The Lakes, Dubai, 8am to late, Wednesday December 26. Tel: (04) 454 2638. reformsocialgrill.ae
For those who aren’t brunched out already, Pierchic is living up to its name with a suitably chic Boxing Day brunch. Expect five-star food in a beautiful setting that will have your Instagram followers double tapping.
Pierchic, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, 12.30pm to 4pm, Wednesday December 26, Dhs395 with soft beverages, Dhs595 with house beverages, Dhs750 with premium drinks, Dhs195 for children aged four to 12. Tel: (04) 3666705. jumeirah.com
At Ewaan at Palace Downtown, expect an extensive Boxing Day buffet featuring traditional roasts with all the trimmings, pies and pastries all served up to stunning Burj Khalifa views on the al fresco terrace. There’s both a soft and house drinks option available.
Ewaan, Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, 12.30pm to 4.30pm, Wednesday December 26, Dhs295 soft, Dhs395 house. Tel: (04) 8883444. myfestivedubai.com
Take a boat along the Madinat (or a buggy if you’d prefer) to Pai Thai for an impressive Boxing Day dinner setting. The sharing menu and live entertainment will offer up a Thai twist on festivities.
Pai Thai, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, 6pm to 11pm, Wednesday December 26, Dhs295 per person. Tel: 04 432 3232. jumeirah.com
Boxing Day is all about relaxation, so a big breakfast is the best way to kick things off. Eggspectation will have festive specials like berry and brioche French toast, gingerbread waffle and cinnamon apple crumble, and Christmas red velvet chocolate pancake.
Eggspectation, The Beach JBR, City Walk, Dubai, Matajer Mall, Sharjah. eggspectation.com
Just as one celebration ends, another one begins. Head to JBR and celebrate St. Stephens Day along with a festive platter or the a la carte menu and plenty of sport on the TV screens.
McGettigans, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, Dubai, 12.30pm to 10pm, Wednesday December 26. Tel: (04) 3182580. mcgettigans.com
Perry & Blackwelders
It’s all about the Deep South at P&B’s, with an American festive menu full of the usual southern comforts from New Year’s Eve until Boxing Day.
Perry & Blackwelders, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, two-course set menu for Dhs250. Tel: (04) 3666197. jumeirah.com
Drift Beach Dubai
Fairylights, Christmas trees and holly will transform the beach club into a winter wonderland. The festive set menu is available for pre-bookings of groups of ten or more until 10 January (perfect if you’re late with your celebrations), or order from the Christmas specials board until Boxing Day.
Drift Beach Club, One&Only, Royal Mirage, from Dhs145 for two courses. Tel: (04) 3152200. driftbeachdubai.com
If you can handle more celebrations, Weslodge is ready and waiting with a Boxing Day post-brunch happy hour. You’ll get two drinks for the price of one along with cheery tunes.
Weslodge, JW Marriott Marquis Tower B, Business Bay, Wednesday December 26. Tel: 04 560 1700. weslodge.ae
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
The celebration doesn’t stop at Arabian Ranches Golf Club, where you can enjoy a relaxed Boxing Day lunch buffet at Ranches Restaurant. Expect a festive-themed buffet alongside plenty of family-friendly activites to keep the little ones busy.
Ranches Restaurant, Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches, 12pm to 4pm, Wednesday December 26, Dhs240 adult, Dhs125 child. Tel: (04) 360 7935. myfestivedubai.com