The Luxe Diary’s Top 10 Festive Brunches

Armani Ristorante Hotel Luxe Diary Festive Season

This festive season, take your pick from our selection of the top 10 festive brunch experiences in Dubai and Abu Dhabi!

La Familia Brunch | Christmas Edition at El Chiringuito

El Chiringuito Dubai Luxe Diary Festive Season

Santa himself will be making an appearance at El Chiringuito’s much loved La Famillia brunch – a Christmas edition no less on the 23rd December and a very special Boxing Day edition on the 26th December.

Christmas activities over in little Chiringuito have already started – with tree decorating, Christmas card making and wait for it – a wish list that if they’re good may just be delivered by the mighty Santa Clause on 23 or 26 December.

With dishes including traditional turkey and all the trimmings, Chiringuito’s award winning Paella, Christmas pudding, crackers – El Chiringuito promises memories a plenty in Dubai’s most insta worthy venue.

For reservations please call 054 449 6464 | 04 277 9180 or email

Christmas Eve and Christmas Brunch | Palazzo Versace

Vanitas Armani Hotel Festive Season Luxe Diary

In an homage to classic Italian art, Vanitas creates a unique celebratory experience that is a masterpiece in every way. Get together with friends and family for an inimitable dining experience, a festive 4 course set menu on Christmas Eve complemented by a stunning ambience and gracious service.

Palazzo Versace Festive Season Brunch Luxe Diary

For Christmas Day,  Giardino presents a marble “terrazzo” flooring, columns and a wallcovering inspired by the
jungle motif of Versace wallpaper collection. The colors switch from green, light green and ivory. The crockery belongs to an exclusive line “Rosenthal meets Versace” collection, inspired by “Les Reves Byzantines”.

Indulge in a luxurious choice of international favourites during Christmas Day Brunch. Relax in the comfortable settings of this fashion-inspired venue with a jungle allure that extends throughout the expansive outdoor terrace.

For information and reservations click here.

BB | Festive Get Together on Christmas Eve

BB DIFC Luxe Diary Festive Season

BB is the UAE’s dining landscape new entrant, located in DIFC. BB brings social dining to the region: a fresh,  homegrown approach to an Eastern menu, delivered with polished but light-hearted service, and found in a compelling, compact interior. From 17.00 on Christmas Eve BB is putting on a festive evening with a special Christmas menu, egg nog, live festive carol singers and a big does of Christmas cheer!
For reservations please click here.

Christmas Brunch at BQ – French Kitchen & Bar | St Regis Dubai

St Regis Dubai Luxe Diary Festive Season

Introducing a holiday-themed brunch, guests are invited to swing to the festive tunes of the live band while indulging in a decadent spread. Featuring traditional favorites as well as an impressive fresh seafood and oyster bar, live beef carving station and an extensive selection of gourmet desserts, BQ – French Kitchen & Bar makes for the perfect festive feast with your loved ones.

For information and reservations click here.

Festive Brunch | Peyote Dubai

Peyote Festive Menu Luxe Diary

Family and friends can enjoy a festive brunch at Peyote on both Friday 22 December and Monday  25 December from 12:30 until 16.00. The Festive Brunch experience offers guests a fun mix of sharing dishes and à la carte options and the menu is an infusion of both modern Mexican cuisine and traditional festive dishes and ingredients. Beautifully crafted dishes on offer include Turkey TacosBrussel Sprout SalsaChicken and Mole Blanco, and Mash Potato. To enhance the festivities Christmas themed face painting is on offer, putting guests in true festive spirit within the exciting Peyote setting.

For information and reservations click here.

Festive Degustation Menu | Armani Hotel Dubai

Armani Ristorante Hotel Luxe Diary Festive Season

Italy’s rich culinary history meets Chef Alessandro Salvatico’s creative passion at Armani Ristorante with a pair of bespoke degustation menus created exclusively for the season and guaranteed to deliver an award-winning signature experience. Festive headliners include a parmesan and truffle crème brûlée, glazed spiced veal cheek, grilled Angus beef tagliata, a black truffle gratin or turbot and symbolic seasonal take on our signature Sfera dessert. Available on 24 and 25 December from 18.00 to 23.00.

For more information and reservations click here.

Festive Tasting Menu | At.mosphere Restaurant, Burj Khalifa

Atmosphere Luxe Diary Festive Season

Join us at world’s highest restaurant, At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa for an exceptional and memorable festive experience. Indulge in a seven and five course set menus of decadent delights, celebrating the essence of seasonal flavours paired with the best of sea and land. Treat yourself to a magnificent gourmet festive menu featuring Foie Gras Au Torchon with Smoked Eel and Apple, Obsiblue Tartare with Caviar, bergamot and kaffir lime, Dover Sole with Crayfish and Guanaja Chocolate Paired with Passion Fruit, Mandarin Orange and Cardamom for desserts, complemented with live music and spectacular views of Downtown Dubai.

For more information and reservations click here.

Christmas Brunch | RARE at Desert Palm

For those that want to take all the strain out of Christmas Day, Desert Palm Dubai is doing a Christmas Brunch at RARE on Monday 25 December. Guests will be able to get their jingle on while listening to the tunes of a three-piece set band and feasting on their favourite traditional food. An international buffet with seasonal food counters and turkey carving station.

Desert Palm Luxe Diary Festive Season

Mixed cocktails and mocktails station with signature Christmas-themed beverages will be available, not to mention a Children’s entertainment set up featuring a Rocky Rumble fun park, balloon modelling, face painting, and Christmas-themed games. Santa will be dropping by with gifts for the little ones at 14.00.

For information and reservations email or call 04 323 8888.

Christmas Day Brunch | Cipriani Yas Island

Cipriani Yas Island Festive Brunch Luxe Diary

Guest can expect a festive brunch in chic, sophisticated style, with traditional Italian delicacies and free flowing bubbles, followed by a relaxed evening of board games and aperitifs. Blending the very best of traditional Italian flavours with the outstanding Cipriani hospitality, the Italian team regales diners with a brunch selection of fine appetisers, rich main courses and irresistible desserts, all prepared to be shared and served directly to the table.

Cipriani Yas Island Festive Brunch Luxe Diary

For more information and reservations click here. For The Luxe Diary’s review of Cipriani Yas Island click here.

Christmas Day | Bleu Blanc at the Renaissance Hotel

Bleu Blanc Renaissance Luxe Diary Festive Season

International celebrity chef David Myers’ team wishes you a ‘Joyeux Noël’ this Christmas Day as Bleu Blanc plays host to a festive brunch complete with the traditional French ‘chapon’, a deliciously tender rooster, along with other Bleu Blanc delicacies.

Bleu Blanc Renaissance Luxe Diary Festive Season

Enjoy our unlimited house beverage package or upgrade to French bubbles and cocktails by renowned mixologist Sam Ross as a Christmas present to yourself. From 12.00 to 16.00 on 25 December.

 For more information and reservations click here.

For more luxury events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi click here.

#LuxeList #LuxeDiary #LuxeEvents #Calendar #LuxeApproved #LuxuryLifestyle #Lifestyle #Magazine #Dubai #AbuDhabi #Jewelry #Diamond #VanCleef&Arpels