Your ultimate guide to Christmas Day in the UAE

We’ve compiled some of the best offers taking place across the UAE to ensure you have a special festive day with your loved ones. Merry Christmas!


Kalea, Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts

Enjoy a spectacular Christmas at Lapita in true Polynesian style.

Drop by for some festive victuals on the big day and you’ll be offered a huge buffet spread, showcasing everything from a Polynesian Grill serving up Cigali Lobster and lamb chops, to a turkey carving stations with all the trimmings including traditional stuffing and Yorkshire Puddings.

The Lapita Carol Singers will set the mood for a magical afternoon, whilst the kids will be fully entertained in the kids’ corner with activities such as gingerbread house decorating, a Christmas Piñata and maybe even a visit from the big man himself.

Details: 25th December, 1pm-4pm. Prices start at AED 295 per adult inclusive of soft beverages, and AED 99 for kids aged 6 – 12 years old. Call +971 4 810 9421 or email


GBR, Dukes Dubai

Enjoy the best of British with a traditional Christmas dinner and all the trimmings at GBR this December.

Details: 25th December, 1pm-4pm. Prices start at AED 310 per adult inclusive of soft beverages, and 50% off per child. Santa will also pass by and greet the kids with surprises! For reservations, call: +971 (4) 455 110 1 or email:


The Daily – multiple locations

Sit back in a relaxing atmosphere on the most festive days of all and share in the joy of the holidays alongside those who matter most, with The Daily’s festive family dinner with drinks.

Details: 24th and 25th December, from 6pm-midnight. Family sharing meal plus a drink is priced at AED 79 per adult, AED 39 per child – children under 6 dine for free. Available at Dubai Marina, City Centre, Dubai Healthcare City, and Trade Centre locations.


Links, Address Montgomerie

Links, the perfect family bistro with a relaxed environment complimented with impressive views of the skyline of uptown Dubai and the sprawling golf range, offers a family extravaganza festive brunch with festive favourites adorning the buffet which will include turkey, Yorkshire and festive pudding, complete with live music, Santa’s arrival and a bouncy castle.

Delights for the children also include face painting and acts by a magician!

Details: 25th December, 12:30pm-4pm. Priced at AED 450 per adult inclusive of soft beverages.


Ostro, dusitD2 kenz hotel

Make the most of this special time with loved ones while enjoying a lavish Christmas Day 6 course set menu at Ostro.

Details: 25th December, 12 noon-4pm. Priced at AED 150 per person inclusive of unlimited soft beverages. 50% discount for children aged 6-12 years, and children under 6 dine for free! For reservations, call: +9714 567 2246.


Luigia, Rixos Premium JBR

Throughout the month of December Luigia Dubai has created three delectable Christmas menus, in celebration of the holiday season. Each menu is a sumptuous feast of Luigia’s tried and tested Italian recipes, that are sure to please all the family and friends.

The venue located in the heart of JBR will be full of festive charm, with Christmas music, decorations, Christmas crackers and of course, a glittering Christmas tree. Throughout the month of December Luigia will be screening Christmas movies in the cinema in the kid’s area, so children and adults will both be entertained.

Details: The Luigia Christmas menu is priced at AED 200 per person. For reservations, please call 04 349 6950.


Festive Gardens, Habtoor Palace

Escape to a wonderland of festivities, buzzing with dazzling décor and a large helping of holiday magic. Set amidst the Festive Gardens, savor a BBQ style brunch filled with seasonal favorites and signature specialties like an oyster and smoked salmon bar, a carving station and an extensive selection of desserts. From holiday-themed activities to a live band and an exciting kids’ corner, Christmas Day plans are set.

Details: 25th December, from 12:30pm-4pm. Prices start at AED 495 per adult inclusive of soft beverages, and children aged 4-12 years receive 50% off. Children below the age of 4 dine for free. For reservations, please call 04 275 1542 or email


Nahaam, Jumeirah Etihad Towers

It’s Christmas day and the atmosphere is buzzing. You look around and all you see is smiles while the DJ and Sax players throw on some classics that complete the festive feel. Enjoy your seafood being grilled to order, before Santa appears with his loudest ho ho ho’s and there’ll be plenty to keep the little ones engaged.

Details: Prices start at AED 395 per adult inclusive of soft drinks, and children aged between 4-11 dine for AED 150. Kids below 4 years old dine for free. For reservations, call +971 2 811 5666.

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