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Tis’ the season to explore every Christmas brunch that populates your Instagram feed.

Image Credit: The Docks at Crowne Plaza

Influencers often get gifted dinners and packages – and unfortunately that’s the impression that everyone sticks with. As much as they like to blog about an experience as a part of their job, quality time with friends and family is equally important. We often forget, but the job of an Influencer is all-in one – the double as a Creative Director, Makeup-artist, Producer, Model and sometimes even Re-touching and Social Media Management.

Everything isn’t about work – and sometimes finding that balance is important. As everyone in 2021-2022 is moving towards a more flexible work policy, self-care has become an important initiate.
Read below our roundup of the best dining options to go along with your loved ones. Remember to take some time off to rejuvenate and strengthen bonds.

1) Christmas Day Brunch at The Market Place, Dubai:

Continue the festive indulgence at the fantastic Christmas Day brunch. A spread featuring the season’s favorite dishes including Turkey, mince pies, Xmas puddings, trifle, and more, accompanied with live cooking station.

When: Dec 25th, 2021 | 12:30PM – 3:30 PM
Where: The Market Place, Marriott Al Jaddaf 
Price: AED 295 per person including soft drinks / AED 395 per person including house beverages (Alcohol). Children below 6 years dine with our compliments. Children aged between 6 to 12 years dine with 50% off. 

2) Christmas Brunch at ROKA, Dubai:

To accompany this mouthwatering brunch, choose from a selection of beverages such as soft drinks and mocktails to a selection of wines, prosecco and champagne with a festive feel.  Guests will be invited to  make a wish and tie it to ROKA’s Wishing Tree situated at the entrance of the restaurant. This tree in the Japanese religion, is known for communicating wishes or for hearing prayers.

Price: Dhs295 for soft drinks/ Dhs395 for house and sparkling grape/ Dhs495 for premium grape and bubbles
Date/Timings: every Friday throughout December – from 1pm – 3pm
Location: The Opus by Omniyat – Level 1, Business Bay
Reservations: Call 04 439 7171 or visit

3) The Ugly Sweater Brunch at Hilton Hotel, Abu Dhabi:

Renowned for offering gourmet cuisine and classic flavours delivered with a modern twist, Graphos Social Kitchen will be serving an extensive brunch spread of mouth-watering dishes, across its interactive food stations. Special Christmas beverages such as Christmas Moscow mule and punch will also be available along with frozen fruit popsicles. The ambience will be complete thanks to tunes from a live band.

Seeing as no Christmas is complete without quirky sweater designs, guests can come dressed in their ugliest sweaters (the uglier the better), to participate in the ‘Best Dressed’ competition. The ‘Best Dressed Family’ will win a voucher worth AED 1,000, while the ‘Best Dressed Male’ and ‘Best Dressed Female’ will each win a voucher for a brunch for two, including house beverages.

Date: Friday, 24th December
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm
Price: AED 649 including bubbly / AED 549 including house beverages / AED 429 including soft beverages
Venue: Graphos Social Kitchen
For bookings: Call +971 2 208 6900 or

4) Christmas cakes by Angelina Paris:

If not dining, one of the love languages is also gifting! Angelina Paris is a luxurious Café bringing UAE residents a direct entry into the world of authentic Parisian flavors and design. An ideal combination of elegance, simplicity, and Parisian tradition, Angelina Paris celebrates the essence of 20th century France in both of its locations. 

Location: Angelina Paris, The Dubai Mall
Dates: Available until January 6th
Price range: AED 54 to AED 399
To Order: (04) 442 8814

5) Wine Tasting at The Docks, Crowne Plaza Jumeirah:

From 8 PM to 11 PM, enjoy a 4-course Christmas menu with a glass of mulled wine at the Docks. To get you into the Christmas spirit, they are throwing in an additional half bottle of wine to spread even more Christmas joy.

Price: 249 AED per person
Date: 25th December
Book at:

6) Christmas brunch at Cabana, Address Dubai Mall

Tis’ the season for magical Christmas celebrations and festive brunches filled with live entertainment and plenty of holiday cheer at Cabana.

Indulge in a mouth-watering array of dishes, including yuletide favorites and seasonal surprises, along with an inspired selection of beverages, while a live entertainment ensures you have a truly memorable Christmas experience.

Date: 24 and 25 December | 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Price: AED 250 per person, with soft beverages / AED 350 per person, with house beverages
(Pre-booking is required. Minimum booking of 2 guests.)
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7) Pool-side Christmas brunch at Sofitel Downtown, Dubai

The only thing better than a weekend brunch is a festive brunch! Guests can choose to indulge in a festive feast by the pool or at Sofitel Dubai Downtown’s family-friendly restaurant. The extensive menu features the likes of foie gras terrine, an extravagant seafood counter, chicken roulade, bouche de noel, and several other seasonal favourites. Both venues will also host buzzing live food stations serving turkey and sides, oysters, foie gras, grilled meat, pasta, sushi, and Indian & Asian dishes.

Brunchers of all ages can also look forward to an Instagram-perfect live station serving fried ice cream and macaroons oozing dramatic clouds of liquid Nitrogen.

Price: AED 190 per child (6-12 years) II AED 385 for soft drinks II AED 495 for house drinks
Timings: December 24, 7 PM to 11 PM
Location: Sofitel Downton, Dubai
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