Christmas brunch in Abu Dhabi 2015

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Christmas brunch in Abu Dhabi 2015
Dhs100-199

Cooper's
Party Vibes

Tuck into a traditional carvery roast brunch, accompanied by the sweet sounds of a Christmas choir and gifts from Santa.
Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs160 (selected drinks), Dhs190 (bubbly), U6s free, U12s 50 percent off. 12.30pm-4pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi (02 657 3333).

Urban Kitchen
Live entertainment

There's roast turkey, sure, but Urban Kitchen is known for its extensive seafood selection, and Asian favourites – not to mention its French raclette. Finish off with the live crepe station and Christmas pudding with custard, before nursing your food baby as live music entertainment gets underway. Too full of pud to chase the kids? Don’t worry, there’s a play area and Santa Claus handing out presents.
Dhs199 (soft drinks). 12.30pm-4pm. Dusit Thani (02 698 8137).

Fifth Street Café
Party Vibes

Feast on golden turkey with cranberry sauce, tender US prime rib with herb jus, and wok fried roast duck with schezwan pickle. Then, head to Up and Below's rooftop for festive drinks.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house drinks), kids under 12 Dhs99, Free for kids aged six and under. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Courtyard by Marriott (02 698 2222).

Ginger
Family-friendly

There's plenty of activities for kids including a magician, face painting, bouncy castle, choir and gifts from Santa. Not to mention, a delicious roast dinner from the live carvery stations at this cheery all-day buffet.
Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs260 (grape and hops), Kids aged six to 12 Dhs115, Free for kids aged six and under. 12.30pm-4pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi (02 657 3333).

Dhs200-299

Circo
Feast Al Fresco

This is the perfect Tuscan festive brunch with stunning marina views. Live entertainment by the Pearly Classical Duo is sure to add to the festivities.
Family sharing menu Dhs290. Noon-4pm. Intercontinental Abu Dhabi (02 666 6888).

Dai Pai Dong
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Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Chinese hotspot offers dim sum, congee, roasted meats and desserts. In true Hong Kong tradition, a dim sum trolley serves tried and tested recipes passed down through chef He Jia’s family.
Dim sum spread with tea pairing, Dhs290, Free for kids aged five and under free, kids under 12 Dhs110. 12.30pm-4pm. The Rosewood, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).

Flavours
Family-friendly

Enjoy seafood such as lobster and mussels, while meat lovers will be spoiled for choice at the grill station with venison, lamb, goose and turkey.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house drinks), Kids aged six to 12 Dhs120, kids under six free. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Corniche (02 677 3333).

Safina
Family-friendly

While the little ones play in the children’s club, parents can dine on BBQ grills, aromatic curries, and carving stations with turkey and fresh seafood. Finish off at the dessert station designed to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house drinks), Dhs475 (bubbly), kids under six free. Saadiyat Beach Club (02 656 3500).

Silk & Spice
Bag a bargain

Travel to Thailand with a three-course set menu prepared by the culinary hands of Thai Chef Navaphon. Enjoy exceptional Asian fusion cuisine for this festive revelry.
Dhs245 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house drinks). Sofitel Abu Dhabi (02 813 77 77).

Teatro
Live entertainment

Tuck into a festive brunch with Christmas choir, festive giveaways and Santa bearing gifts.
Dhs250. 12.30pm-4pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi (02 657 3333).

The Foundry
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The winner of Best Steakhouse at Time Out Abu Dhabi's Restaurant Awards is on Santa's schedule, and a sack load of gifts will be delivered to this Christmas brunch.
Dhs215 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (house drinks), Dhs385 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina (02 818 4888).

Turquoiz
Feast Al Fresco

Join this seafood banquet on the beach. More likely to spot dolphins than reindeers!
Dhs280. Noon-4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 498 8008).

Vascos, Bocca and Le Terrazza
Feast Al Fresco

Celebrate Christmas Day on the outdoor terrace with stunning views over the Arabian Gulf. Enjoy true Italian flavours with a four-course dinner in a family style atmosphere.
Dhs220 (food only), Dhs280 (house drinks), kids under five free, kids aged six-12 50 percent discount. Hilton Abu Dhabi. Corniche Road (02 692 4247).

Dhs300-399

Asia de Cuba
Feast Al Fresco

The Latino brunch offers festive inspired dishes, including turkey to share.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (fruity drinks, grape and hops), Dhs525 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Corniche Road, St. Regis Hotel, Nation Riviera Beach Club (02 699 3333).

Aqua
Family-friendly

Celebrate Christmas Day in elegance at Aqua. A variety of Christmas classics will be available as well as a decadent selection of cheese and dessert.
Dhs350 (food only), Dhs550 (food and house drinks), kids under five free, kids aged six-12 Dhs175. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).

Hakkasan
Bag a Bargain

Treat yourself to an Emirates Palace Christmas with a bespoke three-course menu, including Hakkasan’s signature dishes, paired with grape and bubbly.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs445 (house drinks), Dhs595 (bubbly). Emirates Palace (02 690 7739).

Blue Grill
Party vibes

Blue Grill steakhouse will enhance your festive mood no end. Relish the Christmas themed five-course set menu with hearty steaks and fresh seafood galore.
From Dhs349. 7pm-midnight. Yas Island Rotana Golf Plaza, Yas Island (02 656 4000).

Brasserie Flo
Family-friendly

This four-course set menu hosts a selection of traditional French festive treats in the Venetian Village.
Four-course set menu Dhs350. Kids three-course menu Dhs55. Venetian Village Abu Dhabi at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (02 404 1931).

Ingredients
Bag a bargain

Indulge in a feast at The Big Christmas Brunch with a sumptuous selection of festive favourites prepared at Ingredients' open kitchen. Rejoice in the festivities of the season while Santa showers children with exciting gifts.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs460 (house drinks), Dhs575 (bubbly), kids aged five-12 Dhs175. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa (02 656 1000).

McGettigan's
Party vibes

Enjoy unlimited house drinks and an extensive festive buffet complete with home-made Christmas pudding and of course a traditional roast turkey and ham with all the delicious trimmings. What’s more, walk-ins are welcome at this incredibly high-energy party-brunch.
All-inclusive package Dhs399. Noon-4pm. Beside Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort (02 652 4333).

Sacci
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Enjoy fresh and delicious Italian specialties, with a delightful selection of antipasti, pasta, pizza and dessert. Unleash your inner Italian in the relaxed ambience.
Dhs320 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house drinks), Dhs510 (bubbly), kids Dhs160. 12.30pm-4pm. Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa (02 616 9999).

Koi
Party vibes

Tuck into Christmas brunch for seafood lovers.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs445 house drinks), Dhs545 (bubbly). The Collection at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 678 3334).

Sportsman's Arms
Party vibes

The four-course brunch menu at this cheery sports pub includes roast turkey with all the trimmings, braised beef cheeks, roast pumpkin risotto and herb-crusted fillet of salmon. Desserts include traditional Christmas pudding, Bramley apple and cinnamon crumble and of course, a selection of cheese and biscuits, coffee and mince pies.
Dhs349 (four-course menu with soft drinks), Dhs225 (house drinks and bubbles) Children Dhs125. 12pm-3pm. Zayed Sports City (02 403 4235).

Terrace on the Corniche
Feast Al Fresco

Indulge in seafood, chicken, roast lamb and salt-encrusted salmon. There is also an entire room of more than 25 kinds of cheese, as well as homemade patés and an endless selection of desserts.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (with grape and hops), Dhs550 (with fruity drinks and bubbly), kids aged six-12 50 percent off, kids under six free. 1pm-4pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Corniche (02 694 4444).

Villa Toscana
Family-friendly

Join a true Italian Christmas feast served in a family style setting.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs450 grape and hops), kids aged six-12 50 percent off, kids under six free. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Corniche (02 694 4444).

Zuma
Party vibes

Indulge in live cooking stations and Japanese street food style dishes, plus artisan fruity beverages crafted by world-class mixologists behind the bar.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs445 (grape and hops), Dhs555 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Sowwah Square (02 401 5900).

Dhs400-499

Fairways
Family-friendly

Gather your friends and family for the perfect Christmas Day brunch at Fairways. Be treated to Christmas carols by The Westin choir, and children can take advantage of fun-filled activities such as a magician, face painting, bouncy castle, clown act and a visit from Santa Claus himself.
Dhs420 (soft drinks), Dhs520 (house drinks), Dhs620 (bubbly). Kids Dhs305. 12.30pm-4pm. Fairways, Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa (02 616 9999).

Li Jiang
Party vibes

Pull crackers (or fortune cookies?) over a sharing style Chinese menu featuring a crispy duck starter and crab meat soup, followed by black pepper Wagyu beef, XO chicken fried rice, a selection of delectable dumplings and of course, a decadent dessert with tropical fruit.
Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs700 (house drinks). 7pm-midnight. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal (02 818 8888).

Nahaam
Impress your guests

Savour a brunch featuring sizzling live BBQ stations and succulent seafood with a party jazz band and free beach and pool access.
Dhs425 (soft drinks), Dhs525 (hops and grape), Dhs625 (bubbly). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Jumeriah at Etihad Towers (02 811 5666).

Olea
Live entertainment

Enjoy a performance by The Souled Out Band, plus Santa will pay a visit in the beautiful Wonderland Garden.
Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs500 (house drinks), Dhs600 (sparkling drinks), kids aged six-12 Dhs200, kids under five free. 1pm-4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 498 8888).

P&C by Sergi Arola
Knock-out views

Celebrity chef Sergi Arola’s serves tapas-style food with plenty of fruity beverages.
Dhs520 (soft drinks), Dhs600 (includes grape, brews, fruity drinks and bubbly. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).

The Café
Feast Al Fresco

Dig into this interactive buffet with foie gras terrine, Norwegian king crab and Wagyu BBQ beef short ribs.
Dhs475 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house drinks), Dhs675 (house drinks). 12.30pm-4pm. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 407 1234).

Bord Eau
Knock-Out Views

A five-course set menu featuring delicate French specialties exquisitely paired with grape and a welcome glass of bubbly.
Dhs500. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).

Dhs500+

The Forge
Impress your guests

A five-course set menu including butter poached Canadian lobster and Pavlova vacherin.
Dhs650 (soft drinks), Dhs900 (house drinks). Kids aged 13-16 years 25 percent off. 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi (02 818 8888).

The Park Bar & Grill
Romantic meal for two

A five-course set menu including smoked duck breast, roasted roe deer filet, Pannetone and cassis gingerbread white chocolate cake.
Dhs575. 7pm-midnight. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island (02 407 1234).

Giornette
Impress your guests

Over 30 live stations with Wagyu, seafood and oyster bars and dessert room. Join the after-party at Sorso Bar.
Dhs600 (soft drinks), Dhs750 (house drinks), kids under four free, kids under 12 Dhs160. 12.30pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi (02 818 8888).

Takeaway turkeys

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Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Order a traditional roast turkey (7-8kg serves eight-ten guests) which is served with roast potatoes, chipolatas, vegetables, cranberry sauce and gravy.
Dhs699 (whole turkey). Additional treats per portion, such as turkey herb and bread stuffing Dhs35, bread sauce Dhs28, Christmas Stollen 500g Dhs98, mince pies (6pcs) Dhs65, steamed Christmas pudding Dhs65. Orders must be placed 72 hours in advance Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl (02 558 8990).

Piano Lounge
Order a baked whole turkey with apricot and chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce.
Dhs90 per kg. Intercontinental Abu Dhabi (800 423 463)

Café d'Alsace
Order your traditional turkey from this French bakery and bistro 48 hours in advance.
Dhs700. Yas Marina, Yas Island (050 811 5414).

St. Regis Saadiyat
Order a traditional Christmas-to-go for a herb slow-roasted turkey filled with chestnut and sage stuffing, roasted potatoes and root vegetables, buttered Brussels sprouts, homemade cranberry sauce and gravy. Collection from the hotel and prepayment upon reservation required. Place your order at least 72 hours in advance.
Dhs650 St. Regis Christmas-to-go (six-ten people, includes medium turkey), Dhs850 (ten-14 people includes large turkey). St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 694 4553).

Rise and shine at…

The Living Room Café

Once you’ve opened your stockings, shuffle on those slippers and scoot over to this neighbourhood nook for a hot breakfast and pastries with a coffee, juice and Christmas crackers.
Extra Special Breakfast Dhs60. Children's Breakfast (with Christmas Cupcake) Dhs30. The Living Room Cafe- Khalidiya Village (02 639 6654).

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