By now anyone that knows me, knows how deeply I love Christmas. It really is the most wonderful time of the year… No pun intended. We start celebrating from the 26th of November (I know… Early) however, this is Little Red’s Birthday and her Birthday wish ever year is to put up the tree and get the festivities underway. Planning the family dinner however with a history of burning everything sends my blood pressure through the roof. I bow down to those who can tackle a turkey and those who know how to time everything right! If I was cooking there is a good chance the pea’s would be your entrée and the Turkey could be ready by dessert. So, to save the lives of my loved ones and not to mention make things super easy for me… We do BRUNCH! I have rounded up our top 5 favourite (kid friendly) Brunches that currently have space for you and your Littleloves this Christmas Day. Who couldn’t pass up 4-5 hours of festive fun, food and entertainment.. not to mention no dirty dishes!
Bab Al Shams
Escape to the desert and spend an afternoon full of festivity at Al Forsan. They are creating their own festive wonderland with Christmas decorations across every surface, live music and not forgetting the centerpiece of the occasion, the food. Everyone can choose their favourites to feast upon including a delicious roast turkey with all the trimmings. There will be entertainment to keep you smiling all day long such as Live music and carol singing. Not forgetting the Littleloves who will be in their element with games, bouncy castles, a magician, jugglers, face painting, kite flying, mascots of your Littleloves favourite characters, pony rides amidst the dunes and last but not least Santa Clause offering gifts to all the Littleloves.
- 585 inclusive of Alcoholic Beverage
- 425 inclusive of soft drinks and water
- 215 for Age 5-12 year olds
- Below 4 years old are complimentary
Contact: (+971) (0)4 809 6498
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REFORM (The Lakes Club)
Christmas Day in Reform is simply devine. You feel like your locked into a British movie scene with the smell of Grandma’s home cooking thrown in for good measure. Christmas Day Brunch goes from 12-3 with a 4 course menu. It also includes a 4 hour drinks menu including their festive hit – Egg Nog. Your Littleloves will be entertainment at the club with fun activities for all ages, they also have a playground and loads of grass area to run and of course a special appearance from the main man himself – SANTA!!
- 415 – inclusive of soft drinks and water
- 465 – Beer, wine and egg nog
- 615 – Prosecco package
Contact: (+971) (0) 44 542 638
Movenpick (Battuta Gate)
This is currently our favourite kid friendly brunch in Dubai. It was actually the first brunch we went to with our Littleloves so it comes highly recommended. This is where we spent last Christmas and from the moment we arrived we felt the festive spirit in the room. There was mulled wine on arrival with caroller’s setting the scene. The choice of food was incredible. For those who don’t particularly like turkey (like me) there was so much more on offer that I still went home as fat as Santa. Our Littleloves where kept entertained by a cinema room, bouncy castles, a kids club and entertainers. Santa came with trucks for the boys and Barbies for the girls. He was the real deal – No question about it!
- 349 – Inclusive of soft drinks and water
- 549 – Including free flow of selected house beverages
- 699 – Including free flow of all selected house beverages and our house champagne
- 169 – For children between 3-12years old
- Complementary for children under 3
Contact: (+971) (0) 44 440 000
Bubbalicious (The Westin)
The Westin’s famous friday Bubbalicious Brunch always promises to live up to the festive hype. With music for everyone and non-stop entertainment, It will not disappoint. You can expect jugglers, art and crafts tables, face painting and of course the big man himself delivering goodies for the Littleloves. This Christmas feast is always incredible as you have so many restaurant’s to choose from. The Brunch goes from 1-4pm and you can be guaranteed Blue Orange, Hunters, and Spice Emporium will all put on a festive spread. The dessert areas will have you weak at the knees. HEAVEN!
- 590 Including non-alcoholic beverages
- 850 – Champagne, premium wines and other beverages
- 300 – For Children who are 6-11
- Children under 6 are complimentary
Contact: (+971) (0) 43 994 141
I bet you are like me and thought it would never be possible to have a turkey dinner at the beach! Well at Beachcombers, anything is possible. Festive Dinner to your left, Cocktail to the right- my idea of heaven! If you are looking for a chilled brunch but still festive and family friendly then this is the one for you. There will be plenty of activities to keep your Littleloves entertained. A few to mention would be face painting, beach games, clowns (not a hit with me, but a hit for Mylittleloves). More importantly the view of the Burj Alarab with the sand between your toes, as you are surrounded by one of Dubai’s must see beaches. Plus the idea of Santa on a speed boat to deliver presents is the icing on the christmas cake as far as Mylittleloves are concerned.
- 675 – Inclusive of alcoholic beverages including cocktails
- 575 – Inclusive of soft drinks, juices and mocktails
- 300 – For children who are 4-11
- Kids 3 and under are complimentary
Contact: (+971) (0)4 406 8999
Worth a mention that after a few mulled wine’s or egg nog’s driving would not be advisable and taxi’s will be hard to come by. I suggest booking a Safe Driver well in advance as they will book up for the busy festive season.
Contact: (+971) 04 299 9544
For those of you staying in the sand pit for Christmas… Happy Booking!