Unwrap A Magical Festive Season At Atlantis: 15 Christmas Brunches & Dinners To Enjoy This December

The festive season at Atlantis, The Palm and Atlantis The Royal is set to dazzle your senses with a culinary Christmas adventure like no other. These renowned destinations, known for their culinary excellence and entertainment, have unwrapped a treasure trove of festive offerings that will leave you enchanted. With 15 distinctive venues to choose from, there’s something for everyone at these iconic resorts. Let’s dive right into this festive list together.

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Michelin-Starred Marvels

1. Ossiano: A Sublime Underwater Delight

Step into the enchanting Ossiano, a Michelin-starred restaurant where your Christmas dinner becomes a sensorial journey. Surrounded by the captivating views of The Ambassador Lagoon and its marine wonders, Chef Grégoire Berger’s extraordinary creations will astound your taste buds. The Ossiano Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners feature an 11-wave menu inspired by the festive spirit, perfectly paired with a selection of wines and beverages.

Ossiano Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner

  • Dates: Sunday 24th December and Monday 25th December
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • Festive inspired 11-wave set menu for AED 1,500 per person (excluding beverages)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and wine pairings are available for AED 315 and AED 1,095 per person
  • Please note: Children aged 9 and below are not permitted to dine in Ossiano
  • Pre-payment is required to book

2. Dinner By Heston Blumenthal: A Culinary Time Machine

Delight in a journey through Britain’s gastronomic past at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, another Michelin-starred gem. Throughout December, savour a special six-course tasting menu, featuring dishes like Sherried Scallops and Venison with Pickled Cherries. Christmas Day offers a historic six-course lunch and a seven-course dinner, with classics like Plum Meat Fruit and Roast Chicken, complete with traditional Christmas crackers and mince pies.

Dinner By Heston Blumenthal Christmas Day Lunch

  • Date: Monday 25th December
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Location: Atlantis The Royal
  • Festive inspired four-course set menu for AED 895 per person (including Christmas crackers and mince pies, excluding beverages)
  • Please note: Children aged 12 and above are welcome at any time and children between the ages of 5 and 11 are welcome for family seating at 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm

Dinner By Heston Blumenthal Christmas Day Dinner

  • Date: Monday 25th December
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Location: Atlantis The Royal
  • Festive inspired five-course set menu for AED 1,295 per person (including Christmas crackers and mince pies, excluding beverages)
  • Entertainment: Curated Dinner festive playlist
  • Please note: Children aged 12 and above are welcome at any time, and children between the ages of 5 and 11 are welcome for family seating at 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm

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Celebrity Chef Creations

3. Ariana’s Persian Kitchen: Flavours from the Silk Road

Helmed by the award-winning chef Ariana Bundy, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen brings you a Christmas celebration with a delightful array of Persian dishes. From Sabzi Khordan with a medley of herbs to Kabab Koobideh, the Iranian national dish of chargrilled ground lamb, your palate will be dancing with delight. Save room for sweet treats like Baghlava Qazvini and Faloodeh.

Ariana’s Persian Kitchen Christmas Ghajar Menu for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

  • Date: Sunday 24th December and Monday 25th December
  • Time: 6:00pm – 11:00 pm (24th December Christmas Eve dinner); 12:00 pm – 3:00pm (25th December Christmas Day lunch)
  • Location: Atlantis The Royal
  • Ghajar thirteen-dish set menu for AED 350 per person (excluding beverages)
  • Menu highlights include Sabzi Khordan, Queen Pourani Dip, Salad Shirazi, Dolmeh Bargeh, Kabab Koobideh, Kabab Barg, Lamb Chops Shishlik, Torshis, Saffron Rice, Baghali Polo, Zereshk Polo, Baghlava Qazvini, Faloodeh
  • No age policy

4. Jaleo By José Andrés: Spanish Flair

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a Spanish twist at Jaleo, created by the renowned chef José Andrés. Savour delectable dishes like Tortilla de Patata “New Way” and Dragon Fruit Ceviche while being entertained with flamboyant Flamenco dancers and live Spanish guitarists.

Jaleo Festive Specials For Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

  • Date: Sunday 24th December and Monday 25th December
  • Time: 12:00pm – 3:00 pm lunch and 6:00 pm –  11:00 pm dinner
  • Location: Atlantis The Royal
  • À la carte menu and festive specials available including seven festive dishes starting from AED 85
  • Entertainment: Flamenco dancers (24th December) and Flamenco dancers with a Spanish guitarist (25th December)
  • No age policy

5. La Mar: Peruvian Culinary Extravaganza

Christmas at La Mar is a modern and vibrant affair crafted by acclaimed Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio. Enjoy festive specials on Christmas Eve and indulge in the La Mar Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day. From Chonhitas Bachiche to Empanadas de Langostinos and more, the culinary journey is a celebration of Peruvian flavours.

La Mar Christmas Eve Specials

  • Date: Sunday 24th December
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis The Royal
  • À la carte menu and festive specials available including festive special items.
  • Entertainment: Resident DJ
  • Please note: Children aged 10 and above are welcome at any time and children between the ages of 4 and 9 are welcome for family seating at 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm

La Mar Christmas Day Brunch

  • Date: Monday 25th December
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis The Royal
  • Festive brunch menu sharing Style, Alcoholic package AED 695 and non alcoholic for AED 550
  • Entertainment: Resident DJ
  • Please note: children aged 10 and above are welcome at any time and children between the ages of 4 and 9 are welcome for family seating at 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm

6. Estiatorio Milos: Mediterranean Magic

Experience Mediterranean enchantment at Estiatorio Milos, where acclaimed Chef Costas Spiliadis offers exceptional seafood delights. From Whole Fish Sashimi to Salt Baked Lavraki, the menu is a seafood lover’s dream. Plus, enjoy breathtaking views of the Skyblaze Fountain.

Estiatorio Milos

  • Date: Sunday 24th December
  • Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Location: Atlantis The Royal
  • À la carte menu
  • Entertainment: Resident DJ along with fire dancers 
  • Please note: Children aged 10 and above are welcome at any time and children under 10 are welcome for family seating at 6:00pm or 6:30pm

7. Bread Street Kitchen & Bar: A British Christmas Feast

Immerse yourself in a truly British Christmas experience at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. From Christmas Eve through Boxing Day, relish Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes, including roast beef, beef Wellington, and traditional Christmas pudding. The Christmas Day brunch is family-friendly, complete with a surprise visit from Santa.

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar Christmas Eve Roast

  • Date: Sunday 24th December
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • Ramsay’s Festive Roast menu with all the trimmings and dessert for AED 225 per person (excluding beverages) and AED 112.50 for children
  • Signature cocktails, BSK G’n’T or Bloody Mary or special festive cocktails, two for AED 70
  • À la carte menu available
  • Entertainment: Live singer with children’s activities (arts and crafts)
  • No age policy

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar Christmas Family Brunch

  • Date: Monday 25th December
  • Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • Christmas family brunch from AED 625 (alcoholic package), AED 450 (non-alcoholic package), AED 250 for children (ages 4 to 11; 3 and under are free)  
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment and a Santa appearance
  • All packages include complimentary access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium after brunch
  • No age policy

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar Festive Dinner

  • Date: Sunday 24th December and Monday 25th December
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • À la carte menu and festive specials available or indulge in the festive 3-course set menu for AED 325 per person
  • Festive cocktails available from AED 65
  • No age policy

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Speciality Restaurant Delights

8. Ayamna: Lebanese Christmas Tradition

Celebrate Christmas at Ayamna, Dubai’s beloved Lebanese restaurant. The festive menu includes slow-cooked lamb shoulder, classic shrimp sayadieh, and roast turkey. Save room for camel milk chocolate and date log with baklava ice cream.

Ayamna Festive Dinner On Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

  • Date: Sunday 24th December and Monday 25th December
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • À la carte menu and festive specials available including four festive dishes starting from AED 60
  • Entertainment: Resident DJ and an oud player
  • No age policy

9. En Fuego: A South American Fiesta

En Fuego hosts the ultimate festive fiesta, from a Christmas Eve Argentinian grill to a festive Christmas Day brunch. Indulge in diverse South American dishes, enjoy roaming entertainment, and revel in the holiday spirit.

En Fuego Christmas Eve Lunch “La Parrilla BBQ Familia”

  • Date: Sunday 24th December
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • Live parilla with set menu for AED 235 per person and AED 120 for children
  • Entertainment: Salsa dancers, a roaming fire gypsy, a Colombian live band, and resident DJ
  • No age policy

En Fuego Festive Menu For Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

  • Date: Sunday 24th December and Monday 25th December
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • À la carte menu and festive-inspired dishes available
  • Entertainment: Salsa dancers, a roaming fire gypsy, Colombian live band and resident DJ
  • No age policy

En Fuego Christmas Day Festive Brunch

  • Date: Monday 25th December
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • Festive brunch for AED 625 per person
  • Entertainment: Salsa dancers, a roaming fire gypsy, a Colombian live band and resident DJ
  • No age policy

10. Seafire Steakhouse & Bar: A Grilled Christmas

Experience a special Christmas-inspired à la carte menu at Seafire Steakhouse & Bar. Enjoy dishes like grilled seafood platter, slow-roasted turkey, and specialty desserts. Pair your meal with signature cocktails and selected wines.

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar Christmas Day Lunch

  • Date: Monday 25th December
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • À la carte menu and festive-inspired dishes available starting from AED 70
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment and an appearance from Santa
  • No age policy

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar Festive Dinner

  • Date: Sunday 24th December and Monday 25th December
  • Time: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • À la carte menu and festive-inspired dishes available starting from AED 70
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz duo
  • Please note: Children aged 9 and below must dine during family seating between 5:00pm – 6:30pm with departure at 8:30pm

11. WHITE Beach: Beachside Festive Delights

WHITE Beach offers festive specials on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including foie gras terrine, cod “baccala” croquettes, chili garlic prawns, and more. Dine al fresco with stunning beachfront views and festive cocktails.

WHITE Beach Festive Specials 

  • Date: Sunday 24th December and Monday 25th December
  • Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • À la carte menu and festive specials available starting from AED 130
  • Festive beverages starting from AED 55
  • Entertainment: Live DJ and entertainment from 12:00pm 
  • 21+ only at WHITE Beach

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Casual Dining Bliss

12. Saffron: A Merry Feast

Saffron presents a special Christmas Day brunch and festive delicacies for dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Join Santa and his elves for a joyful feast of food, drinks, and holiday fun.

Saffron Christmas Day Brunch

  • Date: Monday 25th December
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • AED 625 per person (alcoholic package including sparkling wine) 
  • Menu highlights include roast turkey, roast prime ribs, roast chestnut and more
  • Entertainment: Resident DJ spinning Christmas hits, festive dancers and an appearance from Santa Claus, elves, and a reindeer
  • 21+ only 

Saffron Festive Buffet Dinner For Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

  • Date: Sunday 24th December and Monday 25th December
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (24th December), 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm (25th December)
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • AED 355 for adults (food only), AED 177.50 for children (ages 4 to 11)
  • Kids 3 and under are free
  • Menu highlights include roast turkey and stuffing, prime rib, roasted lamb legs and more
  • No age policy

13. Kaleidoscope: Flavours from Around the World

Kaleidoscope offers a variety of flavours and styles with a festive touch. From European Mediterranean cuisine to dishes from India and the Middle East, there’s something for everyone in this inviting family-friendly environment.

Kaleidoscope Christmas Day Lunch

  • Date: Monday 25th December
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • AED 325 for adults (food only), AED 162.50 for children (ages 4 to 11; 3 and under are free)
  • Menu highlights include roast turkey, a selection of seafood such as lobster and oysters, and Christmas desserts
  • Entertainment: Festive background music and a Santa appearance
  • No age policy

Kaleidoscope Festive Dinner For Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

  • Date: Sunday 24th December and Monday 25th December
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • AED 345 for adults (food only), AED 172.50 for children (ages 4 to 11; 3 and under are free)
  • Menu highlights include roast turkey, a selection of seafood such as lobster and oysters, and Christmas desserts
  • Entertainment: Festive background music and a Santa appearance
  • No age policy

14. Plato’s: An Opulent Afternoon Tea

Celebrate the festive season with a Christmas afternoon tea at Plato’s. Enjoy savouries, scones, and homemade desserts paired with a wide variety of Avantcha tea.

Plato’s Christmas Afternoon Tea

  • Date: Thursday 7th December – Sunday 7th January
  • Time: 2pm – 5pm
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • Plato’s tea for AED 190 per person (unlimited tea or coffee), Pearl tea for AED 240 per person (including a signature cocktail), Ocean tea for AED 355 per person (includes bottomless Prosecco for 1.5 hours), Treasure tea for AED 590 per person (includes bottomless Champagne for 1.5 hours)
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00pm
  • No age policy

15. Wavehouse: A Winter Wonderland

Wavehouse transforms into a Winter Wonderland with festive entertainment and dining options. Indulge in a special festive à la carte menu, including classic burrata and warm spiced Christmas pudding, while enjoying the holiday season’s festivities.

Festive Season At Wavehouse

  • Date: Friday 15th December – Sunday 7th January
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm daily
  • Location: Atlantis, The Palm
  • À la carte menu and festive dishes available starting from AED 65
  • Festive special beverages available from AED 50
  • Waverider, bowling, and ‘Level’s arcade games
  • No age policy

And there you have it, folks. This festive season, Atlantis Dubai promises a magical journey through diverse culinary experiences, ensuring that your holiday celebrations are nothing short of extraordinary. For bookings this festive season, please call +971 4 426 2626 or visit the official Atlantis website.

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