Last Minute Christmas Plans In Dubai For Those Still Looking To Do Something

Christmas is just around the corner. If you still haven’t figured what to do for the holiday, or are just undecided, we at Gulf Buzz are here to help you out with your last minute Christmas plans. Here are some last minute Christmas deals in Dubai across budgets for friends & family, that will have your bells jinglin’ & add the merry to your Christmas.

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  1. Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market

The Madinat Festive Market is probably among Dubai’s best Christmas markets to look forward to in 2022. Located on Fort Island, the market will take place between Thursday December 15 until Friday December 30. So that’s 15 days of fun, festivities, great food & lots of activities. And the best part? FREE ENTRY of course!

Things To Look Forward To At Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market

  • 1750 square metres of market space, overlooking the spectacular Souk Madinat Jumeirah. So plenty of space to explore & enjoy with friends or family!
  • A huge 36 foot Christmas tree adorned with twinkling lights, baubles, tiny Santas, gifts & stars
  • An immersive market to shop until you drop
  • Lots of magical Christmassy kids activities like a North Pole train ride, a snow fight zone, taking an Abra with Santa, bungee jumping, making & decorating gingerbread houses, and a Venetian carousel.
  • Live entertainment including bands, dancing, and musical performances
  • Plenty of restaurants to choose from

Also read: 5 Winter Markets In The UAE That You Have To Visit

2. Family Friendly Christmas Brunch By The Beach With Barasti

If you fancy a Christmas brunch with chilled beach vibes, say no more and make your way to Barasti Beach Club for their Christmas brunch on the 25th of December priced at AED 450, running from 1 pm to 5 pm.   

We all know that festive season calories don’t count and there’s plenty on the menu to keep hunger at bay. Feast on a selection of cheese and nuts, roast meat, crispy brussel sprouts with parmesan shavings and balsamic reduction, and grilled salmon with creamy savoy cabbage. 

The spectacular view on Dubai’s towering skyscrapers and Arabian Sea make the perfect background to the flavorsome dishes to satisfy all your sweet tooth dreams with mouthwatering desserts such as yule log, Christmas brownies, Christmas puddings, mince pies and much more… DROOL ALERT!

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Date: Sunday, 25th December
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Barasti Beach Bar, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark
Package: AED 450 (Adults) ; AED 125 (Children from 6 to 12 years)
Call: 04 511 7373
WhatsApp: +971 56 689 1922

3. Indian Festivities & Meals At Tandoor Tina

Add a touch of festivity to your celebrations with the Christmas Brunch at Tandoor Tina on the 25th of December.  With tables bearing signs of Christmas cheer and décor, the DJ spins the best of the ’70s, 80’s, 90’s retro tunes that will have dancing throughout the evening.

The Christmas Brunch menu features starters of Okra Chips, Raita, Spicy mango salad, Portobello mushroom and the main dishes include a flavoursome selection of Charred butternut squash, with smoked aioli, coconut amchur, forest honey, Black pepper prawns with peanut, coconut mint, and Confit duck leg with pumpkin puree, and cucumber jalapeno salsa to name a few.

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The resident pastry chef and creative culinary director, Chef Trisha Henault, has prepared delicious treats for the holiday season, including Warm Ginger-Chocolate Bread Pudding and the restaurant’s signature Peanut Butter Pie with milk fudge.

Christmas Package Details

Date: 25th December
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Price: AED 245/person nonalcoholic package with Christmas mocktails.
AED 345/person basic package with mulled wine and Christmas cocktails, house spirits, and house wine.
AED 445/person premium package with champagne or draught, cocktails, house spirits, and house wine.
Bookings: Tandoor Tina | Fine Dining in Dubai or via email dubai@tandoortina.com or call on +971 4 210 2500
Opening hours: The restaurant is open on Monday to Thursday 12 pm – 12 am and Friday to Sunday between 12 pm – 1 am.
Address: Ground Floor – 25hours Hotel One Central – Trade Center St – Dubai

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4. Festive Feast At Oliva By El Greco

Oliva By El Greco restaurant located at Courtyard By Marriott- WTC is all set to bring family and friends together during the most wonderful time of the year to enjoy a special festive feast.

Guaranteed to make holiday memories that shall last a lifetime, Oliva By El Greco has an incredible line-up of the following offers that are easy on the wallet to entertain large groups and families.

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet – 24th December
AED 89 from 7 PM- 10.30 PM

Christmas Brunch- 25th December
AED 79 from 1 PM- 4 PM

Location: Courtyard by Marriott WTC – Al Satwa – Dubai
Contact: 045900125

5. Christmas Day Open Buffet Brunch At A La Turca Restaurant

At A La Turca, the Christmas delights never stop as guests can look forward to sinking their teeth into a sumptuous buffet-style supper bursting with the best of international cuisine and taking in some fantastic live entertainment.

Talented chefs whip up a perfect pairing of flavoursome Roast Turkey and a wide range of superb trimmings to go with all the festive cheer, making it the ideal way to celebrate one of the most special days of the year. Guests will be treated to a lively acoustic performance and served a welcome drink or glass of grape upon arrival. 

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When: December 25th from 1 pm to 4 pm 

Price: Prices start from AED 230 per person for ages 12 and above;
AED 160 for ages 6 to 12 years old;
Free for children from 0 to 6 years old

For bookings: call +971 4 457 5555

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6. Luxurious Japanese Christmas Brunch At Nobu

Go beyond the traditional roast turkey with a truly unique dining experience at Nobu. Enjoy signature dishes from Nobu Matsuhisa’s world-famous Japanese Peruvian menu, savour Dubai’s best sushi and sashimi, and indulge in sake and cocktail pairings while the resident DJ crafts an extra special celebratory mix.

Nobu Christmas Brunch – 24th and 25th December 

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Price: Nobu Christmas brunch from AED 795 (Champagne and alcohol package),
AED 675 (Prosecco and alcohol package),
AED 575 (Non-alcoholic package),
AED 275 (kids’ package)  

Pre-payment is required to book 

Menu highlights include truffle edamame, yellowtail jalapeno, chicken avocado tacos, black cod miso, and an assorted dessert platter

Entertainment: Resident DJ  

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7. Kid Friendly British Celebration At Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

Guests can taste a truly British Christmas with a glorious festive celebration at the world-renowned Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, which mirrors the casual cool warehouse feel of the legendary London original. Delight in a selection of Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes including the famous turkey wellington, Scottish smoked salmon, as well as a special Christmas cake. An especially great venue for families, Santa will make an appearance bearing gifts and surprises for the little ones.

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar Christmas Family Brunch – 24th and 25th December 

Time: 12:30pm – 4:00pm 

Price: Christmas family brunch from AED 550 (alcoholic package), AED 390 (non-alcoholic package), AED 195 for kids (ages four to eleven; three and under are free)    

All packages include complimentary access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Pre-payment is required to book

Menu highlights include classic Scottish smoked salmon, turkey wellington, herb roasted prime rib, Christmas cake, a cheese and bread station  

Entertainment: Live entertainment and a Santa appearance  

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar Festive Dinner – 24th and 25th December 

Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm 

Price: 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 

8. Family Christmas Brunch At Old Castello 

From magic show to Face Painting and even an appearance from Santa Claus, gift your kids a Christmas to remember. 

Enjoy the delicious brunch feast with a holiday special curated menu which includes a ranger of starters, mains, Live pasta station, Mini Pizza Stations and desserts.Menu Highlights are Wada pav, Pav Bhaji Ghotala, Castello Special Jaituni Paneer Masala, Chicken Dum Biryani, Pizza Diavola, Bustan Baklava and more. 

During this Christmas Family brunch, running between 2 to 5 pm, dig into your delicious dishes while you and your little ones indulge in the Magic Show, where the Magician is the master of keeping the little audience on the edges of their seats with their repertoire of eye-catching magic tricks. Going forward, allow your kids to explore their creative side with the 2 hours-long fun of Face Painting. Let their dream of meeting Santa come true with the special appearance of Santa Claus. Cut the cake to bring the Christmas Celebration to THE perfect end. 

Kids will receive a goodie bag to further fuel their excitement of the joyous day! The Christmas Brunch is priced at 120 AED pax for adults and AED 99 for kids. Kids under the age of 3 eat for free. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Brunch with your friends and family at Old Castello Jumeirah. 

What: Old Castello Jumeirah’s Christmas Family Brunch with Magic Show, Face Painting, Santa Claus Meet and Greet and Cake Cutting with Free Goodies for Kids.

Time:  25th Dec. 2022 | 2 to 5 pm

Price: AED 120 pax adult
AED 99 pax for kids with free goodie bags for kids
Free for Kids Under 3

Address: Jumeirah Beach Rd – behind JUMEIRAH PLAZA – Jumeirah – Jumeirah 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact: +971 52 942 2000