Boxing Day Festivities

Celebrated on the first day after Christmas, Boxing Day is also recognized as Second Christmas Day by some European countries.  December 26 also marks the occasion of St. Stephen’s Day, so for many of Dubai’s residents, it is a day for continued festivity.

So, if you’re looking to lengthen the holidays, rest assured there are plenty of places to go and things to see and do around Dubai – from buffet breakfasts and Sunday roasts, to some relaxing poolside chilling.  Read on to find out more about the range of activities to choose from. 


Boxing Day Breakfast

Unwind in the company of family or friends after days of high-spirited revelry with a leisurely Boxing Day breakfast amidst the elegant ambience of Epona. Soak in the delightful equestrian atmosphere enhanced by views of the Club’s riding arenas.   Epona offers the very best views, allowing you to watch on as the riders and horses go through their paces, while the little ones enjoy a fun time at the playground.  Complimentary pony rides for the little ones with al fresco dining.  AED 99 per person with AED 50 with below 5 years dining with compliments.

Epona, Dubai Polo Equestrian Club - from 8am – noon.  Call 04 3618111


Festive Dinner

Continue your merriment the day after the main festive holiday with a glorious Boxing Day dinner buffet at Ewaan. Treat your taste buds to an incredible international buffet featuring traditional roasts with all the trimmings, pies as well as delectable pastries.  It features a buffet dinner offering / À la carte with al fresco dining with a view of Burj Khalifa and the uplifting tunes of live oud player at dinner

Ewaan, The Palace Downtown - from 7pm – Midnight Call 04 888 3444


Boxing Day Roast

Looking for somewhere to spend an afternoon of fun and frolics on Boxing Day? We have the perfect setting for you. Savour the Boxing Day roast at The Underground Pub. Feast on a succulent Christmas roast while watching a game of football with friends and loved ones. A typical Boxing Day just like the ones you have back home.

The Underground, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa

AED 250 - including traditional treats and selected house beverages From 1.30 – 4.30pm Call 04 408 4221


Roast & Reels

Nestled in the heart of Al Habtoor City, The Rose & Crown is your quintessential British pub.  A pint sized local with a big personality, full of comfort and charm.  And lots of buzz and banter!  Extend the Christmas spirits and join us for delicious roasts whilst you watch classic Christmas movies on the big screens.

The Rose & Crown, Atrivm Al Habtoor City-AED 85 per roast - From 1 pm to 6 pm Call 04 437 0022


Boxing Day Favourites

Get your friends together for a Boxing Day chillax.  At the Eloquent Elephant, the set menu serves favourites such as bubble and squeak, roast and turkey sandwiches, all-day happy hour and sport on large screens.  Just what you need after Christmas Day!

The Eloquent Elephant at Taj Dubai - AED 99 per person - All day – Call 04 438 312


St Stephen’s Day tradition

In typical St Stephen’s Day tradition, head to McGettigan’s for a huge Irish welcome. The last festive blow out before the diet starts in the New Year.  Their breakfasts are huge and come complete with live sports for the perfect Boxing Day pick up.  Go to for more information.

McGettigans DWTC, JLT and Souk Madinat


Relax by the pool

Chill by the pool and enjoy a relaxed Boxing Day BBQ at the Movenpick JBR.  The perfect way to spend the day.  The grill will be stacked with seafood, meats and Arabic specialities as well as kids activities and carols with a final visit from Santa Claus. 

The Pool Bar, Movenpick JBR - AED 250 with soft drinks and under 6 is free. Call 04 449 8782

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From The CitiSpi Team