Cue the festive jingles because the holiday season is almost here. Whether you want to over-indulge at a blowout brunch or take away a massive turkey with all its trimmings for a house celebration, we’ve rounded up the coolest festive things happening in the city this year.
From a brilliant list of festive feasts to wonderful winter markets, there’s something for everyone. After all, ’tis the season for stretchy pants. So, deck your halls with copies of Time Out Doha because that’s all you’re going to need for a very merry month.
What’s better than a regular Bubbalicious brunch? A festive Bubbalicious brunch, of course. You’ll find all the regulars from food to music, but with a festive touch.
QR360 (soft drinks) QR480 (enhanced beverages), 50 percent off for children aged six to 11, free (kids under five). Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).
Enjoy a delicious festive buffet at this casual spot in recently opened Centara in West Bay.
QR199 (soft drinks), QR349 (special beverages). Dec 25, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha, West Bay (4009 5530).
This beautiful restaurant at The Torch Doha is offering an authentic atmosphere for you to enjoy this special day with your nearest and dearest ones. You’ll need to book and make the payment 48 hours in advance. We suggest doing it in early, since seats are limited.
QR150 (soft drinks), QR70 (kids six to 12). Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. The Torch Doha, Al Waab (4446 5600).
Get festive with the whole family at Hyde Park’s Sparkling Festive Brunch. Tuck in to a sumptuous buffet and indulge in a selection of beverages while keeping an eye out for a very special visitor (who may or may not bring gifts).
QR270 (soft drinks), QR450 (selected beverages). Dec 25, noon-3pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Doha, C Ring Road (4428 1652).
Check in for a Peruvian-style festive feast to La Mar. The family will love the traditional ceviches, festive roasts, tiraditos and more.
QR335 (food only), QR165 (kids aged six to 12). Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. Intercontinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4098).
Enjoy a long and lazy festive brunch at Doha’s only authentic breakfast room. The brunch is on until 5pm and it’s perfect for the late risers.
QR350 (soft drinks), QR399 (premium beverages). Dec 25, 1pm-5pm. Alwadi Hotel Doha, Msheireb Downtown Doha (4009 9999).
For a truly indulgent festive experience, we can’t think of a better place than Mosaic. Experience the magic of the season inspired by a traditional holiday market. There are nine open kitchens crafting seasonal treats and some of the menu highlights include beef wellington with truffle mashed potatoes, cranberry and orange roasted turkey with holiday stuffing, braised lobster with chives and caviar, wood-fire oven baked pide with butternut squash and roasted turkey, panettone bread pudding and plenty more. If that doesn’t get you to book immediately, we don’t know what will.
QR480 (soft drinks), QR680 (enhanced beverages), 35 percent off for children aged six to 12, free (kids under five). Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. Mandarin Oriental, Doha, Msheireb Downtown Doha (4008 8888).
New York Steakhouse
Mouthing meaty morsels sounds like a fantastic way to ring up some festive cheer. Light up your day with the gourmet delicacies at this special edition of the Big Apple Brunch with your family and friends at New York Steakhouse. There’s lots to look forward to from roasted turkey carved at the table to fresh seafood and premium meat cuts on the special made-to-order menu. It’s going to be lavish.
QR295 (soft drinks), QR495 (selected beverages). Dec 25, 12.30pm-5pm. Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, West Bay (4419 5000).
Nobu’s festive brunch offering includes themed welcome drinks and an upgraded premium buffet selection including a caviar and lobster bar, live stations and special holiday dessert counter. Nobu rooftop will also open early with a DJ and early evening festivities. An extra special area for kids will be available during brunch.
QR510 (soft drinks), QR750 (enhanced beverages), QR255 (kids). Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. Four Seasons Hotel Doha, West Bay (4494 8600).
Santa Monica Breakfast Club
Deck the halls with Santa Monica-themed festive cheer. There’s a super laid-back celebration with Malibu vibes featuring fresh treats prepared at live stations. DJ Santiago will keep you entertained while you brave through the last phase – dessert.
QR350 (soft drinks), QR 550 (special beverages). Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1195).
Make merry with Sawa’s traditional buffet and festive sounds from a live band. Bouncy castle, face painting and other activities are lined up for younger guests and Santa will make a surprise appearance.
QR350 (soft drinks), QR450 (special beverages), free (kids under six). Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5555).
Book a table at this brilliant brunch featuring themed treats from all across Asia. You’ll find all your favourites including the spicy shredded crab maki. There’s live entertainment, too.
QR365 (soft drinks), QR485 (special beverages), QR 835 (enhanced beverages). Dec 25, noon-4pm. W Doha Hotel, West Bay (4453 5000).
STK Doha has a specially curated STK Experience for you this holiday. You don’t want to miss it.
QR399 (enhanced beverages), QR550 (premium beverages). Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8522).
There’s festive cheer for everyone with truffle risotto, seafood and stuffed turkey stations. Don’t miss the signature yule log.
QR275 (soft drinks), QR415 (enhanced beverages). Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8522).
The St. Regis Doha
This is one of the biggest brunches in Doha with enchanting views of the blue sea and The St. Regis’ Olympic size swimming pool. The lush, landscaped gardens will host a lavish brunch spread. There’s live entertainment and a mini corner for the little ones.
QR350 (soft drinks), QR495 (selected beverages). Dec 25, 12.30pm-4pm. Vine Restaurant and Opal by Gordon Ramsay, The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0000).