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Brunch in Dubai: 91 places to eat

From party and foodie brunches to parent-friendly options as well

13:00 January 21, 2018
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Brunch is a Dubai institution that will never go out of style. For those who are always wondering where to go during Friday afternoon, we have put together a comprehensive brunch guide that will apply to anyone in Dubai.

Whether you're a foodie, party animal or the parents are in town, here is your guide on some of the best (and most appropriate) brunches in Dubai.

The list is divided up into 8 categories:

  • Foodie Brunches
  • Party Brunches
  • Parent Friendly Brunches
  • Evening Brunches
  • Outdoor Brunches
  • Family Friendly Brunches
  • Quirky Casual Brunches
  • Brunch and Swim packages

 

Sophisticated foodie brunches:


The Sean Connolly Garden Brunch

One of Dubai’s hottest restaurants, Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera, is the place to brunch at. The amazing steak and seafood restaurant is located on the top floor of the iconic Dubai Opera and gives you four main dining areas to choose from; the Raw Bar, the Fire Bar, the central Pearl Bar and the outdoor rooftop terrace, which of course has fantastic views of Burj Khalifa. The brunch menu offers a wide selection of starters to share, a choice of main dish including the Sea Bass, King crab and chili linguine, a Wagyu burger, house pickles, chipotle mayo, an Orgy of mushrooms, buffalo ricotta gnocchi, Saltbush organic lamb cutlets, green sauce and an Ocean Beef tenderloin with miso hollandaise. The food is uncomplicated and focused on quality and allowing the ingredients to shine

Location Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai Cost Dh380 including soft beverages, Dh480 including house beverages, Dh580 including bubbly Timings Daily from 12pm to 12am Contact 04 3627312

The Okku Brunch

This year OKKU is hosting a super cool Friday brunch. Upon arrival, from 12.30pm you will be welcomed in the bar area to enjoy some fresh crab and shucked oysters while enjoying some creative beverages.  From 1pm brunch goers will go to the main restaurant to begin with a platter of sushi, sashimi and maki before diving into the unlimited ‘O’Style signature small plates that will be brought to the table. You will then be served a large Japanese sharing concept plate.

Location H Hotel, Shaikh Zayed Road Cost Dh99 including soft beverages, Dh399 including house beverages, Dh449 for including premium beverages Contact 04 5018777

The Bleu Blanc comme ça Friday Brunch

Embark on a journey to the South of France at the Comme ça Friday brunch. Sit back and relax as plate after plate is served at your table, accompanied by signature beverages, designed by the internationally acclaimed bar guru Sam Ross, and French bubbles. Savour celebrity chef David Myers’ signature dishes including oxtail tartine, polenta croquettes, and grilled king prawns, skirt steak and mac and cheese.

Location Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai Cost Dh299 including soft drinks, Dh399 including house beverages, Dh599 including bubbly Timings Every Friday from 12.30 to 3.30pm Contact 04 5125533.

The NA3NA3 Seafood Brunch

Enjoy the freshest catch of the day at an abundant seafood brunch at Na3Na3. Delight in authentic Arabian hospitality over exceptional home style cooking. With live cooking stations, and hot dishes and freshly baked breads streaming from the open kitchen.;

Location Address Dubai Mall Cost Dh320 per person including soft beverages, Dh420 per person including house beverages, Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm

The Hakkasan Hakka Brunch

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Hakkasan is adding some heat to the city’s weekend dining scene with the launch of Brunch at Hakkasan. Reworking their acclaimed ‘Hakka Brunch’, the award-winning restaurant is bringing a new meaning to Friday feasting. The Brunch at Hakkasan aims to up the weekend ante, starting with contemporary Cantonese cuisine using amazing ingredients and dishes, such as the Peking duck surrounded in apple wood smoke, followed by a parade of dim sum and small eats, from Wagyu beef and mushroom puff to crispy tiger prawn with pandan leaf. Main courses include stir-fry black pepper rib eye beef or steamed grouper in yellow bean sauce and desserts will change depending on the chef’s selection. 

Location Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard Cost Dh199 per person including a selection of teas, Dh299 per person including soft drinks, Dh420 per person including house beverages, Dh638 per person including bubbly Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 4pm Contact 04 3848484


The Brasserie 2.0 Brunch

One of the best Brunches in the city. Delight your senses with an extravagant selection of dishes from the far corners of the world. Brasserie 2.0 has on offer an array of fresh seafood delicacies, as well as their very own pizza oven – all this while the chefs fire up the outdoor grill for a succulent flame grilled selection from the land and ocean. With views of the Arabian Sea, a stunning garden terrace area, over 10 live cooking stations packed to the rafters with dishes that will blow your mind, a live band, a refreshing juice and smoothie bar. 

Location Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa JBR Cost Dh400 including soft beverages, Dh525 including house beverages and sparkling, Dh725 including bubbly Timings Every Friday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm Contact 04 3165550


 

The Gaucho Buena Onda Brunch

Something that Gaucho Dubai really knows how to do well is put on a delicious brunch with fun vibes and a cool ambience. Another thing Gaucho knows is how to keep things fresh and exiting with its food offering. The Gaucho Brunch is your chance tuck in to an eclectic selection of well-crafted dishes such Ecuadorian Ceviche with Shrimps, roasted tomato and red pepper sauce, onions and coriander and of course, Gauchos signature selection of mains with 300g each of tender Ancho and Chorizo or a delectable sea bream risotto and a spatchcock chicken all paired with a choice of Romaine salad, chips, broccoli and cauliflower salad for the table to share. To end your meal, try the dulche de leche cheesecake, mango mess and fluffy chocolate brownies served to share.

Location Gaucho Dubai, DIFC Cost Dh320 including soft drinks and mocktails; Dh395 including selected house beverages, Dh495 including sparkling grape and selected house beverages, Dh595 per person including premium bubbles Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 3.30pm Contact 04 4227898


 

Novikov

The Novikov Brunch is an animated yet relaxed experience with live music and an eye-catching market theme. Eight different interactive cooking stations, including dim sum, sushi and a lavish dessert and waffle station, complimented with a pop-up bar serving hand crafted beverages, such as Novikov’s unique organic dextoxers, designed to kick start the long weekend of indulgence with revitalising ingredients. In partnership with Happy Box the Novikov team will offer a range of themed entertainment and activities to keep kids happy and occupied, with a specially prepared Children’s bento box also available.

Location Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai UAE Cost Dh310 including soft beverages, Dh410 including house beverages, Dh545 including premium bubbly Timings Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 3888744


The Four Season's Jean-Georges Brunch

The brunch at Jean Georges is the perfect spot to bring a first time bruncher visiting Dubai. It’s a brunch that has everything you could possibly want. High quality innovative food, amazing music that you can easily talk over (unlike many other places in this city with no understanding of volume control), and an ambiance that feels super luxurious but also very welcoming. Enjoy a fab set menu which includes a selection of appetizers, one main course and a platter of tasty signature desserts.

Location Four Season Jumeirah Beach Cost Dh325 including soft beverages, Dh435 including selected house beverages, Dh545 including bubbly and sparkling Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 3436118


The Waldorf Astoria Secret Garden Brunch

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The Waldorf Astoria Brunch is where the food is the star of the show. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah have launched the Unforgettable Secret Garden Brunch. The brunch concept means you will be dining in a beautiful secret garden, enjoy seasonal ingredients with live entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere. This brunch will feature a specially curated menu in an indoor garden setting. Some of the herbs, vegetables and flowers featured in the brunch will be coming straight from the hotel grounds. This brunch is great for sophisticated foodies and families. A place that will definitely impress your visitors. 

Location Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Dubai Cost Dh345 including soft beverages, Dh425 for the house beverage package, Dh600 for the sparkling grape package and Dh725 for the French bubbly package Timings Every Friday from1pm to 4pm Contact 04 8182222 


The Ruya Anatolian Brunch

Ruya Dubai is a stylish restaurant and bar serving Anatolian cuisine. The Friday brunch offers guests a culinary journey through the entire menu with classic Anatolian cuisine, combined with perfectly prepared beverages and live music for the whole family to enjoy.

Upon arrival, you’ll indulge in an interactive menu that’s made up of multiple live food stations showcasing cold starters and desserts whilst hot appetizers will be served directly to the table. Firm favorites include the signature Two Cheese Pide, Lahmacun and Çag Kebap from the central oven, cheeses, delectable desserts as well as a delicious main dish from the a la carte menu such as Rangers Valley Rib Eye, Keskek, Lamb Cutlets or Whole Grilled Seabream. .

Location Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina Cost Dh295 including soft beverages, Dh495 including house beverage, Dh595 inclusive of French bubbly Timings Every Fridays from 12pm to 4pm Contact 04 3999123


The Zuma Brunch

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Zuma Dubai definitely offers one of the best brunches in town, we are firm believers that Zuma is a brunch for foodies. A beautifully curated menu made up of the finest Japanese ingredients. When you head to Zuma for brunch you can enjoy unlimited amount of cold starters, hot starters, salads, sushi and sashimi. You then get to choose one main course, which includes a variety of all of the Zuma signature dishes like our favourite, the black cod. Then unlimited desserts. Zuma is definitely on our foodie brunch hit list.

Location Gate Village, DIFC Cost Dh450 including soft beverages, Dh595 including sparkling beverages, 655 including bubbly Timings Every Friday 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 4255660


The 068 Bond Brunch at Prime68

This sophisticated foodie brunch will be served to the table and will satisfy even the most discerning palate. The set menu includes foie gras degustation, along with Josper-grilled Australian beef tenderloin with butter and thyme, whole Australian rib eye with garlic and herbs and US Prime braised short ribs. Bond's signature shajken and not stirred beverage will be made table-side. After brunch, you'll be invited to the Vault for the Golden Eye afterparty to literally experience the high life at the very pinnacle of the world’s tallest hotel.

Location JW Marriot Marquis, Prime 68 Cost Dh495 per person including house beverages, Dh595 per person including sparkling beverages, Dh695 per person including bubbly Timings 04 4143000


The Le Meridien Dubai Yalumba Brunch

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Yalumba features a rustic, Australian country feel and the food is modern eclectic cuisine with a unique blend of flavours from the East and West. This award-winning brunch, has a spectacular display of delicious fare that will keep you going to the buffet. This place is perfect for the serious foodie. The Friday Bubbly Brunch lets you indulge in the most delicious dishes with unlimited fine bubbles and a great atmosphere.

Location Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre Cost Dh499 including house beverages Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm Contact 04 7022455


Aji’s Inti Raymi Brunch

Invoke the energy of the Incas (or at least feast like them), at Aji’s Inti Raymi Friday brunch. Taking place every Friday, the menu pays homage to the ancient Peruvian ‘Festival of the Sun’. Including ‘piqueos’ such as Gyoza and Tori Anticuchos, unlimited sushi, cebiches and tiraditos, a main course such as Gyukai Rice or Ribeye and ‘sobremesa’ (dessert platter) this is a culinary celebration worthy of the gods.     

Location Aji, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah Cost Dh275 including soft beverages, Dh440 including house beverages, Dh660 including bubbly Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 4pm Contact 04 5520244


The Ruth Chris Meat Lover’s Brunch

The American institution is hosting the ultimate Ruth’s Chris Steak House experience where you can savour the mouth-watering pick of favorites from the a la carte menu that the Steak House is known for. The menu boasts a selection of their most popular USDA prime cuts such as tender Filets, NY Strips, Braised Short Ribs and Lamb Chops cooked to taste. Other classic dishes are the Carpaccio, Ahi Tuna and Calamari.

Expect a lively atmosphere with the addition of The Roaming Band, an upbeat three-piece live band, that literally roam around the restaurant playing a selection of current popular music, Latino classics and Bossa Nova rhythms that perfectly compliment the old American charm of Ruth’s Chris. The party continues with a happy hour from 4pm onwards.

Location Address Dubai Marina Cost Dh300 including soft beverages, Dh460 including house beverages, Dh495 including premium bubbly Timings Every Friday from 12.30 to 4 PM Contact 04 4549538


The St Regis Versailles Brunch

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This brunch is called the Versailles Decadence Brunch and decadence is the keyword here. Everyone knows that the Versailles palace was a site for unparalleled luxury and splendour. Brasserie Quartier, the restaurant at the St. Regis will recreate Versailles for you. You will be served decadent French cuisine, as well as have the option of getting extra food from the buffet stations

Location Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Cost Dhs350 with soft drinks, Dhs450 with house drinks, Dhs650 with bubbly Timings Every Friday 12.30pm to 3.30pm Contact 04 4355577  


The Rosso and Benihana Friday Brunch

Trying to decide what type of cuisine you're in the mood for is often the hardest part when choosing a brunch. This is where the brunch at Amwaj Rotana comes in. It combines Rossos and Benihana's. The laid back, Mediterranean vibe of Rosso is the perfect place to pick your way through a host of Italian treats. While Benihanna's makes the freshest Asian food, including a sushi buffet and yummy Teppenyaki. Rosso keeps things simple. Benihanna's has a host of delicious flavours and Horizon will give you the international dishes that you just crave at brunch. There is also a separate family area where the little ones can watch cartoons, dance to the DJ and help themselves to a special kids buffet complete with popcorn.

Location Amwaj Rotana, JBR Cost Dh199 including soft drinks, Dh299 including house beverages, Dh419 including house beverages and unlimited bubbly, 50 per cent off for children aged between six and twelve, kids below 6 eat for free Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4.30pm Contact 04 4282000 


The Delphine Hollywood Brunch

It’s understated and doesn’t feel like a cross between a Boxing Day sale and an eating marathon. After all, this is a franchise of the same West Hollywood dining hotspot frequented by A-list celebrities. They can’t afford to keep it anything but classy.

Its brunch offering is a healthy balance of an elegantly laid out buffet that features salads; cold cuts; a delectable seafood selection; and the almost mandatory cheese table, as well as an a la carte selection for mains. How does this work? You begin with the buffet and order your mains with your butler and they will bring it to you at your table freshly prepared and presented beautifully. The dessert section is part of the serve-yourself set-up.

Location The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Metro World Trade Center Station Cost Dh265 including soft drinks; Dh425 House Beverage Timings Every Friday from12.30pm to 4.30pm Contact 04 5018623 


The Toro Toro Hola Hola Brunch

At Toro Toro you will enjoy one of the most lively and indulgent dining brunches in town and works on the fabulous sharing concept that many restaurants in Dubai now offer. At the Hola Hola brunch you get a selection of Latin American favourites including guacamole, a variety of ceviche dishes, delicious salads and Toro Toro’s famous churrasco grill with premium cuts of lamb and beef and chicken.

Location Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina Cost Dh350 with soft drinks, Dh490 including selected house beverages Timings Every Friday 12.30pm to 4.00pm Contact 04 3176000 


The W Feed Me Friday Brunch

Everyone is raving about the latest brunch at the W hotel. Level 7 offers seven different types of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as an entire room dedicated to dessert! A legendary, rustic market style offering from all over the Mediterranean - Spain, Italy and Greece just to name a few. In this bustling social hotspot, gorgeously adorned with wood, steel and vintage art amid earthy tones that invites to share stories and an abundance of tasteful tapas presentations, freshly prepared servings from the crudo bar, rice and grain dishes, and meat bites from the rotisserie.

Location The W Hotel, Al Habtoor City Cost Dh395 inclusive of soft drinks, Dh495 inclusive of specialty cocktails, grape, hops and selected house beverages Dh595 inclusive of free flowing bubbly, specialty cocktails, grape, hops and selected house beverages Timings 12.30pm to 4:00pm every Friday Contact 04 4366677


The Marina Social Share and Social Brunch

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Marina Social is one of our favourite restaurants in Dubai. The food is simple, unfussy and truly fantastic. The staff are friendly, helpful and totally aware of what they are doing. A three course meal in a restaurant owned and run by Michelin starred Chef Jason Atherton. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun and it's just a different brunch experience. The sourdough pizzas are definitely worth ordering. 

Location Intercontinental Dubai Marina Cost Dh275 for Soft Social (inclusive of soft beverages, Dh395 for House Social (inclusive of house beverages) Dh445 for Bubbly Social (inclusive of house beverages and bubbles) Timings 12.30pm to 3.30pm every Friday Contact 04 4466664


The Towers Rotana La Terraza Brunch

Dive into the weekend with a seafood extravaganza Friday brunch to savour flavours from the ocean prepared the Italian way by Executive Chef Pasquale Sipone. Sit by the pool to enjoy the cooler climate with live entertainment and unlimited house beverages. Try delicacies from the chilled seafood station and a tasty selection of sushi and sashimi.  Move over to the grilling station to feast on lobsters, crabs, squid, jumbo prawns and delight in fresh fish cooked to order tableside, to your liking.  Make sure to leave room for dessert to enjoy a variety of decadent sweet treats as a perfect ending to a relaxing brunch poolside brunch.

Locating Pool terrace, level six of Towers Rotana Annex, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road Cost Dh279 per person including house beverages,  Dh315 per person including bubbly Timings Every Friday from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm Contact 04 3438000

The Folly by Nick & Scott Weekend lunch

Enjoy a delicious meal on the terrace to enjoy the restaurant’s laid-back and refined alternative to the traditional brunch.

Location Madinat Jumeirah Cost Dh300 including soft drinks, Dh495 including house beverages, Dh550 including house beverages and bubbles Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 2.30pm

 

Party brunches:

The Play by Day brunch

The exciting brunch at PLAY Restaurant & Lounge encompasses all aspects of entertainment, from a line-up of Mediterrasian treats, to the live theatrical performances. The Cabaret performances adorn this exquisite venue, taking you into the early evening with live music headlined by Stephon Lamar, choreographed set pieces from their handpicked international dancers and live performances from leading cabaret artists. You can enjoy brunch menu, which is a sharing concept and indulge in some delicious flavours.

Location 36th Floor, H Hotel, 1 Sheikh Zayed Road Cost Dh340 including soft beverages, Dh440 including house beverages, Dh540 including bubbly Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 3364444 

The Publique Alpine Brunch

Experience an après ski brunch in the heart of Dubai. Take a high- altitude taste tour, with a buffet alongside a main of your choice- including raclette, pierrade, fondue savoyarde, pierrade surf and turf, roast beef of the day, traditional burger, the Alpinist burger. Expect the warm and rustic feels of a mountain lodge, equipped with a traditional wooden bar, fire place, and a chalet style terrace overlooking water views.

Location Souq Madinat, Jumeirah Cost Food only Dh185, Food and beverages Dh295 Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm Contact 04 4308550

The Waka Fiesta Latina Day Brunch

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Get ready to salsa, merengue and bachata your way through Friday! Waka will be serving a variety of signature dishes from a selection of ceviche to mouthwatering makis followed by tender spare ribs and truffle quinoa risotto. The Fiesta Latina Brunch features the best from the dynamic region’s cuisine coupled with lively Latin American music and Brazilian Carnival dancers.

Location The Oberoi, Business Bay Cost Dh250 including  soft beverages, Dh350 including house beverages, Dh500 including bubbly Timings Every Friday, from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 4441455


The Casa de Tapas Brunch

Friday is Brunch day in the UAE, and no one does it with more Latino spirit and flair than Casa De Tapas. Located at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, the Spanish Tapas Brunch serves up an unmatched variety of tapas, Paella, Spanish classics and sangria every Friday. Known for its party vibes the brunch has a loyal following in both the Spanish and wider expat community.

The party doesn’t end after the brunch, with the venue playing upbeat Spanish music throughout the evening, keeping the mood high and encouraging partygoers to make the venue their spot not only for brunch but for the rest of the evening as well.

Location Casa De Tapas Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Cost Dh199 including food and soft drinks, 249 including food and house beverages, Dh299 including food and sparkling house beverages Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 416800


The Warehouse Beehive Brunch

The brunch at Warehouse is a Dubai institution that everyone has to experience at least once. The value for money is great and the atmosphere is so lively and youthful, you can seriously bet on a good time. The Warehouse Beehive brunch offers great food, and bottomless colourful and creative beverages. Come as you are and join us for a beelicious brunch! There’s also an entire room dedicated to desserts! Make sure to head upstairs after you’ve eaten for a chance to dance for hours on end. This brunch is a definite party hot spot.

Location Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre Cost Dh259 per person including house beverages Timings Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 7022455


The Okku Sushi Disco Brunch

Come in your coolest disco gear and you’ll be transported back to the 80’s whilst dining on an exceptional a la carte menu of award winning dishes and desserts. The 16-course brunch offering is to die for and features classics such as the HuShiHu Yuan crispy duck Salad and the Spicy California Maki along with star chef creations, ‘O’ Style Avocado Volcano and Wasabi Tiger Shrimp. Alongside the stunning selection of food, OKKU gets playful with its unique and cutting-edge selection of beverages and amazing music.

Location H Hotel, First floor  Sheikh Zayed Road Cost Dh450 per person including sparkling grape, Dh550 per person including bubbles Timing Every Friday from 12pm to 3pm with an after party at 3 pm Contact 04 5018777


The China Grill Brunch 

The Toy Brunch at China Grill is known in the city as a fun and exciting party! It is the Friday Brunch that brings together decadence and fun in the ultimate party atmosphere. The food is Asian-inspired world cuisine and it is so good you will keep on wanting more. The Toy brunch is basically an indulgent adult playground.

Location The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina CostDh450 per person for house beverages, Dh550 per person for bubbly & house beverages Timings Every Friday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm Contact 04 511 7333


The Le Meridien Dubai 'Wow that's what I call Brunch' 

If you love a good old tune, you will definitely smile nostalgically at WOW That’s What I Call Brunch! The first in a series of retro-themed super-brunches with some very special guests that will keep you coming back for more and take you on a trip down musical memory lane. Yalumba’s usual amazing fare, just moved to the Meridien Ballroom.

The WOW Brunch! The retro themed brunch-party will host Eurodance favourites, Culture Beat, who are best known for their 1993 hit, ‘Mr Vain. Taking on the pop reigns, girl band Atomic Kitten, featuring Natasha Hamilton, Kerry Katona and Liz McClaron, will be making their UAE debut, covering all the favourite hits, from Right Now to Tide Is High and many more to ensure the party roof is raised off, of the great ballroom!

Location Dubai Airport Road Cost Dh569 per person with unlimited house beverages and bottomless vintage bubbles Timings 1pm to 4pm every Friday Contact 04 295 6000 


The Sass Cafe Monaco Brunch

This opulent affair is a complete Monaco brunching experience. The food, the atmosphere and the music are modelled exactly after its sister property in Monte Carlo. The Sass Brunch at will be offering a dining experience that is the essence of the luscious Mediterranean cuisine. After brunch, the lights are dimmed and this fabulous venue becomes a party where everyone gets up to dance.

Location Al Fattan Currency House, Tower 2, Podium Level, DIFC Cost Dh290 per person including soft drinks, Dh440 per person including house beverages, Dh690 per person including bubbles Timing Every Saturday from 1pm to 6pm Contact 04 3527722


The Eloquent Elephant Friday Craft Brunch

Playing at Eloquent Elephant each Friday, 2-6pm, radio personality and DJ Dave Cleary will be will playing his top tunes to groups of friends looking for that party Friday fun. Dave Clearly is a local favourite in the city, currently presenting on Radio 2, and being voted Dubai’s Number 1 radio DJ in 2016 and also in 2014 in the People’s Choice Awards. Dave will bring a new level of tunes and banter to the eloquent brunch most known for its hearty food and fun ambiance.

Location Taj Dubai, Business Bay Cost Dh295 including soft drinks, Dh395 including house beverages, Dh495 including sparkling grape and hops. Timings Every Friday from12.30pm to 4.00pm Contact 04 4383131


The Westin’s Bubbalicious Brunch

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The world famous Bubbalicious brunch is the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Arguably one of Dubai’s most popular brunches, you can enjoy an extensive menu, flowing grape or bubbly and of course our amazing entertainment. Relaunching following the summer this Friday 15th October, expect a new layout with added outdoor food stations, an indoor garden installation but with the always-exceptional international cuisine spread over numerous outlets.

Location The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina Cost Dh450 per person for the Bubbalicious spread with soft drinks, Dh550 per person for the Bubbalicious spread with free flow Sparkling, Dh680 per person Bubbalicious spread with free flow Bubbly, kids aged 6-12 at AED225, kids under 6 eat for free Timings Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 5117139


 

Parent-friendly brunches:

The Ewaan 1001 Flavours brunch

Indulge in a brunch featuring 1001 flavours within the settings of Ewaan, one of Dubai's most sought after destinations. Enjoy a family friendly open buffet at the Palace Downtown Dubai.

Location The Palace Downtown Dubai Cost Dh325 including soft beverage Timings Every Friday from 1pm to 4.30pm Contact 04 8883444

The Nineteen Italian Brunch

Find yourself transported to Italy with brunch at Nineteen, an authentically rustic Italian restaurant overlooking the championship golf course at The Address Montgomerie Dubai. Sample delicious, home-style dishes prepared live by resident Chef Alessio Pitzalis. Complement the rich flavours with a selection of free flowing beverages and Italian cream sodas.

Location Address Montgomerie Dubai Cost Dh245 per person including soft beverages, Dh345 per person including house beverages, Dh550 per person including house of beverages and bubbly; Children (6-11 years) Dh122.50 per person; Children (5 years and below) Dine for free Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

The Palermo Friday Polo Brunch

The unique Polo Brunch at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club presents the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with special friends. Think lush green fields, fresh air, delicious food and all the thrills of the sport of kings. Relax in true style at the Palermo Terrace while you are treated to a special brunch packed with exquisite flavours. Indulge in a selection of over 30 different international cheeses while the children enjoy the fun from pony ride to movies and so much more.

Location Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club Cost Dh235 per person including soft beverages, Dh335 per person including house beverages, Children (6-11 years) Dh110 per person; Children (5 years and below) Dine for free Timings Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm 

The Al Dawar Sky Brunch

Dubai’s only rooftop, revolving restaurant and lounge has launched a brunch. A must-visit destination on the list of travellers to Dubai as well as the residents, Al Dawaar offers 360 degree views of the city skyline with Burj Khalifa, sea and the creek.

Location Hyatt Regency Dubai Cost Dh229 per person including soft beverages, Dh349 per person including house beverages, Dh549 per person including bubbly Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4.00pm Contact 04 2096887

The Nineteen Pranzo in Famiglia Brunch

Treat the family to a delicious day out at Nineteen as you enjoy spectacular views of the golf course and tuck in to an extensive selection of rustic antipasti, pasta and meats grilled to your preference. Spend the afternoon.

Location Address Montgomerie Dubai Cost Dh235 per person including soft beverages, Dh550 per person including bubbly, Timings Every Saturday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

The Atlantis’s Ronda Locatelli Brunch

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This lovely Italian restaurant at the Atlantis is one of the best places to take the parents. The focus is very much on food and on sharing dishes with one another. Paying homage to the family mealtime, Ronda Locatelli’s Saturday Brunch All’Italiana delivers on the tastes of Italy in a warm and inviting environment. Brunch All’Italiana takes the form of four delicious sharing courses served to the centre of the table, bringing to life the family style “convivial” theme of the restaurant. Beginning with a selection of shared starters, families can enjoy popular dishes including Calamari, Bresaola, traditional Burrata and selections of Pizzettes, followed by Italian staples including handmade ravioli and lasagna, a second course of meats including Braised Beef Chargrilled Chicken and Lamb and a fresh fillet of Sea Bream. Saving the best for last, desserts include classic Italian favourites such as Pannacotta, Cannoli Siciliani, Semifreddo Alla Nocciola and the ever famous Tiramisu. This is where mom and dad will have the best time.

Location Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh195 per person for soft drinks only and Dh295 per person for soft drinks and beverages Timings Every Saturday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm Contact 04 4262626


The Hilton's BiCE Ristorante Brunch

Savour an authentic Italian brunch, while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere. We enjoyed a delicious a la carte brunch offering, including mouthwatering shared starters, pasta and mains with live cooking stations and a dedicated dessert station. Be it a family affair or a catch up with friends, this brunch is definitely a favourite of ours. It truly impressed with the best in Italian flavours. After brunch, make sure to head to the beautiful outdoor terrace for some sundowners with friends. We loved everything about this brunch.

Location Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach Cost starting at Dh295 per person including soft drinks, Dh395 including house beverages, Dh430 including bubbly Children (aged 6 to 12 years old) will be charged at Dh135 Timing Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 3991111


The Pierchic Chic Brunch

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The Chic Brunch at Pierchic is a very elegant affair. It’s the perfect place if you really want to treat your mum and dad. The Pierchic brunch offers an exquisite four-course set menu and fresh seafood and shellfish to share, paired with select bubbly packages and picturesque views of the Arabian Gulf for an unforgettable destination dining experience. Pierchic is a perfect tourist destination, since it truly highlights many of the beauties of Dubai including the pristine blue gulf, the Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah.

Location Al Qasr Hotel, Um Suqeim Cost Brunch starting from Dh395 per person Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 4323232


The Agency Afternoon Unwined Brunch

Dubai’s classic grape bar launches the Unwined Brunch, perfect for sophisticated afternoon sundowners. This is the place you want to go to for the ultimate Saturday afternoon. With picturesque views of the tranquil Madinat waterways and iconic Burj Al Arab, and the warm, sprawling terrace perfect for the afternoon rays or evening sunset. Their resident Sommeliers will choose the best grapes for you, from all over the world’s vineyards, as well house beverages, and soft drinks accompanied by unlimited bites from the all-new tapas-style menu. Must-try specials include rich Chicken Satay in a homemade peanut sauce, Levantine Lamb Meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce, Truffle Pizza topped with brie cheese, mushroom and rocket, and Crispy Fried Squid with a green chili and citrus sauce. Sharing? Try The Agency Charcuterie Board, boasting tasty Celcina ham, goose salami, turkey ham, bresola and pickles, the Cheese Tasting Board, with a mix of five cheeses, apple chutney, grapes and biscuits, or the famed Gruyère Cheese Fondue with crudité, baby potatoes, croutons and truffle oil.

Location Madinat Jumeirah Cost Dh250 including soft drinks, Dh350 including grape and house beverages, Dh495 including bubbly Timings Saturday from 12.30pm to 3pm Contact 04 3666320


The Westin’s El Sur Brunch

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El Sur do an amazing Friday all you can eat Tapas brunch that is perfect for the parents. It’s lively and fun, the food is fantastic and the service is unparalleled. We absolutely adored the offering. Treat yourself on Friday with an ‘all you can eat’ tapas the Spanish way. You get a selection of house beverages that include hop, grapes and soft drinks and juices. El Sur is a fine-casual Spanish gastronomical experience. Their use of fresh ingredients and dynamic recipes pushes beyond the boundaries of what you would expect to find in a traditional Spanish tapas restaurant. We love it!

Location El Sur, Lobby level Westin Hotel, Sufouh Road, Dubai Dates Fridays  Cost Dh265 per person with soft drinks and juices; Dh395 per person including hops, grape and house beveragesTimings12.30pm to 3.30pm Contact 043997700


The Tesoro at the Taj Brunch

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Tesoro at the Taj Hotel hosts a great Friday Brunch complete with live music, live food stations and unlimited a la carte dishes. The theme is to feed your soul with good food and good music. A perfect place to enjoy some time with the parents, while also trying some food that satisfies each craving. Taking favourites and indulgences from around the world, Tesoro’s menu takes guests on a journey through small and sharing plates - salads and sandwiches, comforting mains, burgers and grills and of course indulgent desserts.

Location 3rd Floor, Taj Hotel Dubai, Business Bay Cost Dhs199 including soft beverages, Dh350 House Beverage Dh499 Including bubbly Timings Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 4383111


 

Evening brunches:

The Riviera Ce Soir Brunch

Make the most of the night at Riviera Seafood Grill’s Ce Soir Friday brunch. Weekends are extra nice with unlimited house beverages and delicious Mediterranean fare. Indulge in delectable dishes, as the sun sets on Friday, the weekend really begins.

Location Rixos Premium JBR Cost Dh250 per person including soft drinks, Dh395 including house beverage, Dh550 for bubbly package Timings Every Friday from 7pm to 10pm

The Sofitel Disco Tapas Brunch

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Sofitel Dubai Downtown re-launches its Disco Brunch every Thursday evening at its colourful restaurant, Les Cuisines. Back, bigger and better than ever, the brunch will offer a complimentary range of delectable tapas-style bites bursting with flavour including tempura vegetables, mini pizzas and mini bruschetta’s, as well as a selection of succulent cuts from the BBQ. A live pasta cooking station and a colourful salad bar will also be available for guests to tuck into. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in heavenly sweet treats and irresistible French pastries. Dance the night away to 70s and 80s classics, which will be provided by Sofitel Dubai Downtown’s resident guitarist, Danny Aridi. 

Location Les Cuisines, Dubai Downtown Cost Dh119 including soft beverages, Dh190 including house beverages, Dh290 per person inclusive of premium beverages and sparkling grape Timings Every Thursday from 7pm to 11pm Contact 04 5036111

The Waka Late Night Brunch

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If you don’t particularly enjoy waking up early on a Friday, but hate missing out on all the Instagram worthy brunches, Waka has the answer to all your problems. The Late Brunch is a one of a kind experience featuring the best of Latin American cuisine that promises a great evening with fiery vibes. Inspired by summer flavours and created using the freshest seasonal harvests, the evening brunch offers the perfect amount of indulgence.

Location The Oberoi, Business Bay Cost Dh250 including soft beverages, Dh350 including house beverages, Dh500 including bubbly Timings Every Friday, from 8pm to 11.30pm Contact 04 4441455


Festa Italiana Sunday Evening Brunch

Think Positano... Think the scent of lemons, delicious fresh fish, everyone's favourite cheeses, signature pizzas - these are the flavours and aromas of Positano. Sample specialties from the coastal Italian region, overflowing with antipasti, handmade pasta cooked a la minute and all Italian classics such as panna cotta, gelati, cassata and other sweet bites.

Location JW Marriot Marquis Cost Dh180 per person, including soft beverages, Dh295 per person, including house beverages, Dh365 per person, including sparkling beverages, Children below 10 years dine complimentary Timings Every Sunday from 6pm to midnight Contact 04 4143000


The Black Lion’s Funk Soul Late Night Brunch

If you’re looking to hang out with the cool and quirky of Dubai, then The Black Lion is one that definitely fits the bill and stands out from the crowd. This brunch is themed as a Funk Soul Late Night and will have street food inspired by London's East End. The extensive brunch menu options play on the cultural melting pot of the capital city. Taking inspiration from the Big Smoke’s foodie scene, you get to enjoy 'Small Bites' such as short rib Korean buns and prawn toast, through to 'Street Eats', with favourites such as the ‘diner’ jumbo hot dog and Brick Lane salt beef sandwich.

Location H Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road Cost Dh250 including soft drinks, Dh335 including house beverages Timings Every Friday from 6pm to 10pm Contact 04 3592366


The La Residence Seafood Brunch

This modern brasserie has rebranded its 'Paris by Night Lumiére Brunch' as a seafood brunch. In my opinion, 'Paris by Night' is a far better name, but perhaps resto's single minded focus on delights of the ocean merited such a stark change. No matter, the lux art-deco interior, an old-school speakeasy vibe (in no small part thanks to team of expert mixologists) and up-tempo tunes spun by an in-house DJ and/or a live performance by a pro pianist makes this one of the trendiest spots for an evening brunch.

Location Raffles Hotel, Umm Hurair Cost Dh379 inclusive of house beverages Timingss Every Friday from 8pm to 11:45pm Contact 04 3962211


The Cavalli Midnight Brunch

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Most people may not know that Cavalli has an award-wining chef, who creates masterful Italian dishes. From the appetizers to the mains and those sumptuous Italian desserts, dining at Cavalli is a really fantastic experience. It is one of the first dinner clubs of Dubai, and is known to be quite pricey, so a great option to fully enjoy dining and dancing at Cavalli, is to try their Sunday Midnight Brunch.

At a price tag of Dh299, diners can choose as many starters and desserts from the menu as they like and then pick one main course (we recommend the lasagne) as well as unlimited beverages all night! This all-around awesome dining experience includes entertainment from cabaret style singers and dancers. Once the clock strikes 12, the brunch ends and the party gets started as the crowd fills up the dance floor.

Location Fairmont Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road Cost Dh299 including house beverages Timings Every Sunday from 9pm to 3am Contact 04 3592366


The Mazaher Min El Ekhir Brunch

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Mazaher is a beautiful Lebanese restaurant located in the heart of Dubai's business district. The food is delicious and authentically Lebanese. For brunch you can enjoy unlimited premium Lebanese food from as well as energetic live entertainment that will keep you on your feet after you’ve eaten

Location Convention Tower, World Trade Centre Cost Dh199 per person including house beverages Timings Every Friday from 3pm to 7pm Contact 04 3555533


The Mercury Lounge Brunch

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Mercury Lounge, Dubai’s most idyllic and glamorous rooftop located at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach recently launched a brand new Thursday evening brunch. With 180 degree views over downtown Dubai twinkling on one side and the waves of the Arabian Gulf lapping on the shores on the other, Mercury’s new evening brunch brings a ‘blind brunch’ concept to the table, with a selection of chefs specially prepared dishes. Seamlessly blending influences from across the Mediterranean Sea, the brunch offers spectacular selection of antipasti, sharing plates and light entrées with the intention of grazing through the evening with style yet without formality.

Location Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach Cost Dh295 per person including house beverages Timings Every Thursday from 8pm to 11pm Contact 042707804.

 

Outdoor brunches:

The Shades Infinity Brunch 

Lazing around on a Friday and Saturday afternoon? Treat yourself to a laid-back afternoon al fresco brunch in a relaxed atmosphere at Shades. Admire the spectacular views across Dubai Marina as you savour a mouth-watering selection of sizzling grills, fresh salads and delicious desserts. Enjoy exquisite selected beverages as chilled-out tunes from a live saxophonist drift across the simmering waters of the stunning infinity pool.

Location Address Dubai Marina Cost Dh288 inclusive of soft beverages and Dh417 inclusive of selected beverages Timings Every Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 5pm Contact 04 8883444

The Sho Cho Brunch

Head down to Sho Cho every Friday, where the popular Japanese restaurant overlooks the Arabian Gulf with live lounge music and Sho Cho’s signature dishes. Featuring unlimited starters and a choice of four mains, the Friday brunch menu includes new dishes and classic Sho Cho favourites such as the legendary Rock Shrimp Tempura, Shima Aji Ceviche with fresh Shima Mackerel and spicy Aji Peppers, Yellow Fin Tuna Tartar, Donburi Black Cod with Den Miso, and Beef Tenderloin with Teriyaki. For dessert you have a choice of Chocolate Fondant, Mixed Mochi, Chocolate Mousse or Chawan Mushi.

Location Dubai Marine Resort and Spa Cost Dh195 including soft drinks and mocktails or Dh325 including house beverages Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 4pm Contact 04 3461111

Rotana Towers La Terraza Brunch

Sit by the pool and enjoy the cooler climate with live entertainment and enjoy their Seafood Extravaganza Friday Brunch. With fresh flavours from the ocean prepared the Italian way by Executive Chef Pasquale Sipone. Sample delicacies from the chilled seafood station and a selection of sushi and sashimi.  Move over to the grilling station to feast on delicious lobsters, tasty crabs, squid, jumbo prawns and delight in fresh fish cooked to order tableside, to your liking.   Make sure to leave room for dessert to enjoy a variety of decadent sweet treats as a perfect ending to a relaxing brunch poolside brunch.

Location the pool terrace, level six of Towers Rotana Annex, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa Cost Dh279 per person including house beverages, Dh315 per person including bubbly Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4.30pm Contact 04 3438000


The Toko Restaurant, Garden & Lounge Brunch

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Experience the ultimate al fresco brunch in the idyllic setting of Toko’s relaxed garden tent providing a weekend party like no other. Enlivened with a delicious selection of Toko’s renowned dishes and beverages, the a la carte menu takes diners on a culinary journey beginning with light and refreshing bites including Salmon Sashimi Salad, with yuzu-truffle dressing and mixed Wakame. Continuing with a selection of sushi and dim sum followed by the classic chicken cashew, with fresh pineapple and ginger concluding with some Mochi ice-cream.

Location Downtown Toko, Vida Hotel Cost Dh190 including soft drinks, Dh325 including house beverages and sparkling Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 4428383


The Cafe Belge Brunch

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The Cafe Belge Grand Brunch on Fridays returns with a touch of vintage glamour, featuring classic Belgian cuisine and upbeat entertainment for a memorable experience for the whole family. Guests can choose from a selection of 17 different stations, including an Oyster Bar, Foie Gras Station, Moules station, outdoor barbecue station, Dim Sum station and a Turkish stand. The little ones can also enjoy a variety of cuisine specifically designed with them in mind, in a dedicated kid’s room with an array of exciting activities for a truly entertaining afternoon. We absolutely loved the brunch at Cafe Belge. It is definitely be every foodie’s dream brunch.

Location Ritz Carleton DIFC Cost Dh295 including soft beverages, Dh495 including Belgian beverages and 595 including bubbly Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 4pm Contact 04 3722323


Cielo Sky Lounge brunch 

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The rooftop bar located at the Dubai Creek Golf Yacht Club overlooks the water, with panoramic views across Dubai's cityscape. At this brunch, expect innovative culinary creations, sleek lounge décor and live music from local talent and international DJs. Don't miss the after-brunch party from 4pm onwards, for a few sundowners.

Location Cielo Sky Lounge, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Cost Dh210 for Soft Beverages, Dh260 for House Beverages, Dh315 for Bubbles Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 4161800


The KYO Restaurant & Lounge BrUNCH brunch

The second you step into this beautiful Japanese garden, you instantly feel like you’ve been transported to Kyoto in Japan. In this peaceful place, every corner is a sunken seating area with comfortable couches and the faint sounds of water fountains, bringing you an incredible sense of relaxation. The food is a culinary match between East and West that works incredibly well. At Kyo, their philosophy is to immerse the senses into the entire dining experience. A process called ‘Yoshoku’ in Japanese. Located on the Palm Jumeirah’s Golden Mile, this neighbourhood jewel is home to a team of talented chefs who make some of the best sushi we’ve tasted in Dubai. The ‘Br-Unch’ at Kyo is designed to showcase the best of the weekend dining culture, melding a memorable tasting experience with an elegantly relaxed off-duty ambiance. The brunch is divided up into ‘Br’ which the western oriented breakfast part of the meal, then the ‘Unch’ which is the Asian parts.

Location Golden Mile 1 Cost Dh220 Timings Every Saturday from 11am-4pm Contact 04 5575182

The Boulevard Kitchen Levant Brunch 

Enjoy the contemporary Arabesque surrounding of Boulevard Kitchen. Savor a true taste of the Levant as you try the extensive buffet of delicious dishes from across the Middle East, then relax and unwind with on the outdoor terrace once you've finished. 

Location The Boulevard Kitchen at Manzil Downtown Cost Dh195 including soft beverages and shisha, Dh295 including house beverages and shisha Timings Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 8883444


The 360° Dubai 180° Brunch

We absolutely love the brunch at 360°. The weather is perfect, as it's by the water, the music is chilled out and the views are seriously unrivalled. The 180° Friday Brunch includes unlimited house beverages and sharing platters of Pan-Asian nibbles such as sumptuous dim sum, sushi and innovative bar snacks for Dh295. For Dh345, you can enjoy free-flowing bubbles and desserts in addition to the unlimited sharing platters of Pan-Asian nibbles and innovative bar-snacks. The dim sum is fantastic and the sushi is made just right. We loved the presentation as well as the comfy seats that allow you to lie back and enjoy the sea breeze. Brunch at 360° is perfect for a group of friends who love the wind in their hair and are more laid back in nature.

Location Jumeirah Beach Hotel Cost Dh295 including house beverages, Dh345 including bubbly and dessert Timings Every Friday from 7pm to 10pm Contact 055 5008518


The Hilton Pure Sky Lounge Brunch

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The weather could not be more perfect for this incredible rooftop lounge, bar and restaurant overlooking the Arabian Gulf. With two expansive terraces, Pure Sky Lounge & Dining is an idyllic setting to enjoy the perfect outdoor brunch. A set menu offering sumptuous options and creative dishes.

Location Hilton JBR Cost Dh225 including soft beverages and Dh375 including house beverages Timings Every Friday from 5.30pm to 9pm


The Nikki Beach Saint Tropez Brunch

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The Saint Tropez Brunch is a true feel of Cote d'Azur. For the style seekers, the adventurers, the fun loving and the all-natural, this brunch will bring a taste of Saint Tropez to Dubai every Friday. Taking place at Cafe Nikki at the Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai featuring sculptural wood elements, a beach getaway vibe, indoor and outdoor seating options and stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.

Location Pearl Jumeira Cost Dh330 inclusive of soft beverages, Dh415 inclusive of house beverages, Dh165 for children between 6-12 years old, complimentary for children aged 5 years and under Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 3766000


Senara’s Souldful Friday Brunch

With uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai coastline, Senara blends a quality British waterside menu with a delicious, fresh smoky BBQ selection, offering a choice of three items off an all-new menu. The spread, includes homemade burgers and sausages, juicy BBQ favourites, roasted veggie skewers, baked potatoes and salad selections. Be sure to leave room for dessert. The chef has whipped up some mouth-watering British sweets, including chocolate banana and grilled pineapple.

 Location Palm Views, West Marina Cost Dh99 for 3 menu items, additional Dh200 free flowing house beverages, Dh280 Free flowing house beverages and sparkling Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 6.30pm Contact 04 4516460


The Raffles Dubai Garden Brunch 

The Garden Brunch at Raffles Dubai is an open-air foodie extravaganza with live cooking stations, music and entertainment all taking place in the greenery of Raffles Garden, alongside the hotel’s family-friendly, al fresco brunch. Taking place on selected Fridays, the garden brunch is an occasional addition to the weekly Raffles Brunch. The outdoor cooking stations feature Arabic, International and Asian cuisines, including pulled BBQ rolls, gourmet burgers, prime hot dogs, grilled seafood and a tandoor station. For dessert, enjoy freshly-made churros, ice cream and pastries. All this will be available along with Raffles Brunch, a mouthwatering buffet menu offering the best of British cuisine including fresh garden salads, homemade quiches and our famous succulent roast with all the trimmings.

Location Raffles Hotel, Wafi Cost Dh235 including soft beverages, Dh385 including house beverages Timings Select Fridays from 1pm to 4.30pm Contact 04 3248888


 

Family friendly brunches:

 

The Mazina Pirates and Mermaids Family Brunch 

Every Saturday, come and make a splash at Dubai’s most family friendly brunch. Enjoy a wide variety of specially-themed dishes, dress up as a pirate or mermaid and enjoy an afternoon of epic swashbuckling fun and deep-sea enchantment. With prizes for the best-dressed pirate or mermaid, there is entertaining activities and fun for everyone. Follow the map to find the buried treasure. Get a temporary tattoo. Lay siege to the bouncy castle and, in addition, meet our very own Magic Phil.

Location Address Dubai Marina Cost Dh330 per person including soft beverages, Dh460 per person including house beverages and Dh622 per person including house beverages and free flow bubbly; Children aged 5 and below: dine for free Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm Contact 04 8883444


The Besh Street Brunch

Besh has something for everyone! Brunch fans have the option to explore the various dishes at the market stalls or can sit back and relax as signature dishes are served straight to the table. Immerse yourself in the bustle of an authentic Turkish market. Journey through the various merchant’s stalls and enjoy succulent grilled meats, homemade pide and pastries fresh from the baker’s oven. Try the fisherman’s catch of the day- basked in a bountiful display of seafood. Finish it up with something sweet from the Bazaar, which holds an array of desserts. Soak up the atmosphere with a live DJ and free flowing beverages, whilst the little ones can enjoy the dedicated children’s play area.

Location Besh Turkish Kitchen, Level 5, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel Cost Dh195 including soft beverages, Dh295 including house beverages Timings Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 3772353


Ramada Downtown Dubai's Kenza Brunch 

Share a feast with your family with a great variety of brunch staples – from salad bar and cheese counters, mix cuisines for the main course, live barbecue and pasta stations, and the delectable dessert section. The kids’ corner is guaranteed to be a hit with the children. They’ve got a special menu of their favourite spaghetti, nuggets and burgers, made more enticing with a chocolate fountain, cotton candy maker and popcorn booth. The brunch will also feature face painting, art sessions and other fun surprises every week. Plus, each kid will receive a special activity kit as a gift. 

Location Kenza’s in Ramada Downtown Dubai Cost Dh149 per person including house beverages, discounted rates are available for in-house guests. Kids aged 6 to 12 are entitled to 50 per cent off while children below six years old dine for free Timings Every Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Contact 04 3307330 


The JW Marriot Marquis Wanderlust Brunch

Experience an eclectic and exotic journey through taste. The Wanderlust brunch is a one-stop culinary journey around the world. With 10 live stations and over 360 dishes, this food odyssey will satisfy even the most restless foodies. Embrace your inner wanderlust and embark on an epicurean adventure.

Location JW Marriot Marquis Cost Dh425 per person, including food and house beverages Timings Every Friday, from 1pm until 4pm Contact 04 4143000


Grand Hyatt Dolce Vita Friday Brunch

Grand Hyatt Dubai invites you to eat like an Italian with a hearty Italian Friday feast at Andiamo. Lounge the day away as you tuck into a spread featuring pizza and pasta dishes prepared a la minute by the chefs. A treat for adults and young ones alike, watch the action in the open kitchen and enjoy the serene weather beneath the floral pergolas of the comfortably rustic terrace. There is plenty of excitement heating up on the barbeque as well. Experience a display of flavours to satisfy your taste buds - from tender mozzarella and burrata cheese that melts in your mouth to crispy frito misto and of course, amazing Italian desserts.

Location Grand Hyatt Dubai Cost Dh199 including soft beverages, Dh299 including house beverages Timings Every Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm Contact 04 3172222

 

Casual brunches:

The à la Marina Brunch

Brunch à la Marina takes place every Friday and Saturday, offering an array of delicious breakfast fare- a truly authentic brunch experience. In addition, there’s a dedicated children’s play area complete with old school toys & French story books to keep the little ones entertained while you relax and enjoy the great food and laid back Parisian ambience.

Location Address Dubai Marina Cost Dh99 for food only Timings Every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm 

The Le Petit Belge brunch

Dubai’s freshest Belgian concept, Le Petit Belge, is launching the first brunch to celebrate with friends! The brunch experience, centralizes table service to ensure friends don’t need to disturb the atmosphere at their table with rounds of award-winning Belgian food platters and shots to get the party accelerated. The brunch offering has a range of classic Belgian hops and house grapes as you would expect, while the menu on offer has a delicious array of Belgian dishes, served rolling as platters, including; assorted croquettes, the famous LPB “toast cannibal” (steak tartare), Flemish beef stew, garlic cream mussels and Belgian waffle cones. The only time you’ll need to leave your table is to dance!

Locations JLT Pullman Hotel and Business Bay Hilton Doubletree, Bay Square Cost Dh199 including soft beverages, Dh250 including house beverages, Dh450 including sparkling Timings Every Friday 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 5215900

The Mazina Brunch

Try the vibrant Friday brunch at Mazina. Indulge in an assortment of delights from around the world, all prepared live for you from five show kitchens.

Location Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club Cost Dh315 per person including soft beverages, Dh440 per person including house beverages, Dh595 per person including house of beverages and bubbly;  Children (6-11 years) enjoy 50 per cent off, Children (5 years and below) Dine for free Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm 


Mr.Toad’s Pub & Kitchen Brunch

Mr. Toads introduces the New Weekender Brunch across Dubai. This friendly pub and kitchen is offering one starter and one main or one main and one dessert, plus 5 complimentary beverages as part of their affordable brunch! Choose from an array of nostalgic home-cooked dishes including delicious starters such as Caesar salad, wild mushroom & parmesan arancini and cappuccino of mushroom soup.

For mains choose between dishes that include traditional British beef pie, Mr Toads house burger and margarita pizza and those with a sweet tooth can indulge in warm chocolate brownie, homemade granny smith apple pie or a selection of ice cream and sorbets. Catch up with friends over brunch in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere.

Location Dubai Investment Park, Silicon Oasis, Garhoud and Ibn Battuta Cost Dh159 per person Timings Every Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 1am Contact Dubai Silicon Oasis: 04 336 3084, Dubai Investment Park: 04 885 1899, Dubai International Airport: 04 294 2198 and Ibn Battuta: 04 278 2222


The Ting Irie Jamaican Brunch

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Sometimes brunch needs to be just about the food. Ting Irie is one of these places! Downtown Dubai's latest eatery is so much fun and serves up amazing Jamaican fare. The fun loving, island dwellers's laid back attitude is infectious the second you walk in and listen to their 'get you in the zone' tunes. You get Unlimited Jamaican bites such as the signature jerk chicken and amazing sandwiches. You are encouraged to eat with your hands at this joint!

Location Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai Cost Dh195 for unlimited soft drinks Dh395 including house beverages Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 5pm Contact 04 5575601 


The Busaba Eathai Brunch

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Hailing from London, this Thai eatery provides the perfect way to spend Saturdays catching up with family over aromatic scents of tasty Thai Food. The recently launched Saturday brunch offers Thailand’s more vibrant dishes, such as the famous Thai Calamari, Pad Thai and a tasty selection of aromatic curries.

Location The Beach, Dubai Cost Dh150 per person Timings Every Saturday from 12pm to 6pmContact 04 4281421


The Jazz@PizzaExpress Jazzy Brunch

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The brunch offers an unlimited Italian selection of dishes, including pizza and pasta, from the new à la carte menu and served at the table. There are also live music performances playing all the party favourites, guaranteed to get the whole room up and dancing by the end of the day!

Location Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers Cost Dh229 with unlimited house beverages Timings Every Friday from 4pm Contact 04 4416342


The Catch Dubai Brunch 

Enjoy the cool, contemporary vibe of Catch Dubai with a menu that offers a range of comfort food for those who are after a hearty meal, as well as those who may be paying a little more attention to their waist line. With delicious starters including avocado on toast, lobster roll, cinnamon rolled pancakes and chicken salad. You then get to enjoy a main course, where you can choose between an omelette, chicken and waffles, crab cake Benedict, steak and eggs or the famous Branzino.

Location Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road Cost Dh275 including soft beverages, Dh399 including house beverages, Dh449 including bubbly Timings Every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 3571755


The Croft Brunch 

The Croft at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has been a local favourite amongst Dubai Marina residents since opening in 2015. Well known for dishing up some exceptionally good and casual British grub, cooked with a modern twist and home-grown organic produce. There are five courses to tuck into, beginning with cold appetisers, followed by a platter of hot appetisers from Asia including steaming dim sum and duck pancakes that you have to try. Course three is perfect for people who love their spices in dishes like butter chicken and tandoori prawns. No brunch is complete without a classic British fish and chips and beef wellington which brings us to course four, served with root vegetables. Course five (now this does involve getting up) is a trip to the tasty dessert station featuring traditional sweet treats such as rice pudding, Victoria’s sponge and much more

Location Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina Cost Dh399 per person including house beverages Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm Contact 04 3194000


The Sin Bin Brunch at Nezesaussi Grill Downtown Dubai

The brunch buffet features everything from a selection of appetizers and traditional roasts to the freshest catch of the day; the struggle for the best comfort food will never be a reality again.

Location Nezesaussi Grill Downtown Dubai Cost Dh199 including house beverages, Dh249 including sparkling grape Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 4pm Contact 04 8883444

 

Swim and brunch:

The Azure beach Take Me to Bed Brunch

There’s nothing quite like a Saturday spent in comfort, stretching out, indulging in delicious food and beverage packages, and really making the most of the weekend! Chill out on your very own beachside cabana and take it to another level of relaxation. At Azure Beach they take Saturdays to the next level with the ‘Take Me to Bed’ brunch from 1pm.

Location Rixos Premium JBR Cost Dh225 per person including soft drinks, Dh345 including unlimited house beverages, starter, main, and dessert platters, and Dh445 for the ‘Bubbles’ package Timings Every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm 

The 3in1 Saturdaze brunch

Drop in to 3in1 on Saturday to enjoy a ‘long and lazy’ brunch experience presenting a list of classic favourites. The menu will include delicious classics like eggs benedict, pancakes, omelettes, avocado toast, salads and sandwiches, as well as including bubbly treats, fruity medleys, and hearty remedies, handcrafted to perfection. Add an extra Dh100 and enjoy

Location Vida Hotel Cost Dh139 per person including unlimited buffet, hot beverages, juice bar and 1 glass of brunch concoction, Dh239 per person including unlimited buffet, hot beverages, juice bar and 1 glass of brunch concoction Timings Every Saturday from 11am to 3pm

The Blue Marlin Ibiza Brunch

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This famed Saturday Brunch will be serving up a whole new experience from its little oasis, nestled between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With 3 different areas and perspectives to choose from, this Saturday Brunch gained notoriety for its great food, sweet escape, seating options, beach side vibes and as always, entertainment and music. You can experience the brunch on a beach bed on the shore, a lounge couch on the open terrace, or a shaded table in the restaurant with a bird’s eye view of the whole venue from up top.

Location Sheikh Zayed Road, Ghantoot, Exit 399 in Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort Cost Dh295 per person including house beverages in the Restaurant, Dh325 per person including house beverages on the beach and terrace, Dh550 per person including bubbly Timings Every Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 3pm in the restaurant and from 1pm to 4pm on the terrace Contact 056 1133400


The Reset and Replay Brunch at Nikki Prive

Nikki Beach Dubai has announced the launch of ‘Reset & Replay’ at Nikki Prive, a high-spirited and scrumptious brunch offering, which will take place every Saturday. The casual yet chic brunch promises a picturesque restaurant and a great setting for a leisurely long lunch as you sit back and indulge in delectable food as part of the brunch package or a la carte, signature Nikki-style cocktails and first-class live entertainment. Situated on level one of Nikki Beach Dubai, Nikki Prive features a large outdoor terrace boasting breath taking views of the Arabian Gulf and the vibrant beach club below, making it the idyllic venue in which to watch the sun set on another idyllic weekend at Nikki Beach Dubai.

Location Pearl Jumeira Dubai Cost Dh400 including soft drinks and Mocktails, Dh485 including house beverages, Dh530 including premium house beverages Timings every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 3766162


The Sofitel the Palm Ocean Brunch

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The Ocean Brunch is offering one of the most relaxing Friday Brunches. Located on one of Dubai's most sought after destination, the Palm Jumeirah, this brunch is perfect for beach lovers. Diners can expect exquisite fresh seafood in tasting portions, mouthwatering chocolate desserts and exciting molecular mixology brought right to the table. Menu highlights at the Ocean Brunch include a range of hot and cold starters such as, Scottish salmon ceviche with red caviar and lemon grass infused coconut cream, the favourite grilled scallops with creamy celeriac mousseline and sweetcorn emulsion or the mouth watering Atlantic sea bass with basil flavoured violet potato and artichoke barigoule sauce. And the best part is, people who go to brunch can have access to the Pool and private beach before and after brunch, making this a totally tranquil Friday brunch experience.

Location Sofitel the Palm on Palm Jumeirah  Cost Dh350 inclusive of soft drinks and pool and beach access Dh495 inclusive of house beverages and pool and beach access Timings Every Friday  12.30pm to 3:30pm Contact 04 4555656 


The Palazzo Versace Giardino Brunch

Escape the heat this summer and head to Giardino Restaurant at Palazzo Versace Dubai to enjoy their mouth-wateringly amazing Friday brunch. Indulge in a choice of international cuisine, including Italian, Arabic, Indian and a wide range of seafood options. Highlight dishes include tuna tartare, short ribs, snow crab, lobster, scallops and sushi. The home-made pasta will surely enhance the guest’s savour. The chefs at Giardino recommend Parmigiana, Orecchiette and Gnochi.

Meander around the live cooking stations, while chatting to the chefs and admiring the refined interiors of the fashion-inspired venue with a jungle allure.

After tucking into the delicious brunch, you can spend the day relaxing at the hotel’s luxury pool, for no additional cost, while listening to the sounds of the live band who will be entertaining guests all afternoon long.

Location Giardino, Palazzo Versace Dubai Cost Dh350 per person including soft beverages, Dh550 including premium beverages, Dh690 per person including bubbly and pool access Timings Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm Contact 04 5568888


Amazing Sunday Brunch

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Unwind and recharge from the weekend by celebrating life every Sunday at Nikki Beach! This is a do-not-miss dining and entertainment experience featuring guest DJs, signature Nikki Beach entertainment and live performances. If you’re lucky and Nikki Beach has space available, you will be invited to enjoy a complimentary pool bed with no minimum spend for up to 4 people after dining in the restaurant.

Location Pearl Jumeira Cost Dh295 including soft beverages, Dh460 including house beverages, Children under 12 years dine at 50 per cent off Timings Every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm Contact 04 3766000