Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah: The gold horses that greet guests on Al Qasr’s drive set the tone for the brunch, which is so vast guests are handed a map on arrival. The labyrinthine layout hides all manner of live-food stations, bars and a restaurant-worth of chocolates. In cooler months, it’s advisable to take a table on the terrace where you can enjoy views of the Madinat and the sounds of the live jazz singer.

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