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Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Nominated for Best Brunch
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Three of the hotel’s restaurants, connected via walkways over the Madinat Jumeirah waterways, come together to form this opulent yet not over the top Friday brunch extravaganza. You can expect everything from seafood and sushi to Arabic salads, mezze, Chinese fare, a carvery and full English breakfasts. Food stations also line the walkways between restaurants and the outdoor terrace hosts a barbecue, shawarma station and fish and chip counters. Mixed drinks, grape and bubbly are served at your table and you can pick up a colourful slushy mixed beverage from any of the drinks stations on the walkways. The sounds of a live singer, played on speakers throughout each venue, keeps crowds entertained without being intrusive or overbearing. Despite its size, the brunch is surprisingly relaxed, and the setting gives it a holiday vibe that’s also popular with families.
Dhs395 (with soft drinks), Dhs525 (with house beverages), Dhs250 (children aged four-12 years). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 8888).

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