The Friday brunch is something of a Dubai institution.

Scroll down for more details on the Mango Tree brunch.

Dhs175 with soft drinks only; half price for four-12 year olds; under fours eat for free. Licensed (house and premium beverages to be bought separately).

Time: 12.30pm-3.30pm

Food: The usual Thai menu is served, but in smaller portions, so you can order as much as you like.

The set up: With a hip and contemporary Asian theme, the focal points are a huge Buddha and cellar containing 1,000 grape-based bottles. Divided into two sections, you will find an intimate area with tables for two and the other section with huge wooden tables for big groups, plus there’s an al-fresco terrace with views of Dubai Fountain. If you have kids, they are given crayons to keep them occupied.

Post-brunch plan: Souk Al Bahar houses the better branch of Left Bank, offering finely mixed drinks in a plush and sophisticated decor.
Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 426 7313)