The Friday brunch is something of a Dubai institution.

Scroll down for more details on the Latitude brunch.

Dhs340 with house beverages; Dhs225 with soft drinks only; Dhs85 for five-12 year olds; under fives eat for free.

Time: Friday and Saturday 12.30pm-4pm. Last orders 3.30pm.

Food: Expect surreal combos from this buffet featuring international fare and live food stations – bok choy with mushrooms, salmon and tuna sashimi, quail eggs, snapper in lobster sauce; the list goes on...

The set up: Split over a major corridor, hence the pragmatic name, Latitude backs this up with some vaguely cartographic elements of decor. A jazz band features at the Friday brunch and on Friday and Saturday there’s face painting, clowns, games, activities and a great magic show.

Post-brunch plan: Head to Uptown Bar for fantastic views, or 360° to watch the sunset behind the Burj Al Arab (although you’ll have to send your kids home first).
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