There's no need to break the bank with these brunches
Casa de Tapas
One of Dubai’s best value events, this brunch always seems to be busy, so book your table in advance. Kicking off again this Friday, the brunch offers a buffet selection of Spanish cooking in a tapas bar setting. What’s more, until August 30, Casa de Tapas is running a brunch-esque unlimited offer. Available all day, every day (with terms and conditions), diners can opt for the ‘summer mirage’ package, which allows two hours of unlimited food and beverages for Dhs250 per person. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house beverages), Dhs299 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Dubai Creek Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
Almost infamous on the brunch scene, this notoriously messy event takes place inside a British-themed pub (taking its name from the London buses). On offer is a buffet selection of items such as roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, salads and desserts. But it is definitely not about the food here. From 3pm there’s live entertainment from bands and DJs, and that’s when the party really gets started. Dhs220 (selected beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1111).
This nicely-priced brunch serves a buffet selection of pub grub favourites, from British breakfast dishes to butter chicken curry. With live entertainment kicking off from 2pm, and the house bands performing from 8pm, this is a lively party brunch. Dhs199 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 814 5590).
This budget-friendly Friday event offers guests unlimited salads, pizza and pasta. As you’d expect from the venue’s name, the brunch also includes live entertainment, both from jazz bands and DJs. Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
Lamesa This ongoing weekend event is a cheap, cheerful and family-friendly affair. There is a lively atmosphere and a buffet selection of Asian cooking, with plenty of Filipino dishes available. Dhs89 (soft drinks), Dhs179 (house beverages). Fri-Sat 11am-3pm. Asiana Hotel Dubai, Salahuddin Road, Deira (04 608 2160).