Make the most of the extra time off work at these magnificent feasts
Boulevard Kitchen Contemporary Arabian surroundings and flavours featuring traditional dishes from across the Middle East. Enjoy an extensive buffet of classic eats, plus shisha available on the outdoor terrace. With extra fun activities planned for the kids, there’s fun for the whole family in store. From Dhs195 per person. Sun Jun 25 and Mon Jun 26, 1pm-5pm. Manzil Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 285 8888).
Cavalli Club Enjoy a variety of brunches at luxurious night-spot Cavalli Club. On Sunday June 25 and Monday June 26, the venue will be running night-time brunches kicking off at 8.30pm, until midnight, covering a range of themes. On Sunday 25, enjoy a live cabaret show with all-you-can-eat food and drink for Dhs299, including Italian dishes and desserts. On Monday 26, enjoy unlimited Asian cuisine, including sushi, noodles and sweet and sour dishes, again for Dhs299. From Dhs299 per person. Sun Jun 25 and Mon Jun 26, 8.30pm-midnight. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).
Gaucho There’s a huge range of starters, mains and desserts to choose from at Gaucho as it celebrates the long weekend in style. Pick from mini empanadas, sea bass tiraditos, salt beef, tuna ceviche, huge steaks, spatchcock chicken, dulce de leche cheesecake and more at this summer-themed party with a floral vibe. From Dhs320. Sun Jun 25, noon-3.30pm. Gate Village 5, DIFC (04 422 7898).
Kenza Kenza’s buffet will feature a selection of classic dishes, including Arabian mezze, soups, salads, mixed grills, pastas, butter chicken and more. Groups of ten or more enjoy a special discounted rate of just Dhs89 when booking in advance. From Dhs149. Sun Jun 25 (subject to change, check with venue before booking), 1pm-4pm. Ramada Downtown Dubai (04 303 9472).
Lemon Pepper Restaurant Enjoy two different, yet extensive, options across the weekend, including a family-friendly brunch with pool access thrown in, too. International favourites, home-made Arabian delicacies, plus live barbecue stations, carvery and dessert counters make this three-hour brunch one to remember this long weekend. Dhs146 (plus Dhs50 for pool access). Sun Jun 25- Mon Jun 26, midday-3pm. M Hotel Downtown by Millennium, Business Bay (04 450 2068).
Links Enjoy this long and lazy, four-and-a-half-hour brunch at Links, featuring stunning views of the golf course and a broad menu. From create-your-own omelette, French brioche toast or the full English breakfast, to burritos, salads, sandwiches and main dishes, there’s something for everyone. There’s also a covered playground, bouncy castle and terrace for the kids to play in. Prices à la carte. Jun 24-26, from 11.30am-4pm. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 363 1275).
McGettigan’s Bumper Brunch This one is for the following weekend, but since it’s a one-off, six-hour shindig, it’s worth including. Book your seats now for the huge brunch featuring unlimited beverages, an à la carte menu and a range of buffet foods – served until 4pm. Live entertainment features throughout the afternoon of this marathon session. Dhs249. Fri Jun 30, noon-6pm. McGettigan’s DWTC, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 6247).
Seafood Brunch at Na3Na3 Enjoy a long weekend at Na3Na3, featuring live cooking stations, hot dishes and fresh breads, plus fresh oysters, pan-seared scallops, paella and more at this special seafood feast – perfect for those who love everything from the deep blue sea. Enjoy with views of the Burj Khalifa, plus live entertainment all afternoon long. From Dhs220. Sun Jun 25 (subject to change, check with venue before booking), 12.30pm-4pm. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8888).
Tesoro A blend of Indian, Arabian and Mediterranean cuisine, from nine separate stations will be available, complete with live cooking sections. Dishes include ceviche, barbecue classics, a variety of Arabian eats, plus desserts such as pancakes and a dedicated ice cream station. From Dhs210 per person. Sun Jun 25 to Mon Jun 26, 1pm-4pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3111).