Dubai brunch 2018 ultimate list

The ultimate guide to the city’s brunch options every Friday

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In Dubai, we just can't get enough of brunch.

Whether it's a rolling buffet spread resplendent with mini desserts and cheeses as far as the eye can see or high-end à la carte cuisine, the city really comes alive every Friday at 12.30pm.

We've scoured high and low across Dubai to find every brunch that's on offer each week, ranging from budget options right up to the very best of the best.

Our list ranges from brunches costing less than Dhs100 to those for occasions when you want to splash out more than Dhs400.

But whatever you're looking for, we can promise you'll find it in this ultimate list of Dubai brunches in 2018.

Happy brunching!

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Budget brunch (under Dhs100) 

Biggles
Enjoy a traditional pub grub meal with two drinks for under Dhs100. Plus, kick back and enjoy the sport, too.
Dhs99 (soft drinks and two house beverages), half price (kids aged five-12) plus VAT. Noon-4pm. Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Bistro Des Arts
A family-friendly French brunch with crêpes, eggs and plenty of cheeses and sweet pastries.
Dhs99 (including one hot drink, juices and water). Fri and Sat 10am-2pm. Dubai Marina Promenade (04 551 1576).

Brothaus Bakery-Bistro
Social Fridays at Brothaus Bakery-Bistro are “where breakfast meets lunch”, so says the team. You’ll get traditional brekkie dishes as well as lunch choices including pan-seared salmon or baked käsespätzle.
Dhs75 (starters buffet), Dhs145 (starters, main and a soft drink), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Dhs100 (four house beverages). Fri 10.30am-3pm. Steigenberger Hotel - Business Bay (04 369 0000).

C.taste
International cuisine served from live cooking stations. With an orange theme.
Dhs90 (soft drinks), Dhs190 (house beverages), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). 1pm-4pm. Centro Barsha (04 704 0000).

Claypot
This cheap and cheerful family-friendly brunch offers an authentic Indian buffet.
Dhs69 (soft drinks), Dhs109 (food and five house beverages), Dhs35 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Noon-4pm. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai (04 407 8000).

Lamesa
An inexpensive family-friendly affair with a buffet selection of Asian cooking, including Filipino dishes.
Dhs79 (unlimited soft drinks). Fri and Sat 11am-3pm. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 608 2160).

The Daily
If you’re after a breakfast-style brunch, head straight to family-friendly restaurant The Daily at Rove Dubai Marina. There’s a buffet packed with cereals, salads, sandwiches, cold cuts, cheeses and desserts, as well as a selection of smoothies and juices. You can then choose a main course from the à la carte menu, as well as a cup of coffee.
Dhs99 (adults), Dhs49 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). 11am-3.30pm. Rove Dubai Marina (04 561 9000).

The Dubliner’s
The Emerald City brunch at this established Irish pub includes an all-you-can-eat deal with drinks add-ons.
Dhs109 (two soft drinks), Dhs189 (five soft or house drinks), Dhs79 (kids aged six-12 with two soft drinks). 1pm-4pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2508).

The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill
The “International Friday Brunch” features cold cuts, salads, live cooking stations and desserts.
Dhs79 (soft drinks), Dhs149 (house beverages), Dhs199 (premium beverages). Noon-4pm. Citymax Hotels, Bur Dubai (04 407 8000); Citymax Hotels, Al Barsha (04 409 8000).


Cheap and cheerful (Dhs100-199) 

Alloro

The Festa Di Famiglia provides a generous family-style Friday brunch.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (house beverages), Dhs289 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Wyndham Dubai Marina Hotel (04 407 8872).

Amwaj Rotana
The All Out Brunch features more than 100 dishes, live cooking stations, a family friendly vibe, a food truck  from JB’s Gastropub, food from Benihana and more.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 428 2000).

Andalucia Tapas & Grill
Enjoy a full buffet of Spanish dishes, as well as house drinks at this weekly Friday Spanish fiesta. 
Dhs165 (ladies), Dhs205 (men). Fri 1pm-4pm. Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Jebel Ali (04 882 3771).

Bar Baar
This popular Indian restaurant, which sits in the place that was formerly The Music Room, has a street food brunch, with 65 dishes, starting at under Dhs100.
Dhs99 (food only), Dhs199 (house beverages), Dhs259 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Majestic Hotel Bur Dubai (04 501 2631).

Belgian Café (Barsha Heights)
A Belgian feast with an à la carte main and buffet of starters and desserts.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected beverages). Noon-4pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (04 429 9999).

Belgian Café (Madinat Jumeirah)
A selection of the bar’s dishes served to the table with a choice of Belgian hops.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (selected beverages), Dhs120 (kids under ten, no main course included). 1pm-4pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 447 0227).

BiCE
The popular Italian restaurant runs a “pasta e basta” brunch, offering an endless flow of pizza and pasta, plus a buffet of starters and traditional desserts. Pastas include spinach tortelli with creamy truffle sauce, paccheri with seafood as well as gnocchi with four-cheese sauce, while you can get your fill of pizzas including Margherita, quattro formagio and the spicy Divola, too.
Dhs145 (food only), beverage packages available. 12.30pm-4pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2520).

Bidi Bondi
This laid-back Palm Jumeirah favourite offers a choice of burgers, salads or sandwiches, plus drinks for under Dhs150. Bargainous.
Dhs155 (one main and four drinks), Dhs185 (premium drinks). Sun-Sat noon-10pm. Shoreline apartments 1-5, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).

Breeze Beach Grill
Enjoy a buffet of house specials and sea views.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm (04 568 3000).

CLAW BBQ
Dig into the “All American brunch” at this crab shack, with an in-house DJ and bar games like hops pong.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). Noon-5pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 432 2300).

Don Corleone
This Italian-themed brunch boasts live cooking stations.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house grape), Dhs325 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 523 8825).

Double Decker
This brunch at the Brit-style sports bar is a longstanding one in Dubai. Enjoy British pub classics and watch the sport on TV.
Dhs169 (ladies), Dhs199 (gents) Fri noon-4pm. Roda Al Murooj, Downtown Dubai (04 321 1111).

Fümé
The set menu means you get to dig into a range of dishes, all brought to your table including pulled beef burgers, buttermilk fried chicken and mini éclairs. Meanwhile your kids can indulge in their own mini brunch with a buffet for Dhs30 per child.
Dhs199 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 421 5669).

Glasshouse Brasserie
Offers an à la carte menu from the Hilton’s chefs, including roasts, eggs, pancakes and more.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs222 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).

Hoi An
An all-you-can-eat offer featuring 50 Vietnamese tapas-style dishes at this Shangri-La location.
Dhs185 (food only), Dhs205 (soft drinks), Dhs310 (house beverages). Fri-Sat Noon-4pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Icon Bar & Lounge
The Big Ben Brunch at this popular Media City pub offers up a range of traditional British grub. Dishes include bangers and mash, Yorkshire puddings, pies and desserts. Plus, there’s a resident DJ spinning the tunes.
Dhs119 (soft drinks), Dhs179 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9186).

Jazz@PizzaExpress
The brunch offers an unlimited Italian selection, including pizza and pasta, but à la carte and served at the table. There is also live jazz music and some dancing.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs210 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel JLT, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai Deira
A family-friendly brunch is held across Bamboo Lagoon, Hofbräuhaus and The Market Place at this hotel. 
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs60 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4pm. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).

Kenza
A family-friendly brunch with a dedicated kids’ corner, plus free activity kit for kids.
Dhs149 (soft drinks), half price (kids aged six-11), free (kids under six). 1pm-4pm. Ramada Downtown Dubai (04 330 7330).

Legends
A brunch of starters and desserts from the buffet along with à la carte selections for mains.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs385 (sparkling grape), Dhs75 (kids aged seven-12), free (kids under seven). Noon-3.30pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

Le Gourmet
A food selection from 11 kitchens at this Friday brunch.
Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs85 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).

Le Petit Belge JLT
Dig into sharing platters of classic Belgian dishes including mussels, Flemish beef stew and waffle cones.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs390 (house beverages), Dhs450 (sparkling). 1pm-4pm. Pullman Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster T, JLT (04 242 7794).

Loca
Highlights include a “taco takeover” and upbeat music.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (house beverages). Noon-5pm. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah 1 (04 346 1111).

Long’s Bar
You’ll find an international buffet selection at this popular venue that is home to the longest bar in Dubai.
Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs199 (house beverages), Dhs269 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).

Lucky Voice
Grab the mic and belt out a tune while enjoying sharing plates at this lively karaoke brunch in Barsha Heights.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs350 (sparkling grape). 1pm-4pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (800 58259).

Millennium Airport Hotel
The Double Munch Brunch includes a buffet with dishes from Loumi restaurant. There’s free pool access, too.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Molecule
A breakfasty brunch that starts off with eggs and excellent hash browns, and moves on to mains and desserts. Quiet, but with really excellent food.
Dhs95 (soft drinks), Dhs195 (house beverages). Fri 3pm-7pm. d3, Downtown Dubai (052 949 2202).

Moombai & Co Café & Bar
The Parsi-style restaurant hosts the Footprints of India brunch every Friday. It’s a family-friendly offering with a menu starring regional dishes from across India. There’s also live music a special kids’ area.
Dhs149 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs349 (sparkling), free (kids up to 12). 12.30pm-4pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8607).

Mr Miyagi’s
Asian dishes at this quirky Media City eatery.
Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs290 (house beverages), Dhs390 (sparkling). Fri 3pm-6pm, 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 420 7489).

Nell Gwynne
A budget brunch alternative offering English breakfasts, a roast of the day and more.
Dhs125 (three house beverages). Noon-4pm. Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 448 8222).

Nelson’s
Features a live carving station and huge Yorkshire puddings.
Dhs155 (house beverages). Noon-3.30pm. Media Rotana, Barsha Heights (04 435 0000).

Nezesaussi Grill
Dig into pub grub and play some bar sports and arcade games at this cheap and cheerful Marina brunch. See page 39.
Dhs199. Fri noon-4pm. Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

nosh Restaurant
The family-friendly Cartoon Brunch has a special area with face painting, movies and special buffet for children, plus plenty of live cooking stations.
Dhs179 (soft drinks), Dhs289 (house beverages), half price (kids aged six to 12), free (under six). Fri noon-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 438 0000).

Original Wings & Rings
A lively brunch with all-you-can-eat US fare.
Day brunch: Dhs139 (one main course, one appetiser and unlimited house drinks), Dhs139 (hops and grapes), Dhs149 (unlimited food and soft drinks), Dhs249 (unlimited food and drinks); Night brunch: Dhs189 (one main course, one appetiser and house drinks), Dhs249 (unlimited food and drinks). Noon-4pm, 8pm-11pm. Liberty House, DIFC (04 359 6900).

Royal China
Head to the dim sum brunch, where you’ll get, you guessed it, unlimited dim sum, every Friday and Saturday.
Dhs188 (Chinese teas), Dhs388 (house beverages), Dh488 (bubbly). Fri-Sat noon-3.30pm. Precinct Building 4, DIFC (04 354 5543).

Seasons Restaurant
Expect top quality grilled meat, seafood and chicken dishes at this laid back brunch in Pullman Dubai, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The family-friendly Friday get-together also features music from a live band.
Dhs119 (soft drinks) Dhs209 (house drinks) Dhs79 (kids aged 6-12) free (kids under six). 1pm-4pm. Pullman Hotel Dubai, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster T (04 567 1159

Shang Palace
The Master Yum Cha brunch includes unlimited steamed, baked and deep-fried dim sum, noodles, stir-fried vegetables and rice with your choice of soup and dessert.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

The Eloquent Elephant
The Jumbo Brunch offers à la carte dishes and craft hops.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3131).

The Fish House
This seafood restaurant at Dubai Festival City has a brunch serving up plenty of fresh fish.
Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs290 (house beverages), Dhs340 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

The Market Place
The Lazy Friday Brunch serves up buckets of seafood, prime cuts of grilled meat and has live kitchens.
Dhs179 (soft drinks), Dhs309 (house beverages), Dhs409 (sparkling). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf (04 317 7777).

The Tap House
Gastropub grub with ocean views at Club Vista Mare.
Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs290 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs365 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 514 3778).

Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar
A New York-inspired brunch with a live DJ.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs399 (bubbly). 1pm-5pm, 7pm-11pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (050 345 6067).

urban bar & kitchen
A buffet of salads, seafood & BBQ grills, a whole spit-roasted lamb, carving station, desserts plus a live band.
Dhs149 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo
An indulgent buffet, also featuring pan Asian dishes.
Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), Dhs275 (premium beverages), Dhs99 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Free pool access. 12.30pm-4pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 207 1717).

Waka
Dig into ceviches, grills, maki rolls and plenty more at this brilliant Peruvian hotspot.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs220 (hops and grape), Dhs320 (hops, grape and shorts), Dhs420 (sparkling). 1pm-5pm. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (054 455 4792).


Dust off the wallet (Dhs200-299) 



A.O.C French Brasserie
Feast on dishes from land and sea, with meat and seafood and plenty of live cooking stations.
Dhs259 (soft drinks), Dhs359 (house beverages), Dhs625 (house beverages and bubbly), half price (kids aged seven-12), free (kids under seven). 1pm-4pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).

Accents
A buffet selection of international cuisine features at #WeBrunch. See page 47. 
Dhs317 (soft drinks), Dhs366 (house beverages), Dhs415 (sparkling grape). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6669).

Al Dawaar
Enjoy brunch at Dubai’s only revolving restaurant.
Dhs229 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs549 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 209 6887).

Anise
There are eight live cooking stations and an international array of food at this Festival City spot.
Dhs240 (soft drinks), Dhs385 (house beverages), free (kids under 12). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1131).

Atelier M
The Feathers & Pearls brunch is based on 1920s Hollywood, serving up dishes to your table.
Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs420 (house beverages), Dhs630 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 450 7766).

Axe House
This cool East London-style spot in JLT offers up a Friday brunch with sharing dishes from a menu that changes monthly. There’s a live DJ spinning the tunes, too.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Armada BlueBay, Cluster P, JLT (04 399 9577).

Bleu Blanc
US Michelin-starred chef David Myers’ new Comme ça Friday brunch promises a range of signature dishes brought to your table. Highlights include oxtail tartine, polenta croquettes, grilled king prawns, skirt steak and mac and cheese.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house drinks), Dhs650 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Business Bay (04 512 5533).

BOCA
Sharing plates are served to the table at this European restaurant showcasing Mediterranean flavours.
From Dhs258 (soft drinks), free (kids under eight). Fri-Sat 1pm-4pm. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 323 1833).

Bombay Brasserie
Enjoy a selection of signature dishes from this authentic Indian restaurant every Friday.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs545 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3100).

Brasserie 2.0
Cooking islands featuring seafood and an outdoor grill.
Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages and sparkling), Dhs795 (bubbly), Dhs230 (kids aged five-12). 1.30pm-4.30pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 316 5550).

Bread Street Kitchen
At Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant you’ll find a family-friendly brunch with stations set up for starters, while main courses and desserts can be ordered à la carte.
Dhs240 (soft drinks), Dhs355 (house beverages), Dhs105 per child (includes free entry to The Lost Chambers Aquarium). 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2000).

Café Belge
The Grand Brunch offers up 17 different stations including an oyster bar, moules station, barbecue, dim sum and roaming drinks trolleys. There’s also a dedicated kids room as well as live music.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (sparkling and house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).

Casa de Tapas
This Spanish restaurant offers cold and hot tapas, cold cuts and cheese, plus paella and a Spanish roast.
Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs260 (selected beverages), Dhs315 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).

Cielo Sky Lounge
Head outdoors this winter and check out the al fresco brunch at Cielo Sky Lounge.
Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs260 (house beverages), Dhs315 (sparkling). Fri 4pm-9pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).

Copper Dog
Dig into a three-course brunch at this Scottish pub.
From Dhs195. Noon-4pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, opposite JBR (04 559 5355).

Crab Market
Enjoy a crab platter, a selection of signature dishes and a classic dessert trolley.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs600 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 564 5525).

Downtown Toko
The Garden Brunch features a carving station, dim sum, sushi and sashimi.
Dhs255 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (selected beverages). Noon-4pm. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 442 8383).

Dunes Café
The Fresh Fix at Dunes Café includes a variety of nutritious, wholesome and healthy dishes, from chia bowls to granola, plus a variety of artisan stalls.
Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Dusit Thani Dubai
All the hotel restaurants have pulled together to offer a variety of Thai, Chinese, English and Italian cuisine.
Dhs239 (soft drinks), Dhs315 (house beverages), Dhs365 (sparking grape), Dhs495 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Dusty’s Dubai
A fun and lively weekend brunch in DIFC.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 354 5435).

Eat & Meat
The Hollywood-themed brunch has soul music and a buffet.
Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs445 (bubbly) 12.30pm-4pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).

El Sur
A Spanish-inspired brunch with plenty of tapas and a range of desserts.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), 12.30pm-3.30pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 7700).

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
This brunch stars American classics and barbecue dishes. Dig into fresh seafood, grill stations including meat, seafood, veggies and more. There’s also a starter and dessert buffet and live music from band Down Home.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs450 (sparkling), Dhs95 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay (04 249 7800).

Flavours on Two
International fare featuring fresh fish, sushi and a number of live cooking stations at this family brunch.
Dhs219 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (house beverages), Dhs339 (premium). 12.30pm-4pm. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8000).

Fogo de Chão
Book into this DIFC churrascaria and you’ll get a great selection of meat cuts carved tableside, as well as a laden dessert table.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs439 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Central Park Towers, DIFC (04 343 8867).

Fountain Restaurant
The eatery offers a traditional buffet with an Asian twist.
Dhs209 (soft drinks), Dhs309 (house beverages), half price (kids aged 12 to 16), free (kids under 12). Noon-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, Oud Metha (04 310 4320).

Girders Garden
The “garden brunch” offers casual English food at the buffet, with a laid-back and fun atmosphere.
Dhs249 (selected house beverages). 12.30pm-4.30pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (04 814 5590).

Grand Grill
Enjoy a Friday brunch at this South African steakhouse. The buffet includes mezze, grills and desserts.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Habtoor Grand, Autograph Collection, Dubai Marina (050 150 6870).

Hikina
Head to this Polynesian spot and you’ll get a buffet packed with noodles, salads, dim sum, spring rolls, curries and more. Plus for dessert there are steamed sweet buns, fried bananas and a green tea chocolate fountain.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs99 (kids aged four-12). 1pm-4pm. Lapita, Dubai Parks And Resorts, Jebel Ali (04 810 9421).

Hotel Cartagena
Expect vibrant jungle décor and signature South American dishes at this brunch.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages). 1.30pm-4.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Business Bay (04 560 1799).

Intersect By Lexus
An à la carte brunch featuring unlimited starters, one entrée and unlimited desserts. There’s also live music.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (hops and grape), Dhs495 (bubbly), Dhs95 (kids aged six-12). 1pm-4pm. Gate Village 7, DIFC (04 453 5490).

Local
The Tailgate brunch is a market-style offering with eight live cooking stations, ten drinks stations and some live music.
Dhs229 (house beverages), Dhs399 (sparkling). 2pm-5pm. TRYP by Wyndham, Barsha Heights (04 247 6666).

Lock, Stock & Barrel
This serves up all the favourites from wings to flatbreads to sliders.
Dhs269 (soft drinks), Dhs369 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (04 514 9195). Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 520 0049).

Marina Social
Share & Social features a three-course sharing meal including dishes such as hand-chopped beef tartare and sourdough pizzas.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs445 (house beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).

McGettigan’s JLT
You get a choice of dishes from the à la carte menu, as well as a live carving station.
Dhs229 (soft drinks), Dhs269 (house beverages) Dhs349 (sparkling). 1pm-6pm. Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).

McGettigan’s Madinat Jumeirah
Dig into a range of à la carte dishes, as well as roasts from a live carving stations and a buffet with soups, salads, seafood and dessert. There’s also live music and a post-brunch drinks package for Dhs210 from 5pm until 8pm.
Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs365 (house beverages), Dhs395 (sparkling and juniper-based drinks). Fri 12.30pm-4.30pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 447 0219).

Miss Lily’s
A Caribbean party with a range of traditional jerk dishes alongside breakfast staples. Boasts a party vibe so put on your dancing shoes.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs390 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 356 2900).

Muchachas Mexican Cantina
Tacos and Mexican mixed drinks at the Cantina’s new Friday brunch.
Dhs205 (soft drinks), Dhs310 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Holiday Inn Safa Park (04 327 5878).

Nara
Enjoy unlimited dim sum, sushi and desserts as well as a choice of main course at this cool new Asian eatery in JLT. There’s also a live DJ.
Dhs299. Fri 1pm-4pm. Cluster A, JLT (04 421 1356).

Nineteen
The relaunched golf club restaurant has a new “Friday Fiesta” with a Mediterranean-inspired menu.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs380 (house beverages). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Prego’s
Dig into Italian classics with plenty of pizzas and pasta dishes at Prego’s brunch.
Dhs209 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house beverages and sparkling bubbly), Dhs105 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Noon-3.30pm. Media Rotana, Barsha Heights (04 435 0000).

Publique
The Alpine brunch serves up raclette, cold cuts and all the mountainside favourites in the après ski-themed brunch at Souk Madinat.
Dhs215 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs345 (premium). Noon-3.30pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8550).

Ravioli & Co
Nonna’s lunch means unlimited pasta at this DIFC Italian joint. You’ll also get bruschettas, fritto misto and soup – but the highlights are definitely the ravioli, gnocci and tagliatelle.
Dhs257 (soft drinks), Dhs303 (house beverages). 12pm-4pm. Burj Daman Building, DIFC (04 241 1616).

Reform Social & Grill
The Great British Road Trip Brunch features old school British classics like fish and chips, savoury pies and mini Yorkshire puds.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages), Dhs400 (sparkling grape). Noon-4pm; 7pm-10pm. The Lakes (04 454 2638).

Spice Island
Guests can sample international cuisine served from six live cooking stations.
Dhs224 (soft drinks), Dhs292 (selected house beverages), Dhs350 (selected premium beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Deira (04 262 5555).

Talk & Soul
An international feast across the two restaurants with a special kids’ corner.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages. 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 449 8888).

Thai Kitchen
Dishes served to your table, prepared in open kitchens.
Dhs299 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-3pm. Wyndham Dubai Marina (04 407 8873).

The Blacksmith
Dig into this good value meat feast at Dubai Marina. Don’t miss the brisket.
Dhs299 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-3pm. Wyndham Dubai Marina (04 407 8873).

The Collective
Enjoy a selection of Italian dishes at an extensive buffet.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs449 (premium). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).

Ting Irie
The Caribbean brunch stars jerk chicken and authentic Jamaican patties.
Dhs205 (soft drinks), Dhs289 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Souk Al Manzil, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
(04 557 5601).

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
A “secret garden” concept focusing on fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs390 (house beverages), Dhs490 (sparkling grape). 1pm-4pm. East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).

Warehouse
A longstanding party brunch with a good selection of drinks. See page 46.
Dhs259 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

West 14th
Plenty of live cooking stations and kids activities at this family-friendly brunch.
Dhs260 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages). Free pool access. 1pm-4pm. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).


Just been paid (Dhs300-399) 



Ají
Sushi, ceviche and nibbles are followed by a main and a dessert platter to share at this Japanese/Peruvian spot.
Dhs375 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs660 (bubbly). Fri noon-4pm. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
(04 552 0244).

Al Bahou
Family-friendly Friday brunch, including kids’ activities.
Dhs340 (soft drinks), Dhs445 (selected house beverages), Dhs630 (bubbly), Dhs170 (kids aged seven-12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 0000).

A La Turca
A traditional buffet of international delicacies from around the globe. Plus there’s live music, too.
Dhs315 (soft drinks), Dhs460 (house beverages), Dhs685 (bubbly), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Fri-Sat 1pm-4pm. Rixos The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5454).

Al Maeda
The Arabic restaurant offers hot and cold mezze, lamb ouzi, mixed grills and more.
Dhs314 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages). Packages include beach access. 12.30pm-4pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (055 166 8092).

Asia Asia
Discover a wide range of well-presented, tasty dishes from across the continent.
Dhs329 (soft drinks), Dhs449 (house beverages), Dhs549 (sparkling grape), Dhs699 (bubbly). 2pm-5pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 276 5900).

Asia De Cuba 
This brunch offers up Chino Latino food and live music.
Dhs345. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 511 7333).

Babiole
Dig into a selection of 20 different dishes at this upmarket restaurant on the 44th floor of The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City.
Dhs395 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City (04 437 0077, 056 515 4665).

Brunswick. Eatery | Bar | Terrace
“Charlie’s Brunch” Involves a global ten-course menu inspired by world travels at this trendy Mall eatery from the team behind Tom & Serg.
Dhs390 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (056 404 0685).

Café Nikki
The Saint Tropez brunch aims to make you feel like you’re on the Côte d’Azur. A holiday vibe with indoor and outdoor seating and sea views.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs435 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Pearl Jumeira (04 376 6000).

Candypants at Maiden Shanghai
The Dim Sum Disco promises a party vibe, unlimited drinks, karaoke and some top-notch Chinese dishes. See page 24.
Dhs395. Fri 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai,  (04 455 9989).

Crescendo
The “fork & cork” brunch serves an international selection that includes ouzi, noodles and drinks stations.
Dhs365 (soft drinks), Dhs525 (house beverages). Dhs630 (Italian sparkling), Dhs735 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).

Ewaan
The 1,001 Flavours Brunch has a wide range of dishes in a palatial setting.
From Dhs345. 1pm-4.30pm. Palace Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 7888).

Feast
Live cooking stations from around the world with chefs cooking up dishes to order, plus live music from Rita & The Rogues and a “Little Explorer’s Corner” for kids.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4444).

Gaucho
An à la carte selection of meaty Argentinian mains, plus unlimited starters and desserts served to the table.
Dhs370 (soft drinks), Dhs460 (house beverages), Dhs570 (sparkling), Dhs690 (bubbly). Gate Village 5, DIFC (04 422 7898).

Giardino
An international brunch at this swanky Versace hotel with pool access.
Dhs390 (soft drinks), Dhs570 (house beverages), Dhs720 (bubbly), Dhs195 (kids aged six-12). 1pm-4pm. Palazzo Versace Dubai, Culture Village (04 556 8888).

Great British Restaurant
The Best Dressed Brunch at DUKES Dubai takes place in the grand GBR. There’s a massive buffet to enjoy everything from roast dinners to fish and chips.
Dhs399 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. DUKES Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1111).

Karma Kafé
Brunch offers a choice of the restaurant’s signature dishes, freshly-rolled sushi and Japanese barbecue.
Dhs329 (soft drinks), Dhs449 (house beverages), Dhs549 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).

LIMA Dubai
The Peruvian restaurant is offering up a five-course menu of signature dishes.
Dhs375 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (056 500 4571).

Mazina
A vibrant international buffet with plenty of live cooking stations throughout.
Dhs330 (soft drinks), Dhs460 (house beverages), Dhs622 (sparkling), Dhs146 (kids aged six-11), free (kids under five). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).

Moana
The seafood restaurant’s Ocean Brunch includes king prawns, sea bass and soft shell crab on the stunning terrace. Pool and beach access is also included.
Dhs370 (soft drinks), Dhs520 (house beverages), Dhs105 (kids aged six-11), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 6677).

Morimoto 
Enjoy sushi, sizzling grills and more from famous chef Morimoto at his eponymous Dubai restaurant.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs499 (house beverages), Dhs650 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 512 5577).

Nobu
A brunch bursting with Nobu specialities, as well as a varied selection of beverages.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs586 (sparkling grape), Dhs650 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
(04 426 2626).

Pierchic
You get a generous seafood offering from this upmarket romantic restaurant.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (selected beverages), Dhs750 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Ramusake
A sharing menu made up of sushi, starters, dim sum and mains, with a selection of donuts for dessert.
Dhs355 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 559 5300).

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Offers an à la carte selection of the steakhouse’s signature dishes, such as filet Oscar-style and New York strip.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (selected house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-10.30pm. Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).

Seagrill Bistro
This adults-only brunch serves up seafood and more in a light, airy setting with lovely expansive views of the Marina skyline.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera
If you haven’t already been to this excellent restaurant on the top floor of Dubai Opera, now is your perfect opportunity. Try out a range of dishes from Australian chef Sean Connolly and admire the views of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa.
Dhs390 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house beverages), Dh690 (bubbly). Fri noon-4pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
(04 362 7312).

The Market
The City Brunch at the Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City boasts a full buffet with sushi, breakfast dishes, noodles, Peking duck, chaat and more, all from live cooking stations. There’s also a special supervised kids’ area with cooking classes.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs500 (house beverages), Dhs175 (kids aged five-12), free for kids aged under five. Fri 1pm-4.30pm. Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 435 5577).

STK Downtown
The Dare to Brunch package at STK Downtown includes signature dishes such as burrata, oysters, spicy tamarind prawns, prime fillet, prime striploin, roasted salmon, some tasty sides and a selection of desserts.
Dhs349 (soft drinks), Dhs499 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Address Downtown (04 425 3948).

STK JBR The Walk
Meat lovers will want to head to this Friday brunch at trendy JBR steakhouse STK. You’ll enjoy the same dishes as at the Downtown branch, plus there are plenty of places nearby for post brunch partying, too. See page 40.
Dhs349 (soft drinks), Dhs499 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm and 8pm-11pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 323 0061).

Suq
An international buffet including a wonderful variety of Middle Eastern, European and Asian dishes.
Dhs375 (soft drinks), Dhs530 (sparkling grape), Dhs730 (bubbly), Dhs130 (kids aged six-12). 1pm-4pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah (04 270 7777).

Tesoro
Party goers, don’t miss the Hidden Brunch, which takes place every Friday across Tesoro and Treehouse. Expect Asian and International cuisine and pumping music.See page 28.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs425 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3100).

The Croft
This brunch, inspired by cultures and tastes from across the Commonwealth nations, and it’s promising a “massive” array of dishes served to the table.
Dhs399 (house beverages). Fri 7pm-10pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

The Lion by Nick & Scott
Enjoy traditional pub grub including scotch eggs, sausage rolls and fish and chips and more. There’s also live music being played from 3pm until 6pm.
Dhs250 (house beverages) extendable with additional Dhs100; Dhs350 (bubbly). Fri 2pm-midnight (three-hour package). The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).

Toro + Ko
The Barcelona-inspired tapas bar is hosting a new Friday brunch, with a social table and paella.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. The Square, City Walk (04 590 5433).

ZOCO
The Ariba Ariba brunch is packed full of Latin American dishes, plus there’s live music too.
Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs440 (sparkling). 12.30pm-4pm. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0044).


Splashing out (Dhs400+) 




BiCE Mare
Serves Italian sharing dishes, with a focus on seafood.
Dhs450 (soft drinks) Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly), Dhs650 (Ferrari brunch). Fri-Sat 12.30pm-4pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).

Caravan
The buffet brunch takes diners on a tour of London, with stations including “Pudding Lane”.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs650 (premium beverages and bubbly). 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk, JBR (04 318 6150).

COYA DUBAI
Enjoy an exquisite brunch of Latin American favourites.
Dhs419 (soft drinks), Dhs619 (house beverages), Dhs709 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 (04 316 9600).

Garden
The Wanderlust Brunch stars themed stations from Peruvian, Thai and Mediterranean cuisine and a party vibe. See page 45.
Dhs425 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).

Jumeirah Al Qasr
A huge, popular brunch serving an array of dishes from live cooking stations.
Dh480 (soft drinks), Dhs577 (house beverages), Dhs674 (bubbly), free (kids under four). 12.30pm-4pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
Enjoy dishes from Hanaaya at this walk around brunch.
Dhs475 (soft drinks), Dhs575 (house beverages) Dhs675 (bubbly), free (kids under 12). 12.30pm-4pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6162).

Observatory Bar and Grill
The Friday lunch includes à la carte and buffet dishes.
Dhs450 (house beverages). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

Prime68
There’s a James Bond themed brunch at the excellent steakhouse. Fantastic cuts of meat and brilliant views.
From Dhs495 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

Saffron
More than 220 dishes are served at this Asian-themed party brunch.
Dhs535 (selected house beverages). Over 21s only. 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
The “Bubbalicious” brunch has more than 100 types of cheese on offer and specialist charcuterie.
Dhs420 (soft drinks), Dhs520 (sparkling), Dhs620 (bubbly), free (kids under 12). 1pm-4pm. King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7139).

Traiteur
The chic creekside brunch is back, and now at The Promenade.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (sparkling grape), Dhs775 (bubbly), Dhs895 (premium bubbly). Fri 1pm-4.30pm. The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).

Yalumba
The science of brunching includes live cooking stations and free-flowing bubbly.
Dhs529 (bubbly). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

Zuma
Time Out Dubai’s Best Brunch 2018 is always packed, so book early. Enjoy a buffet of sushi, dim sum and robata.
Dhs473 (soft drinks), Dhs625 (house beverages), Dhs688 (bubbly), Dhs236 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four) plus 10 percent DIFC fee. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 425 5660).

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