Dubai brunch 2019 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) add Dhs75 for 3 selected mixed drinks. 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), half price (kids aged six-12). 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).

Sports on 4
A 1980s inspired brunch with a carving station and pub grub dishes.
Dhs99 (food only), Dhs129 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (house drinks). Fri noon-3pm. Gulf Court Hotel, Business Bay (04 247 3333).

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), half price (kids aged six-12). 11am-3:30pm. Rove Dubai Marina, www.rovehotels.com (04 241 9400).

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.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs399 (sparkling), Dhs99 (kids aged 10-13), free (kids under 10). 1pm-4pm. Wyndham Dubai Marina Hotel (04 407 8872).

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 (premium beverages). Fri Noon-4pm. Majestic Hotel Bur Dubai (04 501 2631).

Barasti Dubai
Head to this beach club for live music, loads of grub and surprise games and giveaways in store at this summer brunch at Basasti. There’s chicken wings, dim sum, pizza, peri-peri chicken, mini steaks and more to pick from, while there’ll also be live music from Sweet Chilli Jam – a highly commended winner of best band at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Music & Nightlife Awards.
Dhs199. Fri 1pm-4pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 318 1313).

Beachcombers
If you're looking for the ultimate family brunch, it's hard to beat Beachcombers. This one has plenty that's just for kids – from a dedicated play area with a TV room to a mini buffet with its own ice cream machine. But it's for the adults too, with an excellent range of pan-Asian cuisine and beachfront views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah as well as live band entertainment throughout the afternoon.
Dhs185 (kids aged 4-12), Dhs415 (soft drinks), Dhs520 (house beverages), Dhs695 (bubbly). Every Friday, 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Beau Rivage Bistro
Enjoy a brunch of European dishes, outdoor cooking stations, live music and views of the Dubai Water Canal at new European-inspired restaurant, Beau Rivage Bistro.
Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs235 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Grand Millennium Business Bay, Business Bay (04 873 3334).

Belgian Café (Barsha Heights)
A Belgian feast with an à la carte main and buffet of starters and desserts.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (selected beverages). Noon-4pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (04 429 9999).

Belgian Café (Festival City)
A Euro-style brunch with hops, music and varied food menu.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages). Fri noon-3pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Festival City (04 701 1127).

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 10 no main course included). 2pm-5pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 447 0227).

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).

Cargo
A feast looking out onto impressive views of Dubai Marina.
Dhs140 (soft drinks), Dhs195 (house beverages), Dhs245 (sparkling). Fri 2pm-5pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 361 8129).

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). 12.30pm-4pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 432 2300).

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).

Crown & Lion
Dig into a Friday brunch of British classics with five drinks for just Dhs173.
Dhs173. Fri 11am-6pm. Byblos Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 448 8000).

El Sur
A Spanish-inspired brunch with plenty of tapas and a range of desserts.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). 12.30pm-3.30pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 7700).

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 12.30pm-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).

Il Faro
The pretty Palm Jumeirah trattoria offers a laid-back Italian brunch.
Dhs170 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs395 (sparkling). Fri 12:30pm-3:30pm. Azure Residences, Palm Jumeirah (04 568 3137).

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).

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), Dhs225 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel JLT, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

Kenza
A family-friendly brunch with a dedicated kids’ corner, plus free activity kit for kids.
Dhs149 (soft drinks), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). 1pm-4pm. Ramada Downtown Dubai (04 330 7330).

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).

Le Petit Belge
Dig into sharing platters of classic Belgian dishes including mussels, Flemish beef stew and waffle cones at this late afternoon brunch.
Dhs149 (soft drinks), Dhs199 (house beverages), Dhs459 (sparkling). Thu 8pm-midnight & Fri 1pm-closing (four-hour package). DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Business Bay (04 564 6538).

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).

Luchador
A Mexican brunch that comes in four rounds. First up, there’s guacamole and chips with a selection of ceviche, next up is a variety of tacos, then a selection of Mexican mains including quesadillas and braised lamb and then the final round - churros lathered in melted chocolate.
Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs399 (sparkling). Fri 12:30pm-4pm. Aloft Palm Jumeirah (04 247 5555).

MATTO
Serving rustic-sounding Italian dishes but presented in a modern way. Expect wood-fired pizza, pasta, Parmesan risotto wheels, fresh homemade breads, cheese, Italian street food and desserts.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (house beverages), Dhs320 (sparkling grape), free (kids under ten). Fri noon-4pm. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1335).

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), Dhs349 (sparkling). Noon-4pm. Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

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 aged 6 below). 12.30pm-4pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8607).

My Square
A Latino fiesta brunch with an outdoor terrace, bar, live cooking stations, a salad bar, a sushi station and a wide selection of desserts.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs289 (house beverages), Dhs389 (premium house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4.30pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Business Bay (04 551 1544).

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.
Dhs165 (house beverages), Dhs210 (selected house beverages), Dhs260 (premium selected beverages). Noon-3.30pm. Media Rotana, Barsha Heights (04 435 0000).

Nine7One
This all-day dining restaurant serves up a lavish brunch of Arabic, Asian and Western cuisines.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). Thu & Fri 7pm-11pm. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1444).

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 appetizer and unlimited house drinks), Dhs149 (unlimited food and soft drinks), Dhs249 (unlimited food and drinks); Night brunch: Dhs189 (one main course, one appertizer and house drinks), Dhs249 (unlimited food and drinks). Noon-4pm, 8pm-11pm. Liberty House, DIFC (04 359 6900).

PizzaExpress Live
The evening consists of unlimited starters, unlimited dough balls with garlic butter, and then you’ll have your pick of main courses when the time comes. This brunch isn’t about food though. It’s about a live music bash, and it’s full of pizza-loving partygoers.
Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house drinks), Dhs275 (premium drinks). Thu 8pm-11pm. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs349 (premium house beverages). Fri 1pm-5pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Business Bay (04 566 5722).

Publique
The Alpine brunch serves up raclette, cold cuts and all the mountainside favourites in the après ski-themed brunch at Souk Madinat.
Dhs325 (house beverages 3 hour package). Sun-Thu from 8pm; Fri from noon. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8550).

Q43
With sweeping skyline views from the 43rd floor, this Dubai Media City spot is much more than a post-work haunt. Kick start the weekend with a Thursday evening brunch starting at 8pm with house beverages and a sharing set-menu featuring dishes such as ceviche, empanadas and a make-your-own taco station. Fancy a Friday lie-in? Not to worry as the Friday brunch offering also kicks off at 8pm. Expect similar dishes alongside main course options like fish and chips, over-roasted chicken and short ribs. For both evenings you can extend the party for Dhs99 and get an additional hour of free-flowing drinks.
Dhs129 (soft drinks,) Dhs199 (house beverages). Thu 8pm-11pm. Dhs269 (soft drinks), Dhs369 (house beverages). Fri 8pm-11pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.q43dubai.com (04 443 5403).

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).

Stoke House Dining, Bar & Terrace
Every Friday and Saturday this golf club restaurant throws a weekend brunch, offering up a buffet with pastries, cheeses, cold cuts and cereals, before a choice of main (eggs, avo toast, pancakes, burgers et al) and a coffee.
Dhs149 (drinks), Dhs199 (food and drinks) 2 hour package. Fri 11am-4pm. The Clubhouse, Trump International Golf Club, Damac Hills Estate (04 245 3939).

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), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs349 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

The Huddle
The FeedMe Brunch at this popular sports bar in Al Barsha serves up a range of sharing platters, free-flowing drinks and bar games.
Dhs119 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (house beverages). Fri Noon-4pm. Citymax Al Barsha at the Mall, Al Barsha (050 100 7046).

The Market Place
The Lazy Friday Brunch serves up buckets of seafood, prime cuts of grilled meat and has live kitchens.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs319 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. 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).

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).

Al Bahou
Family-friendly Friday brunch, including kids’ activities.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly), Dhs150 (kids aged seven-12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 0000).

Al Dawaar
Enjoy brunch at Dubai’s only revolving restaurant.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs369 (house beverages), Dhs569 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 209 6887) (04 209 6887).

Al Dana
Expect sushi, curry, noodles, rice, dim sum and more at this Far East Asia brunch every Friday.
From Dhs220. Fri 1pm-4pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276963).

Al Maeda
The Arabic restaurant offers hot and cold mezze, lamb ouzi, mixed grills and more.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs379 (house beverages). Packages include beach access. 12.30pm-4pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 453 3333).

all’onda
This massive Venetian-style Italian restaurant on the Palm comes from top US chef Chris Jaeckle. Highlights include fresh sushi, spaghetti carbonara and cherry merengue for dessert.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house beverages), Dhs450 (sparkling), Dhs150 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Fri 1pm-5pm. Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 248 8870).

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.
Dhs259 (soft drinks), Dhs389 (house beverages), Dhs129 (kids aged six-12). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 428 2000).

Andreea’s
Lollipop Brunch is held every week at Andreea’s and promises a fun atmosphere and a party vibe.
Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs350 (bubbly). Fri 1:30pm-4:30pm. Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Dubai Marina (04 454 2927).

Anise
There are eight live cooking stations and an international array of food at this Festival City spot.
Dhs260 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (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.
Dhs220 (selected house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 450 7766).

Babiole
Dig into a selection of 20 different dishes at this upmarket restaurant on the 44th floor of The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City.
Dhs215 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City (04 437 0077, 056 515 4665).

Barrel 12
This sports bar offers a starter, main course, dessert and three-hours of unlimited house beverages for Dhs295.
Dhs295 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Palm Views East, Palm Jumeirah (04 552 4000).

Bayside Restaurant & Terrace
An international buffet that’s broken down into themes: Asian, Italian, roasts, salads, seafood, sushi and a grill cooking up German meats to order. There are no drinks stations, but service is quick, so you won’t need to wait long for your order.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs475 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay (04 369 0000).

BiCE Mare
This Italian and seafood spot at Souk Al Bahar offers up a fine spread and top Dubai Fountains shows on both a Friday and Saturday.
Dhs249 (soft drinks) Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs449 (bubbly). Fri-Sat 12.30pm-4pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).

BiCE Ristorante
Serves Italian sharing dishes, with a focus on seafood.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages). Dhs450 (premium house beverages). Fri 12:30pm-4pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2520).

Bleu Blanc
US Michelin-starred chef David Myers’ 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.
Dhs255 (soft drinks), Dhs385 (house beverages), Dhs525 (bubbly). Fri-Sat 1pm-4pm. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 323 1833).

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).

Carnival by Trèsind
Fans of Indian flavours are in for a real treat at this brunch. It all kicks off at noon and lasts until 4pm. Prepare for an historic culinary ride along the Spice Route and beyond.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Burj Daman, DIFC (052 242 4262).

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 (house beverages), Dhs315 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).

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).

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.
Dhs250 including drinks. Fri noon-4pm. Roda Al Murooj, Downtown Dubai (04 321 1111).

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), Dhs335 (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.
Dhs280 (unlimited soft drinks), Dhs445 (unlimited house beverages), Dhs140 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). 12.30pm-4pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).

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).

Flair No.5
This bar has been billed as a “majestic urban jungle”. Head down on a Friday for the Secret Garden brunch and enjoy a set sharing style menu.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-5pm. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).

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.
Dhs249 (food only), 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 six-15), free (kids under six). 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).

Hitchki
This new Indian spot in Barsha Heights is throwing a Friday brunch packed with interesting dishes. Think dum pukth arancini, spiced lamb and pistachio burrata, curries, rice bowls and more. There’s a chocolate fondant or lotus milk cake for dessert, too.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages). Fri noon-5pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (052 687 4081).

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).

KIZA Restaurant & Lounge
From out of Africa and into Dubai, their funky Friday brunch promises an afternoon of soul and funk with a set menu of dishes spanning all areas of Africa.
Dhs290 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 453 9038).

La Carnita
This trendy Mexican restaurant in Dubai Marina serves up a range of traditional dishes at brunch, including chips with guac, scorpion wings, lamb chops as well as heaps of tacos and tostadas. There’s also live entertainment from DJTJ on the decks.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 425 4030).

Latest Recipe
Buffet spreads are spaced around the Latest Recipe dining area and there are also live cooking stations where chefs grill fish and meat or customise pasta dishes.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (house beverages). Fri 7pm-10:30pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 511 7373).

Lido Restaurant
This all-day dining spot on the QE2 hosts a Friday brunch with loads of international dishes.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). QE2, Port Rashid (04 526 8888).

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), Dhs149 (aged 12-20 including soft drinks), Dhs75 (kids under 12 including soft drinks). 2pm-5pm. TRYP by Wyndham, Barsha Heights (04 247 6666).

Lock, Stock & Barrel
Sumo wrestling. Not the first thing that might spring to mind when you think of Friday brunch at one of Dubai’s biggest bars. But here at Lock, Stock & Barrel in JBR, it takes centre stage. Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR serves up a Friday throw down that is not for the faint-hearted. But for Dubai’s weekend party crowd it’s pretty close to perfect.
Dhs269 (soft drinks), Dhs369 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (04 514 9195). Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 520 0049).

Mama Zonia
Head to this jungle-esque spot at Pier 7 for Latino food, tropical décor and Dubai Marina view.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs445 (sparkling). Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 240 4747).

Marina Social
Share & Social features a three-course sharing meal including dishes such as hand-chopped beef tartare and sourdough pizzas.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs435 (house beverages), Dhs485 (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.
Dhs230 (house beverages) Dhs300 (sparkling). 1pm-5pm. 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), Dhs375 (house beverages). 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).

Mr Miyagi’s
Asian dishes at this quirky Media City eatery.
Five courses and 3 hours unlimited drinks Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs349 (bubbly). Thu 8pm-11pm, Fri 2pm-5pm, 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 420 7489).

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 (house beverages) 1pm-4pm, Dhs249 (house beverages) 8pm-midnight. Cluster A, JLT. Dhs299 1pm-4pm, Dhs249 8pm-midnight. Cluster A, JLT (04 421 1356).

Nezesaussi Grill Downtown
Dig in to tasty dishes from New Zealand, South Africa and Australia at this cheap and cheerful sports bar brunch in Downtown Dubai.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house beverages), Dhs133 (kids aged six-11). Fri noon-4pm. Manzil Dowtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

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).

Nomad
At Nomad, it's ok to break the rules and eat ice cream first – in fact, it's totally encouraged. The restaurant offers signature brunch favourites in green surroundings, with a pond full of ducks adding to the natural vibes. So treat yourself to a second helping of dessert, or a third, after tucking into loads of signature brunch favourites at the live cooking stations of course. Enjoy good food, good music and good company at Nomad's Family Brunch.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs365 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids aged four-11). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8458).

Picnic Pantry
This al fresco family-friendly brunch is back in action for the winter, offering barbecue stations, live music, kids’ activities and pool access.
Dhs245 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house beverages), free (kids under 12). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

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).

Pure Sky Lounge
With 15 sharing dishes, the sunset brunch offers guests the chance to feast on pan-Asian cuisine along with live music.
Dhs245 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs425 (bubbly). Fri 5:30pm-9:30pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 374 7888)

Ramusake
A sharing menu made up of sushi, starters, dim sum and mains, with a selection of donuts for dessert.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs395 (sparkling), Dhs560 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 559 5300).

RÜYA
This classy Turkish restaurant offers up signature dishes and Marina views.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Grosvenor House, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina (04 399 9123).

Salero Tapas & Bodega
The Friday Fiesta brunch includes sharing tapas, unlimited paella, a dessert platter and unlimited Spanish mixed drinks. There is also a live guitar player and flamenco show.
Dhs257 (soft drinks), Dhs302 (Spanish mixed drinks) Dhs359 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5888).

Spice Island
Guests can sample international cuisine served from six live cooking stations.
Dhs234 (soft drinks), Dhs302 (selected house beverages), Dhs360 (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).

Taikun
This Downtown Dubai restaurant (that was formerly TOKO) has a new brunch offering up dishes from Vietnam to Japan, with sashimi, takaki, duck tacos, robata and more. There are also soups, salads and sushi.
Dhs255 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (sparkling). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Vida Downtown hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).

Thai Kitchen
Dishes served to your table, prepared in open kitchens.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Park Hyatt Dubai (04 602 1814).

The Blacksmith
Dig into this good value meat feast at Dubai Marina. Don’t miss the brisket.
Dhs219 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs479 (sparkling). Fri 1pm-3pm. Wyndham Dubai Marina (04 407 8873).

The Courtyard
The Backyard Brunch features traditional Levantine and Middle Eastern food, as well as live barbecue stations and drinks counters.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house beverages), Dhs133 (kids aged six-11), free (kids under five). Fri 1pm-4pm. Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 888 3444).

The Collective by Market Café
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).

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.
Dhs350 (house beverages 3 hour package). Thu from 5pm onwards and Fri 1pm-4pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).

The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill
Tucked away in a hotel garage, seaside brasserie The MAINE features a raw bar serving seafood towers and oysters galore.
Dhs200 (house beverages only), Dhs240 (food only), Dhs390 (three-course menu and house beverages). Fri & Sat noon-4pm. Doubletree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR, www.themaine.ae (04 457 6719).

Thiptara
This swanky Thai restaurant does an excellent value brunch, boasting signature dishes including Thai green curry and dim sum.
Dhs210 (food only), Dhs240 (soft drinks), Dhs370 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Toshi
Enjoy dishes from Japan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Korea and Vietnam at this new brunch at Toshi in Barsha Heights.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Grand Millennium Dubai Barsha Heights (04 423 4170).

The Restaurant
The Britannia Brunch boasts a range of traditional dishes including roast dinners and proper Yorkshire puds. There are also oysters, seafood, carpaccio, burrata and a range of desserts.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), half price (kids aged five to 11), free (kids under five). Fri noon-5pm. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (044 888 3444).

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).

urban bar & kitchen
A buffet of salads, seafood & BBQ grills, a whole spit-roasted lamb, carving station, desserts plus a live band.
Dhs265 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

Verve Bar & Brasserie
Dig into dishes from famed chefs Nick and Scott, including Dibba Bay oysters, beef carpaccio, and chicken liver and foie gras, plus fine cheeses with seasonal chutney. For mains, choose from traditional roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, sea bream served “en papillote-style” and a summer truffle risotto prepared in a Parmesan wheel.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages and sparkling), Dhs599 (premium sparkling). Fri 1pm-4pm. Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City hotel, Dubai Media City (04 525 7633).

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).

Weekend Brunch at BiCE Mare
This Italian and seafood spot at Souk Al Bahar offers up a fine spread and top Dubai Fountains shows on both a Friday and Saturday.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (sparkling). Fri-Sat, 12.30pm-4pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).

Zero Gravity
Head to this beach club for the Tropical brunch every Friday. You’ll get unlimited food and drink from 1pm until 5pm, plus beach access from 8am paired with tropical and tribal sounds from the resident DJs.
Dhs295 (ladies), Dhs345 (gents). Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).


Just been paid (Dhs300-399) 



Accents
A buffet selection of international cuisine features at #WeBrunch.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs425 (sparkling). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6669).

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 Hotel and Suites, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5454).

Asia Asia
Discover a wide range of well-presented, tasty dishes from across the continent.
Dhs399 (soft drinks), Dhs499 (house beverages), Dhs599 (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).

BB Social Dining
The Time Out Dubai award-winner has a Friday brunch that offers unlimited bites, bao and desserts, plus a choice of main course.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (bubbly), Dhs175 (kids aged six-12), free (kids aged five and under). Fri 1pm-4pm. Happiness Street, DIFC, (04 407 4444).

Breeze Beach Grill
Enjoy a buffet of house specials and sea views.
Dhs395 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Club Vista Mare (04 568 3000).

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.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (sparkling and house beverages). Noon-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).

Café Nikki
The Café Nikki Friday brunch aims to make you feel like you’re on holiday. There’s a chilled-out vibe and the food is served poolside.
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.
Dhs450. Fri 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai,  (04 455 9989).

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).

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).

Gastro Kitchen
Gastro Kitchen is an all-day dining restaurant.
Dhs314 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages). Fri 12:30pm-4pm. Doubletree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (055 166 8092).

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).

Hakkasan
This Michelin-starred global chain offers a Cantonese feast with signature dishes and a live DJ.
Dhs328 (soft drinks), Dhs488 (house beverages), Dhs650 (bubbly). Fri noon-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Hell’s Kitchen
Dig into a mix of buffet and à la carte dishes at this brunch from British chef Gordon Ramsay. There’s a huge cheese table, plus of course that famous beef Wellington.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs600 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Dubai (04 556 6466).

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).

Masti
Check out this Indian-fusion brunch at happening seaside spot La Mer.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs475 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-5pm. La Mer (800 62784).

Maya Mexican Kitchen + Bar
This brunch offers an unlimited sharing menu of Mexican favourites and all day pool and beach access.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs170 (kids aged 12-18), free (kids under 11). Pool and beach access from 10am-sunset at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort + Spa is included in the prices. Fri 12:30pm-4pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).

Mazina
A vibrant international buffet with plenty of live cooking stations throughout.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs600 (sparkling), Dhs143 (kids aged six-11), free (kids under five). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).

MINA Brasserie
Head down for a set menu of Mediterranean style dishes and party anthems. Attending MINA brunch also guarantees entry to Late-Afternoons at Luna Sky Bar.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs650 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm. Four Seasons Hotel DIFC, DIFC (04 506 0100).

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), Dhs585 (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).

Rockfish
What's the catch? At Rockfish, it's local fish – which is freshly grilled and brought to your table at this classy beachfront venue. Diners can also get stuck into a barbecued lobster or seafood on the terrace, all while enjoying house drinks from trolleys passing through the venue. Get your groove on to the relaxing sounds of live guitar music while chilling out amid ultra-chic interiors – and enjoying the ultra-fresh fish.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages). Every Friday, 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Seagrill Bistro
This al fresco brunch at Fairmont The Palm now offers up a daycation package as part of its brunch deal. The adults-only brunch serves up a selection of Mediterranean dishes. And for the set price, which starts at Dhs345, you can get pool and beach access thrown in too.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

Sloane's
This brunch has a chilled seafood station, a hot seafood station, sushi and sashimi, cheese and grape pairings, roast meats, as well as international cuisine.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Grosvenor House Dubai (04 317 6000).

The Market
This brunch 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.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages). 1pm-4.30pm. Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

The Meat Co
Dig into a range of tasty dishes – including prime steak cuts – at the new brunch at The Meat Co at Souk Al Bahar.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages), Dhs695 (premium beverages), Dhs195 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Fri noon-4pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 420 0737).

Trader Vic’s
Lovers of tropical mixed drinks and Polynesian tidbits – this is the brunch for you.
Dhs350 (house beverages). Fri 12:30pm-4pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2530).

Toro Toro
If, like us, you love brunch but don't love rolling out of bed at 11am on a Friday morning, then this one is for you. Starting at 3pm, this pan-Latin party runs through until 6pm, with brunchers getting unlimited starters, mains and desserts – as well as free-flowing house beverages.
Dhs333 for ladies (soft drinks or house beverages), Dhs400 for men (house beverages) or Dhs333 for men (soft drinks). Fri 3pm-6pm. Grosvenor House Dubai (04 317 6000).

Observatory Bar and Grill
The Friday lunch includes à la carte and buffet dishes.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages). 12.30pm-3pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

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
Enjoy a party brunch with plenty of top-class steak.
Dhs399 (soft drinks), Dhs549 (house beverages), Dhs599 (sparkling), Dhs699 (bubbly). 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), Dhs188 (kids aged six-12). 1pm-4pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (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).

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).

Waldorf Astoria
Located at Mezzerie, this is the ideal place for some chilled-out weekend brunching with the family. Primarily described as a seafood feast, there’s a big fresh seafood section and right next to it are sushi and sashimi stations. They also have a barbeque outdoors and if you love dessert you’re in luck as there’s a huge selection laid out to choose from.
Dhs375 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (premium and sparkling beverages). Dhs187 (kids aged six-11), free (kids under six). Fri 1pm-4pm. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).

West 14th
Plenty of live cooking stations and kids activities at this family-friendly brunch.
Dhs315 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1101).

ZOCO
The Ariba Ariba brunch is packed full of Latin American dishes, plus there’s live music too.
Dhs370 (house beverages), Dhs440 (sparkling). 12.30pm-4pm. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0044).


Splashing out (Dhs400+) 

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).



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).

Iris
This top Lebanese nightlife spot offers up a whole weekend off brunching action in a glamorous party atmosphere. High stools, wooden decking and loud music don’t make the terrace the most restauranty of brunch locations, but at Iris, it’s more about the occasion than the eating.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs290 (hops and grape), Dhs420 (house beverages), Dhs520 (bubbly) Fri 1pm-5pm. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (hops and grape), Dhs340 (house beverages), Dhs460 (bubbly) Sat 4pm-8pm. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (056 951 1442).

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).

Kitchen Connection
This buffet brunch at Jumeirah Beach Hotel is offering up free sparkling grape upgrade for ladies at its weekly Friday brunch. Make sure to go hungry as the buffet spread features a selection of sushi and sashimi, seafood and oysters, homemade dim sum and if you fancy a heartier meal there’s even a full roast complete with all the trimmings.
Dhs415 (soft drinks, or with sparkling for ladies), Dhs520 (sparkling, gents). Fri 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

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).

Summersalt
Relaxing on a private beach or slinking into the pool is the ultimate way to end brunch – and at Summersalt, it's all included in the price. Enjoy a three-course set menu from the comfort of your sun lounger while sipping on signature drinks and listening to the sounds of a resident DJ. Why go anywhere else when you can have it all? Escape from the week with a day that gives you everything under the sun.
Dhs695 (house beverages). Fri and Sat, noon-4pm. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Tasca
The Portuguese restaurant from acclaimed chef José Avillez has a Friday brunch with a special tasting menu and live music.
Dhs400 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai, Jumeirah 1 (04 777 2231).

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 7 percent DIFC fee. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 425 5660).

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