A grown-up, sophisticated buffet brunch, this has an excellent selection of dishes with everything from curries to tacos. Don’t miss the amazing seafood display, plus there’s a top choice of grills outside too. With live music and a chic terrace this is a fantastic choice for visitors too.
Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages), Dhs795 (bubbly). Fri 1.30pm-4.30pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
The famous Bubbalicious brunch has more than 100 types of cheese on offer and specialist charcuterie as well as almost any dish you can think of. The buffet is spread across three restaurants at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi and there’s a sprawling terrace that’s a top spot in winter. It’s family-friendly, there’s a huge dessert room and live entertainment too. A bucket-list brunch.
Dhs480 (soft drinks), Dhs580 (sparkling), Dhs680 (bubbly), free (kids under 12). Fri 1pm-4pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7139).
Jumeirah Al Qasr
One of the biggest and most popular brunches in Dubai, this is well-known with residents and visitors alike. Ideal for big groups and fussy eaters, you’ll never be short of choice here. Dishes come from kitchens including The Hide, Al Hambra and Arboretum and the dessert display is outstanding.
Dhs480 (soft drinks), Dhs577 (house beverages), Dhs674 (bubbly), free (kids under four). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
Another of Jumeirah’s popular blow-out brunches, Mina A’Salam’s offering comes from restaurants Hanaaya and Tortuga, so expect international dishes and plenty of Mexican treats. There’s a special area for kids that makes it popular with families.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), free (kids under 12). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6162).
This longstanding party brunch at Atlantis The Palm is stuff of legends. More than 220 dishes are served at this super-famous Friday fiesta, plus there are loads of drinks stations to check out and a lively party vibe.
Dhs535 (house beverages). Over 21s only. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
This is a popular brunch, especially in summer due to it being indoors. The Market 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 and entertainment making it a top choice for families.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages) Dhs625 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4.30pm. Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
If you’re looking for a wow-worthy setting to take visitors to brunch, this is an excellent one. Winner of our Best Brunch award in 2019, Traiteur serves up delicious dishes in a beautiful Creekside setting. If you love seafood there’s a dedicated room stocked with crab, lobster, mussels and more, plus you can walk around the kitchen picking up everything from roast dinners to eggs Benedict. The cheese offering is top-notch too. One for special occasions.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (sparkling grape), Dhs775 (bubbly), Dhs895 (premium bubbly). 1pm-4.30pm. The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
The London Social
Set amid the lush gardens of The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Caravan provides a picturesque spot for brunch. Tables spill out from the terrace to the sprawling lawns, giving a garden party feel. And a very British garden party at that, thanks to the London Social theme. Stations range from Brick Lane to Pudding Lane and there’s a fantastic selection of food and an upbeat vibe.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (mixed beverages, house beverages and sparkling), Dhs650 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 318 6150).
If you haven’t dined aboard iconic cruise ship the QE2, this is a good opportunity to check it out. This all-day dining spot on the QE2 hosts a Friday brunch with loads of international dishes from curries to Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s super-family-friendly and you can go for a wander around the famous ship afterwards too for a spot of nostalgia.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). From 1pm-4pm. QE2, Port Rashid (04 526 8888).
A longstanding party brunch in Garhoud, Yalumba might not be as big as some in the city but serves up top quality grub. We love the sushi selection and the desserts are yummy too. The vibe picks up later on the afternoon – don’t be surprised to be swept up into a conga line.
Dhs529 (bubbly). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).