Saturday brunches in Dubai

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Saturday brunches in Dubai

The “Saturdaze” brunch is an all-day lazy affair with pool access and buffet.
Dhs140 (soft drinks), Cabana and pool available on first come first serve basis. Noon-4pm. Vida Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Al Maeda
The Arabic restaurant offers hot and cold mezze, lamb ouzi, mixed grills and more.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs379 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (055 166 8092).

Amalfi Restaurant
After a lazy Saturday brunch? Amalfi BBQ at Palazzo Versace Dubai offers up tasty barbecue dishes, as well as pool access for a chilled-out afternoon.
Dhs295 (soft drinks and pool access). Noon-4pm. Palazzo Versace Dubai, Al Jaddaf (04 556 8888).

This Brunch by the Terrace takes place every Saturday, with doors from 9am for prime sunbathing time. Brunch starts from 2pm with tapas and Mediterranean bites.
Dhs295 (house beverages). 2pm-5pm. Habtoor Grand, Autograph Collection, Dubai Marina (04 408 4400).

Candypants Ladies Day Pool Party
Drink, dine and take a dip on the roof of FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai with a selection of packages every Saturday. It’s a more laid-back brunch that other Candypants get-togethers, and food consists of a bar bites platter including mini sliders, calamari and fries.
Dhs149 (ladies, unlimited grape and frozen mixed drinks), Dhs249 (ladies, unlimited grape, frozen mixed drinks and a food platter), Dhs349 (ladies, unlimited grape and sparkling, frozen mixed drinks & food platter), Dhs399 (men, unlimited grape and sparkling, frozen mixed drinks & food platter). Sat noon-5pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (04 455 9989).

Café Belge
The Retro brunch kicks off every Saturday with a sharing seafood platter, unlimited starters, mains and desserts, as well as juniper bar.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (sparkling and house beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly). Noon-5pm. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).

A Saturday brunch with plenty of choice including international dishes and seafood specials.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs205 (house beverages), Dhs215 (premium beverages), Dhs75 (kids aged six to 12). Noon-3.30pm. Media Rotana, Barsha Heights (04 435 0000).

Chez Charles
The à la carte menu is solid, but the full buffet offering, and a few more brunches, would make the experience a true joie de brunch.
Dhs275 per person (house beverages). Sat 1pm-5pm. Building 11, d3, Ras Al Khor Road (04 512 2444).

El Sur
A Spanish-inspired brunch with tapas to start, a paella served to the table and sharing desserts.
Dhs265 (sparkling and house beverages), Dhs70 (kids aged 6-11). 12.30pm-3.30pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 7700).

Family-friendly brunch that exudes weekend fun and holiday vibes. The casual venue is a good fit for a lazy Saturday brunch.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house beverages) free (kids under 12). Sat noon-4pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).

Head to this chilled-out City Walk on a Saturday for a lazy lunch. The three-hour package involves meat, seafood and salads.
Dhs199 with unlimited food and drinks. 1pm-6pm. La Ville Hotel & Suites, Autograph Collection, City Walk, Al Safa Street (054 309 5948).

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).

La Cantine du Faubourg
A relaxed and elegant brunch at the chic restaurant with signature mains and desserts.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (house beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly). Sat noon-4pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 352 7105).

Enjoy unlimited hot and cold tapas, plus free-flowing Spanish mixed drinks every Saturday.
Dhs225 (house beverages). Sat 6pm-midnight. TRYP by Wyndham, Barsha Heights (04 247 6644).

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).

Nikki Beach Dubai
This world-famous beach club hosts La Vie en Rose every Saturday, with a pink theme, mixed drinks and a buffet with dishes including sushi.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (grape and hops), Dhs465 (grape, hops and shorts). Sat 1pm-4pm. Pearl Jumeira (04 376 6162).

This golf course restaurant serves up a roast dinner every Saturday from 12.30pm. Enjoy views of the championship course while enjoying dishes including roast lamb and even paella, as well as a range of desserts.
(04 390 5600).

Love lobster? Head to this cute Cape Cod-inspired eatery on the banks of the Creek for a special Saturday lobster bake. You’ll get a full lobster to share, plus a range of lobster dishes from mac ’n’ cheese to traditional lobster rolls, plus desserts.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4pm. The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai (04 602 1814).

Ronda Locatelli
Enjoy family time with a selection of Italian antipasti and mains while the little ones are entertained with pizza making sessions, mocktail making classes and painting.
Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs50 (kids aged four-11), free (kids under three). Sat 12:30pm-3:30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

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

Malibu meets Dubai every Saturday when the laid-back vibes of California come to life on the al fresco terrace at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Sit back and enjoy unlimited beverages along with avo-infused dishes and other delicacies from the Golden State, with gorgeous views over the water. Afterwards, enjoy a signature drink for just Dhs85 while watching the sun go down during the four-hour happy hour. Brunching beneath one of the world's most famous luxury hotels? It's an an experience that you'll never forget.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (house beverages), Dhs795 (bubbly). Every Saturday, 12.30pm-4pm. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

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).

Stars ’N’ Bars
Surfs Up Weekends are held every Friday and Saturday at this La Mer spot. Dig into all-American bites as well as drinks for three hours, at any time from noon until 6pm, all for just Dhs250.
Dhs250 (three-hours, house beverages). Fri & Sat noon-6pm. La Mer, Jumeirah 1 (04 349 9903).

The Irish Village
Our Pub of the Year has a Saturday brunch serving up unlimited starters and desserts with proper pub grub mains.
Sat 1pm-4pm. Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs95 (kids aged four-11). Garhoud (04 282 4750).

The Red Lion
This cavernous British pub just off Sheikh Zayed Road, is the reincarnation of one of Dubai’s oldest pubs. Every Saturday from 1pm until 4pm you can get a full English or a pub grub roast dinner for just Dhs179, including four drinks. Don’t be put off bringing the whole clan, either, this is a family-friendly offering.
Dhs179 (including four drinks). Sat 1pm-4pm. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 522 6145).

The World Eatery
Family-friendly brunch with cuisine from all over the world (as the name suggests).
Dhs315 (soft drinks), Dhs420 (house beverages), Dhs105 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Sat 12:30pm-3:30pm. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5656).

This Saturday brunch serves up a seafood buffet with lobster, shellfish, oysters, sushi and more, all freshly prepared by the hotel’s chefs and caught that very same day. The hotel’s chefs join fishermen on their early morning fishing excursion to carefully select the produce before preparing and serving later that day.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs125 (kids aged six-11), free (kids under five). Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 520 0000).

Via Veneto
This new lively Saturday family brunch takes place in the Cucina section of the restaurant and includes dishes from the communal table such as breads, cheeses, fruit, cereals, salads and more. You’ll also get a choice of main and a selection of desserts from the pastry trolley, plus a hot drink.
Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs55 (kids under 12). Sat 10am-2pm. Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 242 7882).

This chilled-out Mediterranean at Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai has a delightful beachside setting – and you’ll also get pool and beach access included.
Dhs375 (soft drinks), Dhs475 (house beverages), Dhs575 (sparkling). Fri & Sat 1.30pm-4.30pm. Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 248 8890).

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
Zero Gravity has long been one of Dubai’s top beach clubs and with its Friday Ritual party brunch, alongside its Supernatural Saturday brunch, there’s now a whole weekend of brunching action.
Dhs295 for ladies and Dhs345 for men on Fri 1pm-5pm. Dhs249 for ladies and Dhs299 for men on Sat noon-5pm. Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

Zhen Wei
Can’t get enough of dumplings? We’re with you on that. Every Saturday from noon until 3.30pm you’ll get three hours of unlimited dim sum, plus soup and a main course for just Dhs208 with soft drinks and Dhs308 with house beverages.
Dhs208 (soft drinks), Dhs308 (house beverages). Sat noon-3.30pm. Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai (04 556 6666).

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