Unlimited food, bottomless beverages and a mixture of entertainment to suit all - the weekend brunch is a sure fire way to enjoy an afternoon with friends and family. Here we highlight a few of the many to try.
Jean-Georges, the Four Season's Resort
This chic and minimal brunch spot has a luxe feel with an open style kitchen, flowing chandelier and stone surrounding with an open roof. The brunch consists of a set menu in which you can pick from a collection of appetizers and main course to your taste. Brunch is every Friday from 12:30 to 4pm and is starts at Dhs 325. Call 04-3436118.
Prime 68, JW Marriott Marquis
Above the city on the 68th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis, enjoy the lavish James Bonds style themed brunch. Suit and tie with a damsel at your arm, you’ll be ready for a satisfying menu, which includes Josper-grilled beef and bubbles concocted right at the table. Brunch is Fridays from 1-4pm and prices start at Dhs 495. Call 04-4143000.
Carnival Brunch, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
In the comfort of Sheraton’s gorgeous garden, this brunch brings the whole family together with a mix of relaxation and fun. It has all the festivities of a Carnival: games, clowns, magic and live entertainment for adults, while the whole family indulges on an array of delicious culinary selections. Afterwards continue your Friday with free pool and beach access. Priced at Dhs 225. Call 04-3153861.
The Marina Social
Enjoy a three hour ‘Share & Social’ brunch every Friday from 1-4pm. Instead of the traditional buffet, the Marina Social has an a la carte menu with few dishes, but more than enough for the Marina Social. The dishes are soulful and filling, no wonder it’s a Dubai favourite. Brunch starts at Dhs 275. Call 04-4466664.
Giardino’s, Palazzo Versace
Dubai luxury meets all expectations at Palazzo Versace. Now on Friday from 1-4pm explore an exquisite and diverse fine dining brunch at Giardino’s against an ambiance of the fashion locale. You can find Italian, Arabic, Indian and seafood cuisines with an al fresco dining option, live entertainment, and exciting cooking stations. Prices start at Dhs 390 per person. Call 04-5568840.
Imperium, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Every Friday enjoy a French themed Brasserie Style Brunch at the Imperium which offers classic dishes with true European class. The brunch consists of Terrines to the Carving Grill and assorted packages of your own choices of bubbles. Brunch is every Friday from 1-4pm. Classic brunch is priced at Dhs 350 or leap for the royal treatment with premium priced at Dhs 2,500. Call 04-4530444.
A La Turca, Rixos the Palm
A Turkish fine dining brunch experience, A La Turca takes classical and traditional Turkish cuisine and presents it to you elegantly as an open buffet. You can find all your Turkish favourites: dolma, kumpir, and pide set among live cooking stations and an array of beverages. End your Anatolian brunch with their baklava or Turkish Delights. Priced at Dhs 230 per person. Call 04-4575454.
Sass Café, Al Fattan Currency House
Sass Café’s brunch consists of luxury to the max gracing Dubai with an essence of the South of France. It’s an à la carte menu that offers dishes like linguine pasta with black truffle and risotto Milanese. Brunch is Saturdays from 12pm-5pm, but don’t worry, once brunch ends Sass comes alive with an in-house DJ. Brunch starts at Dhs 340. Call 04-3527722.
Ewaan, Palace Downtown
Try the 1001 flavours brunch on Fridays from 1-4:30pm offering you an equal array of choices suitable to the name. Located at one of the most pristine locations in all of Dubai with an unbeatable view of the Burj Khalifa, Ewaan also offers the healthier detox package for a healthier brunch priced at Dhs 345 per person. Call 04-8883444.
Blue Marlin Ibiza
The Blue Marlin Ibiza is a day to night joint sitting right on the beach. Now offering a unique brunch experience from 1-4pm it combines the relaxed vibes of the seaside with a set dining menu curated by esteemed chefs. Try the array of Mediterranean options, bbq, or sushi. Also, you have the choice of seating whether your preference is restaurant, beach or terrace. Prices range from Dhs 295-325. Call 056-1133400.
Ramusake Brunch, DoubleTree by Hilton
This brunch is anything but traditional. The London joint has a Japanese edge, providing an ambiance which combines 1920’s Tokyo and urban futuristic vibes. Rumasake is known for their unique fusion dishes and the brunch offers set menu to share consisting of five courses and three hours of flowing beverages from 1-4pm. Priced at 355 per person. Call 04-5595300.
Aji, The Palm Jumeirah
Serving the incredibly unique Nikkei cuisine which crosses between Peruvian and Japanese flavours, Aji serves the Inti Raymi Brunch every Friday from 12-4pm to transport back in time to the Incas. The Brunch celebrates the ‘Festival of the Sun’ which includes an array of Gyoza, unlimited sushi, and a dessert platter. Starting at Dhs 375. Call 04-5520244.
Fumé is another great brunch spot for the kids. A go to spot for families because the kids buffet is just Dhs 30 and a Dubai family favourite as you’ll see with the influx of strollers and toddlers. But don’t worry parents, Fumé has a fantastic view of the Dubai Marina, so while the kids are having a go at the buffet, you can relax and enjoy the views. Brunch is priced at Dhs 199 on Fridays from 12-4pm. Call 04-4215669.
Bread Street Kitchen, The Palm Atlantis
Internationally renowned chef, Gordon Ramsay’s brunch on the Palm is a relaxed occasion for the whole family. Taste true British food and drink, and parents take a breather while the kids engage the various activities including mocktail station and a junior chef experience. Family brunch is Friday from 12:30-4pm. Priced at Dhs 240 and Dhs 105 for kids. Call 04-4262000.
Alpine Brunch, Publique
Escape to the cozy, rustic ambiance of a mountain lodge complete with a fireplace, wooden bar, and terrace. This Alpine, après ski experience is full of all your European favourites including Raclette Toi, Pierrade, and especially the hot smoky cheesy goodness of Fondue Savoyarde. Afterwards enjoy the sunset with happy hour drinks for just Dhs 29. Call 04-4308550
The Warehouse, Le Méridien Dubai
The environment of The Warehouse is exactly what you would want from a Friday brunch. ‘The Hive’ Friday Brunch is an award-winning dining experience. With an all-you-can-eat option and live music, sit in the gardens, terrace or just chill in the indoor ambiance. Brunch is priced at Dhs 279. Call 04-7022455.
Located in the heart of DIFC, the Zuma brunch captures Japanese izakaya dining with unique twists in an elegant setting. Be sure to dress up to this chic affair as you explore Japanese favourites and light desserts. Brunch runs each Friday from 12:30-4pm.Priced at Dhs 473. Call 04-4255660.
Q43, Media One Hotel
High above on the 43rd floor of the Media One Hotel, take a different approach to brunch at the New York loft inspired spot. Q43 says its brunch will let you ‘lie in’, so there’s absolutely no rush here. Enjoy a three-course meal at your table and then linger for an amazing sunset view. This unique brunch lasts from 7-10pm and prices start at Dhs 269. Call 04-4435403.
Bubbalicious, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
This grand buffet of a Brunch is one to experience at least once. It mirrors a marketplace more than a brunch as it spans over 10 live cooking stations, provides lively and interactive activities, and did we mention, endless bubbles? The free flow brunch is priced at Dhs 720. Call 04-5117373.