Sumptuous food, relaxed atmosphere, stunning settings, good company; brunch is a way of life in Dubai. It is a great way to enjoy quality time with friends and family while watching the little ones indulge and have fun. Either you want to eat a belly full, or just want to get into the party spirit, there are a host of brunch options in town, and here’s the roundup of some of the brunches we are falling for this season.
1906 Brunch At Stoke House
Located on Trump International Golf Club’s expansive grounds, Stoke House brings to life a unique South Asian street-style dining experience, the 1906 brunch. It features a range of house favourites inspired from different cities in India, serving their most delicious flavours to indulge in. Sway through the evening into the weekend with a live DJ playing great tunes. Every Thursday from 7.06pm (or 19.06 - see what they did there?) to 10.06pm. Packages start at Dhs 190.
Brunch Aaj Kal At Bar Baar
Located in Majestic City Retreat Hotel, Mankhool, Bar Baar’s new Friday ‘Brunch Aaj Kal’ is a new family party junction by the pool side for food lovers. It offers a wide spread of multiple Indian, Chinese, Italian and Arabic cuisines. Expect to dig into mouth watering pani puri, pav bhajiya, Irani kheema to Chinese drums of heaven, Shanghai prawns, vegetable manchurian and Italian wood fired pizza, pastas and a range of Arabic kebabs. There are exclusive beverages and dessert stations alongside a ton of entertainment options for everyone from kids to grandparents. Packages start at Dhs 99 with soft drinks. Every Friday from noon to 4pm.
BOHO Friday Brunch
The new casual dining eatery at Studio One Hotel in Studio City offers an array of tempting kebabs, and other dishes which are a tempting spin on the various Middle Eastern and Indian food dishes. Sample the wide range of finger licking food at BOHO at their brunch every Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. A live band entertains guests with a lively performance. Packages start at Dhs 149.
CÉ LA VI’s Brunch On 54
Contemporary and luxury Asian dining restaurant CÉ LA VI (translates to This Is Life) has opened its 6th global venue on the 54th floor of the new Address Sky View Hotel in Downtown Dubai boasting spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa and World Islands. Every Friday, CÉ LA VI’s Brunch On 54 offers exceptional cuisine through a delectable set menu complete with selection of house beverages and world class entertainment available from 1pm to 4pm for Dhs 495.
Late Brunch Thursdays At Great British Restaurant, Dukes The Palm
End the week well with the Great British Restaurant’s Late Brunch! From 6.30pm onwards, a scrumptious international buffet featuring plates from all over the globe and the best of British cuisine is laid on, along side the musical treat of a groovy live band. Packages start at Dhs 250 including house beverages. Every Thursday from 6.30pm to 10pm.
Gaucho Friday Brunch
Friday brunch at the Argentinian restaurant, Gaucho in DIFC offers not one, but two fantastic offers with their Double Brunch Friday. Party goers can choose from the noon to 3.30pm or 8pm to 11.30pm sittings, with packages starting from Dhs 390. Day brunchers will be entertained by the talented Colombian singer and musician, Norby Ramirez Muñoz.
Friday Brunch At Fusion Restaurant, Ghaya Grand Hotel Dubai
The Friday Brunch at Fusion Restaurant in Ghaya Grand Hotel in Dubai Production City (IMPZ), is a multi-cuisine feast, bringing together an array of cuisines from all around the world at just Dhs 149. Tuck into a laid back long brunch with live cooking stations and extensive international buffet featuring an endless spread of desserts, salads, meat roasts, Indian and Arabic food and a variety of Asian and Italian delights including pastas, sushi, sashimi, stir fry and noodles in a buzzing open kitchen setting. Every Friday from 10am to 6pm. Pool access available.
Dim Sum Fridays At Hakkasan Dubai
Dim Sum Fridays at the Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan in Atlantis The Palm is a fantastic new brunch offering different from usual brunches with its ‘anti-waste’ motto. Not only does this mean that diners can sample signature Hakkasan dishes at a steal of a price, they also needn’t feel guilty about the usual excess and waste associated with Friday brunch. Priced at Dhs 58 for a basket of steamed, fried and baked dim sum, diners can decide for themselves how much, or how little they’d like to eat with this à la carte experience. When one considers that approximately a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, this innovative lunch concept is all the more enticing.
Hitchki Weekend Brunch
The quirky Bollywood inspired Indian restaurant in Al Barsha hosts a brunch every Friday, and it features delicious fusion foods, heaving music and party vibes continue to ramp up throughout the evening. From inventive street food dishes, to interesting twists on international food, traditional dishes and a wide range of beverages, the extensive brunch menu leaves you wanting more. Dance the afternoon away alongside digging your forks into some interesting unusual food. Packages start at Dhs 199. Every Friday from noon to 5pm.
Don’t Mess With Mamma Friday Brunch At La Cucina
Pull up a chair at Mamma’s table and dive into a hearty feast of traditional sharing antipasti, primi e dolci and free flowing drinks with friends and family at the newly opened traditional Italian restaurant La Cucina at Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah. With live entertainment, beach side views and a rustic Italian setting, it’s sure to be a rocking afternoon. Packages start at Dhs 285. Every Friday, from Dhs 12.30pm to 4pm.
Bangkok Street Brunch At Mango Tree Thai Bistro
The Friday brunch at Mango Tree Thai Bistro in JBR serves food normally found on the bustling streets of Thailand. From authentic satay chicken with peanut sauce, crispy wok fried chicken with cashew nut and the famous green chicken curry to mini mango sticky rice, red ruby water chestnuts topped with coconut Ice-cream and chatuchak street style ice-cream, brunch goers will have a 360 degree tour of Bangkok flavours complete with a vibrant ambience. Packages start at Dhs 169. Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm.
Masti Elephant Bath Weekend Brunch
The casual dining Indian restaurant Masti’s all-weekend brunch called, Elephant Bath features tempting fusion food, fun drinks, and live entertainment in an uber-cool indoor and al fresco setting. The brunch menu has all the favourites from the menu, with new delicious and fun additions, such as smokey chipotle paneer tikka, vada bao, charcoal roasted chicken tikka, beef pepper fry, beef tenderloin and choco lotus delight to name a few. Every Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 6pm. Packages start at Dhs 250.
Magia Italiana Weekend Brunch At Don Corleone, Metropolitan Hotel
A cosy weekend lunch at Don Corleone with a 4 course set menu selection, for those craving hearty Italian cuisine. Offering a traditional menu, that is a true interpretation of the chef, a revived dream of Italian cuisine going outside the schemes to offer something different. Every Friday and Saturday noon to 4pm. Packages start at Dhs 160 with buy one get one offer.
The Bench Brunch At Rove Hotels
Get stuck into an unlimited buffet complete with hot and cold plates, just-baked pastries, a selection of cheeses, assorted cereals, fresh fruit and juices, as well as choice of main dishes from the kitchen every Friday at all Rove Hotels. No breakfast is complete without an aromatic coffee from The Daily’s expert barista, so make sure you grab your cuppa. Every Friday from 11am to 3.30pm. Packages start at Dhs 99.
Tokyo Brunch At Taikun
Every Friday, Taikun, an urban Asian restaurant and bar transforms into Japan’s iconic capital. Tokyo Brunch features Japanese street food, yakitori, bottomless sushi bar, kawaii waffle popsicles, drinks, a shots fountain, all complete with a live DJ and drinking shots. Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm. Packages start at Dhs 255.
The Bungalow Drunch On The Deck
The Friday brunch at Dubai’s new seaside hangout restaurant The Bungalow in La Mer is the place to get your essential dose of Vitamin D on weekends. With packages starting from Dhs 199, you can order unlimited surf platters and selected soft drinks. You’ll have plenty to sing and dance about thanks to a live set from the ever-entertaining Big Mouth Band. Every Friday from 5pm to 8pm.
The QE2 Brunch
The QE2 Brunch offers a myriad of world-cuisines with a selection of nearly 200 freshly prepared dishes on the extensive buffet. From classic British roasts, Indian delicacies, Asian flavours and fresh seafood counters to live cooking stations, artisan cheese platters, delicious salads and an unparalleled dessert selection - the QE2 Brunch is the feast of all feasts! Children will enjoy the dedicated playroom that takes over the entire Queens Room ballroom - complete with bouncy castles, interactive games and a dedicated children’s buffet. Packages start at
Dhs 225. Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm.
The Warehouse Brunch
Located at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre, Warehouse brunch is bigger and better than ever. A great Friday afternoon of endless eats comprising of international cuisines, free-flowing beverages, awesome entertainment and live music by Dusty Notes band and their resident DJ. Every Friday, from 1pm to 5pm. Packages start at Dhs 199, all inclusive.
Urban Brunch At Urban Bar And Kitchen (UBK), JLT
The Urban Brunch is back at UBK in JLT with its buzzing al fresco setting. The famous terrace BBQ followed by mouth-watering desserts will be satisfying appetites, all accompanied with a wide choice of beverages. With entertainment featuring live music, plus darts boards, foosball and pool tables, not forgetting the one and only PlayStation booth in the city. There really is something for everyone at this popular JLT hotspot. Packages start at Dhs 149. Every Friday, from 1pm to 4pm.
Via Del Matto Brunch
The Via Del Matto brunch at Matto in The Oberoi, Business Bay is a sing and dancing fun brunch to try. Make your way to Matto’s roaring wood-fired pizza oven and dance over to the live pasta station for that crazy Italian break. The brunch offers the aperitivo bar loaded with fresh Mediterranean salads, cold cuts, cheese, a selection of olives, and traditional cold starters, wood-fired pizzas and the pasta and risotto selections. Choose from Matto’s famous burger, Mediterranean tuna steak, grilled jumbo prawns and desserts. Packages start at Dhs 180. Every Friday from noon to 4pm.
Arriba Arriba Brunch At ZOCO, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City
Every Friday, join the Mexican fiesta as this family-friendly brunch serves up an authentic Mexican spread. Enjoy live cooking stations, a variety of Mexican delicacies, an array of delectable desserts, refreshing drinks and lots more. Packages start at Dhs 225. Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm.