Sumptuous Saturday Brunches
Dubai is famous for its all-you-can-eat Friday brunches, but restaurants are increasingly offering Saturday options that are every bit as good. Eat all day and stay till the sun does down at these four hotspots.
A round-up of top Saturday brunches in Dubai
Four of the best all-inclusive banquets
Beachcombers | All-day fun with the family
Very few child-friendly brunches are quite so idyllic as the one at Jumeriah Beach Hotel's Beachcombers restaurant. Set on the five-star hotel’s pristine white sands in front of the magnificent Burj Al Arab, Beachcombers combines the relaxed air of a Southeast Asian beach shack with the character of a high-end restaurant. A vibrant buffet menu of pan-Asian, Thai and Malaysian dishes is on offer, with the house specialties of fresh seafood and sizzling hot curries. While the adults relax and indulge, the children are looked after with their own buffet, play area, and entertainment. It’s no wonder crowds linger until the evening.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road
+971 4 366 5866
Ba Restaurant & Lounge | Laid-back luxury dining
A relatively recent phenomenon to sweep its way onto Dubai shores, Ba’s Yum Cha brunch is a hipster’s adaptation of the classic Chinese early-afternoon tea, with one important distinction: the copious quantities of dim sum are matched by traditional herbal brews. The offering from this eatery located at Fairmont The Palm features a selection of dim sum, fresh salads and hearty main courses, which can be ordered à la carte, and an excellent selection of refreshing beverages. However, the trump card is that the brunch price also offers full complimentary access to the Fairmont’s private beach and pool, so guests can upgrade a delicious meal into a full afternoon of relaxation.
Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 457 3338
Imperium | Dining with a side of jazz
Stepping through the heavy dark-wood doors and into the gleaming interiors of French brasserie Imperium is like stepping back to 18th-century France. The jewel in the crown of the opulent Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Imperium’s crystal chandeliers, polished marble floors, gilded columns and mirrored walls create the illusion of a never-ending grand dining hall, and make this a venue for the most special of occasions. Saturdays at Imperium are all about Jazz Brunch – a decadent affair celebrating all things swing, from the flavours of Creole, Cajun and Louisiana-inspired cuisine, to the sounds of soulful New Orleanian jazz numbers from the house band.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 453 0444
Mazina | All about variety
With face-painting, live cooking demonstrations, a bouncy castle, a Wii station and a raft of children’s entertainers on hand, the Saturday Family Brunch at Mazina at The Address Dubai Marina
The Address Dubai Marina
+971 4 888 3444
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