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The best Friday brunches in Dubai

Mon, August 24, 2020

The Friday brunch is something of an institution in Dubai, as residents and visitors start off the weekend with some classic gastronomic indulgence.

The Friday brunch is something of an institution in Dubai, as residents and visitors start off the weekend with some classic gastronomic indulgence.


Unlimited bites at Bubbalicious

This extraordinary extravaganza combines the culinary forces of The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort's three restaurants – Baba, Sui Mui, and Mina's Kitchen – to create a multi-level offering that includes everything from sushi and sashimi to curries and seafood from 1pm to 4pm. This brunch has more than 10 live cooking stations, which serve up new signatures that are are prepared fresh on the spot. Coupled with a trendy atmosphere and great music, and you’ve got the ingredients for an unforgettable weekend in Dubai.

Fine feasts at Café Belge

The city has a brunch to suit all tastes but we’re fans of Café Belge’s aptly-named Grand Brunch. Every Friday afternoon from 1pm to 5pm, The Ritz-Carlton's signature restaurant pulls out all the stops to treat visitors to the golden era of 1920s Brussels. There are 17 different food stations to choose from, including ones dedicated to oysters, foie gras, mussels and grilled specialities. Adding to the feasting vibes is a live band that plays everything from pop classics to party favourites.

Join the party at COYA

Fridays are for brunching, and there's no better place than Coya Dubai for a stylish start to the weekend, complete with delicious Peruvian cuisine and vibrant setting. The brunch serves a wide range of dishes from guacamole, ceviche and oysters, to fusion maki rolls and tacos, while you can choose from several standout dishes for your mains. Taking place from 12.30pm all the way till 4pm, you are kept entertained throughout by resident DJs, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

Chill out at Flow Kitchen

Plan a visit to Flow Kitchen to enjoy delectable fare from the Middle East, Asia and the Mediterranean. The Friday brunch here is the ideal family-friendly occasion, with fun activities for the little ones. Face painting, balloon twisting, arts, crafts and a magic show are all on offer to keep the kids entertained. A special buffet will also be provided for the children with a focus on more healthy and homemade options.

Southern treats at Lock, Stock & Barrel

Tucked within the Grand Millennium Hotel, Lock, Stock & Barrel specialises in comfort food from the southern US states – so it’s no surprise what is served during its popular brunch on Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. Start with bayou popcorn shrimp, mac ‘n’ cheese balls and buffalo wings before moving on to Black Angus beef sliders, grilled flatbreads and fish and chips. Make it a sweet finish with cheesecake, brownies, ice-cream and beignets – a type of square doughnut that’s famous in New Orleans.

Arabian hospitality at Al Qasr

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An award-winning Friday brunch, Al Qasr in Madinat Jumeirah serves sumptuous delicacies from the Hide, Al Hambra and Arboretum. From freshly barbecued Wagyu burgers to delicious desserts, you can get a truly authentic Dubai experience while enjoying an array of dishes from various cooking stations, accompanied by live entertainment to keep the tempo going. The brunch takes place every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm, so get ready for an afternoon to remember.

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