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Food & Drink

17 Budget brunches in Dubai

Thu, January 19, 2023

Explore Dubai's thriving brunch culture, ideal for foodies and families. Here are great brunch options for AED250 or less.

Explore Dubai's thriving brunch culture, ideal for foodies and families. Here are great brunch options for AED250 or less.


Live music and pies at Jazz@Pizza Express

Jazz Pizza Express Dubai

This family-friendly brunch is the perfect balance between great taste, exceptional service and value for money. With a regular line-up of live performances, you'll never have a dull moment. Tuck into signature favourites for AED199 per person on Friday evenings, while their Saturday lunch feasts cost around AED220. If you are looking for vegan and vegetarian options, there's plenty of choice too.


Turkish treats at Besh


A hit with foodie families in Dubai, Besh in Al Barsha serves up a traditional Turkish Saturday feast from just AED185 with delicious mezze starters, perfectly-marinated grilled meats and even metre-long pides with flavourful toppings. Everything is brought to the table, making it ideal for long, lazy lunches with your tribe. Afterwards, you can go shopping or while away the evening at Mall of the Emirates next door.


Good times at Muchachas Mexican Cantina

An all-time favourite, located close to Al Safa Park and Sheikh Zayed Road, Muchachas Mexican Cantina has a distinctly friendly vibe that keeps you coming back for more. Mexican chefs pull out all the stops with a menu of terrific tacos, guacamole, burritos and salads with plenty of zest. Prices for their Saturday brunch start at a very reasonable AED199 per person, making it an irresistible deal.

    Award-winning food at BB Social Dining

    Tacos from Akira Back at W Dubai
    A homegrown restaurant that has won hearts and appetites with its award-winning fare, BB Social Dining at Dubai International Financial Centre hosts a stylish must-try Saturday brunch from AED249 per person. Crafted around modern Eastern cuisine, there's plenty to enjoy, including cauliflower popcorn, lamb barbacoa and 'bang bang' baos. Trust us, you'll be back for more.

    Brunch with a twist at Maharaja Bhog

    Maharaja Bhog

    If you like Indian flavours and are open to trying something new, Maharaja Bhog in Karama is the place to be. The vegetarian restaurant is famous for its thali-dining concept that, much like a traditional Dubai brunch, sees unlimited servings on a plate...only their plates are extremely large. From curries to stir-fries, you can have your fill for the princely sum of AED53 per person.


    Rooftop sessions at Atelier M


    With a prime location on the rooftop of Pier 7 in Dubai Marina, Atetlier M lets you enjoy gorgeous views over the waters alongside a gourmet meal. Taking place every Saturday from 2pm, this brunch is ideal for those who'd like to dine a little later in the afternoon. The menu features a selection of signature dishes, including wagyu gyoza, truffle risotto and slow-cooked salmon – and at prices starting from AED199, you'll be more than satisfied.


    Mediterranean magic at Skafos


    Skafos is a breezy restaurant at Al Seef that presents a laidback Mediterranean lunch every Saturday from just AED195. Every dish hits all the right notes with plenty of choice, including fresh mezze, flavour-packed gyros and other favourites. Thanks to its location at Canopy by Hilton Dubai hotel, we recommend taking a seat outside on the terrace to enjoy enviable views of the Dubai Creek.


    Japanese delights at Ikigai

    Ikigai in Dubai

    With homegrown chef Reif Othman as the restaurant’s menu consultant, you can expect impressive Japanese delights. Ikigai's brunch every Saturday costs just AED199 per person for an irresistible three-course set menu with starters to share, a choice of mains and a dessert platter. Standouts include the shrimp pops, miso-grilled chicken, wagyu burger and wok-fried ramen.


    Go all-American at CLAW BBQ

    CLAW brunch Dubai

    Generous portions of comfort food classics will provide the fuel while a bucking bronco and live DJ will provide the entertainment at CLAW BBQ JBR's Saturday brunch, weekly from 12:30pm till 4pm. From fresh seafood to monster platters of meat and spicy chicken wings, plus lashing of freshly-made guacamole, you'll find hunger pangs satiated from just AED249 per person with The Pavilion at JBR's waterside views adding to the allure. 


    Have a chic picnic at Brasserie Boulud

    French Picnic at Brasserie Boulud

    Sign up for a family-friendly French-accented affair at celebrity chef Daniel Boulud's self-titled eatery at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk. This relaxed brunch comes complete with a traditional picnic hamper that's filled with freshly baked bread, artisanal salads, barbecued meats, plus patisserie as the grand finale. And from just AED195 per person, this sophisticated Michelin Bib Gourmand winner won't break the bank either.


    Enjoy the family-friendly 'Blunch' at Yalumba

    Yalumba Sunday Family Blunch Dubai
    From just AED225 per person, Yalumba's South Australian Sunday 'Blunch' guarantees fun for all ages. Adults will revel in the sheer variety of food displayed buffet-style, with everything from butter chicken to mixed grills, Far Eastern mains and sushi to pick from. Children meanwhile have an action-packed afternoon in store with face-painting, magic shows, slime stations, cupcake decorating, pizza-making and an outdoor play area.
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