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Food & Drink

Discover Dubai's celebrated brunches

Wed, February 2, 2022

With a wide range of menus and cuisines, you're never far from a brilliant brunch in Dubai.

With a wide range of menus and cuisines, you're never far from a brilliant brunch in Dubai.

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Traiteur

An award-winning brunch, Traiteur serves up refined cuisine in an exquisite setting. Spread across the pretty French restaurant Brasserie du Park and Cape Cod-inspired NOÉPE eatery at Park Hyatt Dubai, it's an unbeatable al fresco dining experience. Highlights include the seafood on ice – think fresh oysters, crabs legs, lobster, scallops and caviar – which perfectly sets the tone for the many delicacies to come. This is a weekend indulgence that satisfies all gourmands.

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COYA

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One of Dubai's most exciting dining venues, COYA also hosts an exceptional brunch every Saturday – think Latin American flavours and a happening atmosphere that beats every expectation. A fully-seated experience, guests can relax as they wait for tantalising ceviche and dishes like arroz nikkei to be brought to them. Have any brunch-time requests? The team are ready and waiting to oblige.
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Bubbalicious

There’s a reason that Bubbalicious at The Westin sells out Saturday after Saturday. This extraordinary global feast combines the culinary forces of three of the hotel's best restaurants – Baba, Mina's Kitchen and Sui Mui – to create a multi-room offering. Take your time as there are many live cooking stations to explore, with everything from perfectly-grilled steaks to Asian stir-fry, roasts, seafood and more. Come hungry.

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Fogo de Chão

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Meat lovers will love the weekend brunch at this Brazilian restaurant in Downtown Dubai. The signature churrasco experience includes unlimited premium cuts of meat, carved directly at your table. You'll have a selection of prime beef, marinated chicken, mixed sausages, seasoned lamb, seafood and even sugar-glazed pineapple to choose from. Cooked in the traditional gaucho style over sizzling flames, this feast also delivers high-energy entertainment. It's an action-packed start to your weekend.

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The MAINE

A favourite with Dubai's fashionistas, The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill presents a foodie feast every Saturday. The menu is extensive, with everything from Wagyu beef tataki to hamachi ceviche, before moving on to your choice of mains. While the herb-crusted lamb chops are a delight, the kitchen seems to excel when it comes to seafood (the lobster tail and fish tacos are worth the trip alone). With seating arranged on the terrace and lawns, the ambience is chic and breezy – much like the food itself.

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Nobu

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Get ready for an exclusive gastronomic journey with Nobu. Every Saturday, this unique experience brings together a selection of signature dishes, including the melt-in-the-mouth black cod miso, superb chicken and avocado tacos, and popular yellow tail sashimi with jalapeno. The service here really is exemplary, ensuring that everyone has a good time. Save room for dessert so you can enjoy the famed mochi ice cream and Nobu cheesecake.

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La Carnita

A popular destination for the city's cool crowd, this Mexican restaurant serves a great Saturday brunch, complete with lively entertainment. With something to satisfy everyone – from vegans to meat lovers – you can choose starters such as guacamole and spicy wings. Then, take your pick of taco mains, including beef chorizo, achiote chicken, spiced sweet potato and more, before ending on a sweet note with fresh churros.

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Benjarong

If you’re searching for East Asian cuisine in a luxury setting, you’ll think you’ve struck gold at this foodie hotspot. Located at Dusit Thani Dubai, Benjarong combines an award-winning Thai experience with striking urban panoramas. Brunch is a shining staple with a menu of irresistible treats, including perfectly-prepared seafood and creamy curries. The service is superb too, ensuring that everyone has a good time and leaves more than satisfied.

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CÉ LA VI

While only on the scene since 2020, CÉ LA VI has managed to elevate dining in Dubai. The restaurant's popular Saturday brunch features a set menu inspired by international flavours – the dishes are not only delicious but generous, with your meal accompanied by vibrant beats and friendly service. The terrace is the place to be, presenting sweeping views of the city's photographic skyline from every table.

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STK Dubai

One of the city's most popular brunches, STK at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) has carved out a fine reputation thanks to several key ingredients. There's live entertainment complete with acrobats and musicians, a menu of signature favourites with something for all tastes (including vegetarians), and a party atmosphere that's simply electric. Best of all? They host the brunch twice every Saturday – in the afternoon and at night – so you won't have an excuse to miss out.
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Asia Asia

With a hip soundtrack and vistas of Dubai Marina's waterways and high-rises aplenty, the views and vibes at Asia Asia are always a treat. Located at Pier 7 – the neighbourhood's favourite dining destination – the restaurant pulls out all the stops every Saturday afternoon for their take on brunch. Themed around the famed Spice Route, there's a four-course menu of classics to enjoy, including flavour-packed sushi and dim sum. See you there!

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Bla Bla Dubai

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There are so many ways to 'brunch' in Dubai that visitors are spoilt for choice but, during the warm winter months, many want to combine feasting with soaking in the sun. Bla Bla by the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residences is a weekend hotspot, hosting a sunshine-filled Saturday brunch with a menu of Italian and Japanese dishes served straight to your sun lounger. It's definitely one to enjoy with your closest friends.

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Zuma

This fine dining favourite at Dubai International Financial Centre presents a legendary brunch on Fridays and Saturdays that is booked up weeks in advance. Reserve early and you'll be rewarded with a sophisticated Japanese feast as the head chef prepares the perfect tasting menu for the whole table. Think scallops with pickled umeboshi, sushi platters and grilled wagyu for starters, before moving on to moreish mains such as miso-marinated black cod and roasted lobster with shiso ponzu

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Akira Back

A sparkling choice for bites and vibes, Akira Back at W Dubai - The Palm has teamed up with global events brand Candypants to present an afternoon to remember. Admire sea views from this rooftop hotspot as you dine on a menu of bestselling dishes, including the famed tuna pizza, AB tacos, signature rolls, black cod, grilled salmon and more. The desserts are impressive too, with butter mochi and a mousse-like yuzu citrus with sable crumble and strawberry gelato.

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BB Social Dining

One of the city's most talked about restaurants knows how to do brunch right. Expect signature bites, Asian-inspired baos, and melt-in-your-mouth barbecued specialities that represent the best in Eastern cuisine, which combines flavours from Pan Asia and the Middle East. Best of all? The brunch is wallet-friendly too with a price tag of just AED299 including drinks – one of the many reasons why BB has remained a community favourite for years, and is likely to be for years to come.
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Yalumba

One of the city's long-standing brunch spots, Yalumba at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre still manages to impress with their playful take on brunch. Expect a fun afternoon filled with live music and entertainment, as well as a packed menu of delicious international specialities that incorporates flavours from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and beyond. This brunch is ideal if you're keen on an upbeat weekend feast with friends.

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Fi'lia

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One of Dubai's most talked about restaurants, Fi'lia boasts a fully female-led team. Located on the 70th floor of the SLS Dubai Hotel in Business Bay, the skyline views from here are always worth talking about. On Saturdays, the terrace fills up with an enthusiastic brunch crowd, eager to sample Italian signatures in the sunshine. Expect all the classics, including fresh-from-the-oven pizzas, crispy arancini and fresh cannoli for desserts.
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SHI

SHI restaurant at Bluewaters

SHI at Bluewaters Island combines the best in Chinese and Pan-Asian cuisine with picture-perfect skyline views to present a luxury brunch experience. Taking place every Saturday, the three-course set menu delights with indulgent choices such as duck bao buns,crispy softshell crabwok-tossed lobster and much, much more. You'll also want to save room for creative desserts such as the taro crème brûlée and traditional mochi ice cream.

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