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Food & Drink

Discover 20 of Dubai's most celebrated brunches

Thu, January 19, 2023

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.



Cuisine from The Traiteur Brunch in Dubai

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 alfresco dining experience that happens every Saturday, with prices starting at AED495 per person. 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.



Dishes from COYA Dubai
One of Dubai's most exciting dining venues, COYA also hosts an exceptional brunch every Saturday from 12:30 to 4pm – think Latin-American flavours and a happening atmosphere that beats every expectation. A fully-seated experience, guests can relax as they wait for a selection of starters like tantalising ceviche and their choice of a main dish like arroz nikkei (Chilean sea bass on lime rice) to be brought to them. Prices start at AED409 per person, with a dessert platter finishing off proceedings on a sweet note.


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There’s a reason that Bubbalicious at The Westin Mina Seyahi sells out every week. 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 every Saturday from AED450. 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. And, if you're looking for a more family-friendly offering, then the Bubbalicious Sunday Roast from AED295 adds in children's entertainment too.


Fogo de Chão

Churrasco from Fogo de Chão in Dubai

Meat lovers will be dazzled by the weekend brunch at this Brazilian restaurant in Downtown Dubai. The signature churrasco experience, which starts at AED359, 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.


The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill


A favourite with Dubai's fashionistas, The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill presents a sharing-style foodie feast every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm till 4pm for AED440 per person. The menu is extensive, with everything from oysters and 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 excels when it comes to seafood (the garlic mussels and rosemary prawns 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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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 yellowtail 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.


La Carnita

Family eating at Nobu Dubai

A popular destination for the city's cool crowd, this Mexican restaurant serves a great Saturday brunch from AED199 per person, complete with lively entertainment. With something to satisfy everyone – from vegans to meat lovers, you get three starters – guacamole, a Cali salad and spicy wings. Then, take your pick of two tacos, including beef chorizo, achiote chicken, spiced sweet potato and more, before moving onto your choice of main and end with fresh churros. One for those looking for an upbeat scene.



Mexican food from La Carnita in Dubai

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, which starts at AED220 per person and is served to the table from 12:30pm till 4pm, 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 leaves more than satisfied.



East Asian cuisine from Benjarong in Dubai

CÉ LA VI has managed to elevate dining both literally and figuratively and there's no better way to sample its signature dishes than via Brunch on 54. The restaurant's popular Saturday feast features a set menu from AED390 per person, inspired by international flavours – the dishes are not only delicious but generous, with your meal accompanied by vibrant, live beats and friendly service. The terrace is the place to be, presenting sweeping views of the city's photogenic skyline from every table.



Sexophonist performing at CÉ LA VI in 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 their Dare to Brunch, which starts at AED350 per person, twice every Saturday – in the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm and at night from 8pm till 11pm – so you won't have an excuse to miss out. 

Asia Asia

Mini burger from DTK JBR in Dubai

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, which costs from AED400 per person. Themed around the famed Spice Route, there's a four-course menu of classics to enjoy, including flavour-packed sushi and dim sum.


Bla Bla

Dishes from Asia Asia in Dubai

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 Residence is an adult-only weekend hotspot, hosting a sunshine-filled Saturday brunch, from AED250, with a menu of Italian and Japanese dishes served straight to your sun lounger. It's definitely one to enjoy with your closest friends.




This fine dining favourite at Dubai International Financial Centre presents a legendary Baikingu brunch on 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, from AED595 per person. Think scallops with pickled umeboshi, sushi platters and grilled wagyu for starters, before moving onto your choice of mains such as miso-marinated black cod and roasted lobster with shiso ponzu.


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 a lively Saturday afternoon to remember, from AED399 per person. 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.


BB Social Dining

Tacos from Akira Back at W Dubai
One of the city's most talked about restaurants knows how to do brunch right. Expect signature bites, Asian-inspired bowls, 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.


Hotpot from BB Social Dining in Dubai

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 Sunday family 'Blunch' from AED225 per person. Expect magicians, face-painting, an outdoor play area plus plenty more fun for little ones, as well as a packed menu of delicious international specialities that incorporates flavours from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and beyond.



Dishes from Yalumba at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel
Located on the 70th floor of the SLS Dubai Hotel in Business Bay, the skyline views from Fi'lia 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 from this recipient of Michelin's Bib Gourmand, including fresh-from-the-oven pizzas, crispy arancini and fresh cannoli for dessert, with prices starting at AED250 per person.


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 crab, wok-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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Jumeirah Al Qasr

 Al Qasr in Dubai
If you're looking for the ultimate indulgence then Jumeirah Al Qasr's Vintage Brunch, set across Arboretum and The Hide restaurants, with live stations to satiate every craving and abundant buffets that tick off every cuisine, will be just the ticket. Priced from AED450, you get from 1pm till 4pm to explore options from fresh seafood counters and cheese boards to beef Wellington and Peking duck, while live music adds to the atmosphere. The picturesque setting, on the Madinat Jumeirah's meandering, abra-filled waterways, ensures you're getting the full Dubai experience.

Hell's Kitchen

Hells Kitchen Restaurant Dubai

Are you cheering for the Blue team or the Red one? Luckily at this British-themed Saturday brunch helmed by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, you don't need to pick a side as you savour salads, seafood and breakfast delicacies from the counter, before being served an array of starters and your choice of main – we suggest the signature steak – to your table. Dessert and cheese counters delight, with chocolate fountains attracting old and young alike. Priced from AED350 per person, if you stay till the end you might be enlisted into the ice cream sundae making competition, with prizes – and big cheers – for the winner.

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