The best Friday brunches in Dubai

Start the weekend in Dubai with a brunch to remember
Dubai’s working week spans Sunday to Thursday, so Friday is the time to kick back and celebrate the start of the weekend. While Friday is traditionally the time to enjoy brunch in Dubai, the gastronomic tradition also extends to Saturdays, and often includes entertainment from roving magicians or acrobats. Here are five places to find an excellent brunch in Dubai.
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Family-friendly fare

Flow Kitchen

Family-friendly fare

Flow Kitchen

Comes with a side of entertainment

Treat your loved ones to a sumptuous experience they won’t forget. ‘The Ultimate Friday Brunch’ takes place from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at Fairmont The Palm, during which time you can enjoy a selection of healthy bites, Middle Eastern classics and delicious roasts from live cooking stations. Whether you’re craving pizzas, dim sum, kebabs or sushi, this brunch will satisfy every palate. Meanwhile the little ones can stay entertained with activities such as face painting, balloon twisting, and fun arts and crafts.

When: Brunch is held on Fridays, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Contact Details
Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 4 457 3457

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Multi-level extravaganza

The Westin

Multi-level extravaganza

The Westin

Take the posse out to brunch

This extraordinary extravaganza combines the culinary forces of the hotel’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. In 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.

When: Brunch is held on Fridays, 1pm-4pm
Contact Details
  The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
  +971 4 399 4141
3

A fine feast

The Ritz-Carlton DIFC

A fine feast

The Ritz-Carlton DIFC

When only the best will do

The city has a brunch to suit all tastes but we’re fans of Café Belge’s aptly-named ‘Grand Brunch’. Every Friday afternoon, the hotel’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 BBQ specialities. Adding to the feasting vibes is a live band that plays everything from pop classics to party favourites.

When: Brunch is held on Fridays, noon-4pm
Contact Details
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
  +971 4 372 2323

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4

As American as apple pie

Lock, Stock & Barrel

As American as apple pie

Lock, Stock & Barrel

Brunch with a Southern accent

Tucked within the Grand Millennium Hotel, Lock, Stock & Barrel specialises in mouth-watering fare from the southern US states – so it’s no surprise what is served during its popular wallet-friendly weekly brunch. 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.

When: Brunch is held on Fridays, 1pm-4pm
Contact Details
  Grand Millennium Hotel Dubai, Barsha Heights
  +971 4 514 9195

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