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Food & Drink

Must-try Friday brunches in Dubai

Mon, June 21, 2021

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

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

1

Bubbalicious at The Westin Dubai

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, with plenty of live cooking stations that serve up new signatures on the spot. Coupled with a trendy atmosphere and great music, and you’ve got the ingredients for an unforgettable weekend.
2

Friday feasts at Traiteur

An award-winning brunch, Traiteur at Park Hyatt Dubai presents a curated selection of the restaurant's best of the best. This is a brunch that's worth dressing up for thanks to a chic setting and sunny vibes. Settle in for an afternoon of elegance, complemented by slick service and delectable fare. Dishes are brought to the table with generous seafood and meat platters, and refined desserts. If you've got friends or family visiting, this is the brunch to take them to.

3

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 a 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. You'll be kept entertained all through the afternoon by resident DJs, making it a truly unforgettable experience.
4

Osara brunch at Zuma

This fine dining favourite at Dubai International Financial Centre presents a legendary brunch 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 butter.

5

Dare to Brunch at STK

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This brunch is so good, they host it twice. That's right – every Friday, STK at Dubai Marina pulls out all the stops for a three-course meal to remember from 1pm to 4pm, and then again from 8pm to 11pm. The trendy venue stands out for its refined setting, live entertainment, warm service and signature flavours. Try the creamy burrata to start, followed by prime steaks, roasted salmon or vegetarian butternut pasta, and end with the superb crème brûlée or decadent chocolate mousse.

6

Brunch Refined at 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 three-course 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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Big Rainbow Brunch at 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, combining the best of 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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Friday brunch at 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 'brunchology'. Expect a fun Friday 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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